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Topic: looking for a book

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Subject: looking for a book
Date Posted: 4/30/2008 4:16 PM ET
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can someone tell me if anyone know a good mystery book to read

Date Posted: 4/30/2008 5:34 PM ET
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What type do you like?  True Crime, Thriller, Cozy etc?


Might help with the suggestions.

Subject: hi
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 7:32 AM ET
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what kind are there

Date Posted: 5/1/2008 12:32 PM ET
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Tammie - cozies don't have a lot of blood and guts, and are a more gentle read all together - no car chases or bloody fights.  Some readers complain that it's too easy to guess whodunit in a cozy.   Think Miss Marple in a more modern setting.

Suspense and thrillers will be more hard edged - sometimes explicit descriptions of violence, main character is often threatened and/or wounded. 

Romantic suspense is typically a female protagonist, who gets romantically involved with a cop or detective (or is a cop or detective) while solving a mystery.  In these (and regular suspense) you may or may not know who the criminal is - the suspense may be in the cat and mouse nature of investigation, or outwitting the criminal in the chase.

Police procedurals are like suspense, but the protagonist is a cop, and the inner workings of the police agence may play into the plot.