What makes a story spellbinding and another mundane? The accompanying Commentary to Stories of Suspense reveals the secret strategies to writing well. Each story in Stories of Suspense is annotated in detail, showing how the use of literary devices, sensory details, good sentence beginnings, variation in sentence lengths, use of internal dialogue, amongst other strategies, work together seamlessly to make a story outstanding. In addition, each story is accompanied by a critique that dissects the story and fleshes out other factors that make for a gripping read. It is a must-have in your library of educational resources whether you are a student, educator or parent.