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Favorite

Mystery Novels

Here are my favorites, listed in no particular order. Note that a lot of these books are out of print and hard to find! I was tempted to title this list 'the most unusual mystery novels', because being so unusual is often what sets them apart and makes them my favorites. I've noted that a number of these books are 'difficult', so you've been warned! But the extra effort is worth it in this case (or at least it was for me!)

Roseanna

by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo

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New Hope for the Dead

by Charles Willeford

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Black Friday

by David Goodis

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The Far Cry

by Frederik Brown

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The Voyeur

by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Difficult!!

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Passing Time

by Michel Butor

Difficult!!

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The Souvenir

by Patricia Carlton

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Pity Him Afterward

by Donald Westlake

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Last Seen Wearing

by Hilary Waugh

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The Glass Cage

by Colin Wilson

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Apres Du Ma Blonde (ake The Widow)

by Nicolas Freeling

Difficult!!

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Inspector Saito's Small Satori

by Janwillem Van Der Wetering

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A Way Through the Woods

by Colin Dexter

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The Lime Twig

by John Hawkes

Difficult!!

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Deadline at Dawn

by Cornell Woolrich

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Maigret on Holiday

by Georges Simenon

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