late 1800’s – mid 1950’s
Ellery Queen was the pseudonym of the team of American cousins from Brooklyn, New York, Frederic Dannay (1905 - 1982), and Manfred B. Lee (1905 - 1971), who had been writing under the name since 1929 for Pulp magazines.
Ellery Queen is also the name of the main character of the stories who is a mystery writer and amateur detective who helps his father, a NYC police inspector, solve murders. Movies, radio shows and television shows were based on their works.
In 1941, the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, an American monthly digest, was launched by Mercury Press. It specialized in crime fiction, particularly, detective fiction and was created to provide a market for mystery fiction above the common run of pulp crime magazines of the day.
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine printed special editions for the military and also the British and Australian markets.
It still is published today and this year they will celebrate their 75th anniversary.
TWO MORE QUEENS
Sheena, Queen of the Jungle debuted in Joshua B. Power's British magazine Wags #1, in 1937.
The African Queen is a 1935 novel written by English author C. S. Forester,