"There’s nothing like true crime to dispel the notion that criminals get caught because of a detective’s brilliant reading of the clues. Rather, they get caught because someone rats them out."
— Sleazy, bloody and surprisingly smart: In defense of true crime
(source: The Tacoma Daily News, December 25, 1894.)
'There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.' C.S. Lewis, opening line of The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
First lines in fiction
My heel broke. I fell so ungraciously, it was borderline pornographic. And then I saw a homeless guy laugh at me. It’s been a spectacular day thus far.
Flapper getting a tattooed garter belt.
From Jazz Age.
“I’m sorry to disturb you, Mister Holmes.” “Peterson, put down your goose.”