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OOH! Let's play "quote from your current book!" Lance was first, so I'll go next!

Ruminating on crime and criminals, Anna Pigeon in Nevada Barr's Liberty Falling says, "The root cause of this was that most criminals were not all that bright. Agatha Christie was bright. P.D. James was bright. Dick Francis was bright. Criminals were thugs. Not very creative. Not ingenious. Opportunists who'd flunked long-range planning. Hence non-fictional crimes tended to be fairly straightforward."

Disconcertingly but not offensively, the author photo on the back of this library edition has Ms. Barr seated on a bench across the harbor from the Manhattan skyline, with the WTC filling the background. (The book was published in 1999.)

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