Agatha Christie about vagueness (“The Mysterious Affair at Styles”, 1920) - Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined — sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured — so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
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Real evidence is usually vague and unsatisfactory. It has to be examined — sifted. But here the whole thing is cut and dried. No, my friend, this evidence has been very cleverly manufactured — so cleverly that it has defeated its own ends.
 Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920). copy citation

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