Thriller

Thrillers are characterized by fast pacing, frequent action, and resourceful heroes who must thwart the plans of more-powerful and better-equipped villains. Literary devices such as suspense, red herrings and cliffhangers are used extensively.

Thrillers often overlap with mystery stories, but are distinguished by the structure of their plots. In a thriller, the hero must thwart the plans of an enemy, rather than uncover a crime that has already happened. Thrillers also occur on a much grander scale: the crimes that must be prevented are serial or mass murder, terrorism, assassination, or the ov
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Ace of Spades
Hostage
The Disappearing Act
Hairpin Bridge
Dream Girl
Dead Dead Girls (Harlem Renaissance Mystery #1)
Girl One
The Damage
A Dark and Secret Place
Darling
Bath Haus
The Third Grave (Pierce Reed/Nikki Gillette #4)
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    Dark Places
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