Me: How lovely. You are all out in the sunshine.
Nell: We are visiting the scene of the crime.
Me: Oh no. What happened? Why does Harriet look so worried?
Nell: Even you should have noticed the victim.
Me: Has someone been hurt?
Nell: Fido is missing his head.
Me: Oh dear. Maybe it was an accident.
Me: Tony the postman sometimes closes the gate with a bang. Fido used to sit by the gate.
Nell: It was not Tony.
Me: Have you got any leads?
Me: Apart from your own leads of course.
Nell: Good grief.
Me: That was quite a good joke, Nell.
Nell: It is not a laughing matter. We have a large number of suspects and questioning will begin shortly.
Me: It sounds serious. Heads will probably roll.
Nell: Not funny. We are starting with you. Follow me please.