A Room to Die in

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ellery Jr. Queen
Narrator: [No Narrators Added]
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Suspense, Detective Stories
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: May 2015
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 30 minutes
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Overview

How could a man have been murdered when he was found alone in his study, a gun in his hand, and the door locked from the inside? It had to be suicide, the police figured. Although there was no suicide note, there was a letter proving conclusively that Roland Nelson, over the last several months, was being blackmailed. But to his daughter, Ann, whom he had seen only spasmodically since he had left her mother when Ann was a baby, there were unanswered questions. She was convinced that her father could never have killed himself. Before she found the answers, two people were brutally garroted with a wire, one of them in her own apartment. Could she find all the answers before the killer silenced her, too?

Author Details

Author Details

Queen, Ellery Jr.

Ellery Queen is the pseudonym of cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee. After winning a contest for first-time mystery novelists, they collaborated from 1928 to 1971, writing over three dozen Ellery Queen novels, countless short stories, and dozens of scripts for the popular Ellery Queen radio series.

Queen, Ellery

Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905 1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905 1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty-two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age fair play mystery.Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen s first appearance came in 1928, when the cousins won a mystery-writing contest with the book that would eventually be published as "The Roman Hat Mystery". Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes. Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded "Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine", one of the most influential crime publications of all time. Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee s death.