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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: 4 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date | CK Order
1
60,019 members, 1,191 reviews
4.39 stars (4.39 stars)

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

Score: 12.74

2
9,376 members, 84 reviews
4.41 stars (4.41 stars)

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

Score: 10.84

3
4,346 members, 113 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

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

Score: 9.28

4
10,885 members, 283 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

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

Score: 8.17

5
4,530 members, 184 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 7.78

6
15,070 members, 454 reviews
4.22 stars (4.22 stars)

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

Score: 7.47

7
3,059 members, 91 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

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

Score: 7.26

8
9,999 members, 289 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

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

Score: 7.08

9
13,827 members, 364 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

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

Score: 6.96

10
7,776 members, 227 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

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

Score: 6.29

11
7,104 members, 215 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

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

Score: 6.14

12
24,693 members, 488 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: sturlington (2), merrystar (16)

Score: 5.36

13
15,588 members, 241 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), merrystar (13)

Score: 4.94

14
2,888 members, 68 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: merrystar (3), sturlington (30)

Score: 4.75

15
4,003 members, 87 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: merrystar (8), cpg (11)

Score: 4.58

16
3,372 members, 118 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: merrystar (6), sturlington (23)

Score: 4.38

17
3,439 members, 91 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: merrystar (10), sturlington (22)

Score: 4.1

18
3,558 members, 84 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: merrystar (11), sturlington (20)

Score: 4.09

19
3,186 members, 28 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (9), sturlington (26)

Score: 4.08

20
6,549 members, 210 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: merrystar (15), sturlington (17)

Score: 4

21
3,360 members, 105 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: cpg (12), sturlington (24)

Score: 3.96

22
3,037 members, 81 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: merrystar (22), sturlington (29)

Score: 3.57

23
2,044 members, 34 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: merrystar (23), sturlington (32)

Score: 3.51

24
8,797 members, 89 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2), cpg (15)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 3.4

25
18,176 members, 374 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: sturlington (3)

Score: 3.04

26
583 members, 11 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

Score: 3.04

27
8,357 members, 188 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: merrystar (7), cpg (13)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.57

28
2,394 members, 42 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7), cpg (18)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 2.4

29
3,980 members, 72 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (8)

Score: 2.38

30
9,866 members, 123 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: sturlington (9)

Score: 2.31

31
9,586 members, 103 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: sturlington (10)

Score: 2.25

32
8,467 members, 146 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: sturlington (13)

Score: 2.11

33
7,760 members, 78 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: sturlington (15)

Score: 2.03

34
4,470 members, 136 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (18)

Score: 1.94

35
3,467 members, 74 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: cpg (19)

Score: 1.92

36
3,461 members, 54 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: sturlington (21)

Score: 1.87

37
3,226 members, 85 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: sturlington (25)

Score: 1.79

38
3,031 members, 55 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: sturlington (28)

Score: 1.74

39
2,589 members, 95 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: sturlington (31)

Score: 1.7

40
1,933 members, 65 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: sturlington (33)

Score: 1.67

41
1,908 members, 59 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: sturlington (34)

Score: 1.66

42
1,537 members, 37 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: sturlington (35)

Score: 1.65

43
1,430 members, 54 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: sturlington (36)

Score: 1.63

44
1,242 members, 25 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington (37)

Score: 1.62

45
819 members, 10 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: sturlington (38)

Score: 1.61

46
724 members, 14 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington (39)

Score: 1.6

47
1,763 members, 35 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: sturlington (41)

Score: 1.58

48
1,464 members, 31 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.56

49
9,559 members, 91 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: sturlington (11)

Thumbs down: hipdeep

Score: 0.2

50
33,493 members, 389 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: cpg (14)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0.07

51
4,111 members, 153 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: cpg (16)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 0

52
2,499 members, 49 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: cpg (17)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

53
729 members, 29 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: merrystar (21)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

54
6,231 members, 169 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

55
6,087 members, 168 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

56
5,393 members, 161 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

57
5,098 members, 86 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

58
4,212 members, 89 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

59
3,399 members, 40 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

60
2,827 members, 48 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

61
2,522 members, 25 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

62
2,267 members, 68 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

63
1,704 members, 23 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

64
1,618 members, 56 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: < 0

65
1,588 members, 35 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

66
1,481 members, 58 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Thumbs down: merrystar

Score: < 0

67
989 members, 24 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

68
755 members, 23 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

69
710 members, 20 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

70
668 members, 11 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

71
621 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

72
558 members, 3 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

73
505 members, 16 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

74
328 members, 17 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

75
244 members, 10 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

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Score: < 0

76
188 members, 6 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

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Score: < 0

77
130 members, 3 reviews
3.03 stars (3.03 stars)

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Score: < 0

78
117 members, 4 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: < 0

79
4,074 members, 76 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
80
4,060 members, 97 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
81
3,720 members, 177 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)
82
1,570 members, 44 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)
83
1,442 members, 50 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
84
1,335 members, 37 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
85
1,150 members, 48 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)
86
1,090 members, 20 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)
87
834 members, 36 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
88
827 members, 19 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
89
690 members, 24 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)
90
686 members, 18 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)
91
652 members, 30 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)
92
573 members, 20 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)
93
568 members, 18 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)
94
398 members, 18 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
95
370 members, 12 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)
96
283 members, 14 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)
97
268 members, 4 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)
98
244 members, 8 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)
99
166 members, 3 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)
100
121 members, 5 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)
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Started by: sturlington (May 18)

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