For those of you just discovering "Ellery Queen" and the influence he/they had on American detective fiction, Cathy Akers-Jordan's 1998 master's thesis ("Ellery Queen: Forgotten Master Detective") should prove an invaluable resource. It's a 2-megabyte, 180-page PDF file.
Section I: The Stage is Set
1. Paving the Way to the Golden Age
2. The Golden Age Mystery
Section II: The Men Behind the Mask
3. Who Was That Masked Man?
Section III: Literary Themes and Techniques
4. Queen's World
5. Reality vs. Fiction
6. Father and Son
7. Ellery Queen: Working Author
8. The Queen Method
9. The Inconsistent Queen
10. Literary Motifs
Section IV: Recent Developments
11. Who Really Wrote Ellery Queen?
12. The Forgotten Master
13. Lest We Forget
Category: Detective fiction