“Detection is a darned lonely business and detectives are perhaps inclined to be lone wolves, if you’ll pardon the expression. And at the conclusion of a case, there are always other parties not of the police force, who will claim to have solved it. I refer, of course, to that bane of the policeman’s life, the amateur sleuth, or worse, still, the professional private detective.“
I’ve killed many people. Never bothered me much. That’s why I was good at it. I didn’t like them suffering, though. Took me years to figure out how to do it quickly, painlessly. But if you don’t tell me, I’m gonna forget all of that. Understand? And I’ll make the last three minutes of your life last forever.