Best Thriller Book Lists

Our writers rank the top thriller and mystery eBooks available on Kindle, Nook, iBooks and more. Find the best suspense thrillers, psychological thrillers, police procedurals, mystery series, political thrillers, spy thrillers and much more.

Best Thrillers of 2017

The Best Thriller Books of 2017 (So Far)

Our 2017 list of the best mysteries and thrillers is incredibly diverse, ranging the gamut from psychological thrillers such as Rose Edmunds’ second Crazy Amy book to conspiracy thrillers such as William Tyree’s Blake Carver series to Douglas E. Richards’ latest sci-fi mindbender. Unlike previous years, we’re highlighting exceptionally read audiobooks in our list as […]

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The Best Thriller Books of 2016

What a stellar year for mystery and thriller books! There’s something here for everyone, ranging from dark (really dark!) crime thrillers, to the paranormal, spy thrillers, science fiction and virtually everything in between. Our criteria is very simple: novel-length books published as early as December 2015 and as late as December 1, 2016, fitting at least one of […]

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11-22-63 by stephen king book cover

Ranked: The Best Stephen King Novels Published In This Century

The reigning master of suspense is the author of more than 50 books, all of which have been international bestsellers. Carrie. It. Pet Cemetery. Misery. Thinner. All instant classics, and yet King’s craft seems to sweeten with age, with King still churning out some of his best work in recent years. I’m making it my […]

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Books like Gone Girl: Five Irresistable Thrillers

A phenomenon like Gone Girl comes along rarely in the book world. Just two years after becoming a massive literary sensation, the film – which ended up being quite good – was catapulted into theaters with a screenplay penned by original author Gillian Flynn. And the film, in turn, has since reignited interest in the book. If you’re just now getting […]

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Sanctus by Simon Toyne

The Five Best Religious Thrillers of All Time

For this list, we’re defining a ‘religious thriller’ as a pulse-pounding mystery, conspiracy or quest that uses religious artifacts, secrets or clergy at the core of the story. We chose not to be constrained in our criteria by claims of religious accuracy, Biblical or otherwise. After all, even the most devout authors often take liberties with commonly held beliefs in […]

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The Best Thriller Books of 2014 – The Definitive List

Looking for a list of 2014’s best thriller books? First published back in early summer as “The Best of 2014 So Far,” we’ve updated this post as our reviewers have finalized their year-end lists. Whether you learn toward sci-fi thrillers, conspiracy fiction, medical thrillers, hard-boiled mysteries, vatican thrillers or are somewhere on the political end of the spectrum, there’s […]

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Lexicon novel by Max Barry

The Five Best Thrillers About Secret Societies

It’s easy to see why there are so many mysteries and thrillers written about secret societies. We’re so conditioned by films such as Angels and Demons and Rosemary’s Baby that the very mention of even a benign college organization like Yale’s Skull and Bones conjures images of candlelit initiations, pagan rotations and blood sacrifices. While many of the […]

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5 Great Medical Thriller eBooks Guaranteed To Give You The Creeps

Did you love Dexter and NCIS? Is the X-File’s Dana Scully your dream date? Then turn off your TV and power up your Kindle, because there’s a wide world of medical thriller eBooks to explore. The plots are far more imaginative and entertaining than anything you’ll currently find on TV. Aside from being arguably among of […]

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Season of the Harvest by Michael Hicks

The Four Best FBI Thrillers You Haven’t Read Yet

So you’ve got a thing for G-men, eh? We know. The wiretaps, the suits, the bad architecture of its legendary Washington D.C. headquarters. There’s something about a good FBI thrillers that pulls you in and just won’t let go. Here are five incredible FBI Thrillers that are guaranteed to keep you up at night. Hannibal, […]

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J.K. Rowling aka Robert Galbraith

The Best Five Mystery Book Series by Women Writers

So you’d like to read an amazing female-authored mystery suspense book series. Where to start?  Look no further! We’ve done the hard work for you. In a genre brimming with talent, ranking the top five mystery book series written by women is no easy task. To make our job easier, we’ve automatically excluded writers that haven’t been active in […]

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