for strange effects and extraordinary combinations we must go to life itself, which is always far more daring than any effort of the imagination.”
The larger crimes are apt to be the simpler, for the bigger the crime the more obvious, as a rule, is the motive.
“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact,”
“It is an old maxim of mine that when you have excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.