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A. G. Riddle
Lost in Time
2022
One morning, Dr. Sam Anderson wakes up to find that the woman he loves has been murdered. For Sam, the horror is only beginning. He and his daughter are accused of the crime. To ensure his daughter goes free, Sam does what he must: he confesses. More ...
416 Pages
4/5
2
Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None: A Novel
2001 (First published: 1939)
Agatha Christie's version of the nursery rhyme is often considered the best mystery novel ever written. 10 strangers are trapped in an Indian island, where the sinister Mr. Owen is accusing them of murder. One by one is found dead, until ... (the resolution of the novel is very different from that of the movie versions). More ...
300 Pages
5/5
3
Agatha Christie
The Murder at the Vicarage
Miss Marple Mystery 1
2016 (First published: 1930)
The murder of Colonel Protheroe, a much-hated magistrate, brings Miss Marple to St. Mary Mead - a small village, where she wades through the scandal and dirty secrets exposed by the crime. More ...
247 Pages
4/5
2
Agatha Christie
The Moving Finger
Miss Marple Mystery 3
2011 (First published: 1942)
A sudden outbreak of anonymous hate mail causes only a minor stir in the small town of Lymstock. Then, one of the recipients, Mrs. Symmington, apparently commits suicide. But Miss Marple questions the coroner’s verdict. Soon secrets stop being shameful and start becoming deadly. More ...
240 Pages
4/5
2
Ann Rule
Too Late to Say Goodbye
A True Story of Murder and Betrayal
2007
Idyllic life in Atlanta's wealthy suburbs turned into jealous rage, as the murders of two beautiful, successful women were made to look like suicides. Perhaps Ann Rule's best book so far with detailed descriptions of cutting-edge forensic techniques. More ...
480 Pages
2
Camron Wright
The Orphan Keeper
Adapted for Young Readers from the Bestselling Novel
2022
Seven-year-old Chellamuthu's life is forever changed when he is kidnapped from his village in Southern India and sold to the Lincoln Home for Homeless Children to be adopted by a family in America. More ...
288 Pages
3/5
2
Cormac McCarthy
No Country for Old Men
2006
Mixture of action thriller, Western and psychological drama. Starting with an antelope hunt near the Rio Grande the story proceeds into a man-on-the-run thriller, populated by a psychopatic killer and an elderly Sheriff, who is smarter than most, because he knows his limitations. Made into movie by the Coen brothers! More ...
309 Pages
5/5
3
Dan Brown
Angels & Demons
Book 1 of Robert Langdon Novels
2006 (First published: 2000)
CERN director Maximilian Kohler discovers one of the facility's top physicists, Leonardo Vetra, murdered, his chest branded with an ambigram of the word "Illuminati." They have surfaced to carry out the final phase of its vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. More ...
496 Pages
2/5
2
Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code
Book 2 of Robert Langdon Novels
2009 (First published: 2003)
The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. The novel explores an alternative religious history, in which the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. More ...
597 Pages
3/5
2
Dashiell Hammett
The Maltese Falcon
1989 (First published: 1930)
Archetypal tough guy, detective Sam Spade, risks his reputation by trying to help a beautiful young lady. As his partner gets killed Spade is suspected for murder. The story is a complex web of betrayal and deception, in which everyone tries to get the gold statuette of a falcon. Sam's masculine strength is refreshing in today's world of male insecurity. Also an excellent movie with Humphrey Bogart - but the book is better. More ...
217 Pages
5/5
7
Dennis Lehane
Shutter Island
2009 (First published: 2003)
Shutter Island is an army facility turned hospital for the criminally insane. When a patient escapes, U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels and his partner, Chuck Aule, are called in to investigate. This is one of the best psychological thrillers of all time. One mind-bending plot twist after another! Also a blockbuster movie, directed by Martin Scorsese. More ...
400 Pages
4/5
2
Freida McFadden
Never Lie
An addictive psychological Thriller
2022
As they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace four years earlier, a violent winter storm traps them at the estate. In search of a book to keep her entertained until the snow abates, Tricia happens upon a secret room. More ...
336 Pages
4/5
2
Georges Simenon
Dirty Snow 
2003 (First published: 1950)
Set in occupied France during WWII, Simenon's bleak masterpiece is a dispassionate description of human cruelty. No other writer has achieved the psychological intensity of Simenon. “What many regard as the finest of all noir novels…"--Tim Rutten, The Los Angeles Times   More ...
272 Pages
3/5
2
Graham Grene
Our Man in Havana
2007 (First published: 1958)
Mr. Wormold, salesman of vacuum cleaners in a city of power brokers becomes a spy for the British MI6 to earn some extra income. This crisply written spy novel will drag you down with almost unbearable tension, while at the same time make you giggle with its parodies and absurd plot. A true masterpiece! More ...
256 Pages
4/5
2
Jack Carr
Savage Son: A Thriller
Book 3 of Terminal List
2020
Former Navy SEAL James Reece must infiltrate the Russian mafia and turn the hunters into the hunted. Deep in the wilds of Siberia, a woman is on the run, pursued by a man harboring secrets—a man intent on killing her. More ...
512 Pages
4/5
2
James M. Cain
The Postman Always Rings Twice
1989 (First published: 1934)
Cain started a new genre: American noir fiction. It may be full of despair, sweltering greed, dark violence and raw sex, but the no-nonsense description of humanity heading towards destruction is impossible to resist. In his laconic style Cain tells the story of Frank, a tramp, who his attracted to Cora, the young wife of brutally violent Nick. When Frank and Cora start an affair behind her older man's back, the story is heading for disaster. More ...
116 Pages
5/5
5
Jenifer Ruff
Only Wrong Once
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 1
2017
In Los Angeles, FBI counterterrorism agent Quinn Traynor receives an urgent call from CDC agent, Madeline Hamilton. She's discovered the first victim of a lethal, unfamiliar virus. Their joint investigation uncovers an imminent bio-terror attack, and their only hope is to identify the terrorists carrying the disease.  More ...
411 Pages
4/5
2
Jenifer Ruff
Only One Cure
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 2
2020
A debilitating neurological toxin has stricken the children of several political families, and one of them is the son of U.S. President Anna Moreland. Madeline assembles a team of medical experts, but the investigation takes a horrifying turn when she starts receiving messages from terrorists. More ...
262 Pages
4/5
2
Jenifer Ruff
Only One Wave
FBI & CDC Medical Thriller, Book 3
2020
CDC epidemiologist Dr. Madeline Hamilton and her fiancé, FBI operative Quinn Traynor, go to Nalowale Island to investigate a deadly outbreak of unknown origin. Victims become aggressive and irrational, suffering from insomnia, hallucinations, and eventual death. More ...
283 Pages
4/5
2
John Burdett
The Godfather of Kathmandu
Royal Thai Detective Novel 4
2011
Inspector Sonchai Jitpleecheep, half-caste son of a prostitute and an American GI, is a bad-ass cop and gentle follower of Buddha. He hunts down crazy criminals in Bangkok while trying to get promoted by his drug-dealing boss. Hilarious plot - but more complex than it seems.  More ...
384 Pages
3/5
2
John Grisham
The Firm
2009 (First published: 1991)
About a law firm controlled by the Mafia. Fast-paced, smart, with believable characters. One of the best legal thrillers on the market. Made into a movie directed by Sydney Pollack - starring Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman.  More ...
544 Pages
5/5
2
John Le Carré
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
Book 3 of Georg Smiley Novels
2013 (First published: 1963)
In Le Carré's first masterpiece Alec Leamas, a British agent in early Cold War Berlin, is responsible for keeping the double agents under his care undercover and alive. When the East Germans start killing them, Leamas is sent deep into Communist territory to find out why. "The finest spy story ever written" (Graham Green). More ...
240 Pages
5/5
2
Joseph Finder
Buried Secrets
Book 2 of Nick Heller Novels
2011
Hedge fund titan Marshall Marcus desperately needs Nick’s help. His teenaged daughter, Alexa, has just been kidnapped. Nick Heller, a private spy who finds out things powerful people want to keep hidden. Clearly one of the best action thrillers of the year. More ...
400 Pages
4/5
2
Karen Inglis
Return to the Secret Lake
Secret Lake Children's Mystery Adventure, Book 2
2022
Almost a year has passed since Stella and Tom discovered a time tunnel and travelled to early 1900s London, where they befriended Emma, Lucy and Jack. The magical moles that made the tunnel and secret lake appear have since vanished. More ...
272 Pages
3/5
2
Karen Inglis
The Secret Lake
Secret Lake Children's Mystery Adventure, Book 1
2011
When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, their elderly neighbour’s small dog. A page-turning time travel adventure for children aged 8-11. More ...
