Mystery or Thriller
I did some research on this very subject last fall because I wasn't sure what the difference was, either. Here's what I came up with after doing some reading in both genres and talking to colleagues.
Curious to hear other members' thoughts as well!
Book Country Community and Engagement Manager
--edited by D J Lutz on 5/1/2014, 5:39 AM--
Why thank you, DJ!
Your description is excellent! You said in 3 sentences what took me ~1000 words to sum up!
DJ, your last line - let the story write itself and then see what I have - sums up my entire 'system' in one concise sentence! Worry about genre/placement, etc when the story is set on the page, or screen, is great advice for most, if not all, writers.
--edited by Thomtom on 8/28/2015, 9:40 AM--