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The Chinese orange mystery, Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler

Label
The Chinese orange mystery
Title
The Chinese orange mystery
Statement of responsibility
Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Creator
Contributor
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The offices of foreign literature publisher and renowned stamp collector Donald Kirk are often host to strange activities, but the most recent occurance---the murder of an unknown caller, found dead in an empty waiting room--is unlike any that has come before. Nobody, it seems, entered or exited the room, and yet the crime scene clearly has been manipulated, leaving everything in the room turned backwards and upside down. Stuck through the back of the corpse's shirt are two long spears--and a tangerine is missing from the fruit bowl. Enter amateur sleuth Ellery Queen, who arrives just in time to witness the discovery of the body, only to be immediately drawn into a complex case in which no clue is too minor or too glaring to warrant careful consideration. Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, The Chinese Orange Mystery is revered to this day for its challenging conceit and inventive solution. The book is a "fair-play" mystery in which readers have all the clues needed to solve the crime. In 1981, the novel was selected as one of the top ten locked room mysteries of all time by a panel of mystery-world luminaries that included Julian Symons, Edward D. Hoch, Howard Haycraft, and Otto Penzler
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Queen, Ellery
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
plans
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3533.U4
LC item number
C48 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Penzler, Otto
Series statement
  • Otto Penzler presents American mystery classics
  • Thorndike Press large print mystery
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Queen, Ellery (Fictitious character)
  • Private investigators
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Stamp collectors
  • Murder
  • Fathers and sons
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
The Chinese orange mystery, Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Ellery Queen mystery"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
399 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860547
Lccn
2018040712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
plan
System control number
  • on1050453942
  • (OCoLC)1050453942
Label
The Chinese orange mystery, Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Publication
Copyright
Note
"An Ellery Queen mystery"--Page 4 of cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
399 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860547
Lccn
2018040712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
plan
System control number
  • on1050453942
  • (OCoLC)1050453942

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