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 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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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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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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Top 10 Psychological Thrillers on Film

When reviewing our candidates for best psychological thrillers, we looked for movies that (a) made a lasting impression on us personally, (b) were critical and/or box offices hits and (c) sustained a sense of gripping unease and dread throughout the entire film without resorting to cheesy conventions. And of course, these films had to have […]

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