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Rogues' Gallery: The Great Criminals Of Modern Fiction

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Hardcover, First Edition, 562 pages
Published October 1945 by Little, Brown and Company
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ROGUES GALLERY, Ellery Queen's superb 1945 anthology, centered around “modern” criminals (circa 1945) as protagonists

One of Queen’s earliest, and best, collections of short-stories-with-a-theme, plus lovely (and sometimes extensive) introductions to each. The best, IMO, are “Accident”, Agatha Christie, 1934; “Portrait of a Murderer”, Q. Patrick, 1942; “Blood Sacrifice”, Dorothy L. Sayers, 1939; “The Infallible Godahl”, Frederick Irving Anderson, 1913; “The Quagg Peerless Sciatacata Co.”, George
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aka Barnaby Ross.

"Ellery Queen" was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age "fair play" mystery.

Although eventual
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