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'We had a fairly good clear-up rate, sir.'
'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'.
'The Big Over Easy' by Jasper Fforde.
March 26, 2008