Ellery Queen's Japanese Mystery Stories: From JapanÆs Greatest Detective & Crime Writers
August 04, 2020
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About the Author
Ellery Queen was the pseudonym of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, two cousins from Brooklyn who became America's most successful authors of crime and detective fiction in the 1930s and 1940s. It is also the name of the celebrated character they created. From 1929 to 1971, Dannay and Lee published 36 novels under the Ellery Queen name, establishing the pair as the leading detective writers of the genre's golden age. They also collected stories and published several anthologies of detective fiction by other writers, including this one. Satoru Saito is Associate Professor of Japanese Literature at Rutgers University. His areas of interest and specialization include modern and contemporary Japanese literature, Japanese film, and Japanese popular culture. He has published articles on Edogawa Ranpo and Tsubouchi Shoyo and the book Detective Fiction and the Rise of the Japanese Novel, 1880-1930 which explores the critical role detective fiction played in the formation of modern Japanese literature.