'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?'
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: