Unless you are good at guessing, it is not much use being a detective.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

Profession: Author
Nationality: British

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To begin with, you must realize that the threatening letters were in the nature of a blind. They might have been lifted bodily out of an indifferently written American crime novel.

I know there's a proverb which that says 'To err is human,' but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.

Her real passion in life was the perfection of a filing system beside which all other filing systems should sink into oblivion. She dreamed of such a system at night.

It is the courage, the insistence, the ruthless force of youth.

Downstairs in the lounge, by the third pillar from the left, there sits an old lady with a sweet, placid, spinsterish face and a mind that has plumbed the depths of human iniquity and taken it all as in the day's work....where crime is concerned, she's the goods.

Well, perhaps you're right, Miss Blacklock, but my own diagnosis would be a severe attack of Nosey Parkeritis ...

Yes, it was dangerous, but we are not put into this world, Mr. Burton, to avoid danger when an important fellow creature's life is at stake. You understand me?

It's a classic, isn't it, sir? said Hay. Third Programme stuff. I don't listen to the Third Programme.

The illusion that freedom is the prerogative of one's own particular race is fairly widespread.

Oh no, I'm not brave. When a thing is certain there's nothing to be brave about. All you can do is to find your consolation.

You know I want you. You know that I'd give my soul to pick you up in my arms and keep you here, hidden away from the world, forever and ever.

Women, however charming, have this disadvantage: they distract the mind from food!

They tried to be too clever---and that was their undoing.

In every family there is usually one member who is a source of trouble and worry.