Suspense / Thriller Books Information
1st To Die Book Review
1st to Die is the first installment in James Patterson's popular Women's Murder Club series. It's worth reading, and fun. Introducing the main characters that will be in the subsequent novels, this is the book in the series to start with.
3rd Degree Book Review
Lindsay, Cindy, Claire, and Jill are investigating several murders committed by what seems to be domestic terrorists; the FBI is involved and Joe Molinari is introduced as Lindsay's love interest. The twists and turns in the investigation are fun and the book is a quick read.
A Deadly Marriage Book Review
David Plesence wants a divorce from his difficult wife, and she wants to get revenge because he has found another woman. Part of her revenge is to frame her husband for murders that she is committing. Will the truth ever come out, or will David be convicted of the murders?
A Death In C Minor Book Review
Concert Pianist Jess Beaumont rents a house in Kenwick, Essex, England to escape from several tragedies that have recently happened in her life. She becomes involved in solving the grisly murder of one of the residents, and barely escapes with her life.
A Death in Sweden Book Review
Former CIA Operative Dan Hendricks is at the top of a hit list, as his former colleagues are murdered, and he must keep himself safe while trying to tie an old murder to the new head of the CIA.
A Discovery of Witches Book Review
Diana Bishop, a historian, calls up a book from the Oxford Bodleian Library and breaks a spell that generates interest from witches, daemons, and vampires who have been searching for the book. Diana, a witch, is threatened by many of these other creatures, and must rely on a vampire to help her.
A Good Killing Book Review
Anna Curtis, a D.C. prosecutor returns to her home town to defend her sister who is accused of murdering a popular high-school coach. The residents are convinced Jody is guilty, and they rally against the sisters, stopping at nothing to avenge his death.
A Matter of Revenge Book Review
Two runaway children break into the home of a prominent citizen and one is shot while escaping. Nothing of value is taken, and police are unsure of the reason for the break in. The suspense builds as the story unfolds; can these children expose a serious crime?
A Necessary End Book Review
Chief Inspector Banks is back investigating the murder of a policeman at a demonstration outside of the Eastvale Community Center. The main suspects are ex-hippies living at Maggie's Farm. However, the victim has a reputation for being a troublemaker and the killer may be closer to home.
A Perfect Evil Book Review
Maggie O'Dell is introduced in the debut novel of the series. Maggie, an FBI profiler, is sent to a small town in Nebraska to help solve the cases of several young boys who were kidnapped and found murdered. This series is one that thriller junkies will want to read.
A Perilous Undertaking Book Review
Veronica Speedwell is one of the most unique protagonists in the suspense/thriller genre and makes for an interesting read. When Veronica is asked by the Queen's daughter to find a murderer, she goes about it very differently than most Detectives. Fascinating and Fun.
A Reason to Live Book Review
Marty Singer has just retired as a homicide detective because he has cancer. However, the daughter of one of his previous murder victims has contacted him and wants help because the murderer has returned after 12 years and is stalking her.
A Slice of Murder Book Review
When Eleanor Swift, owner of a popular pizzeria, delivers a pizza to a customer on her way home, she finds the customer with a knife through his heart. Since she is the primary suspect, she must find the real killer before she goes to jail. There's plenty of suspense in this light thriller.
A Song for the Brokenhearted Book Review
This excellent historical thriller is absolutely fascinating. Breen and his former partner at Scotland Yard, Tozer delve into the world of murder and political corruption for an edge-of-your seat experience.
A Time To Kill Book Review
John Grisham's first novel is a must read for legal thriller fans. Carl Lee Hailey, a black decorated Vietnam Vet, shoots two white rednecks who repeatedly raped and beat his 10-year-old daughter and left her for dead in the middle of the road. The story is about the shocking trial.
A Useful Woman Book Review
In this, the first book in a series that is set in early England, Rosalind Thorne must help solve a grisly murder while at the same time follow all of the social rules. A good book for lovers of historical suspense.
A Whole Latte Murder Book Review
Juliet Langley, manger of a coffee shop, is also an amateur sleuth, and is trying to solve the murder of her neighbor, Chelsea. However, her boyfriend has been promoted to the homicide division and the two are clashing.
Aftershock Book Review
With the financial "Powers that Be" out of control, Penelope Baldwin & her women friends form a militia to take out those who have ruined the lives of her family and unsuspecting citizens in very imaginative ways. Lots of twists and turns, a little romance, and plenty of feel-good revenge.
Alex Cross, Run Book Review
Alex Cross is involved in the investigation of the brutal murders of beautiful women & also the murder of a new mother and the kidnapping of her baby. Ava is taken from Alex's home because he is framed with drug charges, & he must not only solve the murders, but keep himself and his family safe.
All the Missing Girls Book Review
Nicolette Farrell has returned to her rural hometown where her best friend disappeared ten years ago. A younger girl has just gone missing. This story is told from day 15 through day 1 - backwards - and is a fascinating read.
All These Perfect Strangers Book Review
Penelope Sheppard has received a scholarship at a prestigious college in Australia. Death seems to follow her around, and three of her fellow students are murdered. There is much suspense in this psychological thriller.
All-Butter ShortDead Book Review
Anyone who has already enjoyed the delightful books in the Oxford Tearoom Mystery series will welcome this prequel where the characters and backdrop are introduced. A very fast read, this is a good choice for cozy lovers.
Along Came A Spider Book Review
James Patterson introduces Alex Cross in the first installment of his widely popular series. Gary Soneji is a murderous serial kidnapper and Cross is assigned to rescue two of his victims and bring Soneji to justice.
American Infidel Book Review
Everyone loves to read stories where corrupt politicians and terrorists are shut down and put in their places. Readers who can get past the profanity and ranting in this novel may be rewarded with just that.
Amphetamines and Pearls Book Review
Scott Mitchell, Pi extraordinaire, get a message from a former girlfriend, who has become famous singer, asking for help. But by the time he arrives at her apartment, she has been brutally murdered. He is beat up and arrested for the crime.
Auditory Viewpoint Book Review
Gloria Rank is blind, but is helping her sister, Anna, find the person who stole her identity & emptied out her bank account. Then a murder occurs outside Anna's door, and Anna becomes a suspect. They choose to solve the crimes without police intervention, and find they are in grave danger.
Backfire Book Review
Savich and Sherlock are back in Catherine Coulter's popular FBI Series where they travel to San Francisco to solve the attempted murder of a friend, Judge Ramsey Hunt, after Dillon received a note threatening those he loves. The thriller is fast moving with several unexpected twists and turns.
Bad Blood Book Review
Need a change from a serious thriller filled with murder and violence? Alexis Smith, who has her own PI business, must go to England to help MI5 and save a favorite college professor who has been kidnapped for a formula that he developed for synthetic blood.
Banana Cream Pie Murder Book Review
Hannah returns from her honeymoon cruise to find that her mother has discovered her neighbor's murdered body. Hannah must solve the mystery before someone she cares about is blamed.
Bare Bones Book Review
Tempe Brennan has a vacation planned with boyfriend Andrew Ryan, but instead of going to the beach, they investigate a plane crash, a dead baby burned up in a stove, missing wildlife rangers, a shallow grave full of bones, and a high-dollar poaching scheme.
Beignets, Brides, & Bodies Book Review
Maggie Miller, pushy Beignet restaurant owner, is putting her nose where it doesn't belong to vindicate her friends, and causes plenty of trouble and danger for herself and her friends. She may not survive her own investigation.
Believing The Lie Book Review
Inspector Tommy Lynley is back and investigating the death of Ian Cresswell, whose uncle, Bernard Fairclough, is a close friend of David Hillier, Lynley's nemesis. The investigation leads to some bizarre family dynamics. There are also several subplots involving the main characters.
Black Widower Book Review
Derek Skodati has no qualms over murdering his wife, Jennifer. He disposed of her body in a Louisiana swamp full of alligators. Now he is going to do the same with his new wife, Carrie. Since he's a cop, he knows the ins and outs, and most likely won't get caught.
Blood Defense Book Review
Samantha Brinkman is asked to represent a detective who has been arrested for a double murder. Samantha is unsure whether he is guilty, and her representation of him puts her and her defense team in grave danger. This is a great thriller.
Bomb Shell Book Review
Savich and Sherlock are back, along with Griffin Hammersmith. Griffin is investigating a murder at the prestigious Stanislaus School of Music in Maestro, VA where his sister, who attends, has been attacked. There is an underlying sense of suspense as the characters work to solve the murders.
Bomber Boy Rise of the Underwear Bomber Review
This short e-book novella is an interesting look into the mindset of a terrorist suicide bomber. It is not particularly serious, and can be read in just an hour or two.
