History Creator / ElleryQueen

19th May '16 5:01:40 PM nombretomado
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* DistaffCounterpart: ''MurderSheWrote''

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* DistaffCounterpart: ''MurderSheWrote''''Series/MurderSheWrote''
3rd Oct '15 6:01:48 AM Morgenthaler
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->''I can recommend to the [[MysteryLiterature detective novelís]] (that must not be confused with the mere [[{{Adventure}} adventure novel]] or those of [[SpyFiction international espionage]], [[ClicheStorm inevitably inhabited by]] [[SexFaceTurn sumptuous female spies that fall in love]] and [[MacGuffin secret documents]]) amateur this last book of Ellery Queen. I can say that meets [[FairPlayWhoDunnit the first requirements of the genre]]: [[TheSummation statement of all the terms of the problem]], [[ClosedCircle economy of characters and resources]], [[LockedRoomMystery primacy of the how about the whom]], necessary and wonderful solution, but not [[OutOfGenreExperience supernatural]]. (In detective stories, [[HypnoFool hypnotism]], [[{{Telepathy}} telepathic hallucinations]], [[LovePotion elixirs of evil operation]], [[WitchSpecies witches and warlocks]], [[FunctionalMagic the real magic]] and [[ArtisticLicensePhysics recreational physics]], [[AssPull are scams]].) Ellery Queen [[Literature/FatherBrown plays with the supernatural, as Chesterton]], but in a lawful way: [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it suggests it to make the mystery bigger in the problem statement]], [[ScoobyDooHoax forgets it or denies it in the solution]].''

->''In the history of the [[MysteryLiterature detective genre]] ([[UrExample dating from April 1841, the date of the publication of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"]] by EdgarAllanPoe) Ellery Queen novels import [[GrowingTheBeard a deviation, or a little progress]]. I refer to his art. The novelist often propose a [[MundaneSolution vulgar clarification of the mystery]] and [[ComplexityAddiction dazzle his readers with an ingenious solution]]. Ellery Queen proposes, [[FollowTheLeader like all the others]] , a not so interesting explanation, suggests (at last) a very beautiful solution, from which the reader falls in love with, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle refutes it]] and he [[TakeAThirdOption discovers a third solution]] , which is the correct one: [[MadeOfWin always less strange than the second, but entirely unpredictable and satisfying]]. Other great novels of Ellery Queen: The Egyptian Cross Mystery, the Dutch Shoe Mystery, The Siamese Twin Mystery''

-->--'''JorgeLuisBorges.''' Revista Hogar, October 30, 1936



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->''I can recommend to the [[MysteryLiterature detective novelís]] novelís (that must not be confused with the mere [[{{Adventure}} adventure novel]] novel or those of [[SpyFiction international espionage]], [[ClicheStorm espionage, inevitably inhabited by]] [[SexFaceTurn by sumptuous female spies that fall in love]] love and [[MacGuffin secret documents]]) documents) amateur this last book of Ellery Queen. I can say that meets [[FairPlayWhoDunnit the first requirements of the genre]]: [[TheSummation genre: statement of all the terms of the problem]], [[ClosedCircle problem, economy of characters and resources]], [[LockedRoomMystery resources, primacy of the how about the whom]], whom, necessary and wonderful solution, but not [[OutOfGenreExperience supernatural]]. not supernatural. (In detective stories, [[HypnoFool hypnotism]], [[{{Telepathy}} hypnotism, telepathic hallucinations]], [[LovePotion hallucinations, elixirs of evil operation]], [[WitchSpecies operation, witches and warlocks]], [[FunctionalMagic warlocks, the real magic]] magic and [[ArtisticLicensePhysics recreational physics]], [[AssPull physics, are scams]].scams.) Ellery Queen [[Literature/FatherBrown plays with the supernatural, as Chesterton]], Chesterton, but in a lawful way: [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane it suggests it to make the mystery bigger in the problem statement]], [[ScoobyDooHoax statement, forgets it or denies it in the solution]].solution.''

