A Fine and Private Place

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Ellery Queen investigates a mobster whose bizarre death is marked by the number 9

Nino Importuna has a soft face, but when he smiles, it’s terrifying. His Central Park penthouse is lavish, but it was bought with the blood of his enemies. His criminal empire controls mining, electronics, and food—legitimate corporations that he runs with a murderer’s touch. When he catches one of his capos stealing from him, Importuna could either kill the man or send him to prison. Instead, he makes a simple demand: He wants the thief’s daughter to be his wife.
 
On their 5th wedding anniversary, Importuna signs his fortune over to his young bride. Soon after, the 9-fingered mobster is killed by 9 blows to the head and Ellery Queen receives a 9-letter note that holds the key to the homicide. In the legendary detective’s final case, 9 is the magic number.


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About the author

Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905–1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty-two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age “fair play” mystery.
 
Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen’s first appearance came in 1928, when the cousins won a mystery-writing contest with the book that was later published as The Roman Hat Mystery. Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes. Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time. Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee’s death.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Aug 4, 2015
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Pages
197
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ISBN
9781504017121
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional
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Ellery Queen er et pseudonym for de to amerikanske fætre og forfattere Manfred Bennington Lee (1906-1971) og Frederic Dannay (1906-1982). Under navnet Ellery Queen har de to skrevet en lang række kriminalromaner- og noveller, der alle er karakteriseret ved en klassisk opbygning, hurtigt tempo, en forbløffende løsning af mysterierne, intens spænding og en fin og forsonende humor. Ellery Queen er desuden navnet på detektiven og hovedpersonen i mange af forfatterparrets bøger.
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