Breaking Dead Book Review
Sophie Kent is a pushy reporter for the London Herald who is constantly trying to get a much-coveted exclusive story. This first installment in the series finds Sophie pushing her way into the fashion industry and almost getting herself killed.
Burglars Can't Be Choosers Book Review
Bernie Rhodenbarr, a professional burglar, is caught while carrying out what he thought was a no-brainer job. Since there was a dead body in the apartment where he was working, he is blamed for the murder and must find the real murderer.
Buried in Beignets Book Review
Maggie Miller moves to a small Arizona town to open a Beignet shop and discovers a body in her back room. He was killed with her marble rolling pin, and unless she finds the real murderer, she may be blamed and go to jail.
Cain's Blood Book Review
Imagine that the most infamous serial killers are cloned so that they can be studied for a government project. What if those clones escape from the institution where they are being housed and begin raping and killing as their infamous counterparts?
Caught Bread Handed Book Review
Jules Capshaw is working in her family bakeshop, Torte, and enjoying being back in her hometown. However, when a tacky chain restaurant that doesn't fit the Shakespearean theme of the town is opened and the owner is murdered, Jules starts investigating.
Claude's Christmas Adventure Book Review
While this delightful novel is pushing it for the suspense/thriller genre, it's perfect to read for Christmas. It's humorous, romantic, and a bit suspenseful. You'll no doubt fall in love with Claude.
Cold Shot Book Review
Jonathan Burke and Kyra Stryker, CIA analysts, are back and must go to Venezuela to investigate a mysterious body that was found floating in the ocean. They become involved in a dangerous plot between two countries to obtain nuclear weapons. It's a good read with plenty of twists and turns.
Collecting the Dead Book Review
Mangus Craig, "Steps," has a special ability which allows him to see the essence or aura of people. This is helpful in his job with a special tracking unit of the FBI. He and his partners are tracking a man referred to as the Sad Face Killer, and must find him before more bodies turn up.
Coma Book Review
Patients at Memorial Hospital are going in for routine surgery and not waking up. Susan Wheeler, a medical student is upset by this and starts looking into the problem. Can someone who is just learning solve the problem?
Compelling Evidence Book Review
Meet Paul Madriani in the first of the series of fascinating legal thrillers by Steve Martini. Paul is representing a former lover who is charged with the murder of her husband, Paul's friend and former law partner.
Cross Bones Book Review
In this historical/forensic thriller, medical examiner Tempe Brennan and Detective Andrew Ryan become involved in a murder that involves traveling to Israel and studying 2000-year-old bones to find an evil murderer.
Cross My Heart Book Review
Alex Cross is back in one of the better books of the series. Lots of dead bodies - vintage Patterson. The suspense is palpable and Alex and his family may not survive.
Curious Minds Book Review
This is the first installment in the hilarious, but also suspenseful Knight and Moon series. Janet Evanovich has teamed up with Phoef Sutton, and the characters and storyline are delightful.
Dangerously Dark Book Review
If you like chocolate, chocolate trivia, and chocolate recipes, this culinary mystery is for you. It's suspenseful, but humorous, and a quick read.
Dark Houses Book Review
The murdered body of a young girl is discovered in an empty house, and DI Stephen Greco and his team must investigate and find the perpetrator before more of the same occurs. However, DI Greco has personal problems of his own to solve, and his personal relationships may be at risk.
Darkest Fear Book Review
Myron Bolitar gets involved in a missing person search that not only involves kidnapping, murder, and plenty of suspense, but it also becomes a life and death situation for a boy who turns out to be Myron's biological son.
Dawn of My Breaking Heart Book Review
Will and Tess are taking their friendship to a higher level, but both have secrets. Will disappears, and Tess is taken into his family to help solve what turns out to be a mystery which puts Tess, Will, and the whole family in grave danger.
Dead in a Dumpster Book Review
Leah Norwood, the protagonist in this new series, discovers the body of Isabel Meeks in the dumpster behind their businesses. Isabel is not well-liked, and there are dozens of people who would want to see her dead, but unfortunately Leah is one of the top suspects. Can she prove her innocence?
Dead Until Dark Book Review
Sookie Stackhouse can read almost everyone's mind, except Bill Compton's, who is a new Vampire in town. She rescues him from an unscrupulous couple who have been "Vampire Draining" to sell his blood on the black market, and they team up to solve several murders in the town.
Deadline Istanbul Book Review
Elizabeth Darcy is a journalist on assignment in Istanbul, and is also trying to find the murderer of her friend and colleague, Peter Franklin. There is danger at every turn. This is a fabulous new series by a very accomplished writer.
Deadline Yemen Book Review
The second installment in the fascinating Elizabeth Darcy series takes Elizabeth to Yemen to help a friend with a mysterious problem. Plenty of suspense and danger.
Deadly Provocation Book Review
Jake Conley shoots a gunman in a crowded theater and draws the attention of a surveillance company who hires him as a public relations and field consultant. While carrying out his assigned surveillance operations, he suspects things are not as they seem and puts himself and loved ones in danger.
Deadly Stakes Book Review
Ali Reynolds is involved in the investigation of the murder of a self-centered, gold digging, totally nasty woman. Her ex-husband and girlfriend are charged with the crime, but another body is found nearby which complicates things since there is no connection with the accused.
Deal Breaker Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports agent, is introduced, and while negotiating a contract for his most famous client, Christian Steele, a football quarterback, ends up investigating the disappearance of Christian's girlfriend and the murder of her father.
Death Crashes the Party Book Review
Liv McKay is a party planner in the small southern town of Dixie, Tennessee. While meeting with a client, she discovers a dead body in the freezer. She and her best friend Di Souther work together to find the murderer. This book has plenty of humor as well as twists and turns.
Death in Nostalgia City Book Review
Lyle Deming is driving a cab in a new amusement park, Nostalgia City, where everything is a step into the 1970s. However, someone is sabotaging the attractions, and people are dying. Lyle is an ex-cop and is trying to find the perpetrator before the park goes under.
Death in Paradise Book Review
Henrie O receives information in the mail that makes her doubt that her husband's death six years ago was an accident. She travels to a beautiful mansion in Kahui and manipulates her way into staying so she can investigate her husband's death, putting herself and other in grave danger.
Death in the Castle Book Review
Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck's novel Death in the Castle has been republished, and it is definitely worth reading. Impoverished royals Sir Richard Sedgeley and Lady Mary must sell the castle that their family has owned for centuries; there are ghosts and secrets, and of course murder.
Death of a Bacon Heiress Book Review
Hayley Powell, food columnist for a small newspaper, is hired by Olivia Redmond, heiress to the Redmond Meats fortune to write several articles to promote the company's bacon. Olivia, however, is found murdered, and Hayley sticks her nose into the investigation.
Death of a Pumpkin Carver Book Review
Hayley's ex-husband, Danny, shows up unexpectedly, and his Uncle Otis is found murdered. Hayley wants nothing to do with Danny - he's a real loser, but sticks her nose into the investigation because she knows he isn't a murderer.
Desperate Deception Book Review
Julia Taylor is discovers the bodies of her neighbors who have apparently been murdered and becomes involved in the investigation which ends up involving the Russian Mafia and puts her life and those she loves in danger.
Die Again Tomorrow Book Review
A new formula has been developed that can bring back people who have recently died, and it is being illegally tested on the newly dead. Isabel Leon was murdered for her life insurance, and her resuscitation puts a major wrinkle in a well-devised plan for a two-million dollar payout.
Differences between Mystery, Suspense &Thrillers
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Discretion Book Review
Christel is a supernatural voice inside Colin Wyles head that helps him in all aspects of his life. Christel first appears when Colin's girlfriend is kidnapped and is the reason that he is able to rescue her. The kidnapping goes unsolved and Colin must work to find the perpertrators.
Double Whammy Book Review
Carl Hiaasen's Satiric Thriller is an invitation to learn everything there is to know about bass fishing and cheating in bass fishing tournaments; it's very funny and hard to put down.
Downstream Book Review
100 year-old Billionaire Francis Hearty Withers tells his small town that he is leaving a part of his money to them, & the remaining to a drug company that manufactures a drug that has kept him alive & healthy. Environmentalists protest, he vows to change his will, & is found dead the next day.
Dressed To Kill Book Review
A very nasty woman, Mrs. Pryce, is found murdered in her neighborhood in Bath. There are dozens of suspects, and Joanna Mackenzie becomes involved in the investigation and must work with her former boss and lover James Carrick.
