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Top mystery writers: All

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Oct 21 2010
1 Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) The Murders in the Rue Morgue 42534
2 Isaac Asimov 7042
3 Agatha Christie (1890–1976) who created Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot 6475
4 James Ellroy 3068
5 Charlaine Harris 3052
6 Lemony Snicket 2822
7 G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) 2759
8 Enid Blyton (1897–1968), (The Famous Five and The Secret Seven) 2753
9 Dashiell Hammett (1894–1961) 2439
10 Joyce Carol Oates 2385
11 Raymond Chandler (1888–1959) 1660
12 Patricia Cornwell 1483
13 Ben Elton 1181
14 Robert B. Parker (1932–2010) 1125
15 David Baldacci 1003
16 Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) 862
17 Wilkie Collins 828
18 Janet Evanovich 778
19 Jack Vance (born 1916) 768
20 P. D. James (born 1920) 762
21 Jim Thompson (1906–1977) 681
22 Ian Rankin (born 1960) 637
23 Ruth Rendell (born 1930) 589
24 Ellery Queen, also wrote as Barnaby Ross 557
25 Mickey Spillane (1918–2006) 496
26 Marc Cherry 475
27 Georgette Heyer (1902–1974) 472
28 Carolyn Keene, (author of Nancy Drew series of novels) 470
29 Georges Simenon 458
30 Tony Hillerman (1925–2008) 454
31 Sue Grafton (born 1940) 449
32 Gaston Leroux (born 1868) 437
33 Franklin W. Dixon (The Hardy Boys) 428
34 John D. MacDonald (1916–1986) 407
35 Lilian Jackson Braun (1913- ), ("The Cat Who..." series) 383
36 August Derleth (1909–1971) 360
37 John Mortimer (1923–2009) 358
38 Rex Stout (the Nero Wolfe series) 357
39 Val McDermid 342
40 Colin Dexter (born 1930) 337
41 Elizabeth George 312
42 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 294
43 Karin Slaughter 288
44 Gosho Aoyama 287
45 John Dickson Carr (1905–1977) 275
46 Cara Black 274
47 James M. Cain (1892–1977) 268
48 Kate Ellis 265
49 Ross Macdonald (1915–1983) 263
50 Peter Robinson 257
51 Lawrence Block 246
52 Barbara Lee 243
53 Marion Chesney (born 1936) 222
54 Leigh Brackett (1915–1978) 216
55 Sara Paretsky (born 1947) 215
56 Andrew Vachss 214
57 Josephine Tey 207
58 Reginald Hill (born 1936) 205
59 Laura Lippman 191
60 Ngaio Marsh 190
61 Edward Stratemeyer (1862–1930), (his pseudonyms include Carolyn Keene and Franklin W. Dixon) 189
62 Greg Iles 184
63 Ryukishi07 (born 1974) 175
64 Max Allan Collins 172
65 Faye Kellerman 157
66 Beverly Lewis 149
67 Laurie R. King 144
68 Caroline Graham (born 1931) 140
69 Ellen Raskin (The Westing Game) 139
70 J. A. Jance 135
71 Anna Katharine Green 1846-1935 134
72 Stuart M. Kaminsky 131
73 Ibn-e-Safi (1940–1980) 126
74 Martha Grimes (born 1931) 120
75 Margery Allingham (1904–1966) 113
76 Diane Mott Davidson 113
77 Joanne Fluke 110
78 Peter Dickinson (born 1927) 109
79 Louise Penny (born 1958) 103
80 Lee Harris 96
81 Nevada Barr (born 1952) 95
82 Linda Fairstein (born 1947) 93
83 Charles Finch 93
84 Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) 90
85 Paul Levinson (born 1947) 89
86 Donald J. Sobol (Encyclopedia Brown) 88
87 Charlotte Armstrong 86
88 Arthur Upfield (1890–1964) 83
89 Tim Myers 81
90 Qiu Xiaolong 76
91 Sharyn McCrumb (born 1948) 73
92 Christianna Brand (1907–1988) 73
93 Katherine Neville 72
94 Edmund Crispin (1921–1978) 70
95 Robert Barnard (born 1936) 69
96 India Ink 69
97 Kay Hooper 65
98 Susan Wittig Albert 63
99 Harry Kemelman (1908–1996) 60
