NEW YORK, NEW YORK
York versus Wrightsville, Ellery's two favorite places and a tale of two cities in more
ways than one. His
stories take place in a New York populated with sophisticates and eccentrics. If 'Ellery Queen is the American detective story' in this century New York must have been the setting par excellence for his adventures. Large buildings with buzzing streets where crime lurks behind each corner and yet it keeps something sophisticating up his sleeve. Some trips to Hollywood aside in the 1940's he invented a small New England manufacturing town, Wrightsville and located several works here.
anhattan in particular was
strongly featured in Cat of Many Tails
In "The American Gun Mystery" Buck Horne is shot in N.Y's new Colosseum on Broadway. The back cover of the Dell pocket book seems to indicate the World Trade Center as the venue for its location. The map is by Ruth Belew.