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The Crime 100: 25 Writers, 4 Books Each

Our maverick English Teacher and genre enthusiast comes up with 25 noted authors in the field of mystery, detective, and crime fiction. He then selects 4 representative works of each author, most of which he has read. While historical importance has been taken into consideration, this is not a "100 Best" list; it is meant to be personal, idiosyncratic, and thought provoking.
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made by James Nelson
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
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The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
3
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle)
4
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
6
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
7
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
8
Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie)
Death on the Nile (Agatha Christie)
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9
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
10
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
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The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
The Glass Key (Dashiell Hammett)
12
The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
The Thin Man (Dashiell Hammett)
13
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
The Big Sleep (Raymond Chandler)
14
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
15
The High Window (Raymond Chandler)
The High Window (Raymond Chandler)
16
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye
17
Eight Million Ways to Die
Eight Million Ways to Die
18
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
19
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
20
A Walk Among Tombstones (Lawrence Block)
A Walk Among Tombstones (Lawrence Block)
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21
The Last Good Kiss (James Crumley)
The Last Good Kiss (James Crumley)
22
The Mexican Tree Duck (Crumley)
The Mexican Tree Duck (Crumley)
23
Bordersnakes (James Crumley)
Bordersnakes (James Crumley)
24
The Right Madness (Crumley)
The Right Madness (Crumley)
25
A Dark-Adapted Eye
A Dark-Adapted Eye
26
A Fatal Inversion (Barbara Vine)
A Fatal Inversion (Barbara Vine)
27
The House of Stairs (Barbara Vine)
The House of Stairs (Barbara Vine)
28
The Chimney Sweeper`S Boy (Barbara Vine)
The Chimney Sweeper`S Boy (Barbara Vine)
29
A Cold Day in Paradise (Steve Hamilton)
A Cold Day in Paradise (Steve Hamilton)
30
Winter of the Wolf Moon (Steve Hamilton)
Winter of the Wolf Moon (Steve Hamilton)
31
The Hunting Wind (Steve Hamilton)
The Hunting Wind (Steve Hamilton)
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North of Nowhere (Steve Hamilton)
North of Nowhere (Steve Hamilton)
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33
The Deep Blue Goodbye (John D. MacDonald)
The Deep Blue Goodbye (John D. MacDonald)
34
Nightmare in Pink (John D. MacDonald)
Nightmare in Pink (John D. MacDonald)
35
A Purple Place for Dying (John D MacDonald)
A Purple Place for Dying (John D MacDonald)
36
The Quick Red Fox (John D. MacDonald)
The Quick Red Fox (John D. MacDonald)
37
Every Secret Thing
Every Secret Thing
38
To the Power of Three (Laura Lippman)
To the Power of Three (Laura Lippman)
39
What the Dead Know
What the Dead Know
40
I'd Know You Anywhere (Laura Lippman)
I'd Know You Anywhere (Laura Lippman)
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