The Vanishing Corpse
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The Vanishing Corpse

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Halfway across the room, Nikki stopped abruptly. From behind the desk portruded a leg. Then she saw it all - the hand, the blood. The police believed Nikki Porter had murdered John Braun, but Ellery set out to prove that she was innocent. Working alone, he matched his wits against a brilliantly clever criminal who twice stole the body of the murdered man from under the ver...more
Mass Market Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1968 by Pyramid (first published 1941)
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The Vanishing Corpse is highly entertaining. It's short, straightforwardly written and manages to sustain a good mystery. In brief, the case involves the death of John Braun, the founder of a health centre who is found dead in a locked room. His throat was cut yet there is no weapon around and no way to access the room other than through the locked door. It is a genuine locked-room mystery. Before becoming a corpse, John Braun discovered that he...more
Rob Smith
This is the usual Ellery Queen fun with Ellery figuring everything out as it comes along or as he stumbles into it. The mystery is a pretty good one, though it falls into the what-happened-in-the-locked-room theme. The characters/suspects are a good variety and the little sidelines are as fun as always. It's a quick little story but well worth the reading time fun.
Georganne Neely
Love Ellery Queen! I will always see Jim Hutton when I read Ellery stories!
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"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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