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Detective and mystery stories

5,755 works / 4,163 ebooks Search for books with subject Detective and mystery stories.

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Prolific Authors

who have written the most books on this subject
Carolyn Keene, 200 books
Franklin W. Dixon, 89 books
James Hadley Chase, 72 books
Gertrude Chandler Warner, 71 books
Agatha Christie, 57 books
Erle Stanley Gardner, 44 books
Joan Lowery Nixon, 39 books
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat, 39 books
David A. Adler, 38 books
Donald J. Sobol, 38 books
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 33 books
James Preller, 32 books
Ruth Rendell, 31 books
Dick Francis, 28 books
Lawrence Block, 28 books
Sue Grafton, 27 books
Stuart Woods, 26 books
Mary Higgins Clark, 25 books
Anne Perry, 25 books
P. D. James, 24 books
Ed McBain, 22 books
Janet Evanovich, 21 books
Stuart M. Kaminsky, 21 books
Faye Kellerman, 21 books
Laura Lee Hope, 21 books

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