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The Myna Bird Mystery (1952)

Originally published in This Week, December 28, 1952, and reprinted in QBI as “Embezzlement Dept: The Myna Birds,” this one is so unbelievable that the reader just has no recourse but to relax and enjoy the ride. 71 more words

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Ellery Queen (Ziff Davis) 1952

In 1952, Ziff Davis published two comic books featuring Ellery Queen. The covers sported paintings reminiscent of the pulp magazines, but the interiors were basic comic-style of the day. 81 more words

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The Phantom Train (1952)

Originally published as “The Phantom Train” in This Week, August 31, 1952, and appearing in QBI as “Magic Dept.: Snowball in July,” this is a barely plausible Queen tale. 299 more words

Reading Ellery Queen

The King is Dead (1952)

This is an interesting read, along with the other politicized Queen novels which proceeded it. It takes place in New York, on a secluded island, and Wrightsville (surprise, surprise – everyone’s from Wrightsville!) The novel is surely a part of the recent Queen style, yet it is also a throwback to the hermetically-sealed box novels of twenty years earlier. 536 more words

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Dark Places

Tonight, I have tickets with friends for a screening of Dark Places. Gillian Flynn’s second movie isn’t getting near as much fanfare as Gone Girl… 428 more words


Spotlight Stop! A Deceptive Homecoming by Anna Loan-Wilsey (Giveaway, too!)

A Deceptive Homecoming
by Anna Loan Wilsey

A Deceptive Homecoming
(A Hattie Davish Mystery)

Series: A Hattie Davish Mystery (Book 4)
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Kensington (July 28, 2015) 391 more words


#4 - Published in 2015

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck.

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