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In these ripping short stories, the mystery genre's greatest sleuth shows his chops.

For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannot solve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protected only by the might of his brain - and the odd bit of timely intervention by his father, a burly New York police inspector. But when a university professor asks Queen to teach a class, the detective finds there are people whom reason cannot touch: college students.

Queen's adventure on campus is only the first of this incomparable collection of short mysteries. In this audio, he tangles with a violent book thief, an assassin who targets acrobats, and New York's only cleanly shaven bearded lady. Criminals everywhere fear him, whether they work in mansions or back 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".

©1933, 1934 Ellery Queen. © renewed by Ellery Queen. (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-09-2020

Good stories but beware more dead animals....

At least 2 stories in this collection have animals getting the short end of the stick in them Just observing

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  • Michael Kramer
  • 18-10-2020

Stories of the age

This was a good set of stories but does reflect the period written in. If you know the social aspects of the thirties some parts of this collection will be explained

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  • Bibliomaniac
  • 02-10-2018

Classic tales, mediocre narration

Ellery Queen is one of the giants of the Golden Age of detective fiction. This is a collection of masterful short stories, ranging widely from the macabre to the whimsical, all written with Queen's easy erudition, all with amazing twists yet perfectly logical. The only disappointment is the narrator, who is not only overdramatic but also seems not quite equal to the level of the writing. Still well worth a listen.

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  • AMcT
  • 14-11-2015

A bit silly

Would you try another book written by Ellery Queen or narrated by Traber Burns?

I would not have another Ellery Queen.

What could Ellery Queen have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I found the stories slight. The sexism and racism is pretty foul, even for a book of that period.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Traber Burns?

Sure

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

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