Dying for Christmas Book Review
Jessica Gold is doing some last minute Christmas shopping, stops for a coffee, and is persuaded to get a drink with a very good-looking man named Dominic Lacey, who keeps her captive and tortures her. She certainly doesn't expect to get out alive.
Easy Bake Coven Book Review
The first book in the Easy Bake Coven series finds Selene Warren learning that she is a half-elf and actually belongs in the world of fae, which is full of all kinds of supernatural creatures.
Echo Burning Book Review
Jack Reacher is picked up while hitchhiking and finds himself a part of a plot to murder a woman's abusive husband, or at least help her escape. However, the story she tells is considered a lie by everyone in town. Her husband is murdered and she is arrested, but did she do it?
Ember Island Book Review
Tilly escapes from a terrible marriage and become Nell's governess on Ember Island, where Nell's father is the prison warden; the time is the 1890s. Nina Jones is a writer and finds some of the diaries of her Grandmother Nell when she goes to Ember Island in 2012 to finish her novel.
Ensconced Book Review
Tyrone Mayhew & partner Ben Jacobs are assigned a 10 year old cold case murder when the victim's car is found submerged. The closer they get to solving the case, the greater the danger becomes to themselves and their loved ones. This is the 3rd book in the Circle City Mystery Series.
Eve - A Christmas Ghost Story Book Review
100 years ago 59 people were crushed to death during a party on Christmas Eve. The spirits are still there and have been haunting the town since the tragedy. Psychics Theo and Ness are asked to come investigate, and send the spirits where they belong so residents can reclaim their town.
Fade Away Book Review
Myron Bolitar, sports representative, is hired to find a former rival who is missing just before the NBA playoffs. This novel is one of the most humorous of the Harlan Coben's Myron Bolitar series and is definitely worth the read.
Fat Cat Takes the Cake Book Review
Quincy, a fat cat owned by Chase Oliver, is always finding trouble. When he finds a dead body after a high school reunion and Chase's best friend Julie Larson is the main suspect, Chase must use her skills to find the real murderer.
Field of Graves Book Review
Taylor Jackson is back on the job after suffering emotional trauma when she killed a fellow police officer who was trying to kill her. Her nightmares and panic attacks are hindering the investigation, especially when a troubled FBI profiler is brought into a case of serial murders.
Final Fondue Book Review
Val Deniston discovers a body in her Granddad's backyard - one of the guests staying at their house during the tri-centennial celebration in their small town of Bayport. An amateur detective, Val is trying to solve the murder before the police charge the wrong man.
Flashback Book Review
Michael Palmer has written a fascinating "can't-put-down" novel that makes readers look at what is really happening in the medical world. When an 8 year old child begins to have flashbacks from a routine surgery, Zackary Iverson, a neurologist, tries to find the reason for the baffling problem.
Flesh and Blood Book Review
Kay's birthday plans are set aside when there is a murder close to her home and where she receives a message from "Copperhead." She and her loved ones lives are in danger during the investigation and Lucy becomes a suspect. This is one not to miss.
Friend of the Devil Book Review
Did Joseph Soderini de Avenzano sell his soul to the devil to become the most famous chef in America? There are suspicious goings on at his famous Palm Beach restaurant, and David Fox is a journalist writing de Avenzano's biography.
Friendly Fire Book Review
While carrying out a clandestine rescue, Jonathan Graves gets involved in a terrorist plot targeted in a small town where Ethan Falk has just murdered a man who kidnapped and abused him 11 years prior. Jonathan was Ethan's rescuer at that time, and finds the two cases are related.
Gallows View Book Review
In this first novel of the Inspector Banks series, there is a Peeping Tom in the small town of Yorkshire, as well as several burglaries, and the murder of an elderly woman. Banks works hard to solve the crimes, and takes the reader through some very suspenseful scenarios.
Girl Number One Book Review
Ellie Blackwood witnessed her mother's murder when she was six. On the 18th anniversary of her mother's death, Ellie finds a woman's body where her mother was murdered. A #3 on the woman's forehead and then a #2 on another body she finds convince Ellie that she is #1 and in grave danger.
Girl on the Run Book Review
Chessa Paxton has been dreaming of planning and designing costumes for an event like The Happily Ever After Ball, and everything has turned out perfectly, that is until her husband is murdered and there is a massacre including several guests. Chessa is the main suspect and must run.
Glimpse of Sunlight Book Review
An Exploratory team has discovered a ship off the coast of Jamaica, and while salvaging the silver believed to be on the ship, the salvage team recounts the history of their families who lived on the island in 1650. There is plenty of suspense and danger.
Gone Black Book Review
Nicholas Black and Claire Morgan are finally tying the knot, but Black is kidnapped on his way home from France, and doesn't make it to the wedding. He is being tortured, and needs help. Claire and Black just may not survive.
Gone Girl Book Review
This bestselling book tells the story of self-centered Amy and her husband, Nick. Amy disappears, and Nick is blamed. He works hard to prove his innocence in this suspenseful psychological thriller.
Grilling the Subject Book Review
In the 5th installment of the Cookbook Nook series, Sylvia Gump, a neighbor of protagonist Jenna's Dad, has been murdered, and Jenna's Dad is a suspect. Almost everyone in town had a motive, and Jenna must find the real murderer so he doesn't go to jail.
Guilt (Alex Delaware Novel) Book Review
Alex and Milo work to investigate the murder of a religious nanny and the skeleton of a baby found in a park, as well as a 60 year old skeleton of a baby found buried in a yard in an affluent neighborhood. The investigation leads to famous movie stars, and more murders.
Gumshoe Book Review
Mortimer Angel is changing careers, from IRS agent to PI. His first day on the job - no experience and no training - he finds the head of the missing mayor in his ex-wife's trunk. This thriller is upbeat, tongue-in-cheek, and has a surprise ending.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Book Review
Harry Potter, et al, are introduced in this first novel of the phenomenal series that has become a modern-day classic. It is a must read, and is well-written, charming, and absolutely wonderful reading for both adults and young adults alike.
Haunt Couture & Ghosts Galore Book Review
Cookie Chanel, vintage clothing store owner, helps solve the murder of a friend who was a fashion designer. She has the help of two ghosts, as well as a cat who can read tarot cards and the Ouija board. This book is a bit of a farce on fantasy fiction, but is quite suspenseful, just the same.
Hide & Seek Book Review
In this second novel of the Inspector John Rebus series, Rebus investigates an overdose that turns out to be murder. The investigation leads to suspected corruption in the police department, as well as in the political hierarchy of Edinburgh, where the story takes place.
High Kicks Hot Chocolate and Homicides Book Review
Five friends who dance semi-professionally and call themselves the Happy Hoofers, are excited to dance in the Christmas program with the Rockettes. However, things get dangerous when some of the dancers are murdered.
Hollow Man Book Review
Successful prosecutor and part-time musician, Dominic has a great life. Except for the fact that he is a sociopath and is trying to make it in the world and appear normal. This is a fascinating thriller with the protagonist's thought process very different than most of us.
Hope to Die Book Review
The story started in Cross My Heart ends in this suspenseful novel. Alex Cross' family was kidnapped by a cruel but brilliant psychopath and Alex is doing everything he can to find them. He is devastated when the police find a body identified as Bree, and another who is Damon.
I am that Fool Book Review
Ryan Browne is the best attorney in the state. But after winning a huge case, he celebrates at a strip club and gets in enough trouble that he must spend the next year or so in jail. Rather than accepting a public defender, he chooses to represent himself, a foolhardy decision.
I See You Book Review
Zoe Walker sees her picture in an ad for a strange website, and then finds others who have had the same experience are being hurt or murdered. The police aren't too worried, but Zoe is diligent in getting them to help before something terrible happens to her.
Insidious Book Review
Savich is contacted by his grandmother's best friend, who is convinced someone is trying to kill her. He is also working with Cam Wittier, a fellow FBI agent to find a serial killer who is slashing actress's throats.
Judge & Jury Book Review
Andie DeGrasse is the only survivor when a mafia don who is on trial orders the murders of the entire jury. Since her young son is killed, she works with Nick Pellisante, an FBI agent, to bring the mafia don to justice after he escapes jail and orders dozens of additional murders.
Kane & Abel Book Review
William Lowell Kane, born to a wealthy banking family, and Abel Rosnovski, a penniless Polish orphan, are struggling to make it in America, but are pitted against each other. This suspenseful, well-written novel spans 60 years of families, revenge, and forgiveness.
Killer Book Review
Killer is the 29th installment of the popular Alex Delaware series. Jonathan Kellerman is, as usual, at the top of his game; this book is a fast, but excellent read.
