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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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