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When it comes to murder mysteries, Dr. Welsh tell us:
In Fydor Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground, the underground man writes, “Even man has reminiscence which he would not tell to everyone, but only to his friends. He has other matters in his mind which he would not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But there are other things which a man is afraid to tell even to himself, and every decent man has a number of such things stored away in his mind. The more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.”These indecent things we hide from ourselves come to the front in a great murder mystery which looks at the darker sides of others and the darker sides of ourselves. The writer on this list who does this the most admirably in my estimation is the peerless Patricia Highsmith.