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"‘Oh, well, I dunno. But she didn’t look to me like a murderess.”

‘And how do you know what a murderess looks like? Have you ever met one?’

‘Well, I’ve seen them at Madame Tussaud’s.’"

Strong Poison, by Dorothy L. Sayers (copyright 1930; quote is from page 35 of the Hodder & Stoughton trade paperback edition, 2016).