• The Door Between

  • By: Ellery Queen
  • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
  • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (171 ratings)

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The Door Between

By: Ellery Queen
Narrated by: Mark Peckham
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Publisher's Summary

When Ellery Queen first meets the award-winning novelist Karen Leith, it is at a party held to celebrate her most recent prize in literature. The next time he hears of her, she is dead - murdered, so the police suspect, by the daughter of her fiancé, the eminent cancer researcher Dr. John MacClure. With no other suspects and only circumstantial evidence at hand, master detective Ellery Queen delves into the reclusive writer's past to uncover the startling method and motive of an intricate crime.

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Great pick

I am totally enjoying the Ellery Queen mysteries. The narrator was excellent and the story is complex and entertaining.

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another great Ellery Queen book

although I was able to solve this mystery about three-quarters of the way through the book, it is still a great mystery... And I am very glad to see that they got the old narrator to come back and read this book... Great narrator makes any audible book just that much more enjoyable

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Awful

I didn’t like the entire premise of this story. I could not listen to the entire thing. The idea that someone walked in to find a murdered person and let someone they didn’t know get them to lie about the murder was crazy. She let a guy she didn’t know mess things up so badly that it looked as if she committed the murder. She had no reason to let this guy get her in so deep to be honest not even Ellery could get her out of the situation. Who would believe she would let a perfect stranger that could easily have been the killer drag her down the rabbit hole to covering up for the real killer. If he wasn’t the killer why was he so anxious to cover up for whoever was the killer. I didn’t finish this mess so I don’t know who done it. And I don’t care if was just to stupid. It start in the previous book and jumped off the bridge in this one. Just the premise not the characters or the story. Instead of screaming and calling out at finding her friend dead she does everything she can to make it appear she did it. And a stranger that could be the killer helps her make it appear as if she is trying to cover up the murder. Only a confession by the real killer can save her. And even that would always leave doubt. Ellery made this woman a mental cripple. That is the only explanation for her actions and thoughts. My advice skip this one. Don’t be fooled by anyone telling you it is a good story. Run fast away from this loser.

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Interesting

I enjoyed this book. It was a bit convoluted but kept my interest to the end.

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Well Done so Long Ago

This story made me try to come up with a solution to the murder, but I must admit, I was stumped.
Written in the time before political correctness, the cultural name calling didn’t surprise me. I had a grandmother who referred to the Japanese in the same manner

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Interesting.

I liked the narrator and storyline. It was another convoluted listen. I didn’t know the end till it ended. Surprise!

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  • 02-14-18

Disappointing

What would have made The Door Between better?

I am a fan of Ellery Queen but this book was disappointing. The relationship between Ellery and his father lacked the customary warmth and respect. The father was portrayed as bumbling and crude, and Ellery duplicitous and disdainful. The character of Terry Rink was unbelievable and, again, crude, as well as being superfluous. The story would have held together perfectly well without him. And the final twist was completely unnecessary and showed Ellery being manipulative and cruel. We were not even told what the outcome was, and the motivation for the main death was sufficient before this final turn of the screw.

Would you ever listen to anything by Ellery Queen again?

Yes

Did Mark Peckham do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

Mark Peckham is a very good narrator.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Door Between?

Cut the Terry Rink character, and cut the final chapter.