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This subject contains some of the best examples of the Mystery, Crime and Thriller genres (best-sellers, award winners or otherwise notable). No more than 6 books from any one author are included with just their best works selected for inclusion.

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Agatha Christie
   wrote   
And Then There Were None
Aka 'Ten Little Indians'. Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery
Agatha Christie
   wrote   
Death on the Nile
1937.
Agatha Christie
   wrote   
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Agatha Christie
   wrote   
Murder on the Orient Express
Alexander McCall Smith
   wrote   
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency
1999. Over 15 million copies sold.
Allan Folsom
   wrote   
The Machiavelli Covenant
His first novel, it debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list and netted over 1.2 million copies.
Andrew Vachss
   wrote   
Strega
Aka 'La Sorcière de Brooklyn'. One of the Burke series. Won the Grand Prix de Littérature Policiére, the Falcon Award & Maltese Falcon Society of Japan
Boris Akunin
   wrote   
Coronation
'Coronation, or the last of the Romanovs'. Won the "Antibooker" prize in 2000 for this Erast Fandorin novel.
Boris Akunin
   wrote   
Murder on the Leviathan
3rd novel in the Erast Fandorin series, mimics the style of Agatha Christie. Leviathan was nominated for Best European Crime Novel in the Gumshoe Awards 2005.
Boris Akunin
   wrote   
The Winter Queen
1st novel of the Erast Fandorin series, subtitled "Conspiracy Novel" Made the short list for the Dagger Award in Fiction.
Chester Himes
   wrote   
Cotton Comes to Harlem
1965. Made into a feature film of the same name. Himes won France's Grand Prix de Littérature Policière
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
Blue Gold
New York Times best seller. NUMA series.
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
Inca Gold
From the best-selling Dirk Pitt series.
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
The Navigator
New York Times best seller. NUMA series.
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
Polar Shift
New York Times best seller. NUMA series.
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
Raise the Titanic
1976. First of his novels to become a bestseller. Made into a movie of the same name.
Clive Cussler
   wrote   
Serpent
New York Times Best seller. NUMA series.
Cormac McCarthy
   wrote   
No Country For Old Men
Made into a movie of the same name. Set along the United States–Mexico border in 1980, the story concerns an illicit drug deal gone wrong in a remote desert location. The title comes from the poem "Sailing to Byzantium" by William Butler Yeats.
Daniel Silva
   wrote   
The Messenger
Won The Barry Award in 2006 for Best Thriller.Best-seller.
Daniel Silva
   wrote   
Moscow Rules
#1 New York Times bestseller
Daniel Silva
   wrote   
The Unlikely Spy
1996. Debut novel and best-seller.
Dashiell Hammett
   wrote   
The Glass Key
1931.The Glass Key award (Swedish: Glasnyckeln) is named after the novel and is presented annually for the best crime novel by a Scandinavian author.
Dashiell Hammett
   wrote   
The Maltese Falcon
The novel that re-defined the private detective genre
Dashiell Hammett
   wrote   
Red Harvest
Time included Red Harvest in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005
Dashiell Hammett
   wrote   
The Thin Man
Basis for a successful film series and a 1950's television series
David Baldacci
   wrote   
Simple Genius
#1 New York Times bestseller
David Baldacci
   wrote   
Stone Cold
#1 New York Times bestseller
David Hewson
   wrote   
Semana Santa
His first book, set in Spain during Holy Week, was made into a movie starring Mira Sorvino, and won the W H Smith Fresh Talent prize for one of the best first novels of 1996.
Dan Brown
   wrote   
Angels and Demons
A professor delves into the world of the Illuminati. Best-seller.
Dan Brown
   wrote   
Deception Point
2001. Best seller.
Dan Brown
   wrote   
Digital Fortress
1998. Best seller.
Dan Brown
   wrote   
The Da Vinci Code
A trail of clues lead to an ancient secret hidden in the paintings of Leonardo da Vinci. #1 NY Times best-seller. Made into a film of the same name.
