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Lise Hand: It's not elementary for John, as case of missing conversation goes unsolved

Published 12/01/2011 | 05:00

John Gormley was emitting sufficient levels of simmering stress and pent-up frustration to be detected by the orbiting International Space Station.

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"We're not Sherlock Holmes," he declared in a tone of rising exasperation. And in fairness, even the pipe-smoking resident of 221b Baker Street might find the 'Mysterious Case of the Missing Conversation' a tough nut to crack.

For last weekend the Green Gumshoe was dramatically presented with not so much a case of Whodunit as with a riddle of Whosaidwhat.

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