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4 links, 6 without links, 10 authors/pseudonyms/links total 9 Non-author entries (characters, TV, movies) Update of 20 July 2002 Over 20 Kilobytes
Robert Quackenbush, no known Web page "Oliver Quade": amateur detective character in the fiction of Frank Gruber. Oliver Quade is known as "The Human Encyclopedia" as he and his side-kick Charlie Boston peddle their single-volume "Compendium of Human Knowledge." Oliver Quade's skills in selling books, plus his deep memory for trivia, help him solve the murders he keeps stumbling upon. "Detective Chief Inspector Douglas Quantrill": character in the fiction of Sheila Radley. Douglas Quantrill is middle-aged, has three children, and handles murder investigations in Suffolk, England. * Death and the Maiden [1978; in USA as Death in the Morning] * The Chief Inspector's Daughter [1981] * A Talent for Destruction [1982] * Blood on the Happy Highway [1984; USA as The Quiet Road to Death] * Fate Worse Than Death [1985] * Who Saw Him Die [1987] * This Way Out [1989] * Cross My Heart and Hope to Die [1992] [above data from Encyclopedia Mysteriosa] "Francis Quarles": private eye character in the fiction of Julian Symons. When World War II ended, Francis Quarles' career as a private detective began. A big man who dresses well, he seems slow and lazy until he moves quickly and energetically to solve the case. "Quarry": private assassin character in the fiction of Max Allan Collins. Quarry is only a cover name, we never learn his real name. His killing talent was perfected in Vietnam. He was put to work in the private sector by "The Broker" and operates remorselessly, comparing his work to that of a butcher. But gradually, he develops a conscience, begins doing good (relatively speaking) by assassinating worse killers, and seeks an exit strategy. * The Broker [1976] * The Broker's Wife [1976] * The Dealer [1976] * The Slasher [1977] * Primary Target [1987] [above data from Encyclopedia Mysteriosa] Nick Quarry: see Marvin H. Albert Ellery Queen: psuedonym for the cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee; also used pseudonym Barnaby Ross. Ellery Queen @ MGrost Frederic Dannay (born Daniel Nathan) (20 Oct 1905-3 Sep 1982): Born in Brooklyn, New York; moved to Elmira, New York; Boys' High School, Brooklyn; 1926 married Mary Beck (deceased; 2 sons); 1947 married Hilda Wisenthal (deceased 1972; 1 son); 1975 married Rose Koppel; pre-1931 New York advertising agency writer/art director; 1931-71 full-time co-author with Manfred B. Lee; 1971-1982 full time solo author; 1958-59 Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Austin. * 1 solo mystery/detective novel, as by Daniel Nathan: The Golden Summer [Boston: Little Brown, 1953] Manfred B. Lee (born Manfred Lepofsky) (11 Jan 1905-3 Apr 1971): Born in Brooklyn, New York; Boys' High School, Brooklyn; New York University; married twice; 1942 married actress Kaye Brinker (4 sons, 4 daughters); pre-1931 film company publicity writer, New York; 1931-71 full-time co-author with Frederic Dannay; 1957-58 Roxbury, Connecticut Justice of the Peace. Ellery Queen: working as a team, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee: 1930s on contracts with film companies; 1933-34 editors Mystery League magazine; 1941-1971 editors Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine (Dannay playing the more vigorous role); 1939-48 co-wrote the radio series Adventures of Ellery Queen; Co-founders/co-presidents Mystery Writers of America; 1945 Edgar Allan Poe Award (Mystery Writers of America) for radio play; 1947 and 1949 Edgar Allan Poe Award for short story; 1951 and 1968 special Edgar Allan Poe Award; 1960 Grand Master Award (Mystery Writers of America). * 39 mystery/detective novels with series characters Ellery Queen, and Inspector Richard Queen (although neither appear in "Cop Out" or "The Glass Village") * The Roman Hat Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1929; London: Gollancz, 1929] * The French Powder Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1930; London: Gollancz, 1930] * The Dutch Shoe Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1931; London: Gollancz, 1931] * The Greek Coffin Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1932; London: Gollancz, 1932] * The Egyptian Cross Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1932; London: Gollancz, 1933] * The American Gun Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1933; London: Gollancz, 1932; retitled