6 Retro Thrillers Still Worth Reading Oldies but goodies Thrillers from days gone by can still send a shiver up your spine and get your heart racing. 1. The Day of the Jackal Frederick Forsyth 2. Presumed Innocent Scott Turow 3. Coma Robin Cook 4. The Andromeda Strain Michael Crichton 5. In Cold Blood Truman Capote 6. The War of the Worlds H G Wells Tags: thriller, mystery View the discussion thread.