By Ellery Queen
From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps sequence collects 26 exact hardcovers—featuring hide paintings by way of Jessica Hische
It all starts with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a brand new sequence of twenty-six collectible and hardcover variations, every one with a sort hide showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a layout collaboration among Jessica Hische and Penguin artwork Director Paul Buckley, the sequence positive factors specific conceal paintings through Hische, a big name on the planet of style layout and representation, whose paintings has seemed all over from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's contemporary movie Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's personal bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With specific designs that experience by no means ahead of seemed on Hische's highly well known day-by-day Drop Cap weblog, the Penguin Drop Caps sequence debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It maintains with extra perennial classics, ideal to provide as based presents or to show off by yourself shelves.
Q is for Queen. Ellery Queen is a fictional detective looked by way of many because the definitive American detective-hero, rivaling Nero Wolfe because the successor to Sherlock Holmes. "Ellery Queen" additionally serves because the joint pseudonym for the creators, cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. In a winning sequence of novels and brief tales that coated forty two years, Ellery Queen used to be the easiest recognized American fictional detective throughout the Thirties and 1940s.
The Greek Coffin Mystery (1932) is taken into account one of many earliest, most well liked, confounding, brilliantly plotted vintage whodunit mysteries of the Ellery Queen sequence, regarding a useless and blind paintings broker, a slain forger, a stolen worthy portray and the disappearance of a mysterious will from a brand new York townhouse jam-packed with suspects. through the funeral of well-known paintings broker Georg Khalkis, the steel field containing his final will and testomony had vanished from the library secure. Son of a brand new York cop, Ellery Queen, a tender grasp of deduction, orders a seek of the coffin. To the horror of either detectives and mourners, whilst the coffin is unearthed, a moment corpse, strangled and decaying, is located with the past due Georg Khalkis.