Everything in a story should be credible.
I have a strong moral sense - by my standards.
The Glass Key is better than anything Hemingway ever wrote.
I still can't decide which is more fun - reading or writing.
Every Sherlock Holmes story has at least one marvelous scene.
I think one or two of the later Holmes stories are among the best.
Doyle stokes in a thousand shrewd touches with no effort at all. Wonderful.
To read of a detective's daring finesse or ingenious stratagem is a rare joy.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.