Race nodded. He had only met George's wife once. He had thought her a singularly lovely nitwit—but certainly not a melancholic type.

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie

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Nationality: British

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But, mind you, very few people would understand that point of view. Most people, you see, haven't got any imagination.

Miss Bulstrode had another faculty which demonstrated her superiority over most other women. She could listen.

If you've been snubbed, or ignored, or frustrated, and your life's pretty drab and empty, I suppose you get a sense of power from stabbing in the dark at people who are happy and enjoying themselves.

Not selfish things, not things for herself; who could give to unwanted children love, care, a home. All these things she could buy for them, but not their love for her.

To dear Peter, most faithful of friends and dearest of companions, a dog in a thousand.

He did not know the methods of Hercule Poirot. I do not run to and fro, making journeys, and agitating myself. My work is done from within—here—' he tapped his forehead significantly.

One cannot be interested in crime without being interested in psychology. It is not the mere act of killing, it is what lies behind it that appeals to the expert.

People bicker so and have such rows. Even if they're fond of each other, they still seem to have rows and not to mind a bit whether they have them in public or not.

A secret de Polichinelle is a secret that everyone can know. For this reason the people who do not know it never hear about it - for if everyone thinks you know a thing, nobody tells you.

I, too, believe in the force of superstition, one of the greatest forces the world has ever known.

It is, then, your opinion that Christmas time is an unlikely season for crime ?

If the fact will not fit the theory - let the theory go.

Always bear in mind that the person who speaks may be lying.

Poirot said placidly, One does not, you know, employ merely the muscles. I do not need to bend and measure the footprints and pick up the cigarette ends and examine the bent blades of grass. It is enough for me to sit back in my chair and think. It is this – he tapped his egg-shaped head – this, that functions!