The Roman Hat Mystery #2020

The Roman Hat Mystery By Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery A fine silk custom top hat is missing from a crooked lawyer who was poisoned by lead alcohol in the Roman theater at the close of the second act pm Inspector Richard Q sneezing snuff a thin mu
  • Title: The Roman Hat Mystery
  • Author: Ellery Queen
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  • Page: 493
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  • The Roman Hat Mystery By Ellery Queen A fine silk custom top hat is missing from a crooked lawyer who was poisoned by lead alcohol in the Roman theater at the close of the second act, 9 55 pm Inspector Richard Q, sneezing snuff a thin, multi faced, small Old Man and the Inspector s large writer son Ellery, puffing cigarettes, investigate They start with maps of theater, the victim s bedroom, and a list oA fine silk custom top hat is missing from a crooked lawyer who was poisoned by lead alcohol in the Roman theater at the close of the second act, 9 55 pm Inspector Richard Q, sneezing snuff a thin, multi faced, small Old Man and the Inspector s large writer son Ellery, puffing cigarettes, investigate They start with maps of theater, the victim s bedroom, and a list of names appended with flavorful commentary the finder of the body is cranially a brachycephalic , and Dolly a lady of reputation The flavor of 1929 costume and culture, with evening attire de rigeur, and hip flasks full of bootleg liquor.
    The Roman Hat Mystery By Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery The Roman Hat Mystery Queen Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen s first appearance came in , when the cousins won a mystery writing contest with the book that would eventually be published as The Roman Hat Mystery Their character was an amateur detective who uses his spare time to assist his police inspector uncle in solving baffling crimes. The Roman Hat Mystery eBook Queen, Ellery Apparently, The Roman Hat Mystery was a contest winner, which is how the authors got their start writing and publishing the Ellery Queen mysteries But I was quite surprised at the length, obvious lack of very much needed editing and number of typos present in the book It read like an unedited and under proofread manuscript. The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery was published in and is the first in the series Inspector Richard Queen investigates the murder of an lawyer during a broadway show His son, Ellery Queen, a book collector and author, assists his father throughout the investigation and is The Roman Hat Mystery Project Gutenberg Self Publishing The Roman Hat Mystery is a novel that was written in by Ellery Queen It is the first of the Ellery Queen mysteries. Roman Headwear Encyclopedia Roman Headwear The costume traditions of the ancient Romans were, in general, fairly simple Romans did not tend to wear hats or decorative headdresses throughout the long history of their civilization, which lasted from the founding of the city of Rome in b.c.e to the fall of the Roman Empire in c.e. The Roman Hat Mystery Reading Ellery Queen The Roman Hat Mystery was Ellery Queen s first novel This is significant, and people are drawn to it for that very reason, but it is far from being his best novel Not even close The cousins even distanced themselves from it later in life, describing the early Ellery as entirely unlikable. The Roman Hat Mystery Queen, Ellery Free Download Jan , The Roman Hat Mystery Item Preview remove circle Share or Embed This Item Internet Archive Python library v plus circle Add Review comment Reviews There are no reviews yet Be the first one to write a review , Views Favorites Pileus hat Company Profile The Roman Pro Cap Company Some of the teams that wore Roman caps on the field were the Boston Red Sox, Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros There are probably a few others The Milwaukee Brewers were Roman s most loyal customer, which wore Roman caps into the mid s.
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    About "Ellery Queen"

    1. Ellery Queen

      aka Barnaby Ross Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay 1905 1982 and Manfred B Lee 1905 1971 , as well as the name of their most famous detective Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age fair play mystery.Although eventually famous on television and radio, Queen s first appearance came in 1928 when the cousins won a mystery writing contest with the book that would eventually be published as The Roman Hat Mystery Their character was an amateur detective who used his spare time to assist his police inspector father in solving baffling crimes Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee s death.Several of the later Ellery Queen books were written by other authors, including Jack Vance, Avram Davidson, and Theodore Sturgeon.

    939 thoughts on “The Roman Hat Mystery”

    1. A man is found dead in a theatre during a play and the police are called in Inspector Richard Queen shows up with his son Ellery, and thus begins the story of the first Ellery Queen novel The plot starkly brings out its setting in the 1920s since the mystery basically hinges around a missing top hat The victim s hat is missing and no one went out of the theatre with two hats Where is the missing hat and what is its significance The plot is well constructed and hangs together remarkably well But [...]


    2. My goodness the a lot of people reviewing this know very little about the golden age of detective fiction or indeed, history Firstly, no chit there is a lot about a hat in it For that young lady who did not understand why they focused on it so much everyone wore hats in that era, a missing hat would be as incongruous then as a missing wallet would be to us today Secondly, educated people in America in the late 1920s spoke and behaved like that, rating a book low because of it speaks volumes.Thir [...]


