Whodunit Quotes

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She craved a tall glass of the fresh-squeezed lemonade from the pitcher she’d left chilling
“She craved a tall glass of the fresh-squeezed lemonade from the pitcher she’d left chilling in the fridge. Two glasses served with a generous slice of pound cake with orange glaze icing sounded twice as nice.”
Ed Lynskey, Fur the Win

Lyn Key
“Nozy Cat lifted one sleepy eyelid, and his marble blue eye glared at her for interrupting his sacred nap. He wore a yellow collar with little red stars printed on it. His second eyelid also opened, and he gave them his irritated blue-eyed glare.”
Lyn Key, Nozy Cat 1

Quote is taken from Chapter 1: A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died,
“Quote is taken from Chapter 1:

A decade ago when Isabel’s husband Max had died, they’d moved in together and merged their possessions. Neither sister brought any fussy teapots, canaries, sachets, or doilies, but lots of other stuff had to either stay or go. Looking at the lime green armchair gave Alma the willies. Her suggestion to slipcover it in a more subdued color had garnered Isabel’s frosty stare, and Alma had dropped the matter.”
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham: You love to figure out
“Quote taken from Chapter 1 of The Corpse Wore Gingham:

"You love to figure out things as much as I do,” Piper said.

“Like what?” Bill asked.

“You fix broken stuff,” Piper replied.

“Repairing a broken toaster or steam iron is far different than unraveling a murder mystery," Bill said.”
Ed Lynskey, The Corpse Wore Gingham

Lyn Key
I’m hungry as a church mouse, Hope. Do you have anything to eat?

Hope looked down at His Whiskery Lordship swishing his black tail back and forth at her. He’d tucked a blue paper napkin into his collar. “When did you wake up?” she asked.”
Lyn Key, Nozy Cat 2: A Hope Jones Cozy Mystery

Lyn Key
“Hope turned sly. “What if the slice of apple pie is served a la mode?”

Smiling, Peggy Sue regarded her tall, brunette, and blue-eyed friend. “Is the slice of apple pie served a la mode with three scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream piled on top of it?”
Lyn Key, Nozy Cat 1

Isabel frowned. “Alma Trumbo, you did not just dig up a human bone from our
“Isabel frowned. “Alma Trumbo, you did not just dig up a human bone from our flowerbed. It’s got to be a dinosaur bone, dinky or not.”

“A dinosaur bone, eh?” The short, stout Alma gave her tall, slim sister the old up and down. “What then, are we the Flintstones living in Bedrock?”
Ed Lynskey, Sweet Betsy

Ed Lynskey
“Speaking of the devil, what is Alma doing right now?”

“Well...” Sitting in her favorite armchair, Isabel craned her neck around to peer down the hallway to where she saw Alma squealing and clapping hands at their pet beagle Petey Sampson. With his tail wagging, he woof-woofed at her, and she woof-woofed right back at him.”
Ed Lynskey, Murder in a One Hearse Town

So you say. I just hope you don’t catch some exotic dinosaur ailment because Eustis
“So you say. I just hope you don’t catch some exotic dinosaur ailment because Eustis probably doesn’t stock the right pills to treat it.”
Ed Lynskey, Sweet Betsy

Dashiell Hammett
“I don't mind a reasonable amount of trouble.”
Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon

Shouldering the duffel bag with the Marine Corps bulldog, Old Man knocked Jan's photo off
“Shouldering the duffel bag with the Marine Corps bulldog, Old Man knocked Jan's photo off the bed table. He turned to stone staring down at the photo. His face then splintered into hurt. Tears seeped into his eyes. He grappled for the nearest bedpost and slumped forward on extended arms. His shoulders jerked and head sagged a little while his heart broke. Old Man cried the mute cry of men of his generation.”
Ed Lynskey, The Blue Cheer

Quote taken from Chapter 1: I know what. Isabel reached under the end table, took
“Quote taken from Chapter 1:

I know what." Isabel reached under the end table, took out the game board, and rattled the Band-Aid box containing the letter tiles. "It's been a week-and-a-half since our last Scrabble game.”
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

You’re a nosy sleuth like me because you can’t help it,” Alma said.
“You’re a nosy sleuth like me because you can’t help it,” Alma said.”
Ed Lynskey, Sweet Betsy

Alma didn’t want Isabel to start singing the praises of their pet, a rescue beagle,
“Alma didn’t want Isabel to start singing the praises of their pet, a rescue beagle, or she wouldn’t shush until sundown.

