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The Case Book of Ellery Queen (1945)


The five Mercury paperback series normally contained "cut" or "abridged" versions of popular novels, including several of EQ's. This being the only collection to feature "new" material -- even if the works were "new" only in a technical sense. Since the radio scripts were written by Dannay and Lee, this paperback collection is of interest to EQ collectors. "The Double Triangle" is by no means a great Queen story but since it combines many of the earlier Queen-characteristics it proves a source of fascination in itself. Like all of the Mercury editions, though, it is difficult to find.

"The House of Darkness" (1935) shows EQ's skill with elaborate, surrealistic backgrounds for his fiction. The story is also good mystery puzzle, not too realistic, but imaginative in it's plotting.

Nice intermediate deductions in "The Teakwood Case".

"Long Shot" returns to the turf of The American Gun Mystery (1933), with a tale combining Western characters, horses, and guns, the same elements of the earlier book.  (Michael E.Grost)



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Other articles on this book

(1) Reading Ellery Queen - The House of Darkness Jon Mathewson
(2) Reading Ellery Queen - The Hollow Dragon Jon Mathewson
(3) Reading Ellery Queen - The Long Shot Jon Mathewson
(4) Reading Ellery Queen - Mind over Matter Jon Mathewson
(5) Reading Ellery Queen - The Teakwood Case Jon Mathewson

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