Thema Subject Categories 1.2

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Notation Category heading ?
F Fiction & Related items
F* codes may be used with PLACE and/or TIME PERIOD Qualifiers where these aspects are particularly pertinent & significant; 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 fiction
Class here: works of crime fiction first published before c 1960 or widely regarded as ‘classic’
FFH Historical mysteries
Use for contemporary mysteries set in past times, eg in Victorian, Medieval, Roman period; use PLACE and/or TIME PERIOD 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
FFS Crime & mystery: women sleuths