Friday, 16 November 2018

Ellery Queen

Ellery Queen is represented by JABberwocky on behalf of the Manfred B. Lee Family Literary Property Trust & the Frederic Dannay Literary Property Trust.

Catalog of CollectionBibliography & Rights Information




Ellery Queen Sequence

The Roman Hat Mystery
The French Powder Mystery
The Dutch Shoe Mystery
The Greek Coffin Mystery
The Egyptian Cross Mystery
The American Gun Mystery
The Siamese Twin Mystery
The Chinese Orange Mystery
The Spanish Cape Mystery
Halfway House
The Door Between
The Devil to Pay
The Four of Hearts
The Dragon’s Teeth
Calamity Town
There Was an Old Woman
The Murderer is a Fox
Ten Days’ Wonder
Cat of Many Tails
Double Double
The Origin of Evil
The King is Dead
The Scarlet Letters
The Glass Village
Inspector Queen’s Own Case
The Finishing Stroke
The Player on the Other Side
And on the Eighth Day
The Fourth Side of the Triangle
Face to Face
The House of Brass
Cop Out
The Last Woman in His life
A Fine and Private Place
A Study in Terror (EQ w/Sherlock Holmes)
The Tragedy of Errors (see Collections)


Drury Lane Mysteries

(by “Barnaby Ross” later published under EQ)

The Tragedy of X
The Tragedy of Y
The Tragedy of Z
Drury Lane’s Last Case


Ellery Queen (other novels)

(w/ Tim Corrigan* & Troubleshooter^  sequences)

Beware the Young Stranger
The Black Hearts Murder^
Blow Hot, Blow Cold
The Blue Movie Murders^
The Campus Murders^
The Copper Frame
Dead Man’s Tale
Death Spins the Platter
The Devil’s Cook
The Four Johns
The Golden Goose
Guess Who’s Coming to Kill You?
How Goes the Murder?*
Kill as Directed
The Killer Touch
Kiss and Kill
The Last Score
Losers Weepers
The Madman Theory
Murder with a Past
A Room to Die In
Shoot the Scene
What’s in the Dark?*
Where is Bianca?*
Which Way to Die?*
Who Spies, Who Kills?*
Why So Dead?*
Wife or Death


Ellery Queen Juveniles (for younger readers)

(by Ellery Queen, Jr.)

The Black Dog Mystery
The Golden Eagle Mystery
The Green Turtle Mystery
The Red Chipmunk Mystery
The Brown Fox Mystery
The White Elephant Mystery
The Yellow Cat Mystery
The Blue Herring Mystery
The Mystery of the Merry Magician
The Mystery of the Vanished Victim
The Purple Bird Mystery



The Adventures of Ellery Queen
The New Adventures of Ellery Queen
Calendar of Crime
QBI: Queen’s Bureau of Investigation
Queens Full
QED: Queen’s Experiments in Detection


Radio Play Adaptations & Scripts

The Adventure of the Last Man Club
The Adventure of the Murdered Millionaire
10 scripts in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
3 in The Case Book of Ellery Queen
5 in other magazines or anthologies

(14 of these collected in “The Adventure of the Murdered Moths & Other Radio Mysteries”)


Film Novelizations

The Vanishing Corpse (aka Ellery Queen Master Detective)
The Penthouse Mystery
The Perfect Crime

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“By the time Inspector Richard Queen and his bookish son Ellery arrive at Manhattan’s Roman theater to examine the dead body of crooked lawyer Monte Field, I was registering a distinct sense of well-being and contentment. Here was a classic Golden Age puzzle.”

Washington Post




By Territory:

  • N. American – GREEK COFFIN to Penguin Classics for use in their Drop Caps program
  • Audio (US) – 85 titles to AudioGo
  • Chinese (Mainland) – 15 titles to Shanghai Wits Cultural Media; 11 titles to New Star Press; 11 titles to Beijing Jieli Culture & Art Co.
  • Czech – 3 titles to Nase Vojsko; 1 title to Czech Television; 1 title to Radioservis
  • Danish – 11 titles to Rosenkilde & Bahnhof
  • French – 4 titles to Presses de la Cite
  • German – 6 titles (ebook only) to DuMont; 1 title to Piper
  • Italian – 20 titles to  Mondadori; 5 titles to Einaudi; 1 title to Polillo Editore
  • Japanese – 26 titles to Hayakawa
  • Japanese – 2 titles to Kadokawa (Ellery Queen, Jr)
  • Korean – 8 titles to Sigongsa
  • Korean – 2 titles to Booksphere
  • Polish – 1 title to Zysk
  • Portugal – 5 titles to Porto Editora
  • Russian – 2 titles to Corpus Books
  • Spanish – 8 titles (ebook only) to Barcelona Digital Editions
  • UK – 3 titles to Orion UK
  • E-book rights to Langtail Press & Mysterious Press/Open Road



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***Three asterisks (***) placed after the record of a foreign territory sale indicate that those rights have expired and are available for purchase in that market for that title(s).***