Dean Koontz
   wrote   
Brother Odd
2006. 3rd book in the Odd Thomas series
Dean Koontz
   wrote   
Forever Odd
2nd book in the Odd Thomas series. Odd Thomas is a guy with an extraordinary gift - he can communicate with the dead
Dean Koontz
   wrote   
The Good Guy
2007. A simple case of mistaken identity will cost a man his peace of mind ... and possibly his life
Dean Koontz
   wrote   
The Husband
2006
Dick Francis
   wrote   
Dead Cert
1962
Dick Francis
   wrote   
Dead Heat
Dorothy L. Sayers
   wrote   
The Nine Taylors
Her ninth featuring sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey. British Crime Writers Association - Rusty Dagger award for best crime novel of the 1930s
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
A Great Deliverance
1988. Her debut novel
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
Payment In Blood
1989
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
A Suitable Vengeance
1991
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
Well-Schooled In Murder
1990
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
What Came Before He Shot Her
2006. In a fractured family, a deadly pact with the devil leads right to Lynley's doorstep
Elizabeth George
   wrote   
With No One As Witness
2005
Eric Ambler
   wrote   
The Light of Day
Also published as Topkapi; Edgar Award for Best Novel, 1964
Erle Stanley Gardner
   wrote   
The Case of the Curious Bride
1935. Over 3 million copies sold. A Perry Mason novel.
Erle Stanley Gardner
   wrote   
The Case of the Haunted Husband
1941. Over 3 million copies sold. A Perry Mason novel.
Erle Stanley Gardner
   wrote   
The Case of the Lucky Legs
1934. Over 3 million copies sold. A Perry Mason novel.
Erle Stanley Gardner
   wrote   
The Case of the Sulky Girl
1933. Included among the 100 best crime and mystery books ever published (Crime & Mystery: the 100 best books, 1987). Over 3 million copies sold. A Perry Mason novel.
Erle Stanley Gardner
   wrote   
The Case of the Velvet Claws
1933 His first books. Sold over 3 million copies. A Perry Mason novel.
Frederick Forsyth
   wrote   
The Day of the Jackal
Received a 1972 Best Novel Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America.
Fred Vargas
   wrote   
Seeking Whom He May Devour
Hortlisted by the British Crime Writers' Association for the last Gold Dagger award for best crime novel of the year
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
   wrote   
The Judge and His Hangman
A novella. Together with 'The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel', these stories are considered classics of crime fiction, fusing existential philosophy and the detective genre.
Friedrich Dürrenmatt
   wrote   
The Pledge: Requiem for the Detective Novel
Together with 'The Judge and His Hangman', these stories are considered classics of crime fiction, fusing existential philosophy and the detective genre.
Gabrielle Lord
   wrote   
Death Delights
Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
The Blue Room
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
Maigret's Special Murder
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
Monsieur Monde Vanishes
1945
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
The Man Who Watched Trains Go By
1938
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
My Friend Maigret
1949
Georges Simenon
   wrote   
The Stain on the Snow
1948
Gillian Flynn
   wrote   
Gone Girl
2012 best-selling suspense novel
Harlan Coben
   wrote   
Deal Breaker
1995. First novel featuring the character Myron Bolitar
Harlan Coben
   wrote   
Fade Away
1996
Harlan Coben
   wrote   
The Innocent
2005. Jail-free. Matt Hunter wants to get on with his life - but a criminal is after him
Harlan Coben
   wrote   
The Woods
2007. Four teenagers vanish ...
Hilary Norman
   wrote   
Compulsion
Alex has never met anyone who likes cleaning as much as her new cleaner Frankie ..
Ian Rankin
   wrote   
Black & Blue
1997
Ian Rankin
   wrote   
Exit Music
2007
Ian Rankin
   wrote   
The Naming of the Dead
2006 Rebus and Clarke are about to find themselves out on a very dangerous limb
James Patterson
   wrote   
1st to Die
2001. The first title in the Women's Murder Club series
James Patterson
   wrote   
Along Came a Spider
1992. The 1st book in a series featuring detective, psychologist Alex Cross.
James Patterson
   wrote   
Beach Road
2006. With Peter De Jonge. Delves into the murky secrets of the rich and powerful inhabitants of the Hamptons
James Patterson
   wrote   
Cross
2006. For Alex Cross, there are bad men like Gary Soneji - and then there's the psychopath who killed his wife Maria
James Patterson
   wrote   
Double Cross
2007. Alex Cross chases a fame-seeking criminal mastermind whose gruesome murders are inducing hysteria in Washington DC.
