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A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
by (shelved 437 times as detective)
avg rating 4.16 — 261,222 ratings — published 1887
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
by (shelved 398 times as detective)
avg rating 3.81 — 465,879 ratings — published 2013
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The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2)
by (shelved 305 times as detective)
avg rating 3.98 — 77,584 ratings — published 1890
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And Then There Were None And Then There Were None (Paperback)
by (shelved 281 times as detective)
avg rating 4.21 — 543,749 ratings — published 1939
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
by (shelved 268 times as detective)
avg rating 4.09 — 2,157,153 ratings — published 2005
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The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1) The Big Sleep (Philip Marlowe #1)
by (shelved 243 times as detective)
avg rating 4.05 — 131,636 ratings — published 1939
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Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1)
by (shelved 237 times as detective)
avg rating 4.03 — 266,686 ratings — published 2000
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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
by (shelved 231 times as detective)
avg rating 4.01 — 176,268 ratings — published 2014
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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
by (shelved 220 times as detective)
avg rating 4.05 — 81,956 ratings — published 1937
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The Complete Sherlock Holmes The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)
by (shelved 202 times as detective)
avg rating 4.50 — 180,889 ratings — published 1927
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
by (shelved 182 times as detective)
avg rating 4.21 — 666,896 ratings — published 2006
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
by (shelved 172 times as detective)
avg rating 3.77 — 1,637,846 ratings — published
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Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2) Fool Moon (The Dresden Files, #2)
by (shelved 165 times as detective)
avg rating 4.05 — 127,338 ratings — published 2001
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The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1) The Black Echo (Harry Bosch, #1; Harry Bosch Universe, #1)
by (shelved 163 times as detective)
avg rating 4.08 — 128,810 ratings — published 1992
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Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
by (shelved 142 times as detective)
avg rating 4.03 — 137,739 ratings — published 1930
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A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1)
by (shelved 141 times as detective)
avg rating 3.81 — 145,356 ratings — published 1982
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The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
by (shelved 140 times as detective)
avg rating 3.86 — 48,649 ratings — published 1942
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Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3)
by (shelved 134 times as detective)
avg rating 4.18 — 93,497 ratings — published 2015
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The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7) The Valley of Fear (Sherlock Holmes, #7)
by (shelved 134 times as detective)
avg rating 4.00 — 24,076 ratings — published 1915
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Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4) Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, #4)
by (shelved 131 times as detective)
avg rating 4.30 — 104,923 ratings — published 2002
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Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23) Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23)
by (shelved 130 times as detective)
avg rating 3.94 — 38,652 ratings — published 1941
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Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14) Murder in Mesopotamia (Hercule Poirot, #14)
by (shelved 126 times as detective)
avg rating 3.85 — 28,220 ratings — published 1936
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Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3) Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, #3)
by (shelved 122 times as detective)
avg rating 4.19 — 112,176 ratings — published 2001
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4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8) 4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple, #8)
by (shelved 122 times as detective)
avg rating 3.92 — 30,275 ratings — published 1957
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Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9) Lord Edgware Dies (Hercule Poirot, #9)
by (shelved 119 times as detective)
avg rating 3.88 — 19,075 ratings — published 1933
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The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #3) The Concrete Blonde (Harry Bosch, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #3)
by (shelved 116 times as detective)
avg rating 4.09 — 37,033 ratings — published 1994
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Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15)
by (shelved 116 times as detective)
avg rating 3.89 — 26,719 ratings — published 1936
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Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5) Death Masks (The Dresden Files, #5)
by (shelved 116 times as detective)
avg rating 4.32 — 97,576 ratings — published 2003
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The Big Four (Hercule Poirot, #5) The Big Four (Hercule Poirot, #5)
by (shelved 116 times as detective)
avg rating 3.61 — 23,627 ratings — published 1927
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Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1) Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross, #1)
by (shelved 114 times as detective)
avg rating 4.07 — 369,547 ratings — published 1992
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White Night (The Dresden Files, #9) White Night (The Dresden Files, #9)
by (shelved 113 times as detective)
avg rating 4.41 — 86,072 ratings — published 2007
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Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12) Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12)
by (shelved 113 times as detective)
avg rating 3.78 — 23,026 ratings — published 1935
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Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24) Five Little Pigs (Hercule Poirot, #24)
by (shelved 113 times as detective)
avg rating 3.94 — 25,951 ratings — published 1942
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Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot, #32) Cat Among the Pigeons (Hercule Poirot, #32)
by (shelved 111 times as detective)
avg rating 3.82 — 23,635 ratings — published 1959
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The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, #2; Harry Bosch Universe, #2) The Black Ice (Harry Bosch, #2; Harry Bosch Universe, #2)
by (shelved 110 times as detective)
avg rating 4.03 — 44,043 ratings — published 1993
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Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #39) Curtain (Hercule Poirot, #39)
by (shelved 110 times as detective)
avg rating 4.04 — 26,336 ratings — published 1975
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Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7) Dead Beat (The Dresden Files, #7)
by (shelved 109 times as detective)
avg rating 4.43 — 92,202 ratings — published 2005
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Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1) Killing Floor (Jack Reacher, #1)
by (shelved 109 times as detective)
avg rating 4.05 — 226,358 ratings — published 1997
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The Name of the Rose The Name of the Rose (Paperback)
by (shelved 108 times as detective)
avg rating 4.09 — 293,759 ratings — published 1980
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A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5) A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)
by (shelved 107 times as detective)
avg rating 3.95 — 33,780 ratings — published 1950
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Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
by (shelved 106 times as detective)
avg rating 3.83 — 2,144,702 ratings — published 2000
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