Well, the only person to get last week's teaser right was too shy to display his problem-solving prowess in public, resorting to a personal email to the editor. Congratulations, sir -- since only you and I have any idea who you are, you will be inducted into the Dewey Hall of Fame as the Unknown Librarian. The source of the quote was Charles A. Goodrum's Dewey decimated (Crown, 1977), "A Werner-Bok Library mystery" that was nominated by the Mystery Writers of America as best first mystery novel, don't you know. Okay, this week's teaser is easy. Easy, I tell you! We're expecting a correct answer within seconds! The question: Which library clerk had this fit?
"I guess you didn't know we have a system for putting books away here. No, I'm curious. You were just randomly putting that book on the shelf, is that it? You've just given us a great idea. I mean, why are we wasting our time with the Dewey Decimal System when your system is so much easier? Much easier! We'll just put the books anywhere. Hear that, everybody? Our friend here has given us a great idea! We'll just put the books any damn place we choose! We don't care, right?! Isn't that right?"