->''In the history of the [[MysteryLiterature detective genre]] ([[UrExample dating genre (dating from April 1841, the date of the publication of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue"]] Morgue" by EdgarAllanPoe) Creator/EdgarAllanPoe) Ellery Queen novels import [[GrowingTheBeard a deviation, or a little progress]].progress. I refer to his art. The novelist often propose a [[MundaneSolution vulgar clarification of the mystery]] mystery and [[ComplexityAddiction dazzle his readers with an ingenious solution]]. solution. Ellery Queen proposes, [[FollowTheLeader like all the others]] , others, a not so interesting explanation, suggests (at last) a very beautiful solution, from which the reader falls in love with, [[YourPrincessIsInAnotherCastle refutes it]] it and he [[TakeAThirdOption discovers a third solution]] , solution, which is the correct one: [[MadeOfWin one: always less strange than the second, but entirely unpredictable and satisfying]].satisfying. Other great novels of Ellery Queen: The Egyptian Cross Mystery, the Dutch Shoe Mystery, The Siamese Twin Mystery''

-->--'''JorgeLuisBorges.-->--'''Creator/JorgeLuisBorges.''' Revista Hogar, October 30, 1936


1936
11th Jun '15 6:54:52 PM foxley
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* ComicBookTime: Ellery goes through numerous changes during his run, but he stays at about the same age from 1929 to 1971. Some books (like ''The Finishing Stroke'') acknowledge the passage of time, and Inspector Queen eventually retires, but Ellery is certainly not in his 60s (or older) by the time of ''A Fine and Private Place''.
11th Jun '15 6:47:57 PM foxley
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* CanonDiscontinuity: The first novel ''The Roman Hat Mystery'' suposedly describes an event that happened some time in the past and mentions that Ellery now lives in Italy with his wife and daughter. The wife, daughter and retirement to Italy are never mentioned in any of the subsequent books that establish that Ellery is a bachelor who lives with his father in New York (apart from a brief period of living in Hollywood).
4th May '15 11:11:40 PM foxley
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* EurekaMoment: Ellery is prone to these. For example, in ''The Scarlet Letters'' he is watching some wet paint run in the rain when the meaning the victim's DyingClue suddenly becomes apparent to him.
27th Apr '15 2:47:53 PM foxley
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* BetterManhandleTheMurderWeapon: In "No Place to Live", one suspect is found standing over the body holding a pistol. It is later revealed that she picked the gun up because she recognised it as her husband's.



* MysteryMagnet: While some of Ellery's cases come to him via his father, it also seems that Ellery cannot travel anywhere without stumbling across a mystery. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.

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* MysteryMagnet: While some of Ellery's cases come to him via his father, it also seems that Ellery cannot travel anywhere without stumbling across a mystery. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's "Mum is the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
25th Apr '15 12:21:48 AM foxley
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* MysteryMagnet: While some of Ellery's cases come to him via his father, it also seems that Ellery cannot travel anywhere without stumbling across a mystery. This even gets {{lampshaded}} in the novella "Mum's the Word" when the chief of police comments that Ellery can't visit Wrightsville without a major crime taking place.
2nd Dec '14 1:24:48 AM Patachou
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* JackTheRipper: In ''A Study in Terror'', Ellery reads a manuscript detailing Franchise/SherlockHolmes's battle of wits against Jack the Ripper.

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* JackTheRipper: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper: In ''A Study in Terror'', Ellery reads a manuscript detailing Franchise/SherlockHolmes's battle of wits against Jack the Ripper.
7th Nov '14 6:40:55 AM TrustBen
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* ClearTheirName: In ''Calamity Town'' Ellery tries to help Patricia Wright clear her brother-in-law Jim Haight when he is accused of the attempted poisoning of his wife Nora and the AccidentalMurder of his sister Rosemary. Not only does all available evidence work to convict Jim, but he flat out refuses to testify on his own behalf.
17th Jul '14 5:37:12 PM foxley
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* LightsOffSomebodyDies: Happens during a game of Murder in the Dark in the short story "The Dead Cat" in ''Calendar of Crime''. The fact that the murderer was able to commit the crime in a pitch black room is what clues Ellery in to the solution.
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