The Best Books of 2012

Results for Best Mystery & Thriller

Winner 27,502 votes

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and ...more

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27,502 votes
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
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6,364 votes
Celebrity in Death by J.D. Robb
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5,243 votes
11th Hour by James Patterson
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5,196 votes
Defending Jacob by William Landay
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4,242 votes
The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny
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3,734 votes
The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva
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3,475 votes
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf
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3,371 votes
Bloodline by James Rollins
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3,362 votes
Broken Harbor by Tana French
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2,904 votes
The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection by Alexander McCall Smith
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2,024 votes
The Innocent by David Baldacci
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1,948 votes
Criminal by Karin Slaughter
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1,705 votes
Guilty Wives by James Patterson
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1,670 votes
Stay Close by Harlan Coben
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1,161 votes
Taken by Robert Crais
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909 votes
Frozen Heat by Richard Castle
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674 votes
Black List by Brad Thor
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454 votes
A Wanted Man by Lee Child
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454 votes
Garment of Shadows by Laurie R. King
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404 votes
Phantom by Jo Nesbø
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