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CALAMITY TOWN: A NOVEL - INSCRIBED
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CALAMITY TOWN: A NOVEL - INSCRIBED

by Queen, Ellery (pseud. of Frederic Dannay & Manfred Bennington Lee)

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Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. First American Edition. A psychologically complex family tragedy, and the first of four novels that took Ellery Queen beyond Manhattan to the a quiet hamlet called Wrightsville. "Needing a place to stay where he can write a novel, he rents a house from Wrightsville's first family, a house that is reputed to be a jinx, and becomes entagled in the emotional problems of the Wrights and their daughter's erratic new husband. Then comes murder: At the family's New Year's Eve party, one of the drinks with which the birth of 1941 is toasted has been laced with poison. The crime tears apart the family and the town; and subsequent events - the police investigation, the sensational trial, and more deaths - are treated not as pieces of a puzzle (though a neat plot is hidden among them) but as nightmares happening to real people, with Ellery powerless to help and contributing nothing until the last chapter" (Pronzini & Muller p.656). An attractive copy of this… Read more
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THE TRAGEDY OF X.

THE TRAGEDY OF X.

by Queen, Ellery (aka. Barnaby Ross)

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First Edition Thus
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1940. First Edition Thus. The first (and best) of the four novels written by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee under the Barnaby Ross pseudonym, originally published by Viking in 1932 and re-issued by Stokes and Little, Brown between 1940-42. Detective and retired Shakespearean actur Drury Lane joins forces with NYPD Inspector Thumm to "investigate the murder of the much-despised stockbroker Harley Longstreet on a passenger-jammed crosstown trolley by means of a ball of cork riddle with poison-tipped needles. This is followed by a second murder, with one of the Longstreet suspects thrown from the upper deck of the Weehawken ferry and crushed to pulp as the boat pulls into its slip; and then by a third killing, carried out aboard a New Jersey communter train within a few feet of Lane himself" (Pronzini & Muller, pp.699-700). A Haycraft Queen Cornerstone title. Hubin, p.345. First Printing (and the first published under the Ellery Queen pseudonym). Octavo (21.25cm);… Read more
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