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I Remember How Things Used to Be*

An interesting post from Moira at Clothes in Books has got me thinking about certain kinds of characters we don’t see very often any more in crime fiction. 1,327 more words

Agatha Christie

The Roman Hat Mystery

The Roman Hat Mystery was first published in 1929.  It was written by “Ellery Queen,” which in this instance is the collaboration of two cousin-authors:  Frederic Danny and Manfred Lee.  662 more words


It's Not Too Short, It's Not Too Long*

They’re not quite long enough to count as novels. But at the same time, they’re not really short stories either. I’m talking of course of novellas. 1,195 more words

Agatha Christie

Will this get me thrown out of the fan club?

I read my first Ellery Queen novel to participate in the monthly book challenge run at Past Offences during October. At least I think it was my first Ellery Queen novel; surely I’d have remembered if I’d had such a wretched experience before. 354 more words


Ellery Green?

Editorial Notes:

  1. This story is a follow-on to Hansel and Gretel – the True Story and I suggest you read that first so you’ll understand what’s about to happen.
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Fairy Council

It All Keeps Adding Up, I Think I'm Cracking Up*

I’m sure you’ve heard of the old expression, ‘It’s always the quiet ones…’ As any crime fiction fan can tell you, there are all kinds of murderers, both loud and quiet. 1,433 more words

Agatha Christie

Pic of the Day: "The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep" revisited

Our week begins with another look at the Ellery Queen episode “The Adventure of Caesar’s Last Sleep,” first airing on March 14, 1976. Rent-a-hit-man Bonner is on the phone clearing up some details with his latest client. 90 more words

Timothy Carey