On Wed, Feb 4, 2009 at 7:36 AM, Allan Guthrie <firstname.lastname@example.org>wrote:
> That might be because according to the broad definition (emphasizing
> action and suspense), if you don't describe a book as a thriller, the
> implication is that it's slow, hardly anything happens and it's really not
> much of a page-turner. Which isn't much of a sales pitch.
Al hits on it here: publishers will market anything they can as a "thriller"
because their market research tells them that "thrillers" sell better than
"mysteries" do. That's an industry-wide truism that I've come across over and over again.
All the Best-
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