A Study in Terror

A Study in Terror

Ellery Queen / Jan 27, 2020

A Study in Terror It all begins when Ellery Queen receives a manuscript that appears to be a genuine Sherlock Holmes novel written by John H Watson M D Where did it come from The manuscript itself tells the long conce

  • Title: A Study in Terror
  • Author: Ellery Queen
  • ISBN: 9780783894850
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • It all begins when Ellery Queen receives a manuscript that appears to be a genuine Sherlock Holmes novel written by John H Watson, M.D Where did it come from The manuscript itself tells the long concealed story of how Holmes stalked Jack the Ripper and discovered who he was Now you can follow Ellery Queen the logical successor to Sherlock Holmes as he literallIt all begins when Ellery Queen receives a manuscript that appears to be a genuine Sherlock Holmes novel written by John H Watson, M.D Where did it come from The manuscript itself tells the long concealed story of how Holmes stalked Jack the Ripper and discovered who he was Now you can follow Ellery Queen the logical successor to Sherlock Holmes as he literally follows the greatest detective of them all The story of Sherlock Holmes vs Jack the Ripper is presented with the full approval of the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and is a legitimate addition to the Holmes canon.

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      • 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.


    1. An unconventional pastiche, 'A Study In Terror' is a novelization of the somewhat overlooked 1965 film of the same name; although whilst several prominent plot points remained, it does very much deviate from the movie it was based on. Additionally, in the tradition of those "editorial" notes which find themselves preluding many Watsonian manuscripts, explaining where this lost adventure you are about to read was uncovered, this book takes that trope a step further, weaving its origin into the st [...]

    2. As I understand it, Paul W. Fairman wrote the novelization of the film for this book (involving Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper), and "Ellery Queen" (Daniel Nathan and Manford Emanuel) wrote the framing texts featuring well, Ellery Queen. All parties should have been ashamed.This book did nothing well.As a Jack the Ripper story, this fails. The most basic facts of the case as known at the time of publication are overlooked or recounted in error. Most of the victims remain unnamed. And the fl [...]

    3. Schriftsteller und Detektiv Ellery Queen kämpft mit seiner Schreibmaschine. Genauer gesagt, mit einer Schreibblockade. Der Abgabetermin seines neuen Buches rückt näher und keine zündende Idee in Sicht. Seine Begeisterung hält sich daher in Grenzen, als ein Bekannter ihm ein handschriftliches Manuskript zur Begutachtung vorbeibringt. Das anonym hinterlassene Tagebuch war mit dem Hinweis versehen es Ellery Queen zukommen zu lassen. Ein erster genauer Blick trägt nicht gerade dazu bei, sein I [...]

    4. Look, this is a novelization of a movie that I really love. It stars the great John Neville in his first rendition of Sherlock Holmes and it very much feels like a Hammer film, thought it is not. No less than the writing duo that make up Ellery Queen undertook the novelization, and they botched it.One problem, and this is true for most novelizations, is that there was not enough script for a full-length book. Most authors pad the stories. Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee pad the story [...]

    5. This book has been so widely discussed and read that there seems to be hardly anything new that can be added, except my strictly personal opinions, which are: -1. The Victorian part of the story is excellent in its language, Holmesian deductions, atmosphere, and sharp & tight narrative. I enjoyed it hugely, despite the occasional trippings over mistakes committed by Watson.2. The modern part of the story, with Ellery Queen's obnoxiously over-the-top attitude towards all things large & sm [...]

    6. This a puzzle box of a book. The story deals with a manuscript being brought to Ellery Queen. The manuscript was one of the "lost" manuscripts of Dr. Watson. He never had it published because it would have ruined the famed detective's reputation because Sherlock goofed in naming Jack the Ripper. It now falls to Ellery to put right the wrong, and solve the centuries old question - who was Jack the Ripper?So you are reading the "manuscript" within the book of Ellery's adventure, a book within a bo [...]

