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GREEK COFFIN MYSTERY, THE

GREEK COFFIN MYSTERY, THE

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Synopsis: GREEK COFFIN MYSTERY, THE

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Antonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. Q is for Queen. Ellery Queen is a fictional detective regarded by many as the definitive American detective-hero, rivaling Nero Wolfe as the successor to Sherlock Holmes. "Ellery Queen" also serves as the joint pseudonym for the creators, cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. In a successful series of novels and short stories that covered 42 years, Ellery Queen was the best known American fictional detective during the 1930s and 1940s. The Greek Coffin Mystery (1932) is considered one of the earliest, most popular, confounding, brilliantly plotted classic whodunit mysteries of the Ellery Queen series, involving a dead and blind art dealer, a slain forger, a stolen priceless painting and the disappearance of a mysterious will from a New York townhouse full of suspects. During the funeral of famous art dealer Georg Khalkis, the metal box containing his last will and testament had vanished from the library safe. Son of a New York cop, Ellery Queen, a young master of deduction, orders a search of the coffin. To the horror of both detectives and mourners, when the coffin is unearthed, a second corpse, strangled and decaying, is found with the late Georg Khalkis.

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ISBN 9780143125143
Weight 0.44
Publisher PENGUIN PUTNAM INC. U.S.A.
Book Size (cm.) 14 x 19.6 x 3
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 12.96
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 12.96
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 20.32
Language English
Number of Pages 336

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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers--featuring cover art by Jessica Hische It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work ha view all

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QUEEN, ELLERY

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In 1928, two first cousins adopted the pseudonym Ellery Queen and entered a contest sponsored by McClure’s Magazine for the best mystery story. The first prize was seventy-five hundred dollars. The cousins won but never received the money, as the magazine ceased publication before the prize was distributed. Publisher Frederick A. Stokes, who had been associated with the contest, offered to publish their entry as a novel, and The Roman Hat Mystery was successful enough that the cousins quit their jobs and turned to writing full-time as Ellery Queen. For approximately ten years, the cousins managed to keep the public from knowing that Ellery Queen was a pseudonym. In fact, they adopted a second pseudonym, Barnaby Ross, for four mystery novels and once staged a masked debate as Ross and Queen. After 1938, it became known that Ellery Queen was in reality Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee.

Born Manfred Lepofsky, Lee was the elder of the cousins by nine months. He and Dannay, who changed his name from Daniel Nathan by adopting Frédéric Chopin’s first name and creating a surname from the first syllables of his original name, went to Boys’ High School in Brooklyn. Lee continued his education at New York University, where his main interest was music; he played the violin and for a time ran his own orchestra. Lee went on to become an advertising copywriter for a New York film company, while Dannay began working in an advertising agency as a copywriter and art director.

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