The final novel by the legendary Ellery Queen, A Fine and Private Place ranks with Queen's incomparable best.The nine-word clue was one of nine cryptic notes that had been sent to taunt Inspector Queen and his son Ellery nine days after the murder. Nino Importuna had been obsessed with the number. He had lived by it. Now the killer who brought a trio of gory deaths to Nino's ninth-floor penthouse at Number 99 East was camouflaging his identity in a jungle of nines--and daring Ellery to find him. The case was destined to be a dazzling contest of wits--to the ninth degree!
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Ellery Queen is a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn--Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905-1982), and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905-1971)--to write detective fiction. In a successful series of novels that covered forty-two years, Ellery Queen served as both the authors' name and that of the detective-hero. The cousins also cofounded and directed Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential English crime-fiction magazines of the twentieth century. They were given the Grand Master Award for achievements in the field of the mystery story by the Mystery Writers of America in 1961.Review:
''A new Ellery Queen book has always been something to look forward to for many years now.'' --Agatha Christie, praise for the series
''Ellery Queen is the American detective story.'' --Anthony Boucher, author of Nine Times Nine, praise for the series
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Book Description G. K. Hall & Company, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110783897596
Book Description G K Hall & Co, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0783897596