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Inhaltsangabe: “ELLERY QUEEN IS THE AMERICAN DETECTIVE STORY” So wrote the great critic Anthony Boucher about the contributions of Ellery Queen to the mystery story. Queen appeared in novels and short stories, in the movies and on television, on the radio and even in comic books.
In honor of the seventieth anniversary of the first Ellery Queen novel, Crippen & Landru is proud to publish the first completely new Ellery Queen book in almost thirty years. “The Tragedy of Errors” is the lengthy and detailed plot outline for the final, but never published EQ novel, containing all the hallmarks of the greatest Queen novels—the dying message, the succession of false solutions before the astonishing truth is revealed, and scrupulous fairplay to the reader. And the theme is one that Queen had been developing for many years: the manipulation of events in a world going mad by people who aspire to the power of gods.
The Tragedy of Errors and Others also contains the six hitherto uncollected Ellery Queen short stories, and a section of essays, tributes, and reminiscences of Ellery Queen, written by family members, friends, and some of the finest current mystery writers.
From Kirkus Reviews: paper 1-885941-46-6 Ever since Manfred B. Lee, half of the writing team known pseudonymously as Ellery Queen, died in 1971, there's been only one new story about the most durable American detective of the Golden Agea brief puzzle-tale ghostwritten in 1975 by Edward D. Hoch. With the death in 1982 of Lee's cousin and collaborator Frederic Dannay, it seemed likely that Queen's silence would be permanent. But now a thorough vacuuming of the Queen vaults has disclosed not only six storiesranging from ``Terror Town,'' a non-series whydunit adapted for Alfred Hitchcock Presents back in the 50s but omitted from Queen's own collections, to the Hoch entry, ``The Reindeer Clue,'' included for the sake of completenessbut a prize of sorts, a sketch for an unwritten final novel, The Tragedy of Errors. The 40-page scene-by-scene outline by Dannay sketches a story whose central situationthe murder of an aging Hollywood star, presumably by the dry-eyed husband who expected to inherit her fortunehovers between Sunset Boulevard and Queen's own Face to Face (1967). Though far from top-drawer Queen, it offers a fascinating look into the cousins' workshop, revealing just how much pleasure there is in the exuberant trickiness of their mystery-mongering An added collection of 22 tributes from fellow-authors and -editors is more notable for warmth than insight. But Queen fans will want this posthumous collection regardless. -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: The Tragedy of Errors & Others: With Essays ...
Verlag: Crippen & Landru Pub
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Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru Pub. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1885941358 Norfolk, 1999. A new copy in a fine jacket. Lacks the additional pamphlet. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 16935
Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. 1st edition, 1/250 (# 161) numbered cloth copies with additional pamphlet, Fine in Fine DJ. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0047465
Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru Pub. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1885941358 NEW * FIRST EDITION /FIRST PRINTING * Hardcover w/ beautiful Dust Jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z1885941358ZN
Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru, Norfolk, VA, 1999. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: New. 1st Edition. #211 of 250 numbered copies of this limited edition, complete with facsimile papers of the draft of the manuscript. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002310
Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru Pub, Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.A., 1999. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Limited Edition, number 33 of 250. Includes the separately printed pamphlet, reproducing in reduced size original manuscript and typescript pages of "The Tragedy of Errors," also in fine condition. Jacket in mylar. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers D130430
Buchbeschreibung Crippen & Landru, Norfolk VA, 1999. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a fine dustwrapper. One of 250 copies that includes a separately printed pamphlet, reproducing in reduced size original manuscript and typescript pages of "The Tragedy of Errors". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 336507