HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Book awards: Haycraft Queen Cornerstones

Book awards by cover

1–8 of 179 ( next | show all )
 
 

Works (179)

TitlesOrder
The History of Zadig, or Destiny: An Oriental Tale by Voltaire1747
Caleb Williams or, Things as They Are by William Godwin1794
Memoirs of Vidocq by Eugène François Vidocq1828
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe1845
The recollections of a policeman by William Russell1852
Bleak House by Charles Dickens1853
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins1860
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo1862
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky1866
The Dead Letter: An American Romance by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor1866
The Widow Lerouge by Émile Gaboriau1866
File No. 113 by Émile Gaboriau1867
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins1868
The Mystery of Orcival by Émile Gaboriau1868
Monsieur Lecoq by Émile Gaboriau1869
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens1870
Old Sleuth the detective ; or, the Bay Ridge mystery by Old Sleuth1872
The Expressman and the Detective by Allan Pinkerton1874
The Leavenworth Case: A Lawyer's Story by Anna Katharine Green1878
New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson1882
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson1886
The Mystery of a Hansom Cab by Fergus Hume1887
The Sign of the Four by Arthur Conan Doyle1890
The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill1892
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1894
Martin Hewitt, Investigator by Arthur Morrison1894
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle1894
Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain1894
Prince Zaleski by M. P. Shiel1895
Dracula by Bram Stoker1897
Raffles: The Amateur Cracksman by E. W. Hornung1899
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1902
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers1903
The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle1905
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy Emmuska1905
Tracks in the Snow by Lord Charnwood1906
The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr1906
Arsène Lupin, Gentleman-Burglar by Maurice Leblanc1907
The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux1907
The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman1907
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad1907
The Thinking Machine by Jacques Futrelle1907
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart1908
The gentle grafter by O. Henry1908
The Insidious Doctor Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer1908
The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton1908
The Perfume of the Lady in Black by Gaston Leroux1908
The Clue by Carolyn Wells1909
John Thorndyke's Cases by R. Austin Freeman1909
The Old Man In The Corner by Baroness Emmuska Orczy1909
Through The Wall by Cleveland Moffett1909
813 by Maurice Leblanc1910
The Achievements of Luther Trant by Edwin Balmer1910
At The Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason1910
The Eye of Osiris by R. Austin Freeman1911
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton1911
The Silent Bullet by Arthur B. Reeve1912
The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman1912
The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes1913
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley1913
The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance1914
Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah1914
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan1915
The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1915
Limehouse Nights by Thomas Burke1916
His Last Bow by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1917
The Middle Temple Murder by J.S. Fletcher1918
Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries: A Collection of Classic Detective Stories by Melville Davisson Post1918
Bulldog Drummond by Sapper1920
Call Mr. Fortune by H. C. Bailey1920
The Cask by Freeman Wills Crofts1920
The Great Impersonation by E. Phillips Oppenheim1920
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie1920
Tutt and Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train1920
The Grey Room by Eden Phillpotts1921
The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Leblanc1922
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne1922
The Brooklyn Murders by G. D. H. Cole1923
Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers1923
The House of the Arrow by A. E. W. Mason1924
Inspector French's Greatest Case by Freeman Wills Crofts1924
The Rasp by Philip MacDonald1924
An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser1925
The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers1925
The Informer by Liam O'Flaherty1925
The Mind of J.G. Reeder by Edgar Wallace1925
The Paddington Mystery by John Rhode1925
The Viaduct Murder by Ronald A. Knox1925
The Benson Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine1926
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie1926
Payment Deferred by C. S. Forester1926
The Bellamy Trial by Frances Noyes Hart1927
The Canary Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine1927
The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1927
Ashenden, or, The British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham1928
The Saint Meets The Tiger by Leslie Charteris1928
Clues of the Caribbees : Being Certain Criminal Investigations of Henry Poggioli, Ph.D. by T. S. Stribling1929
Detective Duff unravels it by Harvey Jerrold O'Higgins1929
Little Caesar by William Riley Burnett1929
Murder by the Clock by Rufus King1929
The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon G. Eberhart1929
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley1929
The Roman Hat Mystery by Ellery Queen1929
Book of Murder by Frederick Irving Anderson1930
The Documents in the Case by Dorothy L. Sayers1930
The Hammersmith Murders by David Frome1930
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett1930
The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor1931
Death Walks in Eastrepps by Francis Beeding1931
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett1931
Guys and Dolls by Damon Runyon1931
The Penguin Pool Murder by Stuart Palmer1931
Was It Murder? by James Hilton1931
Before the Fact by Francis Iles1932
The Fatal 5 Minutes by R. A. J. Walling1932
Re-enter Sir John by Clemence Dane1932
The red castle by H. C. Bailey1932
The Tragedy of X by Ellery Queen1932
The Tragedy Of Y by Ellery Queen1932
The Case of the Sulky Girl by Erle Stanley Gardner1933
The Case of the Velvet Claws by Erle Stanley Gardner1933
Death of a Ghost by Margery Allingham1934
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout1934
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers1934
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain1934
The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout1935
The Murder of My Aunt by Richard Hull1935
Your Turn, Mr. Moto by John Marquand1935
Trial and Error by Anthony Berkeley1937
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene1938
The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake1938
The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr1938
Death from a Top Hat by Clayton Rawson1938
The Judas Window by Carter Dickson1938
Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes1938
The Listening House by Mabel Seeley1938
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier1938
Warrant for X by Philip MacDonald1938
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler1939
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler1939
The Mysterious Mickey Finn by Elliot Paul1939
Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh1939
Drink to Yesterday by Manning Coles1940
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler1940
The Norths Meet Murder by Frances Lockridge1940
The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes1940
A Toast to Tomorrow by Manning Coles1940
Verdict of Twelve by Raymond Postgate1940
The Yellow Dog by Georges Simenon1940
A Taste for Honey by H. F. Heard1941
Trial By Fury by Craig Rice1941
The Bride Wore Black by Cornell Woolrich1942
Calamity Town by Ellery Queen1942
The Just and the Unjust by James Gould Cozzens1942
Rocket to the Morgue by Anthony Boucher1942
Laura by Vera Caspary1943
The Adventures of Sam Spade and Other Stories by Dashiell Hammett1944
Blood upon the Snow by Hilda Lawrence1944
The Department of Dead Ends by Roy Vickers1946
Dr. Sam: Johnson, Detector by Lillian De La Torre1946
The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis1946
Lord of the Sorcerers by Carter Dickson1946
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin1946
The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong1946
One More Unfortunate by Edgar Lustgarten1947
Dreadful Summit by Stanley Ellin1948
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey1948
Intruder in the Dust by William Faulkner1948
Love Lies Bleeding by Edmund Crispin1948
Wisteria Cottage by Robert M. Coates1948
The Moving Target by Ross Macdonald1949
Blues for the Prince by Bart Spicer1950
Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong1950
Nightmare in Manhattan by Thomas Walsh1950
The People Against O'Hara by Eleazar Lipsky1950
The Simple Art of Murder by Raymond Chandler1950
Through a Glass, Darkly by Helen McCloy1950
A Gentle Murderer by Dorothy Salisbury Davis1951
The Little Tales of Smethers and Other Stories by Lord Dunsany1952

