With apocalypse thrillers all the rage at the box office over the past few years (2012, anyone?), it’s easy to forget how many great books are devoted to a modern-day Revelations. Check out our top picks and weigh in with your own.
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.
Another slew of exciting thrillers is on deck for release between now and August 1st. Here’s a sneak peek at the spy novels that are filling up our queue.
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 […]
Don’t sue us when you read our list of the top legal thriller movies of all time. Go ahead and roll your eyes as we pay homage to the mighty John Grisham, but you still might be surprised by our #1 pick.
Our completely controversial, up-for-debate list of the best thrillers about the FBI. Although the CIA tends to suck up more time on the silver screen, we think you’ll agree that these are some great FBI picks.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When it comes to staging crime thrillers, the stories almost always take place in New York, New Jersey, Chicago or Las Vegas. Think about it. A significant portion of heist and gangster films involve the mafia as central or ancillary characters, making those places are practically automatic. Even when there isn’t a gangster component, you’ve […]
Hardly a year goes by without a juicy international incident involving the CIA. Plotting to overthrow foreign governments. Using illegal interrogation techniques on suspected terrorists. Secret assassination squads. With so many real-life scandals, it’s no wonder that screenwriters love to feature protagonists from “The Company.” With that said, my current Top 10 list features not […]