von Agatha Christie
15. September 1890 Torquay, Grafschaft Devon 12. Januar 1976 Wallingford, Oxfordshire Agatha Christie
|Rechtsanwalt Petherick: "Imagination is a very dangerous thing, as we lawyers know only
too well. To be able to sift evidence impartially, to take the facts and look
at them as facts that seems to me the only logical method of arriving at
The Tuesday Night Club, dt. Der Dienstagabend-Club, S. 306
|[Sir Henry Clithering,
Ex-Commissioner of Scotland Yard] »If you have
knowledge of the kind you claim, you must go to the police.«
»I don't think I can do that,« said Miss Marple.
»But why not?«
»Because you see, I haven't got anywhat you call knowledge.«
»You mean it's only a guess on your part?«
»You can call it that, if you like, but it's not really that at all. I know. I'm in a position to know; but if I gave my reasons for knowing to Inspector Drewittwell, he'd simply laugh. And really, I don't know that I'd blame him. It's very difficult to understand what you might call specialized knowledge.«
Death by Drowning  Zitiert nach Agatha Christie: Miss Marple. The Complete Short Stories: Over 50 Stories, S. 512. Kursivsetzung im Original
The things we call supernatural is only the natural of which the laws are not yet understood.
"The Hound of Death", 1933, in: Miss Marple. The Complete Short Stories: Over 50 Stories
|Poirots Bekannter Bonnington
durchschaut die Welt. Mess!
meint er. That's what's the matter with the
world nowadays. Too much mess. And too much fine language. The fine language
helps to conceal the mess.
Diese Diagnose ist immer noch gültig.
"Four-and-Twenty Blackbirds" in Hercule Poirot. The Complete Short Stories: Over 50 Stories