Best Thriller Book Lists

Our editors rank the top thriller and mystery books by year, decade or subgenre. These lists include legal thrillers, crime thrillers, cozy mysteries, FBI thrillers and more.

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 their storylines. Here are five great religious thriller books that have […]

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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 something here for you. Did we miss something great? Have

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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 most gripping books about secret societies are centered around the Templar Knights and 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 the best medical thrillers published in the past decade, these five

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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, by Thomas Harris You’ve seen the Silence of the Lambs,

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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 recent years (move over, Agatha Christie). We also set aside crossover

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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 former CIA agent, Stockwell resigned and made a splash with

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