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116 Free Thriller Ebooks and Online Web Serials

116 Free Thriller Ebooks and Online Web Serials

For some, the word Thriller often associates with Michael Jackson’s album Thriller, released in the year 1982. The meaning behind it and the thriller genre is pretty much similar if you really look into it. Having said that, thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety. Alfred Hitchcock’s films are good examples.

Thrillers generally keep the audience on the “edge of their seats” as the plot builds towards a climax. It’s usually a villain-driven plot, whereby he or she presents obstacles that the protagonist must overcome. Long story short, anything that “thrills” you, it’s a thriller, whether it’s a book, movie, audibook or a play. Not forgetting the sub-genres that it carries – legal, spy, action-adventure, medical, police, romantic, historical, political, religious, high-tech, military and many more. If you think that the general thriller storyline is too mundane for you, perhaps it’s time to go deeper and specialize in one.

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Thrillers are characterized and defined by the moods they elicit, giving viewers heightened feelings of suspense, excitement, surprise, anticipation and anxiety.

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Some of the thriller classics which you probably have read before include Little Red Riding Hood (psycho-stalker thriller – 1697), The Three Apples and One Thousand and One Nights (murder mystery), The Count of Monte Cristo (revenge thriller – 1844), The Riddle of the Sands (first modern thriller – 1903) and many many more. Ancient epic poems such as the Epic of Gilgamesh and Homer’s Odyssey use similar narrative techniques as modern thrillers.

“The sweetest smiles hold the darkest secrets…” – Sara Shepard, Flawless

The first part of the download list consists of 86 free thriller ebooks, from various sub-genres. A handful of them are generally online web serials, but some do provide downloadable ebooks in popular formats such as PDF, EPUB and MOBI. Regardless, these are top-notch totally free thriller reads that can eat up days or weeks of your life. The second part of downloads list free thriller reads by specific authors, namely E. Phillips Oppenheim, John Buchan and Jon Evans. The latter has more downloadable formats, rather than strictly online reading materials only. We hope you’ll have fun with these selections!

Free Thriller Ebooks

  1. 139: In Evening by Aden Ng
  2. A Table for Twelve by Doug Davidson
  3. Agents Provocateurs by Tama Wise
  4. All Kinds of Things Kill by Robert R. Best
  5. Available Darkness by David Wright and Sean Platt
  6. Banter by M.J. Moore
  7. Between There and Everywhere by Cameron Duke
  8. Birthright by Ian Sime
  9. Borrowed Time by Emmy Jackson
  10. Breathless by V. J. Chambers
  11. Brother’s Keeper by Amen Alonge
  12. Calamity by J.T. Warren
  13. Church by CL Stegall
  14. Cold Hillside by Martin Cooper
  15. Corridors Of Gunterlacs: ARC 1 by HoiHoiSoi
  16. Dark Heights by C.D. Miller
  17. Dead Heroes by Wilf Morgan
  18. Diamond by Steve Weinstein
  19. Don’t Feed The Dark by Scott Scherr
  20. Elle by Brandon Josef Thompson
  21. Escape by Ray Weeks
  22. Fenced With Iron by Sean Tierney
  23. Fight Crime! (A Love Story) by Kristen Brand
  24. Fresh Monsters by Mike
  25. Galico by Steven Marshall
  26. GEISTMANN by Ron Singer
  27. He Lies at My Front Door by AC Gregory
  28. Hideaway Hospital Murders by Robert Burton Robinson
  29. Hurting People for Fun and … by Asher Wismer
  30. I am Deliverance by Naomi Aiken
  31. Identity by GP Chaldecott
  32. In the Valley of the Sun by MedleyMisty
  33. Indigo by Ophelia Keys
  34. K2 by Geoff Wolak
  35. Listening to the Other Side by Justin Woolley
  36. Magestic by Geoff Wolak
  37. Material Things by Kody Boye
  38. Mysteries of Our Lives by E. Ty Junior
  39. Nightwaves by Annie Gebler
  40. No Name by Wilkie Collins
  41. Oasis by Bryce Beattie
  42. Obnoxious Weeds by Kendall
  43. Omaha by Kevin O’Kane
  44. Pieces of Humanity by Lovejoy Edwards
  45. Prey on the Prowl: A Crime Novel by B.S. Murthy
  46. Project Redemption by Joyeuse
  47. Ride with Madness by psychmum
  48. Sharing Her Crime by May Agnes Fleming
  49. Somewhere Out West of … by JT McGowan
  50. Sons of the City: A Novel by Scott Flander
  51. Steele by Graeme Corner
  52. Tarantella by Andrew Vest
  53. The Apple by Dani Voelkel
  54. The Armored Satchel by Sean Munger
  55. The Blue by Christopher Anderson
  56. The Cup of Fury: A Novel of Cities and Shipyards by Rupert Hughes
  57. The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  58. The Day the Sun Stopped Shining by Matthew Wood
  59. The Early Life and Adventures of Sylvia Scarlett by Compton MacKenzie
  60. The Emperor by T. Penn
  61. The Finding by Nicky Charles
  62. The Five Arrows by Allan Chase
  63. The Forest by Justin Groot
  64. The Gold Comfit Box by Valentine Williams
  65. The Golden Triangle: The Return of Arsene Lupin by Maurice LeBlanc
  66. The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  67. The Green Rust by Edgar Wallace
  68. The House of Whispers by William le Queux
  69. The International Spy by Allen Upward
  70. The Man They Called God by Dean Moses
  71. The Man with the Clubfoot by Valentine Williams
  72. The Mongolian Girl by Ian Scott
  73. The Omega Child by DW Masters
  74. The Outbreak by Timothy Pruett
  75. The Paranormal Saints: Subterranean by Mike Monroe
  76. The Riddle of the Sands by Erskine Childers
  77. The Second Bat Guano War: a Hard-Boiled Spy Thriller by J.M. Porup
  78. The Unbroken Chaos by Alex Davidson
  79. Traverse, Inc. by W.G. Sells
  80. Trembling by V. J. Chambers
  81. Twelve Steps and a Razor by Emmy Jackson
  82. Umbra: The Horror by Alex Davidson
  83. Under Two Flags by Ouida
  84. Underlife by Robert Finn
  85. Water Water by Amanda Green
  86. Wherefore Love’s Shadow by Kurt Ulmer
  87. Back to Table of Contents
Breathless by V. J. Chambers
Dark Heights by C.D. Miller
Cold Hillside by Martin Cooper
Don’t Feed The Dark by Scott Scherr
Corridors Of Gunterlacs - ARC 1 by HoiHoiSoi
Fight Crime! (A Love Story) by Kristen Brand
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Long story short, anything that “thrills” you, it’s a thriller.

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Gotten immensely thrilled yet? Which one of the above thriller stories was your favorite? Do leave your comment below if one of them did push you off the seat and caught you off by surprise, so that the rest can share your graceful maneuver off your chair 😀 As usual, we hope you’ve enjoyed this compilation, and do stay tuned for more similar lists such as this. If you’ve any other suggestions on what we should cover, do leave your comments below and happy reading!

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