are assembled—maybe eight or nine people—in a small place: a snowbound train, a girls’ school, an English country house. Other writers picked up where he left off, but the first “career” practitioner of the genre who is still important to us today is Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Sherlock Holmes series appeared from 1887 to 1927.
In the end, he collects all the interested parties and delivers the “revelation”: he names the murderer and the motive and the method. Occasionally, he goes off and commits suicide, but as a rule he confesses (“God rot his soul in Hell! The detective story was invented by Edgar Allan Poe, though he wrote only four of them before he lost interest.
Most parents believe their children are the most beautiful creatures ever to grace the planet.
[Miss Honey opens the door, and nearly gets hit by one of the Trunchbull's darts] Ah, almost got you.
[Miss Honey knocks on the door] Come in, come in, whoever you are.
[the Trunchbull drinks the newt while the kids laugh and whisper; the Trunchbull lays down the glass] What's funny?!
According to a number of sources, her books, in the approximately forty-five languages they have been translated into, have sold more than two billion copies, making her the most widely read novelist in history.
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Some will only be really good at making Jell-O salad.
One way or another, though, every human being is unique and special, for better or for worse. [to Mike] Son, one day you're going to have to earn your own living.
She was capable of levitation and could project her astral self across the globe and even into different dimensions.
Practically immortal, Agatha was extremely knowledgeable in most mystic matters mystic.