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  • chapter two
    One enterprising recruit produces, from the rear yard of 704 Newington, a clear plastic bag half filled with a dull yellow liquid. “Sir,” he asks, holding the bag up to eye level, “is this impor...
  • chapter two
    The detective’s trinity ignores motivation, which matters little to most investigations. The best work of Dashiell Hammett and Agatha Christie argues that to track a murderer, the motive must firs...
  • chapter two
    But on that night, in that alley, behind that ragged stretch of rowhouses on Newington Avenue, the natural world has been vanquished. Rats are chasing cats, just as glassine bags of heroin are thru...
  • chapter one
    Rule Number Two in the homicide lexicon: The victim is killed once, but a crime scene can be murdered a thousand times
  • chapter one
    That, too, was ironic, because every detective in the unit was willing to concede that the board was itself a flawed measurement, as it represented only the number of homicides for the year. A squa...
  • chapter one
    Classic, thinks Worden, looking at the kid. Truly classic. A prime example of the Rule Number One of the guidebook of death investigation, the page 1 entry in a detective’s lexicon: Everyone lies.
  • chapter one
    And even after years of calls and bodies and crime scenes and interrogations, a good detective still answers the phone with the stubborn, unyielding belief that if he does his job, the truth is alw...
  • chapter one
    Business is business, and the Gold Street market waits for no man, certainly not the dead dealer across the street
  • chapter one
    There is no good reason to do otherwise, because in a half hour the dead man will be laid out on a table for one at the ME’s chop shop on Penn Street, the Western men will be stirring coffee at th...

The Plague Court Murders (1)

  • introduction
    A few years after writing these words, John Dickson Carr was asked to spend a night in a haunted house owned by his friend, the novelist J. B. Priestley. He too felt an anticipatory pleasure, and w...

The Gunslinger (1)

  • foreword
    In any case, I didn’t want to muzzle or even really change the way this story is told; for all its faults, it has its own special charms, it seems to me. To change it too completely would have bee...

Time to Murder and Create (1)

  • chapter 13
    "Why I think you'll follow through is something I noticed about you a long time ago, namely that you happen to think there is a difference between murder and other crimes. I am the same. I have don...

Thou Shell of Death (1)

  •  A TALE OF WOE
    Romance. Life without romance is like Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. I will tell you a little experience of my own to illustrate this truth. Five years ago I was in the theatrical world. A y...
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