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Author photo. Frederic Dannay (left, one half of "Ellery Queen") with James Yaffe, World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller, 1943 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-126102)

Frederic Dannay (left, one half of "Ellery Queen") with James Yaffe, World Telegram & Sun photo by Al Aumuller, 1943 (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-126102)

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An unsuccessful entry in a mystery story contest turned into a career for Frederic Dannay and his cousin Manfred Lee. The story was picked up for publication in 1929, and the career of Ellery Queen, the pseudonym that Dannay and Lee chose, was off and running. The two wrote countless novels and short stories about Ellery Queen, a young detective who used reason to solve complex puzzles. Their emphasis was always on the intellectual rather than the emotional or intuitive capacities of the detective. In their successful series of novels, Ellery Queen is not only the name of the author, but also the detective-hero of the stories. Dannay and Lee founded Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine in 1941, and it proved to be important in keeping the genre vital. Ellery Queen has won numerous awards, including the Grand Master Award in 1960 from the Mystery Writers of America. More than 150 million Ellery Queen books are in print, and there have been Ellery Queen radio and television shows, as well as movies. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Disambiguation Notice

(ger)Ellery Queen war ursprünglich ein Pseudonym für die Cousins Daniel David Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay, und Manford Emanuel Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee.

Ellery Queen was originally a pseudonym for cousins Daniel David Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay, and Manford Emanuel Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee. They also used the pen name Barnaby Ross. Ellery Queen was also the chief character of their novels. Later both Ellery Queen and Barnaby Ross were used by many other authors including Jack Vance.

