Thriller Reviews

Reviews of the latest thriller and mystery eBooks for Kindle, Nook, iBooks and more.

David Baldacci’s New Thriller Enters Bestseller List

David Baldacci’s latest thriller, Deliver us from Evil, entered the LA Times bestsesller list at #3 last week despite lukewarm reviews. The prolific author has a had a string of hits since his debut, Absolute Power, and has created a sizable following over the past several years. Publisher Weekly’s take: “David Baldacci’s sequel to The […]

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Best Thrillers: The Summer Reading List, Part 1

Already thinking about beach books for summer vacation? Consider these new and upcoming thrillers. Line of Succession, by William Tyree After a series of political assassinations throw Washington leadership into disarray, a group of Pentagon insiders begin retaliating against Islamic radicals abroad while several forces seemingly vie for control of the White House behind the […]

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Polanski Delivers a Taut, Imperfect Thriller with Ghost Writer

Roman Polanski’s latest effort is based on Robert Harris’ controversial political thriller, The Ghost (British slang for “Ghostwriter”). The film opens ominously, with a BMW SUV seemingly abandoned on a wintertime ferry from Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, to Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly as soon as the driver’s body washes up on the stormy beach, we learn through […]

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2009’s Most Satisfying Political Thrillers

With the holiday season upon us, the year’s major political thrillers are now in wide release. The genre’s most prolific authors put out another bumper crop of assassins, rogue intelligence agents, dirty politicians and bleeding edge technology. Relative newcomers stormed the scene, finding more readers than ever thanks to Amazon’s Kindle.  Here’s how our list […]

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Is Glenn Beck Really the Oprah of Thrillers?

A few weeks ago I posted a blog questioning  the business wisdom of Vince Flynn’s association with Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Lielly (whoops – I mean O’Reilly). And while I realize that many of you disagreed with my assertion that Rush Limbaugh is too divisive of a figure for a mass market success like Vince […]

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David Rohde’s Harrowing Escape from the Taliban

This site often features authors or filmmakers that create exceptional works of fiction. However, we can conceive of no more harrowing – dare we say “thrilling” – story than the true story posted by New York Times journalist David Rohde, who recently escaped from the Taliban after being held hostage for several months. The story […]

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Latest John Le Carre Novel Touted as His Best

Legendary spy novelist John Le Carre apparently hasn’t missed a step. NYT reviewer (and spy novelist in his own right) Alan Furst calls Carre’s latest book, A Most Wanted Man, his “strongest, most powerful” novel. With a career as distinguished as Carre’s, that’s really saying something. Check out the full review.

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