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Linda Barnes

"Plenty of guys are good at sex, but conversation, now there's an art."

Linda Barnes, A Trouble of Fools (1987)

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"Marcia was incredibly organized, obsessively neat ... I mean she folded her underwear like origami."

Linda Barnes, "Lucky Penny," in Marilyn Wallace, ed., Sisters in Crime (1989)

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"She sings like she's got a secret, and if you listen long enough, she'll tell it to you -- and only you."

Linda Barnes, Steel Guitar (1991)

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"Guilt is the major motivating force in my life."

Linda Barnes, Steel Guitar (1991)

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"Record company execs eat their young, I swear to God."

Linda Barnes, Steel Guitar (1991)

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"Singers come and go; the music business waxes and wanes. The blues are popular and unpopular, often at the same time."

Linda Barnes, Steel Guitar (1991)

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"I never get used to it, the unknowable mystery of a person so suddenly, totally closed, snapped shut like a half-read novel."

Linda Barnes, Steel Guitar (1991)

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" I have no-fail chemistry. A guy turns me on, he's the wrong one for me."

Linda Barnes, Snapshot (1993)

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"Probably the only thing my mom and dad agreed on was the vital importance of guilt."

Linda Barnes, Hardware (1995)

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"If his word were a bridge, I'd be afraid to cross."

Linda Barnes, Cold Case (2005)

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" Yiddish is the voice of exile, the tongue of ghettos, but I'll shed a tear when it joins ancient Greek and dead Latin. For gossip and insult, you can't beat Yiddish."

Linda Barnes, Cold Case (2005)

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Linda Barnes, U.S. writer
(1949 - )

Full name: Linda Appelblatt Barnes