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Queen, Ellery

Overview
Works: 287 works in 1,469 publications in 5 languages and 19,405 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Editor, Creator, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler
Classifications: PS3533.U4, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ellery Queen
The house of brass by Ellery Queen( Book )
21 editions published between 1954 and 2002 in English and held by 1,189 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
Ten days' wonder by Ellery Queen( Book )
43 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
When his wealthy friend, Howard Van Horn arrives on his doorstep, beaten and disheveled, and with no memory of the past nineteen days, Ellery Queen agrees to investigate
The player on the other side by Ellery Queen( Book )
31 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
The king is dead by Ellery Queen( Book )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in English and held by 948 libraries worldwide
King Bendigo (munitions king) shot behind steel doors. Who did it?
And on the eighth day by Ellery Queen( Book )
29 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
When Ellery Queen's car breaks down in Death Valley in 1944, "he is welcomed as a sort of prophet into an isolationist religious community, and as such asked to root out a corruption growing in their midst."--Cover
Calamity town, a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )
50 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 939 libraries worldwide
Wrightsville, a typical American town, buried in the great American heartland, up to its neck in good old American corn. The well-respected Wrights: daddy Wright is the town banker, Momma Wright is the town social lioness, daughter Patricia the town beauty, Nora the town recluse, Lola the town scandal. Ellery has to find out which of the Wrights is the town poisoner, while defending himself against a charge of murder
The devil to pay by Ellery Queen( Book )
76 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 843 libraries worldwide
"When Hollywood bigwig Solly Spaeth is murdered, thousands cheer. He is a most popular corpse, for Solly's stock manipulations have ruined many, including his partner. A cut and dried case - or so it appears. Enter master detective Ellery Queen, whose embarrassing questions uncover a maze of conflicting alibis and motives, and ultimately reveal a deadly face lurking beneath the glittering mask of Tinseltown"--P. [4] of cover
The Roman hat mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
57 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 841 libraries worldwide
A murder in a crowded theater leaves a pack of suspects, but only one clue. Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds. A gangland spectacle, it's packed to the gills with action, explosions, and gunfire. In fact, Gunplay is so loud that no one notices the killing of Monte Field. In a sold-out theater, Field is found dead partway through the second act, surrounded by empty seats. The police hold the crowd and call for the one man who can untangle this daring murder: Inspector Richard Queen. With the help of his son Ellery, a bibl
Cat of many tails by Ellery Queen( Book )
36 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
New York City is terrorized by a serial killer, and only Ellery Queen can stop the panic In the dog days of August, it is no surprise to see New Yorkers perspire. But this summer, a killer called the Cat gives the city a new reason to sweat. He selects his victims seemingly at random and strangles them, then escapes without leaving a clue. As the death toll climbs, and the press whips the public into horrified frenzy, Gotham teeters on the edge of anarchy. Ellery Queen, the brilliant amateur sleuth, has gone into retirement when the Cat begins to kill. As his father, a seasoned homicide detective, leads the investigation into the murder, Ellery tries to avoid getting involved. But as the body count rises, he can no longer resist the urge to hunt. The Queens are known for their curiosity'and everyone knows how curiosity can affect a cat
The Dutch shoe mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
44 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 774 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
The French powder mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
45 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 libraries worldwide
A corpse in a department store window offers a gruesome puzzle for Ellery Queen. The windows of French's department store are one of New York's great attractions. Year-round, their displays show off the finest in fashion, art, and home décor, and tourists and locals alike make a point of stopping to see what's on offer. One afternoon, as the board debates a merger upstairs, a salesgirl begins a demonstration in one of the windows, showing off French's new Murphy bed. A crowd gathers to watch the bed lower from the wall after a single touch of a button. But as the bed open
The Spanish cape mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
41 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
On a seaside vacation, Ellery Queen is ensnared in a trio of strange crimes. Spanish Cape is a dramatic promontory, its rocky cliffs topped with a picturesque hacienda. This isolated spot belongs to millionaire Walter Godfrey and it should be a peaceful family getaway -- but one summer evening, Rosa Godfrey argues with her uncle David as he tries to convince her not to run away with one of their guests, the roguish John Marco. Suddenly, a one-eyed gunman appears out of the twilight. He seems to mistake David for John, and forces the pair to the mainland, where he clubs Da
The murderer is a fox by Ellery Queen( Book )
33 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and German and held by 552 libraries worldwide
When returning war veteran Davy Fox fears that he will kill his wife, she persuades Ellery Queen to return to the small New England village of Wrightsville. Queen investigates the murder of Fox's mother, for which his father, Bayard, was convicted
The tragedy of X by Ellery Queen( Book )
42 editions published between 1932 and 2003 in English and German and held by 530 libraries worldwide
