The best thriller and fiction writers available!

I have many favourite authors of spy novels, crime and thrillers. There are the older greats of the writing world and many new entrants who have immense talent. Some of my favourites include: John Verdon, Jo Nesbo, Ian Rankin, Agatha Christie, James Ellroy, Michelle Rowe, Hjorth Rosenfeldt, James Lee Burke, J. D. Robb, Philip Kerr, Karin Slaughter, Ragnar Jonasson, Maurizio De Giovanni and Peter James.

Other great writers and books are:

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

Hour of the Wolf by Hakan Nesser

Alex by Pierre Lemaitre

Heartstone by C J Sansom

The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton

Innocent by Scott Turow

Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason

Frozen Moment by Camilla Ceder

Djibouti by Elmore Leonard

The Collini Case by Ferdinand von Schirach

Ghost Riders of Ordebec by Fred Vargas

Splinter by Sebastian Fitzek

An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris

Cell 8 by Roslund & Hellstrom

The Vault by Ruth Rendell

Natchez Burning by Greg Iles

In Memory of David’s Buick by Bob Saar

August Heat by Andrea Camilleri

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen

Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdadottir

Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer

Critical Mass by Sara Paretsky

A Delicate Truth by John le Carré

The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier

Bed of Nails by Antonin Varenne

A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming

Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor

61 Hours by Lee Child

Ghostman by Roger Hobbs

Darkside by Belinda Bauer

Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves

See Glass by Ido Graf

The House at Sea’s End by Elly Griffiths

Before I Go To Sleep by S. J. Watson

A Deniable Death by Gerald Seymour

Camino Winds by John Grisham

Win by Harlan Coben

The Fox by Frederick Forsyth

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

Truth by Peter Temple

One of my last all time favourite is the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Thrillers, political thrillers and fiction generally has been taken to new heights by companies such as Netflix and Amazon.

Many authors who are listed above are very popular and they have been translated into many other languages such as French, German, Spanish and Japanese.

Why not pick up a book from one of these great writers and spend a few hours enjoying being with yourself and the author.

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco thriller

The Prague Cemetery thriller

The worldwide thriller best seller, The Prague Cemetery (Il cimitero di Praga, in Italian) is a fictional novel by Italian author Umberto Eco which was published in 2010.

The novel starts in Paris, France in March 1897. A man who is variously a secret agent, adventurer and forger is asked to investigate assassination and political intrigue which may affect the future of Europe. His name is Captain Simone Simonini.

Various  non-fictional characters appear in the novel including are Sigmund Freud, Maurice Joly  and Eugène Sue. The novel touches on freemasonry, conspiracy theories,  and devil worship.

This is a fascinating fiction book from Umberto Eco which, as always is written very well and which has an intricate plot. The novel is well worth a read.

De weltwäiten Thriller Bestseller, The Prague Cemetery (Il cimitero di Praga, op Italienesch) ass e fiktive Roman vum italieneschen Auteur Umberto Eco deen am Joer 2010 verëffentlecht gouf.

De Roman start zu Paräis, Frankräich am Mäerz 1897. E Mann, dee verschiddenst e Geheimagent, Abenteuer a Fälscher ass, gëtt gefrot fir Attentat a politesch Intrigen z’ënnersichen, déi d’Zukunft vun Europa beaflosse kënnen. Säin Numm ass de Kapitän Simone Simonini.

Verschidde net-fiktiv Personnagen erschéngen am Roman, ënner anerem si Sigmund Freud, Maurice Joly an Eugène Sue. De Roman beréiert Freemasonry, Verschwörungstheorien, an Däiwelveréierung.

Dëst ass e faszinéierend Fiktiounsbuch vum Umberto Eco dat, wéi ëmmer ganz gutt geschriwwen ass an deen en komplizéierte Komplott huet. De Roman ass derwäert ze liesen.

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code thriller by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, is a 2003 mystery-detective novel. It tells the story of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu who investigate a gruesome murder in the Louvre Museum in Paris. It relates to a supposed battle between Opus Dei and the Priory of Sion. The title of the thriller novel relates to the murder victim being found in the Louvre in the Grand Gallery. His body was naked and artificially posed to resemble Leonardo da Vinci’s famous drawing called, the Vitruvian Man. A pentacle is drawn on the victims chest in his own blood and a cryptic message scrawled beside his body.

The fictional book has been very successful though, it has come in for criticism on many levels.

In a 2008 issue of The Paris Review Umberto Eco said , “Dan Brown is a character from Foucault’s Pendulum! I invented him. He shares my characters’ fascinations—the world conspiracy of Rosicrucians, Masons, and Jesuits. The role of the Knights Templar. The hermetic secret. The principle that everything is connected. I suspect Dan Brown might not even exist.”

During a lecture, the writer Salman Rushdie said, “Do not start me on ‘The Da Vinci Code,’ A novel so bad that it gives bad novels a bad name.”

Stephen Fry has been more vitriolic saying of Dan Brown’s work, “complete loose stool-water” and “arse gravy of the worst kind.” He went on to say, “I just loathe all those books about the Holy Grail and Masons and Catholic conspiracies and all that botty-dribble. I mean, there’s so much more that’s interesting and exciting in art and in history. It plays to the worst and laziest in humanity, the desire to think the worst of the past and the desire to feel superior to it in some fatuous way.”

