Cozies vs. hard-edged mysteries and everything in between...
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I haven't read her books so I can't comment, but I thought her article was interesting in general. My feeling is that my preference is for books that fall somewhere in the middle: I tend to prefer "professional" main characters (PIs, lawyers or police detectives) over amateur sleuths, but I don't like too much violence or detailed descriptions of the murder victims (no Kay Scarpetta for me!) and I tend to avoid mysteries that feature serial killers or psychopaths (which is why I read Barbara Vine's books but not Ruth Rendell's, even though I know they are both the same author).
Where do others fall on this spectrum? Has anyone come across good definitions of the subgenres of mysteries?
Beyond that, I don't really have a preference. I like well-written books, and I get bored easily, so I want different things at different times. I don't like books that are gruesome just to be gruesome, but I don't mind gore if it is important to the story. I like some books where you know who the bad guy is the whole time, too, if they are done well.
I have to say, though, after clicking on your link, I am thinking I may want to check out a Julia Spencer-Fleming book or two!
Are you familiar with
Mystery FAQ Genre & Sub-Genre at
Cluelass? It covers the difference between mystery, thriller and suspense, plus defines terms such as caper, fem-jep, inverted, noir, etc.