The Door Between

The Door Between

A Problem in Deduction

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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When Ellery Queen first meets the award-winning novelist Karen Leith, it is at a party held to celebrate her most recent prize in literature. The next time he hears of her, she is dead-murdered, so the police suspect, by the daughter of her fiance, the eminent cancer researcher Dr. John MacClure. With no other suspects and only circumstantial evidence at hand, master detective Ellery Queen delves into the reclusive writer's past to uncover the startling method and motive of an intricate crime.
Publisher: [United States] : AudioGO : Made available through hoopla, 2014
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781624603501
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Audiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 43 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Fairman, Blair
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Sep 06, 2017

Comment about book, not audio version:

First published in 1936 when characters using terms like "Jap" and "Chink" was probably no-big-deal, I gave this a low rating because some of the dialogue is so stereotypical of, well, 1930's melodramatic detective novels. It just doesn't age well, or sound believable (the "brown" private detective -- not Ellery Queen -- spouts off gems like "Talk fast, sweetheart," and "you dumb cluck.") The solution to the locked room is way too complicated to be believed but by that time the plot has already become unbelievable anyway. Oh, and the heroine acts like a complete ninny most of the time. Not the best Ellery Queen novel by a long shot, I gave it two stars because I finished it, and it has a certain "they don't write them like this anymore" charm (thankfully.)


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