    3. This is one of those books that are so firmly set in the time of their publication that it is difficult to rate them now on their own merits independent of their placement in the development of their genre Ellery Queen, detective novel writer and son of Inspector Richard Queen, is the co protagonist at the center of the early Ellery Queen books The character of Ellery is clearly inspired by S S Van Dine s Philo Vance The prejudices and attitudes of the time of its initial publication 1929 are ob [...]


    4. Read for book club bingo, book by two authors Oh, Ellery Queen I started with the introduction, and so I read about how much Manny and Danny, I think the authors colloquially called each other, enjoyed creating plots and puzzles, and how much they loved golden age detective fiction For that enthusiasm and zeal, I d like to give this book 4 stars A for effort But as a novel, it s lacking a lot in the things that make a story readable The plot is solid The clues are precise The dialog is Plentiful [...]


    5. I am not huge on making reviews, but I have to say I believe this book gets a bad rap so many 2 stars crazy I thoroughly enjoyed it I enjoyed how the book was written, and the crime being solved by deductive reasoning The step into the past, and the feel for the time period Even though there wasn t a bunch of action , my interest was kept I listened to this book on my audible, and to me it was a wonderful who done it logic puzzle I plan on reading the next in the series


    6. Wow Truly a product of its time Unlike Dashiell Hammett, Sinclair Lewis, Agatha Christie or Rex Stout very little of Ellery Queen s Frederic Dannay and James Yaffe writing holds up a century later.


    7. Guter geradliniger Krimi, in dem man irgendwie w hrend des Lesens so gar keine Ahnung hat wer der M rder denn sein k nnte Daher f llt die Aufl sung dann doch sehr umfangreich und irgendwie kompliziert aus, so dass man sich stark konzentrieren muss.


    8. This first Ellery Queen novel is widely regarded as mediocre at best and significantly worse than many later books This is the first EQ I ve read and had I known beforehand what the general opinion was, i would likely have skipped it and picked up a later mystery The Roman Hat Mystery is the first of several national novels by the cousins writing as Ellery Queen The first few novels have a country as part of the title The Egyptian Cross Mystery, the Dutch Show Mystery, etc The Roman of the title [...]


    9. Re reading Ellery Queen after decades And I enjoying it thoroughly.I find that my perspective has changed over 35 40 years, from the time I first read this novel as a student The mystery is far less confounding even though I had completely forgotten the plot and the solution , but it isn t fair to judge pioneering authors with decades and decades of hindsight.I also find myself taking exception to snuff taking even if the character is one of the two protagonists I don t remember finding it disgu [...]


    10. What fun This is the first of the Ellery Queen series and is nothing like the ones to follow This book was written in 1929 and is reflective of the timesohibition, walking sticks, spats, and racial epithets beliefs not acceptable to the modern audience But it must be read in the context of society of that time Ellery is a somewhat mannered twit but not as bad as his counterpart from that time, Philo Vance Regardless, this is a good little book with a ridiculously intricate plot that sets the sta [...]


    11. The first, 1929, Ellery Queen whodunnit, jointly authored as a competition entry.Interesting set up, with New York Inspector Richard Queen, abetted by his non cop son Ellery, in investigating the theatre murder of a crooked lawyer Almost like a couple of private investigators with detectives to do the hard yards But where has the man s top hat gone Rather uneven 4 is a little generous An interesting solution to the hat mystery, and a splendid denouement that rather emphasises the plodding and re [...]


    12. The very first Ellery Queen mystery and well done I kind of like the breaking of the fourth wall where the reader is informed that they now have all of the clues and should be able to solve the mystery Richard Queen seems prominent than his son, Ellery, but he gives Ellery credit for solving the case Interesting puzzle.


    13. The story was a little boring, and the motive was kind of shocking I had to remind myself that this was published in 1929 I suppose it s representative of it s time.


    14. I struggled to finish The Roman Hat Mystery Being as tactful as I can, given how much I hated this novel, I am going to allow myself to uncensored frankness explaining why I was eager to acquaint pioneers of the detective crime branch of the mystery genre Crime based adventures and most of all, police crime are my least favourite but still, I thought it would be like loving Chuck Berry, as a legend preceding my decade s favourites I liked a parent and son team Richard deferred to Ellery even tho [...]


    15. In searching for a book written by multiple authors I chanced upon Ellery Queen This mystery series was in fact written by two cousins Lee and Dannay I chose the very first in the series The Roman Hat Mystery Written in 1929, it was originally an entry for a writing competition It won, but the brothers never got the prize money since the magazine that ran the competition was sold Nevertheless, it became the first in a successful series of detective novels Monte Field has been murdered as he atte [...]


