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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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 87,692 ratings
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2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 79,509 ratings
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3 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 201,050 ratings
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4 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 42,496 ratings
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5 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 90,294 ratings
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6 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 39,620 ratings
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7 A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 18,729 ratings
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8 The Nine Tailors (Lord Pete...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 6,263 ratings
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9 Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wim...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,167 ratings
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10 The Daughter of Time (Inspe...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 10,467 ratings
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11 The Moonstone
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 30,170 ratings
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12 The Woman in White
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 61,761 ratings
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13 Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgli...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 13,989 ratings
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14 Murder Must Advertise  (Lor...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 9,971 ratings
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15 Black Dog (Ben Cooper & Dia...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 1,660 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 — 6,559 ratings
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17 Strong Poison (Lord Peter W...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 12,333 ratings
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18 Case Histories (Jackson Bro...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 34,724 ratings
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19 Well-Schooled in Murder (In...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 11,304 ratings
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20 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 73,561 ratings
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21 Rebus: The Early Years (Kno...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 383 ratings
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22 Sleeping Murder (Miss Marpl...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 11,149 ratings
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23 Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Pe...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 8,339 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 — 6,669 ratings
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25 A Morbid Taste for Bones (C...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 15,918 ratings
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26 The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 30,134 ratings
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27 A Game of Proof
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 193 ratings
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28 The Face of a Stranger (Wil...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 7,492 ratings
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29 Resurrection Men (Inspector...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,654 ratings
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30 Devices and Desires (Adam D...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,884 ratings
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31 4:50 from Paddington
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 16,295 ratings
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32 The Mermaids Singing (Tony ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,840 ratings
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33 Death in Holy Orders (Adam ...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,372 ratings
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34 A Taste for Death (Adam Dal...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 5,967 ratings
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35 Have His Carcase  (Lord Pet...
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 6,496 ratings
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36 Black and Blue (Inspector R...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 6,117 ratings
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37 Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wi...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16,540 ratings
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38 The Falls (Inspector Rebus,...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,774 ratings
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39 A Place Of Execution
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,156 ratings
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40 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 189,894 ratings
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41 Good Deed
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4.66 of 5 stars 4.66 avg rating — 29 ratings
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42 The Skull Beneath the Skin ...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,247 ratings
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43 The Murder Room (Adam Dalgl...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,574 ratings
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44 In the Presence of the Enem...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 5,049 ratings
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45 Playing for the Ashes (Insp...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,706 ratings
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46 When Will There Be Good New...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 16,869 ratings
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47 The Thirty-Nine Steps
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 10,495 ratings
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48 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 13,168 ratings
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49 In A Dry Season (Inspector ...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 3,346 ratings
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50 Original Sin (Adam Dalglies...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 3,952 ratings
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51 A Dark-Adapted Eye
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,400 ratings
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52 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 25,734 ratings
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53 The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgli...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 6,571 ratings
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54 The Sculptress
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,119 ratings
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55 The Private Patient (Adam D...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 7,916 ratings
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56 Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalg...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,470 ratings
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57 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 5,405 ratings
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58 A Certain Justice (Adam Dal...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,041 ratings
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59 The Wire In The Blood (Tony...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 5,420 ratings
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60 Lost River (Ben Cooper & Di...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 277 ratings
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61 One Good Turn (Jackson Brod...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 12,417 ratings
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62 Five Red Herrings (Lord Pet...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 6,833 ratings
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63 Cards on the Table (Hercule...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 12,546 ratings
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64 Payment in Blood (Inspector...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 7,938 ratings
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65 The Crocodile Bird
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,293 ratings
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66 Missing Joseph (Inspector L...
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 5,534 ratings
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67 Peril at End House (Hercule...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 11,542 ratings
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68 A Traitor to Memory (Inspec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,893 ratings
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69 The Ice House
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,284 ratings
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70 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 4,953 ratings
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71 Death of an Expert Witness ...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 4,539 ratings
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72 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 5,732 ratings
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73 The Elephant Tree
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 4,400 ratings
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74 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgl...
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75 A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Al...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 4,689 ratings
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76 The Kill Call (Ben Cooper &...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 321 ratings
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77 Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2)
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,556 ratings
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78 River of Darkness (John Mad...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 2,465 ratings
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79 Gallows View
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,362 ratings
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80 Necessary As Blood (Duncan ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,969 ratings
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81 A Question of Blood (Inspec...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,064 ratings
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82 In Pursuit of the Proper Si...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 6,259 ratings
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83 Shroud for a Nightingale (A...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 12,811 ratings
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84 Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,776 ratings
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85 Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 4,052 ratings
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86 Thirteen Steps Down
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3.56 of 5 stars 3.56 avg rating — 1,770 ratings
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87 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 1,067,070 ratings
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88 Dreaming of the Bones (Dunc...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 2,870 ratings
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89 The Naming of the Dead (Ins...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 4,308 ratings
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90 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 65,393 ratings
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91 Beneath the Skin
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 2,223 ratings
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92 Death of a Peer (Roderick A...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 3,761 ratings
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93 The Complaints
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,927 ratings
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94 The Virgin in the Ice (Chro...
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95 Pig Island
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3.25 of 5 stars 3.25 avg rating — 2,488 ratings
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96 Where Memories Lie (Duncan ...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 2,843 ratings
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97 The Chemistry of Death (Dav...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 5,408 ratings
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98 Innocent Blood
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,398 ratings
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99 The Lake of Darkness
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 478 ratings
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100 The Sign of Four (Sherlock ...
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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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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. ;-)
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