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 636 copies, 17 reviews2
Mr. Fortune: Eight of His Adventures by H. C. Bailey 3 copies, 1 review3
Trent's Last Case by E. C. Bentley 948 copies, 35 reviews4
Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake 156 copies, 7 reviews5
Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah 72 copies, 2 reviews6
The Jury by Gerald Bullett 21 copies7
The Secret of High Eldersham by Miles Burton 198 copies, 7 reviews8
The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler 3,335 copies, 66 reviews9
The Innocence of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton 1,946 copies, 60 reviews10
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie 10,105 copies, 326 reviews11
The Murder at Crome House by G. D. H. Cole 32 copies, 3 reviews12
Buried for Pleasure by Edmund Crispin 482 copies, 13 reviews13
The Box Office Murders by Freeman Wills Crofts 68 copies, 3 reviews14
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 15,462 copies, 303 reviews15
The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis 168 copies, 5 reviews16
The Big Clock by Kenneth Fearing 657 copies, 29 reviews17
The Singing Bone by R. Austin Freeman 88 copies, 5 reviews18
The Case of the Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner 260 copies, 7 reviews19
No Tears for Hilda by Andrew Garve 64 copies, 3 reviews20
Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert 444 copies, 18 reviews21
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt by C. W. Grafton 36 copies, 1 review22
The Circular Study by Anna Katharine Green 56 copies, 3 reviews23
The Wind Blows Death by Cyril Hare 242 copies, 13 reviews24
The Congo Venus by Matthew Head 42 copies, 3 reviews25
A Blunt Instrument by Georgette Heyer 878 copies, 31 reviews26
Was It Murder? by James Hilton 131 copies, 5 reviews27
The African Poison Murders by Elspeth Huxley 128 copies, 4 reviews28
The Daffodil Affair by Michael Innes 256 copies, 13 reviews29
Murder in the Moor by Thomas Kindon 10 copies30
Blood on the Bosom Devine by Alfred Harbage 5 copies31
The Birthday Murder by Lange Lewis 39 copies32
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald 827 copies, 15 reviews33
Pick Your Victim by Patricia McGerr 30 copies34
A funeral in Eden by Paul McGuire 25 copies, 1 review35
Swing, Brother, Swing by Ngaio Marsh 712 copies, 12 reviews36
The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne 1,626 copies, 82 reviews37
The Mummy Case Mystery by Dermot Morrah 44 copies, 1 review38
In accordance with the evidence by Oliver Onions 26 copies, 2 reviews39
The Shadowy Third by Harry Kurnitz 15 copies40
Alarum and excursion by Virginia Perdue 14 copies41
"Found drowned" by Eden Phillpotts 10 copies, 1 review42
Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers 4,496 copies, 121 reviews43
Death Under Sail by C.P. Snow 186 copies, 4 reviews44
Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout 991 copies, 27 reviews45
The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur William Upfield 326 copies, 7 reviews46
The Dying Alderman by Henry Wade 25 copies, 3 reviews47
Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster 21 copies, 2 reviews48
The Division Bell Mystery by Ellen Wilkinson 141 copies, 13 reviews49
Measure for Murder by Clifford Witting 21 copies50