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  • Suspense fiction.

Suspense fiction. (Genre/Form Term)

Preferred form: Suspense fiction.
Used for/see from:
  • Suspense tales
  • Tales, Suspense
  • Thrillers (Fiction)
See also:

Machine generated authority record.

Work cat.: (HWP)80979: 62649 Garwood, Julie, 1946- author., Killjoy /, 2012, ©2002.

Highsmith, P. Plotting and writing suspense fiction, 1981.

Jute, A. Writing a thriller, 1994: p. 10 (defined as a narrative wherein the reader experiences a vicarious thrill by identifying with both the deeds of high daring performed by the hero and the dangers to which s/he is exposed)

Chambers 20th cent., 1993 (Thriller: a sensational or exciting story, esp. one about crime and detection)

GSAFD Subcommittee definition, June 11, 1998 (Suspense fiction: used for works whose prime purpose is to produce a feeling of frightened anticipation)

Olderr, S. Olderr's fiction, 1991 (Thrillers: works desig. to hold the reader's interest by the use of swift and cont. action, intrigue, suspense and adventure)

LC database, Sept. 28, 2005 (ti: Tales of suspense)

Here are entered collections of fiction whose prime purpose is to produce a feeling of frightened anticipation and which characteristically involve crime, intrigue and violent action.

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