This is Thriller

Book groups looking for a jolt in their reading should thumb through Thrillers: 100 Must Reads.

This collection of essays, edited by thriller writer David Morrell and thriller critic/reviewer Hank Wagner, reminds readers of classic roller coaster reads and a few that have, undeservedly, slipped off the reading public’s radar.thrillers

Morrell and Wagner have gathered 100 modern thriller/suspense writers and asked them to examine a thriller that influenced the genre in some way. The collection is arranged chronologically starting with Lee Child’s analysis of the Greek myth, “Theseus and the Minotaur,” and concludes with Steve Berry’s examination of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code.

Book groups will find some intriguing material in some of the essays that will propel discussion, particularly the ones on Rebecca, Deliverance, and Laura. These are all classic suspense titles that will get the blood pumping and the conversation flowing. Keep this resource handy for the mystery book groups, too.

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About the Author:

Kaite Mediatore Stover refuses to give up her day job as director of readers' services for The Kansas City Public Library to read tarot cards professionally or be the merch girl/roadie for her husband's numerous bands. Follow her on Twitter at @MarianLiberryan.

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  1. john@johndarby-writer.com' John Darby says:

    I admire authors who invest time and effort to turn out a well-contructed thriller. As an author do I measure up to my own criteria? Perhps you can tell me. I have a new novel DEADLY CURE to be released on Amazon. The first few chapters are currently displayed on my website – johndarby-writer.com – I’d really appreciate your comments.

  2. Read it–great book!

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