Death at the Rodeo, New York: Spivak, 1951] * The Siamese Twin Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1933; London: Gollancz, 1934] * The Chinese Orange Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1934; London: Gollancz, 1934] * The Spanish Cape Mystery [New York: Stokes, 1935; London: Gollancz, 1935] * Halfway House [New York: Stokes, 1936; London: Gollancz, 1936] * The Door Between [New York: Stokes, 1937; London: Gollancz, 1937] * The Devil to Pay [New York: Stokes, 1938; London: Gollancz, 1938] * Ellery Queen's Big Book [New York: Grosset & Dunlop, 1938] omnibus edition * The Four of Hearts [New York: Stokes, 1938; London: Gollancz, 1939] * The Dragon's Teeth [New York: Stokes, 1939; London: Gollancz, 193; retitled The Virgin Heiress, New York: Pocket Books, 1954] * Calamity Town [New York: Stokes, 1938; London: Gollancz, 1938; Boston: Little Brown, 1942] * There Was an Old Woman [Boston: Little Brown, 1943; London: Gollancz, 1944; retitled The Quick and the Dead, New York: Pocket Books, 1956] * Ellery Queen's Mystery Parade [Cleveland: World, 1944] omnibus * The Murderer is a Fox [Boston: Little Brown, 1945; London: Gollancz, 1945] * Ten Days' Wonder [Boston: Little Brown, 1948; London: Gollancz, 1948] * Cat of Many Tails [Boston: Little Brown, 1949; London: Gollancz, 1949] * Double, Double [Boston: Little Brown, 1950; London: Gollancz, 1950; retitled The Case of the Seven Murders, New York: Pocket Books, 1958] * The Origin of Evil [Boston: Little Brown, 1951; London: Gollancz, 1951] * The King is Dead [Boston: Little Brown, 1952; London: Gollancz, 1952] * The Scarlet Letters [Boston: Little Brown, 1953; London: Gollancz, 1953] * The Glass Village [Boston: Little Brown, 1954; London: Gollancz, 1954] * Inspector Queen's Own Case [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1956; London: Gollancz, 1956] * The Wrightsville Murders [Boston: Little Brown, 1956] omnibus * The Hollywood Murders [Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1957] omnibus * The Finishing Stroke [New York: Simon & Schuster, 1958; London: Gollancz, 1958] * The New York Murders [Boston: Little Brown, 1958] omnibus * The Bizarre Murders [Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1962] omnibus * And on the Eighth Day [New York: Random House, 1964; London: Gollancz, 1964] * The Fourth Side of the Triangle [New York: Random House, 1965; London: Gollancz, 1965] * A Study in Terror [New York: Lancer, 1966] screenplay novelization [retitled Sherlock Holmes Versus Jack the Ripper, London: Gollancz, 1967] * Face to Face [New York: New American Library, 1967 London: Gollancz, 1967] * Cop Out [Cleveland: World, 1970; London: Gollancz, 1970] * The Last Woman in His Life [Cleveland: World, 1970; London: Gollancz, 1970] * A Fine and Private Place [Cleveland: World, 1971; London: Gollancz, 1971] * 5 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Barnaby Ross with series character Drury Lane * 8 mystery/detective short story collections * 18 mystery/detective plays * 1 mystery/detective screenplay: Ellery Queen, Master Detective co-writer Eric Taylor, 1940 * 90 (approx.) mystery/detective novels and story collections edited Ellery Queen: see Richard Deming, Talmadge Powell, John Holbrook Vance Patrick Quentin: pseudonym of Hugh Callingham Wheeler (19 Mar 1912-), and in collaboration with Richard Wilson Webb (through 1952) {biography to be done} * 39 mystery/detective novels with series characters Peter Duluth, Iris Duluth, Lt. Timothy Trant, including: * Puzzle for Fools [1936] * Puzzle for Players [1938] * Puzzle for Puppets [1944] * Puzzle for Wantons [1945] * Puzzle for Fiends [1946] * Puzzle for Pilgrims [1947] * Run to Death [1948] * The Follower [1950] * Black Widow [1952] * My Son the Murderer [1954] * The Man in the Net [1956] * Suspicious Circumstances [1957] * The Green-Eyed Monster [1960] * 8 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Q. Patrick with series character Lt. Timothy Trant, including: * The File on Fenton and Farr [1937] * The File on Claudia Cragg [1938] * Return to the Scene [1941; in UK as Death in Bermuda] * Danger Next Door [1952] * 9 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Jonathan Stagge with series character Dr. Hugh Westlake * 1 mystery/detective short story collection * The Ordeal of Mrs.Snow and Other Stories [1961] * 1 novel as Hugh Wheeler * 12 plays as Hugh Wheeler, including "Sweeny Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street", adapted from play by