The supervising detective just got a call a half hour ago?

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Stephen Schmidt

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"Evidence problem?"
"Nope."
"So I'd be interested why?
"The supervising detective just got a call a half hour ago?"
Hi.
This is The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver.
Context: Rhyme received a call from a detective, in which the detective told him that there had been a murder
in one of the neighborhoods of the city. The murderer had been caught. Rhyme asked him why he would be interested
in a crime whose doer had been arrested. The detective told him that the perpetrator was his cousin, Arthur Rhyme.

In the underlined sentence, why is a question mark used here?
Thanks.
 
  • Barque

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    Tamil
    It was spoken like a question.

    So I'd be interested why? = Why would I be interested?
    The supervising detective just got a call a half hour ago? = Because the supervising detective got a call just half an hour ago? And the perpetrator is your cousin?

    You sometimes hear that - answering a question with a question, often done to make a point.
     
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