Queen's Bureau of Investigation: the Casebook

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LIST OF TITLES

The Ellery Queen works are divided in different periods. Despite this fact the lists of titles are usually presented in
several different ways. This index supports the thesis that his works should be divided in categories other than the known periods (national series - Hollywood - minimalism...).

The
first
being those books who have been written by both Dannay and Lee and mostly contain the character Ellery Queen. This is why I've included the short stories therein and even the partly ghostwritten Queen novels. It also includes the four Drury Lane-stories, at first published under the Barnaby Ross moniker.
For convenience there listed seperately.
Included in the main opus are also the 2 collections said to have been Manfred's work only. We've also included the two Dannay/Lee "non Ellery works" The Glass Village and Cop Out.

The paperback originals aka non-Queen novels mostly written by ghostwriters make up the second category with several subsections: a small Barnaby Ross historicals,
Tim Corrigan
and Mike McCall-books and finally the juveniles written by Ellery Queen Jr.

The "real" Queen and Drury Lane stories are simply the best. All the titles are more extensively worked out in the Q.B.I. section. The shortlist is presented here...

Ellery Queen Publication Type Covers
The Roman Hat Mystery 1929 novel 100
The French Powder Mystery 1930 novel 75
The Dutch Shoe Mystery 1931 novel 103
The Greek Coffin Mystery 1932 novel 98
The Egyptian Cross Mystery 1932 novel 96
The American Gun Mystery 1933 novel 67
The Siamese Twin Mystery 1933 novel 93
The Adventures of Ellery Queen 1933-34   80
The Chinese Orange Mystery 1934 novel 102
The Spanish Cape Mystery 1935 novel 81
Halfway House 1936 novel 82
The Door Between 1937 novel 80
The Devil to Pay 1938 novel 55
The Four of Hearts 1938 novel 60
The Dragon's Teeth
aka
   The Virgin Heiresses
1939 novel 67
New Adventures of Ellery Queen
aka The Lamp of God
1940   65
Ellery Queen Master Detective
aka Vanishing Corpse*
1941 novel 23
The Penthouse Mystery* 1941 novel 13
The Murdered Millionaire* 1941 novel 5
The Last Man Club* 1941 novel 5
The Perfect Crime* 1942 novel 10
Calamity Town 1942 novel 99
There was an Old Woman
aka
  The Quick and the Dead
1943 novel 75
The Murderer is a Fox 1945 novel 61
The Case Book of EQ 1945   5
Ten Days' Wonder 1948 novel 82
The Four of Hearts Mystery* 1949 novel 0
Cat of Many Tails 1949 novel 61
Double, Double
aka
  The Case of the Seven Murders
1950
1958
novel 48
The Origin of Evil 1951 novel 55
The King is Dead 1952 novel 57
Calendar of Crime 1952   32
The Scarlet Letters 1953 novel 39
The Glass Village 1954 novel 47
QBI: Queen's Bureau of Investigation 1955   23
Inspectors Queen's Own Case 1956 novel 45
The Finishing Stroke 1959 novel 51
The Player on the Other Side 1963 novel 46
And on the Eighth Day 1964 novel 34
EQ's International Case Book 1964   4
The Fourth Side of the Triangle 1965 novel 37
Queens Full 1965   21
A Study in Terror 1966 novel 37
Face to Face 1967 novel 44
The Woman in the Case 1967   2
The House of Brass 1968 novel 34
Queen's Experiments in Deduction 1968   11
Cop Out 1969 novel 26
The Last Woman in his Life  1970 novel 31
A Fine and Private Place 1971 novel 31
Tragedy of Errors 1999   11
The Adventure of the Murdered Moths and Other Radio Mysteries 2005   10

Barnaby Ross - Drury Lane Publication Type Covers
The Tragedy of X 1931 novel 78
The Tragedy of Y 1932 novel 91
The Tragedy of Z 1933 novel 65
Drury Lane's Last Case 1933 novel 58

Paperback originals Publication Type Covers
Dead Man's Tale 1961 novel 18
Death spins the Platter 1962 novel 26
Murder with a Past 1963 novel 16
Kill as Directed 1963 novel 22
Wife or Death 1963 novel 18
The Golden Goose
aka  Who Killed the Goose?
1964 novel 18
The Four Johns 1964 novel 25
Blow Hot, Blow Cold 1964 novel 19
The Last Score 1964 novel 12
Beware the Young Stranger 1965 novel 10
The Copper Frame 1965 novel 15
A Room to Die In 1965 novel 19
The Killer Touch 1965 novel 16
The Devil's Cook 1966 novel 19
The Madman Theory 1966 novel 16
Losers, Weepers 1966 novel 12
Shoot the Scene 1966 novel 7
Guess Who's Coming to Kill You? 1968 novel 12
Kiss and Kill 1969 novel 15

 

Paperback originals Barnaby Ross Publication Type Covers
Quintin Chivas 1961 novel 2
The Scrolls of Lysis 1962 novel 4
The Duke of Chaos 1964 novel 1
The Cree from the Minateree 1964 novel 1
Strange Kinsip 1965 novel 1
The Passionate Queen 1966 novel 1

Paperback originals Corrigan - McCall* Publication Type Covers
Where is Bianca? 1966 novel 8
Who Spies, Who kills? 1966 novel 10
Why so Dead? 1966 novel 9
How goes the Murder? 1967 novel 6
Which way to die? 1967 novel 12
What's in the Dark? 1968 novel 18
The Campus Murders* 1969 novel 12
The Black Hearts Murder* 1970 novel 8
The Blue Movie Murders* 1972 novel 14

Ellery Queen Jr. Juvenile Titles Publication Covers
The Black Dog Mystery 1942 31
The Golden Eagle Mystery 1942 29
The Green Turtle Mystery 1944 34
The Red Chipmunk Mystery 1946 21
The Brown Fox Mystery 1948 18
The White Elephant Mystery 1950 17
The Yellow Cat Mystery 1952 12
The Blue Herring Mystery 1954 12
The Mystery of the Merry Magician 1961 8
The Mystery of the Vanished Victim 1962 8
The Purple Bird Mystery 1966 8

In July 2021 Otto Penzler's The Mysterious Bookshop announced the following: "Current view of the recently acquired Ellery Queen books that will soon be showing up on rare lists in our Weekly Update"
Soon after Otto published two YouTube videos describing the collection. In doing so he immediately provided the answer to the observation that the dust jackets for The French Powder Mystery seem to be available... (above left in the picture above). A unique opportunity to hear a true collector on first editions in action...

Links to videos:
Otto Presents Ellery Queen
(1)
Otto Presents Ellery Queen (2)
Above: Among the guests at the Mysterious Press presentation was Richard Dannay (front row)...
 
Past additions to the site:
April 2021 - April 2022: 284 better and 324 new covers
April 2020 - April 2021: 132 better and 33 new covers
April 2019 - April 2020: 16 better and 14 new covers
April 2018 - April 2019: 124 better and 93 new covers
April 2017 - April 2018: 51 better and 106 new covers
April 2016 - April 2017: 131 better and 436 new covers
April 2015 - April 2016:  10 better and 185 new covers
April 2014 - April 2015:  18 better and 103 new covers

For recent additions click here
 

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