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"It was Saturday night. The clock on my office wall showed the time to be eleven-forty-five. There are times when a private eye does not necessarily feel like being a private eye. This was one of those times. The elevator door down the hall clanked open with a clank familiar to anyone on the fourth floor who had had an office on the fourth floor for as long as I had had an office on the fourth floor. Footsteps came down the darkened hall and stopped outside my door. They were the footsteps of a
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"It's the terrifying story of a publisher brutally murdered by an author who had his book rejected."
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'If it's a mystery you're after, how about what the council are doing closing libraries?'
Startling tales of stop and frisk: 'Is that a gun in your pocket or are you happy to be racially profiled?'
"Check with our legal people if we can publish a detective story in which the murderer turns out to be the author."
'We find the defendant guilty, but feel his alibi would make a good premise for a John Grisham book.'
You have the right to remain silent
'For the last time...TURN THAT LIGHT OFF AND GO TO SLEEP!'
'I assure you, sir - all our whodunits are missing the last page.'
'Just one more killing then I'll switch the light off.'
Murder Mystery Pop-Up Book
Clowns of the Baskervilles
Sherlock Holmes with a magnifying glass.
Man blocking off a crime book.
'..It's just that with all your amazing powers of deduction and elimination, Holmes, I'm just a little surprised that the best solution you can come up with for seeing off the hound of the Baskervilles, is to 'chase them across the moors with a hoover. up
It's a dreadful affair, Watson. Flagrant failure to use the poopy bins.
'Unfortunately, The Hounds of the Baskerville were my role models.'
Man reading dangerous crime book.
Locking Up Crime
Sherlock Holmes selling Sherlock Holmes.
Crime books are under lock and key in a library.