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The Haycraft-Queen Definitive Library of Detective, Crime, and Mystery Fiction (The Cornerstones)

In 1942, American editor Howard Haycraft published Murder for Pleasure, a history of the detective-fiction genre. He included a Reader's List of Detective Cornerstones. Subsequently, American writer and editor Ellery Queen expanded the list to include crime and mystery fiction and updated the list to 1952. The updated list is now known as the Haycraft-Queen Cornerstones. I've listed the Cornerstones in the order of original book publication.
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Zadig (Voltaire)
Zadig (Voltaire)
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Caleb Williams (William Godwin)
Caleb Williams (William Godwin)
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Memoirs (Eugène François Vidocq)
Memoirs (Eugène François Vidocq)
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
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Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
Bleak House (Charles Dickens)
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Recollections of a Detective Police Officer (Waters (William Russell))
Recollections of a Detective Police Officer (Waters (William Russell))
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The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
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Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
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Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky)
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The Lerouge Case (Émile Gaboriau)
The Lerouge Case (Émile Gaboriau)
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The Dead Letter (Seeley Regester)
The Dead Letter (Seeley Regester)
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File No. 113 (Émile Gaboriau)
File No. 113 (Émile Gaboriau)
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13
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
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The Mystery of Orcival (Émile Gaboriau)
The Mystery of Orcival (Émile Gaboriau)
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Monsieur Lecoq (Émile Gaboriau)
Monsieur Lecoq (Émile Gaboriau)
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens)
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Old Sleuth, the Detective; Or, the Bayridge Mystery (Harlan Page Halsey)
Old Sleuth, the Detective; Or, the Bayridge Mystery (Harlan Page Halsey)
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The Expressman and the Detective (Allan Pinkerton)
The Expressman and the Detective (Allan Pinkerton)
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The Leavenworth Case (Anna Katharine Green)
The Leavenworth Case (Anna Katharine Green)
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New Arabian Nights (Robert Louis Stevenson)
New Arabian Nights (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Fergus Hume)
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab (Fergus Hume)
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A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle)
A Study in Scarlet (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Sign of Four (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Sign of Four (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Big Bow Mystery (Israel Zangwill)
The Big Bow Mystery (Israel Zangwill)
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Mark Twain)
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson (Mark Twain)
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Martin Hewitt, Investigator (Arthur Morrison)
Martin Hewitt, Investigator (Arthur Morrison)
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Prince Zaleski (M. P. Shiel)
Prince Zaleski (M. P. Shiel)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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Raffles:The Amateur Cracksman (E.W. Hornung)
Raffles: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 Riddle of the Sands (Erskine Childers)
The Riddle of the Sands (Erskine Childers)
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The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Baroness Orczy)
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Tracks in the Snow (Godfrey Benson)
Tracks in the Snow (Godfrey Benson)
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The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (Robert Barr)
The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont (Robert Barr)
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The Red Thumb Mark (R. Austin Freeman)
The Red Thumb Mark (R. Austin Freeman)
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The Thinking Machine (Jacques Futrelle)
The Thinking Machine (Jacques Futrelle)
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