Crime Thriller Books

The best crime thriller eBooks for kindle, nook, iBooks and more, including cozy mysteries, whodunnits, detective stories, police procedurals and more.

The Bullhead Murders, a Spectacular Crime Thriller by Michael Allan Scott

The Bottom Line: A cinematic tour de force with a spectacular payoff. Jena Halpern is a psychic heroine that you’ll want to spend a lot of time with. When psychic Jena Halpern gets a voicemail from police Lieutenant Daniel R. Kropp, it goes without saying that she’s been expecting his call. News headlines about a […]

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Blood-Red Mist, One of the Year’s Best Thrillers

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. In Michael Allan Scott’s second Jena Halpern series book, the formidable psychic boards a plane to Washington, D.C., where her terminally ill stepfather is hospitalized in nearby Silver Springs Silver Spring. The trip is a powder keg of emotion, as the two haven’t spoken in years. […]

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Killer Deal Legal Thriller

Killer Deal, a Ripped-from-the-Headlines Legal Thriller by Karen S. Gordon

The Bottom Line: A ripped-from-the-headlines legal thriller that John Grisham fans will love. Conspiracy theories about the untimely death of a Supreme Court justice draw attention to the West Texas dude ranch where he died. When attorney Vance Courage and his business partner Lauren Gold purchase the ranch to launder a large sum of dirty […]

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When I Was You, an Engrossing Psychological Thriller by Minka Kent

The Bottom Line: Minka Kent gives identify theft an entirely new meaning in this thoroughly engrossing novel. In Minka Kent’s new psychological thriller, assault survivor and landlord Brienne Dougray suffers from crippling memory loss, and relies on tenant Dr. Niall for help. But soon, Brienne discovers evidence that she has a double. Someone else has […]

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Bred in the Bone, a Taut Crime Thriller by Kendra Elliot

The Bottom Line: A perfect read for your next flight. Novella-length mysteries and thrillers are surging in popularity, and few do the medium better than Kendra Elliot. In her latest, FBI special agent Cate Wilde investigates what appears to be a deadly hit-and-run. But as she soon learns, the the victim may have been involved […]

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The Best Thriller Books of 2019

2019 was an amazing year for fans of mystery and thriller books. An abundance of endlessly entertaining choices came from all categories, including crime thrillers, medical thrillers, legal thrillers, psychological thrillers, fantasy novels and more. Narrowing the list down from the hundreds of books our team has read this year to just a handful was […]

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Hercule Poirot's Christmas

Cozy Mystery Classic: Hercule Poirot’s Christmas

This one is hardly new, but would could be more perfect for the holiday season? I for one, will be spending several hours with the legendary sleuth! Sometimes, you just want a classic. Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense—creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters—brings […]

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The Best Crime Thriller Books of the Decade (2010-2019)

The 2010s was a decade chock full of amazing mysteries and thrillers. In particular, the crime thriller genre – inclusive of detective fiction, FBI thrillers, serial killer fiction, heist thrillers, police procedurals and many other whodunnits – has burned brightly. While the genre’s old guard continued to crank out plenty of winners, the decade’s best […]

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A Thin Line, One of the Year’s Best Thrillers

The Bottom Line: One of the year’s best thrillers. Fans of Michael Connelly’s Bosch series will love Agent Garrison Chase. When FBI Agent Garrison Chase’s old mentor Slim shows up unannounced and badly beaten, he knows trouble can’t be far behind. Years earlier, Chase and Slim had been recruited to kill a Thai General and […]

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A Minute to Midnight, a Riveting New Thriller by David Baldacci

The Bottom Line: In Pine, Baldacci achieves his deepest characterization yet. Highly recommended. In Baldacci’s second Atlee Pine novel, the FBI agent explores the kidnapping and presumed death of her twin sister 30 years earlier. Like Harry Bosch in Michael Connelly’s similarly emotional crime thriller series, Pine decides to head back to the scene of […]

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