Thrillers
Thrillers, mysteries
1 The Da Vinci Code (Robert L...
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2 The Girl with the Dragon Ta...
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3 Angels & Demons  (Robert La...
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4 The Girl Who Played with Fi...
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5 The Silence of the Lambs  (...
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6 The Girl Who Kicked the Hor...
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7 The Bourne Identity (Jason ...
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8 The Firm
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9 Along Came a Spider (Alex C...
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10 The Shining (The Shining #1)
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11 The Hunt for Red October (J...
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12 Deception Point
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13 The Day of the Jackal
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14 And Then There Were None
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15 Relic (Pendergast, #1)
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16 Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter...
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17 A Time to Kill (Jake Brigan...
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18 Jurassic Park (Jurassic Par...
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19 The Lost Symbol (Robert Lan...
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20 Shutter Island
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21 Rebecca
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22 Eye of the Needle
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23 In Cold Blood
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24 The Stand
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25 The Bone Collector (Lincoln...
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26 Everyone Burns (Time, Blood...
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27 The Black Echo (Harry Bosch...
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28 Carrie
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29 Murder on the Orient Expres...
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30 The Godfather
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31 Intensity
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32 The Spy Who Came In from th...
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33 Patriot Games (Jack Ryan, #1)
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34 The Poet (Jack McEvoy, #1)
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34 Rules Of Prey  (Lucas Daven...
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36 Postmortem (Kay Scarpetta, #1)
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37 Coma
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38 Jaws
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39 Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
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40 Reliquary (Pendergast, #2)
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41 Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, #3)
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42 The Cabinet of Curiosities
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43 The Concrete Blonde (Harry ...
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44 The Maltese Falcon
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45 Clear and Present Danger (J...
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46 Assuming Names (Criminal Mi...
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47 Absolute Power
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48 Kiss the Girls (Alex Cross,...
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49 Presumed Innocent (Kindle C...
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50 Rosemary's Baby
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51 The Bourne Supremacy (Jason...
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52 Sphere
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53 The Andromeda Strain
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54 Digital Fortress
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55 Blind Veil
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56 Gone (Quincy & Rainie, #5)
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57 The Mistaken (The Mistaken,...
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58 The Manufactured Identity (...
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59 State of Fear
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60 The Bone Church
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61 Killing Floor (Jack Reacher...
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62 The Black Ice (Harry Bosch,...
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63 In Pursuit of Platinum: The...
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64 Hide (Detective D.D. Warren...
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65 Alone (Detective D.D. Warre...
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66 Rising Sun
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67 Shibumi (Nicholai Hel, #1)
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68 Blood Work (Terry McCaleb, #1)
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69 Blindsighted (Grant County,...
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70 The Bourne Ultimatum (Jason...
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71 Protect and Defend (Mitch R...
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72 Smilla's Sense of Snow
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73 The Coffin Dancer (Lincoln ...
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74 The Saladin Strategy
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75 Step on a Crack (Michael Be...
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76 The Zombie Room
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77 The Key to Rebecca
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78 The Book of Paul
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79 The Traitor's Emblem
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80 Transfer of Power (Mitch Ra...
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81 The Lincoln Lawyer (Mickey ...
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82 The Narrows (Harry Bosch, #10)
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83 The Elephant Tree
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84 Trojan Horse
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85 The Client
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86 Thunderhead
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87 The Last Coyote (Harry Bosc...
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88 The Pillars of the Earth  (...
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89 The Dogs of War
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90 The 39 Steps (Richard Hanna...
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91 The Other Daughter
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92 The Perfect Husband (Quincy...
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93 The Book of Occult
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94 Corporate America
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95 The Third Victim (Quincy & ...
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96 The Hunt for Xanadu
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97 City of Bones (Harry Bosch,...
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98 Nonofficial Asset
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99 Emotional Turmoil
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100 The Killing Hour (Quincy & ...
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message 1: by Joe (new)

Joe Perrone Jr As the Twig is Bent
This a terrific thriller that's doing gangbusters on Amazon.com


message 2: by Joe (new)

Joe Perrone Jr If you have a Kindle, why don't you download a sample. I think you'll find it quite interesting. Otherwise, it's available in paperback, and Amazon has it with the "look inside" feature, so you can explore it that way. Let me know what you think. I just published a sequel, also, called Opening Day. You might like that too, and it's on sale for only $7.96 in Kindle and $10.76 in paperback.


message 3: by Joe (last edited Jun 13, 2010 05:07PM) (new)


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

I vote for TERROR ON THE BEACH by Peggy Holloway.


message 5: by Judy (new)

Judy I have read SO many of these books before I discovered Goodreads, and so many are favorites--how can you pick just one or four.


message 6: by Cathy (new)

Cathy DuPont Great list!


message 7: by Beverly (new)

Beverly Biographical novel of Charles "The Origin"
Darwin by Irving Stone

If you're interested in Darwin,
this is the best based on fact
book written.


message 8: by Donna (new)

Donna I'm like Judy, I read about half these before I got into GR and only put a few on my read list. I need to up date my list, I guess. I just don't know how to vote for one or even four they are all so darn great!


message 9: by Razz (new)

Razz "Six Bad Things" (Hank Thompson, #2) by Charlie Huston; " Skeleton's Knee and The Scent of Evil by Archer Mayor; The Eye of the Leopard by Henning Mankell; "When She Was Bad" and "Split Image" by Ron Faust; Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee; "The Sculptress" by Minette Walters; Down in the Flood by Kenneth Able , "The Last Good Kiss" by James Crumbly are just a few that have been some of my favorites.


message 10: by Shirley (new)

Shirley First Night of Summer A gritty, must read psychological thriller/ mystery. Disturbing yet relevant---and full of emotion. Not for the faint of heart. I found it to be a touching story where good triumphs over evil. Great ending!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You add books at the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 12: by Aarohan (new)

Aarohan Atwal

Maybe be you'd like to check this interesting new novel, Zero Defect, by an indie author. The books is currently available on amazon kindle - Top Indian Fiction

Brief: A harrowing struggle of a young man with life, a beautiful love story and an unexpected ending.
(view spoiler)


Zero Defect by Aarohan Atwal



message 13: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin I'm looking for a book I read years ago, & have forgotten both the title, & author. The USSR has conquered the US, without firing a shot, as several of our defense systems have proven useless. The main character is a translator in the White House; he gets recruited by the Thomas Jefferson underground (set up before the capitulation), which hasn't given up. They manage to break a nuclear sub, with ICBM's, free & get it safely to sea; this changes the balance of power, since the Russians (who had already decided that they'd bit off more than they could chew, & just wanted out) knew that this time the sub Would fire! It gave them a way to save face.

Does anyone know this book? Thanks!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You might want to try the group What's the Name of This Book? (Sorry, not familiar with the book you want, myself.)


message 15: by Richard (new)

Richard Irwin Thanks, Susanna. Is that group on Goodreads?


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yes, it should be. Try "Groups," at the top of the page.


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