That would be brilliant. I just had a beta reading and she said it was definitely not Cozy Crime (too much swearing) but not enough explanation of the perp for Domestic Noir. But I think I’m going to be writing everything in this mixed genre so... Humorous but Thoughtful Crime?
Something to reflect the realism of the situation, people do swear, but also the perspective, presumably a family rather than a dark brooding perp. I am rubbish at thinking up new things now, so someone else try!
Whodunits: This subgenre also involves a lighthearted mystery where the atmosphere feels less grave than a hard-boiled detective novel. A whodunit can have a campy style and comedic bent, as in the film Clue.
l like the sound of cosy noir. There's also the cosy mystery genre, which seems quite wide. Didn't know there was a rule about swearing - that certainly disqualifies all my books from cosy genres, hahaha.
Story is about a quadruple widow who may, or may not have killed all her husbands. The detectives need to find out as she is about to marry again. I would love to trad publish but I wonder if anyone would take it. I’m certainly considering self publishing.