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Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby TerryRodgers » Fri May 02, 2014 7:26 am

There's so many to name. Have you tried Karin Slaughter or Sandra Brannan?

Then there's mine. Oh wait! Okay, not yet, but that would be cool to be able to say. :D

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby wdarcy » Thu May 15, 2014 11:08 am

"Wagner's 'Das Rheingold'" (Oxford 1993). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 1995.

"Elements of Sonata Theory" co-authored with James Hepokoski(Oxford 2006). Winner of the Society for Music Theory's Wallace Berry Award, 2008.

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby Fitnessfun » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:39 pm

One of my favorite thrillers out there is Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King. I seriously couldn't put it down. I found a list of some other really great ones. Do you have any favorites, guys?



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Postby denandjen@divinedanceonline.com » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:17 am

I have enjoyed the four books of John Hart. Mystery but with a lot of good character development.

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Postby HotBladesHarry57 » Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:00 pm

Here are some other good Thriller Novels.

Site : http://myfivekids.hubpages.com/hub/best-thriller-books

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby DiDonovan » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:20 pm

Two words: Miracle Man. By Bill Leibowitz. Read in March 2014; still fondly recalled.

Readers are treated to a plot with many twists and turns: it holds intrigue, describes compulsions and diversions, shows how a genius battles dark forces within and outside of himself, and generally paints a powerful picture of a search for privacy, as much as meaning.

This gripping novel of psychological tension is much more than your usual 'medical thriller', and is a pick for any who want high octane action and emotionally-charged reading right up to an unexpected, gripping conclusion.

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Postby DiDonovan » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:01 pm

Ian Rankin is definitely a solid recommendation. I never get tired of his works!

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby DiDonovan » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:05 pm

For a brand new release - which I've JUST finished - try Irene Woodbury's A Dead End in Vegas. Though if you're looking for formula writing, it doesn't neatly fit into a particular 'box' - and since I read a lot of this genre, that's what I liked about it.

It's a simple premise: Dave is about to go to the airport to pick up his wife, who has been in Phoenix for a week at a teachers' conference, when he gets the phone call: it's the Las Vegas police - and she's been found dead in a casino hotel room.

But, it's a complex twist when Dave discovers he never really knew his wife and comes to find out about his wife's secret life, her passion for an Internet stranger, and the illusions of his own world, he becomes increasingly involved in a hunt that comes full-circle to probe his family, friendships and psyche.

Now, if you're expecting a light 'whodunnit' type of mystery filled with entertaining twists, then A Dead End in Vegas might not be your cup of tea. Its intent is to wind emotional impact and high drama into its saga and it packs this into chapters steeped in tones of inevitability and despair as readers learn just how deeply poor decisions affect every life involved.

As seems inevitable with all good reads, the ending arrives all too soon. It feels abrupt: like the reader's been led down a garden path of complexity only to have everything snap to logical attention within a few short chapters. But that can be said of many a good book where readers might wish for as long and drawn-out an ending as in the rest of the book. Sometimes it's just hard to say 'goodbye'.

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby ritchi » Mon Nov 24, 2014 3:55 am

I have read all those books that are written by Stephen King and Harlan Coben. Now I want to read books written by other writers also. Can anyone recommend me list of ?

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Re: Recommend Me A Good Mystery/Thriller Novel

Postby wdarcy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:24 am

Try the Patrick Bowers series by Steven James. They're terrific. No profanity, no sex, and little overt violence or gore, but some of the grisliest thriller fiction I've ever read. And they're real page turners, with surprises aplenty! I would start with "The Pawn," the first in the series, as a number of narrative strands continue from book to book.

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