Signed First Editions by GenreThe main genres carried by
VJ Books include Mystery, Science Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy, and
Non-Fiction (including Humor).
Mystery fiction is a genre
of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved - it can be
detective stories in which
the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such
as a whodunit.
Legal mysteries with suspenseful, law-related
courtroom dramas, which pit lawyers against each other, and set up a tense
one-on-one conflict between a prosecutor and a defendant;
medical thrillers where the author transforms current medical
'hot topics' into nightmarish scenarios,
espionage novels with classic or modern day spies trying to "come in from the cold."
This genre is huge, and we
canít begin to break it down. Some
things to look for include these subcategories: Capers, Classics, Cozy,
Detective, Legal, Medical, Location Centered, Local Interest, Historic, Multi-Cultural
& Diverse, Noir, Romantic Suspense, Supernatural / Paranormal, Vocational,
Heist, and Suspense/Thrillers.
Science Fiction is the
literature of the human species encountering change, whether it arrives via
scientific discoveries, technological innovations, natural events, or societal
shifts - science fiction often attempts to provide an approach to understanding
the universe we live in.
Horror Fiction is a genre
of speculative fiction which is intended to frighten, scare, disgust, or
startle its readers by inducing feelings of horror and terror. ... Often the
central menace of a work of horror fiction can be interpreted as a metaphor for
the larger fears of a society.
Fantasy Fiction is a genre
of writing in which the plot could not happen in real life (as we know it, at
least). Often, the plot involves magic or witchcraft and takes place on another
planet or in another ó undiscovered ó dimension of this world.