[PW] searching for Father-Son mystery series

Luke Owens lilongjr at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 06:53:01 PDT 2015


Ellery Queen is one of my favourite mystery writers (although The Last
Woman in His Life almost made me quit the genre entirely). From your
description, your querent is more likely to be remembering those books than
the Elliot Roosevelt books.

Luke

On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 6:18 AM, Bristol Library <bplref at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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!
>
> Jeanne
>
> 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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