This site has oddly distorted head shots
of what it considers the best mystery writers of all time. The site says it's a top-50 list, but the numbering only goes up to 49, and there are 48 or maybe 47 writers on the list (a few numbers are missing). Many of the old names are there, some spelled in surprising ways, and the list contains an idiosyncratic choice or two. The great Fredric Brown
makes it, though it's hard to tell at what number.
A little block next to each writer's weirdly foreshortened head has a handy link to a discussion of some of his or her best books.© Peter Rozovsky 2006