12 Types of Mystery Genres [Mystery Month]

Check out this great post from Rachel Poli’s blog with 12 types of mystery genres

Rachel Poli

Each and every genre in the world has many different branches to it. There are so many subgenres when it comes to the mystery genre. It came sometimes be hard to pinpoint to which subgenre you’re reading or writing, especially if there are a couple different subgenres thrown into the mix.

Still, mystery can be perceived in many different ways when it comes to it being comical, hardcore, or real life-like.

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Caper

A caper mystery is a comical one. Whether it involves a bumbling detective or odd-duck witnesses, the story is funny and allows the reader to relax and have a laugh… despite the dead body lying in the corner.

Cozy

The cozy mystery is something that’s usually light in tone. Even though a murder is involved, it happens in a small town, isn’t describes as too gruesome, or the sleuth is an amateur.

Domestic

This was a new one…

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