Haycraft Queen Cornerstones

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Haycraft Queen Cornerstones --- "The Definitive Library of Mystery Fiction"

Howard Haycraft originally published the list in his 1941 landmark book Murder For Pleasure and was originally titled "A show more Reader's List of Detective Story Cornerstones".   
It was subsequently updated and broadened several times by Ellery Queen and became a standard amongst dealers and collectors everywhere. The list given here is the final revision and includes books from 1748 to 1952.
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All, Haycraft (95), Queen (88)
Years:
All, 1952 (1), 1951 (1), 1950 (7), 1949 (1), 1948 (5), 1947 (1), 1946 (6), 1944 (2), 1943 (1), 1942 (5), 1941 (2), 1940 (6), 1939 (5), 1938 (9), 1937 (1), 1935 (3), 1934 (4), 1933 (2), 1932 (6), 1931 (6), 1930 (4), 1929 (7), 1928 (3), 1927 (3), 1926 (3), 1925 (6), 1924 (3), 1923 (2), 1922 (2), 1921 (1), 1920 (6), 1918 (2), 1917 (1), 1916 (2), 1915 (2), 1914 (2), 1913 (3), 1912 (2), 1911 (1), 1910 (3), 1909 (4), 1908 (4), 1907 (5), 1906 (1), 1905 (2), 1903 (1), 1902 (1), 1899 (1), 1897 (1), 1895 (1), 1894 (4), 1892 (1), 1890 (1), 1887 (2), 1886 (1), 1882 (1), 1878 (1), 1874 (1), 1872 (1), 1870 (1), 1869 (1), 1868 (2), 1867 (1), 1866 (3), 1862 (1), 1860 (1), 1856 (1), 1853 (1), 1845 (1), 1828 (1), 1794 (1), 1747 (1)
WorkCategoryYear
The Little Tales of Smethers and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany
Queen1952
A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Queen1951
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong
Queen1950
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler
Queen1950
The People Against O'Hara by Eleazar Lipsky
Queen1950
Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy
Queen1950
The Motive by Evelyn Piper
Queen1950
Blues for the Prince by Bart Spicer
Queen1950
Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas Walsh
Queen1950
The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald
Queen1949
Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin
Haycraft1948
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
Haycraft1948
Wisteria Cottage by Robert M. Coates
Queen1948
Dreadful Summit by Stanley Ellin
Queen1948
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner
Queen1948
One More Unfortunate by Edgar Lustgarten
Haycraft1947
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin
Haycraft1946
The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis
Haycraft1946
The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong
Queen1946
Dr. Sam Johnson, Detector by Lillian De La Torre
Queen1946
Lord of the Sorcerers by Carter Dickson
Queen1946
The Department of Dead Ends: 10 Detective Stories by Roy Vickers
Queen1946
Blood upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence
Haycraft1944
The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett
Queen1944
Laura by Vera Caspary
Queen1943
Phantom Lady by Cornell Woolrich
Haycraft1942
Rocket to the Morgue by Anthony Boucher
Queen1942
The Just and the Unjust by James Gould Cozzens
Queen1942
Calamity Town by Ellery Queen
Queen1942
The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich
Queen1942
Trial By Fury by Craig Rice
Haycraft1941
A Taste for Honey by H. F. Heard
Queen1941
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
Haycraft1940
Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles
Haycraft1940
A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles
Haycraft1940
The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes
Haycraft1940
The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge
Haycraft1940
Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate
Haycraft1940
The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
Haycraft1939
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
Haycraft1939
Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh
Haycraft1939
The Patience of Maigret by Georges Simenon
Haycraft1939
The Mysterious Mickey Finn by Elliot Paul
Queen1939
The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake
Haycraft1938
The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr
Haycraft1938
The Judas Window by Carter Dickson
Haycraft1938
Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes
Haycraft1938
The Listening House by Mabel Seeley
Haycraft1938
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Queen1938
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
Queen1938
The Nursemaid Who Disappeared by Philip MacDonald
Queen1938
Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson
Queen1938
Trial and Error by Anthony Berkeley
Haycraft1937
The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull
Haycraft1935
No Hero by John P. Marquand
Queen1935
The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout
Queen1935
Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham
Haycraft1934
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers
Haycraft1934
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
Haycraft1934
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
Queen1934
The Case of the Sulky Girl by Erle Stanley Gardner
Haycraft1933
The Case of the Velvet Claws by Erle Stanley Gardner
Queen1933
The Red Castle Mystery by H. C. Bailey
Haycraft1932
Re-Enter Sir John by Clemence Dane
Haycraft1932
Before the Fact by Francis Iles
Haycraft1932
The Tragedy of X by Ellery Queen
Haycraft1932
The Fatal 5 Minutes by R. A. J. Walling
Haycraft1932
The Tragedy of Y by Ellery Queen
Queen1932
The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
Haycraft1931
Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding
Queen1931
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
Queen1931
Was It Murder? by James Hilton
Queen1931
The Penguin Pool Murder by Stuart Palmer
Queen1931
Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon
Queen1931
Book of Murder by Frederick Irving Anderson
Haycraft1930
The Hammersmith Murders by David Frome
Haycraft1930
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Haycraft1930
The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers
Haycraft1930
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
Haycraft1929
The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon G. Eberhart
Haycraft1929
The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen
Haycraft1929
Little Caesar by W. R. Burnett
Queen1929
Murder by the Clock by Rufus King
Queen1929
