Thursday, May 17, 2007

[minoan 14] who's the author

Try to identify the author from the text. First correct answer acknowledged and comments turned off after that. Here, a young man has lost his car from the hotel carpark - that car later discovered to have been used in a murder. Clue - the pic is a red herring and this author used many of these:

'Well, that's just it, you know. I mean, one can't tell, can one? I mean someone may just have buzzed off in it, not meaning any harm, if you know what I mean.'

'When did you last see it, Mr Bartlett?'

'Well, I was tryin' to remember. Funny how difficult it is to remember anything, isn't it?'

Colonel Melchett said coldly: 'Not, I should think, to a normal intelligence. I understood you to say just now that it was in the courtyard of the hotel last night -'

Mr Bartlett was bold enough to interrupt. He said: 'That's just it - was it?'

'What do you mean by "was it"? You said it was-'

"Well - I mean I thought it was. I mean - well, I didn't look, don't you see?'

Colonel Melchett sighed. He summoned all his patience. He said: 'Let's get this quite clear. When was the last time you saw - actually saw your car? What make is it, by the way?'

'Minoan 14.'


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I'm enjoying these posts but I haven't a clue who this author is - or the last!

Richard Havers said...

Agatha Christie....

sally in norfolk said...

From a miss Marple film.... by Agatha Christie

james higham said...

Richard and Sally are right. It was indeed Agatha Christie, from "The Body in the Library" [1942].