Frederic Dannay Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story

Frederic Dannay  Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story
Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-02-18
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781476676524

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Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) was—with his partner Manfred Lee—the creator of the Ellery Queen detective novels and short stories. Dannay was also a literary historian and critic, and the editor of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Queen—both a pen name and the fictional protagonist of the stories—was also a vital force behind the continuing popularity of crime fiction in the early to mid–20th century, after the deaths of Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Melville Davisson Post, and other Old Masters of the genre. This book presents the first critical study of Ellery Queen’s role in the preservation of the detective short story. Many of the writers, characters and stories EQMM championed are covered, including such celebrated authors as Allingham, Ambler, Ellin, Innes, Vickers, and even William Butler Yeats.

Frederic Dannay Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story

Frederic Dannay  Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story
Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2019-02-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781476635613

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Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) was—with his partner Manfred Lee—the creator of the Ellery Queen detective novels and short stories. Dannay was also a literary historian and critic, and the editor of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. Queen—both a pen name and the fictional protagonist of the stories—was also a vital force behind the continuing popularity of crime fiction in the early to mid–20th century, after the deaths of Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Melville Davisson Post, and other Old Masters of the genre. This book presents the first critical study of Ellery Queen’s role in the preservation of the detective short story. Many of the writers, characters and stories EQMM championed are covered, including such celebrated authors as Allingham, Ambler, Ellin, Innes, Vickers, and even William Butler Yeats.

The Greek Coffin Mystery

The Greek Coffin Mystery
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-04
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1504058186

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Originally published: New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1932.

Murder in a Few Words

Murder in a Few Words
Author: Charlotte Beyer
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022-02-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781476641713

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The clue-puzzle, legal thriller, and classic whodunit are just a few of the subgenres within the widely popular crime fiction genre. However, despite its popularity among readers, the crime short story genre has yet to be fully explored by scholars. This book offers a deep-dive into crime short stories written by a wide range of authors, tracing the history and evolution of the crime short story. The book offers an accessible and original examination of crime short stories, focusing on compelling themes such as miscarriage of justice, feminism, environmental crime and toxic masculinity.

Calamity Town

Calamity Town
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2014-01-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1480480134

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Four-time Edgar Award-winning author Lawrence Block's definitive essay collection on the art of writing fiction For ten years, crime novelist Lawrence Block funneled his wealth of writing expertise into a monthly column for Writer's Digest. Collected here for the first time are those pieces illuminating the tricks of the authorial trade, from creating vibrant characters and generating seamless plots, to conquering writer's block and experimenting with self-publishing. Filled with wit and insight, The Liar's Bible is a must-read for experts, amateurs, and anyone interested in learning to craft great fiction from one of the field's modern masters. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lawrence Block, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.

The Metaphysical Mysteries of G K Chesterton

The Metaphysical Mysteries of G K  Chesterton
Author: Laird R. Blackwell
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2018-08-03
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781476631370

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G.K. Chesterton's Father Brown stories are widely considered to be some of the finest detective short stories ever published, offering vivid writing, brilliant puzzles, biting social criticism, and metaphysical explorations of life's great questions. This book presents the first in-depth analysis of his works both as classics of the detective genre and as meaningful philosophical inquiries. The Father Brown stories are examined along with Chesterton's less well known fiction, including the short stories about Mr. Pond, Gabriel Gale, Basil and Rupert Grant, Horne Fisher, Dr. Adrian Hyde and Philip Swayne, and the novels The Man Who Was Thursday and Manalive.

The French Powder Mystery

The French Powder Mystery
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Mysteriouspress.Com/Open Road
Total Pages: 403
Release: 2015-01-20
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1497697646

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A stylish puzzle mystery from the author who "took the intellectual game that was the formal detective novel to greater heights than any American writer" (The Weekly Standard). The windows of French's department store are one of New York's great attractions. Year-round, their displays show off the finest in fashion, art, and home décor, and tourists and locals alike make a point of stopping to see what's on offer. One afternoon, as the board debates a merger upstairs, a salesgirl begins a demonstration in one of the windows, showing off French's new Murphy bed. A crowd gathers to watch the bed lower from the wall after a single touch of a button. But as the bed opens, people run screaming. Out tumbles a woman--crumpled, bloody, and dead. The victim was Mrs. French, wife of the company president, and finding her killer will turn this esteemed store upside down. Only one detective has the soft touch necessary--debonair intellectual Ellery Queen. As Queen and his police inspector father dig into French's secrets, they find their killer is more serious than any window shopper.

