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Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time

Based on bookaward: The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time Mystery Writers of America

Members: 5 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date | CK Order
1
63,357 members, 1,239 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), cpg (1), sturlington (1), hipdeep (5), merrystar (14)

Score: 16.74

2
9,871 members, 90 reviews
4.42 stars (4.42 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), ahef1963 (2), cpg (8), merrystar (9), sturlington (12)

Score: 14.2

3
4,599 members, 119 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: merrystar (1), cpg (2), ahef1963 (3), sturlington (19)

Score: 12.32

4
11,916 members, 306 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: cpg (3), ahef1963 (4), merrystar (5), sturlington (7)

Score: 11

5
4,776 members, 190 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: merrystar (2), hipdeep (4), ahef1963 (5), sturlington (40)

Score: 10.46

6
16,046 members, 496 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

Lists: cpg (4), sturlington (5), ahef1963 (6), merrystar (17)

Score: 10.03

7
3,225 members, 91 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: merrystar (4), cpg (5), ahef1963 (7), sturlington (27)

Score: 9.72

8
10,522 members, 300 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: cpg (6), ahef1963 (8), sturlington (8), merrystar (12)

Score: 9.46

9
15,180 members, 409 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: sturlington (6), cpg (7), ahef1963 (9), merrystar (18)

Score: 9.27

10
8,290 members, 235 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: cpg (9), ahef1963 (10), sturlington (14), merrystar (19)

Score: 8.54

11
16,441 members, 259 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), ahef1963 (11), merrystar (13)

Score: 7.13

12
3,058 members, 77 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), ahef1963 (12), sturlington (30)

Score: 6.9

13
4,272 members, 91 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: merrystar (8), cpg (11), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 6.68

14
3,526 members, 121 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), ahef1963 (14), sturlington (23)

Score: 6.45

15
7,505 members, 229 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: cpg (10), sturlington (16), merrystar (20)

Score: 6.14

16
3,658 members, 94 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar (10), ahef1963 (15), sturlington (22)

Score: 6.13

17
3,786 members, 90 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: merrystar (11), ahef1963 (16), sturlington (20)

Score: 6.09

18
7,133 members, 226 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), ahef1963 (17), sturlington (17)

Score: 5.97

19
3,231 members, 81 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18), merrystar (22), sturlington (29)

Score: 5.51

20
26,471 members, 517 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), merrystar (16)

Score: 5.36

21
9,206 members, 98 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), cpg (15), ahef1963 (19)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 5.31

22
19,285 members, 388 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3), ahef1963 (20)

Score: 4.93

23
621 members, 11 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3), ahef1963 (21)

Score: 4.91

24
8,830 members, 198 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), cpg (13), ahef1963 (22)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 4.41

25
10,281 members, 126 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9), ahef1963 (23)

Score: 4.14

26
3,431 members, 32 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9), sturlington (26)

Score: 4.08

27
3,570 members, 115 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: cpg (12), sturlington (24)

Score: 3.96

28
4,796 members, 147 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18), ahef1963 (24)

Score: 3.75

29
3,702 members, 83 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: cpg (19), ahef1963 (25)

Score: 3.71

30
3,653 members, 57 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21), ahef1963 (26)

Score: 3.64

31
3,498 members, 100 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: sturlington (25), ahef1963 (27)

Score: 3.54

32
2,132 members, 38 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: merrystar (23), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.51

33
3,198 members, 59 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28), sturlington (28)

Score: 3.48

34
2,779 members, 105 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (29), sturlington (31)

Score: 3.42

35
1,516 members, 55 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (30), sturlington (36)

Score: 3.34

36
1,332 members, 28 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31), sturlington (37)

Score: 3.32

37
1,838 members, 34 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32), sturlington (41)

Score: 3.26

38
2,534 members, 44 reviews
3.61 stars (3.61 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), cpg (18)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.4

39
4,288 members, 71 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8)

Score: 2.38

40
10,070 members, 112 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Score: 2.25

41
1,547 members, 32 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6), ahef1963 (33)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.23

42
8,845 members, 155 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13)

Score: 2.11

43
8,179 members, 80 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

Score: 2.03

44
9,894 members, 93 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11), ahef1963 (34)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 1.85

45
35,278 members, 409 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: cpg (14), ahef1963 (35)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.71

46
2,026 members, 73 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33)

Score: 1.67

47
2,006 members, 71 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (34)

Score: 1.66

48
1,619 members, 39 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (35)

Score: 1.65

49
4,380 members, 161 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: cpg (16), ahef1963 (36)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 1.63

50
885 members, 12 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (38)

Score: 1.61

51
747 members, 16 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington (39)

Score: 1.6

52
4,320 members, 81 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (43)

Score: 1.56

53
4,353 members, 106 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (44)

Score: 1.55

54
1,141 members, 23 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (45)

Score: 1.54

55
865 members, 20 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (46)

Score: 1.54

56
2,654 members, 52 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: cpg (17)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

57
783 members, 34 reviews
3.41 stars (3.41 stars)

Lists: merrystar (21)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

58
6,706 members, 179 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (37)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

59
5,594 members, 175 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (38)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

60
4,418 members, 94 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (39)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

61
1,728 members, 63 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (40)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: < 0

62
1,579 members, 59 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (41)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: < 0

63
587 members, 4 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (42)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

64
6,556 members, 180 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

65
5,378 members, 88 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

66
3,623 members, 42 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

67
3,014 members, 48 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

68
2,691 members, 27 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

69
2,440 members, 72 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

70
1,801 members, 25 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

71
1,698 members, 36 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

72
1,061 members, 24 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

73
805 members, 23 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

74
760 members, 23 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

75
699 members, 11 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

76
639 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

77
572 members, 18 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

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Score: < 0

78
345 members, 17 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

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Score: < 0

79
259 members, 10 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

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Score: < 0

80
196 members, 6 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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Score: < 0

81
133 members, 3 reviews
3.03 stars (3.03 stars)

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Score: < 0

82
130 members, 5 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

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Score: < 0

83
4,016 members, 189 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
84
1,701 members, 49 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)
85
1,557 members, 52 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
86
1,446 members, 40 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
87
1,228 members, 50 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)
88
897 members, 38 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
89
742 members, 24 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)
90
727 members, 18 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
91
710 members, 33 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
92
621 members, 22 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
93
598 members, 18 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
94
442 members, 20 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)
95
399 members, 13 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
96
302 members, 11 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
97
301 members, 15 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)
98
281 members, 5 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
99
176 members, 3 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)
100
131 members, 5 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (May 2019)

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