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And as we continue in Rock Paper Tiger week (on sale now!), a very timely question: what is your favorite mystery/suspense/thriller novel of all time?
I was drawn to Rock Paper Tiger because it has incredible style and a very keen sense of place. And a lot of what I loved about it I also love about The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler.
What’s your favorite?
Emily Morganson says
THR3E by Ted Dekker. I couldn't guess the ending, not by far, and that is quite an accomplishment by the author.
REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier. A classic, but SO good. I always thought that Mrs. Danvers was in love with her late mistress. She was so creepy about the way she would describe her.
The best suspense thrillers of all time are in the "film noir" collection of my new blog:
This blog is da shiznit!
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Hammett's RED HARVEST. Bradbury's THE MARTIAN CHRONICLES. Lately, one book that just sticks with me is Robert Doherty's LOST GIRLS, which is kind of a sequel to BODYGUARD OF LIES, but different, too.
Currently reading THE HOUSE ON THE STRAND, and if you can get past the first 130 pages, which are boring to the point of restless tears, it does pick up a bit. We'll see. But I'm not impressed with it at all.
REBECCA by Daphne DuMaurier is my favorite.
MB Dabney says
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY by John LeCarre. George Smiley was wonderfully written and was, at the time, quite atypical of fictional spies. He was brilliant, of coruse, but also fat and middle-aged. And he had one major flaw — he loved his indiscreet wife.
I read the book again every couple of years.
Just ploughed through The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield and found it a great disappointment compared to the glowing reviews it received here. Nicely written and helpful as a guide to style but I didn't believe the premise, the characters or their bizarre development. The author did a great job removing any hint of passion, let alone sex.
Ahsan Ali says
Wow, so many great recommendations.
Any who hasn't read The Count of Monte Cristo, well, that's what a thriller is!
I'd also add james meek's "the people's act of love"
My favorite is Without Mercy By Lisa Jackson. Once, I started reading it. I couldn't put it down. I hope, there's another part to the story.
Mo Hayder's 'The Devil of Nanking' also titled 'Tokyo',It's disturbing and stays with you long after reading.
Reacher said nothing. But I agree with those who selected Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series.