All-TIME 100: Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction

The list was compiled based on votes from the Goodreads community

All-TIME 100: Best British Crime/Mystery Fiction

1. Murder on the Orient Express (Hercule Poirot, #10) by Agatha Christie (225 people voted)


2. The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (182 people voted)


3. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (174 people voted)


4. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie (124 people voted)


5. The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sherlock Holmes, #5) by Arthur Conan Doyle (112 people voted)


6. Death on the Nile (Hercule Poirot, #17) by Agatha Christie (106 people voted)


7. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1) by Elizabeth George (86 people voted)


8. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (82 people voted)


9. The Nine Tailors (Lord Peter Wimsey, #11) by Dorothy L. Sayers (79 people voted)


10. Gaudy Night (Lord Peter Wimsey, #12) by Dorothy L. Sayers (79 people voted)


11. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (76 people voted)


12. The Daughter of Time (Inspector Alan Grant, #5) by Josephine Tey (72 people voted)


13. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (69 people voted)


14. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (Hercule Poirot, #1) by Agatha Christie (69 people voted)


15. Case Histories (Jackson Brodie #1) by Kate Atkinson (60 people voted)


16. Cover Her Face (Adam Dalgliesh #1) by P.D. James (61 people voted)


17. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1) by P.D. James (56 people voted)


18. The A.B.C. Murders (Hercule Poirot, #13) by Agatha Christie (54 people voted)


19. Strong Poison (Lord Peter Wimsey, #6) by Dorothy L. Sayers (52 people voted)


20. Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey, #10) by Dorothy L. Sayers (51 people voted)


21. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium, #1) by Stieg Larsson (49 people voted)


22. 4:50 from Paddington by Agatha Christie (51 people voted)


23. Well-Schooled in Murder (Inspector Lynley, #3) by Elizabeth George (48 people voted)


24. Black Dog (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #1) by Stephen Booth (41 people voted)


25. A Morbid Taste for Bones (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #1) by Ellis Peters (43 people voted)


26. Rebus: The Early Years (Inspector Rebus, #1–3) by Ian Rankin (42 people voted)


27. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce, #1) by Alan Bradley (42 people voted)


28. The Face of a Stranger (William Monk, #1) by Anne Perry (43 people voted)


29. For the Sake of Elena (Inspector Lynley, #5) by Elizabeth George (43 people voted)


30. Busman’s Honeymoon (Lord Peter Wimsey, #13) by Dorothy L. Sayers (42 people voted)


31. Sleeping Murder (Miss Marple, #13) by Agatha Christie (40 people voted)


32. The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (40 people voted)


33. When Will There Be Good News? (Jackson Brodie, #3) by Kate Atkinson (37 people voted)


34. In the Woods (Dublin Murder Squad, #1) by Tana French (37 people voted)


35. Devices and Desires (Adam Dalgliesh #8) by P.D. James (37 people voted)


36. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle (37 people voted)


37. Maisie Dobbs (Maisie Dobbs, #1) by Jacqueline Winspear (34 people voted)


38. Peril at End House (Hercule Poirot, #8) by Agatha Christie (37 people voted)


39. Cards on the Table (Hercule Poirot, #15) by Agatha Christie (37 people voted)


40. A Place of Execution by Val McDermid (36 people voted)


41. Resurrection Men (Inspector Rebus, #13) by Ian Rankin (34 people voted)


42. The Sign of Four (Sherlock Holmes, #2) by Arthur Conan Doyle (33 people voted)


43. Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers (34 people voted)


