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Muhdah!

27 September 2010

Everybody loves a good one: old ladies, vicars, poets, aristocrats, hard-bitten old soak boozers, opera-loving intellectuals, doctors, lawyers and everybody else on the sofa: murder is not dead but alive and kicking.

From the grim, narrow-eyed, wind-blown stale whisky snow off the mean streets look, getting up from the corpse to say “It’s muhdah!” in Glasgow, to nice middle-England’s “She’s dead, sir,” to the Toff saying “Run along for the police, now there’s a good fellow,” and the old lady saying “Oh that poor girl!” we are all corpse crazy. We love bloodstains, times of death, how-long-in-the-water and “Where were you between the hours of 11 and five?” We love false alibis, skeletons in closets, secret love children, buried treasure and long-standing grudges.

Of course in the real world most murders aren’t like that at all. Our police forces are not doing the decent thing by being baffled such that they have to call on some passing lord, ...

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