Jim Thompson (1991)
The Killer Inside Me.
Probably the most chilling and believable first-person story of a criminally warped mind I have ever encountered. (Stanley Kubrick) More...
Thomas Harris (1998)
The Silence of the Lambs.
St. Martin's Griffin
Hanibal Lecter, a brilliant psychopath whose nickname is "The Cannibal" because he likes to eat parts of his victims, helps FBI trainee Clarice Starling to get into the mind of a serial killer and hunt him down. Made into a terrifying film - starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. More...
Jo NesbÝ (2011)
Knopf Publishing Group
NesbÝ's seventh Harry Hole novel. Not bad, but not in the same class as Stig Larsson or Henning Mankell. More...
Davis Grubb (2008)
Night of the Hunter (First published in 1953).
A psychopath, masquerading as a preacher, begins a ruthless quest for ill-gotten loot, the whereabouts of which are known only by the son of a dead thief and his younger sister. This superb, suspenseful novel formed the basis of the only film ever directed by Charles Laughton, a cult classic starring Robert Mitchum. More...
Carlene Thompson (1997)
The Way You Look Tonight.
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Deborah Robinson lived on a quiet street in a small town with her handsome husband and darling twins. It was the picture-perfect life - until the day Deborah's husband vanished without a trace. The reader will discover that things are not always what they seem to be. A solid thrill. More...
James Patterson (2011)
Tick Tock (Michael Bennett).
Little, Brown and Company
A killer is recreating the murders of famous NYC serial killers. The usual lightning-fast-paced action. Good for the morning commute on the train and a bit better than some of the other mass-produced action thrillers Patterson recently published. More...