WorldCat Identities

Queen, Ellery

Works: 565 works in 3,000 publications in 11 languages and 39,777 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Drama  Bibliography  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of dialog, Other
Classifications: PS3533.U4, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ellery Queen
The house of brass by Ellery Queen( Book )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lured by the promise of fabulous wealth, six men and women arrive at the mansion of the aged millionare Hendrik Brass, but they've been enticed into a joke with a punch line of murder. Ellery Queen and his father, the Inspector, investigate
Cat of many tails by Ellery Queen( Book )

53 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silent rush of footsteps, the muffled shriek, the ever-tightening noose of exotic silk -- the mark of the Cat. The Cat had claimed number nine. The Cat had nine kills, but Ellery Queen found number ten alive and offered the victim temptingly to the killer. The trap was baited, and Ellery and the police poised for the strike that had to come. But the strangler struck elsewhere--and Queen's heart chilled at the thought of what he would find
Calamity town : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

54 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On moving to a small New England town, Ellery Queen becomes involved in a poisoning murder
Face to face by Ellery Queen( Book )

30 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gloria Guild, the singing "Glory" of the thirties and millionairess of Count Carlos Armando, is murdered, she leaves only one clue--the word "face" written in her dying scrawl
The player on the other side by Ellery Queen( Book )

37 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt was a handyman of York Square, home of four surviving heirs to the York fortune, people whose lives were threatened by the mysterious "Y." Ellery Queen must figure out who is killing the Yorks, one by one: the stamp collector, the social worker, the alcoholic
The king is dead by Ellery Queen( Book )

42 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Bendigo is the wealthiest man alive. He has an enormous security detail on his private island, quite capable of dealing with international aggression. But not threats from within his own family. Fearing for his life, he hires brilliant detective Ellery Queen. The King's brother Judah makes no secret of wanting him dead. He even gives a date and a time on which he will commit the crime. So when the day comes, the King is kept in a hermetically sealed room while his brother is guarded by Ellery himself. But somehow the King is still shot
The fourth side of the triangle by Ellery Queen( Book )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen investigates the death of a fashion designer, focusing on her lover and his family
And on the eighth day by Ellery Queen( Book )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the desert, Ellery finds a hidden valley peopled by a strange religious sect. There has been no crime there for fifty years. Yet someone had tried to enter the sanctum where the treasure was stored...and now there was murder! Only Ellery Queen can save this close-knit unworldly community from terror. --Book jacket
The last woman in his life by Ellery Queen( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Levering Benedict III had more money, mansions, cars, and women than most men. That included three ex-wives with extraordinary physiques. One of these beauties had bashed in Benedict's skull. The clues were many and all had been planted at the scene of the brutal crime. But by whom? For Ellery Queen the most important question was, who was the last woman in John Benedict's life?
Cop out : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape a manhunt, a gang of killers takes a cop's daughter hostage After years of toil for Aztec Paper Products, Thomas Howland only makes 112.90 per week. When it comes time for the company to compensate its workers, he is in charge of carrying the payroll: 24,000 in cold hard cash. Eventually, Howland is overcome by temptation. In exchange for a promised cut of the spoils, he hands the payroll over to a gang of thieves-but they reward him with 3 bullets in the heart. The heat is on, and the killers take refuge in the only thing they can: crime. Wesley Malone is a small-town cop, as toug
The finishing stroke by Ellery Queen( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and Portuguese and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929 after the publication of his first novel, Ellery Queen is one of twelve people gathered for the holidays at a snowbound Christmas party. The party turns grim when a guest begins sending grizzly gifts to the host--a warning of murder to culminate on the 12th night
A fine and private place by Ellery Queen( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 9-word clue was one of 9 cryptic notes that had been sent to haunt Inspector Queen and Ellery 9 days after the murder. The case was sure to be a dazzling crossfire of wits. Brilliant, bloody, and baffling--to the 9th degree!
The Dutch shoe mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

51 editions published between 1930 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The operating room was ready; the surgeon called for his patient. A door opened and a long, still form was wheeled in. The alert doctor bent over, lifted the sheet -- and found Abby Doorn dead. She had been murdered only a few minutes before, almost under their very eyes. So begins this amazing problem in deduction, one of the finest stories ever written by Ellery Queen and one of the most battling murder mysteries of all time
Bibliophile in the nursery : a bookman's treasury of collectors' lore on old and rare children's books by William Targ( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of evil by Ellery Queen( Book )

28 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellery was sun-bathing in the doorway of his Hollywood bedroom when the pretty young girl appeared. "I don't think there's anything funny in a dead dog, do you?" she asked. "Dogs die all the time," Ellery said. The girl stared down at her cigarette. "He was a gift, and it killed my father." "How exactly did a dead dog 'kill' your father?" "It murdered him."
Double, double : a new novel of Wrightsville by Ellery Queen( Book )

