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List of famous thriller books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular thriller books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best thriller novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

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61 Hours is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
61 Hours Lee Child

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77 Shadow Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
77 Shadow Street Dean Koontz

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7th Heaven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
7th Heaven James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

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A Cage of Eagles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Cage of Eagles James Follett

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A Case of Need is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Case of Need Michael Crichton

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A Cry in the Night is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Cry in the Night Mary Higgins Clark

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A Death in Vienna is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Death in Vienna Daniel Silva

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A Fine Night for Dying is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Fine Night for Dying Jack Higgins

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A Good and Happy Child is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels

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A Hard Day's Death is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Hard Day's Death Raymond Benson

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A Long Way to Shiloh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Long Way to Shiloh Lionel Davidson

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A Loyal Spy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Loyal Spy Simon Conway

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A Matter of Honour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Matter of Honour Jeffrey Archer

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A Most Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Most Wanted Man John le Carré

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A Painted House is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Painted House John Grisham

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A Philosophical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels

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A Prisoner of Birth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Prisoner of Birth Jeffrey Archer

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A Quiet Belief In Angels is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Quiet Belief In Angels Roger Jon Ellory

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A Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Simple Plan Scott Smith

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A Small Town in Germany is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Small Town in Germany John le Carré

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A Stranger Came Ashore is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Stranger Came Ashore Mollie Hunter

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A Stranger Is Watching is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Stranger Is Watching Mary Higgins Clark

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A Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
A Wanted Man Lee Child

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Abduction is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Abduction Robin Cook

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Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunte... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Seth Grahame-Smith

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Absolute Power is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Absolute Power David Baldacci, Ray Russell

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Acts of Violence is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Acts of Violence Ryan David Jahn

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Adam is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Adam Ted Dekker

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Adams Fall is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Adams Fall Sean Desmond

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Against All Enemies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Against All Enemies Tom Clancy, Peter Telep

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Agent S.E.V.E.N. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Agent S.E.V.E.N. Todd Downing

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Aggressor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Aggressor Andy McNab

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Air Battle Force is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Air Battle Force Dale Brown

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Alex Cross's Trial is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Alex Cross's Trial James Patterson

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Alex Cross, Run is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Alex Cross, Run James Patterson

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All Fun and Games until Somebo... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels

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All the Rage is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
All the Rage F. Paul Wilson

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Along Came a Spider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Along Came a Spider James Patterson, Athena Alexis

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Already Dead is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Already Dead Charlie Huston

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Amelia Peabody series is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels

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Amnesia is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Amnesia Douglas Anthony Cooper

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Among the Missing is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Among the Missing Richard Laymon

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An Act of Terror is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
An Act of Terror André Brink

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Angel of Death is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Angel of Death Jack Higgins, Anthea Cohen

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Angelology is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Angelology Danielle Trussoni

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Angels & Demons is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Angels & Demons Dan Brown

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Antispin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Antispin Richard Bronson

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Are You Afraid of the Dark? is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels

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Ark Angel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Ark Angel Anthony Horowitz

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Ashes to Ashes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Thriller Books and Novels
Ashes to Ashes Tami Hoag