“The Duchess was always of the greatest assistance to his hobby of criminal investigation, though she never alluded to it, and maintained a polite fiction of its non-existence.”

Sayers, Dorothy L. Mineola: Dover Publications, 1923. Print

Note: Refers to his own mother as “the duchess” distanced relationship, doesn’t really care about it/him? What is she really thinking? Is she just a busy-body or does she have ulterior motives?

 

 

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