books The Best Books With Dead in the Title  

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It turns out that books with dead in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 100+ good books with dead in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles aren't books about the departed, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word dead in the title.

Books with dead in the title include Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol, The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer, and Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris. If you have a favorite dead book, vote it up below, or add it to the list if it's not already here. It doesn't matter if it's science fiction, fantasy, romance, or non-fiction - if the book has dead in the name, it belongs on this list.

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Dead of night is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead of night Randy Wayne White

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The Paths of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Paths of the Dead Steven Brust

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Call the dead again is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Call the dead again Ann Granger

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A Wreath of Dead Moths is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Dead End is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead End Brian Freemantle

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Not Quite Dead Enough is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Speaker for the Dead is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Speaker for the Dead Orson Scott Card

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The Book of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Book of the Dead Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Dead Zone Stephen King

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The Living and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Living and the Dead Patrick White

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The Naked and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Naked and the Dead Norman Mailer

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The Naming of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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My Brother Sam Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
My Brother Sam Is Dead Christopher Collier, James Lincoln Collier

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Mrs McGinty's Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Mrs McGinty's Dead Agatha Christie

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Call for the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Call for the Dead John le Carré

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Dance Hall of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dance Hall of the Dead Tony Hillerman

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Dead and Loving It is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead and Loving It MaryJanice Davidson

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Dead by Sunset: Perfect Husban... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Dead Lagoon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Lagoon Michael Dibdin

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Dead Man's Folly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Man's Folly Agatha Christie

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Dead on Target is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead on Target Franklin W. Dixon

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Dead Souls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Souls Nikolai Gogol

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The Living and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Living and the Dead Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac

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Eaters of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Eaters of the Dead Michael Crichton

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How the Dead Live is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
How the Dead Live Will Self

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Welcome To Dead House is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Welcome To Dead House R. L. Stine

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Dead Air is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Air Iain Banks

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The General of the Dead Army is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Three Days to Dead is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Three Days to Dead Kelly Meding

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What the Dead Know is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
What the Dead Know Laura Lippman

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The Dead of Winter, Thieves Wo... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Dead of Winter, Thieves World 7 Lynn Abbey, C. J. Cherryh, Robert Asprin

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Dead and Gone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead and Gone Charlaine Harris

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Dead as a Doornail is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead as a Doornail Charlaine Harris

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Dead Water is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Water Ngaio Marsh

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The Dead of the Night is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Dead of the Night John Marsden

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Dead in the Water is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead in the Water Stuart Woods

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New York Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
New York Dead Stuart Woods

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Dead yellow women is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead yellow women Dashiell Hammett

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The Tibetan Book of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Tibetan Book of the Dead Francesca Fremantle, Chögyam Trungpa

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The House of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The House of the Dead Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Over My Dead Body is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Over My Dead Body Rex Stout

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Dead Right is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Right Peter Robinson

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The King Is Dead is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The King Is Dead Frederic Dannay

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Dead Irish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead Irish John Lescroart

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Dead and Gone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Dead and Gone Charlaine Harris

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The Thing About Life Is That O... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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I Found a Dead Bird is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
I Found a Dead Bird Jan Thornhill

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Cities of flesh and the dead is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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The Dead Sea Scrolls is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
The Dead Sea Scrolls Emanuel Tov, Sidnie White Crawford, Harry Thomas Frank