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Origin of thriller
Examples from the Web for thriller
Thriller author Patrick Oster was a reporter in Berlin when the wall came down 25 years ago.
What prompted you to pick the fall of the Berlin Wall as the backdrop for your thriller?
With Thriller, we took 800 songs and whittled them down to nine.Quincy Jones Talks Chicago’s Mean Streets, Why Kanye West Is No Michael Jackson, and Bieber|Marlow Stern|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He believed American audiences were ready for a thriller set in Africa.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His detective novels contain none of the twists that strain credulity so often relied upon by thriller novelists.
After the baseball news and a fair start in the thriller, he indulged further in past grievances.Leerie|Ruth Sawyer
This was a thriller that appealed to the familiar in him,—the impishness that died hard.Joyce of the North Woods|Harriet T. Comstock
If she only could write scenarios, what a thriller this would make!Exit Betty|Grace Livingston Hill
These books are quite different from the ordinary detective novel and from the more traditional type of thriller.Report of the Juvenile Delinquency Committee|Ronald Macmillan Algie
“But a thriller,” Ace assured them, as Norris lighted his pipe on the lee of a bowlder.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
1889, "sensational story," agent noun from thrill (v.).
A suspenseful, sensational story or film: “Ken Follett writes best-selling spy thrillers.”