James Patterson
   wrote   
Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
2005. First in the Maximum Ride series
James Rollins
   wrote   
The Judas Strain
2007. Sigma Force confronts an ancient flesh-eating plague dubbed 'The Judas Strain'.
James Twining
   wrote   
The Double Eagle
Janet Evanovich
   wrote   
Hot Six
2000. The first of her novels to reach Number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List. Her subsequent Plum novels have each debuted at Number 1.
Janet Evanovich
   wrote   
One for the Money
1994. Her first Stephanie Plum novel. a New York Times notable book, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1994 and a USAToday Best Bet.
Janet Evanovich
   wrote   
Seven Up
2001. Debuted at Number 1 on the Number 1 on the New York Times Best Seller List.
Jeffrey Archer
   wrote   
False Impression
2006
Jeffrey Archer
   wrote   
A Matter of Honour
1986
Jeffrey Deaver
   wrote   
The Bone Collector
1997. His first Lincoln Rhyme novel.
Jeffrey Deaver
   wrote   
The Cold Moon
2006. Racing against time takes on horrific new meaning for investigator Lincoln Rhyme
Jeffrey Deaver
   wrote   
The Sleeping Doll
2007. The first novel featuring the character Kathryn Dance. An investigator fights a duel of wits with a killer.
Jeffrey Deaver
   wrote   
The Twelfth Card
2005. She is sweet 16, bright and feisty and someone wants her dead
Jesse Kellerman
   wrote   
Sunstroke
2006. Debut novel by the son of authors Jonathan Kellerman and Faye Kellerman
Jilliane Hoffman
   wrote   
Plea of Insanity
Ambitious prosecutor Julia Valentine faces her toughest case.
John Birmingham
   wrote   
Weapons Of Choice
John D. MacDonald
   wrote   
Bright Orange for the Shroud
1964. The 6th novel in the Travis McGee series.
John D. MacDonald
   wrote   
The Deep Blue Good-bye
The first of 21 Travis McGee novels. Upon creation of this character in 1964, MacDonald received the Grand Prix de Littérature Policiere award. The mystery writer and critic H.R.F. Keating selected MacDonald's 'The Green Ripper' for his list of the 100 best crime novels.
John D. MacDonald
   wrote   
The Empty Copper Sea
1968. The 10th novel in the Travis McGee series.
John D. MacDonald
   wrote   
The Executioners
1958. Adapted into the film Cape Fear. Over 2 million copies sold. (Reprinted as Cape Fear)
John D. MacDonald
   wrote   
The Green Ripper
1979. The mystery writer and critic H.R.F. Keating selected MacDonald's 'The Green Ripper' for his list of the 100 best crime novels. won the National Book Award.
John Grisham
   wrote   
The Associate
New York Times best seller
John Grisham
   wrote   
The Firm
1991. Top ten best seller for 1991
John Grisham
   wrote   
The Pelican Brief
Sold over 11 million copies in the U.S. alone.
