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Archer, Jeffrey (1940-) Jeffrey Archer Books Free
English novelist, former politician, and peer of the realm. Writes political thrillers.
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Adams, Douglas (1952-2001) Douglas Adams Books Free
English author known for humorous works, including Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
Asimov, Isaac (1920-1992) Best Isaac Asimov Fiction Free
American writer & professor of biochemistry. Best known for his science fiction and popular science books. Wrote or edited some 500 books in his lifetime.
Atwood, Margaret (1939-) Best Margaret Atwood Novels Free
Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist. Best known in the U.S. for her novel The Handmaid’s Tale.
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Austen, Jane (1775-1817) Jane Austen Books Free
English novelist known for Pride & Prejudice, & Sense & Sensibility.
Babbitt, Natalie Zane (1932-1916) Natalie Babbitt Books Free
American writer and illustrator of children’s books. Her acclaimed 1975 novel Tuck Everlasting has been adapted into two feature films and a Broadway musical.
Binchy, Maeve (1939-2012) Best Maeve Binchy Books Free
Irish novelist, playwright, short story writer, columnist, and speaker. Her novels were characterized by a sympathetic and often humorous portrayal of small-town life in Ireland.
Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986) Jorge Luis Borges Books Free
Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language and universal literature.
Bradbury, Ray (1920-2012) Ray Bradbury Books Free
American author and screenwriter who worked in a variety of genres including fantasy, science fiction, horror, and mystery fiction.
Briggs, Patricia (1965-) Free Patricia Briggs Novels
American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.
Bronte, Charlotte (1816-1855)
English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels became classics of English literature. Best known for her novel Jane Eyre.
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Brown, Dan (1964-) Dan Brown Fiction Free
American author best known for thriller novels, especially The Da Vinci Code.
Brown, Sandra (1948-)
American author of romantic novels and thriller suspense novels. She has also published under the pen names of Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan, and Erin St. Claire.
Card, Orson Scott (1951-)
American writer known best for his science fiction works. His novel Ender’s Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead won both the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award.
Carr, Caleb (1955-) Caleb Carr Novels Free
American military historian and author of historical thrillers. Known for ‘The Alienist’, ‘The Angel of Darkness’, and ‘The Italian Secretary’, among other novels.
Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959) Raymond Chandler Novels Free
American-British mystery writer who had great influence over the genre. He was a founder of the hard-boiled detective school of fiction, along with Dashiell Hammett. Known for ‘Farewell, My Lovely’, ‘The Little Sister’ and ‘The Long Goodbye’, all of which were adapted into popular films.
Child, Lee (1954)
British author best known for his Jack Reacher series of novels, about a former American Military Policeman who wanders the U.S.
Christie, Agatha (1890-1976)
English writer known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those with fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Best-selling author of all time.
Clancy, Tom (1947-2013) Free Tom Clancy Books
American novelist best known for his technically detailed espionage and military-science story-lines set during and after the Cold War.
Clark, Mary Higgins (1927-2020) Free Mary Higgins Clark Novels
American author of suspense novels. Each of her 51 books was a bestseller in the United States and various European countries.
Colfer, Eoin (1965-)
Irish author of children’s books. Best known for being the author of the Artemis Fowl series.
Collins, Jackie (1937-2015)
English romance novelist. She wrote 32 novels, all of which appeared on The New York Times bestsellers list.
Cookson, Catherine (1906-1998)
With 103 titles written in her own name or two other pen-names (Catherine Marchant, Katie McMullen), she was one of the most prolific and widely read British novelists.
Cornwell, Patricia (1956-)
American crime writer, known for her best-selling novels featuring medical examiner Kay Scarpetta, notable for an emphasis on forensic science.
Cussler, Clive (1931-2020)
American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The NY Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times.
Dahl, Roald (1916-1990)
British novelist, short-story writer, poet, and screenwriter. One of the 20th Century’s best-selling authors, with books for adults and for children, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
De Camp, L. Sprague (1907-2000)
American writer of science fiction, fantasy and non-fiction. A major Sci-Fi figure in the 1930s and 1940s, who also wrote biographies of other Sci-Fi authors.
Deighton, Len (1929-)
British author best known for his spy novels, several of which were turned into films. He also published several non-fiction military histories of World War II, and cookbooks.
Dick, Philip K. (1928-1982)
American writer known for his work in science fiction. Published 44 novels, including Hugo award winner The Man in the High Castle, and about 120 short stories.
Dickens, Charles ((1812-1870))
English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
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Dixon, Franklin W.
Collective pseudonym used by many ghostwriters who authored Hardy Boys novels. The popular boys’ detective series was introduced in 1927 and continues in the 21st Century.
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (1821-1881)
Russian novelist, philosopher, short story writer, essayist, and journalist. Well-known works include Crime and Punishment and Notes from Underground.
Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859-1930)
British writer and physician. He created the character Sherlock Holmes in 1887 for A Study in Scarlet, the first of four novels and 56 short stories about Holmes and Dr. Watson.
Du Maurier, Daphne (1907-1989) Daphne Du Maurier Novels Free
Dame Daphne du Maurier, Lady Browning, was an English author and playwright, known for her romantic novels. Several were adapted into films, including ‘Rebecca’, ‘My Cousin Rachel’, and ‘Jamaica Inn’. She spent much of her life in Cornwall.
Evanovich, Janet (1943-)
American bestselling author chiefly known for her contemporary mystery novels featuring bounty hunter Stephanie Plum.
American bestselling author of paranormal romance, paranormal military thrillers, and fantasy, with over 80 published novels.
Fitzpatrick, Becca (1979-) Becca Fitzpatrick Novels Free
American author of paranormal romances, best known for her series ‘Hush, Hush’.
Flanagan, John (1944-)
Australian author of medieval fantasy novels for young readers, including the Ranger’s Apprentice series and the Brotherband series.
Flynn, Gillian (1971-) Gillian Flynn Novels Free
American mystery and thriller writer, known for such novels as ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘Sharp Objects’, which were also adapted for film.
Follett, Ken (1949-)
Welsh author of thrillers and historical novels who has sold more than 160 million copies of his works. Several have been made into popular films.
Forsyth, Frederick (1938)
English novelist, journalist, and former spy. Best known for thrillers, including The Day of the Jackal, The Odessa File, and The Dogs of War, which were also popular movies.
Francis, Dick (1920-2010)
British crime writer, and former steeplechase jockey, whose novels center on horse racing in England. More than 40 of his novels were international best-sellers.
French, Tana (1973-) Tana French Novels Free
American mystery writer and theater actress who is a longstanding resident of Dublin, Ireland. Many of her novels are in her ‘Dublin Murder Squad’ series..