The Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction
For the best crime/mystery novels set in Britain.
101 The House at Sea's End
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 3,222 ratings
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102 The Hanging Garden (Inspect...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 4,200 ratings
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103 Careless in Red (Inspector ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 7,658 ratings
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104 Broken Skin (Logan McRae, #3)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 2,159 ratings
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105 The Hollow (Hercule Poirot,...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,118 ratings
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106 The Leper of Saint Giles (C...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 4,992 ratings
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107 A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlo...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 101,723 ratings
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108 Monk's Hood (Chronicles of ...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 3,631 ratings
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109 The Moving Toyshop (Gervase...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,592 ratings
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110 In the Woods (Dublin Murder...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 92,359 ratings
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111 Exit Music (Inspector Rebus...
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 6,241 ratings
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111 The Strange Case of Dr. Jek...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 60,699 ratings
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113 Sacrifice
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 2,480 ratings
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114 Dark Blood (Logan McRae, #6)
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 1,465 ratings
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115 Road Rage (Inspector Wexfor...
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 1,505 ratings
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116 The Mirror Crack'd from Sid...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 13,937 ratings
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117 Fleshmarket Close (Inspecto...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 4,542 ratings
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118 Now You See Me (Lacey Flint...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 3,612 ratings
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119 Dying Light (Logan McRae, #2)
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4.08 of 5 stars 4.08 avg rating — 2,368 ratings
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120 Evil Under the Sun (Hercule...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 18,969 ratings
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121 What Was She Thinking? [Not...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 9,086 ratings
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122 The Girl Who Played with Fi...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 399,137 ratings
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123 Dark Fire (Matthew Shardlak...
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 7,221 ratings
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123 Let it Bleed (Inspector Reb...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 4,858 ratings
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125 A Tale of Two Cities
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 472,308 ratings
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126 A Mind to Murder (Adam Dalg...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 4,177 ratings
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127 Flesh House (Logan McRae, #4)
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 1,780 ratings
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128 Suspect (Joseph O'Loughlin,...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,870 ratings
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129 Clouds of Witness (Lord Pet...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 7,466 ratings
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130 Sovereign (Matthew Shardlak...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 6,310 ratings
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131 The Four Last Things (The R...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 300 ratings
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132 The Minotaur
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 1,324 ratings
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133 Death Comes for the Fat Man...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,694 ratings
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134 To Say Nothing of the Dog (...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 15,316 ratings
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135 Death of a Gentle Lady (Ham...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 2,051 ratings
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136 The Blood-Dimmed Tide (John...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 908 ratings
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137 Mourn Not Your Dead (Duncan...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,878 ratings
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138 Cold Is The Grave (Inspecto...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,990 ratings
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139 Blind Eye (Logan McRae, #5)
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 1,821 ratings
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140 In Pale Battalions
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 1,039 ratings
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141 The Weed That Strings the H...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 21,244 ratings
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142 A Red Herring Without Musta...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 15,412 ratings
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143 Hallowe'en Party (Hercule P...
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 9,792 ratings
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144 The Bridesmaid
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 856 ratings
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145 Into the Blue
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,006 ratings
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146 Wednesday's Child (Inspecto...
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 1,497 ratings
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147 Birds of a Feather (Maisie ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 9,682 ratings
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148 Still Midnight (Alex Morrow...
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3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 1,898 ratings
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149 Awakening
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 1,741 ratings
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150 Anna's Book
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 1,552 ratings
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151 The Brimstone Wedding
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,174 ratings
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151 Leave The Grave Green (Dunc...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 1,988 ratings
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153 A Fatal Verdict (The Trials...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 117 ratings
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154 Revelation (Matthew Shardla...
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 7,672 ratings
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155 St. Peter's Fair (Chronicle...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 3,419 ratings
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156 This Body of Death (Inspect...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,596 ratings
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157 Atonement
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 245,801 ratings
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158 Lonely Hearts (Charlie Resn...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 638 ratings
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159 The Tiger in the Smoke (Alb...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,742 ratings
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160 Why Mermaids Sing (Sebastia...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 2,749 ratings
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161 Last Seen Wearing (Inspecto...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,181 ratings
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162 The Crossing Places (Ruth G...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 5,359 ratings
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162 A Necessary End
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 1,359 ratings
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164 The Yard (The Murder Squad #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 4,506 ratings
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165 Northanger Abbey
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 138,492 ratings
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166 The Documents in the Case
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,015 ratings
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167 What Angels Fear (Sebastian...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 4,460 ratings
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168 Brother Cadfael's Penance (...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 1,912 ratings
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169 Piece Of My Heart (Inspecto...
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 1,769 ratings
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169 The Reckless Engineer (The ...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 87 ratings
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171 The Chimney Sweeper's Boy
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,842 ratings
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172 The Shape of Snakes
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 2,373 ratings
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173 Brideshead Revisited
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 48,570 ratings
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174 Catch Me When I Fall
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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51 avg rating — 1,471 ratings
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174 Close To Home (Inspector Ba...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,753 ratings
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176 Callander Square (Charlotte...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,014 ratings
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177 Shatter (Joseph O'Loughlin,...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 2,727 ratings
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178 The Thin Woman (Ellie Haske...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,312 ratings
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178 The Burning
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,369 ratings
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180 The Killing Doll
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 455 ratings
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180 The Valley of Fear
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 9,964 ratings
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182 Dialogues of the Dead (Dalz...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 775 ratings
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183 The Black Cat (Richard Jury...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 1,952 ratings
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184 The Blood Doctor
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3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 930 ratings
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185 The Red House Mystery
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 2,603 ratings
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186 Gallowglass
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 605 ratings
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187 At Bertram's Hotel (Miss Ma...
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3.68 of 5 stars 3.68 avg rating — 9,798 ratings
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188 Killing The Shadows
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,348 ratings
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189 Artists in Crime (Roderick ...
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4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 3,097 ratings
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190 Bold Counsel (The Trials of...
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191 The Devil's Novice (Chronic...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 2,264 ratings
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192 King Solomon's Carpet
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 686 ratings
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193 An Inspector Calls
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 4,193 ratings
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193 The First Inspector Morse O...
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4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 132 ratings
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195 What Came Before He Shot He...
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196 The Holy Thief (Chronicles ...
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197 The Scold's Bridle
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198 House of Stairs, the
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 975 ratings
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198 Before I Go To Sleep
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200 All My Enemies (Brock And K...
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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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A NL is on the way. ;-)
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Andrea Clark Does anyone read Michael Robotham? Without question, he is my current favorite.


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