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The silent rush of footsteps, the muffled shriek, the ever-tightening noose of exotic silk…the mark of the Cat. The Cat had claimed number nine.

The Cat had nine kills, but Ellery Queen found number ten alive and offered the victim temptingly to the killer. The trap was baited, and Ellery and the police poised for the strike that had to come. But the strangler struck elsewhere - and Queen's heart chilled at the thought of what he would find.

©1949 Ellery Queen (P)2014 AudioGO

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another great mystery and adventure

I am very glad that I'm reading these books in order, and I suggest that you do too oh... Ellery Queen gets better and better with each book, this one so far is the best and it will leave you guessing all the way till the end of the book

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Not his best

This story started out with what I considered to be a good plot. But as time went on, it became more of a psychological fiasco. And the ending was just bizarre. Very disappointing.

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Ellery takes on a serial killer

Queen enters into the world of the Cat, a serial killer who strangles victims with colored silk cords. Well done, but after a while it's painfully obvious who the killer is, and then you have to wait through a lot of jabber to get to the solution. Fass isn't my favorite Queen narrator, by far. He's not bad, just...eh.

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aTense chase

After his last Wrightsville case 'Ten Days Wonder', Ellery Queen has sworn off amateur detecting, he will just stick to his writing career.
There is a serial strangler terrorizing Manhattan and the news papers illustration of a cat with nooses for tails, tracking the victim count, is not helping. It has become such a prolific case that Richard Queen has been appointed as the 'Top Dog in the Cat chaser squad,' of the city police and he is not happy about it. The killer doesn't seem to have a pattern. The victims are men and women, unmarried and married, loners and with active social lives. It looks like Ellery will have to come out of his self-imposed retirement from crime solving to help his father's investigation.

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Ellery Queen is always a winner.

I liked the narrator and storyline. I love surprise endings and I was certainly surprised by this ending!

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Nice & twisty when you think you know....you dont

It's more thought out than other books in the series as it feels more mature in some aspects And lacking in others it's complex with interesting. schrmes