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Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books

This list was taken from H.R.F. Keating's 1987 book of classic and popular mystery titles, starting in 1845 and ending in 1986.
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
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The Moonstone
The Moonstone
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Amateur Cracksman (E.W. Hornung)
The Amateur Cracksman (E.W. Hornung)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Thinking Machine (Jacques Futrelle)
The Thinking Machine (Jacques Futrelle)
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The Circular Staircase (Mary Roberts Rinehart)
The Circular Staircase (Mary Roberts Rinehart)
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The Innocence of Father Brown
The Innocence of Father Brown
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Uncle Abner (Melville Davisson Post)
Uncle Abner (Melville Davisson Post)
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The Mind of Mr J. G. Reeder (Edgar Wallace)
The Mind of Mr J. G. Reeder (Edgar Wallace)
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
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13
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
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Death of My Aunt (CHB Kitchin)
Death of My Aunt (CHB Kitchin)
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The Documents in the Case (1930)
The Documents in the Case (1930)
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The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
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The Sands of Windee
The Sands of Windee
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Before the Fact (Francis Iles)
Before the Fact (Francis Iles)
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The Case of the Sulky Girl (Erle Stanley Gardner)
The Case of the Sulky Girl (Erle Stanley Gardner)
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Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
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The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (James M. Cain)
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The Nine Tailors (Dorothy L. Sayers)
The Nine Tailors (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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The Hollow Man
The Hollow Man
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The League of Frightened Men
The League of Frightened Men
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The Wheel Spins (Ethel Lina White)
The Wheel Spins (Ethel Lina White)
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The Beast Must Die
The Beast Must Die
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The Bride Wore Black (Cornell Woolrich)
The Bride Wore Black (Cornell Woolrich)
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Surfeit of Lampreys (Ngaio Marsh)
Surfeit of Lampreys (Ngaio Marsh)
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Calamity Town (Ellery Queen)
Calamity Town (Ellery Queen)
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Tragedy at Law (Cyril Hare)
Tragedy at Law (Cyril Hare)
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The High Window
The High Window
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Green for Danger
Green for Danger
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Appleby's End (Michael Innes)
Appleby's End (Michael Innes)
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Murder Among Friends (Elizabeth Ferrars)
Murder Among Friends (Elizabeth Ferrars)
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The Horizontal Man (Helen Eustis)
The Horizontal Man (Helen Eustis)
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The Moving Toyshop (Edmund Crispin)
The Moving Toyshop (Edmund Crispin)
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The Fabulous Clipjoint
The Fabulous Clipjoint
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The Franchise Affair (Josephine Tey)
The Franchise Affair (Josephine Tey)
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Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly (John Franklin Bardin)
Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly (John Franklin Bardin)
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More Work for the Undertaker (Margery Allingham)
More Work for the Undertaker (Margery Allingham)
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