I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
The inspector brightened. This was his moment. He felt convinced that he, and no other person, had the right sow by the ear, and was, indeed, extremely grateful to Dalziel, Sir Maxwell, and Duncan for having produced such inferior animals and refrained from spoiling his market.
With these words, the Inspector handed over a neatly written manuscript which he produced from his breast-pocket, and learned back with the shy smile of a poet attending a public reading of his own works.
I'm a farm-girl from a hog farm--I love the agricultural reference!