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  • It was ruled justifiable homicide.
  • A weapon registered to you was confiscated at a homicide.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • the caption that labeled her the top homicide investigator in the city.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • You’re a homicide detective.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death

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  • I had been charged with DWI and vehicular homicide,
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Tears of a Tiger
  • I’m telling you, I can’t have any more flower homicides on my conscience, I said.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • This case is now classified as a homicide.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • (He was apparently pretty quod at serial killing, as one might expect of a prodigy, since he never got caught and indeed probably no one would have ever known about Hodel except his son—true story—became a homicide detective in California, and through a series of amazing coincidences and some pretty solid police work, became convinced that his dad was a murderer.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Florida had the largest population in the world of children condemned to die in prison for non-homicides.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • It was just a little subtler about its homicides now.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo

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  • After I left the nursing home, I spent the next hour driving to Mountain City to stand next to a client who was entering a guilty plea to a reduced charge of negligent homicide in what had originally been a second-degree murder case.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • All you have to do is spit on the sidewalk, and the whole town figures you’re the kind of guy who might commit homicide, and everyone in your family is likely just the same.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • Now, I don’t know how many homicides they have out there in West Virginia but I guess it was pretty bloody.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • Its effect on me had indeed been so powerful that I had actually speculated—not idly either, but with a moment’s seriousness, which rather scared me—on the physical and spiritual consequences to myself were I, too, to indulge in a little homicide tinged with metaphysics, plunge a knife, say, into the breast of some innocent old woman like Yetta Zimmerman.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • It is a rare combination, and I think it is why I was more successful than any of the males in Homicide.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • The media lost interest, heading off to obsess over a Center City triple homicide.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • I stand up straighter, make myself focus my eyes before this turns into a homicide.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • Mistreatment of children, negligent homicide. those videos of Bonzo’s and Stilson’s deaths were pretty gruesome.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • The noise of the cicadas was enough to drive you to homicide.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • We are not concerned with an act of homicide committed on a sudden impulse which might serve as extenuation.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • In 2008, there were 417 homicides in New York City.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • According to the learned Charles Lindhorn, a professor of anthropology at Boston University, homicide rates among the Pashtun tribes are way lower than homicide rates in urban areas of the United States.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • You sent me a fax of a homicide.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • But there is an extremely fine line between a suicide and a homicide.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Being a homicide detective can be the loneliest job in the world.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • However fugitive this homicide flash, Felton saw it, and started as if its light had revealed the abysses of this woman’s heart.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Three Musketeers
  • As the sociologist John Shelton Reed has written, "The homicides in which the South seems to specialize are those in which someone is being killed by someone he (or often she) knows, for reasons both killer and victim understand."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • On the one hand, highway robbery, fraud, deceit, violence, sensuality, homicide, all sorts of sacrilege, every variety of crime; on the other, one thing only, innocence.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Five unsolved homicides in the last two weeks.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Duntz agrees with him; having studied the files on unsolved Las Vegas homicides, he knows Smith to be innocent of this particular deed.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Walt and Billie McCandless had by then moved to the Maryland shore and no longer had a Virginia phone number, but Walt’s eldest child from his first marriage lived in Annandale and was in the book; late on the afternoon of September 17, Sam McCandless received a call from a Fairfax County homicide detective.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We only know that the homicides and those who didn’t confess were turned back; and you say that Galahad, Bors, and Percivale were allowed.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Justifiable homicide, so it would.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • She shall be taken to some desert place By man untrod, and in a rock-hewn cave, With food no more than to avoid the taint That homicide might bring on all the State, Buried alive.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • The papers, LaTisha says, reported that it was the fifth triple homicide in the District in ten months.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • His father had been a robbery detective in Cleveland, Ohio, and his older brother was a homicide detective in Fort Lauderdale—and a detective is what David Delinko fervidly wanted to be, someday.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • But surely Budd purposed neither mutiny nor homicide.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • But the prosecutor says there is no charge of culpable homicide; for it is murder, and nothing less than murder, with which he is charged.
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
  • While we were under sail, the boatswain would often defend this bloody action, by saying, that the Indians had broke the truce the night before, by shooting one of our men without just provocation: and what if the poor fellow had taken a little liberty with the wench, he ought not to have been murdered in so villainous a manner: and that they had acted nothing but what the divine laws commissioned to be done to such homicides.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • "Peace," said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever seen or heard that a knight-errant has been arraigned before a court of justice, however many homicides he may have committed?"
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Today it was about whether—in the case of homicide—the corpus delicti is the knife or the dead man whose death is the actual proof of the crime.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Our curiosity is up now, to hear about the homicide.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd’nhead Wilson
  • James Calver, bank robber and homicide, stared in harsh profile towards the first communion party.
    Graham Greene  --  The Power and the Glory
  • The police say that it was a double homicide.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Murder in the first degree—premeditated homicide—is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • The irony, of course, is that no sentence imposed by a court for homicide could trump the one that’s ravaged me in prison.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • This merely states that Koenig was employed by the Gemeinschaft where a recent homicide took place … and he had been a witness to the initial gunfire.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • He foresaw a time when men, exultant in the technique of homicide, would rage so hotly over the world that every precious thing would be in danger, every book and picture and harmony, every treasure garnered through two millenniums, the small, the delicate, the defenseless—all would be lost like the lost books of Livy, or wrecked as the English wrecked the Summer Palace in Pekin.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • …too as we are and victims too as we are, but victims of a different circumstance, simpler and therefore, integer for integer, larger, more heroic and the figures therefore more heroic too, not dwarfed and involved but distinct, uncomplex who had the gift of loving once or dying once instead of being diffused and scattered creatures drawn blindly limb from limb from a grab bag and assembled, author and victim too of a thousand homicides and a thousand copulations and divorcements.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • But what was worse, the unfortunate Sparser had already been charged with larceny and homicide, and wishing, no doubt, to minimize his own share in this grave catastrophe, had not only revealed the names of all who were with him in the car—the youths in particular and their hotel address—but had charged that they along with him were equally guilty, since they had urged him to make speed at the time and against his will—a claim which was true enough, as Clyde knew.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
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