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POINT ME IN THE RIGHT MISDIRECTION (Part One: The Knave of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts)

The Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which was essentially borne out of the chaos of the First World War and began its slow decline partway through World War II, had a function beyond its power to entertain. 3,788 more words

Mysteries

The Tragedy of X - Barnaby Ross (1932)

Is it possible to fall in love with a book?  No, not the novel contained within, but the physical object itself.  I have two copies of The Tragedy of X, and if I were to go purely by cover, I’d have read my Avon copy (the publishing year of which I haven’t been able to figure out).  1,583 more words

Kungen är död

Kungen är död – Ellery Queen
Translator: Håkan Andersson
Original title: The King is Dead (1952)
Series: Detektiv Ellery Queen #23, Klassikerserien #2
Andra böcker i klassikerserien: … 364 more words

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Que Bonita es Barcelona*

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

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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

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