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Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time - UK Crime Writers' Association

The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time is a list published in book form in 1990 by the British-based Crime Writers' Association. Some famous, some far more obscure, and with quite a few notable omissions (at least as far as I'm concerned). For variations on the same theme see 'The Guardian' list and a similar list by The Mystery Writers of America (I have published the former and may do so for the latter).
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The Daughter of Time
The Daughter of Time
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The Big Sleep
The Big Sleep
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
Gaudy Night (Dorothy L. Sayers)
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
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Rebecca
Rebecca
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Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Farewell, My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
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The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
The Moonstone (Wilkie Collins)
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9
The IPCRESS File
The IPCRESS File
10
The Maltese Falcon
The Maltese Falcon
11
The Franchise Affair
The Franchise Affair
12
Last Seen Wearing
Last Seen Wearing
13
The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
14
Rogue Male
Rogue Male
15
The Long Goodbye
The Long Goodbye
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Malice Aforethought
Malice Aforethought
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The Day of the Jackal
The Day of the Jackal
18
The Nine Tailors
The Nine Tailors
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And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
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The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (John Buchan)
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21
Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Sherlock Holmes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Murder Must Advertise (1933)
Murder Must Advertise (1933)
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Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
Tales of Mystery & Imagination (Edgar Allan Poe)
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The Mask of Dimitrios
The Mask of Dimitrios
25
The Moving Toyshop
The Moving Toyshop
26
Tiger in the Smoke
Tiger in the Smoke
27
The False Inspector Dew (Peter Lovesey)
The False Inspector Dew (Peter Lovesey)
28
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
The Woman in White (Wilkie Collins)
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A Dark-Adapted Eye
A Dark-Adapted Eye
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The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice
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The Glass Key
The Glass Key
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The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Hound of the Baskervilles
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33
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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Trent's Last Case
Trent's Last Case
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From Russia, With Love
From Russia, With Love
36
Cop Hater
Cop Hater
37
The Dead of Jerico (Colin Dexter)
The Dead of Jerico (Colin Dexter)
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Strangers on a Train (Patricia Highsmith)
Strangers on a Train (Patricia Highsmith)
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A Judgement in Stone
A Judgement in Stone
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The Three Coffins
The Three Coffins
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