Quotations:Sleeping Murder

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by Agatha Christie (<1945/1976)
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chapter 5

¶ “You see,” said Gwenda. “It’s almost exactly as you suggested.”

Miss Marple smoothed out the flimsy sheet.

“Yes – yes, indeed. The common–sense explanation. I’ve found, you know, that that is so often right.” ¶



A murder, however long ago, is always news.


ib., II

¶ “People say a murderer always repeats his crimes. That’s not true. There’s a type who commits a crime, manages to get away with it, and is darned careful never to stick a neck out again. I won’t say they live happily ever after – I don’t believe that’s true – there are many kinds of retribution. But outwardly at least all goes well. [...]”


(SPOILER) chapter 25

¶ “Goodness,” said Giles. “I never thought of that.”

“No,” said Miss Marple. “You believed what he said. It really is very dangerous to believe people. I never have for years.” ¶


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