What are the best historical thriller books?

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    #1Eye of the Needle

    Eye of the Needle
    Eye of the Needle by Ken Follett is a spy thriller novel. This book is the author's first successful, best-selling novel and has earned an Edgar Award in 1979. The story is about the "The Needle" who knows the secret to Nazi victory.


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    Joshua Hunt
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I think that Eye of the Needl could be classified as one of the best historical thriller books. Nazi war books are very popular and interesting to read."
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    #2The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book written by Oscar Wilde, which is about Dorian Gray whose painted portrait of himself done by Basil Hallward ages instead of him as he commits sins and vile acts. 


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    Sean Arnold
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is hands down one of the best books you should definitely read. I have read this book already and trust me, whether or not you are looking for thriller books, this book is one that I would wholeheartedly suggest to book lovers. If you don't know the work of Oscar Wilde, definitely get into his work with this book."
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    #3The Day of the Jackal

    The Day of the Jackal
    The Day of the Jackal is a historical mystery suspense thriller fiction written by Frederick Forsyth. It is first published in 1971 and about an assassin named Jackal. 

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    Harry Cox
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "If you enjoy historical thrillers, "The Day of the Jackal" is right up your alley. This thrilling tale involves a secret assassin, unknown to virtually everyone, who is tasked with taking down a heavily guarded and important man. If you enjoy this type of book, and are searching for the next heart pounding novel to read, you really cannot go wrong with this choice."
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    #4The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale

    The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield is a gothic historical fiction on how children allegorically think of their birth. It tells the gothic strange encounters of the protagonist throughout the story.


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    Stephen Gonzales
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Very few books hold on to me like The Thirteenth Tale did. Even when I was away for the day it was in my thoughts. I was puzzling it through or wondering what would happen to one or more of the characters. I knew all their names and felt compassion, concern or even dislike for some of them. I cannot even tell you the name of the book I started yesterday....which also tells you where it will end up (unread book section of my kindle). Diane Setterfield has done an amazing job of weaving several tales of love, heartache, loneliness and dedication together in a way I have never seen before. I am now a fan of hers and will be looking for more like this one."
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    #5Table 21

    Table 21
    Zoë Green, the television star of the moment has disappeared: the last time she had been seen was leaving the Evangeline's, the best restaurant in Tribeca and owned by her friend Roman Sabarese. Stanley Fitzgerald, an NYPD officer takes over the investigation, a mysterious kidnapping that can change the face of Italian mafia for ever. 


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    #6Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean

    Mid Ocean is a fictional book written by T. Rafael Cimino. Mid Ocean was published on December 9, 2009 by BMG/ Akula Media Group. Mid Ocean was first published in 2009.


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    Paul Schneider
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "What a great book and recently released a few years back. I love the mystery thriller genre and stories that take place in the beautiful state of Florida. "
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    #7My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel

    My Cousin Rachel is a classic mystery romance historical fiction written by Daphne du Maurier. This tells the story of the Philip Ashley. With over 300 pages, this book was published in 2006 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers.


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    Sharon Li
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "There is a strong undercurrent of mystery in this book. It is loosely based on history. I would define this more of a mystery than a thriller. It is an enjoyable book to read nonetheless."
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    #8The Woman in White

    The Woman in White

    The Woman in White is a classic mystery fiction novel written by Wilkie Collins. This 19th-century fiction book is first published in 1859. The novel tells the story of an art teacher who meets a mysterious woman dressed in white.


    Albert Coleman
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This book has stood the test of time. A classic mystery fiction novel published in 1859, it continues to provide readers a thrilling work of fiction. This Victorian novel combined both gothic fiction and psychological thriller elements. It was a break from the typical gothic fiction of works like Brahm Stoker's Dracula which was dry, stuffy, and frankly antiquated bringing a new style of thriller books combining two stimulating reading genres into one book."
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    #9Mistress of the Art of Death

    Mistress of the Art of Death
    Sent to medieval Cambridge in order to exonerate a group of Jewish prisoners with financial ties to King Henry I, University of Salerno medical examiner Adelia and a group of companions struggle to avoid being accused of witchcraft and discover that the killer may be a former crusader. 150,00 first printing.

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    Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "This looks like a great historical novel with a lot of intriguing parts. I'm looking forward to this read, thanks for the link to amazon."
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    #10Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island is a children's historical novel by Robert Louis Stevenson that tells the story of Jim Hawkins as he sets off on an expedition in search of Captain Flint's buried treasure. Along the way, he endures mutiny and pirate attacks. 


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    Beverly Perkins
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "There are so many historical thriller books. I can't say this is the best one but it sounds like an interesting book. I want to know if it's fiction or nonfiction."


Best What are the best historical thriller books
1Eye of the NeedleBooks 40 Paid
2The Picture of Dorian GrayBooks 36 Free
3The Day of the JackalBooks 35 Paid
4The Thirteenth TaleBooks 31 Paid
5Table 21Books 31 Paid
6Mid OceanBooks 29 Paid
7My Cousin RachelBooks 27 Paid
8The Woman in White Books 25 Free
9Mistress of the Art of DeathBooks 23 Paid
10Treasure IslandBooks 0 Paid

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