It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
I am not the law, but I represent justice so far as my feeble powers go.
They say that genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains," he remarked with a smile. "It's a very bad definition, but it does apply to detective work.
You can always tell a detective on TV. He never takes his hat off.
Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
A really good detective never gets married.
To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.
I like the idea of playing a historical detective.
The detective and his criminal wear versions of the same mask.
I am a writer. I could not afford to take 15 months off from my writing career to play detective.
You see, but you do not observe.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a spy detective or a rock star.
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
I know who I am. And after all these years, there's a victory in that.
Personally I had the opportunity to go on several ride alongs with the LA County Sheriff's Department with some amazing detectives, who were invaluable to me.
Well I think that the mind of a serial killer and the mind of the detectives represent the duality we face as people.
I play a detective, very close to myself actually.
You're right on the money with that. We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for.
I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York. I said, Something is going on here.
I think like a detective.
The cops picked me up for attempted murder. I can still see the detectives, licking their chops. Thought they had me. Two weeks later, the cat came out of a coma and told the truth. I was innocent.
I would like it to be said that I was a good writer of detective and thriller stories.
Spinach and champagne. Going back to the kitchens at the old Waldorf. Dancing on the kitchen tables, wearing the chef's headgear. Finally, a crash and being escorted out by the house detectives.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.
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