Best mysteries

In 1995 the Mystery Writers of America put together a list of the best mysteries of all time.   Here are some of the top finishers:

The complete Sherlock Holmes.

The complete Sherlock Holmes / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Complete Sherlock Holmes comprises four novels and fifty-six short stories revolving around the world’s most popular and influential fictional detective—the eccentric, arrogant, and ingenious Sherlock Holmes.

The Maltese falcon / Dashiell Hammett

The Maltese falcon / Dashiell Hammett

Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, stars in Hammett's cooly glittering gem of detective fiction, a novel that has haunted 2 generations of readers.

Also available in the DVD and audiobook sections.

Complete stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe.

Complete stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe / Edgar Allan Poe

A complete collection of the writings of Poe, including his mysteries, fantasies, satires, and poems

The daughter of time / Josephine Tey

The daughter of time / Josephine Tey

A hospitalized English policeman reconstructs historical evidence concerning Richard III's role in the murder of Edward IV's two sons.

The moonstone / Wilkie Collins

The moonstone / Wilkie Collins

When the Moonstone, a huge diamond from India, disappears, Miss Verinder believes that her lover is the thief, but others are also suspected.

 

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