Book AwardsThe Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time Mystery Writers of America

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The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle1
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett2
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe3
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey4
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow5
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré6
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins7
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler8
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier9
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie10
Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver11
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie12
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler13
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain14
The Godfather by Mario Puzo15
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris16
The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler17
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers18
The Witness for the Prosecution [short story] by Agatha Christie19
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth20
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler21
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan22
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco23
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky24
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett25
Rumpole of the Bailey by John Mortimer26
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris27
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers28
Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald29
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré30
The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett31
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins32
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley33
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain34
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith35
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers36
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman37
The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake38
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett39
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart40
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie41
The Firm by John Grisham42
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton43
Laura by Vera Caspary44
I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane45
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjöwall46
Bank Shot by Donald E. Westlake47
The Third Man by Graham Greene48
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson49
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark50
A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton51
The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders52
A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman53
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote54
Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household55
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers56
Smiley's People by John le Carré58
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler59
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee60
Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene61
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens62
Wobble to Death by Peter Lovesey63
Ashenden, or, The British Agent by W. Somerset Maugham64
The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas Meyer65
The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout66
Stick by Elmore Leonard67
The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carré68
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene69
Dracula by Bram Stoker70
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith71
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin72
A Time to Kill by John Grisham73
Last Seen Wearing... by Hillary Waugh74
Little Caesar by W. R. Burnett75
The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George V. Higgins76
Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers77
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming78
Beast in View by Margaret Millar79
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert80
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey81
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters82
Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James83
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy84
Chinaman's Chance by Ross Thomas85
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad86
The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald87
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett88
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell89
Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey90
The Chill by Ross Macdonald91
Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley92
The Choirboys by Joseph Wambaugh93
God Save the Mark by Donald E. Westlake94
Home Sweet Homicide by Craig Rice95
The Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr96
Prizzi's Honor by Richard Condon97
The Steam Pig by James McClure98
Time and Again by Jack Finney99
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters100
Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin100