Calamity Town by Ellery Queen audiobook

Calamity Town

By Ellery Queen
Read by Richard Waterhouse

Blackstone Publishing

The Ellery Queen Mysteries: Book 1942

10.43 Hours Unabridged
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Looking for trouble,Ellery Queen descends on a small town. At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there isnowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville. The Depression hasabated, and for the first time in years the city is booming. There is hope inWrightsville, but Ellery Queen has come looking for death. The mystery author is hoping for fodder for a novel,and he senses the corruption that lurks beneath the apple pie façade. He rentsa house owned by the town’s first family, whose three daughters star in most ofthe local gossip. One is fragile, left at the altar three years prior, never torecover. Another is engaged to the city’s rising political star, an upright manwho’s already boring her. And then there’s Lola, the divorced, bohemian blacksheep. Together, they make a volatile combination. Once he sees the ugliness inWrightsville, Queen sits back—waiting for the crime to come to him.

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Summary

Summary

Looking for trouble,Ellery Queen descends on a small town.

At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there isnowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville. The Depression hasabated, and for the first time in years the city is booming. There is hope inWrightsville, but Ellery Queen has come looking for death.

The mystery author is hoping for fodder for a novel,and he senses the corruption that lurks beneath the apple pie façade. He rentsa house owned by the town’s first family, whose three daughters star in most ofthe local gossip. One is fragile, left at the altar three years prior, never torecover. Another is engaged to the city’s rising political star, an upright manwho’s already boring her. And then there’s Lola, the divorced, bohemian blacksheep. Together, they make a volatile combination. Once he sees the ugliness inWrightsville, Queen sits back—waiting for the crime to come to him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] splendidly puzzling mystery.”  H. R. F. Keating, author of the Inspector Ghote Mysteries
“A psychologically complex family tragedy…one of the series’ finest installments.”  Kirkus Reviews
“The best mystery produced by Ellery Queen.”  New York Times 

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Author Bio: Ellery Queen

Author Bio: Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen is a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn—Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (1905–1982), and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (1905–1971)—to write detective fiction. In a successful series of novels that covered forty-two years, Ellery Queen served as both the authors’ name and that of the detective-hero. The cousins also cofounded and directed Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential English crime-fiction magazines of the twentieth century. They were given the Grand Master Award for achievements in the field of the mystery story by the Mystery Writers of America in 1961.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English