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Framed! Solve an Intriguing Mystery and Master How to Make Smart Choices by Dr. Hari Singh

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8

Murder or Suicide? You Decide

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all.

—Wolfgang Goethe

When we drove back from the Ameritech office, Phil was in a talkative mood.

“In the police academy, I had a teacher who trained us to look at a case from different angles. Make sure we ask probing questions. Consider all possible alternatives. I’ve found this strategy to be very useful for conducting an investigation. We have to try to reframe the case and actively look for new information. A new insight or some little known fact might change our entire frame of thinking. Professor Armstrong is right: The name of the game is the frame.”

Phil always looked for some hidden pattern or an underlying motive when ...

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