Mystery Books

Mystery Movies

  • Mystic River

    Three friends who grew up in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them.

  • The Ninth Gate

    Johnny Depp unlocks the gates to hell in Roman Polanski's newest thriller. Depp stars as Dean Corso, an unscrupulous rare-book dea

  • Cube

    Six ordinary strangers awaken from their daily lives to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambe

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • The Next Three Days

    Life seems perfect for John Brennan until his wife, Lara, is arrested for a murder she says she didn’t commit. Three years into

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Mystery Authors

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.

1 The Purloined Letter Edgar Allan Poe :Poe Tales 1844 *mystery
2 The Hands Of Mr Ottermole Thomas Burke 0
3 The Redheaded League Arthur Conan Doyle 0
4 The Avenging Chance Anthony Berkeley 0
5 The Absentminded Coterie Robert Barr 0
6 The Problem Of Cell 13 Jacques Futrelle 0
7 The Invisible Man G. K. Chesterton 0
8 Naboths Nineyard Melville Davisson Post 0
9 The Gioconda Smile Aldous Huxley 0
10 The Yellow Slugs H. C. Bailey 0
11 The Genuine Tabard E. C. Bentley 0
12 Suspicion Dorothy Sayers 0