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Caleb Williams or Things as They Are by William Godwin1794
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe1845
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins1860
Uncle Silas: A Tale of Bartram-Haugh by J. Sheridan Le Fanu1864
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky1866
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins1868
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens1870
The New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson1882
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume1887
The Mystery of Orcival by Émile Gaboriau1887
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1894
The Three Impostors by Arthur Machen1895
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung1899
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1902
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Burglar by Maurice Leblanc1907
The Thinking Machine: Adventures of a Mastermind by Jacques Futrelle1907
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux1908
The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Emmuska Orczy1908
At The Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason1910
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton1911
The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman1912
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley1913
Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah1914
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan1915
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper1920
The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace1922
The Pit Prop Syndicate by Freeman Wills Crofts1922
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne1922
The House Of The Arrow by A. E. W. Mason1924
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie1926
Payment Deferred by C. S. Forester1926
The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine1928
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming1957

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Julian Symons was awarded the British Crime Writer's Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, served as President of the Detection Club in London and was a distinguished critic of the mystery genre. In 1957-58, Julian Symons selected the 100 Best Crime Stories for the London Sunday Times.

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