Thema Subject Categories 1.3

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
F Fiction & Related items
Use with: (all F* codes) may be used with PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent & significant; appropriate non-fiction codes may be added after F* codes to indicate specific central themes or topics in fiction
FF Crime & mystery fiction
FFC Classic crime & mystery fiction
Use for: works of crime fiction widely regarded as ‘classic’ and typically published at least 50 years ago
FFD Crime & mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives
Use for: stories where the main investigator is not an official police or judicial investigator
FFH Historical crime & mysteries
Use for: contemporary mysteries set in past times, eg in Victorian, Mediaeval, Roman period. Use with: PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3 * Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate
FFJ Crime & mystery: cosy mystery
Use for: mysteries set in rural or traditional communities featuring minimal violence & typically amateur sleuths
FFK Comic (humorous) crime & mystery
FFL Crime & mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction
FFP Crime & mystery: police procedural
Class here: police and forensic investigation, judicial or detective investigators
FFS Crime & mystery: women sleuths

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