Tuesday, 7 March 2017

The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time

1 The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
2 The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
3 The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré
4 Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
5 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
6 Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
7 Farewell My Lovely by Raymond Chandler
8 The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
9 The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
10 The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
11 The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
12 Last Seen Wearing ... by Hillary Waugh
13 The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
14 Rogue Male by Geoffrey Household
15 The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
16 Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
17 The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
18 The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers
19 And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
20 The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan
21 The Collected Sherlock Holmes Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
22 Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L Sayers
23 Tales of Mystery & Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe
24 The Mask of Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
25 The Moving Toyshop by Edmund Crispin
26 The Tiger in the Smoke by Margery Allingham
27 The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey
28 The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
29 A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine
30 The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M Cain
31 The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett
32 The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
33 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
34 Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley
35 From Russia, with Love by Ian Fleming
36 The Dead of Jericho by Colin Dexter
36 Cop Hater by Ed McBain
38 Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
39 A Judgment in Stone by Ruth Rendell
40 The Hollow Man by John Dickson Carr
41 The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berkeley
42 A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters
42 The Leper of Saint Giles by Ellis Peters
44 A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
45 The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
46 Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
47 The Lady in the Lake by Raymond Chandler
48 Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
49 A Demon in My View by Ruth Rendell
50 The Devil in Velvet by John Dickson Carr
50 A Fatal inversion by Barbara Vine
52 The Journeying Boy by Michael Innes
53 A Taste for Death by PD James
54 The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins
55 My Brother Michael by Mary Stewart
56 Bertie and the Tin Man by Peter Lovesey
56 Penny Black by Susan Moody
58 Game, Set & Match by Len Deighton
59 The Danger by Dick Francis
60 Devices and Desires by PD James
61 Underworld by Reginald Hill
62 Nine Coaches Waiting by Mary Stewart
63 A Running Duck by Paula Gosling
64 Smallbone Deceased by Michael Gilbert
65 The Rose of Tibet by Lionel Davidson
66 Innocent Blood by PD James
67 Strong Poison by Dorothy L Sayers
68 Hamlet, Revenge! by Michael Innes
69 A Thief of Time by Tony Hillerman
70 A Bullet in the Ballet by Caryl Brahms & SJ Simon
71 Dead Heads by Reginald Hill
72 The Third Man by Graham Greene
73 The Labyrinth Makers by Anthony Price
74 The Quiller Memorandum by Adam Hall
75 Beast in View by Margaret Millar
76 The Shortest Way to Hades by Sarah Caudwell
77 Running Blind by Desmond Bagley
78 Twice Shy by Dick Francis
79 The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
80 The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham
81 The Beast Must Die by Nicholas Blake (Cecil Day-Lewis)
81 Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
83 Death Comes as the End by Agatha Christie
84 Green for Danger by Christianna Brand
85 Tragedy at Law by Cyril Hare
86 The Collector by John Fowles
87 Gideon's Day by JJ Marric
88 The Sun Chemist by Lionel Davidson
89 The Guns of Navarone by Alistair MacLean
90 The Colour of Murder by Julian Symons
91 Greenmantle by John Buchan
92 The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
93 Wobble to Death by Peter Lovesey
94 Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett
95 The Key to Rebecca by Ken Follett
96 Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain
97 The Murder of the Maharaja by HRF Keating
98 What Bloody Man Is That? by Simon Brett
99 Shooting Script by Gavin Lyall
100 The Four Just Men by Edgar Wallace



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