My favourite US detective/mystery books

A Listmania! list by "mnbates"
 
A Catskill Eagle (Spenser Novels)
1.  A Catskill Eagle (Spenser Novels) by Robert B. Parker
The list author says:
  "A wonderful action-adventure story with likeable leads"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  The Big Sleep and Other Novels (Penguin Modern Classics) by Raymond Chandler
The list author says:
  "The most distinctive tough detective"
9.09   Used & New from: 2.97
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

The Maltese Falcon (CRIME MASTERWORKS)
3.  The Maltese Falcon (CRIME MASTERWORKS) by Dashiell Hammett
The list author says:
  "Another tough detective written by a former Pinkerton man"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

See buying options
The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe Mysteries)
4.  The Doorbell Rang (Nero Wolfe Mysteries) by Stout Rex
The list author says:
  "Chief contender for the title of greatest US detective"
4.70   Used & New from: 0.13
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Q B I (Queen's Bureau of Investigation)
5.  Q B I (Queen's Bureau of Investigation) by Ellery Queen
The list author says:
  "An excellent collection of short stories"
Out of stock

Mallory's Oracle
6.  Mallory's Oracle by Carol O'Connell
The list author says:
  "The best US police procedural ever written"
Used & New from: 0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

See buying options
Indemnity Only (A V. I. Warshawski novel)
7.  Indemnity Only (A V. I. Warshawski novel) by Sara Paretsky
The list author says:
  "A new US detective form the tough female private eye"
Used & New from: 0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

See buying options
Wild Kat (Kat Colorado Mysteries)
8.  Wild Kat (Kat Colorado Mysteries) by Karen Kijewski
The list author says:
  "Another tough female private eye"
Used & New from: 0.01

See buying options
Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels)
9.  Postmortem (Scarpetta Novels) by Patricia Cornwell
The list author says:
  "A different take on the police procedural"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

See buying options
Bootlegger's Daughter
10.  Bootlegger's Daughter by Margaret Maron
The list author says:
  "A new sort of detective - a female judge"
Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

See buying options

More Actions

Discover more about this author
 See all of their Listmania! lists
Make your own list
 Create a Listmania! list
View your page on Amazon.co.uk
 Go to Your Profile page

About this Listmania!

 

Author

"mnbates"
Qualifications: Writer, Researcher, IT guru
Last updated: 20/12/2003
Report abuse
    

More Listmania!

 

creme de la crime creme de la crime

creme de la crime: A list of 9 items by unsatisfiedcustomer "rathmadder"

J K Tilsley - dark classics J K Tilsley - dark classics

J K Tilsley - dark classics: A list of 20 items by Miss Tilsley

My top twelve books My top twelve books

My top twelve books: A list of 12 items by Amazon Customer

intelligent escapism intelligent escapism

intelligent escapism: A list of 16 items by Rosa

Great Thrillers and Other stories Great Thrillers and Other stories

Great Thrillers and Other stories: A list of 10 items by Mr. M. Woolley