The Scarlet Letters Author:Ellery Queen 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 tumultous marriage of millionaire couple Dirk and Martha Lawrenece. — And then come the scarlet letters. First the anonymous epistles inked in red, intimating dark secrets and despe... more »rate acts. The 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 simply 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 efforst but a very scarlet face ... and a killer on the loose.« less