Lily Rowan, in the Best Families
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"I'm the only woman in America who has necked with Nero Wolfe. Nightmare, my eye. He has a flair."

—Lily Rowan, In the Best Families, 1950, by Rex Stout

Nate Heller, True Detective
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"I haven’t killed anybody all day. Help me keep it that way."

—Nate Heller, True Detective, 1983, by Max Allan Collins

Father Brown, "the Song of the Flying Fish," the Secret of Father Brown
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"If you convey to a woman that something ought to be done, there is always a dreadful danger that she will suddenly do it."

—Father Brown, "The Song of the Flying Fish," The Secret of Father Brown, 1927, by G.K. Chesterton

Tuppence Cowley and Tommy Beresford, Henceforth to Be Known as the Young Adventurers, Ltd., the Secret Adversary
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Two young adventurers for hire. Willing to do anything, go anywhere. Pay must be good. No unreasonable offer refused."

—Tuppence Cowley and Tommy Beresford, henceforth to be known as The Young Adventurers, Ltd., The Secret Adversary, 1922, by Agatha Christie

Archie Goodwin, Some Buried Caesar
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"No man was ever taken to hell by a woman unless he already had a ticket in his pocket, or at least had been fooling around with timetables."

—Archie Goodwin, Some Buried Caesar, 1938

Quarry, the Broker’s Wife
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"If I thought life was cheap, I wouldn’t charge so much to take one."

—Quarry, The Broker’s Wife, 1976, by Max Allan Collins

Walter Hartright, the Woman in White
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"The best men are not consistent in good—why should the worst men be consistent in evil?"

—Walter Hartright, The Woman in White, 1861, by Wilkie Collins

Cedric Crackenthorpe, 4:50 From Paddington
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Of course I despise money when I haven’t got any. It’s the only dignified thing to do."

—Cedric Crackenthorpe, 4:50 from Paddington, 1957, by Agatha Christie

Sergeant Cuff to Mr. Betteredge, the Moonstone
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Human life is a sort of target—misfortune is always firing at it, and always hitting the mark."

—Sergeant Cuff to Mr. Betteredge, The Moonstone, 1868, by Wilkie Collins

Razumov, Under Western Eyes
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Let a fool be made serviceable according to his folly."

—Razumov, Under Western Eyes, 1911, by Joseph Conrad

Professor Kate Fansler, Sweet Death, Kind Death
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Quoting, like smoking, is a dirty habit to which I am devoted."

—Professor Kate Fansler, Sweet Death, Kind Death, 1984, by Amanda Cross

C.W. Sughrue, the Last Good Kiss
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Youth endures all things...Everything but time."

—C.W. Sughrue, The Last Good Kiss, 1978, by James Crumley

Headline in Vancouver Province
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06
Man Robs, Then Kills Himself

—Headline in Vancouver Province, June 21, 1978

Kinsey Millhone, "C" Is for Corpse
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Early on, I discovered the sometimes remarkable distinction between public appearances and private tastes."

—Kinsey Millhone, "C" Is for Corpse, 1986, by Sue Grafton

Archie Goodwin, Where There's a Will
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"The air coming in at the window made you gasp for more when what you really wanted was less."

—Archie Goodwin, Where There's a Will, 1940, by Rex Stout

Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "a Scandal in Bohemia," the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"You see, but you do not observe."

—Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "A Scandal in Bohemia," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "a Scandal in Bohemia," the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"You see, but you do not observe."

—Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "A Scandal in Bohemia," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Bernie Sampson, London Match
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"The tragedy of marriage is that while all women marry thinking that their man will change, all men marry believing their wives will never change. Both are invariably disappointed."

—Bernie Sampson, London Match, 1985, by Len Deighton

Anne Beddingfeld, the Man in the Brown Suit
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"It is really a very hard life. Men will not be nice to you if you are not good-looking and women will not be nice to you if you are."

—Anne Beddingfeld, The Man in the Brown Suit, 1924, by Agatha Christie

The Elder Mr. Weller’s Advice, the Pickwick Papers
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Stick to the alleybi. Nothing like an alleybi, nothing."

—The elder Mr. Weller’s advice, The Pickwick Papers, 1837, by Charles Dickens

Mallory, No Cure for Death
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"He had the kind of face that said ‘hate me’ and I wasn’t arguing."

—Mallory, No Cure for Death, 1987, by Max Allan Collins

Sherlock Holmes to Watson, a Study in Scarlet
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains. It is a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work."

—Sherlock Holmes to Watson, A Study in Scarlet, 1888, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "a Case of Identity," the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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Wednesday, 22 June 2011 06:06

"Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent."

—Sherlock Holmes to Watson, "A Case of Identity," The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle