Top Ten Tuesday

Words Frequently Seen in Thriller/Mystery Books


Hello fellow bookworms! Top Ten Tuesday is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl! Most of us are familiar with Top Ten Tuesday by now, but if your new to this, a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is Top Ten Words Frequently Seen in [chosen genre] Books. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a top ten post, but I’m currently sat next to may bookcase and procrastinating my work (two weeks from the deadline…) and felt the inspiration hit me! I’ve just finished a massive crime novel which took me over a month to read(!), and I’m having a bit of break from reading them, but they are still among my favourite genres to read, so lets discuss them today! Here are some words I see frequently pop up in the titles of crime/thriller/mystery books…


The Darkest Secret falls under ‘dark’ and ‘secret’, a double whammy!


All The Missing Girls is another one that fits in two categories…!








That’s all for today, and my sincere apologies if you start spotting these words in every crime, thriller, or mystery you pick up! Despite the fact that these books seem to use cliche genre titles, there are some on this list which are incredible reads, and I can highly recommend many of them as fast paced, up-all-night books! Feel free to link your lists in the comments, I’d love to know what genre you’ve chosen and see if any of your words pop up on my bookshelf!

Until next time…

Jade 🙂

By bookmuffin

I like books and tea. MA Children's Literature student.

10 replies on “Words Frequently Seen in Thriller/Mystery Books”

The only book on this list that I’ve read is We Were Liars, but I’ve seen the Big Little Lies tv series and I really want to read One of Us is Lying (apparently I’m interested in books about liars?!). Great genre for this list!


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