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General Discussion => Welcome and General Discussion => Topic started by: Admin on June 06, 2019, 06:08:49 pm

Title: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: Admin on June 06, 2019, 06:08:49 pm
Let's see which sub-genre of mystery is the most popular!
Title: Re: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: ocogdill on June 10, 2019, 12:37:53 pm
Not sure if whodunit or thriller is my favorite. I love cozies but gravitate more toward the harder edge ones
Title: Re: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: JRob on June 10, 2019, 05:28:24 pm
Another tough question.

I am not sure I can pick an answer for this one because my favorite mystery category likely depends on the type of book I'm reading at a given time. I like a number of authors from each sub-genre so it really makes it impossible to choose just one.

I will say that historical would probably rank lowest of the listed options though.
Title: Re: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: bobmrg on June 23, 2019, 03:02:54 pm
Let's see which sub-genre of mystery is the most popular!

I like a touch of humor. Donald E. Westlake is/was a favorite. John Sandford puts some snappy dialogue in the mouths of Virgil Flowers and Lucas Davenport.
Title: Re: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: Alexandra Sokoloff on July 05, 2019, 01:12:44 am
My favorites don't really fit comfortably in any of these categories. Where would people here put Tana French, Belinda Bauer and Mo Hayder?
Title: Re: POLL: Favorite Mystery Category
Post by: Kate Stine, Editor on July 09, 2019, 03:38:11 pm
Hi Alexandra,
The category "General Mystery" might have been a good one to add to the poll. Unfortunately, I couldn't have more than six categories.

Although you could make a case for Tana French being a "literary mystery." Categorizing books by subgenre is always so subjective!