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They All Ran After the President's Wife is a thriller—that is, it is meant to take its audience on an emotional roller coaster as clues seem to point to one solution, then shift to another direction, all while Sandra's predicament worsens and grows ever more ominous. Therefore, suspense comes before the mystery elements, and it is for this reason that Clark's revealing the kidnapper well before the novella's end does not much matter to the success of the plot. Instead, suspense is maintained by the manner in which Wexler Klint manipulates the clues so that they point away from him and by Clark's skillful tying together two narrative strands, that of Henry and the investigaThey All RanAfter the President's Wife tors and that of Sandra and her kidnapper, so that both are resolved only in the nick-of-time, when Sandra begins to believe she really is about...

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