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December 26, 2017

Experts' Experts: Top 15 mystery novels of all time

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Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" (1887-1927)

Dashiell Hammett: "The Maltese Falcon" (1930)

Edgar Allan Poe: "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1852)

Josephine Tey: "The Daughter of Time" (1951)

Scott Turow: "Presumed Innocent" (1987)

John le Carré: "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" (1963)

Wilkie Collins: "The Moonstone" (1868)

Raymond Chandler: "The Big Sleep" (1939)

Daphne du Maurier: "Rebecca" (1938)

Agatha Christie: "And Then There Were None" (1939)

Robert Traver: "Anatomy of a Murder" (1958)

Agatha Christie: "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926)

Raymond Chandler: "The Long Goodbye" (1953)

James M. Cain: "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1934)

Mario Puzo: "The Godfather" (1969)

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The Mystery Guild of America in 2006 created a list of the top 15 mystery novels ever written; it appears above.

The list does not appear to be in any particular order.

How many have you read?

I've read five: "Presumed Innocent"; "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold"; "Rebecca"; "Anatomy of a Murder"; and "The Godfather."

Pictured at the top of this post is the cover of the 1926 first edition of Agatha Christie's novel.

December 26, 2017 at 10:01 AM | Permalink


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My list:

Arthur Conan Doyle: "The Complete Sherlock Holmes" (1887-1927) -- read

Dashiell Hammett: "The Maltese Falcon" (1930) -- TBR

Edgar Allan Poe: "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" (1852) -- read 7 of the 13 short stories in this volume

Josephine Tey: "The Daughter of Time" (1951) -- read

Scott Turow: "Presumed Innocent" (1987) -- TBR

John le Carré: "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" (1963) -- TBR

Wilkie Collins: "The Moonstone" (1868) -- TBR

Raymond Chandler: "The Big Sleep" (1939) -- TBR

Daphne du Maurier: "Rebecca" (1938) -- TBR

Agatha Christie: "And Then There Were None" (1939) -- TBR

Robert Traver: "Anatomy of a Murder" (1958) --TBR

Agatha Christie: "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" (1926) -- TBR

Raymond Chandler: "The Long Goodbye" (1953) -- TBR

James M. Cain: "The Postman Always Rings Twice" (1934) -- TBR

Mario Puzo: "The Godfather" (1969) -- read

Posted by: antares | Dec 26, 2017 6:54:32 PM

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