I’ve made it to chapter six of The Valley of Fear, one of The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. It is a kind of locked-door mystery, except in this case, instead of a door, it is a moat. But I wanted to share this quote with you from the local inspector.

“I said it was a snorter!” he cried. “A real snorter it is!”

White Mason, The Valley of Fear, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, circa 1914

(A snorter, informally, is “a thing that is an extreme or remarkable example of its kind.)