Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Fourth of July! Calendar of Crime (1952), by Ellery Queen (coming soon)

Calendar of Crime (1952) is a clever detective short story collection by mystery maestro Ellery Queen.  As the title hints, there are twelve stories, each one set in a different month of the year.  July's tale, "The Fallen Angel," makes use of Independence Day in the United States and is, I think, one of the best ones, though almost all of the stories are quite good.  Look for a full review of this book to come soon, as well as a review of a Queen novel from the same period.  In the meantime, Happy Fourth, American mystery fans!


  1. Oh can't wait for that one, that's such an ingenius set of stories, and i found myself marvelling at how they managed to pull such a gimmick off. The Gettysburg Bugle and the Dead Cat are probably my pick, but i don't think there's a dud amongst them

  2. Yes, I'm enjoying rereading it. Very clever tales.