Thrillers: Then and Now

If you can't decide if you are in the mood for a thriller set in the past or the present, try one of these thrillers where events of the past influence the present case.

Criminal / Karin Slaughter

Criminal / Karin Slaughter

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation search into a shocking crime from 1975 poses unprecedented personal and professional challenges for top agent Will Trent, who encounters threats against his life and everything he thought he understood about his past.

 

Genius / Jesse Kellerman

The genius / Jesse Kellerman

Making an ethically precarious decision to establish himself in the art world by illegally selling works by a missing genius, Ethan Muller finds himself targeted when it is revealed that the pieces contain clues about the artist's role in a forty-year-old murder case.

The redbreast / Jo Nesbø

The redbreast / Jo Nesbø

A tale moving from the final months of World War II to the present, and from the Russian front to contemporary South Africa, follows the dual adventures of a freedom-seeking war martyr and an alcoholic police officer who is drawn into a mystery with past origins.

Labyrinth / Kate Mosse

Labyrinth / Kate Mosse

Alice, a volunteer at an archaeological dig, becomes a target after discovering a pair of crumbling skeletons in the Pyrenees mountains, while eight hundred years in the past, Alaèis, the daughter of a crusader, must safeguard the location of the Holy Grail.

The spire : a novel / Richard North Patterson

The spire / Richard North Patterson

When a mentor who enabled his education and career entreats him to accept a college presidency amid an embezzlement scandal, trial lawyer Mark Darrow remembers his discovery of a murdered girl sixteen years earlier that resulted in a classmate's questionable conviction.

nbm;  Summaries from publisher materials

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