What are the best must-read detective mystery series?

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    #1The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)

    The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)

    The Complete Sherlock Holmes collection by Arthur Conan Doyle comes in 2 volumes which tells us the story of Sherlock Holmes and why he is considered as the greatest fictional detective character of all time.

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    Judith Reyes
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "If you haven't read the Holmes books and you love mysteries you really should give them a go. These might be older stories and books, but they are pretty timeless. Absent is any of the flowery Victorian phrasing, these are told in a straightforward way that should be more closely emulated by the scores of writers following in Doyle's"
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    #2Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile

    Death on the Nile is a 1978 film based on the Agatha Christie mystery novel Death on the Nile, directed by John Guillermin. While Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board.

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    Socorro Espinosa
    Written on February 17, 2018
    "This mystery is based on a book from a well known author. It is rated 4.5 stars and is well liked. You can't go wrong with this murder mystery."
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    #3The Black Echo (Harry Bosch)

    The Black Echo (Harry Bosch)
    The Black Echo by Michael Connelly is a mystery and crime fiction novel published in 1992. This is the first book in the Harry Bosch series following the detective as he dwells into a murder case involving a man he personally knows.
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    Betty Pearson
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "The book is expensive and not something I like to read. I would rather read true crime."
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    #4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Timothy Stevens
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "This book is perfect for anyone who loves a good murder mystery book."
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    #5The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice

    The Beekeeper's Apprentice is a Sherlock Holmes pastiche fiction written by Laurie R. King as the first book in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2002 by Bantam.

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    Christopher Davidson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Like most of other novels from this author, this was great. Really fun takes on the genre, keeping a lot of the structure and themes we love while injecting a lot of clever and unique newness. Well paced and well written."
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    #6The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller Series)

    The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller Series)

    Mickey Haller is a criminal defense attorney whose work is to defend criminals of every kind: he always manages to find something that could help the drug dealer, killer or gambler he is defending. After being arrested for attacking a woman, a playboy seeks help on Mickey, a case that he doesn't hesitate to accept, but may very well end his career... and his life. 

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    Ashley Myers
    Written on March 27, 2018
    "I purchased this book on the recommendation of a friend. I usually don't read this type book, but I have to say that I am now a fan. The writing style kept me captivated and the story kept me interested until the end. I could not wait to finish the book to see how it turned out."
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    #7The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

    The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency narrates the story of Precious Ramotswe whose passion is to help people with their life problems. She gets hired to solve cases until she is in danger for the case that involves a missing 11-year-old boy.

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    Samantha Jackson
    Written on February 11, 2018
    "This book was a page stopper. I couldn't put it down. The lamp in my bedroom was on all night. "
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    #8"A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)

    "A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)

    "A" is for Alibi is written by the #1 New York Times bestselling author Sue Grafton for her alphabet mysteries series wherein she introduced the fictional detective, former cop character Kinsey Millhone.

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    Julie Rose
    Written on February 14, 2018
    "The site is the best solution, it has a great variety of mysteries."
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    #9The 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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    Lorena Vásquez
    Written on February 20, 2018
    "I absolutely love mystery books. The latest one that I read was The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. It was about a man who knew the woman that he loved had overdosed and committed suicide. He was shortly murdered after that and his friend takes over to solve the mystery."
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    #10The Narrows (Harry Bosch Series)

    The Narrows (Harry Bosch Series)
    Harry Bosch joins forces with Rachel Walling in tracking down the serial killer known as the Poet. It is the tenth novel of Michael Connelly featuring a fictional detective Harry Bosch.
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    Anthony Harper
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "The Narrows is another fantastic book in the Harry Bosch series. These detective mystery stories are always so intriguing. I love all the twists and turns that happen before the big solve at the end."
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    #11The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew)

    The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew)
    The Nancy Drew Mystery Series portrays Nancy's thrilling adventures while searching for Mr. Crowley's missing will. This original volume is the 1930 version written by Carolyn Keene.
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    Nicole Kim
    Written on February 8, 2018
    "Nancy Drew is classic mystery. Everyone should read these. Great choice. "
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    #12Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)

    Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta)

    Postmortem is a mystery thriller fiction and the first book in Kay Scarpetta series written by Patricia Cornwell. It is published in 1990 by Scribner Book Company. 

