Tag Archives: Arthur Conan Doyle

Julian Barnes: “Life is not a detective story.”

When Julian Barnes, 2011 winner of the Man Booker Prize, was asked (2006) whether the readers of Arthur and George expected him to name the culprit in that novel, he replied, “Well, one or two were disappointed that they didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in crime fiction, detective fiction | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Quotations: And other people say . . .

Dorothy L. Sayers Death in particular seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of innocent amusement than any other single subject. Quoted  by P.D. James in TalkingaboutDetectiveFiction (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, Toronto, 2009, … Continue reading

Posted in mystery, quotations | Tagged , , | Leave a comment