    7. Listened to this audiobook on the roadtrip to/from Dayton with Elizabeth.I'm so glad I picked up something else by this author. It was shorter and much more gripping than my first attempt. The audiobook/roadtrip format also worked a lot better!Ellery is mysteriously given a previously unknown Sherlock Holmes manuscript - one of Watson's handwritten journals. The bulk of the story is Ellery reading the Holmes story (a story within the story, if you will). I loved the Holmes story which also incor [...]

    8. The best of all Sherlock Holmes pastiches with a better solution than the one provided in the film(which I love anyway). Whether or not the cousins wrote the Holmes chapters or I think is immaterial. I read the book in the original lancer paperback in 1966 and have returned to it every 5 years since. It does what it is supposed to do. Engage the reader. I for one am glad that Ellery Queen and Sherlock Holmes crossed paths over the chasm of time.

    9. I would have given 5 stars but the story within the story, just didn't do it for me.Its a nice idea but to me at least, it takes away one atmosphere from the other. Its more graphic than the movie, but I liked the movie much better.I found myself skipping over the Ellery part, only skimming to see how it played out, but the Sherlock part of the story I loved, but still liked the movie better.

    10. A wonderful Holmes storyThe book is divided into two stories, the first about a manuscript arriving addressed to Ellery Queen and the second an unpublished Holmes story. We get to follow Queen track down the sender and Holmes and Watson track The Ripper. A very nicely crafted piece of work.

    11. The first Ellery Queen book I've read, and I'll read more. Interesting mix of Historical Period and early modern.

    12. Forgot how wonderful Ellery Queen is to read. Haven't picked up one of his books since I was in school. Back on my list of authors to read.

    13. I haven't read that many Ellery Queen mysteries but think I may start. This one combines Sherlock Holmes, Dr Watson, Jack the Ripper and an unpublished Watson manuscript. It was very well written and held my attention the whole time. I hated to put it down for any reason. If you like Sherlock Holmes, you will like this book, I hope.

    14. I have a weakness for Holmes pastiches — all those supposedly lost manuscripts found in the vaults of Cox & Co. or delivered by some circuitous route into the hands of an astonished recipient. This book falls into the latter category, but with a difference: the astonished recipient here is another fictional detective, not quite so famous as Holmes, perhaps: Ellery Queen. Unlike most pastiches, which either dive into the Holmes adventure with the slightest of introductions or give it a simp [...]

    15. I'm somewhat spoiled by modern standards for novel length, but I've read enough period material from the 20's through the 70's that the 157 page length wasn't an issue. The writing style wasn't a crippling issue either, having by now read enough Holmes pastiches that minor (and major) variances from the original source material in tone and style aren't that big a headache. Saying that Ellery Queen (actually a pseudonym used by a pair of cousins named Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay, and Man [...]

    16. * ' description is incorrect: the book didn't inspire the film (1965); the book (1966) is a novelization of the film.* It's part Ellery Queen, part Paul W. Fairman. Fairman wrote the novelization (as an unpublished manuscript by John Watson in which Holmes takes on Jack the Ripper) and Queen wrote the framing story (in which Ellery reads the manuscript and comes to his own conclusions).* It's a fast, entertaining read, but that's as far as it goes.* I had hoped for more. You know, a book about f [...]

    17. The film, A Study in Terror, has always been one of my favorite Sherlock Holmes films,with John Neville a great Holmes. Back in the sixties, with no videotape, dvds, or streaming available, one of the ways to revisit films was reading the novelizations that were routinely churned out. And being a mystery fan, I of course immediately rushed to grab this novelization by another mystery writer, Ellery Queen. And then imagine my surprise and delight to find that the book contained not just Holmes bu [...]

    18. This was a great deal of fun! I love Ellery Queen and having this unorthodox way of presenting a Sherlock Holmes story within a Queen tale made a Queen book all the more fun! There is a bit of awkwardness about it all, but quite a change of pace for a Queen novel.Apparently there were three authors involved. The two cousins who masquerade as Queen and the another who wrote the Holmes part of the book. The styles are obviously very different, but also well reflect the change of time period and lo [...]

