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Best Crime Fiction

Members: 35 participating members (show all)

All members' list: [1] 2Sort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
16,466 members, 259 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: sgazdayka (1), peterveen (1), thecoroner (1), roby72 (1), jeffza (1), Cecrow (2), ahef1963 (2), KimarieBee (2), lexieconyngham (3), Bluewolf0411 (18), Gatorhater (34)

Score: 36.73

2
8,843 members, 198 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Katie1949 (1), cbl_tn (2), peterveen (2), Bretzky1 (2), roby72 (4), ahef1963 (5), lexieconyngham (6), thecoroner (6), devenish (6), macha (21)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 27.13

3
63,395 members, 1,241 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: Andrew-theQM (1), ahef1963 (1), sjmccreary (1), KimarieBee (3), Bluewolf0411 (5), roby72 (6), kara.shamy (12), sturlington (14), macha (27), Gatorhater (35)

Thumbs down: martensgirl

Score: 25.89

Explanations:

sturlington (14): I don't really think of this as "crime fiction," but OK!

4
11,940 members, 306 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Stepn (1), dsp501 (2), Friederike.Geissler (3), Cecrow (4), sjmccreary (4), devenish (10), lexieconyngham (11), ahef1963 (15), sturlington (20), Gatorhater (28), macha (49)

Thumbs down: martensgirl

Score: 25.68

5
4,601 members, 119 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: Katie1949 (2), macha (2), devenish (2), lexieconyngham (4), ahef1963 (4), sturlington (13), peterveen (40)

Score: 19.45

6
8,305 members, 235 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: Bretzky1 (1), peterveen (3), macha (3), ahef1963 (6), thecoroner (7), roby72 (7), sturlington (21)

Score: 19.42

7
8,694 members, 58 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (1), Emmay (1), kageeh (1), Andrew-theQM (2), ahef1963 (8), Gatorhater (33)

Score: 19.41

8
11,508 members, 241 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Andrew-theQM (3), Cecrow (5), devenish (5), dsp501 (8), thecoroner (13), lexieconyngham (14), ahef1963 (14), sturlington (22)

Score: 18.86

9
9,900 members, 93 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: Emmay (3), dara85 (3), Andrew-theQM (4), dsp501 (4), cbl_tn (8), ahef1963 (12), Gatorhater (31)

Score: 17.96

10
4,803 members, 147 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), peterveen (4), thecoroner (10), ahef1963 (10), roby72 (10), sturlington (16), Gatorhater (32)

Score: 17.26

11
13,460 members, 263 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (2), dsp501 (3), roby72 (3), lexieconyngham (8), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (23), macha (50)

Score: 17.15

12
9,877 members, 90 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: devenish (1), ahef1963 (3), roby72 (5), lexieconyngham (7), Friederike.Geissler (7), macha (14)

Score: 16.7

13
25,492 members, 858 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: lahochstetler (1), kara.shamy (2), sjmccreary (3), ahef1963 (7), macha (8), Bluewolf0411 (16)

Thumbs down: martensgirl

Score: 15.24

14
4,509 members, 132 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Carol420 (4), Emmay (4), dsp501 (5), Andrew-theQM (6), Bluewolf0411 (6), Gatorhater (30)

Score: 15.15

15
7,140 members, 227 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (1), ahef1963 (9), roby72 (11), lexieconyngham (15), Gatorhater (15), sturlington (18)

Score: 14.51

16
3,434 members, 61 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Carol420 (1), Emmay (6), dsp501 (7), Bluewolf0411 (10), Gatorhater (26), peterveen (57)

Score: 14.49

17
10,289 members, 126 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Carol420 (2), sjmccreary (2), KimarieBee (4), Andrew-theQM (5), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 14.43

18
8,191 members, 80 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Friederike.Geissler (1), KimarieBee (1), sturlington (11), Bluewolf0411 (21), Gatorhater (29), peterveen (56)

Thumbs down: ziggiole

Score: 13.25

19
2,646 members, 31 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (1), Carol420 (3), peterveen (5), ahef1963 (26), macha (37)

Score: 13.11

20
23,545 members, 921 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: Friederike.Geissler (2), Katie1949 (3), lexieconyngham (9), Andrew-theQM (10), kara.shamy (13), peterveen (21)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 12.94

21
14,902 members, 432 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (3), sturlington (5), lexieconyngham (12), peterveen (14), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 11.9