John Grisham
   wrote   
A Time to Kill
1989. His debut novel and a best-seller.
John Hart
   wrote   
The King of Lies
John Le Carré
   wrote   
Absolute Friends
2003
John Le Carré
   wrote   
The Constant Gardener
2001
John Le Carré
   wrote   
The Mission Song
John Le Carré
   wrote   
Smiley's People
1979
John Le Carré
   wrote   
The Spy Who Came In From the Cold
1963; Edgar Award, 1965
John Le Carré
   wrote   
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
1974
John Misto
   wrote   
The Devil's Companions
Jonathan Kellerman
   wrote   
Gone
2006
Jonathan Kellerman
   wrote   
Obsession
2007. Alex Delaware helps a young woman obsessed by her aunt's deathbed murder confession.
Jonathan Kellerman
   wrote   
Rage
2005. Alex Delaware returns in a gripping case
Jonathan Kellerman
   wrote   
When the Bough Breaks
1985 The first Alex Delaware novel
Jon Cleary
   wrote   
Four-Cornered Circle
2007. Twin sisters torn apart by love.
Julia Sheppard
   wrote   
Someone Else's Daughter
1997. Based on the true story of the life and death of Australian nurse Anita Cobby.
Karin Slaughter
   wrote   
Faithless
2005
Karin Slaughter
   wrote   
Skin Privilege
2007 Published in the USA as Beyond Reach
Karin Slaughter
   wrote   
Triptych
2006
Kate Morton
   wrote   
The Forgotten Garden
Kate Morton
   wrote   
The Shifting Fog
2007. Her debut novel. Also published as "The House at Riverton" Set in war-ravaged Edwardian England
Kathy Reichs
   wrote   
Bones to Ashes
Another Tempe Brennan novel
Kathy Reichs
   wrote   
Break No Bones
Forensic anthropologist Tempe Brennan's latest case challenge's her view of humanity
Kathy Reichs
   wrote   
Cross Bones
Biblical archaeology - Tempe Brennan looks at a case in the Holy Land
Kerry Greenwood
   wrote   
Trick or Treat
2007
Laura Benedict
   wrote   
Isabella Moon
A young girl disappears and a town facade falls away to reveal a morass of lies.
Lee Child
   wrote   
Bad Luck and Trouble
Shortlisted for Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
Lee Child
   wrote   
Die Trying
A Jack Reacher novel. 'H Smith Thumping Good Read Award winner'.
Linda Howard
   wrote   
Burn
New York Times best seller
Lisa Gardner
   wrote   
Gone
2007. Ex-FBI profiler Quincy plunges into a desperate hunt for the love of his life
Lisa Gardner
   wrote   
Hide
2006. A woman is spending her whole life running from a child killer.
Lisa Scottoline
   wrote   
Daddy's Girl
When Natalie overhears a dying request, she gets more than she bargained for.
Lisa Unger
   wrote   
Beautiful Lies
2006
Lisa Unger
   wrote   
Sliver of Truth
2007
Lynda La Plante
   wrote   
Above Suspicion
Lynda La Plante
   wrote   
Clean Cut
Two very different crimes - could they be linked?
Lynda La Plante
   wrote   
The Red Dahlia
An Anna Travis thriller
Margaret Millar
   wrote   
An Air That Kills
Millar was the wife of Ross Macdonald
Margaret Millar
   wrote   
A Beast in View
Edgar Award
Margaret Millar
   wrote   
The Listening Walls
1959
Margaret Millar
   wrote   
Rose's Last Summer
1952
Margaret Millar
   wrote   
Wives and Lovers
1954
Mario Puzo
   wrote   
The Godfather
Mark Billingham
   wrote   
Lifeless
Is Tom Thorne looking for his own destruction as much as for the killer?
Mark Johnson
   wrote   
Wasted
Martina Cole
   wrote   
The Take
After six years in jail, Freddie now thinks he's the local equivalent of the Godfather
Martin Cruz Smith
   wrote   
Gorky Park
1983. The first of the Arkady Renko series. Called the "thriller of the '80s" by Time Magazine. It became a bestseller and won a Gold Dagger Award
Martin Cruz Smith
   wrote   
Gypsy in Amber
Nominated for an Edgar Award.
Mary Higgins Clark
   wrote   
No Place Like Home
Bestseller
Mary Higgins Clark
   wrote   
On the Street Where You Live
Bestseller
Mary Higgins Clark
   wrote   
A Stranger is Watching
Bestseller
Mary Higgins Clark
   wrote   
Two Little Girls in Blue
Bestseller
Mary Higgins Clark
   wrote   
Where Are the Children?
1975. Her debut novel. Bestseller.
Matthew Reilly
   wrote   
Area 7
2001. Sequel to Ice Staion. published in over fifteen countries
Matthew Reilly
   wrote   
Ice Station
1998. International bestseller.
Matthew Reilly
   wrote   
Scarecrow
Published in over fifteen countries
Matthew Reilly
   wrote   
The Six Sacred Stones
2007
Matthew Reilly
   wrote   
Temple
1999. Published in over fifteen countries
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death
Is Carlsey ready for Agatha?--Agatha enters a quiche-baking contest
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Agatha Raisin and the Vicious Vet
There’s a new, handsome bachelor in town--Agatha competes for the attentions of a local veterinarian
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Agatha Raisin & the Fairies of Fryfam
Strange lights, a missing painting, and murder--Agatha rents a cottage in Fryfam
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Death of a Cad
Captain Bartlett is murdered on a grouse shoot--Hamish Macbeth solves the murder while wooing lovely Priscilla
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Death of a Gossip
Lady Jane misses her morning fishing lesson--Fishing school run by John and Heather Cartwright
M. C. Beaton
   wrote   
Death of an Outsider
Murder in the Scottish town of Cnothan--Constable Macbeth is there on temporary duty
Michael Connelly
   wrote   
Echo Park
An unsolved murder case from 13 years ago comes back to haunt Harry Bosch
Michael Connelly
   wrote   
The Lincoln Writer
Legal thriller from the author of the Harry Bosch series
Michael Connelly
   wrote   
The Overlook
Detective Bosch takes on international terrorism.
