Ed's Ellery Queen Status Page

This data maintained by Ed Ting as he reads and reviews all the Ellery Queen novels as a participatant in Doug's Book Review forums. Support (aka CGI hacking and hosting) for this page provided by Jeff Powell.

Last Updated: Tue Oct 3 07:28:56 EDT 2006

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Title Year Series Author Owned Read Ed Says Rating Remarks
The Roman Hat Mystery 1929 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Murder in a Broadway theater
The French Powder Mystery 1930 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Department store window murder
The Dutch Shoe Mystery 1932 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Murder in a hospital
The Greek Coffin Mystery 1932 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Unusual structure; Ellery "solves" the murder 4 times
The Egyptian Cross Mystery 1932 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** The crucifixtion mystery
The American Gun Mystery 1933 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Murder at the rodeo
The Siamese Twin Mystery 1933 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Unusual setting
The Chinese Orange Mystery 1934 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Brilliant but extremely confusing solution. The "backwards" mystery
The Adventures of Ellery Queen (short story) 1934 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** 11 short stories, each titled "The Adventure of...
The Spanish Cape Mystery 1935 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** The "naked" mystery
The Lamp of God 1935 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Very short (64 pages)
Halfway House 1936 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***
The Door Between 1937 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Locked room mystery; plot elements later used in Ellery Queen, Master Detective
The Devil To Pay 1938 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Ellery goes to Hollywood
The Four of Hearts 1938 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Ellery goes to Hollywood
The Dragon's Teeth 1939 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** aka The Virgin Heiresses
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen (short story) 1940 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Contains The Lamp of God, 4 "The Adventures of..." stories, and 4 sports stories featuring Paula Paris
Calamity Town 1942 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ** Wrightsville. Highly regarded by many critics
There Was an Old Woman 1943 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** aka The Quick and the Dead; Ellery meets Nikki Porter
The Murderer Is a Fox 1945 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Wrightsville
The Casebook of Ellery Queen (short story/radio) 1945 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee
Ten Days' Wonder 1948 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Wrightsville
Cat of Many Tails 1949 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Highly regarded by many critics
Double, Double 1950 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ** Wrightsville
The Origin of Evil 1951 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Hollywood
The King Is Dead 1952 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Clever locked-room mystery
Calendar of Crime (short stories) 1952 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** 12 stories, one for each month. Nikki Porter appears in each one.
The Scarlet Letters 1953 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Murder occurs late in book
Q.B.I.--Queen's Bureau of Investigation (short stories) 1955 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***
Inspector Queen's Own Case 1956 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Richard Queen meets Jessie Sherwood
The Finishing Stroke 1958 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Takes place in 1905, 1930, and 1957. Establishes Ellery's birth year as 1905
The Player on the Other Side 1963 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *
And On the Eighth Day 1964 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Unusual setting
The Fourth Side of the Triangle 1965 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Love triangle mystery
Queens Full (5 short stories) 1966 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** 3 novelettes and 2 short stories
A Study in Terror 1966 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Ellery matches wits with Sherlock Holmes!
Face to Face 1967 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Dying clue
The House of Brass 1968 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Richard Queen marries Jessie Sherwood
Q.E.D. -- Queen's Experiments in Detection (short stories) 1968 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** 1 Novelette + 15 short stories
The Last Woman in his Life 1970 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** Wrightsville
A Fine and Private Place 1971 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** The last Ellery Queen novel
