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Queen's Quorum: A History Of The Detective Crime Short Story As Revealed By The 125 Most Important Books Published In This Field, 1845 1967 (Greenhill Bibliographies)

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This book is a history of the detective crime short story as revealed by the 125 most important books published on that subject since 1845.
Hardcover, stated first edition, 132 pages
Published 1951 by Little, Brown & Company
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Bev
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
In Queen's Quorum: A History of the Detective-Crime Short Story as Revealed by the 106 Most Important Books Published in This Field since 1845 (1951), Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee (under their pseudonym Ellery Queen) do just that--they give readers a run-down of the short stories they consider to be the best and/or most influential in a little over 100 years from 1845 through 1950. This is an interesting and informative reference book. It is not just a list of short stories, but Queen provide ...more
Michael Brown
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Many of these stories or books I have read over the years. Some I did not like or understand when first read. But with the hints from the cousins Ellery Queen I will try to re-read those that were not greatreads the first time around. A shame the cousins are still not with us to evaluate some of the current leading detective/mystery writers. The addition of pure sci-fi/horror/supernatural stories to the detective genre might have stumped them.
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Synopsis: the history of the detective short story as revealed through the most important works to 1969.
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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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