"It is surprising that Mr. Gould lived long as he did, in view of his character."
—Nero Wolfe, "Black Orchids," in Black Orchids, 1942, by Rex Stout
"It is not strange. She finds them often. Fresh dead people."
—Abdullah, commenting on his employer, Amelia Peabody Emerson, Seeing a Large Cat, 1997, by Elizabeth Peters