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 — 96,394 ratings
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2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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4.48 of 5 stars 4.48 avg rating — 89,635 ratings
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3 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 230,791 ratings
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4 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 45,949 ratings
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5 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 102,282 ratings
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6 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 44,196 ratings
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7 The Nine Tailors (Lord Pete...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 7,387 ratings
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8 A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 20,460 ratings
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9 The Daughter of Time (Inspe...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,418 ratings
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10 Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wim...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,994 ratings
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11 The Moonstone
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 35,129 ratings
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12 The Woman in White
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 66,927 ratings
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13 Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgli...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 15,879 ratings
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14 Murder Must Advertise  (Lor...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 10,851 ratings
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15 Black Dog (Ben Cooper & Dia...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,947 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 — 7,078 ratings
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17 Strong Poison (Lord Peter W...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 13,843 ratings
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18 Well-Schooled in Murder (In...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,383 ratings
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19 Case Histories (Jackson Bro...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 38,100 ratings
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20 Sleeping Murder (Miss Marpl...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 12,108 ratings
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21 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 82,885 ratings
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22 The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 32,864 ratings
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23 Rebus: The Early Years (Ins...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 446 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 — 7,148 ratings
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25 Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Pe...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,079 ratings
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26 4:50 from Paddington
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 17,652 ratings
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27 Handy Man
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4.95 of 5 stars 4.95 avg rating — 40 ratings
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28 A Game of Proof
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 277 ratings
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29 A Morbid Taste for Bones (C...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 17,149 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 — 8,191 ratings
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31 Resurrection Men (Inspector...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,059 ratings
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32 Devices and Desires (Adam D...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,384 ratings
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33 A Taste for Death (Adam Dal...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,602 ratings
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34 The Thirty-Nine Steps
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 11,845 ratings
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35 Black and Blue (Inspector R...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 6,672 ratings
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36 The Mermaids Singing (Tony ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,894 ratings
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37 Death in Holy Orders (Adam ...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 6,819 ratings
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38 Have His Carcase  (Lord Pet...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 7,210 ratings
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39 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 212,719 ratings
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40 A Place of Execution
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,587 ratings
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41 Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wi...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18,410 ratings
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42 Playing for the Ashes (Insp...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,416 ratings
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43 The Falls (Inspector Rebus,...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,191 ratings
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44 In the Presence of the Enem...
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45 Good Deed
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 29 ratings
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46 The Skull Beneath the Skin ...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,430 ratings
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47 The Murder Room (Adam Dalgl...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 5,963 ratings
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48 When Will There Be Good New...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 18,529 ratings
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49 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 29,157 ratings
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50 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 14,945 ratings
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51 In A Dry Season (Inspector ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,816 ratings
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52 Original Sin (Adam Dalglies...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,324 ratings
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53 Deadly Thyme
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4.63 of 5 stars 4.63 avg rating — 83 ratings
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54 Cards on the Table (Hercule...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13,726 ratings
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55 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,189,051 ratings
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56 A Dark-Adapted Eye
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,808 ratings
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57 The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgli...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 7,084 ratings
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58 Peril at End House (Hercule...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 12,652 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 — 6,025 ratings
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60 The Sculptress
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,573 ratings
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61 Tracing the Contours
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4.94 of 5 stars 4.94 avg rating — 48 ratings
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62 The Private Patient (Adam D...
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 8,557 ratings
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63 Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalg...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,091 ratings
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64 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,156 ratings
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65 One Good Turn (Jackson Brod...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 13,712 ratings
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66 Renatus 2
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4.97 of 5 stars 4.97 avg rating — 38 ratings
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67 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 6,246 ratings
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67 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 72,429 ratings
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69 Payment in Blood (Inspector...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,638 ratings
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70 A Certain Justice (Adam Dal...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,398 ratings
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71 Missing Joseph (Inspector L...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,021 ratings
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72 A Traitor to Memory (Inspec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,299 ratings
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73 Lost River (Ben Cooper & Di...
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3.63 of 5 stars 3.63 avg rating — 331 ratings
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74 Five Red Herrings (Lord Pet...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 7,164 ratings
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75 The Ice House
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,861 ratings
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76 The Crocodile Bird
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 1,387 ratings
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77 Necessary as Blood (Duncan ...
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 3,338 ratings
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78 Gallows View (Inspector Ban...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 3,854 ratings
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79 Renatus
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4.84 of 5 stars 4.84 avg rating — 51 ratings
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80 The Zombie Room
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 6,828 ratings
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81 Death of an Expert Witness ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 4,988 ratings
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82 The Elephant Tree
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 5,880 ratings
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83 A Question of Blood (Inspec...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 4,466 ratings
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84 The Complaints
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 5,720 ratings
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85 Dreaming of the Bones (Dunc...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 3,307 ratings
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86 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgl...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 7,106 ratings
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87 A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Al...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,233 ratings
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88 The Kill Call (Ben Cooper &...
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 409 ratings
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89 The Sign of Four (Sherlock ...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 36,701 ratings
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90 Shroud for a Nightingale (A...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 14,206 ratings
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91 Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2)
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 3,777 ratings
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92 Raven Black (Shetland, #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 4,899 ratings
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93 River of Darkness (John Mad...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,699 ratings
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94 The Mirror Crack'd from Sid...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 14,898 ratings
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95 In Pursuit of the Proper Si...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 6,798 ratings
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96 Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,606 ratings
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97 Thirteen Steps Down
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,912 ratings
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98 Death of a Peer (Roderick A...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 4,137 ratings
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99 The House at Sea's End
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 3,881 ratings
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100 The Chemistry of Death (Dav...
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A NL is on the way. ;-)
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