onsdag den 9. december 2009

DJ´s Bait in the Box # 44

[This week´s beautiful and very appropriate bait box
belongs to Julia,
A Piece of my Mind]

Do you recognize this classic crime story?

“There had clearly been a terrific struggle. Heavy furniture was overturned. China vases lay splintered on the floor. In the middle of the hearthrug in front of the blazing fire lay Simeon in a great pool of blood. … Blood was splashed all round. The place was like a shambles.

There was a long shuddering sigh, and then two voices spoke in turn. Strangely enough, the words they uttered were both quotations.

David said: ´The mills of God grind slowly…´

Lydia´s voice came like a fluttering whisper: ´Who would have thought the old man to have had so much blood in him?´

The Rules:
If you recognize the quotation, or if you think you are able to guess who wrote it, please post a comment. Just leave a hint, do not spoil the fun by giving too much away. The book will be reviewed on Friday.

12 kommentarer:

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

I haven't a clue is it a male or female writer?

Margot Kinberg sagde ...

Dorte - What a festive choice for this week's "bait!" Funny how at least two of the versions of this title have a word that sounds very like the author's name.

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Dorte this time I have no clue, besides Macbeth. Anyhow I just want to tell you that the box in the picture from “Chocolates Valor” comes from Spain, nice chocolates and nice box.

Dorte H sagde ...

Norman: I think it is more helpful to tell you it is a true classic (much older than me).

Margot: oh, that was a great clue! (Or rather two good clues).

Jose: but Macbeth is a good clue, though the novel is not quite as old as Shakespeare. I think the Spanish box is very beautiful, and the picture should help my readers along.

Philip sagde ...

'Simon', Dorte? Are you trying to put me off the scent? Anyway, a very appropriate choice for this time from a writer not as much known for Shakespearean allusions as at least two contemporaries.

Uriah Robinson sagde ...

Ah Simon! Got it, I kept on thinking it must be a Michael ......., but it isn't.
The author was known by a different name in our locality.

Jose Ignacio Escribano sagde ...

Dorte, Now I recognize it, very appropiate title for Christmas.

Dorte H sagde ...

Philip: I could pretend I did it on purpose to challenge you for once, but the embarrassing truth is that I was just too sleepy to pay attention when I began reading the book yesterday.

Dorte H sagde ...

Norman, I am glad my readers are more reliable helpers than I am :D

Jose: great! And yes, for once I have taken the time to think about which books to read and review :D

Bernadette in Australia sagde ...

OK I think this is a seasonal title by one of Margot (and Kerrie's) favourite authors?

R. T. sagde ...

Dorte, your brain-teaser (tough on my gray matters) reminded me only that I recently wrote a letter to Santa (i.e., my Christmas wish-list), and asked for two things: a Belgian waffle maker and some tiny scissors for trimming my moustache.

Dorte H sagde ...

Bernadette: one point to you :)

R.T.: great clues. LOL