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4.12 avg rating — 24,636 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 504,633 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 15,383 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 550,534 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 48,449 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 33,172 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 369 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 119,194 ratings
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1,027 books · 578 voters · list created May 19th, 2013 by Melissa (votes) .
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Melissa 650 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3133 books
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Laura 11499 books
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Karen 2630 books
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Shanta 984 books
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Dagny 1979 books
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Bettie 15367 books
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Pixelina 3183 books
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message 1: by Phil (new)

Phil Why on earth is Stieg Larsson in this list?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'll remove those.


message 3: by Phil (new)

Phil :) - I didn't know these lists were curated :)


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads There are a few Listopia addicts (speaking personally) who are librarians.


message 5: by Encyclopedia (new)

Encyclopedia Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I'll remove those."

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest is still there.

It also seems like the works of Treyce Montoya are not a good fit for this list.


message 6: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Mar 22, 2015 10:28AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Removed S.J. Watson, Max Davine, Stuart Woods, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (all male author). Also the Treyce Montoya books, as books about handwriting analysis are not crime/mystery/thriller novels.


message 7: by Alma Q (new)

Alma Q Removed Harlan Coben, Stuart Woods & Bill Culver. I'd be greatly surprised if they turn out to be women.


message 8: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jan 31, 2017 02:50AM) (new)

Booklovinglady Phil wrote: "Why on earth is Stieg Larsson in this list?"

I've removed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It's like Alma Q said earlier, I'd be greatly surprised if the author turns out to be a woman :-)


message 9: by Patricia (new)

Patricia Sparr How can I find a book when I can't remember the author or the title but I can recall the entire plot. Looked for it here, but nothing came to me. I was such a good mystery too. I've been researching everywhere.


message 10: by Mary (new)

Mary Patricia wrote: "How can I find a book when I can't remember the author or the title but I can recall the entire plot. Looked for it here, but nothing came to me. I was such a good mystery too. I've been researchin..."

contact a librarian and regale them with the story. If they don't know the book, they should still be able to point you in the right direction.


message 11: by Booklovinglady (last edited Mar 17, 2017 02:07AM) (new)

Booklovinglady @Patricia & Mary
There is a group called What's The Name of That Book???


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