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Gloria Guild is the singing "glory" of the thirties and the millionairess wife of Count Carlos Armando, renowned only for his succession of wealthy wives. When she is murdered, her husband is the obvious suspect, but he has a perfect alibi. So who could he have got to do it for him? The only clue is the word "face," penned in her dying scrawl. But whose face? And why? Ellery Queen pursues the glory riddle from the Bowery to a way-out wedding - and a surprise climax that will jolt you into cold shock. Anyone whonails this killer before Queen is either a genius or a cheat.

©1967 Ellery Queen (P)2014 Blackstone Audio

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  • 21-09-2020

One of the best queens stories

Good characters a sensible plot good pace stirring denouement. Definitely recommended as one of the best of the series.

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  • Henry Maicki II
  • 31-03-2016

A Good Detective Mystery

A fun, light read with a few twists. Although I came to the solution early, some of the twists made me rethink my assertions. Worth the listen.

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  • 03-09-2020

1 of my favorite Ellery Queens

even though I guessed the murderer , I loved this book. There were a couple of tidbits I hadn't tealized.

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