Ellery Queen
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Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen was a pen name created and shared by two cousins, Frederic Dannay (1905-1982) and Manfred B. Lee (1905-1971), as well as the name of their most famous detective. Born in Brooklyn, they spent forty-two years writing, editing, and anthologizing under the name, gaining a reputation as the foremost American authors of the Golden Age "fair play" mystery. Besides writing the Queen novels, Dannay and Lee cofounded Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, one of the most influential crime publications of all time. Although Dannay outlived his cousin by nine years, he retired Queen upon Lee's death in 1971.

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    • The Door Between

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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....

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Adventures of Ellery Queen

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries, Book 1934
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In these ripping short stories, the mystery genre's greatest sleuth shows his chops....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Egyptian Cross Mystery

    • An Ellery Queen Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
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    • By ka&freddy on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Chinese Orange Mystery

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries 1934
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 9 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    A puzzling publishing murder attracts the eye of Ellery Queen....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Classic detective series, awful narrator

    • By Richard Bruno on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Scarlet Letters

    • Ellery Queen Detective, Book 24
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Ellery had a simple case....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Different, but dull

    • By Stephen W Osborne on 04-05-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The French Powder Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 104
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 92

    French's department store was famous for the rare merchandise it offered its elite clientele....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Mystery from the era of the classics

    • By Kathi on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Roman Hat Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 502
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 449

    Despite the dismal Broadway season, Gunplay continues to draw crowds....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful "logic puzzle"--great listen, great fun!

    • By Kathi on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Ten Days' Wonder

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries, 1948
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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....

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Devil to Pay

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    When Hollywood bigwig Solly Spaeth is murdered, thousands cheer....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Henry Maicki II on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Calamity Town

    • Ellery Queen, Book 16
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Looking for trouble, Ellery Queen descends on a small town. At the tail end of the long summer of 1940, there is nowhere in the country more charming than Wrightsville....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not your usual Ellery Queen

    • By Suzo on 02-01-18

    Regular price: $24.47

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