Dead Love: Killer Thrillers

I’m so glad my friends read. Chuck sent me a list of results in the NPR “Killer Thriller” poll, and I found a few of my favorites in the top 100.

  • 1. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
  • 5. In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
  • 6. The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
  • 7. The Shining, by Stephen King
  • 10. The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 11. Dracula, by Bram Stoker
  • 19. The Day of the Jackal, by Frederick Forsyth
  • 20. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
  • 21. Eye of the Needle, by Ken Follett
  • 29. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett

But I want to add: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire, Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones and, of course, Dead Love … though that isn’t even in bookstores yet!

Oh, the books not read yet … something to keep in mind while cooling your heels in the crypt.

—Erin Orison, DEAD LOVE/the Daily Slice


  • boldlow

    NPR's list and your addendum are fabulous titles – each takes us to incredible worlds – without worry of insects, food allergies, dangerous reptiles or mammals, or primitive peoples. The Moody Blues sang it pretty well – Thinking is the best way to travel – certainly books trigger the thinking, the imagining. That's why I can hardly wait for Dead Love to arrive! Thanks for sharing….cheers to Chuck!