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It’s a mystery, part 2

 

January 14, 2022



As we noted last week, Daniel Nathan and Emanuel Lepofsky created the fictional character named Ellery Queen, an amateur detective and mystery writer, in 1929.

In 1941, Nathan had the idea of creating a regular periodical containing mystery short stories and (without much assistance from his partner Lepofsky) created “Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine” (EQMM).

The journal, in its early years, published varying numbers of issues annually. It began with four, then six, and in 1946 began appearing monthly. Today, it is back to six editions per year (and it no longer has the apostrophe-s...



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