Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ellery Queen Polls

The polls are closed. There are no big surpises in the final four. Here is the new poll; I have also put up a new blog post about it. You may choose only one book.

Ellery Queen Poll - Finals


Since Puzzle Doctor did an elaborate series of John Dickson Carr polls, I thought I would do a quick set of Ellery Queen polls.  The poll is for novels written by the cousins.

I have split the field into the early Period 1 novels, up to about 1937, and the rest. The second list is smaller; this represents a bit of seeding.

There will be two finalists selected from each poll. We will have a final poll of 4 finalists. You can vote for up to 2 novels in each of the qualifying polls. I hope!

The polls will be up until the end of November.

Ellery Queen Poll - Early Novels

Ellery Queen Poll - Later Novels

Go here for the finals


  1. Replies
    1. If JJ haves his way, 'I hate all of them' will be the front-runners in both the polls!

  2. Hmmm, where is The Player on the Other Side? As arguably the apex of EQ's later period it should definitely be there.

  3. Where are "Face to Face" and "The Player on the Other Side", the 2 masterpieces from the 1960s?

    1. They were not written by the cousins. They were ghost written. Player is good, but it’s by Theodore Sturgeon.