Ellery Queen Detective Series

35 primary works • 49 total works
Ellery Queen is both a fictional character and a pseudonym used by two American cousins from Brooklyn, New York: Daniel Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay and Manford (Emanuel) Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee.

In a successful series of novels that covered 42 years, Ellery Queen served as both author's name and that of the detective-hero.

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Book 1

The Roman Hat Mystery
3.60
· 1817 Ratings · 162 Reviews · published 1929 · 60 editions
A fine silk custom top-hat is missing from a…
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Book 2

The French Powder Mystery
3.77
· 908 Ratings · 72 Reviews · published 1930 · 42 editions
French's department store was famous for the rare…
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Book 3

The Dutch Shoe Mystery
3.65
· 718 Ratings · 70 Reviews · published 1931 · 48 editions
Queen visits an operating theater to witness a…
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Book 4

The Greek Coffin Mystery
3.67
· 1087 Ratings · 112 Reviews · published 1930 · 47 editions
From the very beginning, the Khalkis case struck…
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Book 5

The Egyptian Cross Mystery
3.79
· 711 Ratings · 44 Reviews · published 1932 · 46 editions

A new series of classic facsimile reprints…

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Book 6

American Gun Mystery
3.37
· 265 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 1933 · 40 editions
In the arena of a vast New York sports palace, a…
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Book 7

The Siamese Twin Mystery
3.62
· 782 Ratings · 71 Reviews · published 1933 · 48 editions
THE SIAMESE TWIN MYSTERY finds Ellery and his…
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Book 8

The Chinese Orange Mystery
3.71
· 973 Ratings · 106 Reviews · published 1934 · 46 editions
An unknown dead man is found in the office of a…
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Book 9

The Spanish Cape Mystery
3.70
· 533 Ratings · 38 Reviews · published 1935 · 38 editions
THE SPANISH CAPE MYSTERY is a study in jealousy,…
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Book 10

The Lamp of God
3.82
· 96 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1992 · 3 editions
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Book 11

Halfway House
3.72
· 320 Ratings · 30 Reviews · published 1936 · 30 editions
The victim had lived two lives, but a single…
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Book 12

The Door Between
3.58
· 237 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1936 · 31 editions
Ellery Queen, the gentleman detective, is a…
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Book 13

The Devil to Pay
3.47
· 236 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 1937 · 26 editions
When Solly Spaeth was murdered, thousands…
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Book 14

The Four of Hearts
3.69
· 246 Ratings · 17 Reviews · published 1938 · 32 editions
When Ellery is hired by the head of a motion…
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Book 15

The Dragon's Teeth
3.68
· 213 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1939 · 27 editions
Eccentric multimillionaire Cadmus Cole hires…
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Book 16

Calamity Town
3.78
· 407 Ratings · 65 Reviews · published 1942 · 46 editions
Ellery Queen matches wits with a ruthless…
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Book 17

There Was an Old Woman
3.55
· 262 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 1943 · 34 editions
When a diabolical mystery comes calling, Ellery…
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Book 18

The Murderer is a Fox
3.67
· 305 Ratings · 25 Reviews · published 1945 · 30 editions
For the twelve years following the death of…
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Book 19

Ten Days' Wonder
3.74
· 329 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1948 · 5 editions
Ellery is persuaded to accompany an old friend to…
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Book 20

Cat of Many Tails
3.86
· 716 Ratings · 66 Reviews · published 1949 · 42 editions
The city was in a panic!

