Dashing detective Ellery Queen and his father are driving over the pothole-scarred Arrow Mountain road when they come face to face with a wall of ...Show synopsisDashing detective Ellery Queen and his father are driving over the pothole-scarred Arrow Mountain road when they come face to face with a wall of flame. They tear back in the other direction, finding safety at the home of Dr. Xavier, a renowned surgeon. He is a genial man, but his distracted, mysterious smile conceals dark secrets. Dr. Xavier introduces them to the rest of his household. Everyone's welcoming, but they also seem anxious and cagey. When the good doctor is found shot to death in his study, Queen realizes that he and his father might have escaped the forest fire, but they've leapt into a situation that's every bit as hot.Hide synopsis
Description:Fair. No Dust Jacket. Cover is lightly worn or soiled, with...Fair. No Dust Jacket. Cover is lightly worn or soiled, with shelf edge wear and bumped corners. Binding is slightly loose and may show slight spine lean. Pages may contain former owner name, occasional underlining or marks, light reading wear or soiling.
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Description:Fair. Save a book! Readable condition, lots of creases and wear....Fair. Save a book! Readable condition, lots of creases and wear. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Signet Double Mysteries.
Description:Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner....Good. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by previous owner. structurally intact and tight, spine a touch cocked some yellowing to pages, some light corner and edge wear, owner inscription inside. Dr. Xavier was dead now, and he was just the first victim. Someone had turned the isolated mountain lodge into a laboratory-for a diabolical experiment in perfect murder.
Description:Good. 4th printing, #109. PB, Pocket Books, Inc., New York, #109...Good. 4th printing, #109. PB, Pocket Books, Inc., New York, #109, 1941, 4th printing. Crease on laminated front cover showing light edge wear, discoloration on back cover, lamination just starting to peal, contents tight. Good.
This Ellery Queen mystery was one of my favorites. Ellery and Inspector Queen attempt to solve a murder or two, while trapped by a raging forest fire in a remote mountain hideaway. This one had more tension than the typical Queen novel, plus interesting characters and plot twists galore. Definitely an exciting read.
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