    19. This is a fast moving Sherlock Holmes novel written with a frame of Ellery Queen reading a lost manuscript of Doctor Watson telling about Holmes' search for Jack The Ripper. It is so weird to find books like this that are based in both fact and fiction, books that are hard to tell how much research is done into the hard facts of the case and how much is purely speculative, but either way this is a very good book.I haven't read any other books by Queen so I was at first thrown off by some of the [...]

    20. Mystery lovers and Sherlock Holmes fans have always been enamored by the question: What if Sherlock Holmes had tackled the Jack The Ripper case? To my knowledge there are at least five written accounts of this scenario: "Dust And Shadow" by Lyndsay Faye (the most recent, and only one I have not read), "The Whitechapel Horrors" by Edward B. Hanna, "The Last Sherlock Holmes Story" by Michael Dibdin, a chapter found in the biographical "Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street" by W.S. Baring-Gould, and thi [...]

    21. È il primo romanzo di Ellery Queen che leggo e devo dire di averlo scelto solo per la commistione con Sherlock Holmes. Non mi è piaciuto molto, mi ha parecchio annoiato, ho provato interesse solo per il romanzo nel romanzo ma devo ammettere che anche in quello sentivo continuamente una nota stonata, non riusciva a catturarmi come invece succede con i veri romanzi di Arthur Conan Doyle. L'amico di Ellery poi mi è stato subito antipatico ed è praticamente inutile. Non so se darò nuovamente un [...]

    22. Ο Έλλερυ Κουήν (βλ. Περίληψη για το βιβλίο “The Tragedy of Z”) μας μεταφέρει στον Λονδίνο του Σέρλοκ Χολμς προκειμένου να παρακολουθήσουμε τον γνωστό ντετέκτιβ μαζί με τον φίλο του – Γουάτσον- να βρίσκονται στα ίχνη του Τζακ του Αντεροβγάλτη. Όλα ξεκινούν στο παρόν, όταν ένας φίλο [...]

    23. -Piacevole-Ellery Queen, attraverso un manoscritto, "incontra" Sherlock Holmes e Jack lo Squartatore, segue le indagini del grande investigatore eriverà a scoprire l'identità del killer delle prostitute? Non anticipo niente ma consiglio questo libro, è scorrevole e molto piacevole. Ho apprezzato molto la parte riguardante Sherlock Holmes ma anche il primo approccio con Ellery mi ha soddisfatta, è un personaggio davvero simpatico. Leggerò sicuramente altri suoi libri.

    24. Queen and Holmes! Fine combo!Clever little take on Jack the Ripper. Entertaining! perfect for fans of both detectives. That's all I have to say.

    25. I felt that the fast pace of this pastiche didn't exactly work in its favour, and, thinking back, I found something lacking in the material because of it. I did however enjoy the concept, I didn't realise that it was 'Game' novel until near the end, and I changed my mind several times as to who was the Ripper. I found that the Victorian language fitted well, perhaps a little overdone in the minor characters though.

    26. Ellery Queen is delivered a lost manuscript purporting to be the true story of Sherlock Holmes taking on the case of Jack the Ripper.It's Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper! Plus Ellery Queen! And there are some nice friendship moments between Holmes and Watson as well.The ending was a bit abrupt, and felt a little rushed.You can't go wrong when Ellery Queen tells the story of Sherlock Holmes and Jack the Ripper.

    27. Ellery Queen reçoit un manuscrit inédit de Watson alors qu'il est en panne d'inspiration. Il le lit en même temps que nous et déchiffre entre les lignes ce que Holmes n'a jamais dit à Watson.Le manuscrit de Watson est bien dans le style. Je dirais plutôt meilleur que les vrais. La valeur ajoutée par Ellery Queen cependant n'est pas énorme : les personnages sont caricaturaux, l'intrigue n'est pas inspirée. Sans le dénouement, ces parties seraient bonnes à jeter. Mais il y a le dénouem [...]

    28. This is the first Ellery Queen I've read, but I don't think this will be the last. I chose the book because the I was interested in the Sherlock Holmes/Jack the Ripper pairing, but found the contemporary Queen and his style just as intriguing. They mystery does remain a mystery only because Queen doesn't tell us everything he's doing in his attempts to solve the puzzle, but he's a personable enough character that there's more going on here than on (or two) plot lines.

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