Kill the Messenger is a suspense thriller by author Tami Hoag. The hardcover edition of the novel was first published in July 2004. In March 2006 the book was released in mass market paperback. That same month the paperback edition rose to No. 1 on The New York Times Best Seller List, No. 3 on the Top New Books List published in Canada's National Post, and No. 4 on the USA Today Best Seller List.