Thrillers

by Lars Kepler
by Henning Mankell
by Linwood Barclay
by Gérard de Villiers
by Lorenzo Carcaterra
The City
Summer House with Swimming Pool
Plague
Cop Town
The Catch
The Lincoln Myth
The Complete Gillian Flynn
Peter Pan Must Die (Dave Gurney, No. 4)
The Son
Inferno

Edge-of-your-seat Thrillers

Sycamore Row
Keep Your Friends Close
The Word Exchange
A Tap on the Window
The Accident
The Chase
Innocence
The Shining
For a long time, I resisted Stanley Kubrick’s films because when young men of my acquaintance talked of them (and it was always young men, yes) they did so with a sort of thoughtless superiority that suggested I wouldn’t understand. That feeling was only reinforced when I finally watched my first Kubrick: I was shown Dr. Strangelove in a grade eleven politics class. The teacher of the class was so excited to show it to us his face was bright pink, but the heights of its ironies rather eluded me. That sense, of never quite getting a grip, persisted as I saw more and more Kubrick. The only one I ever felt I “got” was The Shining. I always thought it was about a family in the grip of an abuser, who successfully isolates them, and then bullies them into a state of abject terror. One perhaps augmented by a few unfriendly ghosts, sure, but the ghosts are simply trying to shock the wife and child enough to get out, I thought. Well, along comes a new documentary, Room 237 to tell me that there are many people in the internet who think people like me miss the boat. I, apparently, was being way too literal, missing numerous references to the Holocaust, the conquest of Native Americans, and the nature of dreams.
Carrie
Never Go Back (with bonus novella High Heat)
Shovel Ready
Girl Missing (Previously published as Peggy Sue Got Murdered)
Omens
Night Film
The Joona Linna Thrillers 3-Book Bundle
Pandemic
Cape Fear
A Time to Kill
Wilderness (Short Story)
World War Z
Zone One
The Fire Witness
Deeply Odd
The Dinner
The Passage
Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
Kiss Me First
Invisible
Defending Jacob
The Doll
The Andalucian Friend
Trust Your Eyes
The Da Vinci Code
Jurassic Park
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
Perfume

A first novel comes along every few years that clearly separates itself from the field, like Secretariat winning the 1973 Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths. This year’s Secretariat is going to be Ghostman

Bill Ott, Booklist

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The Day of the Jackal
The Alienist
The Maltese Falcon
The Bourne Identity
Shadow Creek
Gorky Park
No Country for Old Men (Movie Tie In Edition)

“Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It’s what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutter ball when you’re bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.”

Jaws
'Salem's Lot
The Expats
Cape Fear
The Woman in Black
The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game
Tell No One
The Children of Men

The Informationist pushes every one of my buttons: exotic locale, sassy and competent protagonist, crisp dialogue and nonstop action. A fine debut—can’t wait for the sequel!”

Bruce Tierney, Book Page

61 Hours
Marathon Man

Andy McDermott

Shogun
The Angel's Game
Darkly Dreaming Dexter
The Templar Legacy
The Foreign Correspondent