The Player on the Other Side Author:Ellery Queen A note from "Y" that was the overture to the murders came to Walt, for many years handyman to the four miniature castles that made up York Square. — Robert York was in the flesh what York Square was in stone - punvtilious, outmoded, predictable. Not all the Yorks were like that of course. Myra, younger than Robert, had a secret unmentioned by th... more »e other Yorks, as anyone who got close enough to see the gentle unfocused eyes became uneasily aware.
Emily York was youmger than Myra and looked older. Compelled like her cousins, by their uncle's excentric will, to live in a castle, Emily protested by living in the smallest of the maids' rooms decorated like a Trappist cell.
And then there was Percival York, playboy, gambler, drunkard, gentleman, man of many personalities - totally unpredictable.
These were the people whose lives were threatened by "Y" - until "Y" was checkmated by Ellery Queen, called into the York case when it baffeled the police.« less