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The Twelve Quotes Of Bryant & May: No.4

Christopher Fowler
PCU1 (Coroner Oswald Finch on
the Peculiar Crimes Unit) 'Good God, look at your resources, they're embarrassing. You've no crime lab of your own, you're forever cadging equipment downtime from the Met. We live in an era of mitochondrial DNA matches, environmental signature indices and psychological profiling, and you're still sullying crime scenes with your sausage fingers and poking about in filthy old books on Wiccan mythology. You're a living anachronism, Bryant. The only grant you're likely to get will be from the National Trust; Upkeep Of Ancient Monuments.' He fluttered his long, delicate fingers at the walls. 'Look at this place, I could go to the police about the ventilation, except we are the police. Human fat sticks to everything, you know, and the smell lingers forever. No woman will come near me.' 'You're wrong there, Oswald. Nobody at all will come near you.' (From 'Ten Second Staircase')
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Helen Martin (not verified) Sat, 21/12/2013 - 20:18

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Bryant would understand mitochondrial DNA but it wouldn't stop him from touching things or dropping pipe ash everywhere. (Pipes don't have ash, do they? It's dottle, I think, and rather nasty but whatever.)

Dan Terrell (not verified) Sat, 21/12/2013 - 22:46

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Pipes do have ash. The dottle is the moist char and rubbish left in the bottom of the bowl. It contains a great amount of byproducts like tars. Nasty stuff, indeed.