These cousins began their careers as a publicist for the movies and as an art director for a New York ad agency. Just for fun they entered a mystery-writing contest under a single, assumed name. They won the contest and went on to a writing collaboration under a pen name that was perhaps the most successful, and lucrative, such partnership in all detective fiction. For years their true identities were concealed, e.g. a masked figure would appear at autographings. Name the cousins and their nom de plume.
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Answer to Book Bag #422: The names of the novels with the word "summer" in the titles are given after the names of the authors who wrote them: (1) Edith Wharton, Summer (2) P.G. Wodehouse, Summer Lightning (3) Aldous Huxley, After Many a Summer (N.B. -- American title: After Many a Summer Dies the Swan) (4) Doris Lessing, The Summer Before the Dark, and (5) John Crowley, Engine Summer.
Winner: Sophie Korczyk, Alexandria, Va.