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Top 100 Thriller Novels (NPR).

The NPR audience nominated some 600 novels to our "Killer Thrillers" poll and cast more than 17,000 ballots. The final roster of winners is a diverse one to say the least, ranging in style and period from Dracula to The Da Vinci Code, Presumed Innocent to Pet Sematary. What these top 100 titles share, however, is that all of them are fast-moving tales of suspense and adventure.
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avg. score: 18 of 100 (18%)
required scores: 1, 7, 12, 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 Tatoo
The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo
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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 There Were None (Agatha Christie)
And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie)
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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 Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
The Hound of Baskervilles (Arthur Conan Doyle)
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Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
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The Stand
The Stand
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The Bone Collector
The Bone Collector
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Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton)
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Angels and Demons
Angels and Demons
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A Time to Kill
A Time to Kill
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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
The Day of the Jackal
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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
The Count of Monte Cristo
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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Steig Larsson)
The Girl Who Played With Fire (Steig 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
The Maltese Falcon
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest
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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
Subterranean
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Clear and Present Danger
Clear and Present Danger
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Salem's Lot
Salem's Lot
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Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
Shutter Island (Dennis Lehane)
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The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
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The Poet
The Poet
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