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Crash Course in Crime, Mysteries & Thrillers (305)

Are you intimidated at the thought of helping readers of crime, mysteries, and thrillers? Whether your readers are fans of police procedurals (like the Inspector Gamache series) or fans of Grisham-esque legal thrillers let NoveList and LibraryReads break down the best these genres have to offer your readers—from behind the iron curtain to unreliable narrators.

This session covers:
*️⃣ Why readers read crime, mysteries, and thrillers
*️⃣ How these genres developed including classics, newcomers, and awards to know
*️⃣ Subgenres and crossovers
*️⃣ NoveList insider information on genre headings, themes, appeal terms, and more

This course is also available as part of our subscription offerings for libraries and consortia. For group rates or subscription package options, please contact us at

This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.

*️⃣ This course is designed for professionals in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

Estimated completion...: 1 hour

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  • Crash Course Feedback Survey
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Access Crash Course Materials"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever