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The Best Books With Murder in the Title  

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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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Murder on the Orient Express is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
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Report for Murder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Val McDermid
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Hostage to Murder is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Val McDermid
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Murder Mysteries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Neil Gaiman
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A Murder Is Announced is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Murder Must Advertise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Dorothy L. Sayers
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The A.B.C. Murders is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Sleeping Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Murder in Mesopotamia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Murder Among Us is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Ann Granger
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The Murders in the Rue Morgue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
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The Unicorn Murders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
John Dickson Carr
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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The Bishop Murder Case is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
S. S. Van Dine
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Assignment: Murder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Donald Hamilton
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Seems like murder here is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
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The Murder on the Links is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Anatomy of a murder is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
John D. Voelker
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The Tape Measure Murder is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Smoke, Mirrors, and Murder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
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The Murder at the Vicarage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Murder Is Easy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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Murder in the Mews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
Agatha Christie
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A Vote for Murder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title
David Wishart
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Big Trouble: A Murder in a Sma... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books With Murder in the Title