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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellery Queen Narrator: Richard Waterhouse Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ellery Queen Mysteries Release Date: February 2014 ISBN: 9781483000275
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Looking for trouble, Ellery Queen descends on a small town.

At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there is nowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville. The Depression has abated, and for the first time in years the city is booming. There is hope in Wrightsville, but Ellery Queen has come looking for death.

The mystery author is hoping for fodder for a novel, and he senses the corruption that lurks beneath the apple pie façade. He rents a house owned by the town’s first family, whose three daughters star in most of the local gossip. One is fragile, left at the altar three years prior, never to recover. Another is engaged to the city’s rising political star, an upright man who’s already boring her. And then there’s Lola, the divorced, bohemian black sheep. Together, they make a volatile combination. Once he sees the ugliness in Wrightsville, Queen sits back—waiting for the crime to come to him.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The best mystery produced by Ellery Queen.” 

    New York Times 

  • “A psychologically complex family tragedy…one of the series’ finest installments.” 

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “[A] splendidly puzzling mystery.” 

    H. R. F. Keating, author of the Inspector Ghote Mysteries

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About the Author
Author Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen is the pseudonym two cousins from Brooklyn used to write detective fiction. In their successful series, Ellery Queen served as both the authors’ name and that of the detective-hero. The cousins also cofounded Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential English crime-fiction magazines of the twentieth century. They were given the Grand Master Award by the Mystery Writers of America in 1961.

About the Narrator

Richard Waterhouse is an actor, teacher, director, and producer who is featured in the Hallmark Christmas classic Moonlight and Mistletoe and the independent feature Karl Rove, I Love You. He lives with his partner in Newbury, Vermont.