Constable Wilkins is the local Constable in Cadblister Parva. He is a man of some shrewdness, though he isn’t exactly bright. You, reader, are invited to ask him anything about the mystery that you do not know, do not understand, or have forgotten and do not wish to go back through the text to re-discover.
Please note that Constable Wilkins can only tell you what he knows, and what he feels he can tell you- he is, after all, involved in the murder investigation. If you ask him who killed Lord Cadblister, he may give you his (probably incorrect) views, or he may clam up.
What Constable Wilkins is really useful for is Local Knowledge. Don’t remember who Lady Belinda is? Ask Constable Wilkins. Want some of the gossip about someone from Cadblister Parva? Ask Constable Wilkins.
But please, dear reader, remember one thing: Constable Wilkins has Views on almost everyone and everything in Cadblister Parva, and his biases will infect his answers. Don’t, please, mistake his opinions for solid fact.
I do encourage readers to ask him questions. This is by way of being an experiment, as I am curious to see if it is feasible to offer an interactive component of this type in a Serial Mystery Novelette.
Ask questions in the Comments section below. If you for any reason cannot use the Comments section, contact me on Twitter (where I am known by the nom de guerre of @AthertonMe) and tell me about the trouble so I can fix it!