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Tournament of Mysteries


The ultimate Whodunit of Whodunits: What's the greatest mystery of all time? With the help of our staff, we narrowed down the top 16 masterpieces of suspense. Choose your favorites and vote each round to discover which of these page-turners rise above the rest.
(It just might be the least-likely suspect!)


The Winner

And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

Agatha Christie

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Gone but not forgotten


The Firm

The Firm

John Grisham

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A Is For Alibi

A Is For Alibi

Sue Grafton

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Rebecca

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier

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Sherlock Holmes: The Novels

Sherlock Holmes: The Novels

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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The Bone Collector

The Bone Collector

Jeffery Deaver

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One for the Money

One For The Money

Janet Evanovich

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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

John le Carre

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Eye Of The Needle

Eye Of The Needle

Ken Follett

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Presumed Innocent

Presumed Innocent

Scott Turow

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Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn

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An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

An Unsuitable Job For A Woman

P. D. James

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Killing Floor

Killing Floor

Lee Child

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The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Stieg Larsson

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A Great Deliverance

A Great Deliverance

Elizabeth George

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The Name Of The Rose

The Name Of The Rose

Umberto Eco

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HPB Staff Pick

One For The Money

by Janet Evanovich

“Zany cast leaves you wanting more.”

Diamond

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

by John Le Carre

“My favorite Cold War spy novel”

Jaci

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Sharp Objects

by Gillian Flynn

“Reads like a dream, plays out like a nightmare.”

Allen

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Identical

by Scott Turow

“Turow returns to Kindle County for a twisting tale about twins”

Jonnie

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And Then There Were None

by Agatha Christie

“#1 Mystery of All Time”

Emily

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Still Life

by Louise Penny

“Leaves you changing your mind about whodunit to the very nail-biting end.”

Frances

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HPB Book Club Pick

Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore

by Matthew Sullivan

“An intriguingly dark, twisty story and eccentric characters make this book a standout.”

-Kirkus Reviews

It’s Mystery Madness at Half Price Books, so it’s only fitting that our current HPB Book Club culprit, er, we mean selection, is a mystery. Put your detective skills to the test to find the killer.

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Featured Rare Finds

Farewell, My Lovely

by Raymond Chandler

First Edition, Alfred A. Knopf, 1940

A lovely copy of the author’s second book, his personal favorite. There is minor chipping to the spine of the price-clipped dust jacket, and a couple of small stains on the rear panel and a very small, faint stain on the front panel. A mystery high point in the colorful original dust jacket, from the library of producer/agent Charles K. Feldman!—$2,000

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Mystery Books That Are Book Mysteries

Most mysteries still feature private eyes and cops, but people from all sorts of professions are getting into the sleuthing act: priests, hockey players, hair stylists—and quite a few from the world of books.

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