'I've no doubt you did. But more importantly, anything published?'
It was a question that was asked more and more in promotion boards and transfer interviews, as well as being listed in performance reports. It wasn't enough to be a conscientious and invaluable assistant to one's allotted inspector - you had to be able to write up a readable account for the magazines that the public loved to read. Preferably 'Amazing Crime Stories' but, failing that, 'Sleuth Illustrated'.