What are the best books included in the Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time?

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    #1The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)

    The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)
    Roger Ackroyd knew that the woman he loved committed suicide with an apparent drug overdose. He had received a letter of information but before he could finish, he was stabbed to death. Hercule Poirot, his friend, takes over to solve the mystery.
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    Frances Henderson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is a good Mystery Novel, I have read the reviews of this Novel and I have ordered the book. I will start reading this book today while waiting for it to arrive in the mail. I am excited to start reading this and find out what happens"
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    #2The Maltese Falcon

    The Maltese Falcon

    The detective Sam Spade gets the visit of Miss Wonderly to ask him to track down her sister. But Miss Wonderley is no who she says to be, and when Miles Archer, Spade's partner, is shot on duty, finds himself hunted. 

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    Nicole Sims
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I was given the solution of The Maltese Falcon when I was searching for best books included in the Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time. I had to do some additional searching for the list but when I found it, The Maltese Falcon is the #2 book in the list so this is the perfect solution to what I was looking for. "
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    #3The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time

    The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey is a mystery detective novel originally published in 1951. This book follows the alleged crimes done by King Richard III of England in a modern police investigation setting.

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    Ryan Ramirez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Top notch book by legendary author. What more could you want? A fine choice for the category."
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    #4Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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    Brenda Cunningham
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Although this is a classic, I had never taken the time to read it before. So I finally got around to reading it when I found this free version for Kindle. I was worried about being able to understand and follow the storyline. In the end I would have to say it's not going to be on favorite books to read list but I now have a deeper understanding of the time period and am glad that I did at least read it. "
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    #5Presumed Innocent

    Presumed Innocent

    Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow is a crime fiction novel published in 1986. This book tells the compelling story of a prosecutor facing a murder charge against him. Presumed Innocent has a film adaptation released in 1990.

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    Mick Fang
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "If you need a mystery book, check out Presumed Innocent. It is very well written and will make you feel wonder and anxiousness."
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    #6The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a historical mystery suspense thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. It is first published in 1971 and about an assassin named Jackal. 
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    Eric Ford
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This was a thrilling read. I was fascinated by all of the details related to being a professional assassin. The layering and the complexity of the story kept me riveted as the mystery unfolded. With the accuracy of the time period kept intact, this book has really genuine fell. I would probably put this on the list of greatest mysteries I have ever read."
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    #7Strong Poison

    Strong Poison

    Lord Peter Wimsey works on one of the most engaging murder cases London has seen in a decade. For the detective, there's a little doubt that the women will be found guilty.

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    Mildred Greene
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Interesting narrative and just fast paced enought o keep you engage. It is a great read no matter your age."
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    #8Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a spy thriller novel. This book is the author's first successful, best-selling novel and has earned an Edgar Award in 1979. The story is about the "The Needle" who knows the secret to Nazi victory.

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    Christopher Harper
    Written on April 19, 2018
    ""Eye of the Needle" is a captivating look at the spy world. After reading this book, I felt like hopping in a jet and becoming a spy myself. This is hands down one of the best espionage novels that I have ever read."
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    #9Farewell, My Lovely

    Farewell, My Lovely

    Farewell, My Lovely is a mystery fiction novel written by Raymond Chandler. This is the second book in the Philip Marlowe series. This book was originally published in 1940.

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    Alexander Wade
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Farewell, My Lovely is an outstandingly good mystery novel. Almost 80 years after it was written it's still considered to be one of the best."
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    #10The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye

    The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler is the sixth book in the Philip Marlowe series. It is a classic mystery fiction book about a luck war veteran protagonist. This book tells a tragedy of a love affair.

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    Jerry Gibson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book really dives deep into the life of Chandler. Chandler served in WWII and had many combat experiences. It tells of alcoholism and suicides that weren't suicides but may have been. The Long Goodbye is not as good as his later books, but it is definitely a good intro in Chandler and will give you an opening to his works."
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    #11The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

    The Woman in White is a classic mystery fiction novel written by Wilkie Collins. This 19th-century fiction book is first published in 1859. The novel tells the story of an art teacher who meets a mysterious woman dressed in white.

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    Joyce He
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The only real flaw in this densely plotted page-turner of a novel is that in the end it slightly disappoints because it promises more than it delivers. It makes the reader fall in love with its plain but resourceful heroine Marian Halcombe, and teases us with the delightful prospect that she will become the principal agent bringing the villains to justice."
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    #12The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel

    The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel

    The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel is a Mystery, Historical, Thriller, Fiction novel written by Louis Bayard. It was published May 23, 2006 by Harper.

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    Walter Richardson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This novel is unique for how it weaves in fiction and nonfiction, real places and people into fictional characters and narratives. It is a murder mystery beyond the typical police procedural that you would expect. The early 19th century settings is a great backdrop as well. It's not really for people who tend to find detective novels boring, however. It's better for the interested reader."

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Best What are the best books included in the Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)Books 27 Paid
2The Maltese FalconBooks 24 Paid
3The Daughter of TimeBooks 23 Paid
4Crime and PunishmentBooks 22 Paid
5Presumed InnocentBooks 21 Paid
6The Day of the JackalBooks 18 Paid
7Strong PoisonBooks 15 Paid
8Eye of the NeedleBooks 13 Paid
9Farewell, My LovelyBooks 11 Paid
10The Long GoodbyeBooks 10 Paid
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