Publication of this story was associated with a contest for which the first and second prizewinners were awarded £50 worth of double tickets for the Melbourne Olympic Games, return transport to Melbourne for two people and accommodation for two (room and breakfast) at the Hotel Chevron. The first prizewinner also received £100 cash to spend; the second prizewinner received £75.
Contest entrants were required to read the first and second installments of Margot Neville's story and, in not more than 400 words, reveal how they would 'finish the plot'. The entries had to include 'the murderer's name, the motive and how the murder was done'.
The winners were announced in the 3 October 1956 issue of the Australian Women's Weekly. First prize was awarded to 'an Adelaide housewife, Mrs. Catherine Gill'; second prize went to 'Mr. F. A. Woods, of Cambooya, Qld.' A third prize of £50 was won by 'Mrs. R. Baldwin, Clare, via Ayr, Qld.'
Mr Woods commented that nothing would stop him attending the Melbourne Games: 'There won't be another Olympic contest here for 80 years', he predicted.