122 Pages
3/5
2
Ken Follett
The Pillars of the Earth
Book 1 of Kingsbridge
2007 (First published: 1989)
This story of intrigue, power, revenge and betrayal chronicles the ups and downs in the life of a prior, his master builder as they struggle to build a Gothic cathedral in 12th century England. Follett weaves human brutality, steamy sex scenes, deep religious faith, agony and glorious success into his epic historical novel. More ...
973 Pages
5/5
2
Ken Follett
World Without End
Book 2 of Kingsbridge
2007
World Without End takes place in the same town of Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building the exquisite Gothic cathedral that was at the heart of The Pillars of the Earth. Brilliant historical novel! More ...
1024 Pages
4/5
2
Ken Follett
A Column of Fire
Book 3 of Kingsbridge
2017
In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love.  More ...
928 Pages
4/5
2
Louis Sachar
Small Steps
Book 2 of Holes Series
2008
 Two years after being released from Camp Green Lake, Armpit is home in Austin, Texas, trying to turn his life around. But it's hard when you have a record and everyone expects the worst from you. The only person who believes in Armpit is Ginny, his ten-year-old disabled neighbor. More ...
257 Pages
3/5
2
Louis Sachar
Holes
Book 1 of Holes Series
2000
Stanley is under a curse. It began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. More ...
233 Pages
3/5
2
Louise Penny
Still Live
1st Inspector Gamache novel
2008
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, has been found dead in the woods. More ...
312 Pages
4/5
4
Louise Penny
All the Devils Are Here
16th Inspector Gamache novel
2021
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is in Paris. On their first night the Gamaches have dinner with the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. Walking home together after the meal, they watch in horror as Stephen is knocked down and critically injured. It was no accident, but a deliberate attempt on the elderly man's life. More ...
464 Pages
4/5
2
Mario Puzo
The Godfather
2002 (First published: 1969)
Puzo's epic novel redefined the public image of the Italian mafia. With Don Vito Corleone's violent struggle to control the underworld of New York we glimpse into an ancient world of honor and vendetta, Italian family tradition, friendship and loyalty were betrayal is punished with merciless vengeance. Made into a famous movie with Marlon Brando, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  More ...
448 Pages
5/5
2
Michael C. Grumley
The Desert of Glass
Book 2 of Monument Series
2021
Half a century ago, an aberration was spotted by one of our earliest satellites, and summarily dismissed as a hardware malfunction. But it was no aberration. And no malfunction. It was an accidental glimpse of something extraordinary, and very old. More ...
356 Pages
3/5
2
Michael C. Grumley
The Last Monument
Book 1 of Monument Series
2020
Outside Denver, Colorado, Joe Rickards stands over a small aircraft wreckage, studying burnt remains still smoldering in a field of freshly fallen snow...an investigator for the NTSB, working to identify the cause of the accident. But nothing adds up. More ...
325 Pages
3/5
2
Ngaio Marsh
Vintage Murder
Book 5 in Roderick Alleyn Novels
2012 (First published: 1937)
Chief Inspector Alleyn is traveling through New Zealand while he recovers from an operation. On a train with the famous Carolyn Dacres Comedy Company, on tour of New Zealand, Alleyn befriends members of the troupe - an amusing diversion until, unexpectedly, they turn deadly. More ...
224 Pages
4/5
3
Patricia Cornwell
Postmortem
Kay Scarpetta Series 1
2021 (First published: 1991)
Patricia Cronwell's first book in the Kay Scarpetta series is about a brilliant serial killer who is strangling young women. Kay is applying latest forensic techniques to identify the killer, but someone is sabotaging the investigation. More ...
448 Pages
5/5
2
Patricia Highsmith
Strangers on a Train
2021 (First published: 1950)
In her first novel, Patricia Highsmith introduced the character of a subtle, murderous, sociopath who lives unsuspected for years. Highsmith's psycho-thriller was the source of a famous Alfred Hitchcock film in 1953. The book is one of the great classics of psychological crime fiction. More ...
288 Pages
5/5
4
Patricia Highsmith
The Talented Mr. Ripley
2008 (First published: 1955)
Patricia Highsmith wrote stories in which you almost physically feel the coming of a catastrophe. It is so unnerving that you might just want to throw away the book, because you can no longer stand the tension. But then you read on through the night. Don't get confused by the silly title or lousy cover. This is one of the best psycho-thrillers - ever! More ...
