Frederic Dannay, Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine and the Art of the Detective Short Story

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WINTER 2018-2019

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About the Book

Frederic Dannay (1905–1982) was—with his partner Manfred Bennington Lee—the creator of the Ellery Queen detective novels and short stories, a literary historian and critic, and the editor of the renowned Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.
Queen—both a pen name and the fictional protagonist of the stories—was also a vital force behind the continuing popularity of crime fiction in the early to mid–20th century, after the deaths of Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, Agatha Christie and Dashiell Hammett.
This book presents the first critical study of Ellery Queen’s role in the preservation of the detective short story. Many of the writers, characters and stories EQMM championed are covered, including such celebrated authors as Allingham, Ambler, Ellin, Innes, Vickers, and even William Butler Yeats.

About the Author(s)

Laird R. Blackwell is a professor emeritus at Sierra Nevada College where he taught literature and psychology courses for 31 years. Currently he teaches at Tahoe Expedition Academy, a private K–12 school in the Lake Tahoe area.

Bibliographic Details

Laird R. Blackwell
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7652-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3561-3
Imprint: McFarland