Best Historical Thrillers Books
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1. A Gambling Man (An Archer Novel Book 2)
Author: by David Baldacci
April 20, 2021
Aloysius Archer, the straight-talking World War II veteran fresh out of prison, returns in this riveting #1 New York Times bestselling thriller from David Baldacci. The 1950s are on the horizon, and Archer is in dire need of a fresh start after a nearly fatal detour in Poca City.
So Archer hops on a bus and begins the long journey out west to California, where rumor has it there is money to be made if you’re hard-working, lucky, criminalor all three. Along the way, Archer stops in Reno, where a stroke of fortune delivers him a wad of cash and an eye-popping blood-red 1939 Delahaye convertibleplus a companion for the final leg of the journey, an aspiring actress named Liberty Callahan who is planning to try her luck in Hollywood.
But when the two arrive in Bay Town, California, Archer quickly discovers that the hordes of people who flocked there seeking fame and fortune landed in a false paradise that instead caters to their worst addictions and fears. Archer’s first stop is a P.I.
2. Hour of the Witch: A Novel
Author: by Chris Bohjalian
Doubleday (May 4, 2021)
May 4, 2021
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER Absolutely riveting historical fiction that reads like the most page-turning of thrillers. Lisa Scottoline, bestselling author of Eternal One of the Washington Post’s 20 Books to Read This Summer A Real Simple Best New BookA young Puritan womanfaithful, resourceful, but afraid of the demons that dog her soul-plots her escape from a violent marriage in this riveting and propulsive novel of historical suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Flight Attendant.Boston, 1662.
Mary Deerfield is twenty-four-years-old. Her skin is porcelain, her eyes delft blue, and in England she might have had many suitors. But here in the New World, amid this community of saints, Mary is the second wife of Thomas Deerfield, a man as cruel as he is powerful.
When Thomas, prone to drunken rage, drives a three-tined fork into the back of Mary’s hand, she resolves that she must divorce him to save her life. But in a world where every neighbor is watching for signs of the devil, a woman like Marya woman who harbors secret desires and finds it difficult to tolerate the brazen hypocrisy of so many men in the colonysoon becomes herself the object of suspicion and rumor.
3. We Begin at the End: A Guardian and Express Best Thriller of the Year
Author: by Chris Whitaker
Zaffre (March 26, 2020)
March 26, 2020
A GUARDIAN BEST THRILLER OF THE YEARAn EXPRESS BEST THRILLER OF THE YEARAn i BEST THRILLER OF THE YEARA MIRROR BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTHREAD THE BOOK EVERYONE IS CALLING A MASTERPIECE! ‘A beautifully written mystery, packed with unforgettable characters’ JANE HARPER’An accomplished and moving story of crime, punishment, love and redemption’ GUARDIANFor fans of Jane Harper’s The Dry comes a powerful novel about the lengths we will go to keep our family safe.
This is a story about good and evil and how life is lived somewhere in between. Thirty years ago, Vincent King became a killer. Now, he’s been released from prison and is back in his hometown of Cape Haven, California.
Not everyone is pleased to see him. Like Star Radley, his ex-girlfriend, and sister of the girl he killed. Duchess Radley, Star’s thirteen-year-old daughter, is part-carer, part-protector to her younger brother, Robin – and to her deeply troubled mother. But in trying to protect Star, Duchess inadvertently sets off a chain of events that will have tragic consequences not only for her family, but also the whole town.
4. The Devil May Dance: A Novel (Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery, 2)
Author: by Jake Tapper
Little, Brown and Company
Charlie and Margaret discover the dark side of Hollywood in Jake Tapper’s follow-up to New York Times bestseller The Hellfire Cluban “excellent” cocktail of corruption and ambition (Publishers Weekly). Charlie and Margaret Marder, political stars in 1960s Washington DC, know all too well how the tangled web of power in the nation’s capital can operate.
But while they long to settle into the comforts of home, Attorney General Robert Kennedy has other plans. He needs them to look into a potential threat not only to the presidency, but to the security of the United States itself.
Charlie and Margaret quickly find themselves on a flight to sunny Los Angeles, where they’ll face off against a dazzling world of stars and studios. At the center of their investigation is Frank Sinatra, a close friend of President John F.
Kennedy and a rumored mob crony, whom Charlie and Margaret must befriend to get the inside scoop. But in a town built on illusions, where friends and foes all look alike, nothing is easy, and drinks by the pool at the Sands and late-night adventures with the Rat Pack soon lead to a body in the trunk of their car.
5. 2034: A Novel of the Next World War
Author: by Elliot Ackerman
An instant New York Times Bestseller! Consider this another vaccine against disaster. Fortunately, this dose won’t cause a temporary feverand it happens to be a rippingly good read. WiredThis crisply written and well-paced book reads like an all-caps warning for a world shackled to the machines we carry in our pockets and place on our laps ..
.” The Washington PostFrom two former military officers and award-winning authors, a chillingly authentic geopolitical thriller that imagines a naval clash between the US and China in the South China Sea in 2034and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration.
