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The Best Robert Ludlum Books

Updated June 14, 2019 1.2k votes 275 voters 15.2k views35 items

List RulesVote for the Robert Ludlum novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.

List of the best Robert Ludlum books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Robert Ludlum is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Ludlam is best known for his Bourne series of novels, as they were adapted into successful movies starting with The Bourne Identity in 2002. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Robert Ludlum who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

These books, like La Conspiration Trevayne and The Bourne Identity, include images when available. What are Robert Ludlum's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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  • 1
    73
    13

    The Matarese Circle

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1979

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 2
    82
    41

    The Bourne Identity

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1980-02

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 3
    46
    15

    The Matlock Paper

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1973-04

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 4
    54
    22

    First Published2000-10-31

    SubjectsEspionage, Suspense

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Mystery, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 5
    36
    6

    The Icarus Agenda

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1988-02-22

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 6
    41
    11

    First Published1990-02-25

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 7
    46
    23

    The Parsifal Mosaic

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1982-02-12

    SubjectsEspionage, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 8
    31
    9

    First Published1993-04-08

    SubjectsEspionage, New Age, Adult

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Spy fiction, Reference

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 9
    38
    20

    First Published1986-02-11

    SubjectsEspionage, Adventure

    Genres (Book)Suspense, Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 10
    28
    10

    First Published1977-06

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 11
    21
    5

    First Published1975-01

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Crime Fiction, Fiction, Comedy

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 12
    21
    7

    First Published1972

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Mystery, Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 13
    26
    14

    First Published1978-07-27

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 14
    21
    10

    First Published2006-10-17

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 15
    26
    17

    First Published1984-02-12

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 16
    13
    3

    First Published1995-04-10

    SubjectsConspiracy, Neo-Nazism

    Genres (Book)Conspiracy fiction, Thriller, Novel

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 17
    13
    2

    First Published1974

    Genres (Book)Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 18

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 19
    12
    3

    The Road to Omaha

    Robert Ludlum

    First Published1992-02-08

    SubjectsEspionage

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 20
    2
    6

    The Bourne Betrayal

    Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader

    First Published2007-06-05

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 21
    2
    6

    The Bourne Sanction

    Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader

    First Published2008-07-29

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 22
    2
    6

    The Bourne Dominion

    Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader

    First Published2011-07-19

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 23
    2
    6

    The Bourne Imperative

    Robert Ludlum, Eric Van Lustbader

    First Published2012-06-05

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Spy fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 24
    12
    7

    First Published1997-10-13

    SubjectsConspiracy, Adventure, United States of America

    Genres (Book)Thriller, Fiction

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

  • 25
    0
    4

    The Hacker

    Robert Ludlum

    Genres (Book)Thriller

    Original LanguageEnglish Language

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List Rules: Vote for the Robert Ludlum novels you just couldn't put down. If you haven't read a book, don't downvote it.