In “The Black Thorn Key” I think Nathaniel Stubb killed Master Benedict. I think this because all the clues lead up to him. These clues are:
- Stubb wants the ingredients and recipes that Master Benedict has and if Master Benedict dies then Stubb might get the recipes (this is also a motive).
- Stubb had an argument with Benedict and threatened him.
- Master Benedict came home after being attacked the night after the argument with Stubb.
- Stubb came in as soon as he heard the news that Benedict was dead, but not to mourn. To get the ingredients.
All these clues prove that Stubb killed Master Benedict.