The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the 20th Century as picked by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

  • The 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century

  • Allingham, Margery. The Tiger in the Smoke
  • Ambler, Eric. A Coffin for Dimitrios
  • Armstrong, Charlotte. A Dram of Poison
  • Atherton, Nancy. Aunt Dimity's Death
  • Ball, John. In the Heat of the Night
  • Barnard, Robert. Death by Sheer Torture
  • Barr, Nevada. Track of the Cat
  • Blake, Nicholas. The Beast Must Die
  • Block, Lawrence. When the Sacred Ginmill Closes
  • Brand, Christianna. Green for Danger
  • Brown, Frederic. The Fabulous Clipjoint
  • Buchan, John. The 39 Steps
  • Burke, James Lee. Black Cherry Blues
  • Cain, James M. The Postman Always Rings Twice
  • Cannell, Dorothy. The Thin Woman
  • Carr, John Dickson. The Three Coffins
  • Caudwell, Sarah. Thus Was Adonis Murdered
  • Chandler, Raymond. The Big Sleep
  • Christie, Agatha. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
  • Connelly, Michael. The Concrete Blonde
  • Constantine, K.C.. The Man Who Liked Slow Tomatoes
  • Crais, Robert. The Monkey's Raincoat
  • Crispin, Edmund. The Moving Toyshop
  • Crombie, Deborah. Dreaming of the Bones
  • Crumley, James. The Last Good Kiss
  • Dickinson, Peter. The Yellow Room Conspiracy
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • DuMaurier, Daphne. Rebecca
  • Dunning, John. Booked to Die
  • Elkins, Aaron. Old Bones
  • Evanovich, Janet. One for the Money
  • Finney, Jack. Time and Again
  • Ford, G.M.. Who in Hell Is Wanda Fuca?
  • Francis, Dick. Whip Hand
  • Fremlin, Celia. The Hours Before Dawn
  • George, Elizabeth. A Great Deliverance
  • Gilbert, Michael. Smallbone Deceased
  • Grafton, Sue. "A" is for Alibi
  • Graham, Caroline. The Killings at Badger's Drift
  • Grimes, Martha. The Man With the Load of Mischief
  • Hammett, Dashiell. The Maltese Falcon
  • Hare, Cyril. An English Murder
  • Harris, Thomas. The Silence of the Lambs
  • Hiaasen, Carl. Tourist Season
  • Highsmith, Patricia. The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Hill, Reginald. On Beulah Height
  • Hillerman, Tony. A Thief of Time
  • Himes, Chester. Cotton Comes to Harlem
  • Innes, Michael. Hamlet, Revenge
  • James, P.D.. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
  • Kellerman, Faye. The Ritual Bath
  • Kellerman, Jonathan. When the Bough Breaks
  • King, Laurie. The Beekeeper's Apprentice
  • Langton, Jane. Dark Nantucket Noon
  • le Carre, John. The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
  • Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Lehane, Dennie. Darkness, Take My Hand
  • Leonard, Elmore. Get Shorty
  • Lochte, Dick. Sleeping Dog
  • Lovesey, Peter. Rough Cider
  • MacDonald, John D.. The Deep Blue Good-by
  • MacDonald, Philip. The List of Adrian Messenger
  • Macdonald, Ross. The Chill
  • Maron, Margaret. Bootlegger's Daughter
  • Marsh, Ngaio. Death of a Peer
  • McBain, Ed. Sadie When She Died
  • McClure, James. The Sunday Hangman
  • McCrumb, Sharyn. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O
  • Millar, Margaret. Stranger in My Grave
  • Mosley, Walter. Devil in a Blue Dress
  • Muller, Marcia. Edwin of the Iron Shoes
  • Neel, Janet. Death's Bright Angel
  • O'Connell, Carol. Mallory's Oracle
  • Padgett, Abigail. Child of Silence
  • Paretsky, Sara. Deadlock
  • Parker, Robert. Looking for Rachel Wallace
  • Perez-Reverte, Arturo. The Club Dumas
  • Perry, Thomas. Vanishing Act
  • Peters, Elizabeth. Crocodile on the Sandbank
  • Peters, Ellis. One Corpse Too Many
  • Pronzini, Bill. Blue Lonesome
  • Queen, Ellery. Cat of Many Tails
  • Rendell, Ruth. No More Dying Then
  • Rice, Craig. The Wrong Murder
  • Rinehart, Mary Roberts. The Circular Staircase
  • Robinson, Peter. Blood at the Root
  • Rosen, Richard. Strike Three You're Dead
  • Ross, Kate. A Broken Vessel
  • Rozan, S.J.. Concourse
  • Sayers, Dorothy. Murder Must Advertise
  • Sjowall & Wahloo. The Laughing Policeman
  • Stout, Rex. Some Buried Caesar
  • Tey, Josephine. Brat Farrar
  • Thomas, Ross. Chinaman's Chance
  • Todd, Charles. A Test of Wills
  • Turow, Scott. Presumed Innocent
  • Upfield, Arthur. The Sands of Windee
  • Walters, Minette. The Ice House
  • White, Randy Wayne. Sanibel Flats
  • Woolrich, Cornell. I Married a Dead Man
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IMBA WINS AN AGATHA AWARD!
Malice Domestic has announced winner of the Agatha Award for best non-fiction of 2000: it's IMBA's 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century, our book published by The Crum Creek Press / Drood Review Books and edited by Jim Huang based on our 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century list. The book has also been nominated for the Anthony and Macavity Awards for best nonfiction of 2000. Click here for more information about our book.

IMBA WINS AN ANTHONY AWARD
We did it again. This time it's the Anthony Award for IMBA's 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century, our book published by The Crum Creek Press / Drood Review Books and edited by Jim Huang based on our 100 Favorite Mysteries of the Century list. The award was received for the Best Non-Fiction/Critical Work for the year 2000. The Anthony's were announced November 3, 2001 at the 32nd Annual Bouchercon in Crystal City, Virginia (that's just across the river from Washington, DC for those of you not from the Mid-Atlantic region).

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