In these ripping
short stories, the mystery genre’s greatest sleuth shows his chops.
For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannot
solve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protected
only by the might of his brain—and the odd bit of timely intervention by his
father, a burly New York police inspector. But when a university professor asks
Queen to teach a class, the detective finds there are people whom reason cannot
touch: college students.
Queen’s adventure on campus is only the first of this incomparable
collection of short mysteries. In these pages, he tangles with a violent book
thief, an assassin who targets acrobats, and New York’s only cleanly shaven
bearded lady. Criminals everywhere fear him, whether they work in mansions or
back alleys. No mystery is too difficult for the man with the golden brain.
This story collection includes “The African Traveler,” “The Mad Tea-Party,” “The Seven Black Cats,” “The Hanging Acrobat,” “The Two-Headed Dog,” “The One-Penny Black,” “The Bearded Lady,” “The Three Lame Men,” “The Invisible Lover,” “The Teakwood Case,” and “The Glass-Domed Clock.” Download and start listening now!