There’s nothing quite like getting stuck into a good crime and thriller story. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned police procedural or the twisting and turning chase across a faraway city that comes in modern thrillers, a whodunit can be absorbing, to say the least.
Something like 21 million crime and thriller books get sold every year in the UK alone, and in the US, Crime, Mystery and Thriller make up around 47% of all book sales.
For this week’s blog post, I’ve put together a list of the top four authors that I personally look out for in any bookstore, and included a link to my favourite book they’ve written. If you’re looking out for something new to read, I don’t think you can go too far wrong with…
Rick Mofina – A Perfect Grave
The former journalist turned multi-award-winning author has gone from reporting on murderers on death row, to seeing his novels published in 30 countries around the world. The Candian author has received praise from the likes of James Patterson, Lee Child, and Tess Gerritsen, as well as scores of other well-known writers.
Dan Brown – Angels & Demons
To any seasoned crime and thriller reader, Dan Brown will need no introduction. He’s a former English teacher who became one of the world’s best selling authors. The Da Vinici Code and Angels and Demons sold millions of copies around the world and were turned into feature films.
Tess Gerritsen – Last to Die
Tess Gerritsen has seen her work reach the top of international sales charts and inspire the Rizzoli & Isles TV series. Her fiction has been published in more than 40 countries and she has sold more than 30 million books.
Jonathan Holt – The Abomination
Jonathan Holt is an English Literature graduate of Oxford University who works as a creative director in an advertising agency. The two as yet published works in the Carnivia Trilogy of thrillers are international bestsellers.
Top 4 Crime and Thriller Authors
That brings this list of my favourite crime and thriller authors to a close. Is there anyone you think I should have included? Let me know in the comments!
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