Some authors and novels do tend to fall rather neatly into one or another subgenre, but very often, that’s not the case. That’s why (and this is just my opinion, so feel free to differ with me), it’s probably more productive to think about whether a particular author or novel is a well-written crime novel rather than whether it’s billed as a cozy, a police procedural, a noir thriller, or something else.Several folks have chimed in with their two cents, including whether these sort of marketing terms make it easier or harder to find a really good read. Join the discussion here: "What do you call that thing?"
"What is a Cozy Mystery?"
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