The Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction

For the best crime/mystery novels set in Britain.
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1,127 books · 1,137 voters · list created January 24th, 2009 by Fiona (votes) .
Tags: crime, mystery
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message 2: by Bettie☯ (new)

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."

9780340281048 works but no cover piccie
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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!




message 5: by *Kashi* (new)

*Kashi* This list is quite useful. Can't wait to start reading some of this books.


message 6: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Clark Does anyone read Michael Robotham? Without question, he is my current favorite.


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Bettie☯ Iain wrote: "Free NE UK set crime thriller - offer closes 22 Feb 2014
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message 9: by Bettie☯ (new)

Bettie☯ Anh wrote: "Jussi-Adler-Olsen"

erm Olsen is Danish and folks, Steig Larsson was Swedish


message 10: by Lexie (new)

Lexie Conyngham And Clare O'Beara is Irish ... some blurring here?


message 11: by Ariel (new)

Ariel Steig Larsson is from Sweden.


message 12: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah And the book is set in Sweden


message 13: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah The Secret History is written by a US author and the setting is in the US


message 14: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah The Memory Keeper's Daughter and The Secret History are both American books by American authors


message 15: by Rebekah (new)

Rebekah Really, My Ántonia ?


message 16: by Nono (last edited Nov 26, 2015 06:09AM) (new)

Nono The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is scandinavian not british...
&
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is german...


message 17: by Lisa (last edited May 09, 2016 01:26PM) (new)

Lisa I love The Great Gatsby but it's not a British mystery by a British author. Isn't this the Great American Novel, or at least one of them? Also, Angela's Ashes is an Irish memoir, not a mystery/crime novel.


message 18: by Lexie (new)

Lexie Conyngham Can lists be pruned? This one has become seriously confused!


message 19: by Jane (new)

Jane Jackson This list is playing it a bit fast and loose with the "British" descriptor. And actually, a good chunk of these aren't mysteries either.


message 20: by Amanda (new)

Amanda Yeah stieg Larsson is swedish wtf


message 21: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Murder on the Orient Express is set in central Europe, isn't it?


message 22: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Andrews I don't think Stieg Larsson belongs on this list. Or Gatsby, or Secret History as someone else said.


message 23: by Lexie (new)

Lexie Conyngham Vicki wrote: "Murder on the Orient Express is set in central Europe, isn't it?"

At least it's written by a British person - it's not quite as far adrift as some of them!


message 24: by Peter (new)

Peter Waller Why is Stieg Larsson on this list?


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