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List of Best Detective Fiction Authors

This is a ranking list of detective fiction authors. Only top dozen Best Detective Fiction Authors, according to different criteria, are presented. The ranking is in particular based on the number of occurences of each detective fiction author in web pages, news, pictures and people votes in corresponding context.

Overall popularity

1. 204Dashiell Hammett
2. 139Agatha Christie
3. 126Arthur Conan Doyle
4. 115Robert B. Parker
5. 78Michael Connelly
6. 68Erle Stanley Gardner
7. 62Raymond Chandler
8. 59Patricia Cornwell
9. 58Edgar Allan Poe
10. 58G. K. Chesterton
11. 57Dorothy L. Sayers
12. 57Francis Durbridge

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Popularity on the Web

27803Raymond Chandler
27084Michael Connelly
22160Agatha Christie
21484Patricia Cornwell
21267Ian Rankin
19498G. K. Chesterton
18843P. D. James
18544Arthur Conan Doyle
18209Dashiell Hammett
18088Edgar Allan Poe
16645James Lee Burke
14971Robert Crais

Popularity in the news

6Dashiell Hammett
3Rex Stout
1Raymond Chandler
1Agatha Christie
1Michael Connelly
1Sue Grafton
1Robert B. Parker
1Edgar Allan Poe
1Mickey Spillane
0Margery Allingham
0Frank Arnau
0E.C. Bentley

Popularity in pictures

25Agatha Christie
17Robert B. Parker
12Arthur Conan Doyle
6Robert Crais
6Dashiell Hammett
6Ellery Queen
5G. K. Chesterton
5Michael Connelly
5Ngaio Marsh
5Edgar Allan Poe
4Erle Stanley Gardner
4Georges Simenon

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