NPR Top 100 Killer Thrillers

National Public Radio’s Summer 2010 Top 100 Killer Thrillers
As selected by listeners and edited by NPR’s panel.

The NPR audience nominated some 600 novels to “Killer Thrillers” poll and cast more than 17,000 ballots.

01. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
02. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
03. Kiss the Girls by James Patterson
04. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
05. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
06. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
07. The Shining by Stephen King
08. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
09. The Hunt tor Red October by Tom Clancy
10. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
11. Dracula by Bram Stoker
12. The Stand by Stephen King
13. The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver
14. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
15. Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
16. A Time to Kill by John Grisham
17. The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton
18. Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
19. The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
20. Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
21. Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett
22. It by Stephen King
23. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
24. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson
25. Jaws by Peter Benchley
26. The Alienist by Caleb Carr
27. Red Dragon by Thomas Harris
28. Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow
29. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
30. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larsson
31. No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
32. Gone Baby Gone by Dennis Lehane
33. Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith
34. Rosemarys Baby by Ira Levin
35. Subterranean by James Rollins
36. Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy
37. Salems Lot by Stephen King
38. Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
39. The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le Carre
40. The Poet by Michael Connelly
41. The Boys from Brazil by Ira Levin
42. Cape Fear by John MacDonald
43. The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker
44. Pet Sematary by Stephen King
45. Dead Zone by Stephen King
46. The Manchurian Candidate by Richard Condon
47. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carre
48. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith
49. Tell No One by Harlan Coben
50. Consent to Kill by Vince Flynn
51. The 39 Steps by John Buchan
52. Blowback by Brad Thor
53. The Children of Men by P.D. James
54. 61 Hours by Lee Child
55. Marathon Man by William Goldman
56. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins
57. 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs
58. Psycho by Robert Bloch
59. The Killing Floor by Lee Child
60. Rules of Prey by John Sandford
61. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
62. In the Woods by Tana French
63. Shogun by James Clavell
64. The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
65. Intensity by Dean Koontz
66. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming
67. Metzgers Dog by Thomas Perry
68. Timeline by Michael Crichton
69. Contact by Carl Sagan
70. What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
71. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
72. The Cabinet of Curiosities by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
73. Charm School by Nelson DeMille
74. Feed by Mira Grant
75. Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
76. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay
77. The Secret History by Donna Tartt
78. The First Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
79. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
80. The Brotherhood of the Rose by David Morrell
81. Primal Fear by William Diehl
82. The Hard Way by Lee Child
83. The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry
84. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
85. Three Days of the Condor by James Grady
86. Fail-Safe by Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler
87. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
88. The Eight by Katherine Neville
89. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
90. Goldfinger by Ian Fleming
91. Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
92. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
93. Hardball by Sara Paretsky
94. The Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte
95. The Deep Blue Good-by by John MacDonald
96. Berlin Game by Len Deighton
97. The Monkey’s Raincoat by Robert Crais
98. A Simple Plan by Scott Smith
99. Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith
100. Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

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