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Best Mystery Novels of All Time
( Mystery Writers of America )
Author Title Year Call Number
Traver, Robert Anatomy of a Murder PS3543 .O4 A5 1958
Chandler, Raymond Big Sleep, The PS3505 .H3224 B5 1992
Hillerman, Tony Dance Hall of the Dead PS3558 .I48 D26 1973a
Forsyth, Frederick Day of the Jackal, The PR6056 .O699 D3 1987
Mosley, Walter Devil in a Blue Dress PS3563 .O88456 Z88
Puzo, Mario Godfather, The PS3566 .U9 G6 2002
Smith, Martin Cruz Gorky Park PS3569 .M5377 G6
Clancy, Tom Hunt for Red October, The PS3553 .L245 H8 1984
Thompson, Jim Killer Inside me, The PS648 .D4 C697 1997
Chandler, Raymond Long Goodbye, The PS3505 .H3224 .A6
Hammet, Dashiell Maltese Falcon, The PS3515 .A4347 M3 1928
Collins, Wilkie Moonstone, The PR4494 .M62 1988
Dickens, Charles Mystery of Edwin Drood, The PR4564 .A1 1956
Eco, Umberto Name of the Rose, The PQ4865 .C6 N613 1983
Turow, Scott Presumed Innocent PS3570 .U754 P7 1987
du Maurier, Daphne Rebecca PR6007 .U47 R4
Conrad, Joseph Secret Agent, The PR6005 .O4 S4 1990
le Carré, John Smiley's People PR6062 .E33 S55 1980
le Carré, John Spy Who Came in from the Cold, The PR6062 .E33 S6
Highsmith, Patricia Talented Mr. Ripley, The PS3558 .I366 T33 1992
Poe, Edgar Allen Tales of Mystery and Imagination PS2612 .A3 2007
Hillerman, Tony Thief of Time, A PS3558 .I45 T47 1988b
Hammet, Dashiell Thin Man, The PS3515 .A4347 A6
Greene, Graham Third Man, The PR6013 .R44 T5 1988
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mockingbird PS3562 .E353 T64
Collins, Wilkie Woman in White PR4494 .W62
Grafton, Sue A Is for Alibi
Doyle, Arthur Conan Complete Sherlock Holmes PR4620 .A2 2010
Cain, James M. Double Indemnity
Stoker, Bram Dracula PR6037 .T617 D7
MacDonald, John D. Dreadful Lemon Sky, The\
Fleming, Ian From Russia With Love
Hammet, Dashiell Glass Key, The PS3515 .A4347 A6 1999a
Burnett, W. R. Little Caesar
Crispin, Edmund Moving Toyshop, The
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient Express
Hammet, Dashiell Red Harvest PS3515 .A4347 A6 1999a
Harris, Thomas Silence of the Lambs PS3558.A6558 S522 2002
McClure, James Steam Pig, The
Leonard, Elmore Stick
Bentley, E. C. Trent's Last Case 1912 PR6003 .E7247 T73 1978
Cain, James M. Postman Always Rings Twice 1934 PS648 .D4 C697 1997
Carr, John Dickson Three Coffins, The (aka The Hollow Man) 1935
Chandler, Raymond Farewell, My Lovely 1940 PS3505 .H3224 A6
Chandler, Raymond Lady in the Lake 1943 PS3505.H3224 A6 1995C
Spillane, Mickey I, the Jury 1948
Christie, Agatha Witness for the Prosecution 1957 PR6005 .H748 W5
Capote, Truman In Cold Blood 1966 HV6533.K3 C3
Sayers, Dorothy L. Nine Tailors, The 1966
Follett, Ken Eye of the Needle 1978
Mortimer, John Rumpole of the Bailey 1980
Condon, Richard Prizzi's Honor 1982
Meyer, Nicholas Seven Percent Solution 1985
Deighton, Len Ipcress File, The 1988
Westlake, Donald E. Bank Shot 1989
Waugh, Hillary Last Seen Wearing 1990
Stout, Rex Doorbell Rang, The 1992
Sayers, Dorothy L. Clouds of Witness 1995
Tey, Josephine Daughter of Time, The 1995
Finney, Jack Time and Again 1995 PS3556.I52 T65 1995
Macdonald, Ross Chill, The 1996
Tey, Josephine Brat Farrar 1997
Tey, Josephine Franchise Affair, The 1998
Rendell, Ruth Judgment in Stone 2000
Ambler, Eric Coffin for Dimitrios, A 2001
Dostoevsky, Feodor Crime and Punishment 2001
Westlake, Donald E. Hot Rock, The 2001
James, P.D. Shroud for a Nightengale 2001
McDonald, Gregory Fletch 2002
Rice, Craig Home Sweet Homicide 2002
Greene, Graham Brighton Rock 2004
Sanders, Lawrence First Deadly Sin, The 2004
Westlake, Donald E. God Save the Mark 2004
Thomas, Ross Chinaman's Chance 2005
Wambaugh, Joseph Choirboys, The 2007
Peters, Elizabeth Crocodile on the Sandbank 2007
Greene, Graham Our Man in Havana 2007
Household, Geoffrey Rogue Male 2007
Gilbert, Michael Smallbone Deceased 2008
Lovesey, peter Wobble to Death 2008
Grisham, John Firm, The 2009
Chesterton, G. K. Innocence of Father Brown, The 2009
Sjowall, Maj and Per Wahloo Laughing Policeman, The 2009
Harris, Thomas Red Dragon 2009
Grisham, John Time to Kill, A 2009
Maugham, Somerset Ashenden 2010
Higgins, John V. Friends of Eddie Coyle, The 2010
Buchan, John Thirty-Nine Steps, The 2010
Christie, Agatha And Then There Were None 2011
Millar, Margaret Beast in View 2011
le Carré, John Little Drummer Girl, The 2011
Christie, Agatha Murder of Roger Ackroyd, The 2011
le Carré, John Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy 2011
Clark, Mary Higgins Where Are the Children? 2011
Sayers, Dorothy L. Gaudy Night 2012
Caspary, Vera Laura 2012
Sayers, Dorothy L. Strong Poison 2012
Rinehart, Mary Roberts Circular Staircase, The 2014
Sayers, Dorothy L. Murder Must Advertise 2014
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