Ten Top Crime Novels

A Listmania! list by Christopher Marr
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Malice Aforethought
1.  Malice Aforethought by Francis Iles
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  "Best start to a book ever -- and the rest is perfect."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics)
2.  Hangover Square: A Story of Darkest Earl's Court (Penguin Modern Classics) by Patrick Hamilton
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  "One-of-a-kind novel about obsessive love. Godlike writer."
£6.99   Used & New from: £1.03
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics)
3.  The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics) by Umberto Eco
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  "Jaw-dropping stuff. A book filled with Latin quotations that became a smash hit."
£6.29   Used & New from: £0.38
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Moonstone (Penguin Popular Classics)
4.  The Moonstone (Penguin Popular Classics) by Wilkie Collins
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  "'The first and greatest of English detective novels' -- T.S. Eliot."
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Brighton Rock
5.  Brighton Rock by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "Brilliantly crafted. Razors and religion in a seaside town."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews)

The Collector (Vintage Classics)
6.  The Collector (Vintage Classics) by John Fowles
The list author says:
  "Skilfully ratchets up the tension. Almost unbearable to read."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)

The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton
7.  The Secret Life of Algernon Pendleton by Russell H. Greenan
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  "Algernon talks to his porcelain pitcher. Trust me on this one."
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The Master of the Day of Judgement
8.  The Master of the Day of Judgement by Leo Perutz
The list author says:
  "Austria, 1909: an actor commits suicide -- or does he? Weirdly wonderful, with an unexpected ending."
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The Innocents
9.  The Innocents by Georges Simenon
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  "A favourite Simenon (but I've only read about thirty). I also recommend The Rules of the Game."
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And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection)
10.  And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie Collection) by Agatha Christie
The list author says:
  "Speeds up and up with every murder."
£5.59   Used & New from: £0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Lady of the Manor
11.  Lady of the Manor by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "Oh dear. A slip of the mouse, obviously. Have I no shame?"
£15.79   Used & New from: £0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

The Director
12.  The Director by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "Confirmed: I have no shame."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

A Little Local Difficulty
13.  A Little Local Difficulty by Chris Marr
The list author says:
  "None."
£3.48
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