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Want New Exciting Thrillers Recommended by Bestselling Authors?

Writing thrillers and crime novels is my jam, so as you’d expect, I’m always on the lookout for them.

It is also a question I ask most crime authors I interview, because who better to ask for suggestions on my next read than the authors I adore?

Here are a few of the responses I’ve received, all conveniently compiled for you to check out at your leisure. Under the name of each bestselling/ award-winning author are the recommendations they shared with me


crime novelsThe author: Hank Phillippi Ryan is the nationally bestselling author of more than a dozen mystery novels. She has won multiple prestigious awards for her crime fiction: five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, two Macavitys, and for The Other Woman, the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. National reviews have called her a “master at crafting suspenseful mysteries” and “a superb and gifted storyteller.”

Here are her recommendations:

WRONG PLACE, WRONG TIME by Gillian McAllister–brilliantly and bravely structured.

ALL THAT IS MINE I CARRY WITH ME by William Landay—he breaks every single rule of novel-writing, and it is irresistible.

Iris Yamashita’s CITY UNDER ONE ROOF is unique and riveting.

Katie Gutierrez’s MORE THAN YOU’LL EVER KNOW—gorgeous and heartbreaking.

Lisa Jewell’s NONE OF THIS IS TRUE. She is a flat-out genius.




crime novelsThe author: Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of eight novels, including The Personal Assistant, The Marriage Lie, a Goodreads Choice Awards semifinalist for Best Mystery & Thriller, and the co-authored #1 Audible Original, Young Rich Widows. Her books have been published in more than a dozen languages and optioned for film and television.

Here are her recommendations:

YOU CAN TRUST ME by Wendy Heard

IT’S ONE OF US by JT Ellison

THE LAST HOUSEWIFE by Ashley Winstead

WRONG PLACE WRONG TIME by Gillian McAllister

HER PERFECT LIFE by Hank Phillippi Ryan


crime novelsThe author: Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of many suspense novels, Mary Kubica.

Her first novel THE GOOD GIRL was an Indie Next pick in August of 2014, received a Strand Critics Nomination for Best First Novel and was a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Debut Goodreads Author and in Mystery & Thriller for 2014.

LOCAL WOMAN MISSING was an Indie Next pick in May of 2021, a nominee in the Goodreads Choice Awards in Mystery & Thriller for 2021, and a finalist for an Audie Award.

Mary’s novels have been selected as Amazon Best Books of the Month and have been LibraryReads selections. They’ve been translated into over thirty languages and have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

Here are her recommendations:

LITTLE SECRETS by Jennifer Hillier


THE IT GIRL by Ruth Ware


WHAT SHE KNEW by Gilly Macmillan

What about you? What books have you read lately? Do you have any recommendations for me? Want crime novels recommended by bestselling authors?

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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  • A great feature of some successful crime/thriller writers, Damyanti. And you’ve been busy! Congrats on the latest book, too. 😀

  • Some talented authors you asked!
    Enjoy your June, Damy.

  • hilarymb says:

    Hi Damyanti – I’d love to read more like these – I do read yours and certainly feel I’ve learnt lots about Mumbai and its surrounds – as well as having a very good mystery to unravel. Your characters are real. I’ve enjoyed the Jacqueline Winspear books – I had to stop reading them, but have them for a rainy day! Also Helen Dunmore and Elly Griffiths … I just for some reason am greedy for knowledge … hence my reading habits today. Cheers for now – Hilary

    • I’m so glad you enjoyed my books, Hilary. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting the blog– hopefully some of the suggestions make it onto your TBR list!

  • Hank has some great authors on her webinar (including you!).

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