East Fife staged a late rally but still have it all to do after a six-goal thriller at Firhill.
Steve Canning scores his second for the Spiders
Steve Canning gave the Spiders the lead with a free-kick, and Micky Dunlop doubled their lead from close range.
Canning notched his second in 46 minutes when his free kick rebounded off the wall and he lobbed the keeper.
Lloyd Young reduced the deficit, before Paul Cairney put the Spiders further ahead. But Greig McDonald gave the visitors hope with a cool finish.
Queen's Park: Crawford, Paton, Michael Dunlop, Trouten, Agostini, Canning, Kettlewell, Cairney, Ronald (Dunn 73), Weatherston, Ferry. Subs Not Used: Reilly, Molloy, Bowers, Cowie.
Goals: Canning 30, Michael Dunlop 44, Canning 54, Cairney 70.
East Fife: Dodds, Dair, Smith, Smart, McDonald, Young, Gibson (Gordon 82), Jablonski, Nicholas (Ritchie 82), O'Reilly, Hampshire (Walker 64). Subs Not Used: Courts, Iain Ross.
Booked: Dair, Smart, Jablonski.
Goals: Young 60, McDonald 77.
Ref: John Underhill