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The Scarlet Letters
The Scarlet Letters
Author: Ellery Queen
A TOUCH OF RED — For once Ellery Queen had a simple case. A few days of discreet snooping, some choice advice, and the inimitable sleuth would blithely restore domestic harmony to the tumultuous marriage couple Dirk and Martha Lawrence. — And then came the scarlet letters. First the anonymous epistles linked in red, intimating dark secrets and d...  more »
ISBN: 121729
Publication Date: 2/1973
Pages: 160
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Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
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Well-written, snappy dialogue reminiscent of _Arsenic and Old Lace_. Gives a real sense of the New York culture of the the 1940s-50s time period. The relationships, in their newly-minted stereotypes, are relatively cute and fresh (Girl Friday in love with the Playboy Detective offset by the genial Father-Knows-Best Police Inspector).
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