Ellery Queen (Novelist) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born


Ellery Queen is a pseudonym created in 1929 by crime fiction writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee and the name of their main fictional character, a mystery writer in New York City who helps his police inspector father solve baffling murders. Danny and Lee wrote most of the more than thirty novels and several short story collections in which Ellery Queen appeared as a character, and their books were among the most popular of American mysteries published between 1929 and 1971. In addition to the fiction featuring their eponymous brilliant amateur detective, the two men acted as editors: as Ellery Queen they edited more than thirty anthologies of crime fiction and true crime, and Dannay founded and for many decades edited Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, which has been published continuously from 1941 to the present.

About Ellery Queen

The pseudonym of the Daniel Nathan and Manford Lepofsky team of mystery writers, Ellery Queen is also the name of the main character in the Nathan-Lepofsky cousins’ novels.

Before Fame

Ellery Queen was created as the result of a 1928 McClure’s Magazine writing contest.


The Ellery Queen novels were adapted for the radio.

Family Life

The Ellery Queen co-authors were born in Brooklyn, New York.


The Ellery Queen books were the inspiration for a television series starring Marian Seldes.

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  • Edgar Award winners
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  • American mystery writers

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Latest information about Ellery Queen updated on September 02, 2020.

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