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The Most Influential Mystery Thriller Book Authors of Our Time

  1. Agatha Christie: Often referred to as the "Queen of Crime," Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time and is considered to be one of the most influential mystery authors of all time. Her works, such as "Murder on the Orient Express" and "Death on the Nile," continue to be popular today and have been adapted into numerous films and television shows.

  2. Dan Brown: Known for his bestselling Robert Langdon series, including "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons," Brown's books are known for their fast-paced action and intricate plots.

  3. Gillian Flynn: Author of "Gone Girl" and "Sharp Objects," Flynn's works are known for their dark and twisted plots, as well as their strong female protagonists. Her books have been adapted into successful films and television shows.

  4. Michael Connelly: Bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series and Lincoln Rhyme series, Connelly's novels are known for their complex plots and strong sense of place, as well as their attention to detail in regards to police procedure.

  5. Karin Slaughter: Author of the Will Trent and Grant County series, Slaughter's books are known for their strong female characters, and her ability to create suspenseful and gripping stories.

  6. James Patterson: Known for his various series, including the Alex Cross series, Patterson's books are known for their fast-paced action, memorable characters, and clever plots.

  7. Stieg Larsson: Author of the Millennium series, including "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," Larsson's books are known for their complex plots, strong female characters, and social commentary.

  8. John Grisham: Bestselling author of legal thrillers, such as "The Firm" and "A Time to Kill," Grisham's books are known for their suspenseful plots, attention to legal detail and social commentary.

These authors have had a significant impact on the Mystery, Thriller and Suspense genre, their works are widely read, adapted and praised. They have set the bar high for other writers in the genre and continue to be popular today.

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