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Greatest Detective Novels Writers

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Rated 13 points - posted 4 years ago by Seraphina in category Books.
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Agatha Christie Report Abuse
No list would be complete without the great-grand mother of whodunit, her best known characters are Miss Marple an elderly lady who sort all sorts of crime with only her power of deductions and the famous Belgium detective Hercule Poirot
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This rating is also correct. She is second only to Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Arthur Conan Doyle Report Abuse
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Should be #1
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surely the best has to be the creator of holmes
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Certainly the best.
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what is the book name can any body tell is this the author name or a book name-----------( Arthur Conan Doyle)
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the best ever booki have ever read
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alen poe Report Abuse
he should be rated as number 3 .
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The name is Edgar Allan Poe. Couldn't you at least check the spelling of this great writer's name. And I agree with the previous commenter. He should be number 3. Who is Boris Akunin?
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Boris Akunin Report Abuse
Russian writer. He is an essayist, literary translator and writer of detective fiction
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James Ellroy Report Abuse
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No holds barred writing, outstanding characters and story lines. Great take on periods of American history as seen through his eyes!
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Michael Connelly Report Abuse
American author, his detective is called "Harry" Bosch, his books are known worldwide. Connelly started as a crime reporter, he has numerous awards attached to his name
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Raymond Chandler Report Abuse
US writer, very much the original pulp fiction writer, co-wrote for cinema and for pulp magazine. His best known success are The big sleep & Strangers in the train
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Ian Rankin Report Abuse
Ian Rankin is a Scottish writer, his fictional detective is "Rebus". throughout the series the detective's life unfold until his last case at the eve of Rebus retirement
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The Queen's novels Report Abuse
Ellery Queen is an unique detective imagined by Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, cousins, who reach fame with their novels which are now blue prints for the genre
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Colin Dexter Report Abuse
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The Nero Wolfe Mysteries
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Donna Leon Report Abuse
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Henning Maknel Report Abuse
The best swedish detective writer, widely reknown for his Kurt Wallander character.
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Mankell. Last name's Mankell.
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Chingiz Abdullayev Report Abuse
Abdullayev has a Doctorate in Law from Baku State University (1991). Abdullayev graduated from the faculty of law of Baku State University and began working for the Soviet Defense Ministry in 1981. He was wounded twice in the line of duty. Abdullayev was decorated by the Soviet government with the Order of the Red Banner, Order of the Red Star and medals. His decision to make writing a full-time career became clear to him after his friend, a fellow Soviet spy was double-crossed and KILLED by a shotgun blast to the back on an Angolan street in 1983. Abdullayev wrote his first novel in 1985. It was barred from publication because of the secrets it revealed, but by 1988 the Soviet censorship was relaxed, and his book was published. His writing became an almost overnight success and he quit the intelligence service a year later. He is known mostly for his detective novels, which became extremely popular throughout the former Soviet Union and continue to attract readers not only in the CIS but also throughout the world. Abdullayev has been published more than any other Azerbaijani writer. His books sold more than 20 million copies - mostly in the genre of detective novels and short stories in the Russian language. He has authored more than 86 works, including novels and short stories, which have been published in 17 languages in 23 countries throughout the world.
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Carol Higgins Clark Report Abuse
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Michael Dibdin Report Abuse
Best known for his Aurelio Zen stories, with an Italian back drop, Dibdin died in 2007 and his last novel appeared posthumously
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