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

REX STOUT'S TEN FAVORITE DETECTIVE NOVELS


Rex Todhunter Stout (1886-1975) was an American detective story writer and creator Nero Wolfe. The selection of his ten favorite detective novels was published in Vincent Starrett's Books and Bipeds in 1947.

1 LAMENT FOR A MAKER Michael Innes novel 1938
2 The Maltese Falcon Dashiell Hammett novel 1930
3 The Documents in the Case Dorothy Sayers shorts 1930
4 The Bellamy Trial Frances Noyes Hart 1927
5 The Benson Murder Case S. S. Van Dine Philo Vance novel 1926
6 The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd Agatha Christie Hercule Poirot Novel 1926
7 Call Mr. Fortune H. C. Bailey Reggie Fortune shorts 1920
8 The Cask Freeman Wills Crofts novel 1920
9 The Innocence Of Father Brown G. K. Chesterton collections 1911
10 THE MOONSTONE Wilkie Collins novels 1868