288 Pages
5/5
5
Rick Riordan
The Titan's Curse
Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 3
2008
When the goddess Artemis goes missing, she is believed to have been kidnapped. And now it's up to Percy and his friends to find out what happened. Who is powerful enough to kidnap a goddess? More ...
352 Pages
3/5
2
Robin Moore
The French Connection
A True Account of Cops, Narcotics, and International Conspiracy
2003 (First published: 1969)
In this true, absorbing and often frightening documentary, Detectives Edward Egan and Salvatore Grosso almost stumble into a case of heroin smuggling that ultimately leads to the seizure of the largest cache of heroin ever picked up in New York. Crime syndicate heads in Canada and France are involved. More ...
336 Pages
4/5
2
Scott Turow!
Presumed Innocent
2017 (First published: 1987)
Turow's first courtroom thriller is one of the best legal fiction ever. As a former U.S. prosecutor, Turow had intimate knowledge of legal procedures and could drag the reader into the gritty drama of a murder trial. A dark twist of events transforms prosecutor Susty Sabich from the accuser to the accused. Made into a spectacular Harrison Ford movie.  More ...
496 Pages
5/5
3
Stieg Larson
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Part 1 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
The story is based on an actual crime which author and journalist Stieg Larson experienced at age 16: The gang rape of a girl named Lisbeth. His sensational thriller features a Lisbeth Salander, an agry punk heroine, who helps Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist, to uncover the dark secrets of one of Sweden's wealthiest families. More ...
672 Pages
5/5
3
Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Part 2 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2011 (First published: 2005)
The second part of Stieg Larsons Millennium Trillogy is a blistering espionage thriller - combined with a riveting police procedural and a piercing exposé on social injustice. More ...
752 Pages
5/5
2
Stieg Larson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Part 3 of the Millennium Trilogy.
2012 (First published: 2005)
In Larson's third part of his Millennium Trillogy Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head. But she's fighting for her life and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. More ...
832 Pages
5/5
2
Tom Clancy
The Hunt for Red October
A Jack Ryan Novel Book 1
2018 (First published: 1984)
Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. Made into a spectacular film directed by John McTiernan and starring Sean Connery. More ...
656 Pages
5/5
3
Truman Capote
In Cold Blood
1994 (First published: 1966)
A masterpiece from the author of "Breakfast at Tiffanies". With this thriller Capote invented a new genre. It reconstructs the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. Capote describes the investigations, capture, trial and execution of the killers in harrowing, yet empathic prose. More ...
343 Pages
5/5
9
Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills
Oath of Loyalty
Book 21 of Mitch Rapp Series
2022
The new murder business is based on double-blind secrecy. Neither the killer nor the client knows the other’s identity. Because of this, assassins can’t be called off nor can they afford to fail. No matter how long it takes until their target is dead. More ...
368 Pages
4/5
2
Vince Flynn / Kyle Mills
Enemy at the Gates
Book 20 of Mitch Rapp Series
2022
CIA counterterrorist agent Mitch Rapp has decided to back away from his proffesional life, but then the world’s richest man asks Mitch to rescue a scientist, who’s bio research compound has been burned to the ground and is on the run from an African terrorist. More ...
400 Pages
4/5
2
William Goldman
Marathon Man: A Novel
2001
An epic, fast-paced thriller with just enough humor to prevent you from getting overwhelmed by the violence, evil and sadism. Made into a movie with Dustin Hoffman with the most harrowing visit to the dentist in cinematic history. More ...
336 Pages
4/5
3
William R. Forstchen
One Second After
Book 1 of John Matherson Novels
2009
A story in which one man struggles to save his family and his small North Carolina town after America loses a war, in one second, a war that will send America back to the Dark Ages, a war based upon the terrifying weapon emitting an massive Electro Magnetic Pulse. More ...
352 Pages
4/5
2
William R. Forstchen
The Final Day
Book 3 of John Matherson Novels
2017
After defeating a new, tyrannical federal government, John Matherson and his community intend to restore their world to what it was before the EMP apocalypse. For the most part, they are succeeding. This period of relative stability, however, doesn’t last long. More ...
480 Pages
4/5
2
William R. Forstchen
One Year After
Book 2 of John Matherson Novels
2016 (First published: 2009)
The story begins two years since nuclear weapons brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted. More ...
448 Pages
4/5
2

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