"I say, are you the detectives? I'm Peter Carmody. It was my grandfather, Mr. Jefferson, who rang up the police about Ruby. Are you from Scotland yard? You don't mind my speaking to you, do you?'
Colonel Melchett looked as though he were about to return a short answer, but Superintendent Harper intervened. He spoke benignly and heartily. 'That's all right, my son. Naturally interest you, I expect?'
'You bet it does. Do you like detective stories? I do. I read them all and I've got autographs from Dorothy Sayers and Agatha Christie and Dickson Carra and H.C. Bailey. Will the murder be in the papers?' "
(The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie, Chpt. 8, pg 64)