The Roman Hat Mystery 446 copies, 15 reviews
The Chinese Orange Mystery 324 copies, 12 reviews
The Dutch Shoe Mystery 320 copies, 6 reviews
The Siamese Twin Mystery 312 copies, 8 reviews
The French Powder Mystery 311 copies, 8 reviews
Calamity Town 288 copies, 7 reviews
Cat of Many Tails 279 copies, 3 reviews
The King is Dead 238 copies, 6 reviews
The Egyptian Cross Mystery 233 copies, 6 reviews
The Spanish Cape Mystery 229 copies, 7 reviews
Double, Double 222 copies, 2 reviews
The American Gun Mystery 221 copies, 6 reviews
Ten Days' Wonder 214 copies, 3 reviews
The Player on the Other Side 206 copies, 4 reviews
The Finishing Stroke 202 copies, 2 reviews
The Dragon's Teeth 197 copies, 6 reviews
The Origin of Evil 195 copies, 5 reviews
And On the Eighth Day 187 copies, 1 review
The Door Between 185 copies, 3 reviews
The Adventures of Ellery Queen 184 copies, 7 reviews
The Murderer Is a Fox 179 copies, 3 reviews
Halfway House 176 copies, 4 reviews
Face to Face 174 copies
The Four of Hearts 171 copies, 1 review
A Study in Terror 166 copies, 5 reviews
Inspector Queen's Own Case 164 copies, 1 review
The Scarlet Letters 162 copies, 1 review
Drury Lane's Last Case 152 copies, 4 reviews
A Fine and Private Place 150 copies, 1 review
The Devil to Pay 149 copies, 3 reviews
There Was an Old Woman 146 copies, 6 reviews
The Tragedy of X 139 copies, 3 reviews
The Last Woman in His Life 134 copies, 1 review
The House of Brass 131 copies, 2 reviews
The Vanishing Corpse 127 copies, 2 reviews
Q.B.I. 119 copies, 3 reviews
Queens Full 115 copies, 1 review
The Tragedy of Z 109 copies, 4 reviews
The Tragedy of Y 103 copies, 1 review
Cop Out 87 copies, 1 review
Death Spins the Platter 67 copies, 1 review
The Madman Theory 66 copies, 1 review
The Four Johns 63 copies, 2 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Grand Masters (Editor) 56 copies, 1 review
The Hollywood Murders 53 copies, 2 reviews
The devil's cook 52 copies, 1 review
Murder with a Past 51 copies, 1 review
The Copper Frame 48 copies, 1 review
Wife or Death 47 copies
Beware the Young Stranger 47 copies, 2 reviews
The Golden Goose 46 copies, 1 review
The Lamp of God 40 copies, 2 reviews
Dead Man's Tale 37 copies
Kiss and Kill 33 copies
The Blue Movie Murders 32 copies, 1 review
The XYZ Murders 30 copies
The Last Score 28 copies
Best of Suspense 26 copies, 1 review
Losers, Weepers 25 copies, 1 review
Shoot the Scene 25 copies
Why so dead? 22 copies
Masterpieces of Mystery: The Fifties (Editor; Contributor) 19 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Mix (Editor) 18 copies, 1 review
Lethal Black Book (Editor) 16 copies
The Queen's Awards: First Series (Editor) 11 copies, 1 review
Masters of Suspense 10 copies, 1 review
Sept énigmes 8 copies
6 parasta 6 copies
Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine - 1967/03 (Editor) 3 copies, 1 review
Ellery Queen Presents Woman Trouble (Editor) 2 copies, 1 review
Skomysteriet 2 copies
Classic Crime 2 copies
Ellery Queen's Aces of Mystery (Contributor) 2 copies
Murder By Experts (Editor) 2 copies
Kys og dø 1 copy
Best Bets 1 copy
Mord 1 copy
Estate gialla 1993 (Editor) 1 copy
E=Murder 1 copy
Ellery Queen's 1966 Anthology (Editor; Contributor) 1 copy
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Introduction, some editions) 13,438 copies, 228 reviews
The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century (Contributor) 414 copies, 6 reviews
A Treasury of Great Mysteries (Contributor) 263 copies, 3 reviews
Detective Stories (Story Library) (Contributor) 238 copies, 1 review
The Big Book of Christmas Mysteries (Contributor) 223 copies, 7 reviews
Masterpieces of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 172 copies, 2 reviews
A Century of Great Suspense Stories (Contributor) 139 copies, 1 review
The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories (Editor, some editions) 115 copies, 2 reviews
Ten Great Mysteries (Contributor) 95 copies, 2 reviews
Murder for Christmas, Vol. 2 (Contributor) 78 copies
Fifty Best Mysteries (Contributor) 69 copies, 2 reviews
The Oxford Book of Detective Stories (Contributor) 66 copies, 1 review
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense (Contributor) 58 copies
Purr-Fect Crime (Contributor) 56 copies
Three Times Three: A Mystery Omnibus (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
14 Great Detective Stories (Contributor) 53 copies, 1 review
Murder for Halloween: Tales of Suspense (Contributor) 51 copies, 2 reviews
The Twelve Crimes of Christmas (Contributor) 51 copies, 1 review
The Penguin Classic Crime Omnibus (Contributor) 49 copies
Great Baseball Stories (Contributor) 38 copies
Red Jack (Contributor) 36 copies
Midnight Specials (Contributor) 32 copies
Murder Short & Sweet (Contributor) 28 copies, 2 reviews
101 Mystery Stories (Contributor) 25 copies
The Creeping Siamese (Editor) 24 copies
Manhattan Mysteries (Contributor) 23 copies
The Pocket Book of Great Detectives (Contributor) 21 copies, 1 review
Great detective stories (Contributor) 20 copies
Best Detective Stories (Contributor) 17 copies
The Ten Faces of Cornell Woolrich (Foreword, some editions) 14 copies
Four and Twenty Bloodhounds (Contributor) 13 copies
My Favorite Mystery Stories (Contributor) 13 copies
Great American Detective Stories (Contributor) 12 copies
Show Business is Murder (Contributor) 11 copies
Cream of the Crime (Contributor) 9 copies, 2 reviews
The Case Book of Mr. Campion (Editor, some editions) 7 copies, 1 review
Continental Op, The (Dell Mapback 129) (Introduction) 7 copies, 2 reviews
Crime Without Murder (Contributor) 6 copies
My Best Mystery Story (Contributor) 6 copies
Detective Omnibus (Contributor) 6 copies, 1 review
Murder for the Millions (Contributor) 6 copies
I delitti della camera chiusa (Contributor) 5 copies
Verdens største detektiver II (Contributor) 5 copies
Some Like Them Dead (Contributor) 5 copies
20 Great Tales of Murder (Contributor) 5 copies
De glæder med gys: Poe-Klubben skriver (Author, some editions) 4 copies, 1 review
Murder Cavalcade (Contributor) 4 copies
Mord als schöne Kunst betrachtet (Contributor) 4 copies
Verdens største detektiver I (Contributor) 4 copies
For Love or Money (Contributor) 4 copies
Planned Departures (Contributor) 3 copies
Vintermysterier (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Best Detective Stories (Volume 2) (Contributor) 2 copies
A Magnum of Mysteries (Contributor) 2 copies
American Detective Stories (Contributor) 2 copies, 1 review
Delitti in camice bianco (Contributor) 2 copies
Great Stories of Detection (Contributor) 2 copies
Kriminalhistorier (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Verdens beste kriminalhistorier (Contributor) 1 copy
Nye kriminalhistorier (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
De ¤bedste kriminalhistorier fra hele verden (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review
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Ellery Queen was originally a pseudonym for cousins Daniel David Nathan, alias Frederic Dannay, and Manford Emanuel Lepofsky, alias Manfred Bennington Lee. They also used the pen name Barnaby Ross. Ellery Queen was also the chief character of their novels. Later both Ellery Queen and Barnaby Ross were used by many other authors including Jack Vance.

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