On March 12, 2034, US Navy Commodore Sarah Hunt is on the bridge of her flagship, the guided missile destroyer USS John Paul Jones, conducting a routine freedom of navigation patrol in the South China Sea when her ship detects an unflagged trawler in clear distress, smoke billowing from its bridge.
On that same day, US Marine aviator Major Chris “Wedge” Mitchell is flying an F35E Lightning over the Strait of Hormuz, testing a new stealth technology as he flirts with Iranian airspace. By the end of that day, Wedge will be an Iranian prisoner, and Sarah Hunt’s destroyer will lie at the bottom of the sea, sunk by the Chinese Navy.
6. Our Woman in Moscow: A Novel
Author: by Beatriz Williams
June 1, 2021
MOST ANTICIPATED NOVEL OF SUMMER 2021 ACCORDING TO BUSTLE, BUZZFEED, AND SHEREADS! INAUGURAL BOOK CLUB PICK FOR NEW PEACOCK SHOW BOOKED! The New York Times bestselling author of Her Last Flight returns with a gripping and profoundly human story of Cold War espionage and family devotion.
In the autumn of 1948, Iris Digby vanishes from her London home with her American diplomat husband and their two children. The world is shocked by the family’s sensational disappearance. Were they eliminated by the Soviet intelligence service? Or have the Digbys defected to Moscow with a trove of the West’s most vital secrets?
Four years later, Ruth Macallister receives a postcard from the twin sister she hasn’t seen since their catastrophic parting in Rome in the summer of 1940, as war engulfed the continent and Iris fell desperately in love with an enigmatic United States Embassy official named Sasha Digby.
Within days, Ruth is on her way to Moscow, posing as the wife of counterintelligence agent Sumner Fox in a precarious plot to extract the Digbys from behind the Iron Curtain. But the complex truth behind Iris’s marriage defies Ruth’s understanding, and as the sisters race toward safety, a dogged Soviet KGB officer forces them to make a heartbreaking choice between two irreconcilable loyalties.
7. A Gentleman in Moscow: A Novel (172 POCHE)
Author: by Amor Towles
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility and the forthcoming novel The Lincoln Highway, a story about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotela beautifully transporting novel.
The mega-bestseller with more than 2 million readers, soon to be a major television seriesPerhaps the ultimate quarantine read … A Gentleman in Moscow is about the importance of community; the distance of a kind act; and resilience. It’s a manual for getting through the days to come.
O, The Oprah Magazine In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors.
Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.
8. One Good Deed (An Archer Novel)
Author: by David Baldacci
July 23, 2019
In this fast-paced historical thriller, the #1 New York Times bestselling author introduces Archer, a WWII veteran forced to investigate a small-town murder – or risk returning to prison.It’s 1949. When war veteran Aloysius Archer is released from Carderock Prison, he is sent to Poca City on parole with a short list of do’s and a much longer list of don’ts: do report regularly to his parole officer, don’t go to bars, certainly don’t drink alcohol, do get a job – and don’t ever associate with loose women.
The small town quickly proves more complicated and dangerous than Archer’s years serving in the war or his time in jail. Within a single night, his search for gainful employment – and a stiff drink – leads him to a local bar, where he is hired for what seems like a simple job: to collect a debt owed to a powerful local businessman, Hank Pittleman.
Soon Archer discovers that recovering the debt won’t be so easy. The indebted man has a furious grudge against Hank and refuses to pay; Hank’s clever mistress has her own designs on Archer; and both Hank and Archer’s stern parole officer, Miss Crabtree, are keeping a sharp eye on him.
9. The Couple Next Door: A Novel
Author: by Shari Lapena
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERShari Lapena’s new thriller, AN UNWANTED GUEST, is available now! The twists come as fast [as] you can turn the pages. PeopleProvocative and shocking. Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Find HerI read this novel at one sitting, absolutely riveted by the storyline.
The suspense was beautifully rendered and unrelenting! Sue Grafton, New York Times bestselling author of XIt all started at a dinner party… A domestic suspense debut about a young couple and their apparently friendly neighborsa twisty, rollercoaster ride of lies, betrayal, and the secrets between husbands and wives…
Anne and Marco Conti seem to have it alla loving relationship, a wonderful home, and their beautiful baby, Cora. But one night, when they are at a dinner party next door, a terrible crime is committed. Suspicion immediately lands on the parents.
But the truth is a much more complicated story. Inside the curtained house, an unsettling account of what actually happened unfolds. Detective Rasbach knows that the panicked couple is hiding something. Both Anne and Marco soon discover that the other is keeping secrets, secrets they’ve kept for years.
10. The Saboteurs (An Isaac Bell Adventure)
Author: by Clive Cussler
Detective Isaac Bell’s investigation into an attempted assassination brings him to the construction site of the Panama Canal-and straight into a nest of vipers-in the latest adventure in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series from Clive Cussler. Detective Isaac Bell’s wife has said that he is always in the wrong place at the right time.
