"Do you feel that the police could have done anything more to have helped you?"
"Yeah, there’s one thing."
"Right, what was that?"
"They could have found my daughter."
- from ‘Red Riding: 1974’, based on the novel by David Peace
"Wooden crates with rope handles. Cyrillic writing. Whatever was inside the box - Kalashnikovs or Tokarevs or little wooden matryoshkas - it sounded as if it were military issue and a resident of Nassau County should not be in possession of it."
- Christopher Reich, The Prince of Risk
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Raymond Chandler given blue plaque in mean streets of Upper Norwood; Creator of hard-boiled LA detective Philip Marlowe lived in leafy London suburb while a pupil at nearby Dulwich College
The handwritten manuscript from The Sign of Four in 1889 is said to be one of the rarest items known to enthusiasts of the fictional detective
(Source: Daily Mail)
Gore Vidal was born in West Point, New York, on this day in 1925.
"Where are we going?" he asked.
"But I’m not dead yet, I don’t think."