“I’ve found the missing lady,” Alma said. “Say welcome home, Betsy Sweet.”
Ed Lynskey, Sweet Betsy

Quote taken from Chapter 1 Bill hung up, grumbling to nobody in particular. Emily was
“Quote taken from Chapter 1

Bill hung up, grumbling to nobody in particular. Emily was about the only caller using the landline phone, and he regretted not getting rid of it. The Robinses were probably the lone holdouts on their city block to still have one.”
Ed Lynskey, The Corpse Wore Gingham

Quote taken from Chapter 1: The June afternoon had clear, blue skies—ideal weather for birdwatching.
“Quote taken from Chapter 1:

The June afternoon had clear, blue skies—ideal weather for birdwatching.”
Ed Lynskey, Fur the Win

Quote taken from Chapter 1: A grave matter has just arisen.” Etta hadn’t intended to
“Quote taken from Chapter 1:

A grave matter has just arisen.” Etta hadn’t intended to make the pun. She went on. “It’s a problem right up your alley.”
Ed Lynskey, Fur the Win

Quote is taken from Chapter 1: Since Etta could log in her rare Baltimore oriole
“Quote is taken from Chapter 1:

Since Etta could log in her rare Baltimore oriole sighting, she decided she’d had enough birding for one day. It was just a fun hobby, not an obsession.”
Ed Lynskey, Fur the Win

Kerri Maniscalco
“Lord help the girl he set those eyes on for good. His boyish vulnerability was a weapon, powerful and disarming.”
Kerri Maniscalco, Stalking Jack the Ripper

Megan stepping back let her glance switch from Alma to Isabel and return to Alma.
“Megan stepping back let her glance switch from Alma to Isabel and return to Alma. No doubt about it, thought Megan. Created as much alike as any sisters ever had been, their resemblance started with their matching red-and-white polka dot blouses. Since she was a young girl, she had matched their eye colors to their different personalities.”
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

The busy snoops like us can leave no stone unturned, Alma said.
“The busy snoops like us can leave no stone unturned," Alma said.”
Ed Lynskey, Sweet Betsy

Within the same hour as the murder took place, Isabel Trumbo sat in her armchair
“Within the same hour as the murder took place, Isabel Trumbo sat in her armchair dozing, the Alaskan Outdoor magazine on her lap. Her kid sister Alma fidgeted in the other armchair, from time to time picking up her newspaper folded over to the day’s crossword puzzle.”
Ed Lynskey, Quiet Anchorage

Carlene O'Connor
“When she wasn't at Courtney's, she was perched on top of a stationary bike at spinning class. Siobhán would much rather ride a scooter. It never made sense to her why anyone would want to pedal like mad on top of something that was never going to go anywhere.”
Carlene O'Connor, Murder in an Irish Village

Carlene O'Connor
“What do we know about the Yank?"
"The one you were flirting with in there?"
"I was not flirting."
"You were flirting."
"You catch more flies with honey."
"Yeah? Well why in the heck would you want to catch flies in the first place?"
He had her there.”
Carlene O'Connor, Murder in an Irish Village

Carlene O'Connor
“I thought the butler always did it," someone remarked under their breath.”
Carlene O'Connor, Murder in an Irish Village

Have they ever. Isabel never misses a trick. Anytime I step into their foyer, she’s
“Have they ever. Isabel never misses a trick. Anytime I step into their foyer, she’s dropping hints all over the place. Don’t get me wrong because I love both women dearly, and I enjoy playing a game or two of Scrabble, just not on every visit. Why can’t we play Monopoly for a change of pace? I love squeezing the play money in my fist and snapping up the swanky properties like Park Place and Boardwalk.”
Ed Lynskey, The Ladybug Song

Lyn Key
I’m hungry as a church mouse, Hope. Do you have anything to eat?
Hope looked down at His Whiskery Lordship swishing his black tail back and forth at her. He’d tucked a blue paper napkin into his collar. “When did you wake up?” she asked.”
Lyn Key, Nozy Cat 2: A Hope Jones Cozy Mystery

Carlene O'Connor
“You would do the same thing if a dead body turned up in your home."
Siobhán stopped when she remembered who she was talking to. "I mean, if you weren't an undertaker like.”
Carlene O'Connor, Murder in an Irish Village

Carlene O'Connor
“She was daft. That's what she was. Completely mental. There was no other explanation for why she was lurking in the back of Butler's Undertaker Lounge and Pub while her siblings were about to go in the front so they could distract him.”
Carlene O'Connor, Murder in an Irish Village

“I can't say that I like mysteries unless I can solve them.”
Herbert G. de Lisser, The White Witch of Rosehall

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