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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... show more
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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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it 11 months ago
Penzler Press is releasing The Dutch Shoe Mystery as part of its series of Ellery Queen mysteries, arguably the American paragon of Golden Age Mystery writing. Written by two cousins in the mid/post- World War Era, these puzzlers were extremely popular with readers in their day, and the Ellery Queen...
Reading Slothfully
Reading Slothfully rated it 2 years ago
Back when I was a kid, Ellery Queen was all the rage. So I figured I should check him out. I dunno, this didn't do much for me. The main character is an idler who thinks he's better than everyone else because he doesn't appear to have to work for a living, and because he's able to do arcane feats of...
Casual Debris
Casual Debris rated it 2 years ago
From Casual Debris. Published 32 years ago this month, the Ellery Queen novella "The Lamp of God" is technically a supernatural story. The premise finds Detective Ellery Queen invited by lawyer acquaintance Thorne to help escort a young woman, Alice, to her father's isolated house to retrieve he...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
There were so many promising selections and recommendations from everyone for locked-room mysteries, I found it a little overwhelming: what to choose? Then I stumbled across this book at my library and it seemed the perfect answer; at 900+ pages I was certain to find a few good stories and all ...
Brian's Book Blog
Brian's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
Ellery Queen heads to small town Wrightsville to get some local colour for his next novel, but finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation.The characters and townsfolk are the main focus, with various people having the motivation.It keeps moving at a good pace, makes you want to see what w...
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