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The Specialty of the House

(1967)
And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

 
 
Stanley Ellin's first short story, 'The Specialty of the House', about a New York restaurant with a special gourmet menu, was published in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1948 and caused an immediate sensation, winning him a special Ellery Queen Award. 'The House Party' and 'The Blessington Method' subsequently both won Edgar Awards. Stanley Ellin, who was made a Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America in 1980, is acknowledged as one of the great masters of the 20th-century short story, and this volume brings together the best of his work in the genre.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Ellin consistently wrote the best mystery stories of his time." - Lawrence Block


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Hardback Editions

June 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Speciality of the House: No.14 (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-7528-5140-3 / 978-0-7528-5140-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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October 1948 : USA Hardback
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Title: Specialty of the House
Author(s): ELLIN, STANLEY
ISBN: 0-88411-147-4 / 978-0-88411-147-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amereon Press
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July 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Specialty of the House & Other
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-517-05526-0 / 978-0-517-05526-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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June 1979 : USA Hardback
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Title: The specialty of the house and other stories: The complete mystery tales, 1948-1978
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-89296-049-3 / 978-0-89296-049-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mysterious Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Speciality of the House (Murder Room)
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 1-4091-0379-X / 978-1-4091-0379-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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June 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Speciality of the House (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-7528-5141-1 / 978-0-7528-5141-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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December 1967 : UK Paperback
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Title: Specialty of House and other stories
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
ISBN: 0-14-002795-5 / 978-0-14-002795-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Specialty of the House
Author(s): Stanley Ellin
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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