Killer Jam Book Review
Lucy Resnick just moved to Buttercup, Texas and has purchased her Grandmother's farm. Unfortunately, an oil exploration truck shows up to drill up the farm, and two days later, the neighbor who ordered it is found murdered. Can Lucy find the real murderer because she goes to jail?
Killer Reunion Book Review
Savannah and her husband Dirk travel back to her home town to attend her 25th high school reunion. Savannah's nemesis is found murdered and she is the main suspect.
Killing Floor Book Review
Lee Child introduces Jack Reacher in this intriguing novel. Jack is arrested for a murder in the small town of Margrave, GA and must get involved in the investigation to find the real perpretrators and expose the corruption in the town.
King and Maxwell Book Review
Sean King and Michele Maxwell meet Tyler Wingo and help him unravel the mystery surrounding the supposed death of Tyler's father while on a military assignment. As they begin to find inconsistencies, their lives are endangered.
Knots & Crosses Book Review
John Rebus is introduced in this first novel of Ian Rankin's bestselling series. Rebus is assigned to investigate a case where young girls are being abducted and murdered. Rebus is also receiving anonymous crank notes containing knotted strings or crosses, but is too busy to check them out.
Life Support Book Review
Tess Gerritsen's second novel, Life Support, is about a doctor who gets tied up in an investigation only to find her medical license and her life are both in jeopardy.
Little Sister Book Review
James Palatine has developed a powerful surveillance device dubbed "Little Sister." Because of an arms dealer, it is in the hands of terrorists and James must get it back before great damage is done.
Livia Lone Book Review
Livia Lone was sold by her parents to human traffickers along with her sister, and were molested and abused on their journey to the US. Separated upon arrival, Livia's life quest is to find her sister and avenge what happened to them.
Looking Glass Killer Book Review
There is a serial killer on the loose, and Lucia Viera and Mike Ramsey are the detectives in charge of solving the case. The killer plays word games with Lucia and presents difficult riddles; unless she solves the riddles, her job is on the line, as well as her life.
Make Me Book Review
Jack Reacher travels to Mother's Rest and partners with Michelle Chang to find a missing detective. While there they encounter bizarre happenings, and their lives are endangered.
Marriage, Monsters-in-Law & Murder Book Review
Ellie Avery's main job is to keep two mothers-in-law separated during a four-day island wedding. But when the photographer is murdered, Ellie has plenty more to worry about. Someone is also trying to murder the bride, and Ellie has her work cut out for her.
Memory Man Book Review
Amos Decker cannot forget anything, and his discovery of his murdered family plays through his mind over and over. The crime is unsolved, and more related murders are imminent.
Merry Christmas Alex Cross Book Review
Alex Cross is called to work on Christmas Eve to help resolve a hostage situation; as he is celebrating Christmas with his family, he is called again to find Hala Al Dossari, who is still at large from his last novel and is plotting evil terror to the residents of Washington, D.C.
Miracle Cure Book Review
Dr. Michael Holbrook has finally redeemed himself from an addiction to prescription drugs and has finally got his medical license reinstated. He's looking into a miracle heart drug, and as he learns more about the drug, he becomes a target for murder.
Missing Pieces Book Review
When Sarah Quinlan visits her husband Jack's childhood home for the first time, she learns that she has been lied to and that Jack's dysfunctional family is involved in more than one suspicious death.
Mitch Rapp Fans Mourn the Death of Vince Flynn
Vince Flynn, author of the internationally bestselling suspense/thriller Mitch Rapp series has passed away.
Moral Defense Book Review
Samantha Brinkmann is back and is serving as a legal advocate to a young girl, Cassie, whose family has been murdered. Samantha can relate, since much of what Cassie is going through is similar to her own childhood. Sam's investigation uncovers things that don't add up.
Moving Target Book Review
Ali Reynolds accompanies Leland Brooks to England to see relatives he hasn't seen for over 60 years; Ali attempts to solve the murder of Leland's father. B. is working at home on the attempted murder of a teenage computer whiz who is in detention because of evidence presented by B.'s company.
Mrs. John Doe Book Review
Nora Baron goes to England to identify and take the body of her husband home. Before she goes, however, she becomes involved in an illegal arms plot, several murders, and a living nightmare. Tom Savage has done an excellent job on this novel and it is recommended.
Murder 101 Book Review
Peter & Rina have moved from busy LA to be closer to their children in NYC. There isn't much happening in the small police department, and Peter's bored. Then some Tiffany glass panes in a family crypt are stolen, and a couple of mutilated bodies are found.
Murder at Rough Point Book Review
Noted reporter and sleuth, Emma Cross, is invited to an artist's gathering to report on the happenings. When one of the artists is found murdered, and the weather makes it impossible for anyone to leave, the suspense builds, and everyone feels they are in danger.
Murder has Nine Lives Book Review
Jaine Austen's cat, Prozac has just been chosen to be in a television commercial, but when she learns she is the "before" cat, refuses to cooperate. Then the inventor of the product is murdered and Jaine is a suspect. Can she find the murderer before she is charged with the crime?
Murder in the Park Book Review
Michael Correa, Special Forces, has been called in by the new President to investigate several murders and a death in the park that has been erroneously ruled a suicide. This political thriller is well-written and fun to read.
Murder on the Eiffel Tower Book Review
The Eiffel Tower is new and visitors are flocking to see it. Victor Legris, a young bookstore owner, is present when a woman is stung by a bee and dies. More similar deaths occur and he begins investigating. Is it simply death by bee sting, or are these victims being murdered?
Murder under the Covered Bridge Book Review
Three friends are having a photo shoot to cross an item off their bucket list, and discover gunshots that are too close for comfort. They find the victim near the water, & since he is unconscious, can get no clues from him. They team up to find the would-be murderer & find themselves in danger.
Murder Underground Book Review
This is a classic British historical thriller with plenty of humor and building suspense. It's a fast read and well-worth taking the time.
Murmurs of Insanity Book Review
Moriah Dru and Richard Lake work together to find Johndro Phillips who is a witness to a drug deal and murder, as well as Damian Hansel who is involved in a bizarre aspect of the art world. The search becomes dangerous for Dru and her clients; there is plenty of suspense.
My Sister's Grave Book Review
20 years after her disappearance, Sarah Crosswhite's body has been found. Her sister Tracy returns to their hometown & discovers new evidence that proves the murderer who has been serving time was erroneously convicted. Can those who planted evidence be exposed & can the real murderer be found?
Myron Bolitar Series - Characters & Booklist
Curious about the characters in Harlan Coben's bestselling Myron Bolitar series? Here is a list of the series in order of publication as well as a short paragraph on each of the main characters.
Natchez Burning Book Review
Taking place in the 1960s, this Penn Cage thriller is one of the best novels of the year. The story is based on the civil rights movement, and although fictional, rings true. An eye-opening and education story that is not to be missed.
Nemesis Book Review
Psychopath and serial killer Daniel Moxley has escaped while being transported to a maximum security prison. DI Vinnie Palmer is in charge of the case and must work fast to find Moxley to stop him from murdering others.
Never Let You Go Book Review
When her abusive ex-husband is released from prison, Lindsay, who has started a new life in a new town, finds she is being followed and someone is searching her home. Convinced it is her ex, she must rely on friends to keep her out of danger.
New York Dead Book Review
This is the first novel in Stuart Woods' popular Stone Barrington series. Stone witnesses a body falling from a 12 story building, and becomes the lead detective to solve what becomes a murder case. Stone is forced to retire on a medical and must solve the case on his own.
Nighttime Is My Time Book Review
Jean Sheridan is an honoree at a 20-year class reunion in a small town where all of her high-school friends except one have previously died. Other honorees include a group of previous high-school nerds who have become successful over the years, and one is a cold-blooded murderer.
No Time to Die Book Review
If scientists could stop the aging process, would it be taking things too far? Zoe Kincaid has DNA that may hold the answer to growing old, and when she agrees to help, those opposed to the technology will stop at nothing, including murder, to prevent it. This novel will get you thinking.
No Time to Lose Book Review
A Bank heist, the kidnapping of a bank vice president's wife, and a stolen priceless relic make for a good thriller. That is, however, if one can get through dozens of trite cliches, grammatical errors, unnecessary verbiage, and wordy boring sections reminiscent of a textbook.
Nothing Short of Dying Book Review
New protagonist Clyde Barr is introduced in this first novel of the series. Barr is not your typical hero, and while he is rescuing his sister, Jen, from a drug lord, readers will be on the edge of their seats.
Now That She's Gone Book Review
Kendall Stark is investigating the prison escape of Brenda Nevins, a ruthless serial killer who manipulated the prison warden in her escape; she is unaware that Nevins plans to get revenge on her, as well as her friend, the medical examiner, Birdie Waterman.
