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 of millionaire couple Dirk and Martha Lawrence. — And then came the scarlet letters. First the anonymous epistles inked in red, intimating dar... more »k secrets and desperate acts. Then the symbolic irony of the letters, condemning homely Martha as a flagrant adultress. And finally the cryptic alphabet clue...scrawled in a murdered man's blood.
A simple case? Ellery Queen had been a fool to think so. And unless he did some super-fast sleuthing, he'd have nothing to show for his efforts but a very scarlet face...and a killer on the loose...« less