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Subject: First time poster in forum
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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Hello all!

I'm a first time poster to the Mystery/Thriller forum and wanted to say hello! Okay so I have a question for all you myster/thriller readers out there:

What would you consider Nora Roberts books to fall under?

I love Nora Roberts books, but she has so many that I'm not always sure where to look for her books. I know she rights mystery, but I've also seen her books under romance and sci fi/fantasy. So what would you consider her books?

 

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 11:45 AM ET
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I would definately say romance for Nora. She has mysteries in many of her books but she is still romance.

Welcome, btw. :D

Date Posted: 9/10/2008 12:37 PM ET
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Nora Robert's books are romance.  Those that have a mystery or suspense element to them might be more properly categorized as romantic suspense.

Her J.D. Robb books are definitely romantic suspense. 

Bookstores frequently don't know where to put romantic suspense books.  Some end up in the romance section and some end up in the mystery section.  Even here at PBS it's a little mixed.  Most (but not all) of the J.D. Robb books are categorized by PBS as mysteries.  Books by Nora Roberts are usually categorized as Romance.

So if you are wanting to search for Nora's books here on PBS, I think the easiest thing to do would be to do an Advanced Search and put in her name under Author.



Last Edited on: 9/10/08 12:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 9/10/2008 10:15 PM ET
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I would say romance, too, even though her themes run the gamut from mystery to fantasy.   Welcome to the forums!!!!

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:12 AM ET
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Yep, romance... and welcome! :-)

Sharon C. (Mamu) - ,
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:29 AM ET
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I'd add definitely "romance."  And also would add my wecome to the mystery forum!   The is a great place to hang out...  we have the best coffee in the morning and a nice cold margarita in the evening!  ;)

Date Posted: 9/14/2008 3:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/22/2008
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Thanks all for the warm welcome! Thanks for answering my question about Nora Roberts. What about James Patterson and John Grisham? Would they be considered Mystery/Thrillers?



Last Edited on: 9/14/08 3:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 12:07 PM ET
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Yup! Patteron and Grisham are Mystery. I guess there are some thrills in there too but mostly mystery. :D

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 2:07 PM ET
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I'd agree with the PBS description of the JD Robb books as mystery.  They are really police procedurals, with a few spicy scenes thrown in between characters who already have an established romantic relationship (not unlike many other mysteries).  The Nora Roberts books are definitely romances, leaning more in recent years to romantic suspence.

Date Posted: 9/15/2008 8:57 PM ET
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Thanks so much! It's hard to tell what is what anymore. I like so many different kind of books that I can't keep track. Nora is still my favorite!