29 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hermit's mysterious death draws Ellery Queen back to the town he thought he'd left forever Ellery Queen was raised in New York City, but his heart belongs to the village of Wrightsville. An idyllic New England hamlet, it was the site of some of the world-famous detective's most remarkable investigations. After years of solving murder cases in Wrightsville's coziest parlors, Queen was sure the community did not have any further mysteries to offer. But an anonymous letter draws him back to the most dangerous small town in America. Luke MacCaby's sagging old Victorian mansion sits on the edge of a respectable Wrightsville district as a fading reminder of the area's long-vanished heyday. When the owner--a seemingly impoverished hermit--passes away, the town is shocked to learn that he was a partner in the local dye works and left behind a fortune worth millions. To find MacCaby's killer, Queen must peel away the surface of the place he so dearly loves
The glass village : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New England naturalist painter Aunt Fanny Adams had only begun painting in her eighties, but sales of her work supported the Shinn Corners village school, the local church, and most of the other village institutions. When she is found murdered, the village people focus their rage on a wandering tramp. Only quick thinking by Judge Shinn and houseguest, Major Johnny Shinn, prevents a planned lynching. Judge Shinn sets up a trial by jury involving all the residents of the small village
The French powder mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

55 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A display of new furniture in a big department store opens dramatically only to reveal the corpse of the owner's wife. Everyone hated her and many could have killed her, but who was clever enough to have done it is this macabre fashion?
The Chinese orange mystery : a problem in deduction by Ellery Queen( Book )

47 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in English and Japanese and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The offices of foreign literature publisher and renowned stamp collector Donald Kirk are often host to strange activities, but the most recent occurrence the murder of an unknown caller, found dead in an empty waiting room is unlike any that has come before. Nobody, it seems, entered or exited the room, and yet the crime scene clearly has been manipulated, leaving everything in the room turned backwards and upside down. Stuck through the back of the corpses shirt are two long spears and a tangerine is missing from the fruit bowl. Enter amateur sleuth Ellery Queen, who arrives just in time to witness the discovery of the body, only to be immediately drawn into a complex case in which no clue is too minor or too glaring to warrant careful consideration. Reprinted for the first time in over thirty years, The Chinese Orange Mystery is revered to this day for its challenging conceit and inventive solution. The book is a "fair-play" mystery in which readers have all the clues needed to solve the crime. In 1981, the novel was selected as one of the top ten locked room mysteries of all time by a panel of mystery-world luminaries that included Julian Symons, Edward D. Hoch, Howard Haycraft, and Otto Penzler." -- Amazon
Inspector Queen's own case : November song by Ellery Queen( Book )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2000 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NYPD retiree Dick Queen finally has his own case when his famous writer-detective son is away, but the case involving the death of a patient takes a new turn when he begins to court the nurse who witnessed the patient's murder
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A fine and private place
Calamity town : a novelFace to faceThe king is deadThe fourth side of the triangleAnd on the eighth dayThe finishing strokeA fine and private placeThe Dutch shoe mysteryInspector Queen's own case : November song
Alternative Names

controlled identityDannay, Frederic, 1905-1982

controlled identityDeming, Richard

controlled identityLee, Manfred B. (Manfred Bennington), 1905-1971

controlled identityQueen, Ellery, Jr.

controlled identityRoss, Barnaby

Aileili Kuiyin.

Dannay, F.

Dannay, Frederic.

Dannay, Frederic Und Manfred Lee

Dannay, Frederick


Kuin, Ėlleri

Kuīn, Erarī

Kuiyin, Aileili.

Lee, M.B.

Lee, Manfred

Lee, Manfred B.

Lee, Manfred Bennington

Lepofsky, Manfred, dit Manfred B. Lee

Nathan, Daniel, dit Frederic Dannay

Queen, Ellery Jr.

Queen, Ellery Junior

Queen, Ellery, pseud.

Ross, Barnaby.

Vance, Jack.

Квин, Эллери

Квин, Эллеры

Куин, Эллери

בנינגטון, מנפרד (במשותף עם פרדריק דני)

דאניי, פרדריק

דני, פרדריק (במשותף עם מנפרד לי בנינגטון)

לי, מאנפרד

לי, מאנפרד בנינגטון בן בנימין

קווין, אלרי

앨러리 퀸

엘러리 퀸

쿠인, 엘러리

퀸, 앨러리

퀸, 엘러리


クィーン, エラリー

クィーン, エラリイ

クイーン, E

クイーン, エラリー

クイーン, エラリイ

奎恩, 艾勒里