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Top 5 GA serial-killer mysteries

For the first time, I am posting something that is not exclusively about Queen. Instead, I’ll briefly talk about one of my favourite subgenres and list what I consider to be the five best books belonging to it.   The title clearly gives it away – it’s the serial-killer mystery. The Golden Age produced plenty of great booksContinue reading “Top 5 GA serial-killer mysteries”

The Gauntlet is thrown for The French Powder Mystery (1930) — A rebuttal to JJ

I’m sure everybody reading this is has already heard of the highly regarded blogger JJ of The Invisible Event, so I won’t bother introducing him. And I think most of you will agree that his opinions can be a bit……err……controversial at times. As anybody who has ever read his site will doubtless know, he famously doesn’t like Ellery Queen very much.  About two and a half years ago, shortlyContinue reading “The Gauntlet is thrown for The French Powder Mystery (1930) — A rebuttal to JJ”

Ranking Period One Queen

So let’s get straight into this. As you’re probably aware of, Ellery Queen is rather famous for changing his/their style of writing quite often. For this reason, their oeuvre is often divided into three or four periods which vastly differ from each other. Francis M. Nevins, I believe, was the first to come up withContinue reading “Ranking Period One Queen”