Author

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Ellery Queen

writer of detective fiction (joint pseudonym)

genre: detective fiction
language of expression: English
occupation: novelist, editor, writer

Ellery Queen is a crime fiction pseudonym created in 1929 by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, and later used by other authors under the supervision of Dannay and Lee. Their main fictional character, whom they also named Ellery Queen, is a mystery writer in New York City who helps his police inspector father solve baffling murders. Most of the more than thirty novels and several short story collections in which Ellery Queen appeared as a character were written by Dannay and Lee, and were among the most popular American mysteries published between 1929 and 1971. From 1961, Dannay and Lee also commissioned other authors to write crime thrillers under the Ellery Queen authorial name, but not featuring Ellery Queen as a character. Daniel Nathan, professionally known as Frederic Dannay (b Brooklyn October 20, 1905 – d New York September 3, 1982), and Emanuel Benjamin Lepofsky, professionally known as Manfred Bennington Lee (b Brooklyn January 11, 1905 – d Roxbury, Connecticut April 3, 1971), were American cousins from Brooklyn, New York. In addition to writing most of the novels and short stories featuring the brilliant amateur detective Ellery Queen, Dannay and Lee edited more than thirty anthologies of crime fiction and true crime, which were published under the Ellery Queen pseudonym. Dannay was the founder and longtime editor of Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, which has been published continuously from 1941 to the present. Dannay and Lee wrote four mysteries under the pseudonym Barnaby Ross, a name that they later allowed another author to use. Several juvenile novels were credited to Ellery Queen, Jr.
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works

46

The Roman Hat Mystery

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1929

Calamity Town

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1942

The Chinese Orange Mystery

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1934

The Spanish Cape Mystery

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1935

The Tragedy of Z

mystery novel by Barnaby Ross, reissued as by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen, Barnaby Ross

1933

Drury Lane's Last Case (The Tragedy of 1599)

mystery novel by Barnaby Ross, reissued as by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen, Barnaby Ross

1933

The Finishing Stroke

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1958

Ten Days' Wonder

1948 novel

author: Ellery Queen

1948

The Devil to Pay

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1938

The Dragon's Teeth

novel by Ellery Queen

author: Ellery Queen

1939

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