Thema Subject Categories 1.4

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Notation Category heading Add Mod ?
F Fiction and Related items
DO NOT USE: code ‘F’ itself, but select specific categories from section F*. Use all F* codes with: other subject categories and qualifiers where appropriate, in particular PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3* Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent and significant. N.B. F* codes maybe used with appropriate non-fiction categories to indicate key settings or topics of the narrative, but for all adult fiction the primary category must be an F* code. FX* codes may be used to indicate a strong underlying theme. Also use with 5H*, 5J*, 5L* or 5P* qualifiers when these represent a significant topic or part of the appeal of the narrative. FY* codes may be used to indicate special features of a fiction title
FF Crime and mystery fiction
FFC Classic crime and mystery fiction
Use for: works of crime fiction widely regarded or presented as ‘classic’ and typically, but not necessarily, published and in print for several decades
FFD Crime and mystery: private investigator / amateur detectives
Use for: stories where the main investigator is not an official police or judicial investigator
FFH Historical crime and mysteries
Use for: contemporary mysteries set in past times, e.g. in Victorian, Medieval, Roman period. Use with: PLACE 1* and/or TIME PERIOD 3 * Qualifiers to indicate setting as appropriate
FFJ Crime and mystery: cosy mystery
Use for: mysteries set in rural or traditional communities featuring minimal violence and typically amateur sleuths
FFK Comic (humorous) crime and mystery
FFL Crime and mystery: hard-boiled crime, noir fiction
FFP Crime and mystery: police procedural
Class here: police and forensic investigation, judicial or detective investigators
FFS Crime and mystery: women sleuths

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