Ellery Queen Books In Order

Publication Order of Drury Lane Books

The Tragedy of X (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tragedy of Y (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tragedy of Z (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Drury Lane's Last Case (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ellery Queen Books

The Roman Hat Mystery (1929) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The French Powder Mystery (1930) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dutch Shoe Mystery (1931) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Egyptian Cross Mystery (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Greek Coffin Mystery (1932) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The American Gun Mystery (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Siamese Twin Mystery (1933) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chinese Orange Mystery (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lamp of God (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spanish Cape Mystery (1935) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Halfway House (1936) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Door Between (1937) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Four of Hearts (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil to Pay (1938) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dragon's Teeth (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calamity Town (1942) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Was An Old Woman (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murderer is a Fox (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Days' Wonder (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cat of Many Tails (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double, Double (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Origin of Evil (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The King is Dead (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Scarlet Letters (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inspector Queen's Own Case (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Finishing Stroke (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Player on the Other Side (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder with a Past (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And On the Eighth Day (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fourth Side of the Triangle (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Cook (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sherlock Holmes vs. Jack the Ripper: A Study in Terror (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Face to Face (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Brass (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Woman in His Life (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Fine and Private Place (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Glass Village (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cop Out (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1934) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calendar of Crime (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
QBI: Queen's Bureau of Investigation (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Queen's Full (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
QED: Queen's Experiments in Detection (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Ellery Queen (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tragedy of Errors (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

101 Years' Entertainment: The Great Detective Stories, 1841-1941 (1943) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To the Queen's Taste (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Murdercade (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Magicians of Mystery (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Veils of Mystery (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Suspense (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Windows of Mystery (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Doors to Mystery (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Crime Cruise Round the World (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Eyes of Mystery (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Maze of Mysteries (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Book of First Appearances (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Eyewitnesses (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Lost Ladies (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Lost Men (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Prime Crimes (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Crimes and Punishments (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ellery Queen's Masters of Mystery (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Ellery Queen’ is a popular pseudonym that was created by two cousins; Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. The fictional detective is popularly known as the American Whodunit’ celebrity, competing Nero Wolfe. Frederic Dannay was born in 1905 and died in 1982, while Manfred was born in 1905 and died in 1971. The cousins are the authors of over 35 detective novels featuring Ellery Queen. The two cousins wrote several books, a hundredth of audio scripts and dozens of television movies featuring the author. In most books, the author is featured with an amateur sleuth who shares an apartment with are further, Inspector Richard Queen, who is a member of New York Policing Homicide Squad. In most of the movies and television, Ellery Queen stories are continued, although in a manner that captured the original concept of the author.

The Queen novels can be classified as fair play, mystery, especially when you consider their Golden Age chapters of the mystery novel. All the story is availed to the reader in the similar way the detective learn. Therefore, the ready is given a fair chance of solving the mystery themselves. Other mystery book’s writers such as John Dickson Carr reefed the books as “the grandest game in the word.” Early Queen Novels mostly features intricately plotted clues as well as solutions.

In The Greek Coffin’ Mystery of 1932, Ellery proposed different solutions that would later become a ‘hallmark’ of the mystery novels of the Golden Age. Another major stylistic device used in the Ellery’s books is the listing of murderer’s attributes. He list different characteristics such as the murderer smoke a pipe and the murderer was male, etc. With the use of these attributes, he can analyze different suspect and come with a single name, which often unlikely one.

In 1938, Ellery Queen joined the Hollywood to become a script writer, where he began to change the characters of the novel. In his scripts, he introduced other characters with the theme of romance as well as psychological elements. The novels seem to move from a mere puzzle to more introspective themes.

Ellery Queen Awards:

Ellery Queen was among the most outstanding actors who receive several awards that include Edgar Wards. The most popular awards he attained include Sara Ann Freed ward that he was awarded in 1999, Hiroshi Hayakawa, editor of Hayakawa’s Mystery Magazine award of 1998, Jacques Barzun Award of 1996, Otto Penzler award of 1994 and Margaret Norton award of 1992. He also received other awards such as Joel Davis in 1990, Richard Levinson and William Link ward in 1989, Ruth Cavin Award of 1987, Joan Kahn of 1985, and well as Emma Lathen award of 1983.


There is a clear change of character as the Ellery Queen’s stories advances. The early novel seems to be more complex as it stuns the ready with unexpected yet fairly foreshadowed twists. A during the post-war era, Ellery drastically changed his stories. He sometimes doubted his abilities and at some point stops the detective work entirely. Although the cousin wrote entirely about the EQ, a few books struck out in different directions. Here are some of the early books of the Ellery Queen:

The Roman-Hat Mystery of 1929:

The Roman-Hat Mystery drama of 1929 was the most popular featured drama those early days. Most people used to refer it have a Gunplay as it features a lot of violence actions and noises of gang warfare. Shortly after Act II, there was a scream as light snapped on and near the end of the play, a large policeman is featured holding slight, nervous arm. The first Ellery Queen Mystery was first seen in the context of the first-prize winner.’ Although this was a clever development, it includes points that might be very difficult to swallow.

The Greek-Coffin Mystery:

This is the fourth mystery novel of the Ellery Queen and produced in 1932. The novel is not presented in the first person as in hard-boiled detective novels. This device gives the reader a sense of being told the story by the investigator himself. The mystery features an elderly and wealthy Greek art dealer, George Khakis and in his funeral, he is noted that he has gone missing. The District attorney is presented with the informed, and the Inspector Richard the NY police is brought into investigation. When it was revealed that the will was in the coffin with the dead man, the coffin was opened only to know that the coffin was carrying an ex-convict who had been murdered. However, the will was not found.

It is at this time that the investigation began to identify the quest and acquaintances of the dead collector could have been responsible for the death of the ex-convict and man who could have been involved in the forgery and who could have made away with the will.

Movies and television series:

Most First Ellery mystery takes some liberties with the classic plot but the story emerges be fairly unscathed. It is so sad to say that the flirtatious Ellery is unrelated to any of the Ellery novels. All the films belong to the distributor, who for many years issued it in a truncated form to the local televisions. Some of the mysteries featured in movies include the Mandarin mystery and the Crime Nobody Mystery.

Mandarin mystery was a major step in Ellery. Although the book features the same idea of the book, the film includes more comics and is played for laughter. The childish acting as well as an ineffective direction brought to an end the first series of the EQ films after just two entries. The film was largely edited to fit the needs of the television, and the original print did not materialize until a full restoration was done from the original footage.

Nobody mystery play was collaboration Ellery and Brentano. The Crime Nobody Saw is a name that resulted from a quick dead featured in the film. The script of Bertram could have made the film more interest. However, the film was more of a comedy than deductive logic. Ellery scripts and movies was famous for the whole of 20th century and some are still very useful today as they as they are used in a number of learning institution.

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