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November 4, 2012

Sleuthing Truths | Futility Closet

Secret societies, camorras, mafias, et al., have no place in a detective story. A fascinating and truly beautiful murder is irremediably spoiled by any such wholesale culpability. To be sure, the murderer in a detective novel should be given a sporting chance; but it is going too far to grant him a secret society to fall back on. No high-class, self-respecting murderer would want such odds.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 4, 2012 2:53 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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