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Ellery Queen

The Non de Plume of two writer cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee who penned the popular Ellery Queen detective novels.

Their protagonist was Ellery Queen, a mystery writer with a penchant for amateur sleuthing who lived at 212A West 87th Street, New York City with his father, police inspector Richard Queen. 160 more words



This week we want to share some photos that were not available to us when we posted about our 75th anniversary symposium last week. Following the symposium, … 229 more words


CURIOUSER AND CURIOUSER: The Best Short Adventure of Ellery Queen

“There was a table set out under a tree in front of the house, and the March Hare and the Hatter were having tea at it: a Dormouse was sitting between them, fast asleep, and the other two were using it as a cushion, resting their elbows on it, and then talking over its head.

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September Book Haul

The books I got this month are:

  • Lock In by John Scalzi
  • The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
  • Calamity Town by Ellery Queen…
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Some Folks are Born, Silver Spoon in Hand*

A lot of us get tired of hearing about the doings of famous people. That’s understandable, when you consider the ways the media treats stories about celebrities. 1,319 more words

Agatha Christie

The Honest Swindler (1971)

The last Ellery Queen short story, published in the ubiquitous Saturday Evening Post, complete with a cover illustrated by Norman Rockwell.

The Puzzle Club meets for the last time, to figure out a financial scam perpetuated by a penniless gold digger. 93 more words

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The Odd Man (1971)

The second of three short stories published in 1971 featuring the Puzzle Club, this one appeared in the June issue of Playboy magazine.

Once again, three suspects, three occupations, one also sells drugs on the side. 46 more words

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