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The Penthouse Mystery (1941)

The body in the trunk, the vanishing jade necklace, the ventriloquist,the magician & the cardsharp.
A murderous mix of clues and characters that gives detection's most expert amateur, Ellery Queen, one of his trickiest cases. A fast-paced puzzler.
Sheila Cobb turned to Ellery Queen in desperation when her father disappeared. And within half an hour, Ellery found Gordon Cobb... but the solution didn't get him very far. For Gordon Cobb was dead, his body concealed in his own wardrobe trunk in a luxurious penthouse.

Hidden treasure, rival gangs of international crooks, and rapid-fire detection make this Ellery Queen adventure a treat for EQ fans and all mystery readers.

The Penthouse Mystery - cover - Grosset & Dunlap,  NY, 1941The Penthouse Mystery - Hardback coverThe Penthouse Mystery - cover Grosset & Dunlap,  NY, 1941The Penthouse Mystery - hardcover Grosset & Dunlap,  NY, 1941

Again an Ellery Queen story but no real Queen recycled from a B-movie which was based on a radioplot by the Queens. To be precise the 60-minute drama The Three (Four) Scratches (12-17-39).
The story was published in the may 1941 in Screen Romances a magazine with stories from the movies.
 


Leichen sind schweres Gepäck - cover German edition Ullstein Krimi N°1844, 1977 translation Ernst Heyda.Ellery Queen e il mistero dell'attico - cover Italian edition Il GialloMondadori N° 1817, November 27. 1983ТАЙНА ПЕНТХАУСА - Cover Russian edition, 2005 (also includes The Vanishing Corpse & Scarlet Letters)消えた宝石 (Penthouse Mystery) - cover Japanese edition, educational publication, June 1964ねらわれた宝石 (Penthouse Mystery) - cover Japanese edition, educational publication, June 1965消えた宝石 (Penthouse Mystery) - cover Japanese edition, educational publication, Oct 1969 (also contains story by Murray)

The Vanishing Corpse - Penthouse Mystery - cover Japanese edition, Somoto Reasoning Paperback, Jan 14. 1972
The Penthouse Mystery Translations
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German: Leichen sind schweres Gepäck  
Italian: Ellery Queen e il mistero dell'attico  
Japanese: ペントハウスの謎  
(aka ねらわれた宝石)  
Russian: ТАЙНА ПЕНТХАУСА  
 

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