The Spanish Cape Mystery: A Problem in Deduction

By: Queen, Ellery

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Reissue. Lacks jacket. Boards rubbed, a bit musty. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 354 pp. 8vo. A house party turns a millionaires hacienda hideaway into a crime scene in this classic detective novel from an Edgar Awardwinning Grand Master. The Godfrey family is vacationing among the picturesque rocky cliffs of the North Atlantic seaboard, expecting peace, quiet, and, perhaps, a bit of golf or tennis. But one dusky evening in an isolated spot on the grounds of Spanish Cape, Rosa and her uncle David get into an argument about her secretive romance with one of their guests, the roguish John Marco, a handsome cad with a yellow roadster and no visible source of income. Thats when a towering one-eyed man with a .38 revolver emerges from the twilight. When renowned sleuth Ellery Queen arrives the next day from New York City, looking forward to a summer getaway on the coast, he realizes his trip will be no walk on the beach. Rescuing Rosa, he discovers her captor mistook David for John and struck the former down instead. But Ellery has more work to do when Rosas shady sweetheart is found stone dead and stark naked . . . aside from a black fedora and a theatrical-looking opera cloak. There are plenty of guests and members of the household who might have wanted John dead, but who did itand what in the world happened to the victims clothes? In this iconic series inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and praised by none other than Agatha Christie, carefully planted clues, logical deduction, and an atmospheric 1930s setting combine for an irresistibly enjoyable read for anyone who loves a murderous puzzle.

Title: The Spanish Cape Mystery: A Problem in Deduction

Author: Queen, Ellery

Categories: Detective, Edgar Award Winners,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap: 1935

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2277154