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Writers are like everyone else: we are products of our times, and we live through events as the rest of the world does. And those events sometimes have a real impact on us. 739 more words

Agatha Christie

FIVE BOOKS TO READ BEFORE THEY’RE SPOILED FOR YOU – Ellery Queen Edition

I’m following up my prize-winning post on Agatha Christie books one should read before they are spoiled with something along the same lines for several reasons. 2,889 more words

Mysteries

"Ten Days' Wonder" (1948) by Ellery Queen (review by Arthur Vidro)

As I mentioned when he last blogged for this site, in January of this year, in addition to being a freelance editor and a writer of short stories (two can be found on… 1,895 more words
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CALAMITY TOWN By Ellery Queen

One of my favorite authors is Ellery Queen. This a pen name for two cousins, Daniel Nathan and Manford Kepofsky. The writings cover 42 years. I have read the books several times but it has been awhile since I read his books. 209 more words

Books

The French Powder Mystery - Ellery Queen (1930)

My initial experience reading Ellery Queen with The Roman Hat Mystery was a mixed bag, slanting heavily towards disappointment.  I had an exciting start, gobbling up the maps, false forwards, and dramatis personæ preceding the start of the actual story.  1,426 more words

The Roman Hat Mystery - Ellery Queen (1929)

For over a month I’ve had a tall stack of Ellery Queen books staring at me out of the corner of my eye.  It would be easy (perhaps advisable) to dive in with The Greek Coffin Mystery, commonly regarded as Queen’s best.  1,480 more words

"The Devil To Pay," by Ellery Queen

I was in the mood for an old-fashioned whodunit, and this fit the bill.

This one is set in Hollywood, in the 1930’s, and so is missing familiar supporting characters from the early Queen books, such as Inspector Queen and Sgt. 100 more words

Fiction