Book AwardsTop 100 Crime Novels of All Time - UK Crime Writers' Association

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Works (100)

The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey1
The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler2
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré3
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L. Sayers4
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie5
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier6
Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler7
The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins8
The Ipcress File by Len Deighton9
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett10
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey11
Last Seen Wearing... by Hillary Waugh12
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco13
Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household14
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler15
Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles16
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth17
The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers18
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie19
The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan20
The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle21
Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers22
Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe23
The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler24
The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin25
The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham26
The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey27
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins28
A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine29
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain30
The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett31
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle32
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré33
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley34
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming35
Cop Hater by Ed McBain36
The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter37
Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith38
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell39
The Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr40
The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley41
A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters42
The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters43
A Kiss before Dying by Ira Levin44
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith45
Brighton Rock by Graham Greene46
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler47
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow48
A Demon in My View by Ruth Rendell49
The Devil in Velvet by John Dickson Carr50
A Fatal Inversion by Barbara Vine51
The Journeying Boy by Michael Innes52
A Taste for Death by P. D. James53
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins54
My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart55
Bertie and the Tinman by Peter Lovesey56
Penny Black by Susan Moody57
Game, Set & Match trilogy by Len Deighton58
The Danger by Dick Francis59
Devices and Desires by P. D. James60
Under World by Reginald Hill61
Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart62
A Running Duck by Paula Gosling63
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert64
The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson65
Innocent Blood by P. D. James66
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers67
Hamlet, Revenge! by Michael Innes68
A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman69
A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms70
Deadheads by Reginald Hill71
The Third Man by Graham Greene72
The Labyrinth Makers by Anthony Price73
The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall74
Beast in View by Margaret Millar75
The Shortest Way to Hades by Sarah Caudwell76
Running Blind by Desmond Bagley77
Twice Shy by Dick Francis78
The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon79
The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham80
The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake81
Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith82
Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie83
Green for Danger by Christianna Brand84
Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare85
The Collector by John Fowles86
Gideon's Day by J. J. Marric87
The Sun Chemist by Lionel Davidson88
The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean89
The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons90
Greenmantle by John Buchan91
The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers92
Wobble to Death by Peter Lovesey93
Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett94
The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett95
Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain96
The Murder of the Maharajah by H. R. F. Keating97
What Bloody Man is That? by Simon Brett98
Shooting Script by Gavin Lyall99
The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace100