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  1. [+]
    Are You Hit? (Review)
    The Red Soldier, by Frank Emery
    1. The Red Soldier by Frank Emery
    The New Statesman, June 10, 1977, p. 785
  2. As If By Magic
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1963, pp. 101-103
  3. Communication
    The Beds that Don't Fit
    Encounter, November 1984, p. 74
  4. The Belting Inheritance (1965)
    1 Review, 1 Readable
  5. The Birthmark
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 15, 1985, pp. 3-17
  6. The Blackheath Poisonings (1979)
    A Victorian Murder Mystery
    2 Reviews
  7. Bland Beginning (1949)
    1 Review
  8. Bogue's Fortune (1956)
    1 Review
  9. The Boiler
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1979, pp. 6-16
  10. The Borgia Heirloom
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1987, pp. 52-57
  11. [+]
    Bottoms Up (2 Reviews)
    Moscow to the End of the Line, by Venedikt Erofeev
    1. Moscow to the End of the Line by Venedikt Erofeev
    2. Illuminations by Tamas Aczel
    The New York Review of Books, December 3, 1981, pp. 32-33
  12. The Broken Penny (1953)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  13. Can You Find the Ace?
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1969, pp. 35-39
  14. [+]
    Capacities for invention (Review)
    Joseph Conrad: A Biography, by Jeffrey Meyers
    1. Joseph Conrad: A Biography by Jeffrey Meyers
    The New Criterion, May 1991, pp. 68-71
  15. "Thriller"
    The Case of XX-2
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1952, pp. 108-113
  16. Cat and Mouse
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1952, pp. 74-80
  17. Charles Dickens (1951)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  18. [+]
    The Christie Mystery (4 Reviews)
    Agatha, by Kathleen Tynan
    1. Agatha by Kathleen Tynan
    2. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie
    3. The Mousetrap and Other Plays by Agatha Christie
    4. Death on the Nile (1978 Film) by John Guillermin
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1978, pp. 37-39
  19. The Color of Murder (1958)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  20. [+]
    Compulsion (5 Reviews)
    The Iron Staircase, by Georges Simenon
    1. The Iron Staircase by Georges Simenon
    2. The Girl with a Squint by Georges Simenon
    3. The Family Lie by Georges Simenon
    4. Maigret's Pipe by Georges Simenon
    5. Maigret and the Hotel Majestic by Georges Simenon
    The New York Review of Books, October 12, 1978, pp. 34-36
  21. The Conjuring Trick
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1990, pp. 133-162
  22. Credit to Shakespeare
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1964, pp. 93-98
  23. A Criminal Comedy (1985)
    2 Reviews
  24. The Crimson Coach Murders
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, April 1967, pp. 6-30
  25. The Crimson Coach Murders
    Novelet
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1977, pp. 277-304
  26. Critical Observations (1982)
    1 Review
  27. The Detections of Francis Quarles (2006)
    1 Review
  28. The Detling Secret (1983)
    3 Reviews
  29. [+]
    Deuce in the hole (Review)
    Hunt, by A. Alvarez
    1. Hunt by A. Alvarez
    Inquiry, March 19, 1979, p. 27
  30. Did Sherlock Holmes Meet Hercule---?
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 15, 1987, pp. 67-76
  31. The Dream Is Better
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1982, pp. 6-18
  32. The Dupe
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 20, 1981, pp. 114-127
  33. Eight Minutes To Kill
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1965, pp. 34-50
  34. The End of Solomon Grundy (1964)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  35. [+]
    The End of the Tether (Review)
    Intimate Memoirs, by Georges Simenon
    1. Intimate Memoirs by Georges Simenon
    The New York Review of Books, July 19, 1984, pp. 12-14
  36. Experiment in Personality
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1971, pp. 33-53
  37. The Flaw
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1982, pp. 5-21
  38. Flowers That Bloom in the Spring
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1979, pp. 6-21
  39. The Fool
    Argosy, June 1966, pp. 49-62
  40. [+]
    For the Kaffirs (Review)
    The Great Anglo-Boer War, by Byron Farwell
    1. The Great Anglo-Boer War by Byron Farwell
    The New Statesman, March 11, 1977, p. 325
  41. [+]
    Gentleman's Strip (Review)
    The Survivors, by Simon Raven
    1. The Survivors by Simon Raven
    The New Statesman, June 11, 1976, pp. 778-779
  42. [+]
    Gissing and the Cruelty of Life (Review)
    London and the Life of Literature in Late Victorian England, by George Gissing and Pier...
