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Queen, Ellery

Works: 699 works in 3,280 publications in 8 languages and 40,789 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Psychological fiction  Short stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thrillers (Fiction)  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Author of dialog, wpr
Classifications: PS3533.U4, 813.52
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The house of brass by Ellery Queen( Book )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 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
The Chinese orange mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

56 editions published between 1934 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 988 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 occurrenceƯ--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 corpse's 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
Calamity town : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

63 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On moving to a small New England town, Ellery Queen becomes involved in a poisoning murder. The first of the Wrightsville novels
Cat of many tails by Ellery Queen( Book )

49 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 917 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
Face to face by Ellery Queen( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Gloria Guild, the singing 'Glory' of the thirties and millionairess wife of Count Carlos Armando, is murdered, she leaves only one clue--the word 'face' written in her dying scrawl. Who or what is 'face'? Ellery and his father the Inspector, British agent Harry Burke, and Sergeant Velle are all involved in the investigation
The player on the other side by Ellery Queen( Book )

38 editions published between 1863 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 869 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 fourth side of the triangle by Ellery Queen( Book )

35 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 849 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 )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 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 king is dead by Ellery Queen( Book )

53 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 845 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 Roman hat mystery : a problem in deduction by Ellery Queen( Book )

79 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theatre-goer Monte Field, a shady criminal lawyer, is found dead in his theatre seat by a passing patron. He had obviously been murdered. The police are informed, bringing Richard Queen swiftly to the scene and with the help of his son Ellery they proceed to untangle the crime. But, where is Field's missing silk hat and why were the seats either side of the body empty?
The last woman in his life by Ellery Queen( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 783 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 )

17 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 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 )

33 editions published between 1958 and 2017 in English and held by 671 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 pseud Queen( Book )

34 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nine-word clue is one of nine cryptic notes sent to taunt Ellery Queen nine days after the murder. Killers had challenged the master before - but none so clever
The origin of evil by Ellery Queen( Book )

31 editions published between 1951 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 644 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."
101 years' entertainment : the great detective stories, 1841-1941 by Ellery Queen( Book )

23 editions published between 1941 and 1946 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"C. Auguste Dupin in The Purloined Letter", Edgar Allan Poe/"Sherlock Holmes in The Science of Deduction", A. Conan Doyle/"Martin Hewitt in The Lenton Croft Robberies", Arthur Morrison/"Prince Zaleski in The S.S.", M.P Shiel/"The Old man in the Corner in The Dublin Mystery", Baroness Orczy/"The Thinking Machine in The Problem of Cell 13", Jacques Futrelle/"Eugene Valmont in The Absent-Minded Coterie", Robert Barr/"Arsene Lupin in The Red Silk Scarf", Maurice Leblanc/"Dr. Thorndyke in The Puzzle Lock", Austin Freeman/"Pather Brown in The Secret GArdden", Gilbert K. Chesterton/"Average Jones in The Man Who Spoke Latin", Aamuel Hopkins Adams/" Uncle Abner in The Doomdorf Mystery", Melville Davission Post/"Philip Trent in The Sweet Shot", E.C. Bentley/"Max Carrados in The Tragedy at Brookbend Cottage", Ernest Bramah/"Inspector Barraclough in The Pink Edge", Frank Froest and George Dilnot/"Mr. Fortune in The Long Dinner", H.C. Bailey/"Hercule Poirot in A Chess Problem", Agatha Christie/"Superintendent Wilson in The Owl At The Window", G.D.H. and M.I. Cole/"Lord Peter Wimsey in A Matter Of Taste", Dorothy L. Sayers/"Dr. Hailey in The Cyprian Bees", Anthony Wynne/"Miles Bredon in Solved by Inspection", Ronald a. Knox/"Roger Sheringham in The Avenging Chance", Anthony Berkeley/"Albert Campion in The Border-Line Case", Margery Allingham/"Mr. Linley in The Two Bottles of Relish", Lord Dunsany/"Sam Spade in A Man Called Spade", Dashiell Hammett. AND MORE!
Double, double : a new novel of Wrightsville by Ellery Queen( Book )

33 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellery Queen investigates a series of murders in Wrightsville that seem to be related to an old nursery rhyme: "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief, doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief"-- and to at least one person in town, the chief was Ellery Queen
The French powder mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

51 editions published between 1930 and 2015 in English and held by 575 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 glass village : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

24 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in English and held by 557 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 murderer is a fox by Ellery Queen( Book )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and German and held by 508 WorldCat member 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
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A fine and private place
Calamity town : a novelFace to faceThe fourth side of the triangleAnd on the eighth dayThe king is deadThe finishing strokeA fine and private place
Alternative Names

controlled identityBrewer, Gil, 1922-1983

controlled identityDannay, Frederic, 1905-1982

controlled identityDeming, Richard

controlled identityFlora, Fletcher, 1914-1969

controlled identityHoch, Edward D., 1930-2008

controlled identityKane, Henry

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

controlled identityMarlowe, Stephen, 1928-2008

controlled identityPowell, Talmage

controlled identityQueen, Ellery, Jr.

controlled identityRoss, Barnaby

controlled identityRunyon, Charles W., 1928-2015

controlled identitySheldon, Walter J.

Aileili Kuiyin.

Dannay, Frederic.

Dannay, Frederic Und Manfred Lee


Kuiyin, Aileili.

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


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

English (891)

Japanese (21)

Chinese (13)

French (9)

Spanish (9)

German (5)

Russian (2)

Korean (1)