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Blow Hot, Blow Cold
Ellery Queen
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Blow Hot, Blow Cold

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There is an epidemic of death in the town. Lila Connor, neighborhood flirt and sex goddess, lay dead in her home, victim of an ill-placed letter opener. Larry Connor, successful accountant and distraught husband, lay dead in his office, slain by the giant Mickey Finn. And at Shady Acres, Nancy Howell is crazy wondering who killed Lila and Larry. Is a killer even now hidden ...more
Paperback, 147 pages
Published 1964 by Pocket Books
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Aug 08, 2012 Alex rated it liked it
Shelves: mysteries-read, 2012
Not bad, especially the first three-quarters. The book nevertheless has an unburnished polish feel, although the characters are drawn well.
Mar 10, 2016 Kati rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, mystery, in-czech, 2016
A pretty straightforward mystery. But the characters didn't really click with me. The way the detective behaved, I feared that any minute, he would start sniffing Nancy's crotch, there were moments when he behaved like a randy dog.
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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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