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Agatha Christie and the Mystery Genre
"One of the pleasures of writing detective stories is that there are so many types to choose from: the light-hearted thriller, which is particularly pleasant to do; the intricate detective story with an involved plot which is technically interesting and requires a great deal of work, but is always rewarding; and then what I can only describe as the detective story that has a kind of passion behind it -- that passion being to help save innocence. Because it is innocence that matters, not guilt."
-- Agatha Christie in her Autobiography.