Wednesday, August 4, 2010

NPR's Audience Picks: Top 100 "Killer Thrillers"

The results are in ~ NPR's audience vote of Top 100 "Killer Thrillers."

Which are some of your faves? I took part in this ballot after my blogmate on Women of Mystery, Cathi Stoler, brought the poll to our attention. The list was narrowed down to 182 titles from 600, and you could vote for your top ten.

My opinion is similar to the readers who voted ~ every one of my picks made the list.

If you're looking for a suspenseful novel during your next trip to the library or book store, or ordering it straight from your e-reader, this is an exciting list of titles to review.

Don't forget to check Project Gutenberg to look for some of the free e-books available, such as #10, The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, or #11, Dracula, by Bram Stoker.

Speaking of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, have you seen him discussing Sherlock Holmes on a YouTube video?

Are there some books that you've been meaning to read and haven't gotten around to it yet? Maybe now's the time!

Happy reading!


  1. Kathleen - I agree that some of the novels that made the "top" of this list are truly fine novels. I'm so glad that The Silence of the Lambs won, if you will, because I've always thought that was a very fine book. And of course, Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None is a classic thriller. So is Patricia Highsmith's Strangers on a Train. It's good to learn that those novels did so well.

    Also, thanks for sharing that video - I like to hear what authors have to say about their characters. Your blog just keeps getting better!

  2. Dear Margot,
    Thank you for your kind words ~ they are so very appreciated! I spent the last few weeks working on a story (the deadline was about a week ago), so I haven't been online too much ~ I feel so "out" of things! I've been trying to keep up as much as I can. The summer's flying! I hope you've been enjoying yours.
    The three you mentioned were on my list!
    Isn't that a great video? I was so happy to see it ~ what a treasure.
    Thanks for visiting and for your generous comments ~ you're such a wonderful friend!