22
4,700 members, 114 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: Stepn (2), peterveen (7), thecoroner (11), Bluewolf0411 (19), macha (19)

Score: 11.85

23
3,477 members, 87 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Emmay (5), dsp501 (6), Andrew-theQM (7), Bluewolf0411 (9), Gatorhater (27)

Score: 11.75

24
1,811 members, 34 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: Stepn (3), Gatorhater (9), macha (10), ahef1963 (19), lexieconyngham (20)

Score: 11.41

25
15,208 members, 409 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: Cecrow (3), dsp501 (15), sturlington (17), lexieconyngham (18), Gatorhater (22)

Score: 10.83

26
3,204 members, 91 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (1), devenish (3), ahef1963 (28), peterveen (39)

Score: 10.38

27
6,680 members, 361 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: kageeh (3), kara.shamy (4), peterveen (8), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 10.35

28
6,558 members, 141 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (5), Friederike.Geissler (5), KimarieBee (11), peterveen (16)

Score: 9.55

29
21,469 members, 329 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (3), roby72 (9), dsp501 (10), sturlington (24)

Score: 9.41

30
3,752 members, 90 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (3), devenish (8), lexieconyngham (10), ahef1963 (29)

Score: 9.39

31
10,080 members, 112 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: Stepn (4), KimarieBee (6), sturlington (10), Gatorhater (20), peterveen (26)

Thumbs down: ziggiole

Score: 9.3

32
3,636 members, 94 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (2), devenish (7), ahef1963 (21), macha (39)

Score: 9.29

33
3,272 members, 315 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: SqueakyChu (1), dara85 (4), Bluewolf0411 (7)

Score: 9.29

34
861 members, 53 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: Emmay (2), Bluewolf0411 (2), sjmccreary (6)

Score: 9.28

35
4,338 members, 107 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (5), peterveen (6), thecoroner (9), macha (31)

Score: 9.24

36
1,602 members, 31 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (2), peterveen (9), ahef1963 (24), macha (34)

Score: 9.14

37
7,493 members, 229 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: macha (4), peterveen (10), Gatorhater (17), sturlington (25)

Score: 8.84

38
3,654 members, 137 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sjmccreary (5), Andrew-theQM (9), Gatorhater (19), Bluewolf0411 (23)

Score: 8.73

39
3,523 members, 54 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Emmay (7), dsp501 (9), Bluewolf0411 (12), Gatorhater (24)

Score: 8.73

40
15,456 members, 400 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: macha (5), thecoroner (12), lexieconyngham (16), sturlington (26)

Score: 8.6

41
16,075 members, 496 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (8), sturlington (12), kara.shamy (14), lexieconyngham (17)

Score: 8.57

42
3,415 members, 229 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (8), sturlington (15), Bluewolf0411 (20), Gatorhater (25)

Score: 8.09

43
2,777 members, 42 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: dara85 (1), dsp501 (11), Gatorhater (21)

Score: 8.07

44
3,637 members, 57 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (1), peterveen (12), dsp501 (12), ahef1963 (30)

Thumbs down: lilithcat

Score: 8.01

45
3,710 members, 83 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: macha (1), peterveen (18), lexieconyngham (21)

Score: 7.81

46
1,291 members, 38 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (2), Andrew-theQM (8), macha (18), lexieconyngham (19)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411 (29)

Score: 7.6

47
5,355 members, 154 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner (4), macha (6), peterveen (15)

Score: 7.42

48
952 members, 27 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Andrew-theQM (11), ahef1963 (25), lexieconyngham (26), macha (35)

Score: 7.4

49
1,710 members, 48 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (3), Andrew-theQM (12), Gatorhater (18)

Score: 7.13

50
8,020 members, 500 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (5), Gatorhater (8), cbl_tn (9), Bluewolf0411 (22), sturlington (27)

Thumbs down: Andrew-theQM, ziggiole

Score: 6.96

Explanations:

Andrew-theQM (0): I expected a lot of this book based on reputation but didn't enjoy it, too long and as a result lost the tension and suspense - this is difficult to maintain if a book is too long.… (more)

51
1,550 members, 28 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (4), Andrew-theQM (13), Gatorhater (16)

Score: 6.94

52
1,580 members, 48 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: Stepn (5), KimarieBee (9), sturlington (28)

Score: 6.72

53
9,992 members, 216 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: devenish (4), kara.shamy (15), sturlington (29)

