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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Call the dead again is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Ann Granger

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The Book of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

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Dead End is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Brian Freemantle

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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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Speaker for the Dead is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Orson Scott Card

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Dead of night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Randy Wayne White

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The Paths of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Steven Brust

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The Dead Zone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Stephen King

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The Living and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Patrick White

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The Naked and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
Norman Mailer

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Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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Not Quite Dead Enough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Charlaine Harris

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

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

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Dead Irish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books With Dead in the Title
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
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
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
Emanuel Tov, Sidnie White Crawford, Harry Thomas Frank