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Japanese Golden Dozen: Ellery Queen, Intruiging Mysteries from Japan

A magical find from my last London second hand bookshop walk.

This collection from Ellery Queen catalogues the best detective story writers from Japan at the time of publication. 968 more words

Eccentric Engineer 1976


Universal Television / NBC

The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer was an episode during NBC’s one season of the Ellery Queen television show from 1975-1976. Making a cameo (he gets bumped off right away) is… 577 more words

Twain, Hemmingway, Dickens: Crime Writers?

Sometimes I come across a book so curious I have to pick it up. Ellery Queen’s Book of Mystery Stories is just that book. Its very existence is so fascinating I had to write about it. 375 more words

WHO’S ON FIRST? A Man, a Mug, and a Da Vinci, That’s Who!

All this month, the Tuesday Night Bloggers are talking about “firsts,” famous and otherwise. After writing about the first detectives in literature and the first Christie… 1,688 more words


The Name on Everybody's Lips is Gonna be...*

As this is posted, it’s 70 years since Elizabeth Short’s body was discovered in Leimert Park, Los Angeles. This still-unsolved murder case got a great deal of public attention at the time, and it’s not hard to see why. 1,239 more words

Agatha Christie

What's On Your Radio?*

In 1922, the BBC began airing daily radio news broadcasts. Radio had already been used to broadcast election results, among other things. And it wasn’t long before the power of radio was felt. 883 more words

Agatha Christie

The End

So, that’s it. The novels, short stories and media empire created by Frederic Danny and Manfred Lee, dba Ellery Queen.

It’s been fun reading the novels and short stories in chronological order, and writing this blog to keep me on task. 415 more words

Reading Ellery Queen