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Michael Connelly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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James Ellroy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Crime Authors
James Ellroy age 69

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Ian Rankin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Ian Rankin age 57

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Jonathan Kellerman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Robert Crais is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Robert Crais age 64

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Harlan Coben is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Harlan Coben age 55

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Raymond Chandler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Raymond Chandler Died at 71 (1888-1959)

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John D. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Crime Authors
John D. MacDonald Died at 70 (1916-1986)

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Dashiell Hammett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Dashiell Hammett Died at 67 (1894-1961)

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Robert B. Parker Died at 78 (1932-2010)

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Ross Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Ross Macdonald Died at 68 (1915-1983)

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Tim Dorsey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Tim Dorsey age 56

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James Lee Burke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Elmore Leonard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Elmore Leonard Died at 88 (1925-2013)

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Dennis Lehane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Dennis Lehane age 52

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John Grisham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Crime Authors
John Grisham age 62

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Joseph Wambaugh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Rex Stout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Rex Stout Died at 89 (1886-1975)

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Lawrence Block is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Brian Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Brian Freeman age 54

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Arthur Conan Doyle Died at 71 (1859-1930)

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Erle Stanley Gardner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Erle Stanley Gardner Died at 81 (1889-1970)

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Stieg Larsson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Stieg Larsson Died at 50 (1954-2004)

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Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Agatha Christie Died at 86 (1890-1976)

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Jeffery Deaver is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Carl Hiaasen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Carl Hiaasen age 64

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Dan Brown is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Dan Brown age 53

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Michael McGarrity is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Crime Authors

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Thomas Harris is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Thomas Harris age 77

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Tony Hillerman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Crime Authors
Tony Hillerman Died at 83 (1925-2008)