Murder They Write :

One Hundred Masters Of Crime

Many readers find crime novels fascinating but rarely stray from a few of their favourite authors. Here is an opportunity to experiment with a range of writers providing the option of many hours of enjoyment.

Crime novels regularly appear on bestseller lists and are one of the most borrowed category of books, appealing to both men and women alike.

The reading of crime novels usually commences when readers reach their mid-twenties and the trend increases thereafter.

Jane Adams Catherine Aird Robert Barnard Linda Barnes Colin Bateman
Nicholas Blincoe Lawrence Block Simon Brett Christopher Brookmyre James Lee Burke
Gwendoline Butler Paul Carson Raymond Chandler Kate Charles Agatha Christie
Mary Higgins Clark Liza Cody Michael Connelly Natasha Cooper Patricia Cornwell
Deborah Crombie Amanda Cross James Crumley Denise Danks Lindsey Davis
Colin Dexter Michael Dibdin P.C. Doherty Anabel Donald Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Stella Duffy Sarah Dunant Ruth Dudley Edwards James Ellroy Janet Evanovich
Dick Francis Nicholas Freeling Frances Fyfield Jonathan Gash Elizabeth George
Sue Grafton Caroline Graham Lesley Grant-Adamson Dashiell Hammett John Harvey
Lauren Henderson Carl Hiaasen George V. Higgins Lynn Hightower Patricia Highsmith
Reginald Hill Tony Hillerman Chester Himes Bill James P.D. James
Russell James Alison Jospeh H. R. F. Keating Jonathan Kellerman Philip Kerr
Laurie King Alanna Knight Janet Laurence Donna Leon Elmore Leonard
Peter Lovesey A. E. Marston Glenn Meade Ed McBain Val McDermid
Jill McGown Susan Moody Walter Mosley Marcia Muller Magdalen Nabb
Janet Neel Carol O’Connell Sara Paretsky Robert B. Parker Michael Pearce
Anne Perry Ellis Peters Ian Rankin Ruth Rendell Robert Richardson
Mike Ripley James Sallis Dorothy L. Sayers Sandra Scoppettone Dorothy Simpson
Joan Smith Michelle Spring Julian Symons Andrew Taylor Jim Thompson
Mark Timlin Minette Walters R.D. Wingfield Mary Wings Margaret Yorke

Courtesy The Times and The Irish Times.

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