100 Jeffrey Deaver 60
101 Blue Balliett 59
102 Victor Canning (1911–1986) 58
103 Charles Ardai 58
104 Rosemary Martin 57
105 Brett Halliday (1904–1977) 57
106 Alex Kava 56
107 Philip MacDonald (1900–1980) 56
108 Peter Lovesey (born 1936) 52
109 Margaret Murphy 49
110 Bill Pronzini (born 1943) 49
111 Barbara Parker (1946/1947-2009) 48
112 Brian Cleeve (1921–2003) 47
113 Diane Fanning 42
114 Alan Gordon 42
115 Christopher G. Moore, (born 1952) 41
116 Bruce Barrymore Halpenny 41
117 Catherine Aird (born 1930) 40
118 H. R. F. Keating (born 1926) 39
119 Michael Gilbert (1912–2006) 38
120 Maggie Estep 38
121 Sarah Caudwell (1939–2000) 38
122 Gladys Mitchell (1901–1983) 37
123 Michael Collins (pseudonym of Dennis Lynds 1924-2005) 37
124 P. T. Deutermann (1941-) 37
125 Margaret Maron 36
126 Julia Spencer-Fleming 36
127 Marcia Muller 36
128 Jennifer Chiaverini 36
129 Elaine Viets 35
130 Donna Andrews 34
131 Susan Conant 34
132 Martin Edwards 34
133 Craig Rice 33
134 Loren D. Estleman 31
135 Karen Kijewski 31
136 Hillary Waugh (1920–2008) 30
137 Charlotte MacLeod (1922–2005) 30
138 Cheryl Kaye Tardif 29
139 Dorothy Cannell 29
140 Linda Barnes 29
141 Earlene Fowler 27
142 Kate Collins 27
143 Donna Ball 26
144 Michael Mallory (born 1955) 26
145 Michael McGarrity 26
146 Kate Ross (1956–1998) 26
147 John Case 25
148 Marilyn Singer 24
149 Jane Haddam (born 1951) 24
150 Edward Marston (pseudonym of Keith Miles) 24
151 Sujata Massey 24
152 Hayford Peirce (born 1942) 23
153 Cleo Coyle 23
154 James McClure (born 1939) 22
155 Michael P. Naughton 22
156 Patrick Quentin (pseudonym for Hugh Wheeler and Richard Wilson Webb), also wrote as Quentin Patrick and Jonathan Stagge 22
157 Leo Bruce (1903–1979) 21
158 T. Lynn Ocean 21
159 Jordan Dane 20
160 Margaret Yorke 20
161 Ginny Aiken 20
162 Celestine Sibley 19
163 James Anderson 19
164 Ellen Hart 19
165 Gail Bowen 18
166 Robert Leslie Bellem (died 1968), (Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective) 18
167 Leslie Glass 18
168 Bernard J. Taylor 18
169 John Straley 18
170 Anne Wingate 17
171 Jo Bannister 17
172 Carl Kosak (born 1934), (pseudonym KC Constantine) 16
173 Frank McConnell 16
174 James Twining 16
175 Lynne Barrett 16
176 Sarah Strohmeyer 16
177 Collin Wilcox (1924–1996) 16
178 Marian Babson 15
179 David Dodge (1910–1974) 15
180 Beverle Graves Myers (born 1951) 15
181 Joanna Cannan (1898–1961) 15
182 Anthony Bidulka 14
183 Nancy Pickard (born 1945) 14
184 L. R. Wright 14
185 Charlotte Jay (1919–1996) 14
186 Sheila Connolly 14
187 Darryl Wimberley (born 1949) 12
188 Elizabeth Sims 12
189 Amelia Ellis 11
190 Colonel Robert Morris, (born 1954) 10
191 Beth Groundwater 10
192 Stan Jones 10
193 Kirk Mitchell 10
194 Marie Buchanan born 1922 9
195 Charlotte Hughes 9
196 Ronald J Watkins 9
197 Terence Faherty 8
198 Jean M. Redmann (born 1955) 8
199 Gayleen Froese 8
200 David Kessler (author) (born 1957) 8
201 C.J. Box 7
202 Deb Baker 7
203 Ross H. Spencer (1921–1998) 6
204 Jean Henry Mead 6
205 A. C. Frieden (born 1966) 6
206 Elizabeth Gunn 6
207 Carlene Thompson 5
208 Twist Phelan 5
209 Kate Calloway 5
210 Linda O. Johnston 5
211 Brian O'Hara 5
212 Marianne Macdonald (born 1934) 5
213 Ken Kuhlken 5
214 Maris Soule 5
215 Rina Brundu 5
216 Edward Qiu 5
217 Carolyn G. Hart < 5
218 Martha G. Webb < 5
219 Donald Westlake (1933–2008) < 5

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