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The Egyptian Cross Mystery
The Egyptian Cross Mystery
Author: Ellery Queen
On Christmas Eve, an eccentric school master in the little town of Arroyo, W. Va., was brutally murdered. He was found with his head cut off, crucified on a sign post at a cross roads near his house. In the course of the next year, three other men, in various places, were found with their heads cut off, crucified likewise in the form of a T. Eve...  more »
ISBN: 264740
Publication Date: 8/1943
Pages: 292
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Publisher: Pocket Books
Book Type: Paperback
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I think this is a good example of the Golden Age mystery, and typical for an Ellery Queen story, although too convoluted for its own good.

The plot twists and turns and stretched my patience once in a while. I didn't find some things really feasable; however, it was an enjoyable read in the "they-don't-write-them-anymore" vein.

Note: if you are looking for a mystery with a lot of ancient Egyptian content, then this isn't for you. The title refers to a certain type of wooden cross, and not really to Egyptian culture.