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Best Thrillers of All Time

by bill - 2018-06-07 - ( culture / writing / books / novels )

According to the Telegraph, anyway. An interesting list. Several if not most of these were that author's first published novel. I've actually read half of these, though it's been years. I should read them again.
  • The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon (1959)
  • The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy (1984)
  • Killing Floor by Lee Child (1997)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service by Ian Fleming (1963)
  • The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré (1963)
  • Where Eagles Dare by Alistair MacLean (1967)
  • The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton (1969)
  • Carrie by Stephen King (1974)
  • Marathon Man by William Goldman (1974)
  • The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum (1980)
  • Jaws by Peter Benchley (1974)
  • The World at Night by Alan Furst (1996)
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003)
  • The Thirty-Nine Steps by John Buchan (1915)

    Honorable mention:
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (1844)
  • The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers (1903)
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (1905)
  • The Third Man and other stories by Graham Greene (1949)
  • The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth (1971)
  • Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith (1981)
  • A Time to Kill by John Grisham (1989)
  • Los Alamos by Joseph Kanon (1997)
  • Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (2012)

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