In a crime novel: lines to make you smile

The following is an exchange between two non-high ranking coppers in London.  The one with the great line in beautiful dry humour is your protagonist.

Stranger

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‘He said you were arrogant.’

‘Just arrogant?’

‘An arrogant bitch.’

I nodded.  ‘Nice.’

‘Sorry.’  He drank his lager.  ‘I hadn’t planned to say so much.’

‘Christ, don’t ever commit a crime.  The interview would be pitiful.’

6 thoughts on “In a crime novel: lines to make you smile

  1. Alex

    I’m waiting for this to turn up from the library. Casey is one of my favourite writers precisely because of the beautiful way in which she turns her humour.

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