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The Best Books With Murder in the Title

Updated November 18, 2017 575 votes 55 voters 4.2k views99 items

It turns out that books with murder in the title are way more common than you think. Here are 100+ good books with murder in the title, including both fiction and non-fiction. It's safe to say that most of these titles are books about murders, but the core commonality between these books is that they have the word murder in the title.

Books with murder in the title include Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie, (the short story) The Murders in the Rue Morgue by Edgar Allan Poe, and Murder Must Advertise by Dorothy L. Sayers. If you have a favorite murder 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 murder in the name, it belongs on this list.

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  • 1

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Dorothy L. Sayers
    19
    6

    First Published1933

    SubjectsPerforming arts, Radio, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    10
    3
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    Neil Gaiman
    10
    4

    Genres (Book)Speculative fiction

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    Agatha Christie
    10
    5

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, Radio, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Cozy mystery, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Agatha Christie
    7
    4

    SubjectsPopular literature, Classics, Iraq, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 7

    SubjectsLiterature, Classics, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 8

    SubjectsDemographics of the United States, African American, United States of America, History of the United States, History

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    Agatha Christie
    4
    2

    First Published1936-01-06

    SubjectsClassics, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 10
    Ann Granger
    5
    3

    SubjectsPolice, England

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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  • 11
    Katherine V. Forrest
    4
    3

    First Published1991

    SubjectsPolice procedural, California, Police, Adventure, Lesbian

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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    Agatha Christie
    4
    3

    First Published1976-10

    SubjectsEngland

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Cozy mystery, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 13

    SubjectsEspionage, United States of America, Murder

    Genres (Book)True crime

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  • 14

    First Published1997

    SubjectsGovernment, James McParland, Frank Steunenberg, 19th century, Local

    Genres (Book)Non-fiction, History

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  • 15
    John D. Voelker
    5
    4

    SubjectsPopular literature

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    Donald Hamilton
    4
    3

    First Published1956

    SubjectsPopular literature

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 17
    4
    3

    First Published1923

    SubjectsPopular literature, Literary, Literature, France, Classics

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Mystery, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 18

    First Published1841-04

    Genres (Book)Short story

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 19

    SubjectsMusic, Popular literature, 20th century, England

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Suspense, Children's literature, Cozy mystery, Mystery

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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    Agatha Christie
    3
    2

    First Published1937-03-15

    SubjectsPopular literature

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Short story, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 21
    7
    8

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 22
    John Dickson Carr
    6
    8

    SubjectsPopular literature

    Genres (Book)Mystery, Novel, Detective fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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  • 23
    Claire McNab
    3
    5

    SubjectsSuspense, Lesbian, Australia

    Genres (Book)Fiction

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  • 24
    Gwendoline Butler
    2
    3

    SubjectsMurder

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction

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  • 25
    Ken Catran
    0
    3

    SubjectsLaw

    Genres (Book)Children's literature

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