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: 532
Great Mystery Series 12 Of the Best Mystery Short Stories from Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine
2000 - Great Mystery Series 12 of the Best Mystery Short Stories From Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine [Audio] (Audio Cassette)
ISBN-13: 9781578151554
ISBN-10: 1578151554
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

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.
 2

Face to Face
1992 - Face to Face (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060974381
ISBN-10: 0060974389
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Best of Suspense
1989 - Best of Suspense (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780883656426
ISBN-10: 0883656426
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
 1

Cat of Many Tails
1988 - Cat of Many Tails (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780930330941
ISBN-10: 0930330943
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The American Gun Mystery
1986 - The American Gun Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345321336
ISBN-10: 0345321332
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

The French Powder Mystery
1982 - The French Powder Mystery [Ellery Queen, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780451119254
ISBN-10: 0451119258
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Heiss weht der Wind von Yucatan / Der lachende Tod / Die Gartenparty
The Scarlet Letters / The Glass Village
1981 - The Scarlet Letters / the Glass VIllage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451096753
ISBN-10: 0451096754
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Fourth Side of the Triangle
1979 - The Fourth Side of the Triangle (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345282880
ISBN-10: 0345282884
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 4

The Player on Other Side
1979 - The Player on Other Side (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345282903
ISBN-10: 0345282906
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Greek Coffin Mystery
1979 - The Greek Coffin Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451085795
ISBN-10: 0451085795
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

The Last Score Beware
1978 - The Last Score Beware (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

Murder with a Past / Kill as Directed
1978 - Murder with a Past / Kill As Directed (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451080257
ISBN-10: 0451080254
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

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 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)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780451056658
ISBN-10: 0451056655
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The French Powder Mystery
1969 - The French Powder Mystery (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780451040831
ISBN-10: 045104083X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The King Is Dead An Ellery Queen Mystery
The King Is Dead an Ellery Queen Mystery [Thorndike Press Large Print Paperback Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780783892825
ISBN-10: 0783892829
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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