What are the best locked-room mystery books?

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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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    Benjamin West
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Agatha Christie's The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot) is a fine example of a locked-room mystery. It also is one in the long line of Poirot books out there, and it holds up great. Christie definitely was on top of her game with this book."
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    #2The Mystery of The Yellow Room

    The Mystery of The Yellow Room
    The Mystery of The Yellow Room is a classic locked-room mystery written by Gaston Leroux. This book is credited to have established the locked-room subgenre, along with Edgar Allan Poe's The Murders in Rue Morgue.
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    Jonathan Berry
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "i liked the content of this book infarct i read it several times without realizing that i'm done with it it is awesome"
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    #3The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue is a classic mystery novel by renowned writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1841. Deemed to be the first detective fiction novel, it follows the story of C. Auguste Dupin as he solves a murder case.

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    Randy Tran
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Edgar Allan Poe is the one who develops the science fiction and detective literature. The Murder in the Rue Morgue may not be his best book but it is a great book to introduce the author to you. If you are interested in this type of mystery books you would definitely want to read his other books. "
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    #4And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None

    And Then There Were None is Agatha Christie's world-famous mystery thriller where ten strangers are lured to an island mansion by the mysterious U.N.Owen. That evening, one of the guests is found murdered. The tension escalates as the survivors realize the killer is among them and preparing to strike again.

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    Sandra Ellis
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "A classic murder-mystery book. Loved the suspense of the book and couldn't bring myself to put it down! Finished reading it so quick, I now have to go out looking for another one! Nothing will top this though"
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    #5The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes)

    The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes)

    The Sign of Four is a classic mystery novel by acclaimed British author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. First published in 1890, it is the second novel starring the famous detective Sherlock Holmes.

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    Brian Myers
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The book is quite interesting, and fun to read. I found myself losing track of time while reading it. I would highly recommend it to family and friends who enjoy a book of the genre."
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    #6Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas

    Hercule Poirot's Christmas is a novel about a mean and rich guy Simeon Lee who organized a family gathering everybody did not expect. He will play sadists moves and will make the game as deadly as he can. 

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    Laura Williamson
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Your not so typical Christmas. If you love murder and mystery, this book is a must read."
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    #7The Moonstone

    The Moonstone

    The Moonstone is a Victorian mystery novel by Wilkie Collins originally published in 1868. Considered to be the first English detective novel, it tells the story of a large diamond called the Moonstone and the people who aim to have it.

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    William Flores
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The Moonstone is arguably one of the greatest books to acquire of you are a huge fan of locked-room mysteries.There is no other book like it, and it will leave you on the edge of your seat throughout it. Wilkie Collins strikes again with this book!"
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    #8The Case of the Constant Suicides

    The Case of the Constant Suicides

    First published in 1941, The Case of Constant Suicides is a classic murder mystery novel by John Dickson Carr. It tells the story of Dr. Fell, a detective, as he tries to identify Angus Campbell's murderer in a locked room mystery.

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    Melissa Harris
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Certainly not one of the more difficult JDC locked room mysteries. It's perfectly possible to solve how the crimes were committed... but putting your finger on the criminal may be more difficult than you realize at first. However, regardless of whether you're stumped from the get-go or whether you successfully navigated to the solution, The Case of the Constant Suicides is a fun, light read that does not overstay its welcome. Typically, I hate in-book romances. They always seem forced and hackneyed, but for whatever reason, I didn't mind the one in Suicides... maybe because JDC didn't take it seriously, made it obvious from the beginning how the relationship would end up, and made as much fun out of it as possible. Heck, just about everything in the book is incredibly fun, especially the interplay between the characters, who are, I have to say, flat as playing cards, but immensely amusing."
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    #9A Morbid Taste for Bones

    A Morbid Taste for Bones

    A Morbid Taste for Bones is a historical mystery novel written by the author Ellis Peters. A Morbid Taste for Bones was published on January 1, 1994 by Grand Central Publishing. 

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    Eugene Rios
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "I am intrigued by the audio trailer. I love middle age fantasy novels and this dark story would make a wonderful read at the pool."
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    #10The Black Book

    The Black Book
    The Black Book is a book by Orhan Pamuk that tells the story of the lawyer Galip. Her wife left without any words left for him. He did not know if she is lost or ran away. He will begin to find her with only clues from the day she left. 
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    Lucía Arellano
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk is one of the more interesting reads I have had lately. It's quite a gripping mystery with so many twists you'll give up trying to guess how it ends."
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    #11Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot)

    Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot)
    Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot) is a mystery-crime fiction book written by Agatha Christie and was published in December 2001 by Harper. It follows the murder of an archaeologist's wife.
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    Gregory Campbell
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "While fans of Agatha Christie may go into her novels knowing what to expect they always end up being surprised. The environment in this one is very immersive and the characters and the mystery surrounding them are compelling. This one had me stumped until the end."
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    #12Bad Love (Alex Delaware)

    Bad Love (Alex Delaware)

    Bad Love is a mystery and suspense fiction novel written by Jonathan Kellerman. This book was first published in 1993 by the Ballantine Books. It was preceded by Devil's Waltz and followed by Self-Defense.

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    Arjun Dutta
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This looks like a great book and is exactly what I'm seeking. It's highly rated with lots of reviews, and it is the type of story that can really make the hair on my arms stand up. I definitely recommend this."

Summary

Best What are the best locked-room mystery books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)Books 29 Paid
2The Mystery of The Yellow RoomBooks 26 Paid
3The Murders in the Rue MorgueBooks 26 Paid
4And Then There Were NoneBooks 24 Paid
5The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes)Books 22 Paid
6Hercule Poirot's ChristmasBooks 20 Paid
7The MoonstoneBooks 20 Paid
8The Case of the Constant SuicidesBooks 19 Paid
9A Morbid Taste for BonesBooks 15 Paid
10The Black BookBooks 1 Paid
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