Michael Crichton
   wrote   
Andromeda Strain
1971. Deadly disease of extraterrestrial origin - Government satellite crashes near Piedmont, Arizona.
Michael Crichton
   wrote   
A Case of Need
1968. Medical thriller about a botched abortion. Won an Edgar Award. Written under the pseudonym of Jeffery Hudson but re-released with Crichton as author.
Michael Crichton
   wrote   
Rising Sun
1992. Murder mystery on the topic of foreign investment--Highlights Japanese-American relations
Michael Crichton
   wrote   
Sphere
1987. Enormous spacecraft discovered in the Pacific--Psychological thriller explores the nature of the human subconscious
Michael Crichton
   wrote   
State of Fear
2004 techno-thriller novel concerning eco-terrorists who attempt mass murder to support their views. The novel had an initial print run of 1.5 million copies and reached the #1 bestseller position at Amazon.com and #2 on the New York Times Best Seller list for one week in January 2005.
Michael MacConnell
   wrote   
Maelstrom
Michael has previously worked in law enforcement
Michael Robotham
   wrote   
The Night Ferry
A police officer discovers why her friend has been faking her pregnancy.
Mickey Spillane
   wrote   
The Big Kill
Over 3 million copies sold.
Mickey Spillane
   wrote   
I, The Jury
1947; character of Mike Hammer. Over 6 million copies sold.
Mickey Spillane
   wrote   
Kiss Me Deadly
1952. Over 3 million copies sold.
Mickey Spillane
   wrote   
My Gun is Quick
Over 3 million copies sold.
Mickey Spillane
   wrote   
One Lonely Night
1952. Over 3 million copies sold.
Minette Walters
   wrote   
The Dark Room
1995. The CWA Gold Dagger Award (shortlist)
Minette Walters
   wrote   
Fox Evil
2002. The CWA Gold Dagger Award
Minette Walters
   wrote   
The Ice House
1992. Her debut novelThe Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Award
Minette Walters
   wrote   
The Scold's Bridle
1994. The CWA Gold Dagger Award
Minette Walters
   wrote   
The Sculptress
1993. The Edgar Allan Poe Award in America and the Macavity Award
Nancy Huston
   wrote   
Fault Lines
Unravels a family secret dating back to WWII. Follows four generations of children and their parents.
Nicci French
   wrote   
Until It's Over
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
At Risk
A 20 year-old cold case suddenly becomes too hot to handle
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
Blow Fly
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
The Last Precinct
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
Postmortem
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
Predator
Dr Scarpetta is on the trail of a killer. But is she about to become the prey?
Patricia Cornwell
   wrote   
Trace
Dr Kay Scarpetta examines the death of a 14 year old girl
P. D. James
   wrote   
The Black Dagger
1975 CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction
P. D. James
   wrote   
The Children of Men
1992 Deo Gloria Award
P. D. James
   wrote   
Cover Her Face
1962
P. D. James
   wrote   
The Lighthouse
2007. Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award (longlistCommander Dalgliesh is called in to solve a murder on an island full of dirty secrets
P. D. James
   wrote   
The Murder Room
2003
P. D. James
   wrote   
Shroud for a Nightingale
1971. Best Novel Award, Mystery Writers of America. Crime Writers' Association (CWA) Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction
P. D. James
   wrote   
A Taste for Death
1986 CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction. Mystery Writers of America Best Novel Award
P. D. James
   wrote   
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
1973. Best Novel Award, Mystery Writers of America
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
The Big Sleep
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
Farewell, My Lovely
The first of Chandler's Philip Marlowe novels
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
The High Window
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
Killer in the Rain
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
The Little Sister
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
The Long Goodbye
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
Poodle Springs
Published posthumously by Chandler and Robert Parker.