Like a savage cat, the…
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Book 21

Double, Double
3.70
· 313 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 1950 · 29 editions
Ellery returned to Wrightsville to solve the…
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Book 22

The Origin of Evil
3.66
· 246 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 1951 · 31 editions
Knowing a package containing a dead dog would…
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Book 23

The King is Dead
3.59
· 382 Ratings · 36 Reviews · published 1952 · 30 editions
Armed men invade the Queen apartment, led by Abel…
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Book 24

The Scarlet Letters
3.45
· 221 Ratings · 22 Reviews · published 1953 · 21 editions
Ellery had a simple case. A few days of discreet…
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Book 25

Inspector Queen's Own Case
3.80
· 205 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 1957 · 19 editions
Aka November Song
For years, Inspector Richard…
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Book 26

The Finishing Stroke
3.71
· 373 Ratings · 36 Reviews · published 1958 · 29 editions
During the eleven nights before Christmas, the…
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Book 27

The Player on the Other Side
3.55
· 300 Ratings · 30 Reviews · published 1953 · 27 editions
A card with the letter "J" on it appeared in…
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Book 28

And on the Eighth Day
3.56
· 318 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 1964 · 37 editions
It's April 1944 and Ellery Queen has been working…
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Book 29

The Fourth Side of the Triangle
3.55
· 215 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 1965 · 19 editions
Sheila, young international leader of haute…
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Book 30

A Study in Terror
3.70
· 444 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 1966 · 2 editions
It all begins when Ellery Queen receives a…
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Book 31

Face to Face
3.60
· 230 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1967 · 32 editions
The only clue to the murder of Gloria Guild, the…
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Book 32

The House of Brass
3.47
· 179 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1968 · 24 editions
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Book 33

The Last Woman in His Life
3.45
· 200 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 1970 · 19 editions
John Lovering Benedict had more than most men,…
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Book 34

Cop Out
3.22
· 94 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 1969 · 16 editions
Who are you, Malone? Just a little while ago you…
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Book 35

A Fine and Private Place
3.52
· 209 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1971 · 27 editions
An ordinary day in Gloucestershire holds a half…
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Book Short Stories 1

The Adventures of Ellery Queen
3.86
· 670 Ratings · 61 Reviews · published 1941 · 27 editions
Two deadly dazzlers for Ellery Queen--never…
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Book Short Stories 2

The New Adventures of Ellery Queen
3.90
· 200 Ratings · 21 Reviews · published 1939 · 17 editions
TRICK I-- The first thing to vanish is a…
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Book Short Stories 3

The Ellery Queen Case Book
4.35
· 26 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1945 · 1 edition
* The House of Darkness (from New Adv.of EQ)
*…
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Book Short Stories 4

Ellery Queen's Calendar of Crime: July - December
3.89
· 37 Ratings · 3 Reviews · published 1952 · 2 editions
One of the most unique and intriguing collections…
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Book Short Stories 5

Queen's Bureau of Investigation
3.76
· 91 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1955 · 10 editions
The Letters Racket--A is for Alfred, who left his…
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Book Short Stories 6

Ellery Queen's International Case Book
3.50
· 10 Ratings · 1 Reviews · published 1964 · 2 editions
* SOUTHERN SPAIN: The Beautiful Lady of El Puerto…
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Book Short Stories 7

Queens Full
3.79
· 139 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1960 · 8 editions
Foster Benedict, aging matinee idol, didn't like…
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Book Short Stories 8

Q.E.D. Queen's Experiments in Detection
3.88
· 91 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 1968 · 9 editions
* DYING MESSAGE NOVELETTE:
o Mum is the Word…
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Book Short Stories 9

The Tragedy of Errors and Others
3.94
· 47 Ratings · 4 Reviews · published 1999 · 3 editions
The Tragedy of Errors is the lengthy plot outline…
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Book 12, 13

The Door Between / The Devil To Pay
3.60
· 10 Ratings · published 1980 · 4 editions
Ellery Queen, the gentleman detective, is a…
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Book 19, 23

Ten Days Wonder & The King is Dead
3.62
· 8 Ratings · 2 Reviews · published 1980 · 2 editions
Ellery is persuaded to accompany an old friend to…
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Book 24, 25

Scarlet Letters & The Glass Village
3.54
· 13 Ratings · published 1981 · 2 editions
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Book 32, 33

Face to Face & The House of Brass
3.80
· 5 Ratings · published 1982 · 1 edition
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Book omnibus 21, 29, 30

Ellery Queen's Boxed Set: Queens Full, And On The Eighth Day, Double, Double, and The fourth Side of the Triangle
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