Friedrich Durrenmatt by Gerhard Peter Knapp
By Gerhard Peter Knapp
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Now if you'll just sign the guest registry I'll have my husband, George, show you to your rooms. Buttie didn't say how long you would be staying,” she added, as if by way of casual chitchat. Powell cocked an eyebrow. ” Powell was beginning to wonder if their being maneuvered to the Wrecker's Rest was simple nepotism or Buttie putting the boot in for being muscled off his turf. Mrs. Polfrock clucked disapprovingly. “All this publicity is bad for business, although I don't believe a word of it myself, and even Buttie says it's a load of codswallop.
I mean, I'm pleased that the police have finally been brought in, that's all. ” Harris nodded wearily. Powell examined his host closely, without appearing to do so. ” Harris seemed slightly offended by the question. “No, of course not. ” “But you said that someone has suffered as a result of it…” Harris shrugged unconvincingly. ” Powell was disappointed. “I see. You're a man of science, Dr. ” Harris hesitated before replying. ” Powell was doubtful. ” Harris fixed him with a penetrating gaze. ” Powell fired a shot in the dark.
There's an odd couple if ever there was one. She's a horrible old shrew and he's a raving pervert. ” Powell wasn't quite sure whether he found this display of candor refreshing or slightly off-putting. More the former, he decided, as it confirmed his own first impression of the Polfrocks. ” Rowlands inquired easily. Powell explained that they were policemen and had come to investigate the so-called Riddle. Rowlands was suddenly tight-lipped. “Mrs. Polfrock says it's bad for business,” Powell ventured.