The Egyptian Cross Mystery
The Ellery Queen Mysteries: Book #1932
By Ellery Queen
Narrated by Richard Waterhouse / 11 hours 39 minutes
The Queens are intrigued when a grisly murder mars a smalltown’s Christmas.
It’s Christmas in Chicago, and Detective Richard Queen isenjoying a busman’s holiday at a conference on gangland violence—but his son,amateur sleuth Ellery, is bored silly. Until, that is, Ellery reads of anunusual killing in rural Arroyo, West Virginia. A schoolmaster has been foundbeheaded and crucified. Ellery hustles his father into his roadster and headseast, since there is nothing he’d like better for Christmas than a juicy,gruesome puzzle.
When the Queens arrive in Arroyo, they learn that the victimwas an eccentric atheist, but not the sort to make enemies. What initiallylooks to be the work of a sadistic cult turns out to be something far more sinister.In the months ahead, more victims will turn up all over the world—all killed inthe same horrifying manner. It will take several bodies before Ellery divinesthe clue that unlocks the mystery of the Christmas crucifixion.