The New Adventures Of Ellery Queen
In these ripping short stories, the mystery genre's greatest sleuth shows his chops. For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannot solve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protected only by the might of his brain-and the odd bit of timely intervention by his father, a burly New York police inspector. But when a university professor asks Queen to teach a class, the detective finds there are people whom reason cannot touch: college students.
Trick I-The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop. Then, in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and elderly owner. And, for the grand finale, both reappear-each as dead as the other. Trick II-From the House of Darkness issues more bafflement. In total darkness and from a distance of twelve feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch of each other into a spectator's back-a feat utterly impossible to perform yet brazenly and undeniably done.
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen