Friday, May 27, 2022

Quote of the Week: You Are Wondering Why I Have Called You All Together

But those who read thrillers are an impatient race. They chafe at scenic rhapsodies and want to get on to the rough stuff. When, they ask, did the dirty work start? Who were mixed up in it? Was there blood, and, if so, how much? And - most particularly - where was everybody and what was everybody doing at whatever time it was? The chronicler who wishes to grip must supply this information at the earliest possible moment.

 - P.G. Wodehouse, "The Crime Wave at Blandings," in Lord Emsworth and Others, p.9

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