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The Best C.J. Box Books, Ranked in Order

What are the best CJ Box books? For newcomers to Box’s work, deciding which book to pick up first is a serious challenge. That’s because Box has been incredibly prolific in the years since the publication of his first novel. Box is best known for his Joe Pickett series, featuring an honest, upright, hardworking and faithful Wyoming Game and Fish warden. Pickett’s famous flaw is […]

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Breaking Silence, an Electrifying New Crime Thriller by Alan Brenham

The Bottom Line: Impossible to put down, Brenham’s latest thriller piles layer-upon-layer of red herrings before revealing a shocker that few will see coming.  Book 3 in Alan Brenham’s Claire Deveraux series begins in France, as the title character receives a potentially life-changing text: “You and your sister are two of a set of quadruplets.” The anonymous sender, AMZ, sends the same text to her identical twin sister,

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The Best Psychological Thriller Books

Psychological Thriller Books 2024: The Best New and All-Time

Looking for a list of the best psychological thriller books? You’ve come to the right place. Readers love psychological thrillers because deep down, we all crave experiences that delve deep into the labyrinthine depths of the human mind, exploring the murky and unpredictable terrain of the human psyche. Through intricately layered and intensely drawn characters, these works explore themes of memory, identity, and psychology, exposing

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The Founders’ Plot, a Fascinating and Believable Political Thriller by Frank Victoria

The Bottom Line: A fascinating and believable political thriller that deftly explores the true price of immigration reform in California.  By the time newly elected California Governor Michael DiGrasso is sworn into office, his mandate from the electorate is clear: eliminate illegal immigration. DiGrasso, a personable Afghanistan War veteran, is supportive of multilingual services, as well as the legal immigration process. But when it comes to illegal immigration, he seeks nothing less than to create

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The Forever Game, a Series-Worthy Thriller by Jeffrey James Higgins

The Bottom Line: DEA Special Agent Adam Locke is a series-worthy action hero whose debut is filled with breathtaking action and a surprisingly exquisite exploration of AI-assisted immortality.  The Forever Game opens as DEA Special Agent Adam Locke is in Haiti, closing in on John Laguerre, the leader of a massive transnational criminal organization. He figures they’ve got just one chance to “cut the head off

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You Like it Darker, a New Short Story Collection by Stephen King

The Bottom Line: Experience Stephen King’s latest collection of short stories now, before the inevitable adaptations start popping up on your favorite streaming service.   Some of the best-known Stephen King adaptations for film and TV are based on his short stories and novellas: Children of the Corn, Stand by Me, The Night Flier, Mercy and many others. Throughout his career, King has routinely published story

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The Best Lucy Foley Books in Order (Updated!)

Looking for a list of Lucy Foley books in recommended reading order? You’ve come to the right place. Bestselling British author Lucy Foley is a favorite among fans of contemporary mystery and crime fiction and critics alike. She also writes historical fiction. Further, one of her short stories is included in a collection of Agatha Christie fan fiction focusing on Christie’s iconic character Mrs. Marple.

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The Spy Who Hated Me, an Uproarious Spy Spoof by Haris Orkin

The Bottom Line: An uproarious spy spoof that may be Orkin’s most cinematic mission yet.  Since the debut of the wildly funny You Only Live Once, the first book in Haris Orkin’s James Bond satire series, Orkin has been far more prolific than the material that originally inspired him. The latest installment in Orkin’s James Flynn Escapade series, The Spy Who Hated Me, is Orkin’s fifth since the

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The Committee Will Kill You Now, an Essential Medical Thriller by JL Lycette

The Bottom Line: A must-read thriller about medical ethics and innumerable pressures facing American physicians.  At Seattle’s fictional University Hospital, there’s an unwritten rule banning sick leave for residents. These highly trained, overextended physicians are expected to show up for work unless they are dead. Accordingly, when intern Dr. Jasmine Doherty doesn’t show up for work one morning, death is indeed the reason. When work spreads

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OPERATION: Running Brook, a Rapid-Fire Spy Novel by Alex A. Jameson

The Bottom Line: This rapid-fire spy novel features an irresistible premise and brims with ample doses of romance.  A young woman wakes up at City Memorial Hospital with a broken ankle, a concussion, some abrasions on her hands and face – and no recollection of how she got there. The possessions in her hospital room reveal a flip phone and ten dollars, but no identification or

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