Saturday, March 15, 2014

Mystery Novels, Part 2

Mysteries are one of the most beloved genres in literature. It is second only to romance novels. They are favorites because most people have an innate sense of curiosity when posed with a problem be it a murder, a theft or assault.  Most people find looking at the clues and trying to figure out who did it to be fun and exciting.  The only harm that may befall a mystery novel lover is the moment when the story ends and it is the wee hours of the morning,...their trip up the dark stairwell may be quite exhilarating. In part 1 of my mystery series I covered locked room puzzle mysteries and cozy mysteries. Now I want to talk about some of my favorite sub-genres of mysteries, the thrillers.
There are medical thrillers, suspenseful thrillers and legal thrillers. These novels  are all fast paced and filled with action. Even the suspenseful thrillers are heart palpitating stories that keep readers on the edge of their seat trying to guess whodunit and why. Here are some new and old thrillers that I am sure will keep you turning pages until the wee hours of the morning.  Here are some of the newest and a few of the oldest thrillers that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.
Medical Thrillers
Resuscitation by D.M. Annechino
Coma by Robin Cook
Sphere by Michael Crichton
The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
A Circle of Wives: A Novel by Alice La Plante
Shutter Island by Dennis LeHane
Stress Test by Richard Mabry
Spiral by Paul McEuen
The Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons (new debut novel)
Legal Thrillers
First Family by David Baldacci
Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson
The Gods of Guilt: A Novel by Michael Connelly
Primal Fear by William Diehl
The Client by John Grisham
Defending Jacob by William Landay
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Proof Positive by Phillip Margolin
Unleashed by David Rosenfelt
Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline
Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
The Seven Minutes by Irving Wallace
Suspenseful Thrillers
Deception Point by Dan Brown
The Innocent by Harlan Coben
The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver
Act of Treason by Vince Flynn
The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
Tell Me by Lisa Jackson
Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz
The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
The Inner Circle by Brad Metzer
Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs
Amazonia by James Rollins
Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

1 comment:

Deborah Starling said...

Thanks for splitting up these mystery novels into different categories! I personally enjoy medical thrillers and there are quite a few on this list I haven't heard of! I recently read a great novel by author Lubos Borik called Human Source Code ( Michael Crichton has always been one of my favorite authors and this book has themes that seem very Crichtonesque. Exploring the frightening aspect of gene and DNA manipulation, the author gives us a window into what could very well be the future of "control" over human beings. An organization "profiling" people because of their DNA and a detective eager to expose them, this one is a fast paced and cerebral read. Highly recommend.