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Jon L. Breen in Mystery Scene Magazine: "There is more biographical material on the Queen team than has appeared in print anywhere else, drawing on files of their correspondence, 12 pages of photographs, plus a full novel-by-novel, story-by-story critical survey. Also given full coverage are editorial work; film, radio and television adaptations, and the ghost-written paperbacks of the 1960s. Appended are 'EQMM: The Dannay Years' and 'At Work and Play with Fred Dannay,' an account of Nevins' personal relationship with Ellery Queen's editorial half. . . . [A] meticulously researched, highly readable, and important book." 368 pages Photos Index Trade Paperback and ebook amazon barnes & noble walmart
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A celebration of Mystery's great, almost-great and near-forgotten by Joseph Goodrich. Profiles and appreciations of Dashiell Hammett, Rex Stout, Ellery Queen, Nicholas Meyer, Lucille Fletcher and many more.
Jon L. Breen in Mystery Scene:"Goodrich’s work is always accurate, informative, and a pleasure to read."
"Filled with gems!" S J Rozan ~ "Warmly loving and personal homage." Rupert Holmes
"Beware. This book will cost you. It will make you want to buyevery novel, play, and video mentioned." Tom Straw
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The writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee (better known by their joint byline of Ellery Queen) produced some of the most ambitious mystery novels of the mid-20th Century. Yet their relationship was acrimonious, marred by pain, financial and professional dependency and mistrust. Here, culled from the Dannay archives by author and dramatist Joseph Goodrich, is the selected correspondence of these two volatile men during a period of their most important creative achievements. With a Foreword by longtime television producer-writer William Link (Columbo, Ellery Queen, Murder, She Wrote).
"A superlative book . . . jaw-dropping revelations." "Highly recommended!" William Link I Love a Mystery