|en Days' Wonder (1948)
The whole case had sounded fishy from the
beginning. Why would an amnesia victim go to a detective when he needed a doctor?
A Triangle for Murder
These are the people who formed the triangle:
Ellery is persuaded to accompany an old friend
to his ancestral home when the latter arrives at Ellery's house covered in blood and
unable to remember anything from the past few weeks. There, tensions erupt and foul play
results in the murder of one of the household's members.
One of the first Queen's I read and it immediately reminded me of a Ten Little Indians setting. Which at the time wasn't that difficult because Agatha Christie was much more popular at the time. The thing that struck me most was the fair-play. Christie's detectives always found some hidden clue only they themselves had noticed whereas Queen gives you "a shot" at the solution. Another trip to Wrightsville, the first of the self-doubting tales, and another double-twist ending. Brilliant portrayals.
Ten Days' Wonder.
Ten Days' Wonder
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