Old River Book Review
The murdered body of a graduate student from a wealthy family is found dumped in Concordia Parish, Louisiana. Sheriff John Speckle is charged with solving the murder and gets help from the student's roommate. Other chapters cover the history of steamboats on the Mississippi River.
One for the Money Book Review
Stephanie Plum has just lost her job, had her car repossessed, and is down on her luck. Her cousin Vinnie agrees to give her a chance as a bounty hunter to bring in Joseph Morelli, a cop who skipped bail on a murder charge. This is her story.
One of Us Book Review
Danny Doyle returns to Lost Creek, a small mining town where he grew up. While there, he gets involved in several unsolved mysteries from his past, and puts himself and others in danger as the truth comes out.
One Right Thing Book Review
While driving through a rural Virginia town, Marty recognizes a man on a billboard that he put away for murder and knows this man served his time. He has recently been murdered, and Marty feels that it is the right thing to solve the murder.
Only the Strong Survive Book Review
When Jay Stark, private detective, sees his best friend and partner murdered at a local comedy club, he works to unravel the facts and to solve his friend's and subsequent murders. Jay focus' on a case they have been working at the racetrack where Greyhounds have been stolen. Fascinating!
Orchid Beach Book Review
Orchid Beach is the first installment in the Holly Barker series where Stuart Woods introduces the characters. Holly is hired as the Deputy Chief of the Orchid Beach PD, and her first day on the job not only discovers a murder, but must also find who shot her new boss, the chief of police.
Ordinance 93 Book Review
What if the government decided who was suitable to have children, and enforced their decisions? Here is a well-written dystopian novel that gives you something to think about.
Original Death Book Review
Duncan McCallum & his Indian friend, Conawago, are traveling to meet the last living relatives of Conawago's tribe. When they arrive, everyone in the village has been murdered and several school children are missing. They then begin a quest to find the murderer and the missing children.
Pacific Vortex Book Review
Dirk Pitt finds a communication capsule from a submarine that disappeared on its maiden voyage 6 months prior. The capsule contains clues to the disappearance, and Pitt must find not only the submarine, but who killed the crew and took it over.
Path of the Assassin Book Review
Secret Service Agent Scot Harvath is forced to join a barely competent CIA team to catch the leader of a terrorist group who hijacked a 747 and killed several people. A civilian is the only person who can identify the terrorist leader, so Scot must protect her as well.
Plaid and Plagiarism Book Review
The new owners of the Yon Bonnie Bookshop in Scotland aren't expecting trouble as soon as they arrive from Illinois to take over. Nor do they expect to find a dead body. The four owners feel they must investigate the murder, and are hoping things will come together and they can solve the mystery.
Play Dead Book Review
Beautiful supermodel Laura Ayers and basketball star, David Baskin are madly in love and against her family's wishes elope to Australia to be married. David drowns, however, while there, and Laura is left to find out why things don't add up. This novel is not to be missed.
Playing With Fire Book Review
When Julia Ansdell brings home an old music manuscript from Italy, her life changes. When the piece is played it has a mysterious effect on her daughter, Lily, and when she tries to find out the history, her life and her friends lives become endangered.
Poisonfeather Book Review
Gibson Vaughan is back, and is trying to repay a judge who helped save him during his teenage years by finding the offshore stash of money of a billionaire con who bilked thousands out of their savings. Vaughan encounters interesting characters and plenty of suspense.
Post-Mortem Book Review
Post Mortem is the first installment in the popular Kay Scarpetta Suspense/Thriller Series, and is a fun, fast read.
Power Play Book Review
Power Play is a novel about the events behind the scene of a political campaign and the pettiness and viciousness of politicians. This novel takes place in the 70s and the characters are interesting.
Prescription for Murder Book Review
Private Detective Alexis Smith is about to marry Harry Hawkins of Scotland Yard, when she receives an urgent telegram from her sister calling her home because her mother is sick. Since her mother died years ago, she is suspicious and travels home.
Presumed Innocent Book Review
Rusty Sabich, a P.A. in Kindle County, is accused of murdering a co-worker and former lover, Carolyn Pohlemus. Circumstantial evidence exists, and as Rusty tries to find the murderer and redeem himself, he becomes involved in political intrigue and a seemingly impossible situation.
Prime Evil Book Review
DCI Jack Callum and his team of detectives investigate the grisly murder of an actor who was nailed to a tree. Since this takes place in the 50s,
Public Face Private Vice Book Review
Charlie and his team are investigating the murder of a popular BBC television personality. While the story and characters are fun, this book is written in a very juvenile manner and unless readers have lots of patience, is one that should probably be skipped.
Purged Book Review
In the fourth book in the Circle City Mysteries, members of a Wiccan coven are being murdered by a religious zealot. The suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat.
Rather Be the Devil Book Review
Retired Inspector John Rebus teams up with his friends Malcolm Fox and Siobhan Clarke to solve a 40 year old cold case.
Raven Sisters Book Review
Franza Oberweiser and her team are trying to solve a brutal murder and everything points to the victim's foster sister, who has been reported missing. Things don't quite add up, however, and while following clues, Franza exposes long-buried secrets that involve jealousy, murder, and blackmail.
Redemption Book Review
Danny Namara and Andy Bane team up to fight a human trafficking group for the government. They are both well-schooled in Chinese martial arts, and must use their skills to win.
Relic Book Review
FBI Special Agent Pendergast is introduced in this novel about several murders that have occurred during the planning of a special exhibit in New York's Museum of Natural History. The exhibit features the statue of a strange creature from the Amazon which is supposed to be extinct - but is it?
Ruby Silver Book Review
Trace Brandon is back in his third book of the series, and is working on the preliminaries to a new mine project in a tiny town. The mob is involved, as well as a nasty town bully, and Trace and his partners must get to the bottom of it before they are murdered like others involved.
Rules of Prey Book Review
Rules of Prey is the first installment in John Sanford's popular Lucas Davenport Series. Lucas is up against a vicious murderer who is smart, organized, and has his own written rules. This is a must read for anyone who wants to start the series at the beginning, and all fans of John Sandford.
Run for the Money Book Review
Travis Black discovers that over 50 million dollars is missing from his fund portfolio and must discover why and figure out a way to get the money back before it's laundered and scattered. This novel has suspense at every turn.
Russian Roulette Book Review
Lexie's room has been rented by a Russian ballerina who is seeking asylum in the US. She is suspicious, and investigates; Harry Hawkins also has a job for her in England, so once she gets to the bottom of what turns out to be a Ballerina fiasco, she travels to England and barely stays alive.
Rusted Rails Book Review
Edward Hawkins, a reporter, travels to the small mining town of Wilder to gather information for some human interest stories. While exposing the destitute lifestyles of the miners & their families, he discovers illegal operations run by the mob, and finds himself a target of their ruthlessness.
Salem's Cipher Book Review
Best friends, Salem and Bel, team up to find their mothers who have been kidnapped and possibly murdered. They travel to several historic places to gather clues; the suspense is palpable and will keep readers on the edge.
Savage Reckoning Book Review
This thriller takes place in the backwoods of Tennessee where Dani Savage, a female deputy, stumbles on a case where dozens of girls have gone missing. She is up against a very powerful mafia-type family who seems to be invincible. She, her family, and co-workers are in danger throughout.
Shadow of Night Book Review
Matthew and Diana from A Discovery of Witches are back, having traveled in time to the 1500's, not only to get away from those trying to kill Diana, but also to find a witch to teach her the craft. They are also searching for Ashmole 782, the book that brought attention to Diana in modern times.
Shutter Island Book Review
Dennis Lehane's Shutter Island follows Teddy Daniels in his search for a missing patient at the Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane in this surreal dark thriller. Nothing is as it seems, and fans of the bizarre will love this novel.
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Silent Night Book Review
It's Christmas Eve in New York and when Catherine and her young sons are in Rockefeller Center, Brian follows a girl who picks up his mother's wallet when she unknowing drops it. Unfortunately the 7-year old gets kidnapped by a murderer while trying to get to the wallet. The suspense never ends.
Silk Book Review
Victorian England is upset by Jack the Ripper, as well as several murders of women who have been strangled by a silk scarf. Viscount William Everhard's mistress is one of the victims; he is searching for a new mistress, while Detective Inspector Bloodstone is trying to solve the cases.
Six Years Book Review
Jake Sanders falls in love with Natalie Avery, but suddenly she dumps him and marries someone else. When her husband dies, Jake begins a search for her that puts her life as well as his in grave danger.