44. Black and Blue (Inspector Rebus, #8) by Ian Rankin (33 people voted)


45. A Taste for Death (Adam Dalgliesh #7) by P.D. James (33 people voted)


46. One Good Turn (Jackson Brodie, #2) by Kate Atkinson (33 people voted)


47. Have His Carcase (Lord Peter Wimsey, #8) by Dorothy L. Sayers (32 people voted)


48. The Mermaids Singing (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #1) by Val McDermid (33 people voted)


49. Playing for the Ashes (Inspector Lynley, #7) by Elizabeth George (32 people voted)


50. A Game of Proof by Tim Vicary (27 people voted)


51. Death in Holy Orders (Adam Dalgliesh, #11) by P.D. James (30 people voted)


52. In the Presence of the Enemy (Inspector Lynley, #8) by Elizabeth George (30 people voted)


53. Deadly Thyme by R.L. Nolen (26 people voted)


54. In a Dry Season (Inspector Banks, #10) by Peter Robinson (30 people voted)


55. Handy Man by H.H. Durrant (26 people voted)


56. The Falls (Inspector Rebus, #12) by Ian Rankin (27 people voted)


57. The Murder Room (Adam Dalgliesh #12) by P.D. James (27 people voted)


58. The Wire in the Blood (Tony Hill & Carol Jordan, #2) by Val McDermid (27 people voted)


59. A Dark-Adapted Eye by Barbara Vine (28 people voted)


60. Payment in Blood (Inspector Lynley, #2) by Elizabeth George (29 people voted)


61. Dissolution (Matthew Shardlake, #1) by C.J. Sansom (26 people voted)


62. Original Sin (Adam Dalgliesh #9) by P.D. James (26 people voted)


63. Death of an Expert Witness (Adam Dalgliesh #6) by P.D. James (26 people voted)


64. The Lighthouse (Adam Dalgliesh #13) by P.D. James (25 people voted)


65. The Mirror Crack’d from Side to Side (Miss Marple, #9) by Agatha Christie (26 people voted)


66. The Skull Beneath the Skin (Cordelia Gray, #2) by P.D. James (25 people voted)


67. A Question of Blood (Inspector Rebus, #14) by Ian Rankin (25 people voted)


68. Raven Black (Shetland Island, #1) by Ann Cleeves (24 people voted)


69. The Ice House by Minette Walters (24 people voted)


70. River of Darkness (John Madden, #1) by Rennie Airth (24 people voted)


71. A Traitor to Memory (Inspector Lynley, #11) by Elizabeth George (25 people voted)


72. Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalgliesh #3) by P.D. James (26 people voted)


73. Good Deed by Steve Christie (21 people voted)


74. Shroud for a Nightingale (Adam Dalgliesh #4) by P.D. James (24 people voted)


75. Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1) by Sharon Bolton (22 people voted)


76. The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson (22 people voted)


77. Gallows View (Inspector Banks, #1) by Peter Robinson (23 people voted)


78. The Sculptress by Minette Walters (21 people voted)


79. The Private Patient (Adam Dalgliesh #14) by P.D. James (22 people voted)


80. Evil Under the Sun (Hercule Poirot, #23) by Agatha Christie (24 people voted)


81. One Corpse Too Many (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #2) by Ellis Peters (22 people voted)


82. Missing Joseph (Inspector Lynley, #6) by Elizabeth George (24 people voted)


83. The Virgin in the Ice (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, #6) by Ellis Peters (22 people voted)


84. The Hollow (Hercule Poirot, #25) by Agatha Christie (22 people voted)


85. Five Red Herrings (Lord Peter Wimsey, #7) by Dorothy L. Sayers (22 people voted)


86. Dreaming of the Bones (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James, #5) by Deborah Crombie (21 people voted)


87. A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, #10) by P.D. James (21 people voted)


88. Necessary as Blood (Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James #13) by Deborah Crombie (20 people voted)


89. The Black Tower (Adam Dalgliesh #5) by P.D. James (20 people voted)


90. The Complaints by Ian Rankin (20 people voted)


91. In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner (Inspector Lynley, #10) by Elizabeth George (20 people voted)


92. The Hanging Garden (Inspector Rebus, #9) by Ian Rankin (19 people voted)


93. Sacrifice by S.J. Bolton (18 people voted)


94. Lost River (Ben Cooper & Diane Fry, #10) by Stephen Booth (17 people voted)


95. The Crocodile Bird by Ruth Rendell (18 people voted)


96. Tracing the Contours by Honor Amelia Dawson (16 people voted)


97. Thirteen Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (17 people voted)


98. Whip Hand (Sid Halley, #2) by Dick Francis (18 people voted)


99. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror by Robert Louis Stevenson (18 people voted)


100. Renatus 2 by John A. Saunders (15 people voted)


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