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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1)
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avg rating 4.07 — 1,783,123 ratings — published 2005
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And Then There Were None And Then There Were None (Paperback)
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avg rating 4.20 — 397,140 ratings — published 1939
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Gone Girl Gone Girl (Mass Market Paperback)
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avg rating 4.05 — 495,423 ratings — published 2012
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1)
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avg rating 3.80 — 138,672 ratings — published 2009
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One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1) One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, #1)
by (shelved 410 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.02 — 393,922 ratings — published 1994
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In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1)
by (shelved 384 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.71 — 275,615 ratings — published 2007
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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2)
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avg rating 3.74 — 1,470,754 ratings — published 2003
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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2)
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avg rating 4.19 — 567,560 ratings — published 2006
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The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1) The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)
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avg rating 3.79 — 330,538 ratings — published 2013
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Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1)
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avg rating 3.91 — 59,591 ratings — published 2003
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The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1)
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avg rating 4.11 — 61,069 ratings — published 1994
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Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1) Murder at the Vicarage (Miss Marple, #1)
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avg rating 4.01 — 107,645 ratings — published 1930
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Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17)
by (shelved 281 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.02 — 66,292 ratings — published 1937
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Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2) Two for the Dough (Stephanie Plum, #2)
by (shelved 264 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.11 — 125,365 ratings — published 1991
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Death Comes to Pemberley Death Comes to Pemberley (Hardcover)
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avg rating 3.14 — 102,496 ratings — published 2011
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Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3) Three to Get Deadly (Stephanie Plum, #3)
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avg rating 4.13 — 122,695 ratings — published 1997
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The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13) The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13)
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avg rating 3.94 — 48,195 ratings — published 1936
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Angels & Demons  (Robert Langdon, #1) Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
by (shelved 233 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.81 — 1,752,965 ratings — published 2000
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The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2) The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag (Flavia de Luce, #2)
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avg rating 3.98 — 37,460 ratings — published 2010
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The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2)
by (shelved 230 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.00 — 114,684 ratings — published 2014
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Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, #4) Four to Score (Stephanie Plum, #4)
by (shelved 223 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.16 — 115,840 ratings — published 1990
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The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3) The Body in the Library (Miss Marple, #3)
by (shelved 223 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.84 — 38,854 ratings — published 1942
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High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5) High Five (Stephanie Plum, #5)
by (shelved 210 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.17 — 102,251 ratings — published 1999
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A Study in Scarlet  (Sherlock Holmes, #1) A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1)
by (shelved 208 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.14 — 204,972 ratings — published 1887
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A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1) A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1)
by (shelved 205 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.07 — 33,520 ratings — published 1988
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Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7) Seven Up (Stephanie Plum, #7)
by (shelved 203 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.15 — 104,028 ratings — published 2001
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Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6) Hot Six (Stephanie Plum, #6)
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avg rating 4.17 — 109,263 ratings — published 2000
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A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3)
by (shelved 197 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.07 — 30,177 ratings — published 2011
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Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3) Faithful Place (Dublin Murder Squad, #3)
by (shelved 192 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.95 — 57,682 ratings — published 2010
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Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, #8) Hard Eight (Stephanie Plum, #8)
by (shelved 191 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.16 — 103,352 ratings — published 2002
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A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5) A Murder Is Announced (Miss Marple, #5)
by (shelved 189 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.93 — 26,833 ratings — published 1950
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Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1) Case Histories (Jackson Brodie, #1)
by (shelved 188 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.80 — 68,690 ratings — published 2004
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Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum, #10) Ten Big Ones (Stephanie Plum, #10)
by (shelved 184 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.12 — 86,248 ratings — published 2004
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Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2) Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs #2)
by (shelved 183 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.95 — 16,757 ratings — published 2004
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Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1) Her Royal Spyness (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #1)
by (shelved 180 times as mysteries)
avg rating 3.76 — 21,757 ratings — published 2007
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To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, #9) To the Nines (Stephanie Plum, #9)
by (shelved 180 times as mysteries)
avg rating 4.16 — 96,473 ratings — published 2003
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Diane Ackerman
“It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between.”
Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses

Dorothy L. Sayers
“The two men sat silent for a little, and then Lord Peter said:

"D'you like your job?"

The detective considered the question, and replied:

"Yes—yes, I do. I know it to be useful, and I am fitted to it. I do it quite well—not with inspiration, perhaps, but sufficiently well to take a pride in it. It is full of variety and it forces one to keep up to the mark and not get slack. And there's a future to it. Yes, I like it. Why?"

"Oh, nothing," said Peter. "It's a hobby to me, you see. I took it up when the bottom of things was rather knocked out for me, because it was so damned exciting, and the worst of it is, I enjoy it—up to a point. If it was all on paper I'd enjoy every bit of it. I love the beginning of a job—when one doesn't know any of the people and it's just exciting and amusing. But if it comes to really running down a live person and getting him hanged, or even quodded, poor devil, there don't seem as if there was any excuse for me buttin' in, since I don't have to make my livin' by it. And I feel as if I oughtn't ever to find it amusin'. But I do.”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Whose Body?

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