TRICK I The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop Then in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and eldely owner and, for the grand finale, both reappear each as dead as the otherICK II From the House of Darkness issues bafflement In total darkness and from a distance of twelve feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch of each other into a spectaTRICK I The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop Then in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and eldely owner and, for the grand finale, both reappear each as dead as the otherICK II From the House of Darkness issues bafflement In total darkness and from a distance of twelve feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch of each other into a spectator s back A feat utterly impossible to perform yet brazenly and undeniably doneICK III The piece de resistance This time it s an entire house, a real house, a solid house which Ellery Queen had been in only the day beforenished from the face of the earth And in its place, one of the most incredible conundrums ever to face the master crime solver The Lamp of God Detective Story, October 1935 as House of Haunts The Treasure Hunt Detective Story, 1935 The Hollow Dragon Redbook, December 1936 The House of Darkness The American Magazine, February 1935 The Bleeding Portrait original title The Gramatan Mystery Man Bites Dog Blue Book, June, 1939 Long Shot Blue Book, September 1939 Mind Over Matter Blue Book, October 1939 The Trojan Horse Blue Book, December 1939
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen TRICK I The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop Then in the twinkling of an eye goes its rich and eldely owner and for the grand finale both reappear each as dead as the otherICK II From
An interesting collection of Ellery Queen (EQ) short stories dating from the mid- to late 30s. The two oldest stories, "Lamp of God" and "House of Darkness" date from 1935, and the newest ones are from 1939. It's a rather uneven mix, which is not helped by the appearance of EQ's annoying Hollywood girlfriend, Paula Paris, a gossip columnist, in the last four stories. "Lamp of God" is the best story by far. It starts:>“Once upon a time in a house cowering in wilderness there lived an old and [...]
Een aantal spannende en/of mysterieuze zaken die door Ellery Queen tot een goed einde moeten gebracht worden.Soms alleen, soms in gezelschap, soms in persoonlijk gevaar, maar altijd verrassend. Om te lezen en herlezen ook al heb je het al op tv gezien.
Agatha Christie is the undisputed champion of the traditional puzzle mystery, in which readers attempt to unravel the clues and solve the case along with the detective. However, back in the 1930’s, Ellery Queen was a close second among American readers. Although Richard Dannay and Manfred Lee, the authors of the Queen mysteries, continued to write the books for another 30 years, those Queen tales from the 30’s are widely considered the best. The New Adventures of Ellery Queen is a collection [...]
Very interesting short stories. Ellery Queen solves a variety of mysteries on both coasts (including one at a race track, one at a baseball game, and one at a football game). Thoroughly enjoyable on all accounts.
Used to love Ellery Queen but these adventures do not stand up to the test of time. They seemed very dated and the characters cliche.
I am just simply a sucker for these stories and the Film Noir movies! If you love these you will love the book!
I'm an Ellery Queen fan from way back - specifically, of books by Ellery Queen that feature Ellery Queen as the detective.The older stories (say, pre-1940) have a particularly dated flavor. Ellery wears pince-nez, and the stories are filled with references to popular culture which anyone born after 1940 would be unlikely to know. There's a certain curious charm to those old stories, an exotic-yet-familiar quality. Many of Agatha Christie's books have a similar dated atmosphere.I've educated myse [...]
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen by Ellery Queen is a classic collection of eight short mysteries and a remarkable short novel that was first published in 1940. Several of the stories have to do with disappearing items. First up is a worthless doorstop which disappears in the middle of the night, but then in the twinkling of an eye, so does its rich and eldely owner. And, for the grand finale, both reappear--each as dead as the other. Other vanishing items including a set of priceless matched [...]
Nine tales including a short novel bring Ellery Queen back from the pulps – and the tales are a lot of fun, though I suggest you don’t read them all at once – I did – since they all seem to have a basic structure –an interesting story involving Ellery Queen – several of these involve sports – baseball, boxing, horse racing – a crime – usually a murder or attempted murder – and the crime solved by Ellery Queen.Some of the stories have clues in the descriptions – look for voi [...]
Interesting collection of stories, which seems to cover the period when Ellery Queen changes, from the early aristocratic, intellectual pince-nez wearing know-it-all to the more down to earth guy who just happens to be a whiz at solving crimes. The last several stories definitely fit this mode with each story set around an American sport (baseball, football, boxing, horse racing). But there is still an emphasis on how seemingly impossible crimes are carried out and I of course felt good when I w [...]
Hay algo en las novelas de ellery Queen que no me acban de enganchar,Quizas sea el aire americano, la artificiosidad de los relatos.No lo se.Pero aun siendo relatos de lavieja escuela, en la que cada crimen es un puzle insondable hasta la aclaración por parte del detectivehay cierto estilo que hecho de menos.Quizas sean lo escenarios, ya que los británicos eran mucho mejores en esto de proponer crimenes en la epoca dorada dew la novela enigma, o quizas la falta de brillo por parte del protagon [...]
Read so far:The lamp of God--The adventure of the treasure hunt--The adventures of the hollow dragon--The adventure of the house of darkness--The adventure of the bleeding portrait--Man bites dog--Long shot--Mind over matter--Trojan house--
read SOMETIME in 2000
One of the best single author anthologies ever.
I'm an Ellery Queen fan and enjoyed the fast pace of the short stories. They're great when you have a few minutes to kill.