Related tags

1001(1,060) 1001 books(1,228) 19th century(4,021) 20th century(2,012) British(2,622) British literature(2,094) classic(7,949) classic literature(1,079) classics(7,289) crime(5,469) crime fiction(2,102) detective(3,433) ebook(2,353) England(2,733) English(1,264) English literature(1,956) fiction(33,331) Folio Society(1,107) gothic(1,954) historical fiction(1,135) horror(3,593) Kindle(2,089) literature(5,056) murder(1,434) mystery(21,854) noir(1,438) novel(6,378) own(1,114) read(3,266) Russia(1,010) Russian(1,082) Russian literature(1,383) Sherlock Holmes(2,412) short stories(1,793) suspense(1,036) thriller(1,365) to-read(8,647) unread(1,720) vampires(2,526) Victorian(1,711)

Recommendations

Award description

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 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.

Logo/Picture

Related book awards

Related series

Related publisher series

Related places

Helpers

jburlinson (182), NinieB (136), zmeischa (102), homeless (66), cedsaas (31), Elfsilbler (30), pale_fire (29), souloftherose (29), sjmccreary (27), Calyre (11), datrappert (9), geitebukkeskjegg (9), Bouquin (7), jefbra (6), JonHutchings (5), smithli (5), TerenceHearsay (5), Rivendell (5), catcarlo (5), casvelyn (5), guyalice (4), abbottthomas (4), Smiler69 (4), jaarnitaival (4), europhile (3), Dija (3), smcwl (2), DuncanHill (2), TheoClarke (2), pellethepoet (2), xuesheng (2), leselotte (2), SimoneA (2), zmccarty (2), Magess (2), daisy_may (2), DorsVenabili (1), CDVicarage (1), lacenaire (1), Tinuvia (1), olgakm (1), sturlington (1), r.orrison (1), wmprost (1), lilithcat (1), davidgn (1), sophie65 (1), Stevil2001 (1), Stbalbach (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 129,031,133 books! | Top bar: Always visible