Ellery Queen, Editor – Masterpieces of Mystery: The Supersleuths


A while ago, I came across the following post in the always interesting blog Mystery*File: A Review by Mike Tooney: ELLERY QUEEN, Editor – Masterpieces of Mystery: The Supersleuths.

My idea is to share my views with you in the coming months, and post about the ones I’ve not read so far as I go along. Stay tuned.

“The Adventure of the Abbey Grange” (1904) by A. Conan Doyle (1859-1930). Supersleuth: Sherlock Holmes.

“The Dream” (1937) by Agatha Christie (1890-1976). Supersleuth: Hercule Poirot.

“The Case Against Carroll” (1958) by Ellery Queen (1905-1971; 1905-1982). Supersleuth: Ellery Queen.

“The Zero Clue” (1953) by Rex Stout (1886-1975). Supersleuth: Nero Wolfe (with an able — but unwelcome — assist from Archie Goodwin).

“The Case of the Crimson Kiss” (1948) by Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970). Supersleuth: Perry Mason (with Della Street and Paul Drake).

“Inspector Maigret Pursues” apa “The Mand in the Street” (1961) by Georges Simenon (1903-1989). Supersleuth: Inspector Maigret.

“The Purloined Letter” (1844) by Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849). Supersleuth: C. Auguste Dupin.

“Too Many Have Lived” (1932) by Dashiell Hammett (1894-1961). Supersleuth: Sam Spade.

“The Man in the Passage” (1913) by Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936). Supersleuth: Father Brown.

“The Footsteps That Ran” (1928) by Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957). Supersleuth: Lord Peter Wimsey (with Bunter).

“The Pencil” (1959; published posthumously) by Raymond Chandler (1888-1959). Supersleuth: Philip Marlowe.

“The Proverbial Murder” (1943) by John Dickson Carr (1906-1977). Supersleuth: Dr. Gideon Fell .

“Midnight Blue” (1960) by Ross Macdonald (1915-1983). Supersleuth: Lew Archer.

“One Morning They’ll Hang Him” (1950) by Margery Allingham (1904-1966). Supersleuth: Albert Campion.

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