The Greek Coffin Mystery

Ellery Queen (Author) Jessica Hische (Illustrator)
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Product Details

Price
$26.00  $23.92
Publisher
Penguin Group
Publish Date
April 23, 2014
Pages
384
Dimensions
5.45 X 7.93 X 1.16 inches | 0.95 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780143125143

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About the Author

ELLERY QUEEN is the pen name of two cousins from Brooklyn, NY, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), as well as the name of their famous fictional detective. Dannay and Lee created Ellery Queen in 1928 and spent over four decades writing and editing under the pseudonym, spanning radio, television, comics, board games, and film. Leading the Golden Age of "whodunit" mysteries, Dannay and Lee also cofounded Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time.

JESSICA HISCHE is a letterer, illustrator, typographer, and web designer. She currently serves on the Type Directors Club board of directors, has been named a Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 in art and design as well as an ADC Young Gun and one of Print Magazine's New Visual Artists. She has designed for Wes Anderson, McSweeney's, Tiffany & Co, Penguin Books and many others. She resides primarily in San Francisco, occasionally in Brooklyn.

Reviews

Winner of the 2012 Fifty Books/Fifty Covers show, organized by Design Observer in association with AIGA and Designers & Books

Winner of the 2014 Type Directors Club Communication Design Award

Praise for Ellery Queen:

"'The detective story itself was an American invention; and after a long period of British pre-eminence, Ellery Queen as writer and editor has done as much as anyone (and probably more) to make it once more an American possession... Ellery Queen is the American detective story."
--Anthony Boucher

"After Poe, I think it's true that Ellery Queen was the most significant and important writer of mystery fiction in America."
--Otto Penzler

Praise for Penguin Drop Caps:

"[Penguin Drop Caps] convey a sense of nostalgia for the tactility and aesthetic power of a physical book and for a centuries-old tradition of beautiful lettering."
--Fast Company

"Vibrant, minimalist new typographic covers.... Bonus points for the heartening gender balance of the initial selections."
--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"The Penguin Drop Caps series is a great example of the power of design. Why buy these particular classics when there are less expensive, even free editions of Great Expectations? Because they're beautiful objects. Paul Buckley and Jessica Hische's fresh approach to the literary classics reduces the design down to typography and color. Each cover is foil-stamped with a cleverly illustrated letterform that reveals an element of the story. Jane Austen's A (Pride and Prejudice) is formed by opulent peacock feathers and Charlotte Bronte's B (Jane Eyre) is surrounded by flames. The complete set forms a rainbow spectrum prettier than anything else on your bookshelf."
--Rex Bonomelli, The New York Times

"Drool-inducing."
--Flavorwire

"Classic reads in stunning covers--your book club will be dying."
--Redbook