The Guardian 1000 Novels Everyone Must ReadCrime

Given by The Guardian

Other Names: 1000 Novels Everyone Must Read, Guardian 1000
147 Works 804,042 Books 17,457 Reviews ½ 4.0

The Guardian is a UK newspaper which, with its sister Sunday paper The Observer, published this list as a set of supplements over a one-week period early in 2009. As described by the Guardian: "This

show more list… includes only novels —no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems — from any decade in any language."

The list actually contains only 998 books. show less

Categories:
All, Comedy (149), Crime (147), Family and Self (146), Love (141), Science Fiction and Fantasy (149), State of the Nation (134), War and Travel (132)
Year Awarded:
2009
Work
The Man with the Golden Arm (1949) by Nelson Algren
Fantômas (1911) by Marcel Allain
Epitaph for a Spy (1938) by Eric Ambler
Journey into Fear (1940) by Eric Ambler
The Mask of Dimitrios (1939) by Eric Ambler
The New York Trilogy (1985) by Paul Auster
Trent's Last Case (1913) by E. C. Bentley
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929) by Anthony Berkeley
The Beast Must Die (1938) by Nicholas Blake
Lady Audley's Secret (1862) by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Greenmantle (1916) by John Buchan
The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915) by John Buchan
The Neon Rain (1987) by James Lee Burke
The Tin Roof Blowdown (2007) by James Lee Burke
The Asphalt Jungle (1949) by W. R. Burnett
Double Indemnity (1936) by James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) by James M. Cain
True History of the Kelly Gang (2000) by Peter Carey
The Three Coffins (1935) by John Dickson Carr
The Big Sleep (1939) by Raymond Chandler
The Long Goodbye (1953) by Raymond Chandler
No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939) by James Hadley Chase
The Riddle of the Sands (1903) by Erskine Childers
And Then There Were None (1939) by Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage (1930) by Agatha Christie
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926) by Agatha Christie
The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) by Agatha Christie
The Secret Adversary (1922) by Agatha Christie
The Moonstone (1868) by Wilkie Collins
The Woman in White (1859) by Wilkie Collins
The Manchurian Candidate (1959) by Richard Condon
The Secret Agent (1907) by Joseph Conrad
Under Western Eyes (1911) by Joseph Conrad
Postmortem (1990) by Patricia Cornwell
The Andromeda Strain (1969) by Michael Crichton
Jurassic Park (1990) by Michael Crichton
Poetic Justice (1970) by Amanda Cross
The Ipcress File (1962) by Len Deighton
Last Seen Wearing (1976) by Colin Dexter
The Remorseful Day (1999) by Colin Dexter
Dead Lagoon (1994) by Michael Dibdin
Dirty Tricks (1991) by Michael Dibdin
Ratking (1988) by Michael Dibdin
A Rich Full Death (1986) by Michael Dibdin
Vendetta (1990) by Michael Dibdin
Crime and Punishment (1866) by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Sign of Four (1890) by Arthur Conan Doyle
A Study in Scarlet (1887) by Arthur Conan Doyle
An American Tragedy (1925) by Theodore Dreiser
The Pledge (1958) by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844) by Alexandre Dumas père
My Cousin Rachel (1951) by Daphne Du Maurier
The Name of the Rose (1980) by Umberto Eco
American Psycho (1991) by Bret Easton Ellis
A Quiet Belief in Angels (2007) by R.J. Ellory
The Big Nowhere (1988) by James Ellroy
L. A. Confidential (1990) by James Ellroy
Sanctuary (1931) by William Faulkner
Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming
Goldfinger (1959) by Ian Fleming
You Only Live Twice (1964) by Ian Fleming
The Day of the Jackal (1971) by Frederick Forsyth
Brighton Rock (1938) by Graham Greene
A Gun for Sale (1936) by Graham Greene
The Ministry of Fear (1943) by Graham Greene
The Third Man (1949) by Graham Greene
The King of Torts (2003) by John Grisham
A Time to Kill (1989) by John Grisham
Hangover Square (1941) by Patrick Hamilton
The Glass Key (1931) by Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon (1930) by Dashiell Hammett
Red Harvest (1929) by Dashiell Hammett
