Crowdsourced BookList: A Shorthand Quickie Towards the 1001 (Part 2: Mysteries / Crime Writing)

Patricia Wentworth: Miss Silver series (The Clock Struck Twelve, Latter End)
Sharyn McCrumb: The Ballad of Frankie Silver
Georgette Heyer: Envious Casca
Martha Grimes: Man With a Load of Mischief, Old Fox Deceiv’d, Jerusalem Inn, Old Silent (Inspector Jury)
Elizabeth George: A Great Deliverance, For the Sake of Elena (Inspector Lynley)
John Grisham: A Time to Kill
Rex Stout: Nero Wolfe series
John Gregory Dunne: True Confessions
Caroline Graham: Midsomer Murders
Ngaio Marsh: Roderick Alleyn series
Robert van Gulik: Judge Dee
Henning Mankell: Wallander (Faceless Killers)
Chandler: The Big Sleep / Hammet: The Maltese Falcon
Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose
Tana French: Faithful Place
John Dudley Ball: In the Heat of the Night
Cornell Woolrich: Rear Window, The Bride Wore Black
Barbara Vine: A Dark-Adapted Eye
Colin Dexter: Morse series
John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man
Anne Perry: The Cater Street Hangman, Christmas Novellas
Val McDermid: Karen Pirie series
Ellen Wilkerson: The Division Bell Mystery
Anthony Rolls: A Family Matter
Neil Simon, H.R.F. Keating: Murder by Death
Dennis Lehane: Kenzie & Gennaro series (Gone, Baby, Gone), Mystic River
James Ellroy: L.A. Confidential
George Pelecanos: Derek Strange and Terry Quinn series, D.C. Quartet
Walter Mosley: Devil in a Blue Dress
E.W. Hornung: Raffles
Graham Greene: The Third Man
Sara Paretsky: V.I. Warshawski (Guardian Angel, Tunnel Vision)
Bodies from the Library
British Library Crime Classics anthologies (esp. Christmas)
Christie: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

 

 

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