Mystery, Thriller + Suspense

Gregg Hurwitz on the Shadowy Origins of Orphan X

The Amazon Books editors chose Gregg Hurwitz’s nonstop thriller Orphan X as one of the Best Books of January. Headlined by the enigmatic Evan Smoak, an ex-assassin with a conscience, Orphan X is a galvanizing and suspenseful novel full of surprises—and launches a new series. We asked author Gregg Hurwitz to give us some insight into Evan Smoak, what make makes him tick, and what lies ahead.

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Announcing the Edgar Award Nominations

The Mystery Writers of America announced the nominees for the Edgar Awards for the best mystery works (fiction, nonfiction, and television) published or produced in 2015.

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Orphan X

Amazon's Best Books of January: Part Two

The introduction of a budding Lee Child, riveting nonfiction set in Rwanda and Los Angeles, an affectionate tome that tugs at the heart strings, a follow-up to a beloved classic, and a fresh take on historical fiction--There truly is something...

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"The Nine Lives of Authors . . . and Other Things I’ve Learned from Research" by Lisa Gardner

We asked the best-selling author about her research, and she provided us with this exclusive essay:

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The Game Is Afoot Again with Sherlock Holmes

Whether you're a die-hard reader of All Things Sherlock or a dabbler in the Holmes mythology who wants to know more, these out-of-the-ordinary books will broaden your knowledge of the Holmes universe and may even hone your observational skills, bringing you closer to the great detective himself.

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The Short Drop

Amazon's Best Books of December: Part Two

In part one of the Best Books of December, Editorial Director Sara Nelson pointed out the plethora of fantastic nonfiction that sets this particular list apart. You’ll find that in the second part as well, but also some terrific fiction...

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The Best Mysteries, Thrillers & Suspense of 2015

Every year, the Mystery & Thriller category produces major blockbusters. This year is no different—in fact, the top-selling book of the year at Amazon was Paula Hawkins' The Girl on the Train, which headlined our 2015 Best Books in Mysteries

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Best Books of 2015

Our Picks for the Best Books of 2015

"What are you reading and loving right now?"--One of my favorite questions that came up again over dinner a couple nights ago, eliciting an unusually effusive response from a colleague who had just discovered Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels. "These may...

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Cometh the Hour

Jeffrey Archer on the Best-Selling Clifton Chronicles Series

Touching on the major events of the 20th and 21st centuries, and mining the classic themes of love and honor, Jeffrey Archer's Clifton Chronicles series is an ambitious family saga that has sold millions of copies worldwide. The highly anticipated...

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Saturn Run - Amazon Book Review

Q&A with John Sandford and Ctein on Their New Sci-Fi Thriller, "Saturn Run"

Bestselling thriller writer John Sandford recently paired up with genius photographic artist Ctein to write "Saturn Run" - and took a daring sidestep into another genre that has its own share of suspense: science fiction.

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