With the votes all cast and tallied, National Public Radio this morning broadcast the results of its online poll to determine America’s “Top 100 Killer Thrillers.” There are not a lot of surprises here, though it’s interesting to see James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans and Bram Stoker’s Dracula lumped in with Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and Ira Levin’s The Boys from Brazil.
“Who is the NPR audience’s favorite thriller writer?” asks reporter Joe Matazzoni in his introduction to the list. “It’s the King, of course--Stephen King, who landed six titles in the top 100. Lee Child comes next, with four winning books. And, at three titles each, Michael Crichton, Dennis Lehane, and Stieg Larsson tie for third.”
For what it’s worth, you’ll find the full roster of 100 choices here.
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