Who wrote it? #3: Mystery Writers Edition

Like to read stories and novels about mysteries and the detectives who solve them? Here are seven quotation from detective fiction classics. Can you guess who wrote them?
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Last updated: June 13, 2018
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"You will not apply my precept," he said, shaking his head. "How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?"
Arthur Conan Doyle
“You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that, oil and water were the same as wind and air to you."
Raymond Chandler
"It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic."
Edgar Allan Poe
"I work for Nero Wolfe. ... He knows more words than Shakespeare knew."
Rex Stout
“Lord Peter was hampered in his career as a private detective by a public school education. Despite Parker's admonitions, he was not always able to discount it. [...] He belonged to a family which had never shot a fox. 'I am an amateur,' said Lord Peter”
Dorothy Sayers
“When a man's partner is killed he's supposed to do something about it. [...] Then it happens we were in the detective business. Well, when one of your organization gets killed it's bad business to let the killer get away with it. It's bad all around-bad for that one organization, bad for every detective everywhere.
Dashiell Hammett
“It is a good phrase that,” said Poirot. “The impossible cannot have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”
Agatha Christie
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