The Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction
For the best crime/mystery novels set in Britain.
1 Murder on the Orient Expres...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 97,495 ratings
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2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 88,226 ratings
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3 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 234,821 ratings
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4 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 46,394 ratings
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5 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 103,729 ratings
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6 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 44,758 ratings
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7 A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 20,614 ratings
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8 The Nine Tailors (Lord Pete...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 7,601 ratings
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9 Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wim...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 10,082 ratings
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10 The Daughter of Time (Inspe...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,550 ratings
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11 The Moonstone
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 35,956 ratings
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12 The Woman in White
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 67,448 ratings
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13 Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgli...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16,099 ratings
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14 Murder Must Advertise  (Lor...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 10,943 ratings
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15 Black Dog (Ben Cooper & Dia...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,976 ratings
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16 An Unsuitable Job for a Wom...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 7,139 ratings
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17 Case Histories (Jackson Bro...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 38,507 ratings
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18 Strong Poison (Lord Peter W...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 13,959 ratings
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19 Well-Schooled in Murder (In...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,517 ratings
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20 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 84,087 ratings
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21 The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 33,197 ratings
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22 Sleeping Murder (Miss Marpl...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 12,231 ratings
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23 Rebus: The Early Years (Ins...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 450 ratings
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24 For the Sake of Elena (Insp...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,199 ratings
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25 Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Pe...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,165 ratings
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26 4:50 from Paddington
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 17,849 ratings
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27 A Morbid Taste for Bones (C...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 17,298 ratings
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28 A Game of Proof
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 280 ratings
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29 Handy Man
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4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 40 ratings
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30 The Face of a Stranger (Wil...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 8,251 ratings
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31 Deadly Thyme
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4.58 of 5 stars 4.58 avg rating — 90 ratings
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32 Resurrection Men (Inspector...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,108 ratings
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33 The Thirty-Nine Steps
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 11,981 ratings
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34 Devices and Desires (Adam D...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,441 ratings
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35 The Mermaids Singing (Tony ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,005 ratings
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36 A Taste for Death (Adam Dal...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,673 ratings
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37 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 214,611 ratings
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38 A Place of Execution
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,621 ratings
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39 Black and Blue (Inspector R...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,739 ratings
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40 Death in Holy Orders (Adam ...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,875 ratings
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41 Have His Carcase  (Lord Pet...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 7,279 ratings
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42 Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wi...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18,601 ratings
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43 In the Presence of the Enem...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,541 ratings
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44 The Murder Room (Adam Dalgl...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 6,017 ratings
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45 Playing for the Ashes (Insp...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,476 ratings
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46 The Falls (Inspector Rebus,...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,242 ratings
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47 Good Deed
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 29 ratings
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48 The Skull Beneath the Skin ...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,453 ratings
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49 When Will There Be Good New...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 18,751 ratings
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50 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 29,553 ratings
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51 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 15,144 ratings
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52 In A Dry Season (Inspector ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,850 ratings
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53 Cards on the Table (Hercule...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13,873 ratings
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54 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,203,412 ratings
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55 Original Sin (Adam Dalglies...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,359 ratings
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56 The Wire In The Blood (Tony...
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 6,086 ratings
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57 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 73,143 ratings
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58 A Dark-Adapted Eye
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,836 ratings
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59 The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgli...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 7,138 ratings
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60 Peril at End House (Hercule...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 12,805 ratings
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61 The Private Patient (Adam D...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 8,624 ratings
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62 The Sculptress
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,612 ratings
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63 Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalg...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,153 ratings
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64 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,225 ratings
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65 One Good Turn (Jackson Brod...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 13,835 ratings
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66 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 6,405 ratings
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67 Tracing the Contours
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4.94 of 5 stars 4.94 avg rating — 47 ratings
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68 Payment in Blood (Inspector...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,717 ratings
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69 A Certain Justice (Adam Dal...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,437 ratings
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70 Missing Joseph (Inspector L...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,081 ratings
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71 A Traitor to Memory (Inspec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,342 ratings
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72 Lost River (Ben Cooper & Di...
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 337 ratings
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73 Gallows View (Inspector Ban...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,898 ratings
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74 Renatus 2
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4.97 of 5 stars 4.97 avg rating — 39 ratings
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75 Five Red Herrings (Lord Pet...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 7,186 ratings
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76 The Ice House
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,917 ratings
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77 The Crocodile Bird
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,398 ratings
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78 Necessary as Blood (Duncan ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 3,387 ratings
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79 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 7,155 ratings
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80 Death of an Expert Witness ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,049 ratings
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81 The Elephant Tree
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 6,116 ratings
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82 River of Darkness (John Mad...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,747 ratings
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83 The House at Sea's End
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,962 ratings
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84 A Question of Blood (Inspec...
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85 The Complaints
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,793 ratings
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86 Dreaming of the Bones (Dunc...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,391 ratings
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87 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgl...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,186 ratings
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88 A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Al...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,287 ratings
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89 The Kill Call (Ben Cooper &...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 417 ratings
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90 Renatus
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 51 ratings
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91 The Sign of Four (Sherlock ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 37,422 ratings
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92 Shroud for a Nightingale (A...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 14,421 ratings
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93 Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,808 ratings
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94 Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
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95 The Mirror Crack'd from Sid...
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96 Now You See Me (Lacey Flint...
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97 In Pursuit of the Proper Si...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 6,861 ratings
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98 Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,700 ratings
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99 Thirteen Steps Down
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,919 ratings
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100 Death of a Peer (Roderick A...
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☯Bettie☯ Canary wrote: "Still no book found like it doesn't exist. This is getting to be a real problem for me."

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Bettie wrote: "Canary wrote: "Still no book found like it doesn't exist. This is getting to be a real problem for me."

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Thanks Bettie! I am giving up for now as tired.




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Carol wrote: "I see I'm going to have to read some PD James and search for more Norah Lofts."

A NL is on the way. ;-)
It seems I have read the Moonstone but not certain.
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*Kashi* This list is quite useful. Can't wait to start reading some of this books.


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Andrea Clark Does anyone read Michael Robotham? Without question, he is my current favorite.


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Lexie Conyngham And Clare O'Beara is Irish ... some blurring here?


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