Best Mysteries of the Century

 As indie booksellers, Kathy Harig and her late partner Paige Rose were asked to list their favorite mysteries of the last century from 1900 - 1999. Many are no longer in print. I have attached the list for reference purposes. If you see something on the list you want to track down, just send an email to info@mysterylovescompany.com What are your favorite mysteries?

The Postman Always Rings Twice By James M. Cain Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679723257
Availability: Backordered
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - May 14th, 1989

The Big Sleep (A Philip Marlowe Novel #1) By Raymond Chandler Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780394758282
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 12th, 1988

At Bertram's Hotel: A Miss Marple Mystery (Miss Marple Mysteries #10) By Agatha Christie Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062073693
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 12th, 2011

L.A. Requiem (An Elvis Cole and Joe Pike Novel #8) By Robert Crais Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780345434470
Published: Ballantine Books - February 1st, 2000

The Hound of the Baskervilles By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Anne Perry (Afterword by)
$4.95
ISBN: 9780451528018
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Published: Signet - July 1st, 2001

House on the Strand By Daphne Du Maurier Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780812217261
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - February 14th, 2000

Booked to Die By John Dunning Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780743410656
Published: Pocket Star - January 1st, 2001

Old Bones (Gideon Oliver Mysteries #4) By Aaron Elkins Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781497643154
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Published: Open Road Media Mystery & Thri - July 8th, 2014

A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley #1) By Elizabeth George Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780553384796
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Published: Bantam - May 1st, 2007

The Killings at Badger's Drift (Inspector Barnaby #1) By Caroline Graham Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781933397047
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Published: Felony & Mayhem - June 1st, 2005

The Man with a Load of Mischief (Richard Jury Mystery #1) By Martha Grimes Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780451410818
Published: Berkley - February 4th, 2003

The Maltese Falcon By Dashiell Hammett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679722649
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 17th, 1989

The Thin Man By Dashiell Hammett Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679722632
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - July 17th, 1989

Off Minor (Charles Resnick Mysteries) By John Harvey Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781932859478
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Bywater Books - March 1st, 2008

Why Shoot a Butler? (Country House Mysteries) By Georgette Heyer Cover Image
$17.99
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ISBN: 9781402217951
Published: Sourcebooks Landmark - April 1st, 2009

The Talented Mr. Ripley By Patricia Highsmith Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780393332148
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 17th, 2008

The Blessing Way (A Leaphorn and Chee Novel #1) By Tony Hillerman Cover Image
$9.99
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ISBN: 9780061808357
Published: Harper - May 26th, 2009

The Black Tower: An Adam Dalgliesh Mystery By P.D. James Cover Image
$19.00
ISBN: 9780743219617
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Published: Scribner - October 2nd, 2001

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mystery #1) By P.D. James Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780743219556
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Published: Scribner - April 17th, 2001

The Ritual Bath: The First Decker/Lazarus Novel (Decker/Lazarus Novels #1) By Faye Kellerman Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061999246
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Published: Harper - January 25th, 2011

The Beekeeper's Apprentice: or, On the Segregation of the Queen (A Mary Russell Mystery #1) By Laurie R. King Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781250055705
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Published: Picador - May 27th, 2014

To Play the Fool: A Novel (A Kate Martinelli Mystery #2) By Laurie R. King Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250046581
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Published: Picador - January 7th, 2014

Darkness, Take My Hand (Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro Series #2) By Dennis Lehane Cover Image
$16.99
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ISBN: 9780062224033
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - April 16th, 2013

Charm City: A Tess Monaghan Novel By Laura Lippman Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062400611
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - June 9th, 2015

Bloodhounds (A Detective Peter Diamond Mystery #4) By Peter Lovesey Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781569473771
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Published: Soho Crime - December 1st, 2004

The Drowning Pool (Lew Archer Series #2) By Ross Macdonald Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780679768067
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - June 3rd, 1996

Bootlegger's Daughter By Margaret Maron Cover Image
$7.99
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ISBN: 9780446403238
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 1st, 1993

One Coffee With By Margaret Maron Cover Image
$12.95
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ISBN: 9780984010943
Published: Oconee Spirit Press LLC - July 1st, 2012

A Grave Mistake (Inspector Roderick Alleyn #30) By Ngaio Marsh Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781631940545
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Published: Felony & Mayhem - October 7th, 2016

Zen Attitude (The Rei Shimura Series #2) By Sujata Massey Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780060899219
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Published: Harper Perennial - November 29th, 2005

Nocturne: A Novel of the 87th Precinct By Ed McBain Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780446518055
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 1st, 1997

The Daughter of Time By Josephine Tey Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684803869
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Published: Scribner - November 29th, 1995