"Our first order of business: Deputy Templeton has not been seen for three weeks now, after failing to report to my office. We have discovered no sign as to where he might have gone thus far. If anyone has theories regarding this, speak up now."
"Er . . . has anyone noticed that any person who speaks against Courtney Crumrin tends to wind up missing under mysterious circumstances?"
". . . no."
"Good. Me, either. A delightful girl, Miss Crumrin. I'm sure she'll go far. Our next order of business, approving the new budget proposal for Miss Crisp's Saturday School . . ."