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List of famous whodunit books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular whodunit books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best whodunit novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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Beginning with a Bash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
Beginning with a Bash Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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Cold Steal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
Cold Steal Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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Dead Ernest is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
Dead Ernest Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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File For Record is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
File For Record Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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Halfway House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
Halfway House Frederic Dannay

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Murder at the New York World's... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels

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The American Gun Mystery is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The American Gun Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Case of the Constant Suici... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels

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The Chinese Orange Mystery is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Chinese Orange Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Cut Direct is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Cut Direct Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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The Devil to Pay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Devil to Pay Frederic Dannay, Hunter Adams

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The Door Between is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Door Between Frederic Dannay

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The Dutch Shoe Mystery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Dutch Shoe Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Egyptian Cross Mystery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Egyptian Cross Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Finishing Stroke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Finishing Stroke Frederic Dannay

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The Four of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Four of Hearts Frederic Dannay

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The French Powder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The French Powder Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Glass Village is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Glass Village Frederic Dannay

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The Greek Coffin Mystery is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Greek Coffin Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Hollow Chest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Hollow Chest Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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The iron clew is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The iron clew Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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The King Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The King Is Dead Frederic Dannay

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The Lamp of God is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Lamp of God Frederic Dannay

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The Left Leg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Left Leg Phoebe Atwood Taylor

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The Rasp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Rasp Philip MacDonald

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The Roman Hat Mystery is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Roman Hat Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Scarlet Letters is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Scarlet Letters Frederic Dannay

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The Siamese Twin Mystery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Siamese Twin Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Spanish Cape Mystery is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Spanish Cape Mystery Frederic Dannay

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The Stars, Like Dust is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Whodunit Books and Novels
The Stars, Like Dust Isaac Asimov