Every now and again I’ll be dropping in a re-edited quote from one of the Bryant & May novels or something else I’ve written over the years. This isn’t as entirely arrogant as it first appears. I’ve written so much that I’ve forgotten a hell of a lot, and it will refresh my own mind to glance back over these all-but-forgotten pages…
‘I’m here for the Conspirators’ Club,’ said Longbright.
‘Well of course you would say that, wouldn’t you? You could have read that on our website. Anyone could have read that, found out the address and just come in here off the street, and we have no way of knowing if they’re friend or foe. Do you know the password?’
‘Oh, give over, Stanley, how can she know the password when you keep changing it?’ asked a pleasant-faced woman in her mid-forties. ‘Last week it was Inkerman, this week it’s Bisto, how are we supposed to keep track? Just let the lady come in, for Heaven’s sake.’
Exchange from ‘The Victoria Vanishes’