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  • The Butterfly Effect (Infinifilm Edition)

    A young man struggling to access sublimated childhood memories finds a technique that allows him to travel back to the past. Occup

  • The Game

    There are no rules in "the game." And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton, a successful businessman who is a

  • 12 Monkeys (Special Edition)

    After the world's population is devastated by a killer virus, Cole volunteers to travel into the past to obtain a pure virus sampl

  • Prometheus

    Legendary director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) returns to his sci-fi origins in this epic adventure bursting with spectacul

  • Oldboy

    Oh Dae-su is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is abducted and

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Here you will find lists of recommended mystery books. It is a good start into the mystery genre. I haven't read all the books listed but the lists are written by mystery writers, organizations, book clubs, readers votes, etc. so they should be a good source. What is more many books appear in almost every list( ex: The Murder Of Rodger Acroyd") which is a good sign that only the top mystery books are listed. There are also lists of more recent books if you are interested in that.

 

Edgar Allan Poe Award For Best Mystery Novel ( 57 Books )
The Edgar awards are presented in the year after that of the publication of the work. The following is the lis ...

Crime Writers' Association's Macallan Gold Dagger For Fiction ( 53 Books )
The Crime Writers Association of Great Britain was founded in 1953 and is open to published writers of crime f ...

Nero Wolfe Award For Best "fair-play" Mystery Novel ( 29 Books )
Presented annually for the novel that best captures the spirit and fair-play aspects of the Nero Wolfe novels. ...

Shamus Award For Best Private Eye Novel ( 29 Books )
The Private Eye Writers of America confer the Shamus Award. Eligible novels feature a "private eye" character ...

Edgar Allan Poe Award For Best First Mystery Novel ( 65 Books )
Founded in 1945, the Mystery Writers of America is the preeminent American organization of mystery writers. Ea ...

John Creasey Memorial Award For Best First Crime Novel ( 37 Books )
While the Crime Writers' Association of Great Britain began presenting awards for excellence in crime writing ...

Agatha Award For Best Cozy Mystery Novel ( 22 Books )
"The Agatha Awards, named for MALICE inspiration Agatha Christie, are awarded for the Best Novel, First Myster ...

Macavity Award For Best Mystery Novel ( 23 Books )
Nominees for and the winners of the Macavity Awards are selected by the members of Mystery Readers Internation ...

Anthony Award For Best Mystery Novel ( 24 Books )
This award for the Best Novel of the Year is named for Anthony Boucher, a writer, critic, and fan of the myste ...

Booksellers 100 Favorite Mysteries Of The Twentieth Century ( 96 Books )
Members of the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association compiled a list released in January 2000 of their 1 ...

Lachman's One Hundred Notable American Novels Of Detection ( 100 Books )
In his A Reader's Guide to the American Novel of Detection (1993), Marvin Lachman includes a list of "One Hund ...

Lehman's Recommended Detective Novels And Stories ( 85 Books )
In his book, The Perfect Murder: A study in Detection (1989), David Lehman provides a list of recommended titl ...

Winks' Personal Favorites In Detective Fiction ( 304 Books )
In the Appendix to his Detective Fiction, A Collection of Critical Essays, Robin W. Winks includes "A Personal ...

Keatings 100 Best Crime And Mystery Books ( 97 Books )
H. R. F. Keating was the crime books reviewer for the London Times for 15 years, a former chairman of the Brit ...

Bourgeau's Classic Mystery Books ( 209 Books )
In his Mystery Lovers Companion of 1986, Art Bourgeau uses a rating scheme of one to five daggers to indicate ...

Oleksiw's 100 Classic British Mystery Novels ( 108 Books )
In A Readers Guide to the Classic British Mystery (1988), Susan Oleksiw listed “one hundred nov ...

Barzun And Taylor's Classic Crime Novels ( 90 Books )
Jacques Barzun and Wendell Hertig Taylor in their A Catalogue of Crime (Rev. & Enl. Edition, 1989) include des ...

Symons 100 Best Crime Stories ( 100 Books )
Julian Symons was awarded the British Crime Writer's Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for lifetime achieveme ...

Haycraft-queen Cornerstones, A Definitive Library Of Detective, Crime And Mystery Fiction 1748-1952 ( 182 Books )
In 1941, Howard Haycraft compiled a list of detective stories for a book entitled Murder for Pleasure: The Lif ...

Haycrafts Detective Story Bookshelf ( 75 Books )
This list was compiled by Howard Haycraft and published in 1941 in Murder for Pleasure: The Life and Times of ...

Rex Stout's Ten Favorite Detective Novels ( 10 Books )
Rex Todhunter Stout (1886-1975) was an American detective story writer and creator Nero Wolfe. The selection o ...

Ellery Queen's Twelve Best Detective Stories ( 12 Books )
In 1950, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine took a vote of 11 experts, among them Vincent Starrett, Charles Honce ...

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