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Unspeakable Crimes Famous Crime Fiction Authors

Walter Graves
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A list of crime fiction authors who specialize in detective fiction. If you love a good mystery then these are the authors for you. Detective fiction is a sub-genre of mystery fiction along with thrillers and general crime fiction. In detective fiction, the plot typically follows an individual acting as an investigator whether he be a police officer, a private investigator, a bounty hunter, or even just an amateur trying to solve a crime. Most often, that crime is murder.

Detective fiction is an old genre, dating back to ancient Greece and Persia. Of course, in the western world, the most famous fictional detective of all is Sherlock Holmes.

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Agatha Christie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The A.B.C. Murders, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, A Pocket Full of Rye

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Alan Gordon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Alan Gordon More Cub Scout Ideas Sheets, Economics and social policy, Redundancy in the 1980s

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Carolyn Gold Heilbrun is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Le complexe d'Antigone, An imperfect spy, Denn Mord hat viele Zungen

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Andrew Klavan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Rough Justice, Empire of Lies, The Trapdoor

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Andrew Vachss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Strega, Batman: The Ultimate Evil, Two Trains Running

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, A Study in Scarlet

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Barry Hughart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Bridge of Birds, Eight Skilled Gentlemen, The Story of the Stone

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Brian Cleeve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Judith, Cry of Morning, Tread Softly in This Place

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C.M. Albrecht is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
C.M. Albrecht

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Charles Finch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
A Beautiful Blue Death, The September Society, The Fleet Street Murders

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Cheryl Kaye Tardif is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Whale Song

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Chester Gould is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Dick Tracy gets his man, Dick Tracy: The Thirties

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Christopher G. Moore is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Christopher G. Moore Cut Out, The Risk of Infidelity Index, Asia Hand

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Colin Dexter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Last Seen Wearing, The Silent World of Nicholas Quinn, The Secret of Annexe 3

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Collin Brooks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Collin Brooks The theory and practice of finance, The economics of human happiness, The first hundred years of the Woolwich Equitable Building Society

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Dashiell Hammett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Maltese Falcon, Red Harvest, The Glass Key

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David Dodge is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
David Dodge

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Dennis Lehane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Shutter Island, Gone, Baby

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Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Walk A Black Wind, The Silent Scream, The blood-red dream

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Dorothy L. Sayers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Nine Tailors, Murder Must Advertise, Gaudy Night

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E. C. Bentley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
E. C. Bentley Trent's Last Case, The Scoop and Behind the Screen, Trent's Own Case

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Earl Derr Biggers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Chinese Parrot, The Black Camel, Charlie Chan Carries On

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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, Annabel Lee

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Edmund Crispin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Case of the Gilded Fly, The Moving Toyshop, Love Lies Bleeding

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Edmund Wallace Hildick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Case of the Wiggling Wig, The Case of the Secret Scribbler, Hester Bidgood Investigatrix of Evill Deeds

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Eliot Pattison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Prayer of the Dragon, Bone mountain, The Skull Mantra

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Ellery Queen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The French Powder Mystery, The Roman Hat Mystery, The Chinese Orange Mystery

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Edith Pargeter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Virgin in the Ice, The Raven in the Foregate, A Morbid Taste for Bones

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Emery Bonett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Old Mrs. Camelot

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Erle Stanley Gardner is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Bedrooms have windows, Gold Comes in Bricks, The case of the gilded lily

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Frances Fyfield is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Trial by Fire, Shadow Play, Perfectly Pure and Good

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Francis Durbridge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Nightcap, The Tyler Mystery, Paul Temple

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Frank Arnau is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Frank Arnau Lautlos wie sein Schatten, The Art of the Faker

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Friedrich Neznansky is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Friedrich Neznansky Deadly Games, Operation Faust, Fair at Sokolniki

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G. K. Chesterton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The New Jerusalem, The Man Who Was Thursday, The Club of Queer Trades

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Gayleen Froese is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Gayleen Froese Touch

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Georges Simenon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
La Premiere enquete de Maigret, La Marie Du Port, La Veuve Couderc

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Gladys Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
When Last I Died, Three Quick & Five Dead, Mort à l'Opéra

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Gosho Aoyama is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Détective Conan, tome 13, XIII

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Graham Diamond is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Thief of Kalimar, Forest Wars, Samarkand Dawn

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H. Russell Wakefield is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Strayers from Sheol, The Clock Strikes Twelve, The Best Ghost Stories of H. Russell Wakefield

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Henning Mankell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
One Step Behind, Sidetracked, The White Lioness

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Ian Rankin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Fleshmarket Close, The Hanging Garden, A Good Hanging and Other Stories

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J. A. Jance is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Skeleton canyon, Trial By Fury, Taking the Fifth

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Nora Roberts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Portrait in Death, Vengeance in Death, Promises in Death

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Jack Vance is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Dying Earth, The Five Gold Bands, Night Lamp

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Jacques Futrelle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Jacques Futrelle Elusive Isabel, The Case Of The Scientific Murderer, Mystery Of The Fatal Cipher

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James Lee Burke is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
Black Cherry Blues, Cimarron Rose, Burning angel

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James H. McClure is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Gooseberry Fool, The Steam Pig, Snake

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Janwillem van de Wetering is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Crime Fiction Authors
The Perfidious Parrot, The Japanese corpse, Afterzen