Search - List of Books by Ellery Queen

For the TV series, see Ellery Queen .


Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay (October 20, 1905 — September 3, 1982) and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee (January 11, 1905 — April 3, 1971), to write detective fiction.

In a successful series of novels that covered 42 years, Ellery Queen served as both author's name and that of the detective-hero. During the 1930s and much of the 1940s, that detective-hero was possibly the best known American fictional detective. Movies, radio shows, and television shows have been based on their works.

The two, particularly Dannay, were also responsible for co-founding and directing Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, generally considered as one of the most influential English Language crime fiction magazines of the last sixty-five years.

They were also prominent historians in the field, editing numerous collections and anthologies of short stories such as The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes.

Their 994-page anthology for The Modern Library, 101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories, 1841-1941, was a landmark work that remained in print for many years.

Under their collective pseudonym, the cousins were given the Grand Master Award for achievements in the field of the mystery story by the Mystery Writers of America in 1961.

"How actually did they do it? Did they sit together and hammer the stuff out word by word? Did one write the dialogue and the other the narration? ... What eventually happened was that Fred Dannay, in principle, produced the plots, the clues and what would have to be deduced from them as well as the outlines of the characters and Manfred Lee clothed it all in words. But it is unlikely to have been as clear cut as that."

The cousins also wrote four novels about a detective named Drury Lane using the pseudonym Barnaby Ross, and allowed the Ellery Queen name to be used as a house name for a number of novels written by other authors. (See Ellery Queen .)

"As an anthologist, Ellery Queen is without peer, his taste unequalled. As a bibliographer and a collector of the detective short story, Queen is, again, a historical personage. Indeed, Ellery Queen clearly is, after Poe, the most important American of mystery fiction."

Margery Allingham wrote that Ellery Queen had "done far more for the detective story than any other two men put together".

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Total Books: 521
Great Mystery Series 12 Of the Best Mystery Short Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
The King Is Dead
1994 - The King Is Dead (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060976057
ISBN-10: 0060976055
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Four of Hearts
1994 - The Four of Hearts [Ellery Queen] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060976040
ISBN-10: 0060976047
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 4

Masters of Suspense
1992 - Masters of Suspense (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883657874
ISBN-10: 0883657872
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Face to Face
1992 - Face to Face (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060974381
ISBN-10: 0060974389
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Origin of Evil
1992 - The Origin of Evil (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060974398
ISBN-10: 0060974397
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Best of Suspense
1989 - Best of Suspense (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883656426
ISBN-10: 0883656426
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Scarlet Letters/glass
1981 - Scarlet Letters/glass (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451096753
ISBN-10: 0451096754
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Player on Other Side
1979 - The Player on Other Side (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345282903
ISBN-10: 0345282906
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Siamese Twin Mystery
1979 - The Siamese Twin Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780451086648
ISBN-10: 0451086643
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Dutch Shoe Mystery
1979 - The Dutch Shoe Mystery [Ellery Queen Detective, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451085788
ISBN-10: 0451085787
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The French Powder Mystery
1979 - The French Powder Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780451085771
ISBN-10: 0451085779
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

The Last Score Beware
1978 - The Last Score Beware (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451082954
ISBN-10: 0451082958
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Last Score / Beware the Young Stranger
1978 - The Last Score / Beware the Young Stranger (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451113078
ISBN-10: 0451113071
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Four Johns / Blow Hot Blow Cold
1978 - The Four Johns / Blow Hot Blow Cold (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451113061
ISBN-10: 0451113063
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Vanishing Corpse
1976 - The Vanishing Corpse (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780515040944
ISBN-10: 0515040940
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Murderer Is a Fox
1975 - The Murderer Is a Fox (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345243645
ISBN-10: 0345243641
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The Fourth Side of the Triangle
1975 - The Fourth Side of the Triangle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345244321
ISBN-10: 034524432X
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The Murderer Is a Fox
1975 - The Murderer Is a Fox (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345252890
ISBN-10: 0345252896
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Kill as Directed
1973 - Kill As Directed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451056658
ISBN-10: 0451056655
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The Black Hearts Murder
1970 - The Black Hearts Murder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780417746401
ISBN-10: 0417746407
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