Tag Archives: Ellery Queen

The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931) by Ellery Queen

It has been a long time since I have read anything by Queen. In fact it has nearly been 2 years! I guess he has never been a favourite author and there have been so many other books and authors … Continue reading

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Murder in Pastiche (1955) by Marion Mainwaring

Metafiction and pastiches are definitely a form of the mystery genre I am keenly drawn to, having loved Leo Bruce’s Case for Three Detectives (1936). So I was quite excited when I came across this title on Curtis Evans’ blog … Continue reading

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Emotions in Golden Age Detective Fiction

Spoiler Warning: For the following novels crucial information concerning the killers is mentioned: Christie’s Evil Under the Sun, The Murder at the Vicarage, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Peril at End House and Death on the Nile, Margery Allingham’s Dancers … Continue reading

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Typing Ellery Queen

This is my final post on Ellery Queen for the Tuesday Night Bloggers and for the past three weeks I have been pondering how to analyse the character of Ellery Queen himself and it has only been in the last … Continue reading

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‘The Adventure of the Dauphin’s Doll’ (1948) by Ellery Queen

For the past couple of weeks I have been focusing on the novels by Ellery Queen, but this week for the Tuesday Night Bloggers, I am looking at one of their short stories. I have often found it intriguing the … Continue reading

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Did Ellery Queen ever escape the Golden Age of Detection?

The aim of my second Ellery Queen post for the Tuesday Night Bloggers is to throw an idea out and examine from a nuts and bolts perspective how much the Ellery Queen novels changed during the series. My post has … Continue reading

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A Disturbing Trip to Hollywood in Ellery Queen’s The Origin of Evil (1951)

The Hollywood setting of The Origin of Evil (1951) is implied from the first pages in the cast list which mimics film blurb descriptions, which try to create intrigue such as ‘Crowe MacGowan: Delia’s strapping son by a former marriage, … Continue reading

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Ellery Queen and The Secret to Writing a Bestseller Title

This is the first Ellery Queen themed week for the Tuesday Night Bloggers and I thought I would look at the works of Queen as a whole, in particular the titles they used. These days with technology anything and everything … Continue reading

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The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) by Ellery Queen

Like the title, the introductory quote ‘Nudaque veritas’ (Latin for ‘naked truth’) has a dual meaning, though in this instance bearing both a literal and abstract interpretation. In addition, The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) includes the typographical features we readily … Continue reading

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