Patrick arrives home to tell Mary the bad news. A quote of this is "listen I have got something to tell you."
This is when Mary goes down to the cellar. A quote to support this is "Everything was automatic now-down the steps to the cellar, the light switch, the deep freeze, the hand inside the cabinets taking hold of the first object is met. She lifted it out, and looked at it, it was wrapped in paper, so she took off the paper and looked t it again."
Mary is hitting her husband over the head with a drumstick. A quote to support this is "At that point, Mary Maloney simply walked up behind him and without any pause, she swung the big frozen leg of lamb in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head.
Mary went to the supermarket. A quote to support this is "It wasn't 6 o'clock yet and the lights were still on in the grocery shop.
Mary came home and put on an act that she did not do anything to her husband. A quote to support this is "She put the parcel down on the table and went through into the living room and when she saw him lying there on the floor with his legs doubled up and one arm twisted back underneath his body, it really was rather a shock."
This is after the policeman are done with there job and mary invites them to eat the dinner for her and her husband. A quote for this is “Here you all are, and good friends of dear Patrick’s too and helping to catch the man who killed him. You must be terribly hungry by now because it's long past your supper time, and I know Patrick will never forgive me, God bless his soul, if I allowed you to remain is his hose without offering you decent hospitality. Why don’t you eat up that lamb that's in the oven? It will be cooked right by now.”