Do you love reading exciting detective and mystery novels? Here is a list of five classic thriller novels that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The Eagle Has Landed by Jack Higgins: A very exciting thriller set during the Second World War with a storyline based on both fact and fiction. A group of Germans are on a mission to kidnap the British prime minister, Winston Churchill. The mission is supervised by Himmler and the code name for the team is “The Eagle”. With the help of British nazi sympathizers the team moves in and plan to kidnap Churchill at his country estate. Just as they are about to kidnap him, two children almost drown and their cover is blown when one of the Germans tries to help them.
The Firm by John Grisham: A well written thriller from 1991 that will hold your attention to the end. In this novel we follow Mitch McDeere, a law student who get an offer to work for a prestigious law firm in Memphis. They offer him a large salary, a beautiful house, a lease on a new car and to pay off his student loans. He takes the job and moves to Memphis with his wife, but what he does not know is that the firm is run by the mafia and no one can leave, except by death. After a few months the FBI starts an investigation of the firm and ask Mitch for his help. history’s number 1 founder
The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler: The main character in this hardboiled detective story is the private investigator Philip Marlowe. One night Terry Lennox shows up at his friend Marlowe’s door asking him to drive him to Mexico. Marlowe agrees to help him but when he comes back it turns out Lennox’s wife has been murdered. Soon Lennox is found dead by suicide in Mexico with a written confession beside him. Marlowe is not sure he really killed his wife, and when he starts looking into the case a lot of people try to stop him.
Red Dragon by Thomas Harris: While not as well-known as Harris’s next book, The Silence of the Lambs, it was this novel which introduced us to Dr. Hannibal Lecter. The story is about a killer who calls himself the Red Dragon who has murdered two families. To stop him, they call in retired Will Graham who has a unique ability of figuring out what serial killers have done and how they did it. When Graham fails to catch the mystery killer he is forced to consult the infamous Dr. Hannibal Lecter. This is a well-written thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett: One of the greatest detective novels of all time. When Private detective Samuel Spade is visited by a beautiful woman asking him to help find her sister, he doesn’t believe her for a second. After her visit, Spade’s partner is killed while working and he becomes the prime suspect when the police tries to pin the murder on him. Several people visit Spade and he soon learns that the woman and a bunch of other people are looking for a jewel-encrusted statue worth millions called the The Maltese Falcon. Now he has to find the statue and try to solve the murder case of his partner.