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    Emily Fu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is a part of a series, but it's still enjoyable even if you haven't read the previous books. This book had aspects that I was looking for, but the story was a little linear and boring. The character seemed charming but the story kind of killed it for me."
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    #13The Body in the Library

    The Body in the Library
    The Body in the Library is a novel about an unknown woman's body on the library floor of Colonel and Mrs. Bantry's house. Nobody knows why the woman is there and how she ends up getting murdered. Miss Marple enters to solve this mystery.
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    Paul Medina
    Written on February 16, 2018
    "never heard of it but has good reviews"
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    #14Rules of Prey

    Rules of Prey
    Rules of Prey is about a highly intelligent and mad murderer who is creating horrifying incidents in the Twin Cities. He enjoys the act of killing until a dedicated cop, Lucas Davenport becomes his worst nightmare.
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    Joseph Reyes
    Written on February 19, 2018
    "If you've ever read a murder mystery crime thriller, then you're likely already familiar with everything that happens in this book. Forget about it. "
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    #15The Man in the Brown Suit

    The Man in the Brown Suit

    The Man in the Brown Suit is a book about a young investigator who is not convinced by the accidental death of a man. She will connect the man with brown suit and his cryptic message to find the real reason behind the accidental death.

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    Gabriel Barron
    Written on February 7, 2018
    "Agatha Chrisitie is the best mystery writer ever. This book kept me guessing the entire time with a brilliant reveal at the end. Well written and very imaginative, the story took me to another time."
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    #16Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller

    Gone Missing: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This is one of Castillo's book featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Her Last Breath.

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    Julie Day
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This looks like a great story from the detective mystery genre. Rumspringa is something that not a lot of people know about and I can see this being a good way for people to learn about it. It has really good reviews and a couple people did say it was a must read. "
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    #17Ragtime in Simla

    Ragtime in Simla

    Ragtime in Simla is a Mystery, Historical, Cultural, Fiction novel written by Barbara Cleverly. It was published September 4, 2003 by Robinson Publishing. It follows the story of World War I hero Joe Sandilands.

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    Barbara Lewis
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "There is nothing better then sitting down with a good detective novel. I just finished reading Ragtime in Simla and I must say it was great. I couldn't put it down and with all the twists and turns, I couldn't sleep. The novel is a real gem and I highly recommend it. "
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    #18The Poe Shadow

    The Poe Shadow

    The Poe Shadow is a book by Matthew Pearl that tells the story of a lawyer who does not believe that Poe just died because he is a drunkard. He then investigates he will discover something that even the police did not notice.

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    Richard Lane
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "This is a great detective mystery novels by Matthew Pearl that is very fascinating and interesting. I was hooked on the first page and did not even feel like putting it down. I would highly encourage folks to read this book. "
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    #19A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery)

    A Perfect Square by Vannetta Chapman is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2012. This book belongs to Chapman's A Shipshewana Amish Mystery series. It is followed by Material Witness.

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    Ryan Contreras
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Chapman's A Perfect Square (A Shipshewana Amish Mystery) is a great detective mystery series that fans of the genre must read. The mysteries themselves are well written, the characters relatable, and the book is never boring."
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    #20The Secret Of Father Brown

    The Secret Of Father Brown

    The Secret Of Father Brown is a detective mystery fiction and the fourth book in Father Brown series written by G.K. Chesterton. It is first published in 1927. 

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    Scott Jordan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is the fourth book in this detective novel series, and is very good. It involves the secrets of the illusive Father Brown."
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    #21Close to the Bone (Brady Coyne)

    Close to the Bone (Brady Coyne)

    Close to the Bone by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1993. This is the 14th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by the Cutter's Run in 1998.

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    Olivia Guerrero
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "A great read. I would recommend this to all who love a good detective mystery."
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    #22The Incredulity of Father Brown

    The Incredulity of Father Brown

    The Incredulity of Father Brown is a detective mystery fiction and the third book in Father Brown series written by G.K. Chesterton. It is first published in 1923. 