Sleep No More Book Review
In his novel, Sleep No More, Greg Iles writes of a happy family man who gets tangled up in big trouble when he notices a woman mouthing the word, "soon." as he leaves his daughter's soccer game.
Sleeping Beauty Book Review
17 year-old Ashley Spencer survives a horrendous ordeal where her best friend and father are murdered during the night. She becomes a target herself, and is in danger throughout the entire novel. Phillip Margolin tells an excellent, albeit scary, story that will keep readers on the edge.
Split Second Book Review
Maggie O'Dell, FBI Profiler, is being stalked by Albert Stucky, a cold-blooded murderer who has escaped from prison. He is murdering the women she comes in contact with, and Maggie is feeling grief and guilt for murders of innocent women. Can Maggie get him before he gets her?
Stay Close Book Review
Most of us dream of living the life of Megan Pierce, but she is bored, and when she revisits her past life, the nightmare begins. Detective Broome seeks her help on a missing person case and subsequent murders, and she feels obligated to help while trying to hide it from her family.
Stealing the Countess Book Review
The Countess Borromeo, a $4 million Stradivarius violin has been stolen, and Mac McKenzie has been asked to negotiate with the thieves to get it back. This is the 13th book in a humorous and fun series.
Still Life Book Review
Chief Inspector Armand Gamache is introduced in this award winning novel which is the first in the popular series. He is called to investigate the murder of an elderly spinster in Three Pines, a tiny charming village near Montreal. This excellent novel will keep you guessing.
Summer Girl Book Review
Jack Sant is a vampire helping the police clear cold cases on the island of Malta. This is the first installment in the Blood for Blood series, and deals with a 14 year old girl who was raped and murdered in the early 1980s. The novel is very dark and suspenseful.
Tea Cups & Tiger Claws Book Review
Identical triplets are born to a low-class family and two are sold to a rich duchess. The third who is destined to grow up in a loveless, alcoholic home, seeks revenge on parents, sister, and anyone who stands in her way to move to the top and be accepted and respected.
That Darkness Book Review
Hardened criminals are being murdered, and Jack Renner is on the team of detectives to solve the. Maggie Gardiner, fingerprint expert, is collecting not only fingerprints, but trace evidence, and that leads to one person who is committing the murders. Can Maggie let it slide?
The 12th of Never Book Review
Lindsay is ready to deliver her baby, Joe is out of town, and there is a violent storm preventing travel to the hospital. Yuki is trying a murder case involving a lawyer who murdered his wife; Cindy & Richie break up, and the body of a famous designer is taken from the morgue.
The Accidental Assassin Book Review
Victor Green is mistaken for a world famous mob assassin when he falls from a tree onto a vicious mobster and accidentally kills him. This starts a cycle of mob hits that Victor becomes inadvertently involved in. You won't want to miss this hilarious spoof of the suspense/thriller novel.
The Amber Room Book Review
Rachael Cutler's father is murdered, but leaves clues in the search for The Amber Room, a treasure that was lost just after WWII. She and her ex-husband travel to Germany and are pursued by murderers who are searching for the Amber Room. The suspense is palpable & continues throughout the novel.
The Argentine Triangle Book Review
Craig Page travels to Argentina to find out what happened to his friend and colleague; he gets involved in a dangerous plot of international intrigue, with evil key politicians from both the US and Argentina fighting for power.
The Athena Project Book Review
A team of exceptionally gorgeous women is sent on a dangerous mission to thwart a plot by the Russian Mafia to further the scientific research on teleportation which was started in the 40's. The Russians are using humans in the tests, which result in grotesque dead bodies. Plenty of suspense.
The Baker's Wife Book Review
Audrey & Geoff Bofinger own a bakery in a small town; Geoff was a pastor, but was fired due to an elder of the church presenting erroneous evidence. That elder's wife is missing and he is holding several people hostage in the Bofinger's bakery; Audrey must find her before the hostages are shot.
The Bat Book Review
Harry Hole, a policeman from Oslo, is sent to Australia in order to observe the investigation of the murder of a Norwegian girl. The nuances of the Aboriginal culture as well as the suspense make this a must-read book for thriller lovers.
The Beast Book Review
Peter Decker is called to the scene of a bad smell and a roaring Bengal tiger at the apartment of billionaire, Hobart Penny. Penny was murdered, but not by the Tiger, and the eccentricities of the Billionaire are exposed as the murder investigation proceeds.
The Black Box Book Review
Detective Harry Bosch is in true form in this thriller as he works to solve a murder that he started investigating over 20 years ago.
The Black Echo Book Review
Harry Bosch is introduced in the first novel of the popular series. He is called to investigate a dead body and finds he knows the victim, who has ties to a huge bank vault robbery. Bosch and an FBI agent are in danger throughout the novel, and barely stay alive long enough to solve the case.
The Black Inheritance Book Review
Annalisa Easton, along with her sister and mother move to North Carolina after the death of her father. There they encounter some witches who were murdered centuries ago and want Annalisa to carry out their revenge on the last surviving relative of their murderer.
The Black Widow Book Review
Gabriel Allon is back and rather than taking over as Chief of The Office, must take care of a problem with ISIS by infiltrating the organization with one of his new spies. As usual, Silva's extensive research and vivid imagination make for a fascinating novel.
The Blood Promise Book Review
Mark Pryor's third installment in the Hugo Marston Series is full of suspense and intrigue. Hugo is assigned to babysit a US senator who is in France to negotiate a political issue, and gets involved in solving a murder and putting his own life in danger.
The Bone Bed Book Review
Kay Scarpetta is back with a body she's pulled out of the bay and 2 missing persons who she thinks may be connected; an attractive FBI agent is after Benton, and Kay's jealous. Marino is suspected in the murder of a woman he doesn't know, and Kay's job is to make sense of it all. Whew!
The Bone Collector Book Review
The first novel in the popular Lincoln Rhyme series by author Jeffery Deaver, is a thriller that will not be easily put down.
The Bone Garden Book Review
Julia Hamill digs up some old human bones while working in her garden and becomes involved in solving the mystery of who the murder victim was. The story of Rose Connelly comes to life and makes for fascinating reading.
The Bone Tree Book Review
The much anticipated second installment in the Penn Cage Trilogy lives up to the expectations. Penn Cage, et al, including the corrupt Snake and Forrest Knox will stop at nothing to win.
The Book of Life Book Review
The final installment in the All Souls Trilogy will not disappoint. It is fascinating and well-written, and most will find it difficult to put down.
The Bookseller Book Review
Mark Pryor introduces Hugo Marston in this novel that is set in Paris. Marston witnesses his good friend, and bouquiniste, Max, kidnapped at gunpoint just after selling him a rare book. Marston teams up with a beautiful journalist to find Max and solve the subsequent murders of other bouquinistes.
The Burglar who Counted the Spoons Book Review
After a 10 year hiatus, everyone's favorite burglar, Bernie Rhodenbarr, is back, stealing for hire, and getting himself involved in a murder investigation. Bernie must find the murderer so that he doesn't get blamed. This book has plenty of suspense, as well as humor.
The Burning Room Book Review
Harry has a new partner who has no homicide experience, and they are assigned to a case where the murder victim has died 10 years after the crime. Although there is a body, all the evidence is old. As they investigate, their lives are endangered and the suspense builds.
The Cardinal's Sin Book Review
Jake Travis is assigned to kill an international assassin who has been targeting the families of US Special Ops agents. After completing the assignment, he learns that he has killed the wrong man.
The Case of the Purloined Painting Book Review
Sean Sean, a private detective, is hired to investigate two minor and seemingly unrelated cases that lead to his involvement finding a painting that was stolen during World War II.
The Casual Vacancy Book Review
J.K. Rowling's Adult novel debut is a fascinating character study of people most of us actually are acquainted with, and even though it's very dark and sometimes depressing, is a suspenseful story of choices and consequences. Rowling has an uncanny way of capturing true human nature.
The Child Book Review
The skeleton of a baby has been unearthed at a construction site, and it is thought to be the remains of a baby kidnapped from the maternity ward 40 years prior. When a reporter starts nosing around, she brings 3 women together who are involved to solve the mystery.
The Cove Book Review
The Cove is the first in the popular FBI Thriller series. Catherine Coulter, a popular romance novel author, introduces new characters who will be featured in the subsequent novels. This novel is a little heavy on the romance.
The Cruising Serial Killer Book Review
Forman Blocker has an innovative way of getting free cruises. A serial killer, he simply assumes cruise passenger's identity after killing them, steals their assets, and cruises the world. So far, nobody has been able to catch him. Will he make a mistake?
