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Book awards: H.R.F. Keating's 100 Best Crime & Mystery Books

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Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe1
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins2
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens3
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle4
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung5
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle6
Jacques Futrelle's "The Thinking Machine": The Enigmatic Problems of Prof. Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen, Ph.D., LL.D., F.R.S., M.D., M.D.S. by Jacques Futrelle7
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart8
The Complete Uncle Abner by Melville Davisson Post10
The Mind of J. G. Reeder by Edgar Wallace11
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie12
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett13
Death of My Aunt by C. H. B. Kitchin14
The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers15
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett16
The Sands of Windee by Arthur William Upfield17
Before the Fact by Francis Iles18
The Case of the Sulky Girl by Erle Stanley Gardner19
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie20
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain21
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers22
Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr23
The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout24
The Lady Vanishes by Ethel Lina White25
The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake26
The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich27
Death of a Peer by Ngaio Marsh28
Calamity Town by Ellery Queen29
Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare30
The High Window by Raymond Chandler31
Green for Danger by Christianna Brand32
Appleby's End by Michael Innes33
Murder Among Friends by Elizabeth Ferrars34
The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis35
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin36
The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown37
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey38
Devil Take the Blue-Tail Fly by John Franklin Bardin39
More Work for the Undertaker by Margery Allingham40
My Friend Maigret by Georges Simenon41
The Asphalt Jungle by William Riley Burnett42
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert43
Dirty Snow by Georges Simenon44
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey45
Last Seen Wearing... by Hillary Waugh46
The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham47
Five Roundabouts to Heaven by John Bingham48
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler49
Post Mortem by Guy Cullingford50
The Cellar at No. 5 by Shelley Smith51
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith52
Beast in View by Margaret Millar53
Gideon's Week by J. J. Marric54
Quiet Horror by Stanley Ellin55
The specialty of the house and other stories : the complete mystery tales, 1948-1978 by Stanley Ellin55
Maigret in Court by Georges Simenon56
The New Sonia Wayward by Michael Innes57
Gun Before Butter by Nicolas Freeling58
The Expendable Man by Dorothy B. Hughes59
Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson60
R.S.V.P. Murder by Mignon Good Eberhart61
The Man Who Killed Himself by Julian Symons62
Murder Against the Grain by Emma Lathen63
Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall64
The Last Best Friend by George Sims65
The Glass-Sided Ants' Nest by Peter Dickinson66
Mr. Splitfoot by Helen McCloy67
The Private Wound by Nicholas Blake68
The Tremor of Forgery by Patricia Highsmith69
Blind Man with a Pistol by Chester Himes70
Young Man, I Think You're Dying by Joan Fleming71
Beyond This Point Are Monsters by Margaret Millar72
Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain73
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins74
The Players and the Game by Julian Symons75
Mirror Mirror on the Wall by Stanley Ellin76
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman77
The Poison Oracle by Peter Dickinson78
Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald79
The Black Tower by P. D. James80
The long shadow by Celia Fremlin81
The Naked Nuns by Colin Watson82
The Blue Hammer by Ross Macdonald83
Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie84
A Death in the Life by Dorothy Salisbury Davis85
The Investigation by Dorothy Uhnak86
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell87
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney88
Nobody's Perfect by Donald E. Westlake89
A Pinch of Snuff by Reginald Hill90
Skinflick by Joseph Hansen91
Kill Claudio by P. M. Hubbard92
The Green Ripper by John D. MacDonald93
All on a Summer's Day by John William Wainwright94
Death in a Tenured Position by Amanda Cross95
The Glitter Dome by Joseph Wambaugh96
To Make a Killing by June Thomson97
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey98
The Artful Egg by James McClure99
A Taste for Death by P. D. James100

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Published in 1987 H.R.F. Keating draws on a lifetime's experience to select his pick of the 100 best books that the genre has to offer.
Crime & Mystery: The 100 Best Books by H.R.F. Keating

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