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    Mark Wagner
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "The riveting story of a priest who solves mysteries related to the Catholic Church. Father Brown must solve the mystery based on wisdom and common-sense while keeping his vows as a priest."
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    #23Sleepyhead

    Sleepyhead

    Sleepyhead is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel written by Mark Billingham. This book was originally published in 2001 by Grove Press. It follows the story of the fictional character of Detective Tom Thorne.

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    #24Tokyo Zodiac Murders

    Tokyo Zodiac Murders

    Tokyo Zodiac Murders is from Soji Shimada, the author of more than 100 mystery novels. The story revolves around self-styled detective Kiyoshi Mitarai who must in one week solve a mystery that has baffled Japan for 40 years.

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    Victoria Weaver
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "The story begins some time back in the 1930s, and its focal point is a bizarre case known as the Tokyo Zodiac Murders. In the last will & testament of an artist under the influences of astrology and alchemy, he sets forth his plan to create the perfect woman...by killing off female relatives, including his daughters, to combine the best parts of all of them in his creation. The murders occurred, but this happened after the artist was found dead, in his studio, locked from the outside. The clues left little to go on, and solving the horrifying case became an obsession for many over the last decades. One detective, who is also a fortune teller, decides to take it on and solve it where others have failed. With the help of his friend, a fan of detective fiction, he tries to do what so many have attempted and failed over the a 40-year period of time."
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    #25The Snake Eater (Brady Coyne)

    The Snake Eater (Brady Coyne)

    The Snake Eater by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 1993. This is the 12th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by The Seventh Enemy in 1995.

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    Peter Zhang
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "William Tapply was an amazing author that creates great detective mystery series. This series is great and has universal appeal. The vocabulary is accessible to everyone and people of all ages can read and enjoy this. The price is right for all of these books too, so a person can get and enjoy the whole series at a bargain price."
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    #26Scar Tissue (Brady Coyne)

    Scar Tissue (Brady Coyne)
    Scar Tissue by William G. Tapply is a mystery fiction and legal story originally published in 2000. This is 17th book in Tapply's Brady Coyne series. It was followed by Past Tense published in 2001.
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    Louis Alvarado
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I picked this up expecting to be bored, many mystery novels are the same. This one was unique and interesting, there are some family dynamics which makes the character more realistic and likelable compared to most fiction detectives. The details in the town and cases are amazing and this kep my attention throughout."
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    #27Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder

    Sleeping Murder is a novel about Gwenda, a new occupant of an old house where odd things happen. She asked helped from Miss Marple to exorcise the house and they did not expect to solve a mystery that lies there for several years ago. 

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    Kevin Weaver
    Written on February 18, 2018
    "This was a great book for me to read while taking a cross country flight. At 256 pages total, I was able to finish it while just being on the plane back and forth between destinations. If you like mystery and have a few hours to spare, I definitely recommend this book!"
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    #28Lifeless

    Lifeless

    Lifeless is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel written by Mark Billingham. This book was originally published in 2005 by Time Warner. It was nominated for the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel.

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    Alice Nelson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Lifeless is seriously one of the best books I have ever read! This suspense thriller kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next! The end was shocking! "
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    #29The City & The City

    The City & The City

    The City & The City by China Miéville is a crime fiction and literary detective novel first published in 2009. This book has won Arthur C. Clarke Award, Hugo Award for Best Novel, and BSFA Award for Best Novel.

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    Samantha Fields
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I am a huge mystery fan just like my mother was, she was a big Cheryl Bradshaw fan. I have found my place in the literary world as well and ended up in the world of espionage and conspiracy. I won't give any spoilers, but this is a must-read for those who love to be caught between the gears of a good thrilling mystery."
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    #30Broken Harbour

    Broken Harbour
    Broken Harbour is a book by Tana French that tells the story of a detective that investigates the murder in the house of Spain family. He will discover things that he did not expect and it will lead him to the solution of the crime.

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    Jacob Beck
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "I really wouldn't recommend this book for teens but my wife enjoyed it when i purchased it for her. She said i should pick it up as well when i have some free time but wouldn't let our 13 year old read it."
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    #31Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey

    Phantom Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2008. This is the 18th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Invisible Prey published in 2007.

