Re: RARA-AVIS: Definitions again: cozies and hardboiled/noir

blumenidiot (
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:54:00 -0600
>I would suggest that for the most part, there is a 'cosiness' in the SH
>stories (social order: a place for everything and everything in its
>place).  However, there are times when SH breaks out of this, setting
>himself up, a la his hardboiled cousin, as above the law.             |
Is there a term for books in the general crime genre that are not hard
boiled, noirs or cozies? Is it light mysteries? would not count humorous
mysteries a la Westlake, but would include those in his Samuel Holt series
in that gray area.
Mark Blumenthal

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