This is certainly the case when Bell thwarts the assassination of a U.S. Senator shortly after meeting the man. This heroic rescue is just the start of the mystery for Bell, who suspects that the would-be assassins have a much larger and more dangerous agenda-one involving the nearly-constructed Panama Canal.
While the senator supports the building of the canal, there are many, including a local Panamanian insurgency known as the Red Vipers, who never want to see its completion. With millions of dollars and the fates of two nations at stake, Bell heads to Panama to find answers.
After a deadly bombing at the canal’s construction site, he is determined to stop the insurgents-or whoever is funding them-before they can attack again.
11. The All Souls Trilogy Boxed Set (All Souls Series)
Author: by Deborah Harkness
Published at: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (May 26, 2015)
A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, now available in a beautiful boxed set. Look for the hit TV series A Discovery of Witches, streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder. Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021!
With more than two million copies sold in the United States, the novels of the number one New York Timesbestselling All Souls Series have landed on all the major bestseller lists, garnered rave reviews, and spellbound legions of loyal fans.
Now all three novels are available in an elegantly designed boxed set that’s perfect for fans and newcomers alike, and the perfect introduction to the on-going series which continues with Time’s Convert, book four.
12. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author: by Stuart Turton
May 7, 2019
“This book blew my mind! Utterly original and unique.”Sophie Hannah, New York Times bestselling authorA murder mystery novel inspired by Agatha Christie with a dash of Groundhog Day and a hint of Quantum Leap and Downton Abbey. Aiden Bishop knows the rules.
Evelyn Hardcastle will die every day until he can identify her killer and break the cycle. But every time the day begins again, Aiden wakes up in the body of a different guest at Blackheath Manor. And some of his hosts are more helpful than others.
With a locked-room mystery that Agatha Christie would envy, Stuart Turton unfurls a breakneck novel of intrigue and suspense. The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is a breathlessly addictive mystery that follows one man’s race against time to find a killer, with an astonishing time-turning twist that means nothing and no one are quite what they seem.
From the author of The Devil and the Dark Water, Stuart Turton delivers inventive twists in a thriller of such unexpected creativity it will leave readers guessing until the very last page. Praise for The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle:Sunday Times BestsellerCosta First Novel Award 2018 WinnerOne of Stylist Magazine’s 20 Must-Read Books of 2018One of Harper’s Bazaar’s 10 Must-Read Books of 2018One of Guardian’s Best Books of 2018One of Buzzfeed’s 17 Mystery Books You Won’t Be Able to Put DownOne of BookRiot’s 10 Mystery and Thriller Authors like Agatha Christie”I hereby declare Stuart Turton the Mad Hatter of Crime.
13. Fast Ice: Numa Files #18 (The NUMA Files)
Author: by Clive Cussler
Penguin (March 18, 2021)
March 18, 2021
Join the latest thrilling NUMA Files adventure as Kurt Austin races to Antarctica to stop a chilling plot that imperils the entire planet … THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER FROM THE GRAND MASTER OF ADVENTURE, CLIVE CUSSLER_ In the early days of World War II, the infamous German Luftwaffe embark upon an expedition to Antarctica’s icy continent.
Their mission ended in disaster – its frozen secrets lying forgotten for almost a century … When a former NUMA colleague mysteriously disappears, Kurt Austin and his assistant Joe Zavala journey to the freezing bottom of the world to investigate. Amidst the perilous waters and frigid temperatures, they soon uncover a terrifying weapon – a human-made, fast-growing ice with the power to usher in a new Ice Age.
With a determined madman and a monstrous storm at their heels, Kurt and the NUMA team must unravel the Nazi-era plot, and save the earth from a freeze that would bury it once and for all. Combining knife-edge plotting, globe-trotting intrigue and white-knuckle suspense, Fast Ice delivers another thrilling must-read from the Grand Master of Adventure, Clive Cussler.
14. The Hellfire Club (Charlie and Margaret Marder Mystery)
Author: by Jake Tapper
Back Bay Books
A young Congressman stumbles on the powerful political underworld of 1950’s D.C. In this “potent thriller” (David Baldacci) and New York Times bestseller from CNN correspondent Jake Tapper. Charlie Marder is an unlikely Congressman. Thrust into office by his family ties after his predecessor died mysteriously, Charlie is struggling to navigate the dangerous waters of 1950s Washington, DC, alongside his young wife Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own.
Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of backroom deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history. When Charlie discovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of governance, he has to fight not only for his principles and his newfound political career…But for his life.
15. A Discovery of Witches: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy, Book 1)
Author: by Deborah Harkness
February 8, 2011
Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls trilogy”a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight (People). Look for the hit TV series A Discovery of Witches, streaming on AMC Plus, Sundance Now and Shudder.
Season 2 premieres January 9, 2021! Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford’s Bodleian Library.
Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar’s depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense.
The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, and concludes with The Book of Life.