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100 Top Mysteries & Thrillers!

Post by khamneithang » 24 Apr 2014, 01:10

How many of these great mysteries and thrillers have you read? How many of them do you personally own? Just go through the list and give your feedback:
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George
A is for Alibi: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery by Sue Grafton
A Judgement in Stone by Ruth Rendell
A Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes
A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
A Time to Kill by John Grisham
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (Cordelia Gray Mysteries, No. 1) by P.D. James
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
Berlin Noir: March Violets; The Pale Criminal; A German Requiem by Philip Kerr
Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter
Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald
Clockers by Richard Price
Dance Hall of the Dead by Tony Hillerman
Devil in a Blue Dress (Easy Rawlins Mysteries) by Walter Mosley
Encyclopedia Brown, Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol
Evil and the Mask by Fuminori Nakamura
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
From Hell by Alan Moore
From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
Gaudy Night: A Lord Peter Wimsey Mystery with Harriet Vane by Dorothy L. Sayers
Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, No. 1) by Martin Cruz Smith
I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
In the Woods by Tana French
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Killing Floor (Jack Reacher) by Lee Child
Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross) by James Patterson
L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy
Marathon Man by William Goldman
Miami Blues by Charles Willeford
Misery by Stephen King
Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem
Murder on the Orient Express: A Hercule Poirot Mystery by Agatha Christie
Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
Nick's Trip by George P. Pelecanos
Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Pulp by Charles Bukowski
Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Relic (Pendergast, Book 1) by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
Shogun by James Clavell
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1) by Louise Penny
Storm Front (Dresden Files) by Jim Butcher
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
The Bat: The First Inspector Harry Hole Novel by James McBride
The Bone Collector: The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1 by Robert Ludlum
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald
The Eiger Sanction by Trevanian
The Eight by Katherine Neville
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Hot Rock by Donald E. Westlake
The Hot Spot by Charles Williams
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
The Killer Inside Me by Jim Thompson
The Last Good Kiss by James Crumley
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Neon Rain: A Dave Robicheaux Novel by James Lee Burke
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Poet by Michael Connelly
The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain
The Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Secret History by Donna Tartt
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene
The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel by John le Carré
The Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon
The Surgeon: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel by Tess Gerritsen
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) by Franklin W. Dixon
The Trial by Franz Kafka
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
True Confessions by John Gregory Dunne
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
Wife of the Gods by Kwei Quartey
Winter's Bone by Daniel Woodrell
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Post by gali » 24 Apr 2014, 01:21

I have read many of them and loved them.

I have read books by : Sue Grafton, Ruth Rendell, P.D. James, Agatha Christie, John D. MacDonald, Rex Stout, Dorothy L. Sayers.

I also read those books:
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson
Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Gorky Park (Arkady Renko, No. 1) by Martin Cruz Smith
I, the Jury by Mickey Spillane
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
Marathon Man by William Goldman
One for the Money (Stephanie Plum Novels) by Janet Evanovich
Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta Mysteries) by Patricia Cornwell
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
Raise the Titanic! (Dirk Pitt Adventure) by Clive Cussler
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
Shogun by James Clavell
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Still Life (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache Mysteries, No. 1) by Louise Penny and the rest of her books
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
The Alienist by Caleb Carr
The Bone Collector: The First Lincoln Rhyme Novel by Jeffery Deaver
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1 by Robert Ludlum
The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Drowning Pool by Ross Macdonald
The Eight by Katherine Neville
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
The Gold-Bug and Other Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith
The Secret of the Old Clock (Nancy Drew, Book 1) by Carolyn Keene
The Strangers in the House by Georges Simenon
The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys No. 1) by Franklin W. Dixon
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
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Post by teacher_jane1 » 15 Apr 2015, 10:45

I just read "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene! I loved it! Do you know of any thoughtful reviews of it in light of contemporary American wars abroad? It seems like a book that really should be revived in light of the current international situation. Thanks for this list! Love it!

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Post by Deboleena Mookerjee » 30 Oct 2017, 04:11

I have read many of them

Agatha Christie continues to be one of my favorite authors alongwith Harlan Coben , Jo Nesbo, Karin Slaughter, etc.

I have loved the following books also

Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Tell No One by Harlan Coben
The Bourne Identity: Jason Bourne Book #1 by Robert Ludlum
The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
All books featuring Hercule Poirot by Agatha Christie. :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by ea_anthony » 30 Jun 2018, 08:22

I have read many of these books, however Thomas Harris (author) comes up for special mention, his books (Red Dragon - which is noted here - then "Silence of the lambs" and Hannibal" which are not included - How come? - 100 top mysteries and thrillers - No way Silence of the lambs is not at the top of the list - unless arranged in alphabetical order) were intriguing.
Presumed Innocent - Scott Turow and Bone Collector - Jeffery Deavers also receive mentions.

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Post by pricklypurple » 01 Jul 2018, 12:29

I guess I haven't read very many mysteries. I've read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I also have read a few Harry Hole mysteries, but I believe those are actually by Jo Nesbo.

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Post by nadzcabs » 10 Jul 2018, 22:50

Gone Girl is a wonderful read for those who like mysteries and thrillers, it's a captivating book that would keep you on the edge of your seat specially with the characters psychotic characteristics the twist and turn that are happening in the story are very intresting.

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Post by nadzcabs » 11 Jul 2018, 01:08

Dan Brown's the Da Vinci Code is a good mystery thriller, though the book is better than the movie, it's a far more than just a fictional book, even if what was written and shown in the movie might be true or not. no wonder the vatican tried to ban the movie hehe

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Post by Abby4Good » 06 Aug 2018, 16:56

Wow! It appears that I have come to the right place! All of the above!! I would rather read than watch shows or movies. I do like to see the adaptations of books that I have read. Dan Brown, Ken Follett, Sue Grafton, J D Robb, Elizabeth George, Tess Gerritsen, Jo Nesbo, Karin Slaughter, Patricia Cornwell, Harlan Coben, and so many more. Right now, I am reading all of Ken Bruen's Jack Taylor series. I enjoy all genre. My favorite contemporary Western authors are Craig Johnson and C J Box. I will read any book that you provide. Thank you for this opportunity. Barb Good

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Post by Taekwondoqueen » 14 Aug 2018, 22:35

I have read a few of these books, but you have convinced me to read the rest of the ones on this list. Library here I come!

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