WorldCat Identities

Queen, Ellery

Works: 1,736 works in 4,267 publications in 8 languages and 36,243 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Detective and mystery stories, American  Drama  Film adaptations  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, pre
Classifications: PS3533.U4, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ellery Queen
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Ellery Queen
The player on the other side by Ellery Queen( Book )

37 editions published between 1863 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of cryptic notes announce a death in a bizarre wealthy family York Square is a tidy private garden surrounded by 4 matching castles, each inhabited by a different branch of the York family. There's Robert, commanding and icy; Myra, gentle and ill; Emily, who would prefer to live in a cottage; and Percival, who has many personal secrets. Watching them all is the gardener, Walt, who sees more than any of them realize. When an anonymous scribe starts sending him letters of praise, Walt is happier than he's ever been. But when a strange card marked with the letter J heralds the death of Robert, the happy garden begins to wilt. Unlocking the puzzle of the bizarre notes falls to the legendary Ellery Queen. He finds that the Yorks are locked in a ghoulish bargain--one that can only be escaped by death
The king is dead by Ellery Queen( Book )

34 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Bendigo (munitions king) shot behind steel doors. Who did it?
Face to face by Ellery Queen( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 817 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
Cop out; a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and held by 725 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
Ten days' wonder by Ellery Queen( Book )

40 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member 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
Cat of many tails by Ellery Queen( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member 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 origin of evil by Ellery Queen( Book )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 642 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."
The scarlet letters by Ellery Queen( Book )

26 editions published between 1953 and 1976 in English and Japanese and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There was an old woman by Ellery Queen( Book )

32 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calamity town : a novel by Ellery Queen( Book )

53 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member 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
Queens full; 3 novelets and a pair of short shorts by Ellery Queen( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The Roman hat mystery : a problem in deduction by Ellery Queen( Book )

54 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 460 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 best of Ellery Queen : four decades of stories from the mystery masters by Ellery Queen( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three chilling mystery tales by authors including Antonia Fraser, Celia Fremlin, Cornell Woolrich, Baroness Orczy, John Galsworthy, etc
The devil to pay by Ellery Queen( Book )

31 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member 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"--Page 4 of cover
The Spanish cape mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

38 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Men hated John Marco just as much as women adored him. For other men's women were Marco' meat, high-priced sex his trade, and perhaps it was fitting that he died as he had made love so often, absolutely naked. The moment Elley Queen unwrapped the long black opera cloak from Marco's nude corpse, he knew the naked truth would be even nastier. Every guest at the isolated mansion had a shameful tie with Marco-but which one had twisted it into a strangler's knot ...?"--BOOK COVER
The Chinese orange mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

56 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member 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
Queen's Bureau of Investigation by Ellery Queen( Book )

13 editions published between 1954 and 1961 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eighteen short stories dealing with the solution of unusual crimes
Ellery Queen's windows of mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These fifteen stories are windows, revealing the various shapes of crime, and the many colors of detection
The Dutch shoe mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

34 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 365 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
The Greek coffin mystery by Ellery Queen( Book )

57 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of his earliest cases, Ellery Queen confronts a murder in blue bloodAmerica's master of deduction, Ellery Queen, has made his name by combining dazzling feats of pure reason with the old-fashioned legwork that comes with being the son of a New York cop. Before he became the nation's most famous sleuth, he was just an untested talent-a bookworm who thought he might put his genius to work solving crimes. Young Queen made his bones on the Khalkis case. The scion of a famous New York art-dealing family, Georg Khalkis has spent several years housebound with blindness-a misery he is relieved of when a heart attack knocks him dead on the library floor. After the funeral, his will vanishes, and an exhaustive search of home, churchyard, crypt, and mourners reveals nothing. Baffled, the police turn to a headstrong young genius named Ellery Queen. During this case, Queen develops his deductive method-and swings dramatically between failure and success
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.31 (from 0.18 for Cop out; a ... to 0.91 for Erarī Kui ...)

There was an old woman
English (681)

Japanese (38)

Chinese (17)

Spanish (17)

French (11)

German (3)

Korean (2)

Russian (1)

Face to faceTen days' wonderThere was an old womanCalamity town : a novelThe devil to payThe Dutch shoe mysteryThe Greek coffin mystery