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Vela (velaaa) | 9 comments 1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
2. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
3. Kiss the Girls, by James Patterson
4. The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
5. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
6. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
7. The Shining, by Stephen King
8. And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie
9. The Hunt tor Red October, by Tom Clancy
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

11. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
12. The Stand, by Stephen King
13. The Bone Collector, by Jeffery Deaver
14. Jurassic Park, by Michael Crichton
15. Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown
16. A Time to Kill, by John Grisham
17. The Andromeda Strain, by Michael Crichton
18. Mystic River, by Dennis Lehane
19. The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
20. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

21. Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
22. It, by Stephen King
23. The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire, by Stieg Larsson
25. Jaws, by Peter Benchley
26. The Alienist, by Caleb Carr
27. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
28. Presumed Innocent, by Scott Turow
29. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, by Stieg Larsson

31. No Country For Old Men, by Cormac McCarthy
32. Gone Baby Gone, by Dennis Lehane
33. Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith
34. Rosemary's Baby, by Ira Levin
35. Subterranean, by James Rollins
36. Clear and Present Danger, by Tom Clancy
37. Salem's Lot, by Stephen King
38. Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane
39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John Le Carre
40. The Poet, by Michael Connelly

41. The Boys from Brazil, by Ira Levin
42. Cape Fear, by John MacDonald
43. The Bride Collector, by Ted Dekker
44. Pet Sematary, by Stephen King
45. Dead Zone, by Stephen King
46. The Manchurian Candidate, by Richard Condon
47. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John Le Carre
48. The Talented Mr. Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith
49. Tell No One, by Harlan Coben
50. Consent to Kill, by Vince Flynn

51. The 39 Steps, by John Buchan
52. Blowback, by Brad Thor
53. The Children of Men, by P.D. James
54. 61 Hours, by Lee Child
55. Marathon Man, by William Goldman
56. The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins
57. 206 Bones, by Kathy Reichs
58. Psycho, by Robert Bloch
59. The Killing Floor, by Lee Child
60. Rules of Prey, by John Sandford

61. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
62. In the Woods, by Tana French
63. Shogun, by James Clavell
64. The Relic, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
65. Intensity, by Dean Koontz
66. Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming
67. Metzger's Dog, by Thomas Perry
68. Timeline, by Michael Crichton
69. Contact, by Carl Sagan
70. What the Dead Know, by Laura Lippman

71. The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
72. The Cabinet of Curiosities, by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
73. Charm School, by Nelson DeMille
74. Feed, by Mira Grant
75. Gone Tomorrow, by Lee Child
76. Darkly Dreaming Dexter, by Jeff Lindsay
77. The Secret History, by Donna Tartt
78. The First Deadly Sin, by Lawrence Sanders
79. Cryptonomicon, by Neal Stephenson
80. The Brotherhood of the Rose, by David Morrell

81. Primal Fear, by William Diehl
82. The Templar Legacy, by Steve Berry
82. The Hard Way, by Lee Child [tie]
84. The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper
85. Six Days of the Condor, by James Grady
86. Fail-Safe, by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
87. Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith
88. The Eight, by Katherine Neville
89. The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
90. Goldfinger, by Ian Fleming

91. Bangkok 8, by John Burdett
92. The Kill Artist, by Daniel Silva
93. Hardball, by Sara Paretsky
94. The Club Dumas, by Arturo Perez-Reverte
95. The Deep Blue Good-by, by John MacDonald
96. The Monkey's Raincoat, by Robert Crais
96. Berlin Game, by Len Deighton [tie]
98. A Simple Plan, by Scott Smith
99. Child 44, by Tom Rob Smith
100. Heartsick, by Chelsea Cain

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Vela (velaaa) | 9 comments how many you read yet

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There are around 60 titles I haven't read!!

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What about entry no.61 The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins, is it a crime novel???

message 5: by Vela (new)

Vela (velaaa) | 9 comments users voted it ... what to say
dont it thriller

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Vela wrote: "users voted it ... what to say
dont it thriller"

Even SHOGUN by James Clavel cant be termed as a thriller. Its a Saga!!

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Neena (I-am-addicted-to-reading) | 9758 comments Mod
I can't believe.....I've read less than 20 in this many books so little time :)

message 8: by Smitha (new)

Smitha 27/100 for me.
Many in the list are not exactly mystery/thrillers

message 9: by Neena (new)

Neena (I-am-addicted-to-reading) | 9758 comments Mod
I know RV what you mean.....looking at this list I was feeling kind of ancient :)

But then there are so many books out there...

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But this list is a bit , abnormal.

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This is the list by the prestigious Crime Writers Association of England,

Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951)
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)
John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963)
Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night (1935)
Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)
Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (1940)
Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)
Len Deighton: The IPCRESS File (1962)
Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)
Josephine Tey: The Franchise Affair (1948)
Hillary Waugh: Last Seen Wearing ... (1952)
Umberto Eco: The Name of the Rose (1980)
Geoffrey Household: Rogue Male (1939)
Raymond Chandler: The Long Goodbye (1953)
Francis Iles: Malice Aforethought (1931)1
Frederick Forsyth: The Day of the Jackal (1971)
Dorothy L. Sayers: The Nine Tailors (1934)
Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (1939)
John Buchan: The Thirty-Nine Steps (1915)
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Collected Sherlock Holmes Short Stories (1892-1927)1
Dorothy L. Sayers: Murder Must Advertise (1933)
Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination (1852)
Eric Ambler: The Mask of Dimitrios (1939)
Edmund Crispin: The Moving Toyshop (1946)
Margery Allingham: The Tiger in the Smoke (1952)1
Peter Lovesey: The False Inspector Dew (1982)1
Wilkie Collins: The Woman in White (1860)
Barbara Vine: A Dark-Adapted Eye (1986)1
James M. Cain: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934)
Dashiell Hammett: The Glass Key (1931)
Arthur Conan Doyle: The Hound of the Baskervilles (1902)1
John le Carré: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1974)
E. C. Bentley: Trent's Last Case (1913)
Ian Fleming: From Russia, with Love (1957)
Ed McBain: Cop Hater (1956)1
Colin Dexter: The Dead of Jericho (1981)1 (tie)
Patricia Highsmith: Strangers on a Train (1950)1
Ruth Rendell: A Judgement in Stone (1977)
John Dickson Carr: The Hollow Man (1935)
Anthony Berkeley: The Poisoned Chocolates Case (1929)1
Ellis Peters: A Morbid Taste for Bones (1977)
Ellis Peters: The Leper of Saint Giles (1981)1 (tie)
Ira Levin: A Kiss Before Dying (1953)1
Patricia Highsmith: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955)
Graham Greene: Brighton Rock (1938)
Raymond Chandler: The Lady in the Lake (1943)
Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent (1987)
Ruth Rendell: A Demon in My View (1976)1
John Dickson Carr: The Devil in Velvet (1951)1
Barbara Vine: A Fatal Inversion (1987)1
Michael Innes: The Journeying Boy (1949)1
P. D. James: A Taste for Death (1986)1
Jack Higgins: The Eagle Has Landed (1975)1
Mary Stewart: My Brother Michael (1960)1
Peter Lovesey: Bertie and the Tin Man (1987)1
Susan Moody: Penny Black (1984)1 (tie)
Len Deighton: Game, Set & Match (1984-1986)1
Dick Francis: The Danger (1983)1
P. D. James: Devices and Desires (1989)1
Reginald Hill: Underworld (1988)1
Mary Stewart: Nine Coaches Waiting (1958)1
Paula Gosling: A Running Duck (1978)1
Michael Gilbert: Smallbone Deceased (1950)
Lionel Davidson: The Rose of Tibet (1962)1
P. D. James: Innocent Blood (1980)1
Dorothy L. Sayers: Strong Poison (1930)
Michael Innes: Hamlet, Revenge! (1937)1
Tony Hillerman: A Thief of Time (1989)1
Caryl Brahms & S. J. Simon: A Bullet in the Ballet (1937)1
Reginald Hill: Dead Heads (1983)1
Graham Greene: The Third Man (1950)
Anthony Price: The Labyrinth Makers (1974)1
Adam Hall: The Quiller Memorandum (1965)1
Margaret Millar: Beast in View (1955)
Sarah Caudwell: The Shortest Way to Hades (1984)1
Desmond Bagley: Running Blind (1970)1
Dick Francis: Twice Shy (1981)1
Richard Condon: The Manchurian Candidate (1959)1
Caroline Graham: The Killings at Badger's Drift (1987)1
Nicholas Blake: The Beast Must Die (1938)1
Martin Cruz Smith: Gorky Park (1981) (tie)
Agatha Christie: Death Comes as the End (1945)1
Christianna Brand: Green for Danger (1945)1
Cyril Hare: Tragedy at Law (1942)1
John Fowles: The Collector (1963)1
J. J. Marric: Gideon's Day (1955)1
Lionel Davidson: The Sun Chemist (1976)1
Alistair MacLean: The Guns of Navarone (1957)1
Julian Symons: The Colour of Murder (1957)1
John Buchan: Greenmantle (1916)1
Erskine Childers: The Riddle of the Sands (1903)1
Peter Lovesey: Wobble to Death (1970)
Dashiell Hammett: Red Harvest (1929)
Ken Follett: The Key to Rebecca (1980)1
Ed McBain: Sadie When She Died (1972)1
H. R. F. Keating: The Murder of the Maharajah (1980)1
Simon Brett: What Bloody Man Is That? (1987)1
Gavin Lyall: Shooting Script (1966)1
Edgar Wallace: The Four Just Men (1906) 1

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Neena (I-am-addicted-to-reading) | 9758 comments Mod

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These guys have made a dangerously thrilling list I must say!!

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I love John Dickson Carr's The Hollow Man... excellent work. Edgar wallace, Edgar Allan Poe, Patricia Highsmith, Ed McBain... :) the list is superb.

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According to me the CWA list comes closest to being flawless!!

message 16: by Shiv (new)

Shiv | 14 comments the shadow of the wind should be placed higher up in the first list. It's a classic.

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Shiv wrote: "the shadow of the wind should be placed higher up in the first list. It's a classic."

The first list is a bit dubious in my opinion!!

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Shiv | 14 comments the monster of florence by Douglas preston
the redbreast by Jo nesbo
fatherland, engma and the fear index by Robert Harris.
The charm school by Nelson de mille

message 19: by Shiv (new)

Shiv | 14 comments everyone has his favourite genres. Any such list can't be faithful to everybody. It's just impossible to make one. But some classics are too good to be admired by everyone.

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Shiv | 14 comments 100/100 in first list
36/100 in second.

Thanx, found so much titles to read !!

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Alex  Mathew  | 18 comments In the list "girl with dragon tattoo","mystic river","No Country for Old Men" I feel overrated.

"The Hound of Baskervilles","And then there were none","Presumed Innocent","The Day of the Jackal","Shutter Island","The Poet","In The Woods","The Templar Legacy" deserve to be in the list.

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