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Book awards: IMBA's 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century

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Aunt Dimity's Death by Nancy Atherton
The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Black Cherry Blues by James Lee Burke
Blue Lonesome by Bill Pronzini
Booked to Die (Cliff Janeway Novels) by John Dunning
Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross
The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake
Cat of Many Tails by Ellery Queen
Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett
The Chill by Ross Macdonald
Chinaman's Chance by Ross Thomas
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
Concourse by S. J. Rozan
The Concrete Blonde by Michael Connelly
Cotton Comes to Harlem by Chester Himes
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters
Dark Nantucket Noon by Jane Langton
Darkness, Take My Hand by Dennis Lehane
Dead Right by Peter Robinson
Deadlock (V.I. Warshawski Novels) by Sara Paretsky
Death by Sheer Torture by Robert Barnard
Death of a Peer by Ngaio Marsh
Death's Bright Angel by Janet Neel
The Deep Blue Good-Bye by John D. MacDonald
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong
Dreaming of the Bones by Deborah Crombie
The Dumas Club by Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Edwin of the Iron Shoes by Marcia Muller
An English Murder by Cyril Hare
The Fabulous Clipjoint by Fredric Brown
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
Green for Danger by Christianna Brand
Hamlet, Revenge! by Michael Innes
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Hours Before Dawn by Celia Fremlin
The Ice House by Minette Walters
If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb
In the Heat of the Night by John Ball
A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Alphabet Mysteries, No. 1) by Sue Grafton
The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall
The List of Adrian Messenger by Philip MacDonald
Looking for Rachel Wallace by Robert B. Parker
Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes by K. C. Constantine
The Man With a Load of Mischief by Martha Grimes
I Married a Dead Man by Cornell Woolrich
The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
No More Dying Then by Ruth Rendell
Old Bones by Aaron Elkins
On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill
One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael by Ellis Peters
One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
The Ritual Bath by Faye Kellerman
Rough Cider by Peter Lovesey
Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain
The Sands of Windee by Arthur William Upfield
Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White
The Silence Of The Lambs by Thomas Harris
Sleeping Dog by Dick Lochte
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John Le Carré
A Stranger in My Grave by Margaret Millar
Strike Three You're Dead (Signet) by Richard D. Rosen
The Sunday Hangman by James McClure
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
The Thin Woman by Dorothy Cannell
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell
The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham
Time and Again by Jack Finney
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tourist Season by Carl Hiaasen
Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P. D. James
Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry
When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
When the Sacred Ginmill Closes by Lawrence Block
Whip Hand by Dick Francis
Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca? by G. M. Ford
The Wrong Murder by Craig Rice
The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson

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