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Detective fiction could not have existed without Edgar Allan Poe.
– Giles Foden
My position is that of detective, confessor, vaudevillian, advocate. And devil’s advocate.
– John McLaughlin
‘True Detective’ would not pass The Bechdel Test.
– Cary Fukunaga
Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
– Arthur C. Clarke
I’m not cut out to be a detective on ‘Law & Order’ – I laugh too easily.
– Becki Newton
I think a lot of us responded intensely to ‘True Detective’ because it was so incredibly earnest. That’s what made it heartbreaking and involving.
– Annalee Newitz
I read a lot of detective novels.
– Caitlin Kittredge
When I was younger, I watched all the detective shows.
– Dennis Farina
A detective sees death in all the various forms at least five times a week.
– Evan Hunter
The thing I don’t like about detective stories is looking for criminals.
– Natsuo Kirino
I played a homosexual bodyguard in ‘The Last Detective,’ and that was quite a pleasure to do something slightly different. I was a very camp bodyguard!
– Dave Legeno
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
– Dorothy L. Sayers
I used to work as a private detective years and years ago.
– Errol Morris
It’s no secret – I love detective fiction. One of the reasons I love being in London is because I like to watch all the shows on TV. I watch them all. I like ‘Detective Frost.’
– Patti Smith
I read a lot of ‘Nancy Drew’ books as a kid and considered myself a bit of an amateur detective.
– Chelsea Cain
More than 100 years after he first appeared, Holmes remains the template for the fictional detective.
– Mark Billingham
I play a detective, very close to myself actually.
– Jon Voight
I think like a detective.
– Laurell K. Hamilton
I’ve always had a great fondness for English detective fiction such as Agatha Christie and Dorothy Sayers.
– Kazuo Ishiguro
A show like ‘True Detective’ is definitely a drama.
– John Wells
A really good detective never gets married.
– Raymond Chandler
The surprise with which a detective novel concludes should set up tragic vibrations which run backward through the entire structure.
– Ross MacDonald
When wearing a trench coat, you’re allowed to act like Humphrey Bogart when he was detective Sam Spade.
– Roger Stone
What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
– P. D. James
But the first published thing I did was a detective story, detective novel, and I did that on my own.
– Peter Shaffer
I love the French detective series ‘Spiral.’ It’s quite brutal to watch, but I’m already hooked.
– Robert Winston
I’d love to do a Columbo-type detective character in a series.
– Robert Carlyle
To read of a detective’s daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
– Rex Stout
Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns.
– Sergio Aragones