Best 2017 Mysteries and Thriller Lists

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Best mystery booksWhile Amazon has revealed their best mysteries and thrillers of 2017 quite early, other sites, magazines, and newspapers have published their 2017 favorites in the genre as well. Here are the top lists of the mysteries and thriller genres.

New York Times Best Crime Novels  of 2017

  • The Thirst, by Jo Nesbø (published by Knopf)
  • The Force, by Don Winslow (published by Morrow/HarperCollins)
  • Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips (published by Viking)
  • The Driver, by Hart Hanson (published by Dutton)
  • Lightning Men, by Thomas Mullen (published by 37Ink/Atria)
  • Two Kinds of Truth, by Michael Connelly (published by Little, Brown)
  • The Midnight Line, by Lee Child (published by Delacorte)
  • Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (published by Mulholland)
  • An Echo of Murder, by Anne Perry (published by Ballantine)
  • Earthly Remains, by Donna Leon (published by Atlantic Monthly)

You can find the full NYT list here.

The Guardian’s Best Crime Books and Thrillers of 2017

  • A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré (published by Viking)
  • Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (published by Mulholland)
  • Spook Street by Mick Herron (published by John Murray)
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (published by Picador)

Here is the full The Guardian list.

The Washington Post’s Best Thrillers and Mysteries of 2017

  • Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (published by Mulholland)
  • Glass Houses by Louise Penny (published by Minotaur)
  • A Legacy of Spies by John le Carré (published by Viking)
  • Little Deaths by Emma Flint (published by Hachette)
  • The Long Drop by Denise Mina (published by Little, Brown)
  • Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf (published by Park Row)
  • Prussian Blue by Philip Kerr (published by Marian Wood/Putnam)
  • Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama (published by FSG)
  • Sleep No More by By P.D. James (published by Knopf)
  • The Switch by Joseph Finder (published by Dutton)

Wapo’s full list

Kirkus Reviews Best Mysteries and Thrillers of 2017

  • Magpie Murders, by Anthony Horowitz (published by Harper)
  • The Smack, by Richard Lange (published by Mulholland)
  • Say Nothing, by Brad Parks (published by Dutton)
  • Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline (published by St. Martin’s Press)
  • The Fifth Element, by Jørgen Brekke (published by Minotaur)
  • Keep Her Safe, by Sophie Hannah (published by Morrow)
  • The Late Show, by Michael Connelly (published by Little, Brown)
  • A Cast of Vultures, by Judith Flanders (published by Minotaur)
  • Murder in Saint-Germain, by Cara Black (published by Soho Crime)
  • Defectors, by Joseph Kanon (published by Astria)
  • House of Spies, by Daniel Silva (published by Harper)
  • Bluebird, Bluebird, by Attica Locke (published by Mulholland)
  • Fierce Kingdom, by Gin Phillips (published by Viking)
  • Lies She Told, by Cate Holahan (published by Crooked Lane)

Here is the full Kirkus Reviews top list.

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