The main question
raised by the thriller is not what kind of world we live in, or what
reality is like, but what it has done to us.
(b. 1915 - d. 1996), author. The World of the Thriller, pt. 3, "The
|Suspense is both
Action and Mystery, but not for the reader as much as it is for the
characters in the Novel. The key to Suspense is not who did what, but
whether the Protagonist can win over the Antagonist in time to save
themselves, their family, the damsel, their leader, their country, or the
world itself. Spy Novels tend to fall into this category, but so do most
horror novels. Westerns are another that could be labeled as Suspense.
Many Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels could be classified as Suspense,
but we have their own Category currently. Suspense are often like
Mysteries, in that you know the outcome in that the Protagonist will win,
but the real adventure is how they get there in the end and if they
So whether it is if the Three Musketeers will win over the
Cardinal or if Jack Ryan can dig through the latest intrigue in
Washington, D.C. to set things the way we all want them to be, the draw is
truly between the covers of these Novels for fans of Suspense.