C.G. Bond, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim * 5 screenplays as Hugh Wheeler * 1 television play as Hugh Wheeler Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz: Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz Quiet As a Nun: British television [Thames, 1982] adaptation of Antonia Fraser novel starring Jemima Shore; rerun in USA by PBS. see: TELEVISION Monica Quill: see Ralph McInery "Quiller": espionage character in the fiction of Adam Hall (pseudonym of Elleston Trevor). A leading fictional spy of the Cold War, Quiller is a ruthless British agent who has grown angry at the espionage game, more and more alone, and a puzzle to his superiors. He is "a professional neurotic" who is "half in love with death" while working for a government agency "that doesn't exist." He is expert in martial arts, languages, flying, diving, driving, and all the other James Bond skills. Unlike Bond, though, he believs that "guns are for amateurs." * The Berlin Memorandum [1965; USA as The Quiller Memorandum] * The Ninth Directive [1966] * The Striker Portfolio [1969] * The Warsaw Document [1970] * The Tango Briefing [1973] * The Mandarin Cypher [1975] * The Kobra Manifesto [1976] * The Sinkiang Exeutive [1978] * The Scorpion Signal [1979] * The Sibling [1979] * Pekin Target [1981; USA as The Peking Target] * Northlight [1985] * Quiller [1985] * Quiller's Run [1988] * Quiller K.G.B. [1989] * Quiller Barracuda [1990] * Quiller Bamboo [1991] The Quiller Memorandum: [UK Film [Fox, 1967] Director: Michael Anderson; Starring: George Segal as Adam Hall's Quiller; Plot: Neo-Nazis in 1960s Berlin. see: MOVIES -- INFO ABOUT Quincy, M.E. Television Pilot 3 Oct 1976; 4 Feb 1977-11 May 1983 (NBC/Universal); UK: 24 Feb 1977 (pilot, ITV), 8 Sep 1977-28 May 1985 (series, ITV); 5 120-minute episodes; 143 60-minute episodes; First 5 episodes were part of NBC Sunday Mystery Movie, but starting episode 6 it was a regular weekly series, aired Fridays. Quincy (who had no first name) was the loud, intense, strong- principled Medical Examiner for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office almost always saw murder when the cops saw "natural causes." He again and again acted as his own detective, which drove the cops nuts. Tough on everybody else, he was kind to his youtful assistant, Sam Fujiyama. He tended to hit the streets sleuthing just when his boss Dr. Robert Astin was under pressure from the Press. Quincy lived on a boat, had friends who accepted his bullishness, and a girlfriend, Lee Potter. He spent time with his friends, usually at the end of an episode, at marina-located Danny's Place, for food and beer. In the final season, he married a psychiatrist, Dr. Emily Hanover. She domesticated him. He started being reasonable towards his boss, who began to defend him. The show was no groundbreaker, but Jack Klugman's acting was gripping. A more tortured and yet more intellectual colleague of Quincy is the marvelous Dr. Kay Scarpetta in the best-selling series of novels by Patricia Cornwell. Creators: Glenn A. Larson, Lou Shaw; Executive Producer: Glenn A. Larson; Producers: Lou Shaw, Robert O'Neill, Michael Star; Music: Glenn A. Larson, Stu Phillips; Production Company: Universal Television; Starring: JACK KLUGMAN as Quincy; ROBERT ITO as Sam Fujiyama; GARRY WALBERG as Lt. Frank Monahan; JOHN S RAGIN as Dr. Robert Astin; VAL BISOGLIO as Danny Tovo; LYNETTE METTEY as Lee Potter (season 1); ANITA GILLETTE as Dr. Emily Hanover (season 7). see: TELEVISION Elizabeth Quinn; Grants Pass, Oregon; Elizabeth Quinn e-mail Elizabeth Quinn * various mystery/detective novels with series character Lauren Maxwell (Alaskan): "A stellar series..." -- The Purloined Letter * Killer Whale [New York: Pocket, June 1997] paperback * Lamb To The Slaughter [New York: Pocket] paperback "...the best Maxwell mystery yet. It's an action-packed page turner wrapped in a locked room mystery." -- Daily Courier * A Wolf In Death's Clothing [New York: Pocket] paperback * Murder Most Grizzly [New York: Pocket] paperback Simon Quinn: see Martin Cruz Smith "Jim Qwilleran": detective character in the fiction of Lillian Jackson Braun. Jim Qwilleran is a hard-drinking, divorced, cat-owning, ex-major-newspaper reporter, now working for the small-town Daily Fluxion. He brings his cats with him on the cases he handles, when he switches to detecting. * The Cat Who Could Read Backwards [1966] * {many more to be done} * The Cat Who Wasn't There [1992]
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