10 Quotes From Popular Murder Mysteries That Will Grab Your Attention

Sneha Bale

July 26, 2019


1 min

1. The Truth About Truth


The thing about murder mysteries is that it can grip anyone and everyone. ZEE5 Original Dhrusti is the latest murder mystery on our watchlist. Dhrushti, starring Rahul Ravindran, Pavani Gangireddy, Vennela Kishore and others, looks like a gripping watch. As we get into the groove for this murder mystery, let’s take a look at a few of the popular quotes from popular books.

Let’s start with Patricia Cornwell’s most popular book, Portrait Of A Killer – Jack The Ripper. Here, she brilliantly explains the truth about truth and we can’t help but dwell in that statement. “Because cremated bodies reveal no tales of the flesh, even if they are exhumed.”

2. The Feeling Of Being Lost


She says, “I was consumed, too, not by the dying but by the dead.” In another book, titled Post Mortem, Patricia Cornwell weaves yet another truth of life in the simplest of words.

3. The ‘Emotional’ Fact


“It gets under our skin, Kay. All of it does. We just manage to cage in most of the emotions so they don’t devour us.” Patricia, who is known for her many murder mysteries and crime thrillers, has mastered the art of subtly adding general truths of life in her grim books.

4. Why Be Happy, When You Can Worry


“Fey…a Scotch word…It means the kind of exalted happiness that comes before a disaster. You know, it’s too good to be true,”  says the legendary author Agatha Christie in her book Death on the Nile.

5. Think! Think! Think!


“How true is the saying that man was forced to invent work in order to escape the strain of having to think,” says Agatha in the same book. Although the book was written in 1937, it stands relevant today more than ever before.

6. The Sadism


“Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy,” says author Dan Brown in his iconic book, Angels and Demons. In the Telugu film Spyder, we learnt that every human is four per cent sadist, and the bad news is… the percentage is constantly rising. Time for a check?

7. The Thing About Fear


“Fear cripples faster than any implement of war,” writes Dan Brown in his book Angels and Demons. “What happened? Are you afraid?” is often met with a ‘no’. If only one could see life inside shattering, one wouldn’t ask the same question.

8. Myth And Mythology


Dan Brown is known for his cryptic storylines and subtly woven theories that resonate with contemporary times. In his book, The Da Vinci Code, he comments on the subject of faith in an interesting way: “Those who truly understand their faiths understand the stories are metaphorical.”

9. Words From The Legend


Nobody can surpass the standards set by the legendary writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle when it comes to crime thrillers, mysteries and detective drama. In his first Sherlock Holmes book titled A Study In Scarlet, he writes: “There is no satisfaction in vengeance unless the offender has time to realise who it is that strikes him, and why retribution has come upon him.”

10. A Lesson From The Home Grounds


Last but not least, let’s end it with Indian author Uday Satpathy and his hit crime novel Brutal. In his book, he drops in a life lesson that we wouldn’t have realised, if not for his book. He writes: “Impossibility is an inherent part of nature, an ancient beast. It instils fear in your heart. Yet, you have to accept it, embrace it. It’ll be a terrible experience.” Fact!

Now that you are set with the spirit of solving murder mysteries, check out Dhrushti on ZEE5.

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