A thriller is a crime fiction story where the reader is more concerned with the how than the who.
CrimeReads State of the Crime Novel for 2022
On the CrimeReads website, Molly Odintz, the senior editor for CrimeReads, asks the 2022 Edgar Awards nominees respond to the state of the crime novel.
Reacher or Hardboiled, here’s a little something for everyone
Whether it is people looking back at the classics, or the number of future best-sellers that are coming out in the next few weeks, there is a book or show for everyone.
Canine Mystery Novels
A canine mystery usually represents a dog as a pet, as a dog on a job (K-9s), or telling the story from their point of view.
The legal thriller is one of my favorite genres of crime fiction. They let me into the world of courtrooms, suits, lawyers, paralegals, and their innocent, not so innocent, and some down-right shady clients.
The Locked Room Mysteries
The locked room mystery, also known as the impossible crime or closed-circle mystery, is not really a genre, but a popular type of mystery.
Historical mystery is the party mix version of crime fiction genres—it contains a little something for everyone. It can include history, romance, travel, politics, true crime, archeology, and of course, a crime. To be a historical mystery, the author places the story in a historical era from the author’s viewpoint, and the plot involves the solving of a crime.
Paranormal suspense considers a world that contains certain phenomena that are outside the realm of scientific explanation which science may explain one day.