The Best Crime & Thriller Authors

The Best Crime & Thriller Authors

As time goes by it gets quite hard to limit the number of best crime and thriller authors. The best authors combine the right mixture of psychological tension with mystery; they end the story with a thrilling twist, and they keep the readers guessing the next scene until the end of the book. The following are some of the authors who have written some outstanding books and their novels turned out to be one of the most loved series of all time.

The Best Crime & Thriller Authors

Agatha Christie:

Agatha was an English writer, and she has written about 66 detective novels. She is listed in the Guinness World Record as one of the best-selling novelists of all times. She has sold over 2 billion copies, and he work has been translated into over 103 languages. Christie was given the Mystery Writers of America’s highest honour. Some of her notable works include HerculePoirot and Miss Marple, Murder on the Orient Express, Partners in Crime, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd etc.

Jim Grant:

Jim was a British author and was popularly known by his pen name, Lee Child. His work on Jack Reacher novel series was quite popular, and it is about an American military policeman who wanders the United States of America. He won the Anthony Award and the Barry Award for the best first novel for his book which was named Killing Floor.

James Patterson:

James is an American author, and he has written many stand-alone thrillers and non-fiction novels. His books have sold more than 300 million copies, and some of his popular works include Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Daniel X, Michael Bennett, Witch and Wizard etc. James was also the first person to sell over 1 million e-books.

Jo Nesbo:

Jo was a Norwegian writer, and he has sold over 30 million copies of his books worldwide.  His books on Inspector Harry Hole is very popular. Harry Hole is a detective who works for a crime squad and later for the National Criminal investigation service named Kripos. Harry Hole is a brilliant character who solves cases which involves bank robbers, gangsters, serial killers etc. but he has his demons and has to fight his battle against alcoholism.

Michael Connelly:

Michael is an American author of a detective novel series which features detective Harry Bosch and his criminal defence attorney Mickey Haller. Connelly’s books have been translated into more than 39 languages, and he was also the President of the Mystery Writers of America from the year 2003 to 2004.

Stephen King:

Stephen King has sold more than 350 million copies, and most of his books are adapted into films, comic books and television series. He is one of the most brilliant writers of all time, and some of his popular works are The Shawshank Redemption, The Talisman, Black House, Misery, Under the Dome etc.


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