Websites can sometimes be a little over-enthusiastic... but you don't have to believe
us! Here you find what was others thought off the Ellery Queen-books. Not
to start a discussion board, just to show Ellery is still being read ... all over the
globe. If you want to add a few lines please e-mail me.
A detective named Ellery Queen
Has olfactory powers so keen.
He can tell in a flash
By the scent of a gash
Who its previous tenant has been.
"The fact that hardly anybody reads Ellery
Queen today indicates the depths to which American mystery fiction has
fallen, and the cultural politics that have afflicted it. The genre's
attempts to plunder the commercial strengths of science fiction and horror
have only corrupted it, replacing order and reason with ideology and
sensationalism. Queen, by contrast, represented above all a love for
mysteries, and through that a passion for truth."
- Sam T.Karnick- (editor-in-chief of the Hudson Institute's
magazine, American Outlook)
Where were you on the night of the 12th [I was by myself]
She went dancin in the dark, somebody stole her heart
Ellery Queen if youre so keen
Wont you help me find my sweet thing (Yeah, yeah)
from 'Whodunit' Tavares (K.St.Louis/F.Perren)
"I like an occasional whodunit, and for good mysteries as well
as literary style, no one does it better than Ellery Queen. Read one of
his books, and not only will you be puzzled and amazed as the mystery unfolds, but you
will probably learn a handful of new words, too! "
- Lee Urton -
"... when I was 15 years old, I read my first Ellery Queen
Queen has been a profound influence on probably all aspects of my writing career.
My first professional sale as a writer was to EQMM
when I was 21 years old.
So I actually got to correspond with, and even meet a couple of times, one of the guys who
wrote under the name of Ellery Queen, whose name was Frederick Dannay. So
Ellery Queen has always been a major influence on my writing." - Mike.W.Barr
I discovered Ellery one rainy day in the summer of
'67, when I was about 13. The EQ saga's logical and orderly, but at the same time surreal,
world view fascinated me then and continue to do so today. EQ taught me how to look for
patterns when I am trying to make order out of chaos -- something I use in the computer
field every day. - Paul Watson -