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.

Kill Shot book cover by Vince Flynn

Ranking The Best of Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp Books

Vince Flynn ushered in his counter-terrorism hero, Mitch Rapp, in the late 1990s and he never looked back. The Rapp political thrillers are consistent best-sellers, and despite the surprising fact that none of the books have made the jump to the big screen yet, even the older books in Flynn’s catalog keep selling. Here’s our […]

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Best Books: 5 G-Men Turned Novelists

Many people who worked in national security and espionage—professions that prize discretion—have turned to successful careers as novelists. These former spies, security advisers, counter-terrorism operators and intelligence directors lend a realistic, veteran approach to their prose, but their books still don’t give up all their secrets. Here are some of the best. John Stockwell A […]

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The Best Thrillers of 2012

These books span several subgenres, and represent those that we enjoyed most, in no particular order. SecondWorld, by Jeremy Robinson To be honest, this was a huge surprise. Robinson’s work typically leans more toward the fantasy genre, which isn’t our cup of tea. But once we got past the campy first chapter set in 1940s […]

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Best Books: The Top 5 Thrillers of 2010

So many books to read and so little time. We’ve read more great books this year than in any other in recent memory. Increasingly, talented authors seem to be drifting into the thriller genre with new approaches to familiar literary conventions. Here’s our take on the best of the best so far.

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Best Books: Top 5 Psychological Thrillers of the 2000s

What makes a great psychological thriller? First and foremost, a confounding mystery that is disturbing and at times nearly hallucinogenic. A compelling protagonist whose life is in constant danger. A juicy assortment of clues, both red herrings and genuine puzzle pieces, that don’t quite fit into place until the very end. And a master craftsman […]

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