Ellery Queen returned to Wrightsville to solve the mystery of a rich man - believed poor - who died of "old age," a poor man - believed rich - who committed suicide, and a scholarly drunk who disappeared. Shortly it occurred to Queen that the puzzle had a pattern. A twisted mind was committing murder according to an old nursery rhyme! Doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief…and to at least one person in town, the chief was Ellery Queen.
Didn't expect 'Double Double' to be excellent. Certainly didn't expect 'Double Double' to be anything extraordinary. I was DOUBLY wrong. A wonderful mystery.
Ellery Queen is an old school sleuth with shades of Sherlock Holmes & Lord Peter Whimsey. Excellent in every way possible