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The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time - Mystery Writers of America

Published five years after the British-based Crime Writers' Association list, there are many similarities between the two but a few notable differences: 'mystery' and 'crime' have slightly different connotations, hence the inclusion of 'Dracula' for example; also it seems this list is far more influenced by the movies including many titles that are far more famous (and occasionally even more acclaimed) in film form.
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes
The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
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The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time
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Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
9
Rebecca
Rebecca
10
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
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Anatomy of a Murder
Anatomy of a Murder
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
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13
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Godfather
The Godfather
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The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
The Silence of the Lambs (Novel)
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The Mask of Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios
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Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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Witness for the Prosecution
Witness for the Prosecution
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The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
21
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
22
The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
24
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
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25
Eye of the Needle
Eye of the Needle
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Rumpole of the Bailey (John Mortimer)
Rumpole of the Bailey (John Mortimer)
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Red Dragon
Red Dragon
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The Nine Tailors
The Nine Tailors
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Fletch
Fletch
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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The Thin Man
The Thin Man
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The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
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Trent's Last Case
Trent's Last Case
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Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity
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Gorky Park
Gorky Park
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Strong Poison
Strong Poison
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Dance Hall of the Dead
Dance Hall of the Dead
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The Hot Rock
The Hot Rock
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Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
Red Harvest (Dashiell Hammett)
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The Circular Staircase
The Circular Staircase
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