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    Alan Garcia
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "There is a reason the Lucas Davenport series has been around so long. The story is engrossing and well written."
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    #32Chosen Prey

    Chosen Prey
    Chosen Prey by John Sanford is a mystery and crime fiction novel originally published in 2001. This is the 12th book in Sanford's Lucas Davenport series. It was preceded by Easy Prey in 2000 and it was followed by Mortal Prey in 2002.

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    Dhruv Balasubramanium
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The Prey series is one of the more well known series/characters in the genre. The books are decent, quick and entertaining reads, however, i would not call this a best or must read series. There are a lot of authors in this genre that can spin a better tale and give a bit more depth and substance. Overall not bad, but not great."
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    #33Moonlighting in Vermont

    Moonlighting in Vermont

    Moonlighting In Vermont is the first book in the mystery fiction series A Bree MacGowan Mystery written by Kate George Bella Bree MacGowan who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of her boss.

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    Víctor Juárez
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Moonlighting in Vermont is actually a decent story, the problem I had with the book is that it is poorly edited. It seemed that words were missing throughout the story which makes the reader infer or guess what is missing. Other than that I found the story was actually pretty humorous."
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    #34Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller

    Pray for Silence: A Thriller by Linda Castillo is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2010. This is one of the books by Castillo featuring character Kate Burkholder. It is followed by Breaking Silence.

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    Evelyn Brown
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I have read many of the books in this series so wanted to get this book too. I was a little disappointed though as it didn't seem to have the same personal in-depth thinking of Kate that the previous books had. I will keep reading the new books as they become available to see how things progress."
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    #35The 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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    Verónica Orozco
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Definitely a great pick for a must-read detective book. What greater detective to read about than Sherlock Holmes. I loved it from beginning to end. I just wish the paperback copy of the book didn't cost so much but at least you can get a digital copy for free."
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    #36The Peerless Peer (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    The Peerless Peer (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    The Peerless Peer is a mystery novel written by Philip Jose Farmer. Part of the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series, it tells the story of Sherlock Holmes teams up with Greystoke to defeat a common enemy.

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    Russell Nguyen
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Peerless Peer is a pretty darn good book if you love the story of greystoke then you will love this story"
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    #37Frantic (Detective Ella Marconi)

    Frantic (Detective Ella Marconi)

    Frantic is the first novel in the Detective Ella Marconi series by Katherine Howell. It tells the story of Sophie Phillips, a paramedic, as her world turns upside down when someone shoots her husband and kidnaps her son.

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    Kimberly Thompson
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "The title of the book says it all. This is a great read for those that love a mystery that keeps you guessing until the end."
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    #38To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)

    To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Mysteries)

    To Fetch a Thief is the third book in the Chet and Bernie mystery series that is written by Spencer Quinn that tells the story of the dog and human investigators Chet and Bernie. They are set on a journey to find a missing circus elephant.

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    Juan Henderson
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "I thought this book was charming and enjoyable to read. The mystery element also kept me interested, even if it wasn't dark or gritty."
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    #39The Silence of the Lambs

    The Silence of the Lambs
    The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris is a thriller fiction novel first published in 1988. This book follows the story of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, a serial killer, as he tries to escape from FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling.
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    Raymond Gray
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This is a great solution because it is a best selling book. It is very popular and is highly recommended."
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    #40Little Green (Easy Rawlins Mystery)

    Little Green (Easy Rawlins Mystery)

    Little Green is a mystery novel written by Walter Mosley, first published in 2013 by Doubleday. It is the 12th book in the Easy Rawlins Mystery series, featuring private detective Easy Rawlins.

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    Víctor Hidalgo
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "While the book is well liked among the reviewers that know the story-line, it doesn't give insight to anybody who hasn't read any of the previous books. It should go in a bit more deeper detail to give new readers a better depiction of what is happen and a little more backstory "
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    #41Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes (Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes)

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Holmes is a pastiche written by Loren Estleman. It features the famous detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Jekyll from Robert Louis Stevenson's famous work.