New York City, the early 30's. A man is poisoned on a crowded streetcar during rush hour. Everyone saw him die, but no one saw the killer! And far too many people had good reason to hate Longstreet. The few clues lead up to a blind alley, and District Attorney Bruno and Inspector Thumm pay a call on Drury Lane. Drury Lane! Retired Shakespearean actor. Matinee idol. Master of disguise. Amateur sleuth who finds "crime the highest refinement of human drama." Ellery Queen's most flamboyant creation. Seated amid the splendor of the vast medieval halls of his castle on the Hudson, Drury Lane hears the story. Almost at once, he knows who the murderer is, but refuses to reveal his identity until he has sufficient evidence for the police to arrest him. In the great tradition, all the clues are scrupulously presented to you, the reader. Can you solve the case before the police?
The Chinese orange mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
43 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 479 libraries worldwide
A puzzling publishing murder attracts the eye of Ellery Queen Mandarin Press is a premier publishing house for foreign literature, but to those at the top of this enterprise, there is little more beautiful than a rare stamp. As Donald Kirk, publisher and philatelist, prepares his office for a banquet, an unfamiliar man comes to call. No one recognizes him, but Kirk's staff is used to strange characters visiting their boss, so Kirk's secretary asks him to wait in the anteroom. Within an hour, the mysterious visitor is dead on the floor, head bashed in with a fireplace poker, and everything in the anteroom has been quite literally turned upside down. The rug is backwards; the furniture is backwards; even the dead man's clothes have been put on front-to-back. As debonair detective Ellery Queen pries into the secrets of Mandarin Press, every clue he finds is topsy-turvy. The great sleuth must tread lightly, for walking backwards is a surefire way to step off a cliff
The Siamese twin mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
54 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
Trapped on a burning mountain, the Queens take refuge with a killerDashing detective Ellery Queen and his father are driving over the pothole-scarred Arrow Mountain road when they come face to face with a wall of flame. They tear back in the other direction, fire at their fenders, and finally find safety in a clearing, at the home of Dr. Xavier, a renowned surgeon. He is a genial man, but his distracted, mysterious smile conceals dark secrets. Passing through one of the drafty hallways, Ellery's father is startled by a pair of eyes burning in the darkness-the eyes of a monster. Could they be trapped on some kind of mountain of Dr. Moreau? Dr. Xavier introduces them to the rest of his household, including his wife, brother, and medical assistant. Everyone's welcoming, but they also seem anxious and cagey. When the good doctor is found shot to death in his study, Queen realizes that he and his father have more to fear than a pair of sinister eyes. The Queens may have escaped the forest fire, but they have leapt into a situation that is every bit as hot
The American gun mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
48 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 456 libraries worldwide
When a Western star is gunned down at a rodeo, Ellery Queen saddles up Buck Horne has roped thousands of cattle, slugged his way out of dozens of saloons, and shot plenty of men dead in the street'but always on the backlot. He is a celluloid cowboy, and his career is nearly kaput. The real box office draw is his daughter, Kit, a brawling beauty who can outshoot any rascal the studio has to offer. Desperate for a comeback, Buck joins Wild Bill Grant's traveling rodeo for a show in New York, hoping to impress Hollywood and land one last movie contract. But he has scarcely mounted his horse when he falls to the dirt. It wasn't age that made him slip'it was the bullet in his heart. Watching from the stands are Ellery Queen, debonair sleuth, and his police detective father. They are New Yorkers through and through, but to solve the rodeo killing, the Queens must learn to talk cowboy
The Egyptian cross mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )
41 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
The Queens are intrigued when a grisly murder mars a small town's ChristmasIt's Christmas in Chicago, and Inspector Richard Queen is enjoying a busman's holiday at a conference on gangland violence-but his son, amateur sleuth Ellery, isbored silly. Until, that is, Ellery reads of an unusual killing in rural Arroyo, West Virginia: A schoolmaster has been found beheaded and crucified. Ellery hustles his father into his roadster and heads east, since there is nothing he'd like better for Christmas than a juicy, gruesome puzzle. When the Queens arrive in Arroyo, they learn that the victim was an eccentric atheist, but not the sort to make enemies. What initially looks to be the work of a sadistic cult turns out to be something far more sinister. In the months ahead, more victims will turn up all over the world-all killed in the same horrifying manner. It will take several bodies before Queen divines the clue that unlocks the mystery of the Christmas crucifixion
Ellery Queen's grand slam; 25 stories from Ellery Queen's mystery magazine by Ellery Queen( Book )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
Ellery Queen's Japanese golden dozen : the detective story world in Japan by Ellery( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Dannay, Frederic, 1905-1982

controlled identity Deming, Richard

controlled identity Lee, Manfred B. (Manfred Bennington), 1905-1971

controlled identity Queen, Ellery, Jr.

controlled identity Ross, Barnaby

Aileili Kuiyin.
Dannay, F.
Dannay, Frederic.
Dannay, Frederic Und Manfred Lee
Dannay, Frederick
Kʻuin
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
Квин, Эллери
Квин, Эллеры
בנינגטון, מנפרד (במשותף עם פרדריק דני)
דני, פרדריק (במשותף עם מנפרד לי בנינגטון)
קווין, אלרי
エラリー・クイーン
クィーン, エラリー
クィーン, エラリイ
クイーン, E
Languages
English (779)
French (8)
German (5)
Japanese (3)
Chinese (1)
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