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- n. The quality of being pacey.
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For crime/thriller, I would say Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly are "big" authors who are far, far better than Reichs and Cornwell in terms of plots, paciness and -- well, everything.
And though I liked the paciness, it meant that much of the dialogue was delivered very quickly.
'What pauses?' asked the director, who prided himself on the paciness of his productions.