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 — 99,294 ratings
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2 The Complete Sherlock Holmes
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4.49 of 5 stars 4.49 avg rating — 89,604 ratings
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3 And Then There Were None
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 240,374 ratings
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4 Death on the Nile (Hercule ...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 47,078 ratings
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5 The Hound of the Baskervill...
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 106,326 ratings
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6 The Murder of Roger Ackroyd...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 45,776 ratings
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7 A Great Deliverance (Inspec...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 20,902 ratings
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8 The Nine Tailors (Lord Pete...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 7,875 ratings
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9 Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wim...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 10,238 ratings
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10 The Daughter of Time (Inspe...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 11,742 ratings
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11 The Moonstone
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 37,282 ratings
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12 The Woman in White
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 68,332 ratings
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13 Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgli...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 16,460 ratings
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14 Murder Must Advertise  (Lor...
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4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 11,098 ratings
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15 Black Dog (Ben Cooper & Dia...
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 2,025 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 — 7,247 ratings
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17 Well-Schooled in Murder (In...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 12,728 ratings
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18 Case Histories (Jackson Bro...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 39,158 ratings
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19 Strong Poison (Lord Peter W...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 14,149 ratings
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20 The Mysterious Affair at St...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 86,118 ratings
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21 Rebus: The Early Years (Ins...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 458 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 — 33,793 ratings
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23 For the Sake of Elena (Insp...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 7,307 ratings
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24 Sleeping Murder (Miss Marpl...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 12,447 ratings
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25 Busman's Honeymoon (Lord Pe...
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4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 9,292 ratings
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26 4:50 from Paddington
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 18,098 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 — 17,589 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 — 8,353 ratings
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29 A Game of Proof
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 292 ratings
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30 Handy Man
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4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 40 ratings
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31 Deadly Thyme
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4.51 of 5 stars 4.51 avg rating — 97 ratings
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32 Rebecca
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4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 217,678 ratings
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33 Resurrection Men (Inspector...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,179 ratings
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34 The Thirty-Nine Steps
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3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 12,240 ratings
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35 The Mermaids Singing (Tony ...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 8,210 ratings
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36 Devices and Desires (Adam D...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,512 ratings
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37 A Taste for Death (Adam Dal...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 6,764 ratings
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38 A Place of Execution
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4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 4,710 ratings
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39 Whose Body?  (Lord Peter Wi...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 18,961 ratings
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40 Black and Blue (Inspector R...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 6,840 ratings
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41 Death in Holy Orders (Adam ...
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 6,964 ratings
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42 Have His Carcase  (Lord Pet...
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4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 7,410 ratings
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43 Playing for the Ashes (Insp...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,587 ratings
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44 In the Presence of the Enem...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 5,628 ratings
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45 The Murder Room (Adam Dalgl...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 6,105 ratings
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46 The Falls (Inspector Rebus,...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 5,308 ratings
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47 Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs,...
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3.91 of 5 stars 3.91 avg rating — 30,182 ratings
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48 Good Deed
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4.52 of 5 stars 4.52 avg rating — 29 ratings
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49 The Skull Beneath the Skin ...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,478 ratings
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50 When Will There Be Good New...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 19,206 ratings
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51 The Wire In The Blood (Tony...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 6,195 ratings
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52 In A Dry Season (Inspector ...
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4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 3,933 ratings
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53 Cards on the Table (Hercule...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 14,130 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 — 1,226,677 ratings
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55 Dissolution (Matthew Shardl...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 15,487 ratings
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56 Original Sin (Adam Dalglies...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 4,430 ratings
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57 A Dark-Adapted Eye
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4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 3,904 ratings
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58 The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgli...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 7,214 ratings
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59 Peril at End House (Hercule...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 13,041 ratings
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60 The Private Patient (Adam D...
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 8,776 ratings
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61 The Sculptress
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 5,691 ratings
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62 The Sweetness at the Bottom...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 74,315 ratings
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63 Payment in Blood (Inspector...
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 8,843 ratings
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64 Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalg...
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 6,256 ratings
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65 Missing Joseph (Inspector L...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 6,177 ratings
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66 A Traitor to Memory (Inspec...
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 5,415 ratings
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67 The Secret of Chimneys (Sup...
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 6,335 ratings
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68 One Good Turn (Jackson Brod...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 14,052 ratings
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69 One Corpse Too Many (Chroni...
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4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 6,597 ratings
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70 Tracing the Contours
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4.92 of 5 stars 4.92 avg rating — 49 ratings
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71 The Ice House
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,004 ratings
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72 A Certain Justice (Adam Dal...
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3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 4,494 ratings
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73 Lost River (Ben Cooper & Di...
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 351 ratings
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74 Gallows View (Inspector Ban...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 3,996 ratings
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75 Renatus 2
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4.97 of 5 stars 4.97 avg rating — 39 ratings
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76 Five Red Herrings (Lord Pet...
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 7,252 ratings
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77 Death of an Expert Witness ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,122 ratings
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78 The Crocodile Bird
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,414 ratings
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79 Necessary as Blood
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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 3,491 ratings
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80 The Sign of Four (Sherlock ...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 39,227 ratings
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81 The Zombie Room
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 7,558 ratings
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82 The Elephant Tree
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 6,368 ratings
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83 River of Darkness (John Mad...
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3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 2,828 ratings
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84 The House at Sea's End
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85 A Question of Blood (Inspec...
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86 The Complaints
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87 Dreaming of the Bones (Dunc...
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 3,495 ratings
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88 The Black Tower (Adam Dalgl...
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4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 7,283 ratings
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89 A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Al...
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3.86 of 5 stars 3.86 avg rating — 5,397 ratings
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90 The Kill Call (Ben Cooper &...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 429 ratings
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91 Renatus
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4.79 of 5 stars 4.79 avg rating — 52 ratings
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92 Shroud for a Nightingale (A...
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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 14,647 ratings
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93 Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2)
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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 — 6,975 ratings
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98 Among the Mad (Maisie Dobbs...
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 7,899 ratings
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99 Thirteen Steps Down
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 1,937 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.
Forgetful!




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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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