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Barbara Vine! Barbara Vine (1993)
A Dark-adapted Eye. (First published 1987) Plume
Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, tells a gripping tale of family madness that keeps you guessing till the end. More...
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Georges Simenon! Georges Simenon (2008)
The Widow NYRB Classics
If I hadn't read Ticket of Leave (The Widow), I couldn't have written The Stranger (Albert Camus). A psychological masterpiece! Nasty and brutal. More...
William Landay! William Landay (2012)
Defending Jacob: A Novel. Delacorte Press
Assistant district attorney Andy Barber, his wife, Laurie, and their teenage son, Jacob, are living an idyllic existence until one of Jacob's classmates is stabbed to death. In a parent's worst nightmare their son becomes the prime suspect of being a sociopatic killer. More...
Dennis Lehane! Dennis Lehane (2009)
Shutter Island. (Reprint) Harper
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! More...
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Jo NesbÝ! Jo NesbÝ (2009)
Nemesis: A Novel. Harper Perennial; Revised edition
Have you ever been to Oslo? If not - read that novel from the best thriller writer of Norway. It captures the atmosphere of the city and their stubborn inhabitants like no other. And the book has an intelligent, complex plot with an unusual theme unlike most of the assembly-line thrillers of the more well-known authors. More...
Collins, Wilkie! Collins, Wilkie (2008)
The Woman in White. (First published 1859) Oxford University Press
This upper-class Victorian love story is certainly one of the greatest literary thrillers. For slow, delicious reading. More...
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