Title: Double, Double
Author: Ellery Queen
Cover artist: Tom Dunn
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Best things about this cover:
- Betty's audition for Macbeth was cut violently short...
- Betty's voracious appetite for men's hands knew no limits...
- Extreme Chiropractics!
- Honestly, this is one of the most vivid and memorable covers in my collection. I want to read the book just to figure out what he's doing to her (or vice versa)
Best things about this back cover:
- Super pastel rectangles. Love them.
- "Town Hermit" - is that an official position? It's capitalized!
- There is a "little" too much use of "scare" quotes on this back "cover.
- It seems a little odd that the selling point of this mystery is that it includes SEVEN murders (arbitrary?) and that there were NO CLUES - what the hell does "Double, Double" have to do with anything? This should have been called "Seven Murders, No Clues"
Now the last lingering bong was gone and Dakin was his proper hatchet self again, and Ellery said, "So," like little Hercule Poirot, and he went over and shut one of the windows, shivering.
This may be my favorite "Page 123" sentence ever, if only for "the last lingering bong."