thriller-diller

thriller-diller

(ˈθrɪlɚˈdɪlɚ)
n. something like a movie, book, or television program that is thrilling. (see also whodunit.) The film was a real thriller-diller. I remember having to force myself to exhale.
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Army criminal investigator extraordinaire, makes his fourth foray in No Man's Land (Hachette Audio, 11.5 hours), David Baldacci's latest action-packed, edge-of-your-seat thriller-diller. Puller is pulled back into his mother's mysterious disappearance that occurred 30 years ago when a letter accuses his father, a renowned three-star general now diminished by dementia, of murdering her.
As a matter of professional interest I've been reading Ken Follett to find out just how literary this thriller-diller actually is.
Through it all, Ritchie steadily ratchets up the thriller-diller quotient by suggesting two Russian thugs (who resemble refugees from "Eastern Promises") are, quite literally, unkillable.