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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.
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from npr.org · made by Jeff Campbell
avg. score: 17 of 100 (17%)
required scores: 1, 8, 13, 18, 26 

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The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
The Silence of the Lambs (Thomas Harris)
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson)
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Kiss the Girls (James Patterson)
Kiss the Girls (James Patterson)
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The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
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In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
In Cold Blood (Truman Capote)
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The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
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The Shining (Stephen King)
The Shining (Stephen King)
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And Then Were None (Agatha Cristie)
And Then Were None (Agatha Cristie)
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The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)
The Hunt for Red October (Tom Clancy)
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The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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The Stand (Stephen King)
The Stand (Stephen King)
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The Bone Collector (Jeffrey Deaver)
The Bone Collector (Jeffrey Deaver)
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Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
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Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
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A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
A Time to Kill (John Grisham)
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The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
The Andromeda Strain (Michael Crichton)
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Mystic River (Dennis Lehane)
Mystic River (Dennis Lehane)
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The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
The Day of the Jackal (Frederick Forsyth)
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Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
Rebecca (Daphne Du Maurier)
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Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
Eye of the Needle (Ken Follett)
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It (Stephen King)
It (Stephen King)
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The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Stieg Larsson)
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Jaws (Peter Benchley)
Jaws (Peter Benchley)
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The Alienist
The Alienist
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Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
Red Dragon (Thomas Harris)
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Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
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The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
The Maltese Falcon (Dashiell Hammett)
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Stieg Larsson)
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest (Stieg Larsson)
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No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
No Country for Old Men (Cormac McCarthy)
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Gone, Baby, Gone (Dennis Lehane)
Gone, Baby, Gone (Dennis Lehane)
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Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith)
Gorky Park (Martin Cruz Smith)
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Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
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Subterranean (James Rollins)
Subterranean (James Rollins)
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Clear and Present Danger (Clancy)
Clear and Present Danger (Clancy)
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Salem's Lot (Stephen King)
Salem's Lot (Stephen King)
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Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (John Le Carré)
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The Poet
The Poet
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