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Old 17 October 2011, 02:09 PM
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EX-actle. Updike's "Rabbit" books all had a pattern of alliteration (Rabbit Run, Rabbit Redux, Rabbit at Rest, etc.). Macdonald used a color code in his Travis McGee series: The Deep Blue Goodbye, The Long Lavender Look....
And so on.
McDonald's what put me on the track! Then I saw Ellery Queen and was 99% sure.
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Old 17 October 2011, 08:21 PM
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McDonald's what put me on the track! Then I saw Ellery Queen and was 99% sure.
I used to correspond regularly with Fred Dannay when I were but a teenager, and I remember asking him why he and Manfred Lee changed the pattern of the early Ellery Queen titles in later books (the first nine were The [Nationality] [Noun] Mystery--The French Powder Mystery, The Siamese Twin Mystery, etc. He told me, "We had grown tired of our early characterization of Ellery as a snooty prig and wanted to signal that he was going to become more human and vulnerable. Also, we were afraid we'd run out of countries."

Nice man. I still want to read the unpublished Swedish Match Mystery.
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Old 17 October 2011, 08:41 PM
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Let me try one. The common element is a two-parter.

Nora Roberts
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Steven King
Theodore Geisel
Brad Strickland
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Old 17 October 2011, 08:55 PM
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I'm wondering if they are authors who are better known by their other name/s. But I don't know who else Stephen King writes as.
I shall go off and google.
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Old 17 October 2011, 08:58 PM
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Let's see - they have published books in both their given names and pseudonyms, but what else would there be? Maybe the pseudonyms have used the authors' middle names? That works for Geisel anyway.
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Old 17 October 2011, 09:16 PM
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I'm wondering if they are authors who are better known by their other name/s. But I don't know who else Stephen King writes as.
I shall go off and google.
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Old 17 October 2011, 09:32 PM
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You have part one. They are all authors who have had work published under more than one name.
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Old 18 October 2011, 02:23 AM
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We're all the same person?
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Old 18 October 2011, 04:40 AM
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Well, you should know the answer to that one?!
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Old 19 October 2011, 09:33 AM
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Have they all collaborated with other writers?
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Old 19 October 2011, 03:58 PM
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Is it that the pseudonyms of those writers were suggested by others than the writers themselves?

The second part IS about the pseudonyms, isn't it?
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Old 19 October 2011, 05:21 PM
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Aren't they all educators of some type? Or at least wanted to be educators?
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Old 19 October 2011, 05:38 PM
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Let me try one. The common element is a two-parter.

Nora Roberts
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Steven King
Theodore Geisel
Brad Strickland
There must be a squirrel story involved somewhere ....
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Old 19 October 2011, 07:30 PM
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They're writers who use pseudonyms and ...are left handed?
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Old 19 October 2011, 10:03 PM
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They're writers who use pseudonyms and ...are left handed?
No, I'm a righty. My son's a lefty, though.
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Old 19 October 2011, 10:04 PM
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All writers who use pseudonyms and are devastatingly handsome?
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Old 19 October 2011, 10:15 PM
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I've heard Stephen King called many things before, but "devastatingly handsome" is definitely a new one!

(OK, Brad I'll give you...)
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Old 19 October 2011, 10:19 PM
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Authors who have written stories with a dog as the title character.
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Old 22 October 2011, 04:32 PM
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Hint: What does the work of Dr. Seuss have in common with both horror novels and paranormal romances?
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Old 22 October 2011, 10:50 PM
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Hint: What does the work of Dr. Seuss have in common with both horror novels and paranormal romances?
Terrible movie adaptations?
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