Top 25 Thrillers of 2005

A Listmania! list by J. A. KONRATH "Thriller Author" (Chicago, IL USA)
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Killing Rain (John Rain Thrillers)
1.  Killing Rain (John Rain Thrillers) by Barry Eisler
The list author says:
  "Eisler's latest John Rain book is his best. And this time, along with the non-stop action, exotic locales, and graphic sex, he adds a welcome touch of humor."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews)

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The Death Collectors
2.  The Death Collectors by Jack Kerley
The list author says:
  "Kerley's follow-up to The Hundredth Man is every bit its equal. Fast paced, disturbing, and lots of fun. But then, I am biased toward serial killer books..."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Creepers
3.  Creepers by David Morrell
The list author says:
  "Prepare yourself---not only is this Morrell's best book, it's one of the best thrillers ever written. Non-stop terror from page one. This book blew my mind."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (182 customer reviews)

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Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mysteries)
4.  Bloody Mary (Jack Daniels Mysteries) by J. A. Konrath
The list author says:
  "A serial killer thriller that piles on the laughs as well as the scares. Plus, my wife liked it more than my first book, Whiskey Sour, and I've learned not to argue with my wife."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (905 customer reviews)

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In the Company of Liars
5.  In the Company of Liars by David Ellis
The list author says:
  "Written backwards, this thriller is nothing short of ingenious. Ellis has raised the bar for the genre."
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3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Dance of Death
6.  Dance of Death by Lincoln Child
The list author says:
  "Special Agent Pendergast is back, in one of his best adventures. And he finally has a worthy opponant; his twisted brother Diogenes. Thriller fans rejoice!"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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One Shot (Jack Reacher, No. 9)
7.  One Shot (Jack Reacher, No. 9) by Lee Child
The list author says:
  "Child keeps getting better and better. But you probably already knew that."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,378 customer reviews)

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Map of Bones (Sigma Force)
8.  Map of Bones (Sigma Force) by James Rollins
The list author says:
  "Rollins is the King of the Technothriller, and his latest is the reason why.  Loaded with gadgetry, heroics, action, and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural. The perfect beach read."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (534 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Loch
9.  The Loch by Steve Alten
The list author says:
  "Alten's best book, which says a lot considering how much I loved the Meg series. If you liked Jaws, you'll love The Loch."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (204 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Still River (Lee Henry Oswald Mystery Series #1)
10.  Still River (Lee Henry Oswald Mystery Series #1) by Harry Hunsicker
The list author says:
  "One of the best mystery debuts of this, or any, year. If you like PI novels, don't even hesitate... buy this."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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Infernal: A Repairman Jack Novel
11.  Infernal: A Repairman Jack Novel by F. Paul Wilson
The list author says:
  "Wilson is my favorite writer, and Infernal is among his best. Repairman Jack (The Tomb, Crisscross) is back, and he's the greatest protagonist ever created. Edgy, supsenseful, and perfect."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Killer Swell: A Noah Braddock Novel (Noah Braddock Mysteries)
12.  Killer Swell: A Noah Braddock Novel (Noah Braddock Mysteries) by Jeff Shelby
The list author says:
  "Another great PI debut. Shelby writes like early Robert Crais, funny and exciting with twists-a-plenty."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Dearly Devoted Dexter: A Novel
13.  Dearly Devoted Dexter: A Novel by Jeff Lindsay
The list author says:
  "Everyone's favorite serial killer hero is back, and this one is even better than the first in the series. Dr. Danco will freak you out."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (299 customer reviews)

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4th of July
14.  4th of July by James Patterson
The list author says:
  "Patterson continues his reign as the #1 Thriller author in the world."
$31.50   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (541 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Frozen
15.  Frozen by Jay Bonansinga
The list author says:
  "This book kicks ass. A serial killer is using an MO similar to one that happened thousands of years ago. Creepy and brilliant."
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3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Cut and Run
16.  Cut and Run by Ridley Pearson
The list author says:
  "Pearson puts Lou Boldt on hold for a satisfying and scary stand-alone, and it's one of his best."
$21.56   Used & New from: $0.01
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

The Forgotten Man: A Novel (Elvis Cole Novels)
17.  The Forgotten Man: A Novel (Elvis Cole Novels) by Robert Crais
The list author says:
  "It took a while, but was worth the wait. Elvis Cole returns, but the wisecracks take a back seat as we delve deeper into Elvis's psyche and discover keys to his past."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (227 customer reviews)

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The Devil of Nanking: A Novel
18.  The Devil of Nanking: A Novel by Mo Hayder
The list author says:
  "This novel will warp your mind. Revolting but engrossing, and written with intense passion. Beware the ultra violence..."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews)

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Locked Doors: A Thriller (Andrew Thomas)
19.  Locked Doors: A Thriller (Andrew Thomas) by Blake Crouch
The list author says:
  "Crouch's follow-up to Desert Places is even better. Once you meet Luther and the family you'll never think of serial killers the same way again."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews)

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Body Double
20.  Body Double by Tess Gerritsen
The list author says:
  "Rizzoli is back! Rizzoli is back! Scary as hell, the best in the series, and Gerritsen's best as well."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

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Chill of Fear
21.  Chill of Fear by Kay Hooper
The list author says:
  "Hooper's follow up to the psychic thriller Hunting Fear."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)

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The Black Angel: A Thriller
22.  The Black Angel: A Thriller by John Connolly
The list author says:
  "The latest Charlie Bird Parker novel, a mixture of classic mystery and supernatural horror, delivered like only Connolly can. Intense stuff."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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Eleven on Top
23.  Eleven on Top by Janet Evanovich
The list author says:
  "La Janet is back, in a book that I found funnier than Ten or Nine."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (666 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Trace Evidence
24.  Trace Evidence by Elizabeth Becka
The list author says:
  "Newcomer Becka begins her career with an engaging, suspenseful read that reminded me a lot of early Patricia Cornwell. She's one to watch."
$24.08   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Twelfth Card: A  Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Novels)
25.  The Twelfth Card: A Lincoln Rhyme Novel (Lincoln Rhyme Novels) by Jeffery Deaver
The list author says:
  "Deaver may be the most brilliant plotter in the business, and the latest Rhyme book doesn't disappoint."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews)

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