Saul, Saul, Saul...

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1jest
Set 21, 2006, 4:40 pm

Since everyone over here just loves that Saul Panzer I thought maybe someone can help me. I'm trying to figure out which book contains the scene where Saul and Inspector Cramer have a showdown over the red leather chair.

2cogitno
Editado: Set 22, 2006, 1:36 am

You may be thinking of Please Pass the Guilt, first paragraph to chapter 9:

"That was a first - the first time Inspector Cramer had ever arrived and been escorted to the office in the middle of a session with the hired hands. And Saul Panzer did something he seldom does - he stunted. He was in the red leather chair, and when I ushered Cramer in I expected to find Saul on his feet, moving up another yellow chair to join Fred and Orrie, but no. He was staying put. Cramer, surprised, stood in the middle of the rug and said, loud, 'Oh?' Wolfe, surprised at Saul, put his brows up. I, pretending I wasn't surprised, went to get a yellow chair. And damned if Cramer didn't cross in front of Fred and Orrie to my chair, swing it around, and park his big fanny on it. As he sat, Saul, his lips a little tight to keep from grinning, got up and came to take the yellow chair I had brought. That left the red leather chair empty and I went and occupied it, sliding back and crossing my legs to show that I was right at home."

There may be another instance. As Please Pass the Guilt was published in 1973, and Archie refers to it as the "first time", I am doubtful.

I answer this question under a false flag );.

3jest
Set 22, 2006, 4:31 pm

Musical Chairs! That's exactly the scene I was thinking of.

Thanks!