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    Samuel Mendez
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "For what’s basically detective fanfic (a 2010 story about Jekyll & Sherlock) this is surprisingly good. The author stays true to the tone and style of the original authors (Doyle and Stevenson); the plot and characters are interesting; the story’s fast-paced and exciting to follow. I got this as a gift and went into it with low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised! I want to emphasize how good the author’s rendition of Doyle is; this book reads like an original Holmes story, and stands as a tribute to the great detective stories of the past. It’s also got a solid share of unexpected twists & turns, despite the characters being fairly well-known to the audience. I can’t think of any complaints, so I’m giving this a straight 5 stars. "
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    #42Bad Elephant Far Stream

    Bad Elephant Far Stream
    Bad Elephant Far Stream is a book by Samuel Hawley that tells the story of the experiences of a circus Elephant and her struggle in escaping and traveling across America. 
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    Bruce Chapman
    Written on March 1, 2018
    "Bad Elephant Far Stream is a unique take on detective mysteries in my opinion. I have never seen a story told from a view of a Elephant and that is one of the fascinating elements of the book. I also like the well researched historical parts of the book that make it a interesting story."
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    #43The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (The Three Investigators)

    The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (The Three Investigators)

    The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure is a young adult mystery fiction and the fifth book in The Three Investigators series written by Robert Arthur. It is first published in 1966. 

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    Sandra Mendoza
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "The Three Investigators are a band of young men who keep getting drawn into solving mysteries, and this time it's no different. This time, the boys are turned away from helping solve a burglary of a rare belt, but then the action comes to them! I don't want to give away too much, but the stories hold up, and are quick, satisfying reads."
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    #44The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Series)

    The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Series)
    The Concrete Blonde by Michael Conelly is a crime fiction novel published in 1994. This book is the third novel of Connelly featuring Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch as he solves another murder by a serial killer known as "The Dollmaker".
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    Danielle Wood
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch Series) is a crime fiction novel centered on an LA detective. It's a great choice for fans of the genre."
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    #45Dark Harvest (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Harvest (Maplecreek Amish Trilogy)

    Dark Harvest by Karen Harper is a mystery fiction and suspense-thriller novel originally published in 2004. This is the second book in the Maplecreek Amish Trilogy. It is preceded by Dark Road Home and followed by Dark Angel.

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    Sandra Enríquez
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I didn't think I would enjoy this book but it pleasantly surprised me. The Amish setting is a fascinating and fresh backdrop for such a thrilling mystery to play out in. "
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    #46The Spy Who Came For Christmas

    The Spy Who Came For Christmas
    The Spy Who Came for Christmas by David Morrell is a suspense thriller novel originally published in 2008. This book is set on a Christmas Eve in Santa Fe as Agent Paul Kagan is attempting to escape his pursuers.
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    Aaradhya Mukopadhyay
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I wanted in on a good mystery series, as it's a genre I really enjoy and I love following characters that grow throughout many installments. I was recommended this mystery book, the Spy Who Came for Christmas, as a good novel independently. I was hoping it would be part of a full series, as it was a great novel with a holiday theme, but it seems to be standalone. "
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    #47The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Neon Rain (Dave Robicheaux)

    The Neon Rain is a crime and mystery thriller and the first book in Dave Robicheaux series written by James Lee Burke. This fiction novel is first published in 1987. 

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    Juan Stanley
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Dave Robicheaux is a detective in New Orleans. He's worked some high profile cases, including one of a convicted murderer Johnny Massina. Massina warns Robicheaux that there is a hit out on him. He begins investigating the murder of a young girl when he uncovers a web of corruption that leads him directly face to face with his worst fear. Will he survive?"
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    #48No Second Chance

    No Second Chance

    No Second Chance by Harlan Coben is a mystery thriller book published in 2003. This novel follows the story of Dr. Marc Seidman and his unwavering resolute to save his daughter from his enemies even if it may cost his life.

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    Gary Harris
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "Im not into mysteries, but this is well written and worth the read if you are into that sort of thing."
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    #49Bruno, Chief of Police

    Bruno, Chief of Police

    Bruno, Chief of Police is a Mystery, Cultural, Crime Fiction written by Martin Walker. It is part of a series and the very first installment of said series.

