Stephen King called Peter Abrahams "my favorite American suspense novelist."
The suspense was only over who would kill it: Obama or the Democrats.
The Woman in White By Wilkie Collins Credited with being the first suspense story of its kind.
c.1400, "not being executed, unfulfilled" (of legal matters), from Anglo-French suspens (in en suspens "in abeyance," c.1300), from Old French suspens "act of suspending," from Latin suspensus, past participle of suspendere (see suspend). Meaning "state of mental uncertainty" (mid-15c.) is from legal meaning of "not rendered, not paid, not carried out" (e.g. suspended sentence). As a genre of novels, stories, etc., attested from 1952.