onsdag den 26. august 2009

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 30

[Denne krimi-debut er ikke oversat til dansk].

This crime novel is the first in the series.

“He gave an officious cough, half in Elsie´s direction, and said, ´I am afraid that I have to tell you that our wife is missing.´

´My ex-wife. We were divorced some years ago.´

´Your ex-wife, of course. For the moment she has simply been reported as a missing person. My apologies for putting this so bluntly, but we have good reason to believe that she may have committed suicide.´

I remained, though I say it myself, admirably composed. ´I am very sorry to hear that,´ I said, ´but I can´t see what it has to do with me. Not after all this time.´

The Rules:
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday as usual.

14 kommentarer:

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

No idea as usual but I like the ceramic box

Elizabeth Spann Craig sagde ...

No clue! Sounds like the ex-husband is lucky it was suicide and not murder. He'd have been sure to be a suspect....

Elizabeth
Mystery Writing is Murder

Karen (Euro Crime) sagde ...

It has a very fishy title...

marco sagde ...

I did win it in a competition at Detectives Beyond Borders a couple of months ago.
It's a funny, charming, somewhat melancholic and overall very enjoyable novel.

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: I can see I´ll have to read more Aussie crime! :D

Elizabeth: IF it was suicide ... who knows?

Karen: I really like that clue :D

Marco: I agree!

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

I was stumped until Karen's fishy clue and a mention at friend feed of my photographic prowess.

maxine sagde ...

Very good! I know this one- not only fishy but has a teaching theme to the title.

Louise sagde ...

I seldom know you baits in the box, but I know they always make me want to read a good crime/mystery!

And by the way, I have an award for you here:

http://louspages.blogspot.com/2009/08/bingo-award.html

Dorte H sagde ...

Norman, it is really good with some group work and community spirit (part of what I try to teach my classes) ;)

Maxine, it is very good indeed.

Dorte H sagde ...

Louise, I think you´d enjoy this one! And thanks a lot for the award.

crimeficreader sagde ...

This is one Sir Alan Sugar won't be taking on.

Dorte H sagde ...

Cfr; took me some effort (read help) to get your clue :D

Tim sagde ...

How frustrating! It does sound vaguely familiar, but the clues (clues?) don't mean anything to me, so maybe I'm mistaken!

Dorte H sagde ...

Tim, maybe my quotation was too subtle? On the other hand it seems as if people do recognize the lines if they have read the book.