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|My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by uzoclinton(m): 12:46pm On May 05, 2016|
Mystery/Suspense novels undoubtedly are the best kind of novels out there. I love crime/mystery books so much that I can’t go a week without reading at least 2. And just like everyone, I do have a list of writers I choose my reads from. In lieu of this, I've compiled a list of my Top 7 Crime/Suspense writers of the 21st century. Starting from bottom to the top
7. LISA GARDNER:
Lisa Gardner is an American author of fiction, and also a self-described research junkie, who parlayed her interest in police procedure, cutting edge forensics and twisted plots into a streak of several heart thumping thrillers.
Her notable works include: The Killing Hour, Touch and Go and The Next Accident.
6. HARLAN COBEN:
Harlan Coben deals mainly on mystery novels and thrillers. The plots of his novels often rotate around the resurfacing of unresolved or misinterpreted events in the past, murders, fatal accidents, etc and often have multiple plot twists. He is the bestselling author of sixteen previous novels, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers "Long Lost" and "Hold Tight." He's a Winner of the Edgar Award, the Shamus Award, and the Anthony Award. More than 60million of his books are in print worldwide.
Some of his popular books includes: Back Spin, Caught, Live Wire, Long Lost, Missing You, Play Dead, Seconds Away, Shelter. The Innocent, Hold Tight.
5. HIGGINS CLARK:
Mary Higgins Clark began writing at an early age. After several years working as a secretary and copy editor, she spent a year as a stewardess for Pan-American Airlines before leaving her job to marry and start a family. She supplemented the family's income by writing short stories. After her husband died in 1964, Higgins Clark worked for many years writing four-minute radio scripts until her agent persuaded her to try writing novels. Her debut novel, a fictionalized account of the life of George Washington, did not sell well, and she decided to leverage her love of mystery/suspense novels. Her suspense novels became very popular, and as of 2016 her books had sold more than 100 million copies in the United States alone.
If you like books with courageous & fiesty heroines in jeopardy, engrossing stories and lots of suspense but minimal violence, then I'll recommend you read her book. Some of her popular books include: All Dressed In White, I’ll Walk Alone, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, Death Wears A Beautiful Mask, The Cinderella Murder, and my personal favourite, Daddy’s Gone A Hunting.
4. SIDNEY SHELDON:
Sidney Sheldon is an American author that specializes in mystery novels and thrillers, The plots of his novels often revolves around revenge, family etc and often have multiple plot twists e.g Master of The Game.
He came to prominence in the 1930s, first working on Broadway plays and then in motion pictures. He became more famous after he turned 50 and began writing best-selling romantic suspense novels, such as The Other Side of Midnight (1973) and Rage of Angels (1980) and my favourite, Master of the Game (1982). He has more than 300 million books in print.
Some of his notable works: Master of the game, Mistress of The Game, Relentless, Chasing Tomorrow.
3. JOHN GRISHAM:
John Grisham is an American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into 42 languages and published worldwide. There are currently over 225 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas)
Here are Some of his bestsellers; The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, and The Appeal.
2. DEAN KOONTZ
Dean koontz is an American author. Whose novels can be generally described as suspense thrillers, his books also frequently incorporate elements of horror, fantasy, science fiction, mystery, and satire.
"He is a master of the edge-of-your-seat, paranoid thriller and perhaps the leading American practitioner of the form."- Newark Star-Ledger. Several of his books have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller List, with 14 hardcovers and 14 paperbacks reaching the number one position.
His novels has sold over 450 million copies as reported on his official site.
Some of his bestsellers include; The Vision, Winter Moon, Relentless.
1. JAMES PATTERSON:
James Patterson is an american author just like the others on this list. He Is considered as one of the most successful writer of the 21st century. He wrote his first novel 'The Thomas Berryman Number' in 1976 , the book gave him his first Edgar Award. The first of many novels. Today, his prolific body of work spans multiple genres, including The Women’s Murder Club series (a natural, he says, since he grew up surrounded by women), Alex Cross series - featuring Deputy Chief of Detectives Alex Cross (the most popular fictional detective), the Detective Michael Bennett books (co-authored with Michael Ledwidge), two young-adult series (Daniel X and Maximum Ride), the occasional historical novel (such as The Jester, which he calls “history on adrenalin”) and even romance (including Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, one of his favorites).
James Patterson holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 325 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading. Some of his notable works include; The Alex Cross series, the Women's Murder Club series, the Maximum Ride series, the Michael Bennett series, and the Middle School series, The Beach House, The Second Honeymoon, and The Lifeguard, Private series.
