Monday, May 05, 2008

Cover: The Spinster's Secret by Anthony Gilbert

First published 1946; cover shown is the 1951 Collins Crime Club (UK) hardcover edition. 192p.

"Y'see, what the average layman don't understand is that murder begins in the mind. That's why murder's so interestin' to most people. It's the amateur's crime, and most folks are amateurs. Any one might commit a murder, because you don't need any specialised knowledge... It's only when it comes to gettin' away with it that your special knowledge comes in. That's why most murderers get hanged - just through bein' amateurs."

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