BUFFALOES AND HIPPOS IN CRIME FICTION
The answers to the quiz:
1) "If a herd of buffaloes" ...... from A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. It was also used in The Boscombe Valley Mystery.
2) ...... "a herd of hippopotamuses had been tramping about"....... from The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo.
Next week I hope to post a review of Gary Disher's gritty police procedural Chain of Evidence, which won this years Ned Kelly Award. It says something about the Australian psychology that where other countries name their crime fiction awards for authors, Glauser, or fictional detectives, Martin Beck; Australia's award is named for an outlaw.