Score: 6.59

54
3,571 members, 60 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Emmay (9), Gatorhater (11), Bluewolf0411 (14)

Score: 6.57

55
3,743 members, 67 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: Emmay (8), Bluewolf0411 (13), Gatorhater (14)

Score: 6.55

56
3,883 members, 57 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (10), Emmay (10), Bluewolf0411 (15)

Score: 6.53

57
11,300 members, 169 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Friederike.Geissler (6), KimarieBee (10), sturlington (30)

Score: 6.51

58
6,726 members, 437 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (5), peterveen (17), sturlington (31)

Score: 6.34

59
932 members, 20 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Lists: roby72 (2), thecoroner (5)

Score: 6.04

60
6,072 members, 364 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (6), sturlington (32), peterveen (33)

Score: 5.91

61
9,115 members, 248 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: peterveen (11), kara.shamy (16), sturlington (33)

Score: 5.87

62
3,553 members, 115 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: peterveen (13), macha (16), sturlington (34)

Score: 5.76

63
1,516 members, 19 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: macha (15), lexieconyngham (22), ahef1963 (22)

Score: 5.73

64
1,427 members, 20 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (13), ahef1963 (27), macha (42)

Score: 5.43

65
854 members, 25 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: dara85 (5), sturlington (6)

Score: 5.23

66
1,832 members, 61 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: peterveen (20), sturlington (35), Gatorhater (37)

Score: 5.16

67
832 members, 20 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: dara85 (6), cbl_tn (10)

Score: 4.81

68
1,476 members, 37 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (5), devenish (11), Gatorhater (23)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411 (30)

Score: 4.7

69
2,043 members, 45 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (3), peterveen (41)

Score: 4.62

70
1,105 members, 17 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (3), macha (45)

Score: 4.58

71
2,996 members, 115 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (4), Gatorhater (36)

Score: 4.46

72
7,227 members, 495 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (9), KimarieBee (12)

Score: 4.46

73
1,632 members, 60 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Friederike.Geissler (8), Andrew-theQM (14)

Score: 4.45

74
1,149 members, 35 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (4), macha (43)

Score: 4.39

75
4,383 members, 276 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (10), KimarieBee (13)

Score: 4.36

76
825 members, 30 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Stepn (8), Bluewolf0411 (17)

Score: 4.35

77
995 members, 13 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (7), macha (24)

Score: 4.27

78
80 members, 1 review
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (6), macha (30)

Score: 4.27

79
3,049 members, 183 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (11), KimarieBee (14)

Score: 4.26

80
1,620 members, 39 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: devenish (9), macha (23)

Score: 4.14

81
1,145 members, 60 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: DeltaQueen50 (1), Andrew-theQM (15)

Thumbs down: Bluewolf0411 (24)

Score: 4.03

82
4,780 members, 191 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (1)

Score: 4

83
1,596 members, 160 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1)

Score: 4

84
188 members, 10 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: Stav (1)

Score: 4

85
410 members, 6 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: macha (12), peterveen (22)

Score: 4

86
1,729 members, 63 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: cbl_tn (7), peterveen (52)

Score: 3.95

87
1,540 members, 56 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: Bluewolf0411 (11), macha (28)

Score: 3.94

88
2,865 members, 157 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: KimarieBee (8), sturlington (44)

Score: 3.93

89
1,517 members, 55 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: macha (13), ahef1963 (20), peterveen (25)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.79

90
203 members, 18 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (12), sturlington (43)

Score: 3.71

91
115 members, 16 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: Gatorhater (13), sturlington (42)

Score: 3.68

92
23,073 members, 578 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: roby72 (8), ahef1963 (31), sturlington (41)

Thumbs down: martensgirl

Score: 3.65

93
788 members, 13 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (23), macha (26)

Score: 3.6

94
2,065 members, 35 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: peterveen (19), macha (33)

Score: 3.59

95
330 members, 38 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (17), sturlington (40)

Score: 3.56

96
9,053 members, 386 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), sturlington (39)

Score: 3.54

97
792 members, 57 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: Andrew-theQM (16), peterveen (51)

Score: 3.5

98
2,635 members, 81 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: kageeh (2), dsp501 (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.43

99
159 members, 6 reviews
3.54 stars (3.54 stars)

Lists: lexieconyngham (24), macha (41)

Score: 3.39

100
695 members, 89 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2)

Score: 3.36

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