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    • The Roman Hat Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 491
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 440
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 440

    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.

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

    • By Kathi on 02-24-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The French Powder Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

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

    • By Kathi on 03-29-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Egyptian Cross Mystery

    • An Ellery Queen Mystery, Book 5
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 37

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • how come this says optional, if required?

    • By ka&freddy on 01-21-17

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    • Cat of Many Tails

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ellery takes on a serial killer

    • By Stephen W Osborne on 07-22-17

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    • 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 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Henry Maicki II on 01-20-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Double, Double

    • A New Novel of Wrightsville
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 'Double' -- A Surprising Delight

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-01-17

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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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    • The Siamese Twin Mystery

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries, Book 7
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Ellery Queen

    • By Henry Maicki II on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Greek Coffin Mystery

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 57
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 55

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A Muddled Mess Poorly Written...

    • By William Bleuel on 05-07-15

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Dutch Shoe Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good, but not my favorite in series, so far

    • By Kathi on 05-04-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • 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 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    For Ellery Queen, there is no puzzle that reason cannot solve. In his time, he has faced down killers, thugs, and thieves, protected only by the might of his brain - and the odd bit of timely intervention by his father, a burly New York police inspector. But when a university professor asks Queen to teach a class, the detective finds there are people whom reason cannot touch: college students. Queen's adventure on campus is only the first of this incomparable collection of short mysteries.

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    • Halfway House

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Jerri on 05-04-16

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Four of Hearts

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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...

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Slightly below average mystery

    • By Darren Miller on 12-31-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Queens Full

    • Three Novelettes and a Pair of Short Shorts
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    This rare volume is a collection of some of Queen's best, containing three novelettes and two short stories. The stories include "The Death of Don Juan", "The Wrightsville Heirs", "The Case Against Carroll", "E = Murder", and "Diamonds in Paradise". Ellery Queen stars in all of them, making this collection a must-listen for mystery fans.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Story

    • By Jerri on 02-22-16
    • Three Novelettes and a Pair of Short Shorts
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 11-23-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The New Adventures of Ellery Queen

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries, Book 1940
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Trick I - The first thing to vanish is a worthless doorstop. Then, in the twinkling of an eye, goes its rich and elderly owner. And, for the grand finale, both reappear - each as dead as the other. Trick II - From the House of Darkness issues more bafflement. In total darkness and from a distance of 12 feet, four bullets are pumped within an inch of each other into a spectator's back - a feat utterly impossible to perform yet brazenly and undeniably done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love it

    • By Jerri on 02-20-16

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 3

    • By: Robert Bloch, James Gould Cozzens, James Ellroy, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Cox, Jamie Farr, Robert Forster, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime and challenging twists of plot make this collection a chilling audio experience. Featuring the finest short-story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present, including: "The Perfect Crime" by Ben Ray Redman, "Quitters, Inc." by Stephen King, "High Darktown" by James Ellroy, "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Robert Bloch, "Clerical Error" by James Gould Cozzens, "The Gettysburg Bugle" by Ellery Queen, and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, sometimes riveting, and fun!

    • By Gary on 12-18-17

    Regular price: $13.96

    • QBI

    • Queen's Bureau of Investigation
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Queen's Bureau of Investigation is now open for business - and in each department of this new enterprise Ellery finds ample opportunity to exercise the brilliant, ingenious, and at times startling talents of his crime-lab mind. For to the bureau come some of the most plaguey cases in Queen's career.

    • Queen's Bureau of Investigation
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
    • Release date: 11-19-15
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

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

    • By Suzo on 02-01-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The House of Brass

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 7 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    You are invited to a murder. That was how the invitations should have read when aged millionaire Hendrik Brass sent out his messages to six oddly assorted men and women who knew neither him nor each other. All arrived at the isolated Brass mansion, lured by the tantalizing promise of fabulous wealth. But from the moment the shining brass doors of the grotesquely constructed house swung shut behind them, they began to realize they had been enticed into playing parts in a monstrous joke - the joke of a twisted, brilliant mind…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting but not great

    • By Henry Maicki II on 04-25-16

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    • The Four Johns

    • By: Jack Vance, Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The four of them had only two things in common - their name and a love for the ladies. John Boce was a no-account accountant who lusted after food, drink, cars, and women. John Thompson was a secretive librarian who liked his books and his women well-stacked. John Viviano was a fashion photographer with a great feel for a body - any body! And John Pilgrim was a poetic bum who had the girls hanging on his every stanza. All of them wanted the same woman, but which one wanted her enough to kill?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written but undramatic

    • By Brian on 02-05-15

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