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    • The Roman Hat Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 484
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 435
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 435

    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 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 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • The American Gun Mystery

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Dan Butler
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • At least it was cheap

    • By Tog on 08-03-14

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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.

    Regular price: $24.47

    • A Room to Die In

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    How could a man have been murdered when he was found alone in his study, a gun in his hand, and the door locked from the inside? It had to be suicide, the police figured. Although there was no suicide note, there was a letter proving conclusively that Roland Nelson, over the last several months, was being blackmailed. But to his daughter, Ann, whom he had seen only spasmodically since he had left her mother when Ann was a baby, there were unanswered questions.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The French Powder Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 81

    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

    • 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

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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

    • Drury Lane's Last Case

    • Drury Lane Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Ellery Queen challenges you to solve these clues to death. A thin envelope - worth a man's life. A shattered display case - whose stolen contents a thief replaced with a strange manuscript. The murder symbol: 3HS wM …the queer cipher found to be an old mark of death. These are but a few of the baffling signs Drury Lane follows down a path of deception and murder to one of the most startling climaxes in mystery fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Memorable

    • By Glenn Ishikawa on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Chinese Orange Mystery

    • The Ellery Queen Mysteries 1934
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Richard Waterhouse
    • Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    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.

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

    • By Richard Bruno on 01-23-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • The Dutch Shoe Mystery

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 51

    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 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 62
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • QED

    • Queen’s Experiments in Detection
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Let Ellery Queen clue you in on his special brand of high tension, brain-teasing mystery! This collection consists of novelettes and short stories from Queen's many escapades.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great series of short stories

    • By Henry Maicki II on 07-31-17
    • Queen’s Experiments in Detection
    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
    • Release date: 03-01-17
    • 4 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $20.97

    • 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

    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.

    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 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Odd Man

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Previously part of a collection, this rare Ellery Queen mystery is available as a standalone audiobook for the first time. In "The Odd Man", Ellery is challenged to solve an imaginary riddle devised by three members of the Puzzle Club. With very little information to go on, he must correctly answer to his confreres which of their three imagined suspects is a secret criminal.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Calendar of Crime

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 9 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    In the merry month of May, Ellery Queen made a trek to Gettysburg to witness an annual celebration - and an annual murder. February found the ingenious Ellery locked in a furious battle of wits with a dead US president. These are but two of the 12 appointments with crime that make up Queen's baffling calendar of conundrums. Each elegant enigma ticks off all the surprise and excitement that have made Queen the dean of American detective fiction.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic

    • By Henry Maicki II on 05-07-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Dragon's Teeth

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Fred Sullivan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    Eccentric multimillionaire Cadmus Cole hires Ellery Queen to investigate a case but won't say what it is. When Cole dies mysteriously at sea, Queen and his partner, Beau Rummell, must navigate a thicket of complications that includes a fifty-million-dollar legacy, two beautiful but avaricious women vying for the inheritance, a will with some odd provisions, and even a phony Ellery Queen.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • entertaining story

    • By Ray on 06-28-16

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Honest Swindler

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Traber Burns
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Previously part of a collection, this rare Ellery Queen mystery is available as a standalone audiobook for the first time. In "The Honest Swindler", Ellery is challenged to solve an imaginary riddle devised by three members of the Puzzle Club. He must explain how an old prospector could have spent five years on a fruitless uranium hunt and still have returned every penny of his backers' money.

    Regular price: $0.95

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