Originally Posted by Billi
As I was the one who made the confusion: what is the difference between crime, mystery/crime and mystery/thriller according to the rules of this book club? Could you perhaps name one book that fits every category best or describe where they don't overlap? Many thanks.
There are no rules on it. It's only a matter of perception and your guess is as good as ours! Whichever one or ones do make it, I suppose it'll be up to the book nom process to sort it out.
Last year we had two categories of Mystery/Crime and Thriller/Suspense, and they pretty much had almost the exact same kind of nominations. We have some great new category noms and if new ones are going to make it (and one already has) then some old categories have to be combined or eliminated, so to me, making a combined category of Mystery/Thriller is a great option.