Ellery Queen Detective a Dell Comic Reprint

Ellery Queen  Detective  a Dell Comic Reprint
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Coachwhip Publications
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2015-12-14
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 1616463163

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Ellery Queen was both fictional detective and literary pseudonym, created in 1929 by cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. Ellery Queen starred in over 30 novels and short story collections, along with a popular radio show, several television adaptations, and numerous films. Ellery Queen received the Grand Master Award of the Mystery Writers of America, and founded and edited Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, the most important magazine in the field. These three Dell Four Color comics (published in 1961 and 1962) were the fourth appearance of Ellery Queen in comic book format.

Ellery Queen s Japanese Mystery Stories

Ellery Queen s Japanese Mystery Stories
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Tuttle Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1997-05-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781462911578

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"As an anthologist, Ellery Queen is without peer, his taste unequalled. As a bibliographer and a collector of the detective short story, Queen is, again, a historical personage. Indeed, Ellery Queen clearly is, after Poe, the most important American in mystery fiction." — Otto Penzler, from Detectionary: A Biographical Dictionary of Leading Characters in Mystery Fiction A newspaper receives a letter from a man claiming to have been murdered—it's impossible but the truth is not so simple; five strangers who share the same initials are invited to spend the night in a luxury hotel but one of them is a murderer. The 12 stories in this book will lead you through dramatic twists and unexpected turns. The legendary Ellery Queen selected these stories by award-winning Japanese authors from among many thousands published in postwar Japan. Each story features an unusual crime and a complex set of clues investigated by a diverse and colorful cast of characters that includes a calculating inspector, a tenacious journalist, and a determined scientist. The thrilling stories in this volume include: "Perfectly Lovely Ladies" by Kawabata Award winner Yasutaka Tsutsui: Eight women fight the high cost of living using violent means but will they get away with murder? "The Cooperative Defendant" by Akutagawa Prize winner Seicho Matsumoto: After a man confesses to a killing, he retracts his confession and accuses the detectives of coercion. But who is right? "Devil of a Boy" by Edogawa Rampo Prize winner Seiichi Morimura: A schoolboy may still be very young but he is as sinister as the most hardened of criminals…or is someone else involved? "The Kindly Blackmailer" by Mystery Writers of Japan Award winner Kyotaro Nishimura: A man involved in a fatal hit-and-run is blackmailed by a mysterious witness. Who is this enigmatic stranger? Ellery Queen's Japanese Mystery Stories is a collection that is sure to delight lovers of great detective and crime fiction. The book features a new foreword by Japanese detective fiction expert Satoru Saito which places the stories within the context of Japanese society and modern Japanese literature.

Twentieth Century American Literature

Twentieth Century American Literature
Author: Warren French
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1980-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781349164165

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Twentieth Century Fiction

Twentieth Century Fiction
Author: George Woodcock
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 781
Release: 1983-04-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781349170661

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Kill as Directed

Kill as Directed
Author: Ellery Queen
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-08-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781504018470

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A desperate doctor finds that crime is the best cure for poverty—unless it gets him killed—in this novel from the legendary mystery author. Harry Brown is a good doctor, but he doesn’t know the antidote for the poison that has coursed through him for 2 decades—the poison of envy. Ever since his days in prep school, when this scholarship student looked longingly at the fine clothes and expensive cars showered on the other children, Dr. Brown has been desperate for wealth. Becoming an MD was supposed to be his ticket to the good life, but after 2 years’ practice, his savings are nearly exhausted and the good doctor is staring poverty in the mouth. It will take a miracle to save him—but the one that arrives could get him killed. Hired as the private physician for millionaire Kurt Gresham, Dr. Brown is horrified to learn that his new employer is a heroin kingpin. But the money is good, Gresham’s wife is beautiful, and Brown would rather be dead than poor.

All Star Companion Volume 1

All Star Companion Volume 1
Author: Roy Thomas
Publsiher: TwoMorrows Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2004-06-23
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1893905055

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Traces the first superhero group from its beginnings in the 1940s, highlights key comic book issues, and documents the contributions of various artists, writers, and editors of the comic series.

Cornucopia of Crime

Cornucopia of Crime
Author: Francis M. Nevins
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2010-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781605434582

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Over the decades Francis M. Nevins has written dozens of articles and essays on the major influences of crime literature and here he collects them in 450+ pages. Coupled with some current essays on people he's known this makes for a book that any mystery fan will cherish and use as a reference book.

The Misadventures of Ellery Queen

The Misadventures of Ellery Queen
Author: Josh Pachter,Dale C. Andrews
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2018-01-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781479436620

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This volume assembles 16 stories by a wide variety of authors, all written (sometimes tongue-in-cheek) as homages to, and parodies and pastiches of, the character -- and writing team -- known as "Ellery Queen."