Cat of Many Tails Author:Ellery Queen The Cat had 9 kills — NIGHT... — The silent rush of footsteps, the muffled shriek, the ever-tightening noose of exotic silk...the mark of the Cat. The Cat had climed Number Nine. — The Cat had 9 kills, but Ellery Queen found Number Ten alive and offered the victim temptingly to the killer. The trap was baited and Ellery and the police poised for ... more »the the strike that had to come.
But the strangler struck elsewhere. Desperately, as Queen raced toward the screams, his heart chilled at the thought of what he would find. The smell of fear in a fog-bound alley, a trampled form on the pavement, the knotted silk about the neck... of Number Ten.« less