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Top Ten Casefiles
« on: July 17, 2008, 03:36:38 PM »
List your favorite casefiles from 1-10. I would like to see everybody's favorites.  ;D
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2008, 04:18:02 PM »
Boy, this is tough:

1. Operation Phoenix-Time Bomb
2. Thick as Thieves
3. Dead of night
4. Dead on Target
5. A Killing in the Market
6. Hot Wheels
7. Witness To Murder
8. Double Exposure
9. Highway Robbery
10. Flesh and Blood
11. Flight into Danger
12. Danger Zone
13. The Lazarus Plot
14. Evil, Inc
15. Stress Point
16. See No Evil
17. Beyond The Law
18. Hostages of Hate
19. Line Of Fire
20. Running on Empty
21. Disaster For Hire
22. Scene of the Crime
23. Borderline Case
24. Deathgame
25. Foul Play
26. Cult of Crime
27. Shock Jock
28. Terror on Track
29. Final Gambit
30. Cold Sweat

Well, you got my top 30.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2008, 05:55:26 PM »
wow thanks ... how about from 1-127 in order?  ;) jk
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2008, 06:35:05 PM »
Good idea starting this topic!

Hmmm, like Tom said, this is a tough one...I'll have to think about this one a bit.

BTW, Tom, I don't know how you managed to do a top 30, I'm going to have a hard time with 10 - great job!

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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2008, 07:13:40 PM »
Actually, when I started typing, the titles just seemed to roll.

31. Lethal Cargo
32. Brother against Brother
33. Countdown to Terror
34. Final Cut
35. The Dead Season
36. Diplomatic Deceit
37. Against All Odds
38. Wrong Side Of The Law
39. Campaign of Crime.
40. True Thriller
41. Deadly Engagement
42. Edge of Destruction
43. The Genius Thieves
44. Perfect Getaway
45. The Borgia Dagger
46. Blood Relations
47. The Number File
48. Too Many Traitors
49. Nightmare in Angel City
50. Power Play
51. Web of Horror
52. Spiked!
53. Real Horror
54. False Alarm
55. Winner Take All
56. Absolute Zero
57. The Emperor's Shield
58. Blown Away
59. Trouble in the Pipeline
60. Nowhere to Run
61. The Deadliest Dare
62. Blood Money
63. Grave Danger
64. Virtual Villainy
65. Mayhem In Motion
66. Frame-up
67. Bad Chemistry
68. Collision Course
69. The Last Laugh
70. Danger Unlimited
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2008, 07:15:36 PM »
71. Rigged For Revenge
72. Screamers
73. Bad Rap
74. Road Pirates
75. No Way Out
76. Rock 'N' Revenge
77. Ring of Evil
78. Strategic Moves
79. The Viking's Revenge
80. Peak of Danger
81. Rough Riding
82. Choke Hold
83. Deep Trouble
84 Dirty Deeds
85. Pure Evil
86. Sabotage at Sea
87. Murder by Magic
88. Inferno of Fear
89. Darkness Falls
90. Uncivil War
91. Sky High
92. Clean Sweep
93. Mission: Mayhem
94. Wild Wheels
95. Fire In The Sky
96. Poisoned Paradise
97. Sheer Terror
98. Fright Wave
99. Toxic Revenge
100. The Crowning Terror
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2008, 07:36:28 PM »
There are my top 100 Casefiles.  Boy, all the single digit books managed to make it into the top 100.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2008, 07:38:19 PM »
101. Castle Fear
102. Street Spies
103. Blood Money
104. Competitive Edge
105. In Self-Defense
106. Height of Danger
107. Acting Up
108. The Last Leap
109. Blood Sport
110. Dead In The Water
111. River Rats
112. Moment of Truth
113. Fast Break
114. A Taste For Terror
115. High-Wire Act
116. Illegal Procedure
117. Law Of The Jungle
118. Deadman in Deadwood
119. Cliff-Hanger
120. Deadfall

And the worst books in the series, in my opinion:

121. Cave Trap/Survival of the Fittest.

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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2008, 07:50:59 PM »
Wow, Tom, how can you remember all the titles, let alone know in what order you like them!?

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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2008, 07:58:58 PM »
Notes:

While I included Time Bomb since I feel that it is indeed a part of a Casefiles, I did not include The Alien Factor because, while I view it as a prologue to the Ring of Evil-Dead of Night it does not specifically mention any events from that case nor do any books mention any details of the events in TAF,  However, if I had put it on the list, TAF would've been in the Top 5.

Also I did not include any Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys SuperMystery'88 books based on the explanation for The Alien Factor.

Also, I did not include The Crisscross Crime, for while it was originally meant as Casefile 130, it appeared as Digest 150.  Had I listed it, it would've been in the Top 30.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2008, 08:01:09 PM »
Wow, Tom, how can you remember all the titles, let alone know in what order you like them!?


Well for some of the later titles (90 on) I did have to consult the lists in Hot Wheels, Sky High & Dead inthe Water.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2008, 08:18:54 PM »
After some thought, here's my Top 10:

01. Operation Phoenix (#64-66, individually only #64 would be in my top 10)
02. Brother Against Brother (#11)
03. Blood Money (#32)
04. Dead on Target (#1)
05. The Crowning Terror (#6)
06. Double Exposure (#22)
07. Witness to Murder (#20)
08. Danger Zone (#37)
09. Evil, Inc. (#2)
10. The Deadliest Dare (#30)

Note that I haven't read fan favorites ''Dead of Night'' or ''The Lazarus Plot'', all of the ''Ring of Evil'', if I read those, my Top 10 would likely look different. 

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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2008, 08:32:15 PM »
I just realized I forgot one, but it would be tied with Cave Trap.  And that book is... Survival of the Fittest.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2008, 08:34:44 PM »
Did I forget any?

And I didn't include the 3 Collector's Editions for obvious reasons.
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Re: Top Ten Casefiles
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2008, 08:36:47 PM »
No I don't think you did - do the math. :p