The Word Is Murder Quotes

Anthony Horowitz
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When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
-- A quotation from Shakesphere's Hamlet (chapter 1)

Importance: This quote appears in the window of Cornwallis and Sons. It is significant because it provides a clue that Cornwallis is the killer. In addition, it foreshadows that there will be more than one death in the narrative.

All he saw was the paperwork, the uniforms, the anglepoise lamps. He couldn't find his way to the story.
-- Anthony (Narration) (chapter 2)

Importance: Anthony says this about Hawthorne as he tells readers about the first time they worked together when Hawthorne worked with him as a consultant on a television series Anthony wrote. The quote shows why Hawthorne asks Anthony to be his ghostwriter. Hawthorne knows the facts, but he cannot tell a story. The quote also serves to advise writers that telling a story takes more than restating facts.

The word is murder. That's what matters.
-- Hawthorne (chapter 2)

Importance: Hawthorne says this to Anthony when he proposes...

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