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This is court of law,
not a court of justice.
~Oliver Wendell Holmes, JR.
The best crime novels are not about how a detective works on a case; they are about how a case works on a detective.
There are two kinds of people who sit around all day thinking about killing people… Mystery writers and serial killers. I’m the kind that pays better.
A detective who uses his deductive powers to corner a suspect and then does nothing to stop them from committing suicide is no better than a murderer himself.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
We were about to give up and call it a night when somebody threw the girl off the bridge.
~John D. MacDonald, Darker Than Amber
There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
~George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
He said when the Lord made people He made them all the same for starters. But life marks people. If you know the way, you can read them like maps.
~Andrew Vachss, Blue Belle
The criminal is the creative artist; the detective only the critic.
~G.K. Chesterton, The Blue Cross: A Father Brown Mystery
To have once been a criminal is no disgrace. To remain a criminal is the disgrace
Though a good cop, Luc Claudel has the patience of a firecracker, the sensitivity of Vlad the Impaler, and a persistent skepticism as to the value of forensic anthropology.
~Kathy Reichs, Monday Mourning
She knew with chilling and absolute certainty she was next.
~Alexa Grace, Deadly Offerings
The city outside, so busy, so full of life, seemed in stark contrast to the deathly silence inside their home. It seemed…like a muffled silence, as if the house itself was holding its breath, waiting…
~Marie McWilliams, Broken Mirrors
He had seen the same mixture of exhaustion and fight in Russell’s face. It was the poison of war spreading its sickness.
~Jennifer Leeper, The Poison of War
I’m not working-class; I come from the criminal classes.
The man who has a conscience suffers whilst acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.
I don’t know why it’s so hard for people to admit that sometimes they’re just assholes who screw up because they don’t expect to get caught.
~Karen M. McManus, One of Us Is Lying
It ain’t always rocket science, sometimes a door is just a door.
~James Rollins, The Judas Strain
On the black cotton was printed a white skull and crossbones – the skull head grinning as if he were mocking her. The nun struggled for her breath and wanted to drop the evil little banner, but her fingers wouldn’t let go of it – making her stare into its horrid death face as if she were looking at her own end.
~Victoria Dougherty, The Bone Church