In these rippingshort stories, the mystery genre’s greatest sleuth shows his chops.
For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannotsolve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protectedonly by the might of his brain—and the odd bit of timely intervention by hisfather, a burly New York police inspector. But when a university professor asksQueen to teach a class, the detective finds there are people whom reason cannottouch: college students.
Queen’s adventure on campus is only the first of this incomparablecollection of short mysteries. In these pages, he tangles with a violent bookthief, an assassin who targets acrobats, and New York’s only cleanly shavenbearded lady. Criminals everywhere fear him, whether they work in mansions orback 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.”