In the Queens' Parlor: And Other Leaves from the Editors' Notebook

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Biblo & Tannen Publishers, 1969 - Literary Criticism - 195 pages
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Contents

Sell the 500 Watch for 1
1
The Great OE Theory
4
The Gooseberry Lay
6
With the Authors Compliments
9
It Reveals Much About the Man
12
The Crown Jewels of Detectivedom
15
Badge of Merit
20
Something Rich and Strange
23
Seed of Democracy
96
A Far Cry From Julius Africanus
99
Service to Humanity
101
All the Characters Have Shrunken Heads
104
Joy in the Night
106
Cat Out of the Bag
107
Visiting Ferretman
109
Flora and Fauna
113

And So in Literature
25
In the Queens Parlor
27
Taking the Im Out of Impossible
29
Eco and Nomics
32
All the Rice in Craigland
35
Spinning Wheel of the Mind
38
Quinquennium
40
She Is Not Entirely a Sphinx
41
The First Detective Family
45
The Sex Life of a Gentleman Detective
47
New Wrinkle on the Old Walnut
50
On the Threshold of Perception
51
Swatting an Imaginary Fly
56
How To Pick a Pseudonym
57
The Alphabetical Method
60
The Geographical Method
62
The Origin of Ellery Queen
65
Thud and Blunder
68
Blessed With a Passionate Curiosity
70
Thinker to Levers to Trance
72
The Essence of the Detective Story
75
A Ghost Haunting America
78
A Plea for Editors
81
Desert Island Reading
84
The Golden Dozen
87
Large Economy Size
91
Zoological Note
114
Creme du Crime
118
Under Your Skin
121
Report from the Bottom of the World
122
Who Shall Ever Forget?
125
Never Grow Stale
130
Two Box Scores English and American
132
Le Nom Juste
135
Anatomy of Titles
136
One Mans Poison
140
Not Always the Best
142
Over the Borderline
146
Foetic License
149
The Quality of Greatness
152
For Auld Lang Syne
154
Detectives Are the Doctors
158
More Compliments of the Author
160
Their Wonders To Perform
161
In the Realm of Conjecture
165
High Sherloctane or Having Fun with Words
169
On Their Mental Toes
171
How Detective Stories Are Born
174
Penguin Rampant
176
LEnvoi
180
INDEX
181
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About the author (1969)

An unsuccessful entry in a mystery story contest turned into a career for Frederic Dannay and his cousin Manfred Lee. The story was picked up for publication in 1929, and the career of Ellery Queen, the pseudonym that Dannay and Lee chose, was off and running. The two wrote countless novels and short stories about Ellery Queen, a young detective who used reason to solve complex puzzles. Their emphasis was always on the intellectual rather than the emotional or intuitive capacities of the detective. In their successful series of novels, Ellery Queen is not only the name of the author, but also the detective-hero of the stories. Dannay and Lee founded Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, and it proved to be important in keeping the genre vital. Ellery Queen has won numerous awards, including the Grand Master Award in 1960 from the Mystery Writers of America. More than 150 million Ellery Queen books are in print, and there have been Ellery Queen radio and television shows, as well as movies.

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