Top-100 Thrillers

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Perhaps you want to know more about one of the crime fiction authors presented in my book lists. Then you may perhaps find the following web links useful:

Davis Grubb

  Born in Moundsville, West Virginia, Grubb wrote novels that portrayed the hardship of depression-era America and the suffering of poor children and adults with dark description of evils inflicted by psychopaths.

Dashiell Hammett

  Dashiell Hammett (1894-1955) was born on the eastern shore of Maryland. In 1915 he worked as a detective for the Pinkerton Agency. Hammett is best known for his realistic urban detective fiction.

Patricia Highsmith

  Probably the greatest talent of uniquely haunting literary imagination.

Tami Hoag

  The thriller author who is also an expert in the equestrian sport of dressage and won the Grand Prix at the Palm Beach Dressage Derby 2001.

Greg Iles

  Born in Germany in 1960, Greg Iles spent his youth in Natchez, Mississippi, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1983. He was a musician for several years. His first novel, Spandau Phoenix, was a thriller about Nazi war criminal Rudolf Hess.

Robert Irwin

  Robert Irwin lives in London, UK. He is one of the world's leading Arabic scholars and taught at the School of Oriental and African Studies. In addition to crime fiction he has published an anthology of Classic Arabic Literature.

P. D. James

  Phyllis Dorothy James White spent thirty years in various departments of the British Civil Service, including the Police and Criminal Law Department of Great Britain's Home Office. She has published eighteen mystery books featuring the poetic detective Adam Dalgliesh, and her autobiography.

Jonathan Kellerman

  Jonathan Kellerman was born in New York City in 1949 and grew up in Los Angeles. He is best known for his Alex Delaware series of psychological crime fiction.

Jane Langton

  Jane Langton studied astronomy at Wellesley College and the University of Michigan and did graduate work in art history at the University of Michigan and Radcliffe College.

Stieg Larsson

  Stieg Larsson (1954-2004) was a Swedish writer and journalist.He wrote only three detective novels which were all published posthumously; "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo", "The Girl Who Played With Fire" and "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest". Altogether, his trilogy has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide (summer of 2009), and he was the second bestselling author in the world 2008.

John Le Carré

  John Le Carre (borne in 1931) attended the universities of Berne and Oxford, taught at Eaton, and was five years in the British Foreign Service.*

Harper Lee

  Harper Lee, born in 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, is the author of the all-time classic "To Kill a Mocking Bird".*

John Lescroart

  As Johnny Capo of Johnny Capo and His Real Good Band, John Lescroart has been performing his own songs for several years at clubs.*

Jonathan Lethem

  American writer Jonathan Allen Lethem was born in Brooklyn, New York (February 19, 1964). Lethem trained to be an artist before moving to California and devoting his time to writing. His first novel, Gun, with Occasional Music, mixing elements of science fiction and detective fiction, was published in 1994.*

Robert Ludlum

  Robert Ludlum (1927-2001) was an American author of 29 thriller novels.There are more than 210 million copies of his books in print, translated into thirty-two languages.*

Ross Macdonald

  Ross Macdonald was the pen name of Kenneth Millar. In the late 1930s and 1940s he wrote hardboiled detective fiction that was perhaps more sophisticated than Dashiell Hammett's and Raymond Chandler's.*

Henning Mankell

  Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948, raised in a village in northern Sweden and now divides his time between Sweden and Maputo, Mozambique, where he works as the director of Teatro Avenida.*

Ngaio Marsh

  Dame Ngaio Marsh (1895-1982) was one of New Zealand’s most remarkable and charismatic women. Best known for her crime fiction, she was also an eminent Shakespearian producer.*

Steve Martini

  Steve Martini first career was in journalism. He worked as a newspaper reporter in Los Angeles and as a correspondent at the California State Capitol in Sacramento, specializing in legal issues, before gaining his law degree from the University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law. In 1974 he entered private law practice in California. In 1984, Martini turned his talents to fiction.*

Alexander McCall Smith

  African born Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of medical law at Edingurg University. He has written more than 50 books on various subjects.*

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