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UK 100 Crime Books and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime: The Readers Vote

The Amazon Editors got together and chose 100 Crime Books and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime. We want to know what you think. What books would you choose? Add your favourites and vote below.
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Emma 0 books
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Jenger 5574 books
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Phillip 4848 books
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Bobbie 4535 books
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Susanna - Censored by GoodReads 3289 books
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Twiggy 1415 books
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Fiona 2220 books
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Jana 104 books
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message 1: by Julian (new)

Julian White There are omissions - and why so many multiple entries for some authors (Kathy Reichs, Ian Rankin - I suppose a case might be argued for Agatha Christie)? And Conan Doyle has two books as one entry...

How about 'The Moving Toyshop' by Edmund Crispen? Or something by Josephine Tey?


message 2: by Ken (new)

Ken It doesn't claim to be a list of the top 100, but it is supposed to be "UK 100 Crime Books and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime", so one has to wonder why a Reichs' effort, for example, is even listed.

No point in entering a discussion with someone who would argue against Agatha Christie's inclusion on the list.


message 3: by Norma (new)

Norma Taylor Reginald Hill? Underworld or On Beulah Height?
One of Sue Grafton's Alphabet Series?


message 4: by Julian (last edited Jun 06, 2015 10:14AM) (new)

Julian White Apologies - I indeed interpreted the list title as '100 Best' and also managed to miss the 'UK' tag - which would make the first two titles ineligible. I wonder why there are 177 titles in a list of 100? (Is it an open list?)

My comment about Christie referred to her multiple appearances - though there are fewer than I originally thought, only two in the first 100 and two further in the next 77 on a very quick tally - while Conan Doyle has two titles ('Memoirs' and 'Adventures') lumped together as one. At no point did I argue against Agatha Christie's inclusion - but if prodded I might be tempted to do so...


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I believe the voters were from the UK, not necessarily the books.

177 because obviously people have added to it. Emma, you want this list open or closed?


message 6: by Miss M (new)

Miss M Here's the original list:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=616430...


message 7: by Julian (new)

Julian White Thank you - that's most useful. I did try and find it on Amazon but must have been asking the wrong question... and I'm too easily sidetracked anyway.


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