In a nutshell, and paraphrasing several theorists, I characterize a mystery as a story that starts with an event that leads to the question 'who-dun-it?' whereas a thriller starts with who will do it and leads to the question 'Will they succeed?'
Thrillers are supposed to be edge-of-the-seat type entertainment - whether book or film/tv.
An example would be the Robert Ludlum Jason Bourne books etc, which although having an espionage theme and background are basically a thriller, and does lead to the question, as posed above, Will they succeed?
by jackw827 4 years ago
Can anyone recommend a fast paced mystery / thriller book that has similar effects at grabbing...your attention like Dan Brown's books since I want to read something that can grab your attention from start to end?
by Josh Musser 8 years ago
Alright! I've done this once before on another forum that had nothing to do with writing, and it was a huge success and we had lots of fun!Basically, I write a story in parts. At the end of each part, I give options for everyone to choose from. Whichever option is voted for the most, I will write...
by Nira Perkins 5 years ago
Could you recommend a good suspense/thriller movie or two?Any type of movie that has suspense, mystery, or similar. Thanks!
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