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 des... more »perate acts. The symbolic irony of letter, condemning homely Martha as a flagrant adulteress. 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