Thursday, July 13, 2017

“Ten Days’ Wonder” (1948) by Ellery Queen (review by Artur Vidro)

“Ten Days’ Wonder” (1948) by Ellery Queen (review by Arthur Vidro) | SOMETHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN: As I mentioned when he last blogged for this site, in January of this year, in addition to being a freelance editor and a writer of short stories (two can be found on EQMM’s website and blog), Arthur Vidro is an expert on the subject of classical detective fiction, and especially on the work of Ellery Queen. In this new post he analyzes one of my own favorite novels by Ellery Queen, Ten Days’ Wonder. The book is available again in a new e-edition from Mysterious Press/Open Road and in audio format from Audible. Spoiler Alert: Readers who have never read this wonderful mystery should know that the following post discusses all aspects of the book—though it does not reveal the details of the solution. Arthur’s post will make thoughtful reading for those who already know the book, or who want a full introduction before reading it.—Janet Hutchings


Don Coffin said...

I've always liked the later (and non-Hollywood) books better than the early ones (e.g., from The Roman Hat Murder through The Spanish Cape Murder). This is one of the best.

Don Coffin said...

Has anyone seen the 1972 movie version (Tony Perkins, Orson Welles)? The DVD description makes no mention of Queen...Michel Piccoli plays Paul Regis, a psychology professor under whom Charles Van Horn (Perkins) studied. Apparently made in France (Claude Chabrol directed.

Thomas Miller said...

I enjoyed this in the omnibus edition, "The Wrightsville Murders." It was the third novel set in Wrightsville, following "Calamity Town" and "The Murderer is a Fox."