Re: RARA-AVIS: Jim D's definition of Thriller

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 02 Feb 2009

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    --- In, Karin Montin <kmontin@...> wrote:
    > At Bouchercon, Michelle Gagnon said (about her own thrillers) that
    > basically, the main character is running for a week.
    > Karin

    Ah, like _The 39 Steps_! What a good novel that is. But what is the difference between "adventure novel" and "thriller"? I am thinking of Edward Aarons, a favorite of mine (OK, maybe he was not always a big ball of fire, but so what?). Also of some of Ross Thomas's novels. It would be curious to discover that they are in fact thrillers...



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