Culled from: http://listwand.com
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by juicyice: 3:54pm On May 05, 2016|
u smoke craze, were Mario Puzio "the Godfather"
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by uzoclinton(m): 9:06pm On May 05, 2016|
juicyice:Guy this one na me List ooo. So it was Compiled at my own discretion. Besides Mario Puzo no even enter 21st century, him die for 20th century.
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ELYYUSUF: 6:06pm On May 08, 2016|
o boy drop their links...I beg.
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by uzoclinton(m): 2:57pm On May 09, 2016|
Here's d link to download sidney sheldon books. To download other books just search for the authors name. .........
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by englishmart(m): 6:43am On Dec 05, 2019|
James Hardly Chase. Reading his Novels is like watching Hotel Mumbai or Skyscraper movie, etc.
I've read about 25 Hardly Chase's novels, Believed violent, we'll have a double funeral, and lots more. Detective Tom Lepski of 2nd grade....
Well, he's not of this century
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by LordAzubuike(f): 6:45am On Dec 05, 2019|
Go to listverse and while away your time and sorrows. That's the website of the century.
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by StPete: 6:46am On Dec 05, 2019|
But you didn’t do justice for not adding the legendary author himself, the man whose many books have been made movies and still attained bestseller movie status...
Roll the drums for..................
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by UnitedNigeriaUN: 6:46am On Dec 05, 2019|
Since the era of the Chinua Achebe's... seems Authors and Writers have died in Nigeria.
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by nuhu2018(m): 6:46am On Dec 05, 2019|
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ednut1(m): 6:46am On Dec 05, 2019|
Hadley chase nko
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Chuvin22(m): 6:47am On Dec 05, 2019|
Where is Dan Brown?
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Chuvin22(m): 6:48am On Dec 05, 2019|
Hadley is not 21century
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ABCthings: 6:48am On Dec 05, 2019|
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Palmerbarry: 6:49am On Dec 05, 2019|
I was expecting to see An Evening with Eva by KayemJay(Nigerian) among the list
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Cocao(f): 6:49am On Dec 05, 2019|
Dean Koontz made this list. I have loved his works since wayy back. Stephen King can make one shiver and dream bad dreams but Dean just had a way to make one feel good about horror. I agree with this list
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Nathseun(m): 6:51am On Dec 05, 2019|
Nice list bro.
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ekestic1976: 6:51am On Dec 05, 2019|
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by LarrySun(m): 6:52am On Dec 05, 2019|
Sidney Sheldon didn't write Mistress of the Game.
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ekestic1976: 6:52am On Dec 05, 2019|
I started reading Hardley Chase novels in 1977 whilst studying for Higher School Certificate. My first novel was "Tiger by the Tail". By 1980, I had read going to 93 Chase novels both in Corgi and Panther editions. I also read Nick Carter, etc. The point I'm driving at is that our youths must be guided about the imperative of reading. The contemporary leaning on the internet, Nollywood and Hip Hop has no relevant and enduring values from which their futures can draw viable experiences.
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by cutiedave(m): 6:53am On Dec 05, 2019|
Where is Larrysun BRAND OF CAIN...
very fine book....this guy's book could really perform well globally if given the right platform
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by 4gunners(m): 6:53am On Dec 05, 2019|
I suck at reading novel. The everyday "wahala" doesn't give me time to read. Any way out for me?
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by toprealman: 6:57am On Dec 05, 2019|
ELYYUSUF:Why not do a bit of searching online yourself.......
This took me 10 secs to find and 30sec to download:
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Nobody: 6:58am On Dec 05, 2019|
I've read almost all of John Grisham's novels... Very talented writer. Make you think sharply.
|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by Nobody: 7:00am On Dec 05, 2019|
juicyice:I love his Omerta. Very interesting book.
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ekestic1976: 7:02am On Dec 05, 2019|
Don't give up, Bro. Stay at it. Reading is like any other preoccupation - you learn to work out your preferences. There's so much joy in staying indoors during weekends reading a novel. It is more satisfying than watching the fleeting images produced by television. Regards.
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|Re: My Top 7 Mystery/crime Writers Of The 21st Century by ValCon888: 7:03am On Dec 05, 2019|
From the list, I can tell the Op is an amateur.
All I see here are contemporary writers.
No Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
No Leo Tolstoy.
No Oscar Wilde.
Classical literature still remains the gold standard becuase it was written at a time when there was no digital noise.
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