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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.

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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.’

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

  1. Margot Kinberg
    July 14, 2013

    Oh, that’s great, Rhian! Thanks for sharing.

    • crimeficreader
      July 14, 2013

      It certainly brought a smile to my face.

  2. Alex
    July 14, 2013

    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.

    • crimeficreader
      July 15, 2013

      You and Fiction Fan are on the same wave length!

  3. FictionFan
    July 14, 2013

    I love the humour in Jane Casey’s books – it’s what lifts the series above the average. 🙂

    • crimeficreader
      July 14, 2013

      Good to see the police in action through the eyes of a lower-ranking officer too!

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