...first, my lord, I'd like to have a word with the rest of your guests and particularly with Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. It won't serve any really useful purpose, but I find it makes people feel better if they talk to the officer in charge of the case. Perhaps I can cheer them up a bit--convince them we're on the ball, as they put it. But then, Americans are always supposed to think English policemen are wonderful anyway aren't they.
The Affair of the Blood-Stained Egg Cosy (p. 123)
by James Anderson