Mystery Books

  • Missing Susan (Elizabeth MacPherson)

    Edgar Award winner Sharyn McCrumb brings you her sixth Elizabeh MacPherson mystery novel.The unsinkable Elizabeth is on tour o

  • The Deer Leap

    In a village plagued by missing pets, Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant face the worst of human natu

  • Blue Light

    The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens"

  • Once Were Cops

    Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife ed

  • The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club)

    Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. From hospital murders to explosive court battles, the Women's Murde

  • As You Wish

    Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and, mo

  • The Firm: A Novel

    When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on th

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

  • The Arrival

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

  • Devil's Advocate

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

  • Fallen (Snap Case Packaging)

    A homicide cop, Denzel Washington, hunts a satanic force that shifts from one human host to another in this taut, terrific superna

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Mystery Authors

The Best Mystery Books - Top 100

NERO WOLFE AWARD FOR BEST "FAIR-PLAY" MYSTERY NOVEL


Presented annually for the novel that best captures the spirit and fair-play aspects of the Nero Wolfe novels. The award is presented at the Black Orchid Banquet, which is traditionally held on the first Saturday in December in New York City.

1 Though Not Dead / A Kate Shugak Novel Dana Stabenow 2012
2 Dead Anyway Chris Knopf 2012
3 Bury Your Dead Louise Penny Chief Inspector Gamache 2011
4 FACES OF THE GONE Brad Parks 2010
5 The Tenth Case Joseph Teller 2009
6 ANATOMY OF FEAR Jonathan Santlofer 2008
7 All Mortal Flesh Julia Spencerfleming 2007
8 Vanish Tess Gerritsen Rizzoli/Isles series novels 2005
9 The Enemy Lee Child novels 2004
10 Fear Itself Walter Mosley 2004
11 Winter And Night S. J. Rozan 2003
12 The Deadhouse Linda Fairstein 2002
13 Sugar House Laura Lippman Tess Monaghan 2001
14 Coyote Revenge Fred Harris 2000
15 The Bone Collector Jeffery Deaver Lincoln Rhyme novels 1997
16 Sacred Dennis Lehane The Kenzie-Gennaro novels novels 1997
17 The Poet Michael Connelly Jack McEvoy series novels 1996
18 A Monstrous Regiment Of Women Laurie King 1996
19 She Walks These Hills Sharyn McCrumb Spencer Arrowood, Appalachian sheriff novels 1994
20 Old Scores Aaron Elkins Chris Norgren novel 1994
21 Booked To Die John Dunning 1992
22 A Scandel In Belgravia Robert Barnard 1992
23 Coyote Waits Tony Hillerman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn novel 1990
24 The Corpse In Oozaks Pond Charlotte MacLeod 1987
25 Murder In E Minor Robert Goldsborough 1986
26 Sleeping Dog Dick Lochte 1985
27 Emily Dickinson Is Dead Jane Langton 1984
28 The Anodyne Necklace Martha Grimes Richard Jury novels 1983
29 Past Present And Murder Hugh Pentecost 1982
30 Death In A Tenured Position Amanda Cross 1981
31 Burn This Helen McCloy 1980
32 The Burgar Who Liked To Quote Kipling Lawrence Block 1979