The Egyptian Cross Mystery

Version: Unabridged
Author: Ellery Queen
Narrator: Richard Waterhouse
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2013
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 40 minutes
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It's Christmas in Chicago, and Detective Richard Queen is enjoying a busman's holidaybut his son, amateur sleuth Ellery, is bored silly. Until, that is, Ellery reads of an unusual killing in rural Arroyo, West Virginia. A schoolmaster has been found beheaded and crucified. Ellery hustles his father into his roadster and heads east. There the Queens soon realize that this killing is far more sinister than it first appeared. In the months ahead, more victims will turn up all over the worldall killed in the same horrifying manner. It will take several bodies before Ellery divines the clue that unlocks the mystery of the Christmas crucifixion.

Author Details

Author Details

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.