Pulp Fiction Thursday: Ellery Queen

Since I went on about Roger Sterling’s grandson being named Ellery, I figured it was time to post a few Ellery Queen covers. Why the hell not? Ellery Queenwas both the name of a fictional amateur detective and a pen name for his creators who were cousins named Fredric Dannay and Manfred Lee, which were, in turn, pen names. It’s quite complicated so I’ll leave it at that; suffice it to say that they were Jews writing about an uber goy detective and, at that time, a pen name was almost mandatory.

The Ellery Queen books were highly entertaining puzzle mysteries and wildly popular but even their Fifties paperbacks were all pulped up: