By Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen, the gentleman detective, is a good-looking Harvard grad who works as a personal eye along his father, Inspector Richard Queen of the NYPD.
In The Door among they face one in all their so much daunting circumstances. Karen Leith is useless. An acclaimed novelist grew to become recluse, she died by myself, in a small secluded room of her peculiar Greenwich Village condo. Reportedly plagued by a scandal from many years previous, she killed herself. Or did she?
The deeper Ellery Queen delves into her previous, the extra yes he turns into that she used to be murdered - in as smart and frightening a way as he has ever encountered. Queen's excellent powers of deduction are positioned to the last word attempt during this difficult whodunit.
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Extra info for The Door Between (Ellery Queen Detective, Book 12)
Jewish funeral customs require that the dead be buried as soon as the day after death, except on Saturdays, the Jewish Sabbath. Thus, some say it was God’s intent, others mere coincidence, that Charles was buried on Sunday, September 6, 2009—the sixtieth anniversary of Howard Unruh’s deadly rampage. Howard Unruh outlived Charles by only six weeks. Unruh died of old age in a state nursing home on October 19, 2009, after spending the last sixty years of his life in an insane asylum. He was eighty-eight.
The roar of gunshots froze everyone on the trading floor. His face flecked with blood, Barton was back in control. He alone could decide who lived and who died. As he began shooting at the traders, they scrambled to hide behind desks. For more than ten minutes, he prowled the trading floor, shooting both pistols at anyone who moved. Some tried to run, and he fired with uncanny precision. Some broke windows and threw out papers to get someone’s—anyone’s—attention. Some barricaded themselves in a small room and dodged bullets when Barton fired through the door.
She saw her father in him, but she didn’t know why. Charles Cohen finally had the family he so desperately wanted. He lived in his own house, not someone else’s. His children were happy. The hidden wounds inflicted by Howard Unruh had remained secret. But like some horror-show monster, Unruh wouldn’t die until he had loosed all of Charles’s pent-up emotions one last time. leTTing loose The DArkness A month after the shootings on Cramer Hill, without a single competency hearing, Howard Unruh was committed to the New Jersey State Hospital’s Vroom Building, a special hellhole for the criminally insane.