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

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