10 of the Best Classic Murder Mystery Books of All Time

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Agatha Christie's Masterpiece

Experience the brilliance of "Murder on the Orient Express." Agatha Christie's ingenious plot and unforgettable characters make this a must-read classic.

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Enigma

Step into the mysterious world of Sherlock Holmes with "The Hound of the Baskervilles." Doyle's atmospheric storytelling and the iconic detective's keen intellect will keep you guessing.

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Dashiell Hammett's Noir Gem

Discover the gritty allure of "The Maltese Falcon." Hammett's hard-boiled detective, Sam Spade, navigates a world of deceit and treachery in this noir classic.

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Indulge in the charm of "And Then There Were None." Agatha Christie weaves a web of suspense as ten strangers are lured to a secluded island with deadly consequences.

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Agnes Christie's Whodunit Charm

Navigate the dark streets of Los Angeles in "The Big Sleep." Raymond Chandler's iconic private detective, Philip Marlowe, tackles a complex case with a labyrinth of twists.

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Raymond Chandler's Puzzling Tale

Enter the world of Lord Peter Wimsey in "Gaudy Night." Dorothy L. Sayers' clever blend of academia and crime makes for a compelling and intellectual read.

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Dorothy L. Sayers' Academic Mystery

Dive into the Victorian era with "The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins. A stolen diamond, a web of suspects, and Collins' intricate narrative create a mesmerizing mystery.

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Wilkie Collins' Victorian Intrigue

Experience the gripping tale of "Double Indemnity." James M. Cain's dark and morally ambiguous story of murder and insurance fraud is a classic of the noir genre.

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James M. Cain's Noir Classic

Delve into the twisted psyche of Tom Ripley in "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Patricia Highsmith's psychological thriller explores the thin line between deception and murder.

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Patricia Highsmith's Psychological Thriller

Witness the birth of detective fiction with Edgar Allan Poe's "The Murders in the Rue Morgue." Poe's ingenious detective, C. Auguste Dupin, sets the stage for future mysteries.

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Poe's Pioneering Whodunit