ELLERY QUEEN'S AWARDS: Tenth Series by Ellery- Ed. Queen

ELLERY QUEEN'S AWARDS: Tenth Series

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KIRKUS REVIEW

To the Queen's taste, and presumably everyone else's, the annual accolade is given to many newcomers and there are few that conform to the conventions of the straight mystery story. Stanley Ellin leads off with the chilling The Moment of Decision, and there's the refined torment of Donald Douglass' The Perfectionist there's a tragic, and more literary look to Sylvia Bachrach's The Walk Away Kid in which a woman tries to make a man of an idiot boy, and Shirley Barker and Mark Van Doren add prestige; Mary Roberts Rinehart has a comfortably sestimenyal story of a boy and a dog, and Wade Miller, Sam Yaffe, Veronica Parker Johns and Eleazar Lipsky are more familiar members of the royal family. Good.

Pub Date: Oct. 18th, 1955
Publisher: Little, Brown