As they filed in, everyone curtsied to the Duchess as though she were royalty herself. She did nothing to dissaude the formality. She and the Duke were world-class freeloaders, living off the Baker's largesse at Viking Cove every year. They expected to be wined and dined during their stay and this particular party became synonymous with the end of the good life in Oyster Bay, though the parties went on.
In fact, the Duchess threw a well-attended party the day after the murder, more like witness prep, where she explained that when they were all questioned by the police, as they soon would be, they were to say "Bill and Ann Woodward were an ideally-suited couple." This curt sentence hides but does not obscure the truth - Billy and Ann had a volcanic relationship characterized by beatings and the occasional public spectacle on both sides. "They seemed to spur each other on," said one of their friends.
Ann Woodward was not charged in the murder and, like the movie "Madam X" with Lana Turner, she was stripped of her children by her rich mother-in-law who paid her off to go away.
That night at their home "The Playhouse" Billy confronted Ann with the information from her past - she had been married before and NEVER properly divorced. Later, she mistakes hubby for a prowler, shoots him dead.
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