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    Steven Ramos
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is one of the best detective series that I've ever read, and this is the book that started it all. It's a fascinating series filed with twists and turns that leaves you guessing and wanting more. I recommend this to anyone, not just genre fans."
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    #50The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme)

    The Bone Collector (Lincoln Rhyme)
    The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver is a crime fiction novel first published in 1997. This book tells the gripping story of Lincoln Rhyme, a forensic and criminalist of NYPD, pursuing a serial killer called "Bone Collector".
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    Willie Cox
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The novel is very interesting.In this book the police detects the criminalist "Bone Collector".The novels predicts very important facts about the criminal"
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    #51Peril at End House

    Peril at End House

    Peril at End House is a novel about detective Poirot's suspicion that someone wants to kill his friends Nick. He started investigating and gathering proof that the suspect is in Nick's inner circle, it may be a friend or relative.

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    Kathryn Allen
    Written on February 9, 2018
    "Peril at End House is one of my most recommended must-read detective mysteries in a series. I can't put any book down from this series. They are so gripping and suspenseful, I love reading them."
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    #52The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad)

    The Yard (Scotland Yard's Murder Squad)

    The Yard is a historical mystery fiction and the first book in Scotland Yard's Murder Squad series written by Alex Grecian. It is published in 2012 by Putnam Books. 

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    Brandon Carr
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is wonderful mystery story that grabs the reader instantly and will have them guessing at every turn. It is smart, wonderfully written, and is a fresh new story that isn’t played out. This novel really keeps you guessing. I am looking forward to reading more of this author. Highly recommended!"
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    #53Murder in Passy (An Aimée Leduc Investigation)

    Murder in Passy (An Aimée Leduc Investigation)
    Murder in Passy (An Aimée Leduc Investigation) Mystery, Cultural, Crime Fiction written by Cara Black. It was published March 1, 2011 by Soho Crime.
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    Karen Rose
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Murder in Passy is a wonderful detective story. It has major cultural influences that make it not your typical story. The detective work is greatly influenced by Aimee’s heritage and her attitude. This would be a great book for young minority females. "
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    #54Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman)

    Exhume (Dr. Schwartzman)

    Exhume is the first book in the mystery thriller series Dr. Schwartzman written by Danielle Girard which follows the work of Dr. Annabelle Schwartzman as medical examiner for the San Francisco Police Department with homicide detective Hal Harris.

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    Angelina Ortiz
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "A thriller that you won't be able to put down. A once abused wife, now a medical examiner helping to tell the tale of the dead victims. "
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    #55The 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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    Louis Foster
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This is part of a very highly rated book in a highly rated Inspector Alan Grant Series. This would be a great place to begin if one were looking for mystery series, but this specific book is the last in the series."
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    #56The Bone is Pointed (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte)

    The Bone is Pointed (Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte)

    The Bone is Pointed is the sixth book in the crime mystery fiction series Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte written by Arthur W. Upfield which centers on Bonaparte trying to find out the truth behind the disappearance of Jack Anderson.

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    Betty Porter
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This mystery series focuses on alternative history with Napoleon Bonaparte. This mystery series was unlike anything else I've seen in the genre. I applauded the unique take Arthur Upfield took with this series."
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    #57The Music of Chance

    The Music of Chance

    The Music of Chance by Paul Auster is a mystery novel originally published in 1990. This booktells the story of a fireman named Jim Nashe and his wife who left him along with their children.

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    Tammy Montgomery
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "I love mysteries, however, just by reading the summary of what the book would be about, it doesn't capture my attention at all. It seems a bit dull to me."

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Best What are the best must-read detective mystery series
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Complete Sherlock Holmes (2 Volumes)Books 37 Paid
2Death on the NileMovies 33 Paid
3The Black Echo (Harry Bosch)Books 30 Paid
4The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 29 Paid
5The Beekeeper's ApprenticeBooks 27 Paid
6The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey Haller Series)Books 22 Paid
7The No. 1 Ladies' Detective AgencyBooks 20 Paid
8"A" is for Alibi (Alphabet Mysteries)Books 17 Paid
9The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot)Books 14 Paid
10The Narrows (Harry Bosch Series)Books 12 Paid
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