• We writers, as we work our way deeper into our craft, learn to drop more and more personal clues. Like burglars who secretly wish to be caught, we leave our fingerprints on broken locks, our voiceprints in bugged rooms, our footprints in the wet concrete.

    Ross Macdonald (1967). “Archer in Hollywood: three exciting novels: The moving target, The way some people die [and] The barbarous coast”