The Crypt Thief Book Review
Hugo Marston is in charge of investigating two murders occurring in a famous Paris cemetery, as well as catching a man who has dug up several graves and taken the bones. This is the second novel in the series, and each one keeps getting better.
The Cuckoo's Calling Book Review
J.K. Rowling, writing as Robert Galbraith, introduces a new series of crime thrillers with a very unique protagonist, Cormoran Strike, a down-and-out private detective.
The Dead Key Book Review
The Dead Key is an intriguing thriller that tells the story of two women working in the same building 20 years apart. Dark secrets from an earlier time are exposed, putting the characters in danger.
The Deepest Dark Book Review
Bestselling author, Abby Miller, devastated by the loss of her husband & daughter in an automobile accident, goes to their backwoods cabin to try to get over it. While there, she's kidnapped by a prison escapee, and he and his two companions threaten her life. This is an edge-of-your-seat read.
The Devil You Know Book Review
Evie Jones, a young journalist, becomes obsessed with finding who murdered her best friend Lianne 10 years prior, and because of her inexperience, almost ends up murdered herself. This novel will keep you on edge until the very end.
The Devil's Triangle Book Review
Catherine Coulter and J. T. Ellison has teamed up to write The Brit in the FBI series. This is the fourth installment and is a quick, fun read.
The Devil's Violin Book Review
Hired to steal a famous violin that was played by the Devil himself, Gus Happy and Maria Sononi work together, and Chris Clarke tries to stop them. A violinist is murdered, and there is suspense and surprise throughout.
The End, My Friend Book Review
Tony & Evo are at the center of chaos and must leave their home to find a safer place; society as we know it is no longer. This dystopian novel will get you wondering what will happen as the end comes near.
The English Girl Book Review
Gabriel Allon, spy and assasin, is hired to find a kidnapped English girl with strong political connections. However, when he pays the ransom to the suspected kidnappers, they blow up the car she is in and she is killed. Allon must find the kidnappers and bring them to justice.
The Escalante Enigma Book Review
Ronnie McCall and Mitch Blaine are old friends; Ronnie needs help in finding her missing husband and brother; they travel on a restored PB-5A World War II aircraft several thousand miles to unravel a strange and fascinating mystery.
The Escape Book Review
John Puller is back, and is assigned to find his brother, Robert, who has escaped from the maximum-security military prison in Leavenworth. John has no idea if his brother is guilty of the crimes that sent him to prison, The mission is dangerous, and John doesn't trust those he is working with.
The ET Murders Book Review
FBI agents are being murdered, and it seems they are all connected to a group that has evidence of extraterrestrial sightings. Max Austin travels to New Mexico and almost loses his life dealing with a government coverup and dangerous characters.
The Farm Book Review
Andy Carlson knows secrets that could ruin the president. He's also in love with the CIA operative who is trying to kill him before he divulges those secrets. When they visit "The Farm" for a romantic weekend, things don't work out as either expects, and both are in danger of losing their lives.
The First Counsel Book Review
Michael Derrick, a white house lawyer, has a date with the first daughter, Nora. He is so infatuated that he goes along with her antics, in ditching the Secret Service, Barhopping, following Michael's Boss, and stealing blackmail money. Michael tries to protect her and ends up a murder suspect.
The Forgotten Book Review
John Puller is back in The Forgotten, David Baldacci's thriller novel set in Paradise, Florida, where he goes to visit his Aunt and ends up investigating her suspicious death as well as other strange happenings in the town.
The Gail Force Book Review
Jake Travis goes undercover for the FBI to expose a corrupt art dealer and murderer. In doing so, he puts himself and his colleagues in grave danger. Plenty of suspense.
The Girl on the Train Book Review
Everyone, it seems, is loving this unique, suspenseful read. Rachael rides the same train every day into town and back, and what she sees out the window causes her to get involved in a murder investigation were she unknowingly puts herself and others in grave danger.
The Hanging Girl Book Review
The detectives in Department Q are saddled with solving a decades-old murder in another jurisdiction and find themselves in the middle of a sun-worshipping cult, and also in dangerous situations. There are enough twists and turns for any thriller reader.
The Heist Book Review
The Heist is the 14th novel in the popular Gabriel Allon series. As usual, Daniel Silva has presented a fascinating novel that is believable and well-researched.
The Hit Book Review
Will Robie's new assignment is to find a rogue agent who has apparently gone to the other side; she is killing some of their own, rather than those she has been assigned to assassinate. Can Will carry out his assignment and stay alive?
The Hunger Games Book Review
Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are the tributes from District 12; they will go to the capital in The Hunger Games to fight to the death to be the single victor in the country.
The Impossible Dead Book Review
Malcolm Fox is investigating three cops who may have covered up and tampered with evidence in a case against fellow police officer Paul Carter. During this time, the case involves suicides and murder, as well as danger for Fox.
The Innocent Book Review
David Baldacci introduces a new character, Will Robie, who is an assassin for several US Government entities in The Innocent. When Will refuses to carry out an assasination, it causes major problems, including threats to his life.
The Kill Artist Book Review
Daniel Silva's first novel in the Gabriel Allon series is a must read for spy/espionage thriller fans who want to read a well-researched, well-written series. Prepare to enter the world of one of the most celebrated art restorers who just happens to be an Israeli spy.
The Kill Room Book Review
Lincoln Rhyme is back and investigating the assassination of an anti-American. The assassination was ordered by the US government, and may have been a mistake. Lincoln, Amelia, and others are in grave danger and may not live to star in an 11th novel.
The Killing of Polly Carter Book Review
DI Richard Poole has been assigned to what appears to be the suicide of a top model. However, because of several inconsistencies, he is convinced it is murder. Part of the popular BBC Death in Paradise television series, this book will appeal to almost everyone.
The Last Man Book Review
Mitch Rapp, finds himself in Afghanistan searching for a kidnapped friend and fellow operative, Joe Rickman.
The Leopard Book Review
Harry Hole, unconventional hero (alcoholic and drug addict), is asked to leave Hong Kong to go to Oslo to find a ruthless serial murderer. He is up against Mikael Bellman, of Kripo, who cares only about his career and wants to ruin Harry. Plenty of suspense and life threatening danger.
The Lion's Mouth Book Review
Prime Minister Brigitte Volter has been murdered in her office, and clues are scarce. There is much suspense, as well as plenty of twists and turns in this Norwegian police procedural thriller.
The Lions of Lucerne Book Review
Brad Thor's debut novel introduces his character, Scot Harvath, and takes him through an exciting search for bad guys who kidnapped the president.
The Lost Symbol Book Review
Dan Brown's book, The Lost Symbol, is the third in the Robert Langdon series, and is definitely recommended reading for anyone who loves a good thriller.
The Monticello Project Book Review
Jon Scott is undercover at a construction site to oversee the elimination of theft, but becomes involved in a cocaine distribution ring, as well as murder. He and his girlfriend are in danger of being victims.
The Murderer's Daughter Book Review
Grace Blades' witnessed the murder-suicide of her parents, was shuttled from foster home to foster home, and finally becomes a psychologist. When a client from her past seeks her help and is murdered, she must delve into her past to stay alive.
The Neon Rain Book Review
The Neon Rain is the first novel in the Dave Robicheaux series, and is the perfect introduction into the bestselling series. This series is one that will appeal to thriller readers who enjoy macho, aggressive protagonists.
The Ninth Floor Book Review
The Ninth floor of St. Michael's Hospital has been closed off for years; it's said it's haunted, and strange events, as well as murders and suicides are common occurrences after Ryan Sterling returns to her hometown after 10 years to help her Aunt Bee recover from a serious illness.
The Organ Takers Book Review
Surgeon David McBride made a mistake years ago and is being blackmailed into removing organs from unwilling victims. He doesn't know who is behind the illegal scam, but when he begins to investigate, he finds he and his loved ones are in grave danger.
The Poisoners Book Review
Madame de Brinvilliers was executed in 1676 in France, for poisoning her father and siblings; dozens of wives followed suit and obtained poison to get rid of their abusive husbands. This fascinating thriller is fiction, but the story in woven into the factual accounts of the day.
The Prettiest One Book Review
Caitlin Sommers arrives home covered with blood carrying a bag with a gun and prosthetic hands, and no memory of where she has been for the past seven months. Is she guilty of murder? Why are there dangerous men stalking her?
The Price of Honor Book Review
Did you ever wonder just what is expected from a CIA spy? In the novel, readers will learn just how high a price is expected, especially when the spy marries someone from the other side.
The Queen's Accomplice Book Review
Maggie Hope is a unique and likable character, and in the sixth installment does not disappoint in her quest to find a Jack the Ripper copycat murderer, and to get the women who serve during the war effort the pay and benefits they have earned.
