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NPR's Top 100 Killer Thrillers

Your picks for the most pulse-quickening, suspenseful novels ever written. As chosen by the NPR audience.
Source: npr.org · Added by Jeff Campbell
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Avg. score: 17 of 100 (17%)
Required scores: 1, 8, 13, 18, 26   
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The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
2
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
3
Kiss the Girls (James Patterson)
4
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
5
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
6
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
7
The Shining (Stephen King)
8
And Then Were None (Agatha Cristie)
9
The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)
10
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
11
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
12
The Stand (Stephen King)
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13
The Bone Collector (Jeffrey Deaver)
14
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
15
Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
16
A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
17
The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
18
Mystic River (Dennis Lehane)
19
The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
20
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
21
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
22
It (Stephen King)
23
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
24
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
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25
Jaws (Peter Benchley)
26
The Alienist
27
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
28
Presumed Innocent
29
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
30
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Stieg Larsson)
31
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
32
Gone, Baby, Gone (Dennis Lehane)
33
Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith)
34
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
35
Subterranean (James Rollins)
36
Clear and Present Danger (Clancy)
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37
Salem's Lot (Stephen King)
38
Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
39
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
40
The Poet
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