Krista Davis interviews Mr. DuBois
for the NEW
Pen & Ink Mysteries
Mr. DuBois: Let us be clear. It is not as though I am computer illiterate. It is simply inappropriate for me to engage in gossip about the Maxwells.
Krista: That's fine. I'm more interested in you.
Mr. DuBois: I can't imagine why. I am the butler of John Maxwell. He is the adventurer. The one who travels to places no sane person would ever wish to go.
Krista: You don't approve of his travels?
Mr. DuBois: Of course not. Pythons, scorpions, and unsavory characters? Please.
Krista: How long have you been with him?
Mr. DuBois: I came to the Maxwell family as a young man. Of course, John's parents are both gone now. It's just Maxwell and his sister Liddy.
Krista: Does Liddy live in the family mansion with John?
Mr. DuBois: Heaven forbid!
Krista: You're not fond of Liddy?
Mr. DuBois: Miss Liddy is a taxing person. I get quite enough of her when she visits.
Krista: I've been told that you refuse to prepare dinner for Liddy when she comes to the mansion.
Mr. DuBois: There are plenty of restaurants in Georgetown. Maxwell can entertain her elsewhere.
Krista: You seem uncomfortable. Is everything all right?
Mr. DuBois: Miss Liddy has a grown son. A most undesirable fellow. Apparently his roommates have kicked him out, and now he and his mother have set their sights on the carriage house at the mansion.
Krista: Has Maxwell agreed to that?
Mr. DuBois: No! He has proposed that a young woman move into the carriage house instead. It's a nightmare, I tell you.
Krista: That would be Florrie Fox. What's wrong with her?
Mr. DuBois: It's simply a nuisance to have anyone else residing on the property. She will come home late at night with noisy friends. They will undoubtedly wish to lounge around the pool, and I shall have to clean up after them. And she has a cat.
Krista: So maybe Maxwell's nephew isn't so bad after all?
Mr. DuBois: We have no choice. If the nephew moves in, he will surely slit our throats as we sleep. Even the presence of a cat on the property is preferable to that.
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