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Inspector Queen's Own Case: November Song
Inspector Queen's Own Case November Song Author:Ellery Queen This is far more than a baffling murder mystery. It is also a tender, understanding story of middle-aged people everywhere who find themselves put out to pasture on a pension to face an empty old age. — Ellery's father was spending the summer with friends at their beach house on the Connecticut shore. It should have been a golden summer,but all... more » the Inspector could think about was his enforced uselessness. The old pro had been retired - the Administrative Code made no exceptions when a New York police officer reached the age of 63. How was he to occupy the endless days? He was still vigorous, stiff useful. A man needed more than security. He needed something to do.
Richard Queen found one man's answer on Nair Island, and he was soon plunged into the most challenging and dangerous case of his long career. And he found something else, too-that life can even be sweet at 63. Her name wasJessie Sherwood, a registered nurse in her late 40's, lonely, still pretty, and all woman. Jessie had been hired by the blueblood Humffreys to take charge of their newborn infant. When queer, frightening things began to happen in that multimillionaire home ...
A helpless baby, a unique romance, and a tensely plotted tale of multiple murder mounting to a shocking climax.« less