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タラント氏の事件簿 (エラリー・クイーンのライヴァルたち)

liked it 3.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  10 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
333 pages
Published April 2000 by 新樹社 (first published August 1986)
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Feb 08, 2015 Rage rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Several of these 8 episodes are very enjoyable. There's a charming little cast, with Jerry Phelan, a good-natured doofus of a narrator, his much smarter sister Mary, and his lovely wife, Valerie, who all get tangled up in Trevis Tarrant's inclination towards mystery-solving. Tarrant also has a valet, Katoh, a spy from Japan who's willing to serve under Tarrant, although in serious situations they address each other as equals. However: there's a lot of casual racism, which, while perhaps a produc ...more
Jeff Lewonczyk
I ended up putting this down after six stories, because it was just feeling a bit dull and silly. If I were a detective-story completist I'd stick it out, but I kind of fell off the wagon when [SPOILER] the murderer was revealed to be a giant spider on a motorboat.
This Golden Age short story collection describes some of the cases of amateur detective Trevis Tarrant, who believes that there's a logical explanation for everything. (At least, he does up until the last story in the book, where woo woo takes over to an alarming extent.) It's always hard to review short story collections, as one can't summarize all the stories, so perhaps I should just mention that, enjoyable as the stories are, one has to make up one's mind to ignore 1930's racial, ethnic and ...more
May 02, 2011 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries
Pretty good. These stories are very much of the time period they were written in; Bolsheviks and spiritualists and so on. Tarrant is rather a Holmesian character and the first stories have a lot of similarities with the Sherlock Holmes stories. The last story, however, reminds me more of Conan Doyle and his interest in fairies and ghosts. And frankly I think the book would have been better without it.
Jeff Hobbs

The episode of the codex' curse--
The episode of the tangible illusion--
The episode of the nail and the requiem--
The episode of Torment IV--
The episode of the headless horrors--
The episode of the vanishing harp--
The episode of the man with three eyes--
The episode of the final bargain--
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Charles Daly King (1895-1963) was an American psychologist. He was educated at Newark Academy, Yale and Columbia University. After Army service in WW1 he trained in psychology and wrote several textbooks. In the 1930s he wrote seven detective novels while working in psychology. His detective, Michael Lord, is attached to the New York police department. Lord's cases are recounted by a Watson figure ...more
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