Raymond Chandler
   wrote   
The Simple Art of Murder
Reginald Hill
   wrote   
The Stranger House
Rex Stout
   wrote   
Black Orchid
Rex Stout
   wrote   
The League of Frightened Men
!935. On list of 'Crime & Mystery: the 100 Best Books' by H.R.F. Keating
Rex Stout
   wrote   
Over My Dead Body
1940; one in a long series of Nero Wolfe novels
Rex Stout
   wrote   
Some Buried Caesar
Rex Stout
   wrote   
Too Many Cooks
Robert B. Parker
   wrote   
The Godwulf Manuscript
Parker's first novel, 1974
Robert B. Parker
   wrote   
The Judas Goat
1978
Robert B. Parker
   wrote   
Now and Then
2007
Robert Crais
   wrote   
The Forgotten Man
Robert Harris
   wrote   
The Ghost
A retiring British prime minister hires a ghost writer to write his autobiography - but the writer uncovers secrets his subject wants hidden - secrets with the power to kill.
Robert Ludlum
   wrote   
The Ambler Warning
2005. Published posthumously. Just how far will governments go to protect their dirty secrets?
Robert Ludlum
   wrote   
The Bancroft Strategy
Spy novel credited to Robert Ludlum, posthumously published on October 17, 2006.
Robert Ludlum
   wrote   
The Cry of the Halidon
1974. published using pen-name Jonathan Ryder
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
The Barbarous Coast
1956, one in a series of Lew Archer novels
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
Black Money
1966
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
The Dark Tunnel
1944, written as Kenneth Millar
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
The Doomsters
1958
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
Sleeping Beauty
1973
Ross Macdonald
   wrote   
The Underground Man
1971
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
A Dark-Adapted Eye
1987 - Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
A Demon in My View
1976. Gold Dagger for Fiction
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
A Fatal Inversion
1987 - Gold Dagger for Fiction. CWA Dagger of Daggers (best crime novel to have won the Gold Dagger award (shortlist))
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
From Doon With Death
1964. The first inspector Wexford novel
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
King Solomon's Carpet
1991. Gold Dagger for Fiction
Ruth Rendell
   wrote   
Live Flesh
1986. Gold Dagger for Fiction
Sandra Brown
   wrote   
Chill Factor
Lily is trapped in a remote cabin with a stranger who may be a serial killer
Sarah Rayne
   wrote   
Spider Light
A novel of madness, murder and the twilight in which unspeakable horrors dwell.
Sidney Sheldon
   wrote   
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
2004. His last novel
Sidney Sheldon
   wrote   
If Tomorrow Comes
1985
Sidney Sheldon
   wrote   
The Naked Face
1970. His first novel
Sidney Sheldon
   wrote   
The Other Side of Midnight
Naive American wife caught in a game of terror, passion, and revenge.
Sidney Sheldon
   wrote   
Rage of Angels
1980
Stephen Leather
   wrote   
Soft Target
Sue Grafton
   wrote   
B is for Burglar
1985. Anthony Award for Best Novel
Sue Grafton
   wrote   
F is for Fugitive
1989
Sue Grafton
   wrote   
G is for Gumshoe
1990
Sue Grafton
   wrote   
A is for Alibi
Tough feminist detective, Kinsey Millhone
Tess Gerritsen
   wrote   
The Mephisto Club
2006. Isles and Rizzoli see evil everyday. But now Satan has a wicked new disciple
Tess Gerritsen
   wrote   
Vanish
2005. Author of The Surgeon
Thomas Harris
   wrote   
Hannibal Rising
Thomas Harris
   wrote   
Red Dragon
1981. The first of the Hannibal Lector series
Val McDermid
   wrote   
Beneath the Bleeding
Dr Tony Hall is back.
Val McDermid
   wrote   
The Grave Tattoo
Val McDermid
   wrote   
Hostage to Murder
Val McDermid
   wrote   
The Last Temptation
Val McDermid
   wrote   
The Mermaids Singing
Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year
Val McDermid
   wrote   
Stranded
Walter Mosley
   wrote   
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned
1997; part of the "Socrates Fortlow" series
Walter Mosley
   wrote   
Bad Boy Brawley Brown
2002
Walter Mosley
   wrote   
Devil in a Blue Dress
Black private investigator, Ezekial "Easy" Rawlins
Walter Mosley
   wrote   
Gone Fishin'
1997
Walter Mosley
   wrote   
White Butterfly
1994


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes








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