(From the publisher):
The Cat had 9 kills.
Night...the silent rush of footsteps, the muffled shriek, the ever-tightening noose of exotic silk ... the mark of the cat. The Cat had claimed Number Nine.
The Cat had nine kills, but Ellery Queen found Number Ten alive, and offerred the victim temptingly to the killer. The trap was baited, and Ellery and the police poised for the strike that had to come.
But the stranger struck elsewhere. Desperately, as Queen raced toward the screams, his heart chilled at the thought of wht he would find. The smell of fear in a fog-bound alley, a crumpled form on the pavement, the knotted silk about the neck ... of Number Ten.
Original title: Cat of Many Tails
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Private Detective