81 Engrossing Literary Thrillers: Today in Critical Linking

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Literary books from mainstream presses that dish out fast-paced, dark-tinged plot as well as character development and solid prose.

If literary thrillers are your cup of tea, this list of 81 good ones should keep you busy.

In all, the store offers some 300 individual titles for sale, many of which are part of the featured “Penguin Picks” staff selections from the company’s editors, designers, and other employees. Additionally, the store heavily features Penguin-branded merchandise, from tote bags to mugs to notebooks, nearly all of which is currently being sourced from the U.K. But executives said the company is looking into producing local, Canadian-themed Penguin products.

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The BBC has commissioned a slate of new adaptations of works by mystery writer Agatha Christie following the critical and ratings success of star-studded thriller “And Then There Were None” for flagship channel BBC One last December. Agatha Christie Productions, the production arm of Agatha Christie Ltd., will deliver the seven new shows — to be aired on BBC One — over the next four years.

Good news for Poirot and Marple fans.