The Best of Ellery Queen (reprinted short stories) 1985 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review *** 15 short stories, 14 have appeared before. Commentary and checklist at end of book
The Tragedy of Errors (short stories) 1999 Original Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee
The Tragedy of X 1932 Drury Lane Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Wonderful book
The Tragedy of Y 1932 Drury Lane Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ****
The Tragedy of Z 1933 Drury Lane Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** Great deductive conclusion
Drury Lane's Last Case 1933 Drury Lane Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review ***** If you read the Drury Lane series, read this one last
The Glass Village 1954 Misc Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review * Wrightsville
Cop-Out 1968 Misc Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** Not a whodunit
Ellery Queen, Master Detective 1941 Faux EQ y y review *** aka The Vanishing Corpse, Ellery meets Nikki Porter again. Plot elements recycled from the superior "The Door Between" (1936)
The Penthouse Mystery 1941 Faux EQ y y review ** A ventriloquist, a jade necklace, a magician, and a card shark
The Last Man Club 1941 Faux EQ y y review *** Very short (71 pages)
The Murdered Millionaire 1941 Faux EQ y y review ** Very short (56 pages)
The Four of Hearts Mystery 1942 Faux EQ William Rand, aka William Roos Radio script of "The Four of Hearts" (see above, 1938)
Dead Mans Tale 1961 Paperback Original Stephen Marlowe y y review *** Not a whodunit
Death Spins the Platter 1962 Paperback Original Richard Deming y y review *****
Murder With a Past 1963 Paperback Original Talmage Powell y y review **
Wife or Death 1963 Paperback Original Richard Deming y y review ****
Kill as Directed 1963 Paperback Original Henry Kane y y review ****
The Golden Goose 1964 Paperback Original Fletcher Flora y y review **
The Four Johns 1964 Paperback Original Jack Vance y y review *** Which of the four Johns did it?
Blow Hot, Blow Cold 1964 Paperback Original Fletcher Flora y y review ****
The Last Score 1964 Paperback Original Charles W Runyon y y review **** Not a whodunit
Beware the Young Stranger 1965 Paperback Original Talmage Powell y y review *** Short (157 pages)
The Copper Frame 1965 Paperback Original Richard Deming y y review **** Not a whodunit
A Room to Die In 1965 Paperback Original Jack Vance y y review ***** Clever locked room mystery
The Killer Touch 1965 Paperback Original Charles W Runyon y y review ***** Not a whodunit
The Devil's Cook 1866 Paperback Original Fletcher Flora y y review ***
The Madman Theory 1966 Paperback Original Jack Vance y y review ** The redwood forest murder case
Where is Bianca? 1966 Tim Corrigan Talmage Powell y y review *
Who Spies, Who Kills? 1966 Tim Corrigan Talmage Powell y y review ***
Why so Dead? 1966 Tim Corrigan Richard Deming y y review * Sultan Abdul Raj and the Akhoond ruby
How Goes the Murder 1967 Tim Corrigan Richard Deming y y review * Political assasination
Which Way to Die 1967 Tim Corrigan Richard Deming y y review ** Two brilliant kids holed up in a penthouse
What's in the Dark 1968 Tim Corrigan Richard Deming y y review ***
Losers, Weepers 1966 Paperback Original Richard Deming y y review **** The briefcase/money/mob novel
Shoot the Scene 1966 Paperback Original Richard Deming y y review ***
Kiss and Kill 1969 Paperback Original Charles W Runyon y y review ** Not a whodunit
Guess Who's Coming to Kill You? 1968 Paperback Original Walt Sheldon y y review **** Russian spy wants to defect to the West
The Campus Murders 1969 Troubleshooter Gil Brewer
The Black Hearts Murder 1970 Troubleshooter Richard Deming y y review *
The Blue Movie Murders 1972 Troubleshooter Edward D. Hoch
The Black Dog Mystery 1942 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Golden Eagle Mystery 1942 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy y y review *** Djuna. My copy, Tab Books, 1958
The Green Turtle Mystery 1944 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy y y review ** Djuna. My copy, Comet Books, 1949
The Red Chipmunk Mystery 1946 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Brown Fox Mystery 1948 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The White Elephant Mystery 1950 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Yellow Cat Mystery 1952 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Blue Herring Mystery 1954 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Mystery of the Merry Magician 1961 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy y y review ** Features Gulliver Queen, Ellery's nephew
The Mystery of the Vanished Victim 1962 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
The Purple Bird Mystery 1966 juvenile James Holding, Frank Belknap Long, and/or Samuel McCoy
Ellery Queen's International Casebook 1964 Misc y y review ** 20 short stories, each taking place in a different part of the world
The Adventure of the Murdered Moths 2005 Misc Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee y y review **** 14 radio scripts

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