Stephen King said of Dan Brown’s work that it was like, “Jokes for the John,” calling this level of work the “intellectual equivalent of Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.”

The New York Times said the book was “Dan Brown’s best-selling primer on how not to write an English sentence”.

The New Yorker reviewer Anthony Lane said its “unmitigated junk” and described “the crumbling coarseness of the style.”

Among others, linguist Geoffrey Pullum called Brown one of the “worst prose stylists in the history of literature” and saying Brown’s “writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.”

Roger Ebert described it as a “potboiler written with little grace and style,” and then went on to say “I should read a potboiler like The Da Vinci Code every once in a while, just to remind myself that life is too short to read books like The Da Vinci Code.”

The author has also been embroiled in legal battles over alleged plagiarism in two of his novels.

I thought Tom Hanks who played Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou and Sir Ian McKellen were very impressive in the film and that managed to transform the written work into something quite acceptable.

However, I have to agree with the other detractors as I did feel that the book was surprisingly purile, badly written and I found it quite turgid. Not what I expected. I wouldn’t personally bother reading any others that he writes.

He said of The Bourne Trilogy by Robert Ludlum that, ‘Ludlum’s early books are complex, smart, and yet still move at a lightning pace. This series got me interested in the genre of big-concept, international thrillers.’

O Código Da Vinci, de Dan Brown, é um romance policial de mistério de 2003. Conta a história de Robert Langdon e Sophie Neveu, que investigam um assassinato horrível no Museu do Louvre, em Paris. Trata-se de uma suposta batalha entre o Opus Dei e o Priorado de Sion. O título do romance de suspense se refere à vítima de assassinato encontrada no Louvre, na Grande Galeria. Seu corpo estava nu e artificialmente posado para se assemelhar ao famoso desenho de Leonardo da Vinci chamado, o Homem Vitruviano. Um pentagrama é desenhado no peito da vítima com seu próprio sangue e uma mensagem criptografada rabiscada ao lado de seu corpo.

O livro de ficção tem tido muito sucesso, porém, tem recebido críticas em muitos níveis.

Em uma edição de 2008 da The Paris Review, Umberto Eco disse: “Dan Brown é um personagem do Pêndulo de Foucault! Eu o inventei. Ele compartilha as fascinações dos meus personagens – a conspiração mundial de Rosacruzes, Maçons e Jesuítas. O papel dos Cavaleiros Templários . O segredo hermético. O princípio de que tudo está conectado. Suspeito que Dan Brown pode nem mesmo existir. ”

Durante uma palestra, o escritor Salman Rushdie disse: “Não me comece com ‘O Código Da Vinci’, um romance tão ruim que dá má fama aos romances ruins.”

Stephen Fry foi mais mordaz ao dizer sobre o trabalho de Dan Brown, “água de fezes soltas completas” e “molho de bunda da pior espécie”. Ele prosseguiu: “Eu simplesmente detesto todos aqueles livros sobre o Santo Graal, os maçons e as conspirações católicas e toda essa baboseira. Quer dizer, há muito mais coisas interessantes e empolgantes na arte e na história. o pior e o mais preguiçoso da humanidade, o desejo de pensar o pior do passado e o desejo de se sentir superior a ele de alguma forma estúpida. ”

Stephen King disse sobre o trabalho de Dan Brown que era como “Piadas para o John”, chamando esse nível de trabalho de “equivalente intelectual do macarrão com queijo Kraft”.

O New York Times disse que o livro era “o best-seller de Dan Brown sobre como não escrever uma frase em inglês”.

O crítico do New Yorker, Anthony Lane, disse que é “lixo absoluto” e descreveu “a aspereza do estilo.”

Entre outros, o lingüista Geoffrey Pullum chamou Brown de um dos “piores estilistas de prosa da história da literatura” e disse que “a escrita de Brown não é apenas ruim; é espantosa, desajeitada, irrefletidamente, quase engenhosamente ruim”.

Roger Ebert o descreveu como um “potboiler escrito com pouca graça e estilo”, e depois disse “Eu deveria ler um potboiler como O Código Da Vinci de vez em quando, apenas para me lembrar que a vida é muito curta para ler livros como O Código Da Vinci. ”

O autor também se envolveu em batalhas legais sobre o alegado plágio em dois de seus romances.

Achei que Tom Hanks que interpretou Robert Langdon, Audrey Tautou e Sir Ian McKellen foram muito impressionantes no filme e que conseguiram transformar a obra escrita em algo bastante aceitável.

No entanto, tenho que concordar com os outros detratores, pois senti que o livro era surpreendentemente puro, mal escrito e o achei bastante empolado. Não o que eu esperava. Eu pessoalmente não me incomodaria em ler qualquer outro que ele escrevesse.

Ele disse sobre a Trilogia Bourne de Robert Ludlum que, ‘os primeiros livros de Ludlum são complexos, inteligentes e, ainda assim, movem-se em um ritmo relâmpago. Essa série me interessou pelo gênero de thrillers internacionais de grande conceito. ‘

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