A Fine and private place Author:Ellery Queen Nino got hs jollies cat of nine tails whippings. The 9 word clue was one of the 9 cryptic notes taht had been sent to taunt Inspector Queen and Ellery 9 days after murder. — Killers, of course, had challenged the mystery crme solver before. But none so cleverly, 9 fingered millionaire Nina Importuna has been obsessed with the number. He had li... more »ved by it. And now the killer whow brought a tria of gory deaths to Nina's fabulous ninth-floor penthoues at number 99 East was camouflaging his identity in a jungle of 9's. And then daring Ellery to find him.
And where did Nino's incedibily beautiful wife fit into the puzzle? For Ellery, thre was no resisting the bait. The case was destined to be a dazzling crossfire of wits. Brilliant, bloddy, and baffling - to the 9th degree!« less