The Thin Man (1934) by Dashiell Hammett
Fatherland (1992) by Robert Harris
Black Sunday (1975) by Thomas Harris
Red Dragon (1981) by Thomas Harris
Smilla's Sense of Snow (1992) by Peter Høeg
Tourist Season (1986) by Carl Hiaasen
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1971) by George V. Higgins
Strangers on a Train (1950) by Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) by Patricia Highsmith
Bones and Silence (1990) by Reginald Hill
A Rage in Harlem (1957) by Chester Himes
Rogue Male (1939) by Geoffrey Household
Malice Aforethought (1931) by Francis Iles
Silence of the Grave (2002) by Arnaldur Indridason
Death at the President's Lodging (1936) by Michael Innes
Cover Her Face (1962) by P. D. James
A Taste for Death (1986) by P. D. James
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (1964) by Harry Kemelman
Dolores Claiborne (1992) by Stephen King
Misery (1987) by Stephen King
Kim (1901) by Rudyard Kipling
The Constant Gardener (2001) by John le Carré
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1963) by John le Carré
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974) by John le Carré
To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) by Harper Lee
52 Pick-Up (1974) by Elmore Leonard
Get Shorty (1990) by Elmore Leonard
Motherless Brooklyn (1999) by Jonathan Lethem
The Bourne Identity (1980) by Robert Ludlum
Sidetracked (1995) by Henning Mankell
Cop Hater (1956) by Ed McBain
No Country for Old Men (2005) by Cormac McCarthy
Enduring Love (1997) by Ian McEwan
Devil in a Blue Dress (1990) by Walter Mosley
The Great Impersonation (1920) by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Strange Boarders of Palace Crescent (1934) by E. Phillips Oppenheim
My Name Is Red (1998) by Orhan Pamuk
Blacklist (2003) by Sara Paretsky
Blood Shot (1988) by Sara Paretsky
Nineteen Seventy Four (1999) by David Peace
Nineteen Seventy Seven (2000) by David Peace
The Big Blowdown (1996) by George Pelecanos
Hard Revolution (2004) by George P. Pelecanos
Lush Life (2008) by Richard Price
The Godfather (1969) by Mario Puzo
The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) by Thomas Pynchon
V. (1963) by Thomas Pynchon
The Crime of Father Amaro (1875) by José Maria Eça de Queirós
Black and Blue (1997) by Ian Rankin
Exit Music (2007) by Ian Rankin
The Hanging Garden (1998) by Ian Rankin
A Judgement in Stone (1977) by Ruth Rendell
Live Flesh (1985) by Ruth Rendell
Dissolution (2003) by C. J. Sansom
Murder Must Advertise (1933) by Dorothy L. Sayers
Whose Body? (1923) by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Blue Room (1964) by Georges Simenon
The Madman of Bergerac (1932) by Georges Simenon
The Laughing Policeman (1970) by Maj Sjöwall
Gorky Park (1981) by Marin Cruz Smith
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (1985) by Patrick Süskind
Of Mice and Men (1937) by John Steinbeck
The League of Frightened Men (1935) by Rex Stout
The Secret History (1992) by Donna Tartt
The Daughter of Time (1951) by Josephine Tey
The Getaway (1959) by Jim Thompson
Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) by Mark Twain
A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986) by Barbara Vine
A Fatal Inversion (1987) by Barbara Vine
King Solomon's Carpet (1991) by Barbara Vine
The Four Just Men (1905) by Edgar Wallace
Fingersmith (2002) by Sarah Waters
Native Son (1940) by Richard Wright
Thérèse Raquin (1867) by Émile Zola

Descriptions

The Guardian is a UK newspaper which, with its sister Sunday paper The Observer, published this list as a set of supplements over a one-week period early in 2009. As described by the Guardian: "This list… includes only novels —no memoirs, no short stories, no long poems — from any decade in any language."

The list actually contains only 998 books.

(English, Member-written)

The list actually contains only 998 books: 149 Comedy, 147 Crime, 146 Family and self, 141 Love, 149 Science fiction and fantasy, 134 State of the nation, 132 War and travel.

(English, Technical/disambiguation notice)
URL: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2009/jan/23/bestbooks-fiction

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