Famous Detective Novels

The Complete Sherlock Holmes, by Arthur Conan Doyle (Included in this are The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Sign of Four, each of which garned a lot of votes on its own.)

Raymond Chandler
The Big Sleep
The Long Goodbye
Farewell, My Lovely
The Lady in the Lake

Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None (aka Ten Little Indians or Ten Little Niggers),
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Murder on the Orient Express
A Murder is Announced
The Thirteen Problems
Towards Zero
Endless Night
Crooked House
Ordeal by Innocence
The Moving Finger

Dorothy L. Sayers
Gaudy Night
The Nine Tailors
Strong Poison
Murder Must Advertise
Clouds of Witness, by

Dashiell Hammett
The Thin Man
The Glass Key
Red Harvest, by
The Maltese Falcon

Tony Hillerman
Dance Hall of the Dead
A Thief of Time, by

Donald E Westlake
The Hot Rock
God Save the Mark

John Grisham
The Firm,
A Time to Kill

Graham Greene
The Third Man
Our Man in Havana
Brighton Rock

John le Carré
Smiley's People
The Little Drummer Girl

James M Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice
Double Indemnity

Josephine Tey
The Franchise Affair
Brat Farrar

Tales of Mystery and Imagination, by Edgar Allen Poe (Includes "The Gold Bug" and "Murders in the Rue Morgue," which also received a lot of individual votes.)

The Daughter of Time, by Josephine TeyPresumed Innocent, by Scott Turow

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, by John le Carré

The Moonstone, by Wilkie CollinsRebecca, by Daphne du Maurier

Anatomy of a Murder, by Robert Traver

The Godfather, by Mario Puzo

The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris

A Coffin for Dimitrios, by Eric Ambler

The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth

The Thirty-Nine Steps, by John Buchan

The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco

Crime and Punishment, by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett

Rumpole of the Bailey, by John Mortimer

Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris

Fletch, by Gregory Mcdonald

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, by John le Carré

The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

Trent's Last Case, by E C Bentley

Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith

The Circular Staircase, by Mary Roberts Rinehart

The Ipcress File, by Len Deighton

Laura, by Vera Caspary

I, the Jury, by Mickey Spillane

The Laughing Policeman, by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö

Bank Shot, by Donald E Westlake

The Killer Inside Me, by Jim Thompson

Where Are the Children?, by Mary Higgins Clark

"A" Is for Alibi, by Sue Grafton

The First Deadly Sin, by Lawrence Sanders

In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote

Rogue Male, by Geoffrey Household

The Innocence of Father Brown, by G K Chesterton

To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Charles Dickens

Wobble to Death, by Peter Lovesey

Ashenden, by W Somerset Maugham

The Seven Per-Cent Solution, by Nicholas Meyer

The Doorbell Rang, by Rex Stout

Stick, by Elmore Leonard

The Talented Mr Ripley, by Patricia Highsmith

The Moving Toyshop, by Edmund Crispin

Last Seen Wearing, by Hillary Waugh

Little Caesar, by W R Burnett

The Friends of Eddie Coyle, by John V Higgins

Clouds of Witness, by Dorothy L Sayers

From Russia, with Love, by Ian Fleming

Beast in View, by Margaret Millar

Smallbone Deceased, by Michael Gilbert

Crocodile on the Sandbank, by Elizabeth Peters

Shroud for a Nightingale, by P. D. James

The Hunt for Red October, by Tom Clancy

Chinaman's Chance, by Ross Thomas

The Secret Agent, by Joseph Conrad

The Dreadful Lemon Sky, by John D MacDonald

Judgment in Stone, by Ruth Rendell

The Chill, by Ross Macdonald

Devil in a Blue Dress, by Walter Mosley

The Choirboys, by Joseph Wambaugh

Home Sweet Homicide, by Craig Rice

The Three Coffins (aka The Hollow Man), by John Dickson Carr

Prizzi's Honor, by Richard Condon

The Steam Pig, by James McClure

Time and Again, by Jack Finney

A Morbid Taste for Bones, by Ellis Peters, tied with Rosemary's Baby, by Ira