From 1939 through 1948, The Adventures of Ellery Queen invited listeners to "match wits with the celebrated gentleman detective as he recounts the story of a crime he alone unraveled." The Adventure of the Murdered Moths prints 14 previously unpublished scripts including dying messages and impossible disappearances.
The best stories from the classic radio show featuring Ellery Queen as detective. Contains: The Last Man Club, Napoleon's Razor, The Bad Boy, The March of Death, The Haunted Cave, The Lost Child, The Black Secret, The Dying Scarecrow (1 hour version), Woman in Black, Forgotten Men, The Man Who Could Double the Size of Diamonds, The Dark Cloud, Mr. Short and Mr. Long, The Murdered Moths.
|Left: cover paperback/dustcover for cloth edition, Crippen & Landru, 2005(cover design Deborah Miller). The limited edition in cloth with a separately printed pamphlet with the radio script for "The Case of the Three Macklins" by Ellery Queen. *|
From 1939 until 1948, Dannay and (mainly) Lee wrote the hugely popular radio mystery show, The Adventures of Ellery Queen, which like some of the EQ books stopped the action toward the end and challenged the audience to deduce whodunit. From the more than 350 surviving scripts, fourteen of the most challenging were chosen:
This book was published in honor of the centennial of the births of Lee and Dannay, and (in the fictional world of EQ), the centennial of Ellery himself.
|The limited collector's edition has an additional script in a separate chapbook -- one of the mini (10-minute) scripts Ellery Queen did for The Kate Smith Hour called "The Case of the Three Macklins"|
Adventure of the Murdered Moths
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