[PW] searching for Father-Son mystery series

Bristol Library bplref at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 06:18:06 PDT 2015

Hi, Todd,
I just found your posts in my spam folder.  I missed the whole EQ question,
which is probably one of the few I could have answered!


On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 9:34 PM, Todd Mason <foxbrick at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Nancy reports that she hasn't seen my posts...out of curiosity, are they
> coming through the list at all?
> Thanks, folks. TM
>      On Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:06 PM, Todd Mason <
> foxbrick at yahoo.com> wrote:
>  The WIKIPEDIA article is wrong to this extent...Manfred B. Lee never took
> much if any interest in ELLERY QUEEN'S MYSTERY MAGAZINE, nor the earlier
> magazine Frederic Dannay started and edited briefly beforehand. Dannay was
> the editorial mind of the pair...and kept a hand in after Lee's death...
> Todd Mason
>  Wednesday, October 21, 2015 9:00 PM, Sue Kamm <suekamm at mindspring.com>
> wrote:
> Two comments:
> The Ellery Queen novels began in the late 1920s.  According to Wikipedia:
> "In a successful series of novels and short stories that covered 42 years,
> "Ellery Queen" served as a joint pseudonym for the cousins Dannay and Lee,
> as well as the name of the primary detective-hero they created. During the
> 1930s and much of the 1940s, that detective-hero was possibly the best
> known
> American fictional detective.[4] Movies, radio shows, and television shows
> were based on Dannay and Lee's works.
> "The two writers, particularly Dannay, were also responsible for
> co-founding
> and directing Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, generally considered one of
> the most influential English-language crime fiction magazines of the last
> sixty-five years. They were also prominent historians in the field, editing
> numerous collections and anthologies of short stories such as The
> Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes. Their 994-page anthology for The Modern
> Library, 101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories, 1841–1941,
> was a landmark work that remained in print for many years. Under their
> collective pseudonym, the cousins were given the Grand Master Award for
> achievements in the field of the mystery story by the Mystery Writers of
> America in 1961."
> As for the Elliott Roosevelt series, he pictures his mother as a detective
> through at least FDR's third term  Other people, including those associated
> with the New Deal, appear throughout, as do other celebrities of the
> period,
> including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Duke and Duchess of
> Windsor, Jack Benny and Mary Livingston, Senator and Mrs. Harry S Truman
> and
> their daughter Margaret, Huey Long, and a young John F. Kennedy.
> My main criticism of Roosevelt's books is the deference various celebrities
> show Mrs. Roosevelt.  I don't think they'd be as much in awe of her,
> although I'm sure they'd be polite and cordial.
> Your friendly neighborhood CyberGoddess,
> Sue Kamm
> Retired!
> Los Angeles, CA
> Los Angeles Dodgers Truest of the Blue, 2000
> "It's time for Dodger baseball!" -- Vin Scully
> Email: suekamm [AT] mindspring [DOT] com
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