Getting involved in reading a book is like shoving reality on a shelf and swimming along the parallel world created by it. When reading a thriller novel, we expect an intricate line of plots, climax which cannot be deciphered, and waves of adrenaline going up and down. Not every writer is capable of doing that with the readers. We tell you about 10 such thriller writers who are capable enough to make you jump out of your seat.
Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie is known as the best-selling novelist of all times. Born in the year 1890, Agatha Christie wrote her first story, The House of Beauty, which revolved around a subject that always fascinated her- madness and dreams. Her first book was published in the year 1920. She is often referred as the “Queen of Crime”. She has written 66 detective novels and sold around 2 billion copies.
Recommended Reads: And Then There Were None, Murder on the Orient Express and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd
Named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, Dan Brown’s novels are published in 54 languages around the world. He is best known for his 2003 thriller fiction, The Da Vinci Code. Brown’s novels resonate around the paradoxical relationship between science and religion. His childhood interest of solving anagrams, crossword puzzles and ciphers reflects in the writings. His novels have sold more than 200 million copies.
Recommended Reads: The Da Vinci Code, Inferno and Angels & Demons
Sir Authur Conan Doyle
The creator of the profound detective Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is known for writing detective stories, science fiction, fantasy and poetry. Sherlock Holmes remains the most popular fiction character in the history of detective novels. His first story featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson was, A Study in Scarlet, published in 1886. His last words before he died were addressed to his wife. He said, ‘You are wonderful’.
Recommended Reads:The Hound of the Baskervilles, A Study in Scarlet and The Complete Sherlock Holmes
Stephen King is an American writer born in September 1947. He is widely known for writing suspense, supernatural fiction and science fiction. He has published 54 novels and sold more than 350 million copies. His novel, The Shawshank Redemption, became the best book adapted movie and is regarded as the greatest film of all time.
Recommended Reads: The Shining, The Stand and The Green Mile
Lee Child got the grip of the reader with his lead character Jack Reacher, who is an ex-army major seeking to wash out criminals. He also got the Anthony Award for this first novel ‘Killing Floor’. His detailing about the characters and the scenes surely keeps the readers hooked till the end.
Recommended Reads: Never Go Back, The Tripwire, Killing Floor and Bad Luck and Trouble
Robert Ludlum is an author of 27 thriller novel which sold more than 300 million copies. He believes the most precious jewels are not made of stone,but of flesh. His novels are all about crime, sex and mystery.
Recommended Reads: The Bourne Series
He is popular for his Legal Thrillers. Stories revolving around lawyers and the suspects, leaving marks of suspense and complexity. His childhood dream was to be a professional baseball player. John Grisham’s writing career started with his first book, A Time to Kill, in 1984. His love for writing came to life after hearing the trial of a 12 years old rape victim. His books sold approx. 275 million copies.
Recommended Reads: The Firm, The Summons, The Rainmaker and The Testament
Sheldon is highly acclaimed for his storytelling ability. He layers the mystery beautifully and plays with the human elements. His work has been published in more than 50 languages and sold over 300 million copies.
Recommended Reads: If Tomorrow Comes, Rage of Angels, Master of the Game and The Doomsday Conspiracy
He is known for holding Guinness World Record for the most number of bestselling novels. James Patterson also holds the title of 19 consecutive no. 1 New York Times bestselling novels.
Recommended Reads: Along Came a Spider, Private L.A., Unlucky 13 and Hope to Die
George R.R. Martin
This man needs no introduction! George Raymond Richard Martin is the epitome of thrill and suspense. His epic fantasy novel series, A Song of Ice & Fire, was later adapted into the IMDB’s highest rating show, Game of Thrones. GRRM has won more than 21 awards for his books including World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.
Recommended Reads: The Game of Thrones Series
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