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  • Flightplan (Widescreen Edition)

    Academy Award(R) winner Jodie Foster (Best Actress, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, 1991) gives an outstanding performance in the heart-

  • Devil's Advocate

    Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.Genre:

  • Twin Peaks: The Complete Series (The Definitive Gold Box Edition)

    The Definitive Gold Box Edition of the series that became one of television's most acclaimed events finally arrives - with all 29

  • Gone Girl

    GONE GIRL -- directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn -- unearths the secrets at the heart

  • Jacob's Ladder

    A Vietnam vet, back at home in New York City, finds himself losing his grip on reality, in a horrifying way; only his friend can h

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The Best Mystery Books - Top 100

ELLERY QUEEN'S TWELVE BEST DETECTIVE STORIES


In 1950, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine took a vote of 11 experts, among them Vincent Starrett, Charles Honce, and Lew D. Feldman asking for the experts' pick of the best detective stories ever written. There were 83 detective stories nominated. The final selection of the best was as shown below. The results were published in the July 1950 issue of the magazine.

The Purloined Letter

Edgar Allan Poe :Poe Tales 1844 *mystery
The Hands Of Mr Ottermole

Thomas Burke
The Redheaded League

Arthur Conan Doyle
The Avenging Chance

Anthony Berkeley
The Absentminded Coterie

Robert Barr
The Problem Of Cell 13

Jacques Futrelle
The Invisible Man

G. K. Chesterton
Naboths Nineyard

Melville Davisson Post
The Gioconda Smile

Aldous Huxley
The Yellow Slugs

H. C. Bailey
The Genuine Tabard

E. C. Bentley
Suspicion

Dorothy Sayers
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