"I have never read horror, nor do I consider 'The Exorcist' to be such, but rather as a suspenseful supernatural detective story, or paranormal police procedural."
"Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective."
"A really good detective never gets married."
"It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story."
"Politicians should read science fiction, not Westerns and detective stories."
"What description of clouds and sunsets was to the old novelist, description of scientific apparatus and methods is to the modern Scientific Detective writer."
"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."
"I think [Inspector] Morse's thing about being a poor policeman but a good detective is a very good description of him."
"If I'm home with no chore at hand, and a package of books has come, the television set and the chess board and the unanswered mail will have to manage without me if one of the books is a detective story."
"If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck."
Category: Detective fiction