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Fifty best mysteries
Sullivan, Eleanor.
Second Paperback edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Carroll & Graf, 2004.
Physical Description:
xii, 642 pages ; 22 cm
General Note:
Originally published in 1991 as: Fifty years of the best from Ellery Queen's Mystery magazine.
The Forties: The Clue of the red wig / John Dickson Carr -- Lost star / C. Daly King -- The Bloomsbury wonder / Thomas Burke -- Dressing-up / W.R. Burnett -- Malice Domestic / Philip MacDonald. The Fifties: As simple as ABC / Ellery Queen -- Money to burn / Margery Allingham -- The Gentlest of the brothers / David Alexander -- One-way street / Anthony Armstrong -- Murder at the dog show / Mignon G. Eberhart. The Sixties: Change of climate / Ursula Curtiss -- Life in our time / Robert Bloch -- The special gift / Celia Fremlin -- A Neat and tidy job / George Harmon Coxe -- Run-If you can / Charlotte Armstrong. The Seventies: Reasons unknown / Stanley Ellin -- Three ways to rob a bank / Harold R. Daniels -- The Perfect servant / Helen Nielsen -- The Marked man / David Ely -- Flowers that bloom in the Spring / Julian Symons. The Eighties: The Jackal and the tiger / Michael Gilbert -- The Fix / Robert Twohy -- One moment of madness / Edward D. Hoch -- Loopy / Ruth Rendell -- The Plateau / Clark Howard
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Ellery Queen's mystery magazine.
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PS648.D4 F54 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Fifty Best Mysteries is a who's who of mystery from the pages of the leading magazine in the field. Showcasing the best short fiction published in Ellery Queen magazine over the past sixty years, this book is a treasure trove for mystery lovers everywhere. As editor Eleanor Sullivan writes, "I took the task by decades and decided to go after solid and entertaining stories by regular and significant contributors, stories that reflected the time in which they were written and the best work being produced in that decade." To this end, Sullivan has collected an astounding array of talent, from early works by John Dickson Carr, Margery Allingham, Anthony Boucher, and Ngaio Marsh in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, to later selections by Patricia Highsmith, Robert Bloch, Ruth Rendell, Donald E. Westlake, and Simon Brett that have appeared over the past three decades. Correction: Eleanor Sullivan, the author of Twice Dead, is alive and writing in St. Louis. See Eleanor Sullivan, the editor of Fifty Best Mysteries, passed away in 1991. This corrects the back page of the book and the entry in the Carroll & Graf imprint section of the Avalon Publishing Group catalog.