Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Ellery Queen Polls

UPDATE
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

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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


5 comments:

  1. It seems that JJ has voted twice !

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

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

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

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

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