This excerpt is from the book entitled The Goat Parva Murders an English Murder Mystery book set in the countryside, starring two policemen who have been working together for a few years and get along really well. There’s lots of dialogue and banter with some humour thrown in amongst the murders and suspects.

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“Are you going to accuse him of murder, Inspector Knowles?”

“I am not going to do any such thing.”

“Right, I have decided – you can question him in the presence of both myself and my wife and if I think there are any contentious issues then I will call my lawyer in London and he will be here in a flash.”

In a flash car more like,” thought Knowles as he said “Of course, Lord Avon, that will be exactly what the doctor ordered.”

“Come through to the drawing room and I will go and round up the family,” said Lord Avon.

Barnes and Knowles were escorted through to the drawing room and sat down on a long red sofa – the walls were covered with the books that wouldn’t fit in the library and billiard room.

“How come people like this never have any Reader’s Digest condensed books?” said Barnes looking at the musty volumes.

“Because they wish to appear learned and have a large amount of knowledge at their fingertips.”

“I wonder how many of these books have actually been read by somebody?”

“Barnesy, do you have your recording device with you?”

Barnes nodded.

“Quick – I hear footsteps switch it on now.”