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Suspense Fiction

-- See Thrillers (Fiction)

Fiction in which the reader is kept on tenterhooks by plots that feature a build-up of suspense, tension, uncertainty, menace, and anxiety.

-- See Also the narrower term Gothic fiction (Literary genre)

Here are entered works on the genre of fiction that combines elements of both horror and romance, featuring psychological and physical terror, the supernatural, castles or monasteries, ghosts, darkness, gloom and doom, etc., usually in a medieval setting. Works on the literary movement that spawned this genre are entered under Gothic revival (Literature). Works on literature written in the Gothic language are entered under Gothic literature.

-- See Also the narrower term Romantic suspense fiction

Use for contemporary works. Medieval tales are entered under Romances.

-- See Also the narrower term Spy stories

Use for fiction dealing with espionage, secret agents and with secret service agencies. Writers in this genre include Len Deighton, Ian Fleming and John Le CarrĖŒ.
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