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3.82 avg rating — 929 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 11,920 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 285,298 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 9,179 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 18,403 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 3,131 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 3,898 ratings
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3.53 avg rating — 39,472 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 3,524 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 628,687 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 20,407 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 9,302 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 23,449 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 43,121 ratings
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217

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3.86 avg rating — 3,788 ratings
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218

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3.92 avg rating — 18,938 ratings
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219

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4.15 avg rating — 2,718 ratings
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220

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4.04 avg rating — 11,274 ratings
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221

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3.83 avg rating — 5,744 ratings
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222

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3.68 avg rating — 4,526 ratings
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222

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3.92 avg rating — 2,301 ratings
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224

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4.06 avg rating — 4,363 ratings
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225

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3.63 avg rating — 9,905 ratings
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226

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3.94 avg rating — 4,937 ratings
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227

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4.22 avg rating — 400,217 ratings
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228

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3.86 avg rating — 14,096 ratings
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229

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4.32 avg rating — 24,483 ratings
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229

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3.93 avg rating — 28,760 ratings
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231

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3.61 avg rating — 2,606 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,217 ratings
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233

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4.11 avg rating — 20,207 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 7,527 ratings
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234

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3.83 avg rating — 6,775 ratings
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236

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3.69 avg rating — 15,943 ratings
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236

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4.11 avg rating — 140,318 ratings
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238

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4.04 avg rating — 455,872 ratings
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239

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4.02 avg rating — 15,563 ratings
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239

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241

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3.99 avg rating — 2,623 ratings
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242

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4.02 avg rating — 2,325 ratings
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242

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4.17 avg rating — 6,361 ratings
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244

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4.28 avg rating — 19,661 ratings
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245

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3.90 avg rating — 6,822 ratings
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245

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4.37 avg rating — 21,629 ratings
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245

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4.01 avg rating — 15,925 ratings
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248

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4.32 avg rating — 26,034 ratings
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248

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4.03 avg rating — 9,135 ratings
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250

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251

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3.86 avg rating — 5,612 ratings
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252

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4.10 avg rating — 211 ratings
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252

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3.60 avg rating — 50 ratings
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252

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4.08 avg rating — 37 ratings
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252

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3.76 avg rating — 29 ratings
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258

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258

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258

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3.74 avg rating — 238 ratings
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258

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4.25 avg rating — 138 ratings
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258

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264

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265

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4.12 avg rating — 553 ratings
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271

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3.94 avg rating — 5,622 ratings
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273

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3.29 avg rating — 757 ratings
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276

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3.86 avg rating — 27,370 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 12,302 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 17,971 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 55,628 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 1,626 ratings
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1,028 books · 582 voters · list created May 19th, 2013 by Melissa (votes) .
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Melissa 650 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3136 books
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Laura 11538 books
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Karen 2637 books
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Shanta 986 books
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Dagny 1979 books
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Bettie 15381 books
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Pixelina 3198 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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