The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Colorado Kid by Stephen King

Scarlet Baby by Walter Mosley

Melancholy Baby by Robert B. Parker

I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane

The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich

Thieves' Dozen by Donald Westlake

Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs

Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers

The Shape of Snakes by Minette Walters

California Girl by T. Jefferson Parker

Skin Tight by Carl Hiaasen

The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos

The Sid Halley Mysteries by Dick Francis
Odds Against, Whip Hand, Come to Grief & Under Orders)

Early Autumn by Robert B. Parker

The Wrong Hostage by Elizabeth Lowell

The Best American Mystery Stories of 2007
Edited by Otto Penzler and Carl Hiaasen

In the Electric Mist with the Confederate Dead
By James Lee Burke.

Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman

The Caves of Steel by Isaac Isimov

Priest by Ken Bruen

Still Life by Louise Penny

Murder on the Ile Saint-Louis by Cara Black

Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The Color of Blood by Declan Hughes

Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout

The Scarlet Ruse by John D. MacDonald

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

The Best American Mystery Stories 2008
Edited by George Pelecanos and Otto Penzler

Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murder
by John Mortimer

The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell

Hold Tight by Harlan Coben

The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

The Killing Floor by Lee Child

Every Secret Thing by Laura Lippman

The Devils of Bakersfield by John Shannon

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers

The Mammoth Book of the World's Best Crime Stories
Edited by Maxim Jakubowski

The Black Ice by Michael Connelly

The Golden One by Elizabeth Peters

The Alienist by Caleb Carr

The Chicago Way by Michael Harvey

Road Dogs by Elmore Leonard

Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets
by David Simon

Desert Heat by J.A. Jance

Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow

Hardball by Sara Paretsky

The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

The Blue Hammer by Ross Macdonald

The Black Lizard Big Book of Black Mask Stories
Edited by Otto Penzler

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Barney's Version by Mordecai Richler

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

Private by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro

Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

"U" is for Undertow by Sue Grafton

The Cove by Catherine Coulter

Open Season by C.J. Box

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

Pudd'nhead Wilson by Mark Twain

The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry

The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

Eight Million Ways to Die by Lawrence Block

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen

Star Island by Carl Hiaasen

The Drop by Michael Connelly

The Sleeping Doll by Jeffrey Deaver

Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler

Let it Bleed by Ian Rankin

The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie

Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry

Defending Jacob by William Landay

The Disciple of Las Vegas by Ian Hamilton

Dog On It by Spencer Quinn

The Innocent by David Baldacci

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

Los Angeles Noir 2: The Classics Edited by Denise Hamilton

Ratking by Michael Dibdin

52 Pickup by Elmore Leonard

The Hot Rock by Donald Westlake

Booked to Die by John Dunning

Pietr the Latvian by Georges Simenon

Darker Than Amber by John D. MacDonald

Gallows View by Peter Robinson

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

Malvineau Prison by Ariel Winter
Book #1 in
The Twenty Year Death Trilogy

The Falling Star by Ariel Winter
Book #2 in
The Twenty Year Death Trilogy

Police at the Funeral by Ariel Winter
Book #3 in
The Twenty Year Death Trilogy

After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman

Curtain by Agatha Christie

City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley

Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger

The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett

Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

Raylan by Elmore Leonard

March Violets by Philip Kerr
Book #1 in the Berlin Noir Trilogy

The Bat by Jo Nesbo

The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

The Promised Land by Robert B. Parker


Eyes of a Stranger by Anne Perry

Galveston by Nick Pizzolatto

The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell

Woman with a Blue Pencil by Gordon Macalpine

The Promise by Robert Crais

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

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