Author: Anthony Berkeley Cox
Dates: 5 July 1893 – 9 March 1971
Title of Book: The Poisoned Chocolates Case
Roger had some grounds for his assertion beyond mere parental pride. Entry into the charmed Crimes Circle’s dinners was not to be gained by all and sundry. It was not enough for a would-be member to profess an adoration for murder and let it go at that; he or che had got to prove that they were capable of worthily wearing their criminological spurs.
Not only must the interest be intense in all branches of the science, in the detection side, for instance, just as much as the side of criminal psychology, with the history of all cases of the least importance at the applicant’s finger-tips, but there must be constructive ability too; the candidate must have a brain and be able to use it. To…
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