Double, Double (Ellery Queen novel)

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Double, Double (also published as The Case of the Seven Murders)
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First US edition
Author Ellery Queen
Country United States
Language English
Series Ellery Queen mysteries
Genre Mystery novel
Publisher Little, Brown (US)
Gollancz (UK)
Publication date
1950
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Preceded by Cat of Many Tails
Followed by The Origin of Evil

Double, Double (also published as The Case of the Seven Murders) is a novel that was published in 1949 by Ellery Queen. It is a mystery novel set in the imaginary New England town of Wrightsville, US.

Plot summary[edit]

Ellery Queen investigates a series of murders that seem to be related by an old rhyme: "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief". And at least one person in Wrightsville calls Ellery Queen "Chief".

Literary significance and criticism[edit]

"The last full-fledged Wrightsville novel is as usual strong on characterizations. But some of the deductions made from the clues seem more speculative than logical."[1]

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