[PW] searching for Father-Son mystery series

d-lien University of Minnesota d-lien at umn.edu
Wed Oct 21 18:31:12 PDT 2015


Yes, EQ's father was a policeman (Inspector Richard Queen, who if I
recall correclty was the director of the New York city police force),
and Ellery was a writer.  And most of the books (and their greatest
popularity) was in the 1940s and 1950s, though they extended beyond
those decades in both directions.

Dennis Lien / d-lien at umn.edu

On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:14 PM, NancyJo Leachman <nancyjo at salpublib.org> wrote:
> Re: Ellery Queen, I am starting to think this may be it, but I can't reach
> the patron. From what I've read, the father was a policeman and the son was
> a writer. And I'm wondering if Elliot is a mis-remembering of Ellery.
> I remember the TV show with David Wayne and Jim Hutton. But I never read
> the books.
>
> Nancy Jo Leachman
> Information Service Librarian
> Salina Public Library
> 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401
> nancyjo at salpublib.org
> 785 825-4624
>
>
> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 8:06 PM, NancyJo Leachman <nancyjo at salpublib.org>
> wrote:
>
>> I thought of this first, but isn't EQ a writer, not a policeman?
>>
>> Nancy Jo Leachman
>> Information Service Librarian
>> Salina Public Library
>> 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401
>> nancyjo at salpublib.org
>> 785 825-4624
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Oct 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM, Marian Drab kin <mmdrabkin at att.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> These are the Ellery Queen books, written by two authors using the name
>>> of their detective as a pseudonym.
>>>
>>> Marian Drabkin
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPad
>>>
>>> > On Oct 21, 2015, at 5:18 PM, NancyJo Leachman <nancyjo at salpublib.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> >
>>> > Here is what the patron remembers:
>>> > Sleuths are Father and Son
>>> > The Father is a policeman
>>> > The Son's first name is Elliot
>>> > Takes place in 40s-50s and maybe was written then as well.
>>> >
>>> > Ring a bell with anyone? Thanks for your help.
>>> >
>>> > Nancy Jo
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > Nancy Jo Leachman
>>> > Information Service Librarian
>>> > Salina Public Library
>>> > 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS 67401
>>> > nancyjo at salpublib.org
>>> > 785 825-4624
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