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The Best Mystery Books - Top 100


Members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association compiled a list released in January 2000 of their 100 Favorite Mysteries of the century. It was agreed that each author would appear on the list only once. The Association is a trade association for owners of businesses wholly or substantially devoted to the sale of mysteries. As of January 2000 the group represented 58 stores in the United States and Canada.

The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd

Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Novel 1926
The Circular Staircase

Mary Roberts Rinehart Miss Cornelia Van Gorder 1907
The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle novels 1902
A Coffin For Demetrios

Eric Ambler
Aunt Dimitys Death

Nancy Atherton
Track Of The Cat

Nevada Barr
Green For Danger

Christianna Brand
The 39 Steps

John Buchan
The Postman Always Rings Twice

James M. Cain
The Thin Woman

Dorothy Cannell
Thus Was Adonis Murdered

Sarah Caudwell
The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes

K. C. Constantine
The Last Good Kiss

James Crumley
The Yellow Room Conspiracy

Peter Dickinson

Daphne DuMaurier
Time And Again

Jack Finney
Who In Hell Is Wanda Fuca

G. M. Ford
A Great Deliverance

Elizabeth George
Ldquoardquo Is For Alibi

Sue Grafton
The Killings At Badgers Drift

Caroline Graham
The Man With The Load Of Mischief

Martha Grimes
The Talented Nr

Patricia Highsmith
The Thief Of Time

Tony Hillerman
Cotton Comes To Harlem

Chester Himes
The Beekeepers Apprentice

Laurie King
Dark Nantucket Noon

Jane Langton
To Kill A Mockingbird

Harper Lee
Get Shorty

Elmore Leonard
The Deep Blue Goodbye

John MacDonald
The List Of Adrian Messenger

Philip MacDonald
Death Of A Peer

Ngaio Marsh
Sadie When She Died

Ed McBain
The Sunday Hangman

James McClure
If I Ever Return Pretty Peggyo

Sharyn McCrumb
Stranger In My Grave

Margaret Millar
Devil In A Blue Dress

Walter Mosley
Mallorys Oracle

Carol O'Connell
Child Of Silence

Abigail Padgett
The Club Dumas

Arturo Perez-Reverte
Vanishing Act

Thomas Perry
Crocodile On The Sandbank

Elizabeth Peters
One Corpse Too Many

Ellis Peters
Blue Lonesome

Bill Pronzini
A Test Of Wills

Charles Todd
Sanibel Flats

Randy Wayne White
The Wrong Murder (1940)

Craig Rice John J. Malone novel