Quotes

11 November 2014
I've always credited the private detective with a high degree of omniscience. Or is that only true in rental fiction?
11 November 2014
Oh no, darling, you didn't listen. Julian said she'd given up gin—for brandy. She says she can drink more brandy.
11 November 2014
She was a charming middle-aged lady with a face like a bucket of mud. I gave her a drink. She was a gal who'd take a drink if she had to knock me down to get the bottle.
11 November 2014
We were watched. I didn't see anything, I felt it, in my stomach. I was a toad on a wet rock. A snake was looking at my back.
11 November 2014
I caught a blackjack right behind my ear. A black pool opened up at my feet. I dived in. It had no bottom. I felt pretty good—like an amputated leg.
11 November 2014
Suddenly, she wasn't drunk anymore. Her hand was steady and she was cool. Like somebody making funeral arrangements for a murder not yet committed.
11 November 2014
There's something about the dead silence of an office building at night. Not quite real. The traffic down below is something that didn't have anything to do with me.
11 November 2014
My second husband was an American. We traveled all over the world and everywhere we went he would say to people, "I am an American. I am an American." They finally shot him in one of those Eastern countries.

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