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Old October 3rd, 2006, 05:10 PM
Douglas G. Greene
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The so-called "Greene's Quorum"

Michael

I prepared a list of additions to Queen's Quorum in THE ARMCHAIR
DETECTIVE in the late 1970's, then expanded it for CADS (which you
should subscribe to -- all GAD fans should) in the early 1990's. TYhe
editor, Geoff Bradley, christened it "Greene's Quorum".

I have since then kept the list updated, but haven't published it as
many of the choices are Crippen & Landru books, and I might seem
self-serving . . . though, of course, Fred Dannay in his original
list, included books he had edited or introduced. Geoff has been
asking me to send the expanded list to CADS

I can send the complete list on to you, if you're interested.

Doug G

--- In GAdetection@yahoogroups.com, MG4273@... wrote:
>
> It will be interesting to see which Stuart Palmer books readers

like, as
> reading progresses here at GAdetection.
> On my web site, each article opens with a list of which of the

author's books
> I liked best. For a short story collection, the article notes

exactly which
> tales in the collection are good. Please see:
> http://members.aol.com/MG4273/classics.htm
> The Palmer list (for example) opens the Palmer article:
> http://members.aol.com/MG4273/palmer.htm
>
> This sort of list of "good stories and novels" is known as a

"canon". They
> are popular in mainstream literature and film history.
> Canons are in short supply in mystery fiction.
> Wouldn't you like to know which Stuart Palmer books Ellery Queen

thought were
> best? Or Anthony Boucher's favorites among Palmer's works?
> They did not make such a list, as far as one could tell.
> There are some important lists of good mystery fiction. Most of them

were
> reprinted in "The Armchair Detective Book of Lists" edited by Kate

Stine (Revised
> Second Edition, 1995). Kate Stine is now the editor of Mystery Scene

Magazine.
> There are also rumors of a list called "Greene's Quorum", not in

Stine's
> book, which has Douglas G. Greene's extensions to Ellery Queen's

"Queen's Quorum".
> Have never seen a copy of this.
>
> SUGGESTION: Wish the experts of detective fiction connected with

GAdetection
> would produce their own canons.
> It is important that their expertise be recored for posterity.
> Am sure that the wiki could provide a home for such lists on the

Internet.
> A list would contain all the mystery novels and short stories each

author
> liked, throughout their entire life.
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Grost
>







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