Spoiler Alert!!!



This “bonus fiction supplement” is imagined as a mordant poem penned by Charles Cooper in 1763, after the action of If Two Are Dead is concluded, and before that of Exquisite Folly is begun. It reveals something of Cooper’s odd, inventive, and intransigent character, but adds no new information essential to understanding the plots of either If Two Are Dead or Exquisite Folly.


Readers who have not completed If Two Are Dead are cautioned, however, that this item names the villain and reiterates the upshot of the story!