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Greek Coffin Mystery

Ellery Queen

Greek Coffin Mystery

by Ellery Queen

  • 179 Want to read
  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Buccaneer Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Crime & mystery,
  • Fiction,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Mystery & Detective - General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages288
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9755694M
    ISBN 100899661513
    ISBN 109780899661513

      The Greek Coffin Mystery builds upon the possibilities suggested by The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley () and The Case with Nine Solutions by J. J. Connington (). Maybe a great detective is a fallible human being, capable of making mistakes. Maybe there are many possible solutions to a case. Buy The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 6 editions - starting at $ Shop now.4/5(1).

    Item Details. A selection of “The Collection of Mystery Classics” books. These books include: The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen, Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes, The Daughter of the Time by Josephine Tey, Selected Tales by Edgar Allen Poe, The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin, The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins, Strong Poison Dorothy L. Sayers, and more. The Greek Coffin Mystery; All formats/editions. Recorded Books is the largest independent producer of audiobooks in the world. Our RBdigital platform distributes the broadest array of digital content types—including audiobooks, video, magazines, eBooks, education, and entertainment—all in one powerful app.

    The plot is a weak variation of Hammett's brilliant "Dain Curse," and as they say in the mystery game, is not strictly "fair". Ellery withholds from the reader and, in fact, perpetrates a lie on the reader, so the reader's inability to solve the mystery is more a testimony to muddy writing and obfuscation than plotting genius.   The Greek Coffin Mystery () 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%().


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The Greek Coffin Mystery starts with a will gone missing, a body in a coffin where it should not be, and then ends up with a stolen painting. Chronologically, it's the 'first' of the Ellery Queen mysteries, so it features a young Ellery Queen/5.

Unfortunately, in “The Greek Coffin Mystery,” the author goes a bit too far, and the book gets bogged down in an overabundance of clues.

For those unaware, “Ellery Queen” was actually a pair of writers, cousins Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee, whose fictional detective was also named Ellery Queen (the books were supposedly “true” recounting of Queen’s cases)/5().

Unfortunately, in “The Greek Coffin Mystery,” the author goes a bit too far, and the book gets bogged down in an overabundance of clues.

For those unaware, “Ellery Queen” was actually a pair of writers, cousins Frederick Dannay and Manfred Lee, whose fictional detective was also named Ellery Queen (the books were supposedly “true” recounting of Queen’s cases)/5().

The Greek Coffin Mystery () is considered one of the earliest, most popular, confounding, brilliantly plotted classic whodunit mysteries of the Ellery Queen series, involving Greek Coffin Mystery book 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 /5(). Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen’s first appearance came inwhen the cousins won a mystery-writing contest with the book that was later published as The Roman Hat Mystery.

Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes.4/4(22). The Greek Coffin Mystery () About book: The two authors who have taken the pen name of Ellery Queen are many things, but great writers they are not.

By great I mean - maybe - humanizing. To see someone solve a rubik cube in record time inspires nothing but awe; I don't mean that in a good way by the way/5(2). In The Greek Coffin’ Mystery ofEllery proposed different solutions that would later become a ‘hallmark’ of the mystery novels of the Golden Age.

Another major stylistic device used in the Ellery’s books is the listing of murderer’s attributes. The plot in the fourth story, The Greek Coffin Mystery (), actually pre-dates The Roman Hat Mystery and reveals a younger, less-experienced Ellery Queen.

We readers see an overly confident Ellery Queen stumble in his deductions and are led through not one, but a several flawed solutions.5/5(4). The Greek Coffin Mystery () A novel by Ellery Queen The "intensely logical" master sleuth discovers a crowded coffin in one of his earliest and most puzzling cases (The New York Times).

The Greek Coffin Mystery | Queen Ellery | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. The Greek Coffin Mystery () 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. Editions for The Greek Coffin Mystery: (Paperback published in ), (Kindle Edition published in ), (Hardcover published in 2 Author: Ellery Queen.

The Greek Coffin Mystery is a novel that was written in by Ellery is the fourth of the Ellery Queen mysteries. Plot summary. After the death of an elderly Greek man who is an internationally famous art dealer and collector, his attorney discovers that his will is missing and notifies the district n:   The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen is a somewhat dated book.

Written in the 's, it deals with a classic locked room mystery. The amateur detective Ellery Queen, son of Inspector Richard Queen of the New Your city police, helps his father in his cases/5(95). The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen is a somewhat dated book. Written in the 's, it deals with a classic locked room mystery.

The amateur detective Ellery Queen, son of Inspector Richard Queen of the New Your city police, helps his father in his cases/5(96). It was not until we pointed out to him—his publishers and I—that far from being his worst failure, the Khalkis case (published under the present title of The Greek Coffin Mystery) was his greatest success, that Mr.

Queen began to waver—a human reaction which I am glad to point out to those cynical souls who have accused Ellery Queen of being something less than human.

The Greek Coffin Mystery () 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 Greek Coffin Mystery () 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/5(K).

Ellery Queen The Greek Coffin Mystery Similar books. The Greek Coffin Mystery (Ellery Queen Detective, #4) by Ellery Queen. avg. rating Ratings. From the very beginning, the Khalkis case struck a somber note. It began, as was peculiarly harmonious in the light of what was to come, with the death of an old man.

Georg Khalkis. The Greek Coffin Mystery by Ellery Queen is a somewhat dated book. Written in the 's, it deals with a classic locked room mystery. The amateur detective Ellery Queen, son of Inspector Richard Queen of the New Your city police, helps his father in his cases/5(97).

The “intensely logical” master sleuth discovers a crowded coffin in one of his earliest and most puzzling cases (The New York Times). The scion of a famous New York art-dealing family, Georg Khalkis spent his final years housebound with blindness until he died of a heart attack.

After his funeral, his will mysteriously vanishes.Ellery Queen Detective Series 35 primary works • 49 total works Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington : Ellery Queen.Download The Greek Coffin Mystery eBook in PDF, EPUB, Mobi.

The Greek Coffin Mystery also available for Read Online in Mobile and Kindle. (early thirties) for such newspapers as The Westminster Chronicle & News-Gazette and The Daily Mail. This book presents all of Williams' published reviews of detective fiction--covering works by Agatha.