This week's book is Presumed Puzzled by Parnell Hall.
This is a fun series that features lots of rapid fire back and forth, as you'll see in a few minutes.
Before we get there, here's the opening line.
"I need a client."
"Of course you need a client," Cora said. "You're a lawyer. Lawyers need clients."
But here's the real rapid fire quote. To set this up, Cora is the main character in the series. This scene finds her talking to an ex-boyfriend named Crawley who also happens to be a NYPD cop. Stephanie is his current girlfriend.
Crowley looked up from his desk. "Oh, hi, Cora. Good to see you. You tell Stephanie you were stopping by?"
"Do I have to?"
"No, I was just asking if you did."
"No, I came to see you."
"I figured that, since you're here. This business or social?"
"If it was social I'd have called Stephanie."
I'll freely admit the humor in this series is for a certain sense of humor, but I happen to love it. I finished the book yesterday, and it is wonderful. I'll be reviewing it next week.