Detection Is, Or Ought To Be, An Exact Science, And Should Be Treated In The Same Cold And Unemotional Manner.

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Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science, and should be treated in
the same cold and unemotional manner. You have attempted to tinge it with
romanticism, which produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story
or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four"