The Siamese twin mystery / Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Ellery Queen takes refuge from a wildfire at a remote mountain house -- and arrives just before the owner is murdered...
    • ISBN:
      9781613161555
      1613161557
      9781613161548
      1613161549
    • Accession Number:
      on1137245053
      1137245053
    • Accession Number:
      fay.685296
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      QUEEN, E. The Siamese twin mystery. [s. l.]: Penzler Publishers, 2020. ISBN 9781613161555. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296. Acesso em: 11 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Queen E. The Siamese Twin Mystery. Penzler Publishers; 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296. Accessed July 11, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Queen E. The Siamese Twin Mystery. Penzler Publishers; 2020. Accessed July 11, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296
    • APA:
      Queen, E. (2020). The Siamese twin mystery. Penzler Publishers.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Queen, Ellery. 2020. The Siamese Twin Mystery. American Mystery Classics. Penzler Publishers. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296.
    • Harvard:
      Queen, E. (2020) The Siamese twin mystery. Penzler Publishers (American mystery classics). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296 (Accessed: 11 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Queen, E 2020, The Siamese twin mystery, American mystery classics, Penzler Publishers, viewed 11 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Queen, Ellery. The Siamese Twin Mystery. Penzler Publishers, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Queen, Ellery. The Siamese Twin Mystery. American Mystery Classics. Penzler Publishers, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Queen E. The Siamese twin mystery [Internet]. Penzler Publishers; 2020 [cited 2020 Jul 11]. (American mystery classics). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.685296

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

*Starred Review* A forest fire forms the sinister backdrop to this exquisite puzzle starring and written by Ellery Queen, a pseudonym for cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, who together wrote a prolific series featuring the sleuth. This one, originally published in 1933 (the seventh in the Queen series), shines as an example of a perplexing detective story that must be solved using old-fashioned, quirky, and meticulous deduction; it's also one of the best reissues so far in Otto Penzler's American Mystery Classics series. The fire traps Ellery and his father, Inspector Richard Queen, in a somber house with some decidedly odd inhabitants. The forbidding butler is bad enough, but, soon after their arrival, the Queens encounter what appears to be a giant crab scuttling through the halls, a horror almost overlooked when the house's owner is found murdered. A soon-dismissed confession, conjoined twins who have been kept a secret, mysteriously torn playing cards, and kleptomania are just some of the elements flying toward readers as they follow the Queens' labyrinthine efforts toward a satisfying answer. Readers will want more Ellery Queen after this, and should try The Dutch Shoe Mystery, another in the American Mystery Classics series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1

*Starred Review* A forest fire forms the sinister backdrop to this exquisite puzzle starring and written by Ellery Queen, a pseudonym for cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, who together wrote a prolific series featuring the sleuth. This one, originally published in 1933 (the seventh in the Queen series), shines as an example of a perplexing detective story that must be solved using old-fashioned, quirky, and meticulous deduction; it's also one of the best reissues so far in Otto Penzler's American Mystery Classics series. The fire traps Ellery and his father, Inspector Richard Queen, in a somber house with some decidedly odd inhabitants. The forbidding butler is bad enough, but, soon after their arrival, the Queens encounter what appears to be a giant crab scuttling through the halls, a horror almost overlooked when the house's owner is found murdered. A soon-dismissed confession, conjoined twins who have been kept a secret, mysteriously torn playing cards, and kleptomania are just some of the elements flying toward readers as they follow the Queens' labyrinthine efforts toward a satisfying answer. Readers will want more Ellery Queen after this, and should try The Dutch Shoe Mystery, another in the American Mystery Classics series. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2019 December #3

First published in 1933, this entry in the American Mystery Classics series shows Queen (the pen name of Fredric Dannay and Manfred B. Lee) at his best, expertly combining plot and setting to heighten suspense en route to the satisfying solution. Amateur sleuth Ellery Queen and his father, NYPD homicide inspector Richard Queen, run into a forest fire while driving in Upstate New York. They take refuge in the mountain top home of surgeon John Xavier, where Richard has a bizarre night-time encounter with a creature resembling a giant crab—and a member of the household is shot to death and found clutching half of a playing card, apparently a clue to the killer's identity. With local law enforcement preoccupied with fighting the blaze, Richard is deputized to investigate, but another life is claimed before Ellery can put the puzzle pieces together. The claustrophobic impact of the fire moving closer and closer to the Xavier home, with no prospect of rescue, is palpable. This rivals Christianna Brand's Green for Danger as a classic of brilliant deduction under extreme circumstances. (Feb.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.