The piece is the Fantasia and Fugue in A-minor, by Bach, BWV561. And I’d like to thank Trinity Church, Shelburne Falls, MA, for letting me use their beautifully preserved, late nineteenth-century Hook and Hastings.
So, let’s get a discussion started. Take a look at your favorite suspense novels. How do the writers do it? How do they balance anticipation with uncertainty? Have you known of any suspense writers who have failed — who broke plausibility and lost you?