Publisher SeriesFifty Classics of Crime Fiction, 1900-1950

Classic stories of crime and detection by Jacques Barzun 4 copies1
Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham 606 copies, 16 reviews2
Mr. Fortune: Eight of His Adventures by H. C. Bailey 3 copies, 1 review3
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley 918 copies, 34 reviews4
Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake 149 copies, 7 reviews5
Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah 67 copies, 2 reviews6
The Jury by Gerald Bullett 21 copies7
The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton 183 copies, 4 reviews8
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler 3,223 copies, 65 reviews9
The Innocence of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton 1,844 copies, 59 reviews10
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 9,439 copies, 303 reviews11
The Murder at Crome House by G. D. H. Cole 29 copies, 3 reviews12
Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin 467 copies, 12 reviews13
The Box Office Murders by Freeman Wills Crofts 62 copies, 3 reviews14
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 14,743 copies, 287 reviews15
The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis 159 copies, 4 reviews16
The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing 629 copies, 28 reviews17
The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman 84 copies, 5 reviews18
The Case of the Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner 246 copies, 7 reviews19
No Tears for Hilda by Andrew Garve 61 copies, 3 reviews20
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert 417 copies, 17 reviews21
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by C. W. Grafton 36 copies, 1 review22
The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green 57 copies, 3 reviews23
The Wind Blows Death by Cyril Hare 228 copies, 12 reviews24
The Congo Venus by Matthew Head 41 copies, 3 reviews25
A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer 848 copies, 31 reviews26
Was It Murder? by James Hilton 127 copies, 5 reviews27
The African Poison Murders by Elspeth Huxley 123 copies, 4 reviews28
The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes 250 copies, 13 reviews29
Murder in the Moor by Thomas Kindon 9 copies30
Blood on the Bosom Devine by Alfred Harbage 5 copies31
The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis 32 copies32
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald 790 copies, 15 reviews33
Pick Your Victim by Patricia McGerr 29 copies34
A funeral in Eden by Paul McGuire 25 copies, 1 review35
Swing, Brother, Swing by Ngaio Marsh 694 copies, 12 reviews36
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne 1,516 copies, 71 reviews37
The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah 44 copies, 1 review38
In accordance with the evidence by Oliver Onions 25 copies, 2 reviews39
The Shadowy Third by Marco Page 13 copies40
Alarum and excursion by Virginia Perdue 14 copies41
"Found drowned" by Eden Phillpotts 10 copies, 1 review42
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers 4,351 copies, 116 reviews43
Death Under Sail by C.P. Snow 177 copies, 4 reviews44
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout 955 copies, 25 reviews45
The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur William Upfield 323 copies, 7 reviews46
The Dying Alderman by Henry Wade 24 copies, 3 reviews47
Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster 21 copies, 2 reviews48
The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson 129 copies, 13 reviews49
Measure for Murder by Clifford Witting 19 copies50