Ellery Queen
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(3.9 based on 295 ratings)
  • 1
    The Roman Hat Mystery | Ellery Queen

    The Roman Hat Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (46)
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    (42)
    Story
    (42)

    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.

    Wonderful "logic puzzle"--great listen, great fun!

    This was my first Ellery Queen. Loving mysteries, I have long intended to get to these books because they're a significant part of the American contri..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 24 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 2
    The French Powder Mystery | Ellery Queen

    The French Powder Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (18)

    French's department store was famous for the rare merchandise it offered its elite clientele. But no one there could be proud of its latest exclusive window display: the bloodstained corpse of the owner's wife. Ellery Queen and his father, Inspector Richard Queen, soon discover that this palace of commerce is a viper's nest of fear, jealousy, suspicion, and hatred, where love is cheap and the price of honor marked down. But worst of all is the mysterious mocking mastermind who is out to turn the glittering store into a bargain basement of murder.

    Mystery from the era of the classics

    Although Richard Queen is actually the police inspector, it is his erudite, book-loving son Ellery who is the real sleuth in these stories. They are a..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 29 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 3
    The Dutch Shoe Mystery | Ellery Queen

    The Dutch Shoe Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (19)

    When Abigail Doorn was wheeled into the operation room at the Dutch Memorial Hospital, her face was strangely blue and bloated. A wire had been tightly wound around her neck. The strongest suspect, because he stood to benefit by the death of this wealthy old woman, was her protégé, the famous Dr. Janney. Just before her death he received a strange caller - one whose name he would not divulge. Ellery Queen, having come to the hospital to visit his old friend Dr. Minchen, had been present during the time of the murder.

    Good, but not my favorite in series, so far

    Abby Doorn, a wealthy old woman who has endowed the local hospital, seems rmuch beloved to most people there. However, she is in a diabetic coma after..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 04 2014 by Kathi (Sterling, VA, United States)
  • 4
    The Greek Coffin Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries | Ellery Queen

    The Greek Coffin Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (19)

    In one of his earliest cases, Ellery Queen confronts a murder in blue blood. From the very beginning, the Khalkis case struck a somber note. It began, as was peculiarly harmonious in the light of what was to come, with the death of an old man. Georg Khalkis, internationally famous art dealer and collector, died of heart failure. After his funeral, his attorney found that the will was missing and immediately called in the district attorney. When Inspector Queen and his son, Ellery, are brought in to solve the mystery, Ellery mentions the one place they have not searched for the will: the coffin.

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  • 5
    The Egyptian Cross Mystery: An Ellery Queen Mystery, Book 5 | Ellery Queen

    The Egyptian Cross Mystery: An Ellery Queen Mystery, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The Queens are intrigued when a grisly murder mars a small town's Christmas. It's Christmas in Chicago, and Detective Richard Queen is enjoying a busman's holiday at a conference on gangland violence - but his son, amateur sleuth Ellery, is bored 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.

    The Cure

    Some books keep me awake at night. This old war horse with its mechanical, grade school narration had the reverse effect. It is the cure for insomnia..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 12 2013 by No Suspicion (Curry County, OR United States)
  • 6
    The American Gun Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries | Ellery Queen

    The American Gun Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Dan Butler
    Overall
    (8)
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    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    When a Western star is gunned down at a rodeo, Ellery Queen saddles up to solve the mystery.

    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 back lot. He's a celluloid cowboy, and his career is nearly kaput. The real box-office draw is his daughter, Kit, a brawling beauty who can out shoot 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 land one last movie contract.

    At least it was cheap

    Which was my favorite broken nose? That's about what asking for a favorite part of this story is like.

    Least favorite has a number of contend..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 03 2014 by Tog (Northern Utah)
  • 7
    The Siamese Twin Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, Book 7 | Ellery Queen

    The Siamese Twin Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Fred Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Trapped on a burning mountain, the Queens take refuge with a killer. Dashing 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.

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  • 8
    The Chinese Orange Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries 1934 | Ellery Queen

    The Chinese Orange Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries 1934

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    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.

    Classic detective series, awful narrator

    As most people who read detective stories and mysteries know, the Ellery Queen novels are splendid examples of their time and of the locked room/impos..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 23 2014 by Richard Bruno (New York, NY United States)
  • 9
    The Spanish Cape Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries | Ellery Queen

    The Spanish Cape Mystery: The Ellery Queen Mysteries

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    On a seaside vacation, Ellery Queen is ensnared in a trio of strange crimes. Spanish Cape is a dramatic promontory, its rocky cliff stopped 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.

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  • 11
    Halfway House | Ellery Queen

    Halfway House

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Fred Sullivan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The victim had lived two lives, but a single knife thrust ended both of them. The trail of suspicion led into the guilt-edged world of the beautiful people - and climaxed in a vicious courtroom battle that ended with a shattering verdict. It seemed that for the first time Ellery had met his match - until the sleuth blended his usual impeccable logic with a most unusual fling.…

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  • 12
    The Door Between | Ellery Queen

    The Door Between

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (2)

    When Ellery Queen first meets the award-winning novelist Karen Leith, it is at a party held to celebrate her most recent prize in literature. The next time he hears of her, she is dead - murdered, so the police suspect, by the daughter of her fiancé, the eminent cancer researcher Dr. John MacClure. With no other suspects and only circumstantial evidence at hand, master detective Ellery Queen delves into the reclusive writer's past to uncover the startling method and motive of an intricate crime.

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  • 14
    The Four of Hearts | Ellery Queen

    The Four of Hearts

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    It was a script that could only have come from Hollywood: the wedding of two superstars after a scandal-filled courtship... a wild trip by private plane to a hideaway... a deadly double overdose of drugs... These corpses weren't play-acting. Once again, Ellery was cast in the role of master detective, as he found nothing was quite what it seemed in the never-never land of moviedom - except sudden, violent death...

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  • 16
    Calamity Town: Ellery Queen, Book 16 | Ellery Queen

    Calamity Town: Ellery Queen, Book 16

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Richard Waterhouse
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there is nowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville. The Depression has abated, and for the first time in years the city is booming. There is hope in Wrightsville, but Ellery Queen has come looking for death. The mystery author is hoping for fodder for a novel, and he senses the corruption that lurks beneath the apple pie façade. He rents a house owned by the town's first family, whose three daughters star in most of the local gossip.

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  • 17
    There Was an Old Woman: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1943 | Ellery Queen

    There Was an Old Woman: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1943

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (7)

    Once upon an evil time, there was a wicked old woman with a mammoth shoe company worth many millions of dollars, a henpecked husband, and six miserable children. Then one day death came visiting the vast Potts mansion - and began claiming its inhabitants one by one. It was then that Ellery Queen was invited to sup on this nightmare brew of diabolical murder and baffling mystery - in a case that made the most horrific crimes in his entire career seem like fairy tales. As he endeavors to solve the case, he tries to make sense of this family that defies rationality.

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  • 18
    The Murderer Is a Fox: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1945 | Ellery Queen

    The Murderer Is a Fox: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1945

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Could murder really be hereditary? Davy Fox certainly thinks so. When he was only a boy, his father, Bayard Fox,was convicted of murdering Davy's mother in the small town of Wrightsville. Now that Davy has grown up and returned home from the war, he fears that it is onlya matter of time until he kills his own wife. But could he really do such athing? Desperate to find out the truth, Davy's wife, Linda, calls on Ellery Queen to investigate the twelve-year-old murder of Jessica Fox.

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  • 19
    Ten Days' Wonder: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1948 | Ellery Queen

    Ten Days' Wonder: The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1948

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Ellery Queen is persuaded to accompany an old friend and sculptor to his ancestral home when the latter arrives at Ellery's house covered in blood and unable to remember anything from the past few weeks. Once there, tensions erupt and foul play results in the murder of one of the household's members. Among the many transgressions Ellery will uncover are adultery, blackmail, and deceit.

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  • 20
    Cat of Many Tails | Ellery Queen

    Cat of Many Tails

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (8)

    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.

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  • 21
    Double, Double: A New Novel of Wrightsville | Ellery Queen

    Double, Double: A New Novel of Wrightsville

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Ellery Queen returned to Wrightsville to solve the mystery of a rich man - believed poor - who died of "old age," a poor man - believed rich - who committed suicide, and a scholarly drunk who disappeared. Shortly it occurred to Queen that the puzzle had a pattern. A twisted mind was committing murder according to an old nursery rhyme! Doctor, lawyer, merchant, chief…and to at least one person in town, the chief was Ellery Queen.

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  • 23
    The King Is Dead | Ellery Queen

    The King Is Dead

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Someone is threatening to kill the King, and Ellery must take on the task of saving his hated life. Virtual prisoners, Ellery and his father are whisked away to an island "somewhere in the Atlantic." In a frightening atmosphere of industrial slavery and brute militarism, Ellery comes to grips with a baffling murderer who calmly announces the exact moment of the assassination. The trouble is, Ellery is with the confessed murderer at the time of the crime - so how could he have possibly done it?

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  • 24
    The Scarlet Letters: Ellery Queen Detective, Book 24 | Ellery Queen

    The Scarlet Letters: Ellery Queen Detective, Book 24

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    Ellery had a simple case. A few days of discreet snooping, some choice advice, and the inimitable sleuth would blithely restore domestic harmony to the millionaire couple Dirk and Martha Lawrence. Then came the scarlet letters. And finally the cryptic clue, scrawled in a murdered man’s blood. A simple case? Unless Ellery did some super-fast sleuthing, he’d have nothing to show but a very scarlet face. The case will drag him all over New York as he hunts for the truth.

    Lost interest

    Loved Ellery Queen when I was a teenager, but had no connection with the characters.

    Reviewed on June 02 2014 by Penney ()
  • 25
    The Glass Village: Ellery Queen Detective, Book 25 | Ellery Queen

    The Glass Village: Ellery Queen Detective, Book 25

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    When mere accusation takes the place of evidence, freedom is in peril. What happens after the murder is the story of what Johnny Shinn—late of Army Intelligence and veteran of two wars—in spite of himself, does about it. The tense lynch trial that is the focus of the action is really the trial of Johnny Shinn as an American.

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  • 26
    Inspector Queen's Own Case: November Song | Ellery Queen

    Inspector Queen's Own Case: November Song

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Robert Fass
    Overall
    (3)
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    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    For years, Inspector Richard Queen had been outshone by his writer son. Now, with Ellery away, he had a case all his own - or did he? The verdict had been accidental death, and only the victim's nurse had seen the one thing that made it murder. Recruiting a senior citizens corps of retired cops, Dick Queen tracked a murderer - and found himself courting his only witness! No wonder he kept muttering, "What's Ellery going to say…?"

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  • 27
    The Finishing Stroke | Ellery Queen

    The Finishing Stroke

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    During the 11 nights before Christmas, the strange gifts and the warnings came. Ellery Queen was there. The police were there. But no one saw the messenger. Ellery Queen knew that the sinister gifts held the clue to the mystery. But what did they mean, and who was the intended victim? Then on the 12th night of Christmas, the last clue led straight to the corpse....

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  • 28
    The Player on the Other Side: Ellery Queen, Book 28 | Ellery Queen

    The Player on the Other Side: Ellery Queen, Book 28

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Mark Peckham
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    A card with the letter "J" on it appeared in Robert York's mail, and a day later he was dead. Then another card showed up, and Ellery Queen knew he was up against a brilliant killer who made a game of death by warning his victims. The only clue was the signature "Y" and Ellery had to find him and stop his remorseless vendetta before "Y" won his mad game.

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  • 32
    Face to Face | Ellery Queen

    Face to Face

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Ellery Queen
    • Narrated By Patrick Cullen
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    When Gloria Guild, the singing “Glory” of the 30s and millionaire 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 all get involved. Ellery’s search takes him from the Bowery to a way-out wedding before he arrives at a shocking conclusion.

    Silly and dated

    Really should be a straight 2.5 stars, as the plot wasn't lame enough to actually give up on, and the narration was overall tolerable. Ellery and his ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 19 2013 by John S. (Seattle, WA United States)
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