    1. London and the Life of Literature in Late Victorian England by George Gissing and Pierre Coustillas
    The New York Review of Books, May 3, 1979, pp. 20-22
  43. Great Detectives (1981)
    Seven Original Investigations
    1 Review
  44. [+]
    Hackette Job (Review)
    Killing Time, by Sandy Fawkes
    1. Killing Time by Sandy Fawkes
    The New Statesman, December 9, 1977, p. 820
  45. Has Anybody Here Seen Me?
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1987, pp. 19-31
  46. [+]
    The Heavy Fantastic (2 Reviews)
    The Language of the Night, by Ursula K. Le Guin and Susan Wood
    1. The Language of the Night by Ursula K. Le Guin and Susan Wood
    2. Fantastic Worlds by Eric S. Rabkin
    The New York Review of Books, September 27, 1979, pp. 48-50
  47. The Hidden Clue
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1968, pp. 99-102
  48. [+]
    High camp at Armageddon (Review)
    Kalki, by Gore Vidal
    1. Kalki by Gore Vidal
    Inquiry, May 29, 1978, p. 28
  49. Holocaust at Mayhem Parva
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1990, pp. 4-17
  50. How to Trap a Crook
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1973, pp. 113-120
  51. The Humdrum Murder
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1964, pp. 130-134
  52. I, Too, Lived in Arcadia
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1989, pp. 142-162
  53. [+]
    I'm All Right (Review)
    Instead of the Trees, by J.B. Priestley
    1. Instead of the Trees by J.B. Priestley
    The New Statesman, March 25, 1977, p. 404
  54. The Impossible Theft
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1966, pp. 17-20
  55. In the Bluebell Wood
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, February 1994, pp. 4-19
  56. [+]
    The Invisible Man (2 Reviews)
    The Burning of Evelyn Foster, by Jonathan Goodman
    1. The Burning of Evelyn Foster by Jonathan Goodman
    2. Crippen: The Mild Murderer by Tom Cullen
    The New Statesman, July 1, 1977, p. 24
  57. The Kentish Manor Murders (1988)
    1 Review
  58. The Last Time
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1984, pp. 126-135
  59. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, March 8, 1979, pp. 46-48
  60. Life and Death in the Scillies
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1954, pp. 76-80
  61. [+]
    The Lioness (Review)
    The Lonely Hunter, by Virginia Spencer Carr
    1. The Lonely Hunter by Virginia Spencer Carr
    The New Statesman, May 6, 1977, p. 610
  62. Love Affair
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1969, pp. 127-164
  63. Magazines
    The New Statesman, December 16, 1977, p. 859
  64. The Main Chance
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1967, pp. 118-129
  65. Makers of the New (1987)
    The Revolution in Literature, 1912-1939
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  66. The Man Who Hated Television
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, June 1994, pp. 4-17
  67. The Man Who Killed Himself (1967)
    2 Reviews
  68. The Man Who Lost His Wife (1977)
    1 Review
  69. The Man Whose Dreams Came True (1968)
    1 Review
  70. Mortal Consequences (1972)
    A History from the Detective Story to the Crime Novel: (Bloody Murder)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  71. Murder on the Race Course
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1966, pp. 46-64
  72. The Name of Annabel Lee (1984)
    3 Reviews
  73. The Narrowing Circle (1954)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  74. A Pearl Among Women
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1968, pp. 117-121
  75. Pickup on the Dover Road
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, July 1972, pp. 6-16
  76. A Pictorial History of Crime (1966)
    1840 to the Present
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  77. The Pipe Dream (1959)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  78. The Plain Man (1962)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  79. The Players and the Game (1972)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  80. Playing Happy Families (1995)
