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3.80 avg rating — 42,247 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 187 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 18,611 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 13,512 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 5,684 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 5,141 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 649 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 1,066 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 118 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 16,316 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 6,444 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 663 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 5,144 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 738 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 486 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 1,279 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 4,360 ratings
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3.17 avg rating — 78 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 24,847 ratings
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721

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3.75 avg rating — 554 ratings
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721

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3.65 avg rating — 2,871 ratings
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721

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3.73 avg rating — 2,479 ratings
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721

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3.94 avg rating — 625 ratings
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721

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3.99 avg rating — 2,080 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 2,053 ratings
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3.58 avg rating — 33 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 6,862 ratings
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730

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3.79 avg rating — 774 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 547 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 1,937 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 1,439 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 1,510 ratings
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730

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3.84 avg rating — 11,376 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 165 ratings
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737

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3.89 avg rating — 662 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 639 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 6,876 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 1,094 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 441 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 1,034 ratings
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737

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3.55 avg rating — 16,958 ratings
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744

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3.80 avg rating — 514 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 675 ratings
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744

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4.31 avg rating — 18,708 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,179 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 3,371 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 4,728 ratings
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750

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4.12 avg rating — 686 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 19,782 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 516 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 19,219 ratings
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754

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3.81 avg rating — 4,470 ratings
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754

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3.78 avg rating — 1,217 ratings
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754

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4.13 avg rating — 1,105 ratings
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754

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4.33 avg rating — 20,409 ratings
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754

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4.18 avg rating — 402 ratings
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754

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3.83 avg rating — 15,273 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 44 ratings
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761

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3.97 avg rating — 9,953 ratings
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761

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4.29 avg rating — 17,803 ratings
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761

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3.71 avg rating — 228 ratings
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761

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4.26 avg rating — 2,230 ratings
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761

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3.76 avg rating — 24,447 ratings
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761

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3.72 avg rating — 49,076 ratings
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761

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3.79 avg rating — 1,312 ratings
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768

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4.19 avg rating — 555 ratings
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768

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4.27 avg rating — 19,466 ratings
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768

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3.69 avg rating — 6,620 ratings
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768

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4.10 avg rating — 2,491 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 13,354 ratings
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768

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3.74 avg rating — 44,856 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 552 ratings
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776

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4.33 avg rating — 19,261 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 972 ratings
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781

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4.18 avg rating — 62,782 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 195 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 20,720 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 85,934 ratings
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789

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4.36 avg rating — 21,752 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 77,337 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 9,603 ratings
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794

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3.82 avg rating — 1,724 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 4,191 ratings
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4.35 avg rating — 21,968 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 15,079 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 222,538 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 58,520 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 788 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 11535 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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