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Murder With A Past

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Confused, Dave objected as Julian Smith interrogated him about his wife's whereabouts: "You'd better stop making like a detective, Julian, and tell me what this is all about." Smith reached into a pocket and brought out something wrapped in a white cloth. Dave blanched, recognizing his own gun -- now a murder weapon.
Paperback, Large Print, 261 pages
Published June 2003 by Chivers (first published 1963)
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Murder With a Past by Ellery Queen. One of the few Queen novels I've read that has not starred Ellery Queen, mystery author and amateur detective, and his father Inspector Queen. In this novel Dave Tully comes home from a business trip to find his house dark and his wife gone. Not exactly a panic moment--but highly unusual. Ruth is rarely not home to greet him. He's just mulling over whether it's her bridge night and perhaps she's stayed for "just one more hand" when his friend Lt. Julian Smith, ...more
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An entertaining thriller with only a few, but intense, characters. The plot meanders along until the denouement, which comes as a big surprise. So suspense is upheld until the close of the book.
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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.

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