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""Unless you tells me wot it is at once, I shall treat you as an excessary arter the fact; as withholding wital information from the police and h'obstructin' same in the execution of their duties; and I shall see that you're sub-peenied to give testimony under h'oath in the court and at the same time be treated as an 'ostile witness.""

Death of a Busybody, by George Bellairs (copyright 2106 the Estate of George Bellairs, originally published in 1943; quote is from page 188 of the Poisoned Pen Press/ British Library Crime Classics trade paperback edition, 2017).