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The Furry Sleuth Mystery Genre

What is a Furry Sleuth Mystery?

Dogs, cats, and detectives. What could be better than man's best friend helping out the detective in solving the crime? In this subgenre, particular species are actively involved in the crimes and may help the detective. In some novels, the action is seen from the perspective of the pet. These stories are made for those readers who like a pet curled up as they read.

Furry Sleuth Mystery Characteristics

  • Level of Characterization

    The characterization varies. Where the action is seen through the pet's eyes, the animal may misunderstand their owner's motivations..

  • Level of Plot

    These books tend to be more traditional mysteries, so the plot is the major element. Solving the crime and learning whodunit is paramount.

  • Level of Mystery

    The mystery is a key element of this type of book.

  • Level of Suspense

    There may be some level of suspense, but typically the reader knows that the hero will win out over the murderer.

  • Level of Thriller

    There are very few furry detective books that are thrillers.

  • Level of Strangeness

    There can be a surreal nature to reading a book which is seen from the point of view of an animal. Seeing things from this viewpoint can be quite strange.

  • Level of Violence

    There typically is not much violence in these books, though of course, a murder does occur and needs to be solved.

  • Level of Action

    This subgenre is rarely associated with much action. The crime is committed and then the sleuth must solve it using brains and pets.

  • Degree of Thriller, Suspense, Crime, or Mystery in this the Furry Sleuth Subgenre

    These books fall firmly under the category of mystery. There's a crime to be solved with the pet sometimes acting as Watson – or perhaps Holmes. There are few options for thriller, crime or suspense elements in this type of book.

Related MYSTERY Subgenres



  • Furry Sleuth Mystery, puzzle mystery, amateur sleuth mystery.

Furry Sleuth Mystery isn't for you IF...

don't like pets, like action and violence, or don't want to hear what your pets think

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