    16. I would not bother with any of these While Ellery Queen was a name I d heard and known for a long time, I d never read any of their work This one, published in 1929, has not aged well at all I don t understand why these authors gained any reputation with this debut novel It s clunky and hard to follow and not in the way you want a mystery to mystify you, but in the way a bad plot can mystify you Much of the action, deduction, and sleuthing take place off to the side, and the reader has to wait [...]


    17. This is the first Ellery Queen novel, written in 1929 One must keep the date in mind as the setting is crucial to understanding the extreme politically incorrect prose Also, in 1929, people attending the theater dressed to the nines In this book a lawyer of questionable reputation is murdered in the theatre while the packed house is watching a play called Gunplay How could a room full of patrons see or hear nothing Ellery s father is a high ranking police investigator and he brings Ellery along [...]


    18. Delightful Satisfied with my first Ellery Queen mystery.I first learned of Ellery Queen as the detective via a reference in _The Decagon House Murders_ I then re encountered Ellery Queen as a collection of selected short mysteries Isaac Asimov mentions he entered several of his pieces in _The Tales of the Black Widowers_ Subsequently and naturally, my curiosity piqued, I had to find out about this EQ.I was amused by how attached Inspector Queen was to his son I wonder what happened to Ellery s [...]


    19. La coppia di scrittori che si nasconde sotto questo pseudonimo ha cominciato con questo romanzo la fortunata serie di Ellery Queen Padre e figlio, rispettivamente ispettore della polizia di New York l uno e scrittore di polizieschi di successo l altro, si alleano per risolvere un caso all apparenza particolarmente intricato Siamo in teatro e viene assassinato un malvivente fino ad allora oggetto di indagine per vari sospetti, dalla truffa al falso, purtroppo senza alcuna prova Con una accurata i [...]


    20. I really enjoyed the book, but i couldn t appreciate very much the fair play deduction experience that it offers because i couldn t read it all at once because of time issues So, any time that i came back to the reading i was a bit lost in the flow of events Also I think the Kindle Edition is a bit uncomfortable because you can t go back as quickly as in a paper edition, to the start to read the names and description of the characters and also to look the map, that in this version it is too smal [...]


    21. The first Ellery Queen mystery, written in the 1920s, is a classic impossible whodunit As a clever puzzle, the mystery still holds up fairly well The sometimes heavy handed, clich d writing and the two dimensional, stereotype characters made for occasionally difficult reading.The lasting appeal for the EQ books is the Reader Challenge Just before the concluding chapters the authors stop the action and inform the reader that he or she should now have all the facts necessary to solve the crime It [...]


    22. First Ellery Queen ever How can I call myself a mystery reader Nicely plotted I knew who done it and most of how by the 3 4 point or so when they came back and interviewed the theater goers and staff This book is dated, like most mysteries written in the 20s The non white houseboy is described, over and over as monkey like In other books of the era, not only are all non whites simian, but all Jews are smelly and greedy Sometimes, I can overlook Other times, I want to barf.


    23. The two protagonists seemed arrogant and irritating There is a bit amount of police brutality Dated A bit sexist and racist.




    24. I really enjoyed this first Ellery Queen novel.I am a big fan of the tv show and felt like I was watching an episode while reading this Overall a fun read.


    25. A little dated but a fun read reminds of the days of non violent murder mysteries that focused on a good plot and amusing characters


    26. Kindle Countdown Deal in February I am forever in search of a mystery writer with a large body of work that I can really get into My top three are and have been for years Agatha Christie, Rex Stout, and Patricia Moyes Re reading their books has sustained me for a long time, but it is always RE reading, as they re all three deceased and so have stopped writing don t talk to me about Goldsborough s Nero Wolfe novels Just, no Because I have loved Christie so much, and because Moyes also wrote Briti [...]


    27. The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen third person author Frederick Stokes depends entirely on 1929 USA for setting, motive, method, even opportunity a fine silk custom top hat is missing from a crooked lawyer poisoned by lead alcohol in the Roman theatre, at the close of the second act 9 55 Inspector Richard Q, sneezing snuff, thin multi faced small addressed as the Old Man , and large writer son Ellery puffing cigarettes investigate, starting with a map first the theatre pxvii, later the victi [...]


    28. Charming 1920 s murder mystery tackled by NY Detective Queen and his son Ellery A man is murdered in a crowded theatre, and the only clue is his top hat has gone missing Quite an effort of digging, questioning and theorizing before the perp is brought to justice.Liked the period writing style, with exclamations like Ding it or What the Christmas , and a few big words like ratiocination Not as exciting as a Marlowe tale but enjoyable.


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