Here are the 10 first entries (CWA to the left and US to the right):
|1||Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951)||1||Arthur Conan Doyle: The Complete Sherlock Holmes (1887-1927)|
|2||Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)||2||Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)|
|3||John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963)||3||Edgar Allan Poe: Tales of Mystery & Imagination (1852)|
|4||Dorothy L. Sayers: Gaudy Night (1935)||4||Josephine Tey: The Daughter of Time (1951)|
|5||Agatha Christie: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)||5||Scott Turow: Presumed Innocent (1987)|
|6||Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)||6||John le Carré: The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1963)|
|7||Raymond Chandler: Farewell My Lovely (1940)||7||Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)|
|8||Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (1868)||8||Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (1939)|
|9||Len Deighton: The IPCRESS File (1962)||9||Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (1938)|
|10||Dashiell Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (1930)||10||Agatha Christie: And Then There Were None (1939)|
We can see that some writers and novels have ended up on the top 10 on both lists, for example:
Raymond Chandler: The Big Sleep (2 and 8)
John Le Carré: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (3 and 6)
Daphne du Maurier: Rebecca (6 and 9)
Wilkie Collins: The Moonstone (8 and 7)
Dashiel Hammett: The Maltese Falcon (10 and 2)
There might be an indication here that these are the books to read if you like Crime fiction. I will try to get hold of Josephine Tey's The Daughter of Time which sounds interesting. A modern police officer is looking into the alleged crime of Richard III!
You can have a look at the top 100 lists here. I took the liberty to add a cross for the ones that I have read. Not that many I must admit. Here might lie another challenge! Sometimes I don't know if I read the book or saw the movie?
Would you have any favourites on the list?