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American Detective and mystery stories

1,702 works / 793 ebooks Search for books with subject American Detective and mystery stories.

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Prolific Authors

who have written the most books on this subject
James Hadley Chase, 75 books
Erle Stanley Gardner, 68 books
Rex Stout, 44 books
Edgar Allan Poe, 36 books
Martin H. Greenberg, 26 books
Bill Pronzini, 22 books
Dashiell Hammett, 21 books
Ellery Queen, 20 books
Raymond Chandler, 16 books
John Dickson Carr, 16 books
Leslie Charteris, 16 books
Otto Penzler, 15 books
Mary Roberts Rinehart, 15 books
Ed McBain, 15 books
Lilian Jackson Braun, 13 books
Isaac Asimov, 13 books
Lawrence Block, 12 books
Dick Francis, 11 books
Nora Roberts, 11 books
Marcia Muller, 11 books
Louisa May Alcott, 11 books
Sue Grafton, 10 books
Sara Paretsky, 10 books
Edward D. Hoch, 10 books
Cornell Woolrich, 9 books


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