A Fine and Private Place Author:Ellery Queen Nino got his jollies — Cat of nine tails whippings — The 9-word clue was one of 9 cryptic notes that had been sent to taunt Inspector Queen and Ellery 9 days after the murder. — Killers, of course, had challenged the master crime solver before. But none so cleverly. 9-fingered millionaire Nino Importuna had ben obsessed by the number. Had lived by ... more »it. And now the killer who brought a trio of gory deaths to Nino's fabulous ninth-floor penthouse 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 incredibly beautiful young wife fit into the puzzle?
For Ellery, there was no resisting the bait. The case was destined to be a dazzling crossfire of wits. Brilliant, bloody and baffling - to the 9th degree!« less