The Racketeer Book Review
Malcolm Bannister knows who killed an important federal judge, but is presently in a federal prison serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Can he make a deal with the feds that will release him from prison and also bring the perpetrator to justice?
The Redbreast Book Review
Highly Acclaimed Norwegian author Jo NesbÝ won the prestigious Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for The Redbreast; this is a great novel and definitely worth reading.
The Santa Klaus Murder Book Review
Sir Osmond Melbury has been murdered at his family Christmas party, and the suspect was wearing a Santa suit. Although anyone in the family has good motive, the man playing Santa has none. This a fun novel - a cross between a British comedy and Agatha Christie, and perfect for the holiday season.
The Second Life Of Nick Mason Book Review
Nick Mason's early release from prison is truly a deal with the devil. Is it possible for him to get out of the deal and stay alive? This book has plenty of twists and turns, and will leave readers on the edge.
The Short Drop Book Review
Suzanne Lombard, daughter of a US senator and now Vice President, disappeared 10 years ago and was never found. Gilbert Vaughan is hired to find her, Investigating turns out to be very dangerous, and Gilbert just may be a victim of the short drop.
The Silent Girl Book Review
Rizzoli & Isles are back in a fascinating novel that takes place in Boston's Chinatown. A professional assassin is found murdered, and a 19 year old mass murder is re-investigated with a shocking outcome.
The Skin Collector Book Review
Lincoln Rhyme and his team investigate a serial killer who tattoos his victims with poison instead of ink, causing them horribly painful deaths. This novel will keep everyone on the edge of their seats.
The Spike Book Review
After witnessing a murder, Marty Singer is hired by the victim's family to find her killer. While investigating, he finds himself battling corrupt businessmen and a politician.
The Steel Kiss Book Review
While Amelia Sachs pursues a killer, a man falls inside an escalator; while trying to save the man, Amelia loses her killer. Lincoln agrees to help with a civil suit, and the suspense begins.
The Stranger Book Review
A man who calls himself "The Stranger" is contacting the loved ones of people who have committed gross indiscretions, asking for blackmail money. However, when some of these people are found murdered, Adam Price must work fast to find his missing wife before she suffers the same fate.
The Summons Book Review
Two brothers are summoned to their dying father's home for what they assume is to explain the settlement of his estate. Before the meeting however, the father dies, and the older brother finds millions of dollars that he feels obligated to find the source of before his brother finds out.
The Survivor Book Review
Mitch Rapp is back and Irene Kennedy has sent him on a mission that, if he fails, may be the undoing of the country. This is the much-anticipated final novel of Flynn, unfinished because of his untimely death, and completed by veteran writer Kyle Mills.
The Theory of Death Book Review
Detective Peter Decker investigates the apparent suicide of a math student discovered in the woods near Greensbury. However, when a professor is murdered, the case exposes the fierce competition among those in academia.
The Three Deaths of Magdalene Lynton Book Review
Set in New Zealand, this new series is fascinating. Although Magdelene Lynton died almost 40 years prior, the facts don't add up and Ngaire Blakes investigates what really happened.
The Threshing Circle Book Review
Set in Crete, Kirsty becomes involved in the search for a missing couple who had come to get information. She is forced to ask for the help of a man, she detests, Barba Yiorgis, and suspense and danger follow everyone involved.
The Trapped Girl Book Review
Tracy Crosswhite and her Seattle team of detectives investigate the body of a woman found submerged in a crab pot on Puget Sound. They believe it is the body of a missing woman and the missing woman's husband is the main suspect. Twists, turns, and surprises abound.
The Vanishing Wife Book Review
Mason and Sami Seaforth just celebrated their anniversary, and Sami is now missing. In his quest to find his wife, Mason finds his family is in grave danger and unscrupulous men are out to murder them because of secrets that Sami knows.
The Washington Lawyer Book Review
Senator Wesley Jasper, a typical corrupt politician, is vacationing on Anguilla with his girlfriend when she drowns. He recruits his influential friends to mask his involvement, & by so doing, several powerful politicos are in danger of being brought down in a cover up involving treason & murder.
The Waters of Eternal Youth Book Review
Commisario Guido Brunetti is asked to investigate a near-drowning that happened 15 years previously. Although reluctant, he feels obligated, and his investigation leads to plenty of suspense and ultimately murder.
The Will of the Enemy Book Review
The Will of the Enemy is a suspenseful story about a mother's quest to protect her daughter from child abuse in spite of what seems like insurmountable odds.
The Witch of Painted Sorrows Book Review
Sandrine Salome escapes her abusive husband in New York and runs to her grandmother's home in Paris where she puts herself in danger, falls in love, and becomes obsessed with a long-dead courtesan artist.
The Witch's Revenge Book Review
When an old woman moves into a small village, strange things begin to happen. She is a witch, and horrible accidents and murders are causing an uproar. The villagers must unite to get rid of the witch, and at the same time put their lives in danger.
The Woman who Couldn't Remember Book Review
Non-violent, level-headed, Sylvie Deroque, executive of a sustainable resources division in a large company, has just shot two men with a gun taken from a security guard's holster. Charged with attempted murder, psychological issues, courtroom drama, and family conflicts are just the beginning.
Theodore Boone Kid Lawyer Book Review
This is the first installment in John Grisham's Theodore Boone series. Theodore Boone is 13 years old, wants to be a lawyer, and gives legal advice to his schoolmates. He is very interested in a murder trial that is going on, is convinced the suspect is guilty, but is worried he will get off.
Three Little Lies Book Review
15-year old Amber Swanson has typical teenage problems, but her best friend disappears, she is forced to go stay with her step-sister in Virginia for the summer, and she falls for a guy with a very weird father, who may be the murderer of several missing girls; amber just may be next on the list.
Tiddly Jinx Book Review
This is the fourth installment of the Easy Bake Coven series, and Selene is in trouble; she and Cheney are willing to step down from the throne because of some of her previous mistakes. Plenty of danger for all.
Trapped Book Review
While recovering from a serious auto accident, Dr. Michael Cooper developed "locked-in syndrome" and although he can't move, can think. This is a novel for those who enjoy medical jargon .
Two for the Dough Book Review
Stephanie Plum is back; bounty hunter for her cousin Vinny's bail bond company, she's still learning, and gets Grandma Mazur involved in the danger. Vice Cop Joe Morelli teams up with her, as well as Ranger. Stephanie's definitely over her head this time.
Two Nights Book Review
Kathy Reichs has created a new, fascinating character, Sunday Night, who gets involved in a bizarre missing persons case. Fans of Reichs will certainly recognize her excellent writing style and will be intrigued with the mystery and suspense.
Unlucky 13 Book Review
Lindsay Boxer and her group of friends in the Women's Murder Club are on edge, not only because of personal events, but also because their lives are in danger.
Unpunished Book Review
Jack Renner and Maggie Gardiner are back in the second book of the series; they're investigating what becomes serial murders at a large newspaper. Suspense is high, and Jack and Maggie's distrust of each other make them a unique duo.
Vicious Circle Book Review
Game Warden, Joe Pickett, is involved in solving the murder of a local, and the investigation points to the Cates family who wants to get revenge against Pickett.
When Bunnies Go Bad Book Review
Pru Marlowe, who is an animal behaviorist with special powers gets involved in a murder investigation that puts her in grave danger. Hopefully she can get to the bottom of things before someone else is killed.
When the Bough Breaks Book Review
Jonathan Kellerman introduces Alex Delaware in the first novel of the popular series. This book is a fast read, and fans of psychological thrillers will enjoy this and the subsequent novels.
Wild Justice Book Review
A violent drug addict doctor threatens a nurse who turns up dead along with several others, and when it goes to court, the doctor gets off due to a cop who lies under oath. When new bodies are discovered, Amanda Jaffe is called in for the defense of the doctor's wife who is accused of the murders.
Without Trace Book Review
Morgan Vine has been an advocate for Danny Kilcannon who has been released from prison and found not guilty for a murder. Although she has known and loved him since childhood, her own daughter disappears, and her trust of him falters; is he a murderer after all?
Women's Murder Club Characters & Booklist
The Women's Murder Club is a popoular suspense/thriller series featuring Lindsay Boxer and friends who solve murders together over drinks.
Written in Blood Book Review
DCI Marlin has had plenty of help from his psychologist friend and colleague, Al Andrews. However, since Al is close to several murder scenes, his friend has some suspicions about him. Is one of the good guys a murderer?
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X is the 24th novel in the popular Alphabet series by Sue Grafton. The previous novels are delightful, and X is no exception. This is a fun series and should be started at A.
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