Queen visits an operating theater to witness a surgery, but finds a murder instead
The son of a police detective, Ellery Queen grew up in a bloody atmosphere. Since he started lending his deductive powers to the New York City homicide squad, he has seen more than his fair share of mangled corpses. Though he is accustomed to gore, the thought of seeing a living person sliced open makes him ill. So when a doctor invites him to sit in on an operation, Queen braces his stomach. As it happens, his stomach is spared, but his brain must go to work.
The patient is Abigail Doorn, a millionairess in a diabetic coma. To prepare her for surgery, the hospital staff has stabilized her blood sugar level and wheeled her to the operating theater -- but just before the first incision, the doctors realize she is dead, strangled while lying unconscious on her gurney. Queen came to the hospital to watch surgeons work, but now it's his time to operate.
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The operating room was ready; the surgeon ca lled for his patient. A door opened and a long, still form w as wheeled in. The doctor lifted the sheet - and found Abby Doorn dead. She''d been murdered only minutes before, almost under their very eyes. '
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