Ten Top Crime Novels

A Listmania! list by Christopher Marr
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Malice Aforethought
1.  Malice Aforethought by Neil Morris
The list author says:
  "Best start to a book ever -- and the rest is perfect."
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Hangover Square
2.  Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton
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  "One-of-a-kind novel about obsessive love. Godlike writer."
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The Name of the Rose: including the Author's Postscript
3.  The Name of the Rose: including the Author's Postscript by Umberto Eco
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  "Jaw-dropping stuff. A book filled with Latin quotations that became a smash hit."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics)
4.  The Moonstone (Modern Library Classics) by Wilkie Collins
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  "'The first and greatest of English detective novels' -- T.S. Eliot."
$9.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews)

Brighton Rock (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
5.  Brighton Rock (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly crafted. Razors and religion in a seaside town."
$12.91   Used & New from: $1.53
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (80 customer reviews)

The Collector (Back Bay Books)
6.  The Collector (Back Bay Books) by John Fowles
The list author says:
  "Skillfully ratchets up the tension. Almost unbearable to read."
$12.02   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (187 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton
7.  The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton by Russell H. Greenan
The list author says:
  "Algernon talks to his porcelain pitcher. Trust me on this one."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Master of the Day of Judgement
8.  Master of the Day of Judgement by Leo Perutz
The list author says:
  "Austria, 1909: an actor commits suicide -- or does he? Weirdly wonderful, with an unexpected ending."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Innocents
9.  The Innocents by Georges Simenon
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  "A favorite Simenon (but I've only read about thirty). I also recommend The Rules of the Game."
Used & New from: $0.19

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And Then There Were None
10.  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "Speeds up and up with every murder."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,368 customer reviews)

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The Lady of the Manor
11.  The Lady of the Manor by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "Oh dear. A slip of the mouse, obviously. Have I no shame?"
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The Director
12.  The Director by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "Confirmed: I have no shame."
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A Little Local Difficulty
13.  A Little Local Difficulty by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "None."
$4.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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