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The Resource Chinese Orange Mystery

Chinese Orange Mystery

Label
Chinese Orange Mystery
Title
Chinese Orange Mystery
Statement of responsibility
Ellery Queen ; introduction by Otto Penzler
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the greatest riddles in Golden Age detective fiction . . . the unbridled ingenuity of its central puzzle has never been surpassed" (Kirkus Reviews). Mandarin Press is a premier publishing house for foreign literature, but to those at the top of this enterprise, there is little more beautiful than a rare stamp. As Donald Kirk, publisher and philatelist, prepares his office for a banquet, an unfamiliar man comes to call. No one recognizes him, but Kirk's staff is used to strange characters visiting their boss, so Kirk's secretary asks him to wait in the anteroom. Within an hour, the mysterious visitor is dead on the floor, head bashed in with a fireplace poker, and everything in the anteroom has been quite literally turned upside down. The rug is backwards; the furniture is backwards; even the dead man's clothes have been put on front-to-back. As debonair detective Ellery Queen pries into the secrets of Mandarin Press, every clue he finds is topsy-turvy. The great sleuth must tread lightly, for walking backwards is a surefire way to step off a cliff
Summary
The offices of foreign literature publisher and renowned stamp collector Donald Kirk are often host to strange activities, but the most recent occurrence­—the murder of an unknown caller, found dead in an empty waiting room—is unlike any that has come before. Nobody, it seems, entered or exited the room, and yet the crime scene clearly has been manipulated, leaving everything in the room turned backwards and upside down. Stuck through the back of the corpse’s shirt are two long spears—and a tangerine is missing from the fruit bowl. Enter amateur sleuth Ellery Queen, who arrives just in time to witness the discovery of the body
Theme
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10736874
Cataloging source
BT
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Queen, Ellery
Dewey number
823
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Penzler, Otto
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  • Fiction
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
Chinese Orange Mystery
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dd9caa63-163a-4edf-9948-2aa4a650f617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9781453289433
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Chinese Orange Mystery
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:dd9caa63-163a-4edf-9948-2aa4a650f617
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781453289433
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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