Top 100 Mystery Novels

Here are the Top 100 Mystery Novels of all time, compiled by the Mystery Writers of America.

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01- The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1 – Arthur Conan Doyle
02- The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
03- Tales of Mystery and Imagination – Edgar Allan Poe
04 –The Daughter of Time – Josephine Tey
05 –Presumed Innocent – Scott Turow
06 –The Spy Who Came in From the Cold – John Le Carré
07 – The Moonstone – Wilkie Collins
08 – The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler
09 – Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
10 – And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie
11 – Anatomy of a Murder – Robert Traver
12 – The Murder of Roger Ackroyd – Agatha Christie
13 – The Long Goodbye – Raymond Chandler
14 – The Postman Always Rings Twice – James M. Cain
15 – The Godfather – Mario Puzo
16 – The Silence Of The Lambs – Thomas Harris
17 – The Mask of Dimitrios – Eric Ambler
18 – Gaudy Night – Dorothy L. Sayers
19 – The Witness for the Prosecution and Other Stories – Agatha Christie
20  – The Day of the Jackal – Frederick Forsyth
21 – Farewell, My Lovely – Raymond Chandler
22 – The Thirty-Nine Steps – John Buchan
23 – The Name of the Rose – Umberto Eco
24 – Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoevsky
25 – Eye of the Needle – Ken Follett
26 – Rumpole of the Bailey – John Mortimer
27 – Red Dragon – Thomas Harris
28 – The Nine Tailors – Dorothy L. Sayers
29 – Fletch – Gregory Mcdonald
30 –Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy – John le Carré
31 – The Thin Man – Dashiell Hammett
32 – The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
33 – Trent’s Last Case – E. C. Bentley
34 – Double Indemnity – James M. Cain
35 – Gorky Park – Martin Cruz Smith
36 – Strong Poison – Dorothy L. Sayers
37 – Dance Hall of the Dead – Tony Hillerman
38 – The Hot Rock – Donald E. Westlake
39 – Red Harvest – Dashiell Hammett
40  – The Circular Staircase – Mary Roberts Rinehart
41 – Murder on the Orient Express – Agatha Christie
42 – The Firm – John Grisham
43 – The Ipcress File – Len Deighton
44 – Laura – Vera Caspary
45  – I, the Jury – Mickey Spillane
46 – The Laughing Policeman – Maj Sjöwall
47 – Bank Shot – Donald E. Westlake
48 – The Third Man – Graham Greene
49 – The Killer Inside Me – Jim Thompson
50 – Where Are the Children? – Mary Higgins Clark
51 – A Is For Alibi – Sue Grafton
52 – The First Deadly Sin – Lawrence Sanders
53 – A Thief of Time – Tony Hillerman
54 – In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
55 – Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
56 – Murder Must Advertise – Dorothy L. Sayers
57 – The Innocence of Father Brown – G. K. Chesterton
58 – Smiley’s People – John Le Carré
59 – The Lady in the Lake – Raymond Chandler
60 – To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
61 – Our Man in Havana – Graham Greene
62 – The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Charles Dickens
63 – Wobble to Death – Peter Lovesey
64 – Ashenden – W. Somerset Maugham
65 – The Seven-Per-Cent Solution – Nicholas Meyer
66 – The Doorbell Rang – Rex Stout
67 – Stick – Elmore Leonard
68 – The Little Drummer Girl – John Le Carré
69 – Brighton Rock – Graham Greene
70- Dracula – Bram Stoker
71 – The Talented Mr. Ripley – Patricia Highsmith
72 – The Moving Toyshop – Edmund Crispin
73 – A Time to Kill – John Grisham
74 – Last Seen Wearing... – Hillary Waugh
75 – Little Caesar – W. R. Burnett
76 – The Friends of Eddie Coyle – George V. Higgins
77 – Clouds of Witness – Dorothy L. Sayers
78 – From Russia with Love – Ian Fleming
79 – Beast in View – Margaret Millar
80 – Smallbone Deceased – Michael Gilbert
81 – The Franchise Affair – Josephine Tey
82 – Crocodile on the Sandbank – Elizabeth Peters
83 – Shroud for a Nightingale – P. D. James
84 – The Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy
85 – Chinaman’s Chance – Ross Thomas
86 – The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale – Joseph Conrad
87 – The Dreadful Lemon Sky – John D. MacDonald
88 – The Glass Key – Dashiell Hammett
89 – A Judgement in Stone – Ruth Rendell
90 – Brat Farrar – Josephine Tey
91 – The Chill – Ross Macdonald
92 – Devil in a Blue Dress – Walter Mosley
93 – The Choirboys – Joseph Wambaugh
94 – God Save the Mark – Donald E. Westlake
95 – Home Sweet Homicide – Craig Rice
96 – The Three Coffins – John Dickson Carr
97 – Prizzi’s Honor – Richard Condon
98 – The Steam Pig – James McClure
99 – A Morbid Taste for Bones – Ellis Peters
100 – Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin

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