Stop what you are doing and image yourself having your very own “me” time. It is you enjoying a relaxing afternoon with a large cup of green tea and an great urge to get lost into a thrilling, excited, good book.
Be thrilled for the Amazon Book editors have compiled a list of 100 Mysteries and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime. It is a collection of literature, pulp, police procedurals, international thrillers, and everything in between.
This collection of books is available in print, audiobook and kindle. The followings are 10 kindle books of those 100 Mysteries and Thrillers to Read in a Lifetime that you’ll definitely get yourself lost into the joy of the thriller:
1. A Coffin for Dimitrios (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Eric Ambler
A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars.
Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, will inspire a plot for his next novel, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and …
2. A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley Book 1) by Elizabeth George
To this day, the low, thin wail of an infant can be heard in Keldale’s lush green valleys. Three hundred years ago, as legend goes, the frightened Yorkshire villagers smothered a crying babe in Keldale Abbey, where they’d hidden to escape the ravages of Cromwell’s raiders.
Now into Keldale’s pastoral web of old houses and older secrets comes Scotland Yard Inspector Thomas Lynley, the eighth earl of Asherton. Along with the redoubtable Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, Lynley has been sent to solve a savage murder …
3. “A” is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone Mystery Book 1) by Sue Grafton
When Laurence Fife was murdered, few mourned his passing. A prominent divorce attorney with a reputation for single-minded ruthlessness on behalf of his clients, Fife was also rumored to be a dedicated philanderer.
Plenty of people in the picturesque southern California town of Santa Teresa had a reason to want him dead. Including, thought the cops, his young and beautiful wife, Nikki. With motive, access, and opportunity, Nikki was their number-one suspect …
4. A Judgement in Stone (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Ruth Rendell
What on earth could have provoked a modern day St. Valentine’s Day massacre? On Valentine’s Day, four members of the Coverdale family – George, Jacqueline, Melinda and Giles – were murdered in the space of 15 minutes.
Their housekeeper, Eunice Parchman, shot them, one by one, in the blue light of a televised performance of Don Giovanni. When Detective Chief Superintendent William Vetch arrests Miss Parchman two weeks later, he discovers a second tragedy …
5. A Rage in Harlem (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) by Chester Himes
A Rage in Harlem is a ripping introduction to Coffin Ed Johnson and Grave Digger Jones, patrolling New York City’s roughest streets in Chester Himes’s groundbreaking Harlem Detectives series.
For love of fine, wily Imabelle, hapless Jackson surrenders his life savings to a con man who knows the secret of turning ten-dollar bills into hundreds—and then he steals from his boss, only to lose the stolen money at a craps table …
6. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
When Hank Mitchell, his obese, feckless brother Jacob and Jacob’s smarmy friend Lou accidentally find a wrecked small plane and its dead pilot in the woods near their small Ohio town, they decide not to tell the authorities about the $4.4 million stuffed into a duffel bag.
Instead, they agree to hide the money and later divide it among themselves. The “simple plan” sets in motion a spiral of blackmail, betrayal and multiple murder which Smith manipulates with consummate skill, increasing the tension exponentially …
7. A Time to Kill: A Novel by John Grisham
The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime.
Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands. For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as …
8. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James
Handsome Cambridge dropout Mark Callender died hanging by the neck with a faint trace of lipstick on his mouth. When the official verdict is suicide, his wealthy father hires fledgling private investigator Cordelia Gray to find out what led him to self-destruction.
What she discovers instead is a twisting trail of secrets and sins, and the strong scent of murder …
9. Before I Go To Sleep: A Novel by S.J. Watson
Every day Christine wakes up not knowing where she is. Her memories disappear every time she falls asleep. Her husband, Ben, is a stranger to her, and he’s obligated to explain their life together on a daily basis, all the result of a mysterious accident that made Christine an amnesiac.
With the encouragement of her doctor, Christine starts a journal to help jog her memory every day. One morning, she opens it and sees that she’s written three unexpected and terrifying words: “Don’t trust Ben.” Suddenly everything her …
10. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Ten people, each with something to hide and something to fear, are invited to a lonely mansion on Indian Island by a host who, surprisingly, fails to appear. On the island they are cut off from everything but each other and the inescapable shadows of their own past lives.
One by one, the guests share the darkest secrets of their wicked pasts. And one by one, they die …
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