Easily the most famous detective of all, these stories still enthrall readers today.
Even if you already know the ending, these classic whodunits are worth another read.
Published in 1908, this gothic mystery/romance is still hugely entertaining.
This collection of macabre stories by a hugely underrated author includes The Birds, the classic filmed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Ellery Queen starts off by being spectacularly wrong in this mystery by the author whose name is synonymous with “mystery”.
This is the quintessential hard-boiled private eye case.
Published in 1868, the mystery is secondary to the character development in the novel that probably influenced all of our well known mystery writers.
Written in 1927, this is one of the most famous mysteries and a classic example of narrative manipulation.
Poe is credited with having invented the detective story and this is one of his first.
A rare instance of Nero Wolfe emerging from his Manhattan brownstone to solve the case—but the evidence keeps disappearing.
Lord Peter Wimsey would like to ask Harriet Vane to marry him, but first he must prove she did not murder her previous beau.