Detective Duff Unravels It by Harvey O'Higgins
Queen1929
Clues of the Caribbees : Being Certain Criminal Investigations of Henry Poggioli, Ph.D. by T.S. Stribling
Queen1929
Meet The Tiger by Leslie Charteris
Queen1928
Ashenden, or, The British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham
Queen1928
The Murders in Praed Street by John Rhode
Queen1928
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1927
The Bellamy Trial by Frances Noyes Hart
Haycraft1927
The Canary Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
Haycraft1927
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
Haycraft1926
The Benson Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
Haycraft1926
Payment Deferred by C. S. Forester
Queen1926
The House without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers
Haycraft1925
The Viaduct Murder by Ronald A. Knox
Haycraft1925
The Paddington Mystery by John Rhode
Haycraft1925
The Mind of J. G. Reeder by Edgar Wallace
Haycraft1925
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser
Queen1925
The Informer by Liam O'Flaherty
Queen1925
Inspector French's Greatest Case by Freeman Wills Crofts
Haycraft1924
The Rasp by Philip MacDonald
Haycraft1924
The House of the Arrow by A. E. W. Mason
Haycraft1924
The Brooklyn Murders by G. D. H. Cole
Haycraft1923
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers
Queen1923
The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Leblanc
Haycraft1922
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne
Haycraft1922
The Grey Room by Eden Phillpotts
Haycraft1921
Call Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey
Haycraft1920
The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts
Haycraft1920
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
Queen1920
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Queen1920
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper
Queen1920
Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train
Queen1920
The Middle Temple Murder by J. S. Fletcher
Haycraft1918
Uncle Abner: Master of Mysteries by Melville Davisson Post
Haycraft1918
His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1917
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
Haycraft1916
Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke
Queen1916
The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1915
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
Queen1915
Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
Haycraft1914
The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
Queen1914
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley
Haycraft1913
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes
Haycraft1913
The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
Queen1913
The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman
Haycraft1912
The Silent Bullet by Arthur B. Reeve
Haycraft1912
The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman
Queen1911
813 by Maurice Leblanc
Haycraft1910
At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
Haycraft1910
The Achievements of Luther Trant by Edwin Balmer
Queen1910
The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Orczy
Haycraft1909
The Clue by Carolyn Wells
Haycraft1909
John Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin Freeman
Queen1909
Through The Wall by Cleveland Moffett
Queen1909
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Haycraft1908
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare by G.K. Chesterton
Queen1908
The Gentle Grafter by O. Henry
Queen1908
The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux
Queen1908
The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
Haycraft1907
The Thinking Machine by Jacques Futrelle
Haycraft1907
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux
Haycraft1907
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad
Queen1907
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc
Queen1907
The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr
Haycraft1906
Tracks In The Snow by Lord Charnwood
Haycraft1906
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1905
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
Queen1905
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
Queen1903
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1902
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung
Queen1899
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Queen1897
Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel
Queen1895
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1894
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1894
Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison
Haycraft1894
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain
Queen1894
The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill
Haycraft1892
The Sign of Four by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1890
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Haycraft1887
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume
Queen1887
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Queen1886
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson
Queen1882
The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story by Anna Katharine Green
Haycraft1878
The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton
Queen1874
Old Sleuth the detective ; or, the Bay Ridge mystery by Old Sleuth
Queen1872
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens
Haycraft1870
Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau
Haycraft1869
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Haycraft1868
The Mystery of Orcival by Émile Gaboriau
Queen1868
File No. 113 by Émile Gaboriau
Queen1867
The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau
Haycraft1866
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Queen1866
The Dead Letter: An American Romance by Seeley Regester
Queen1866
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Queen1862
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
Queen1860
Recollections Of A Detective Police-Officer by William Russell
Queen1856
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
Haycraft1853
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
Haycraft1845
Memoirs of Vidocq by Eugène François Vidocq
Queen1828
Caleb Williams by William Godwin
Queen1794
The History of Zadig, or Destiny: An Oriental Tale by Voltaire
Queen1747
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