  81. The Plot Against Roger Rider (1973)
    1 Review
  82. The Post-Mortem Letters
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1979, pp. 137-141
  83. Preserving the Evidence
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, November 1971, pp. 45-49
  84. [+]
    Probably (Review)
    Train Robbers, by Piers Paul Read
    1. Train Robbers by Piers Paul Read
    The New Statesman, May 12, 1978, p. 644
  85. The Progress of a Crime (1960)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  86. [+]
    Puzzle maker (Review)
    A Talent to Deceive, by Robert Barnard
    1. A Talent to Deceive by Robert Barnard
    Inquiry, November 24, 1980, p. 29
  87. Reflections in Bed
    The Partisan Review, September 1942, p. 387
  88. The Santa Claus Club
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1967, pp. 49-58
  89. The Sensitive Ears of Mr. Small
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, October 1972, pp. 16-25
  90. The Sensitive Ears of Mr. Small
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1976, pp. 293-302
  91. [+]
    A Severed Head (Review)
    Cruelly Murdered, by Bernard J. Taylor
    1. Cruelly Murdered by Bernard J. Taylor
    The New Statesman, June 29, 1979, p. 961
  92. Something Like a Love Affair (1993)
    1 Review
  93. The Statues in Parliament Square
    The Partisan Review, September 1942, p. 386
  94. Sweet Adelaide (1980)
    A Victorian Puzzle Solved
    1 Review
  95. The Tell-Tale Heart (1978)
    The Life and Works of Edgar Allen Poe
    8 Reviews, 1 Readable
  96. A Theme for Hyacinth
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, August 1968, pp. 41-58
  97. Thomas Carlyle (1952)
    The Life and Ideas of a Prophet
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  98. [+]
    Threats of Violence (2 Reviews)
    Innocent Blood, by P.D. James
    1. Innocent Blood by P.D. James
    2. Another Part of the Wood by Beryl Bainbridge
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 1980, pp. 39-40
  99. A Three-Pipe Problem (1975)
    1 Review
  100. [+]
    Thrillernik (Review)
    Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
    1. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1981, p. 23
  101. The Tigers of Subtopia and Other Stories (1983)
    1 Review
  102. The Tiger's Stripe
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1965, pp. 51-66
  103. Crime Novelet
    'Twixt the Cup and the Lip
    Novelet
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1965, pp. 6-28
  104. 'Twixt the Cup and the Lip
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September 1971, pp. 80-105
  105. Two English Poets
    The Partisan Review, June 1938, pp. 33-34
  106. [+]
    Unconvincing dilemma (Review)
    The Human Factor, by Graham Greene
    1. The Human Factor by Graham Greene
    Inquiry, April 17, 1978, pp. 25-27
  107. Value for Money
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, December 1, 1980, pp. 140-158
  108. Verdict of Thirteen (1978)
    A Detection Club Anthology
    3 Reviews
  109. Waiting for Mr. McGregor
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, March 1979, pp. 127-142
  110. [+]
    War & pieces (Review)
    Writers on World War II, by Mordecai Richler
    1. Writers on World War II by Mordecai Richler
    The New Criterion, January 1992, pp. 73-75
  111. [+]
    'Watson, I'm Back' (Review)
    The Last Sherlock Holmes Story, by Michael Dibdin
    1. The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael Dibdin
    The New York Review of Books, August 17, 1978, pp. 14-15
  112. Detective Short Novel---complete
    The Wimbledon Mystery
    Detective Short Novel
    Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, May 1964, pp. 17-33
  113. Writing in the Desert
    The Partisan Review, September 1943, pp. 421-438
  114. The 31st of February (1951)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  115. No Items Found