The Finishing Stroke

The Finishing Stroke It was Christmas and Ellery Queen was one of twelve people gathered for the holidays in the immense and rambling mansion.

That was the night the first message came - but how and from whom no one knew. It was a warning of

Slow, Deliberate Murder.

Night after night the warnings kept coming. On the twelfth night, this was the message:

On the twelfth night of Christmas
Your true love sends to you,
This fatal dagger - this jeweled knife -
This finishing stroke to end your life.

And when they found the corpse, the dagger was buried deep in its back.

[Johan Blixt] [Ellery Queen]

16 januari 2005 / Johan Blixt /