Quote Originally Posted by EMaree View Post
Like everyone else, I hadn't heard of country noir, and I know a lot of obscure subgenres. I think you're better off with 'crime fiction' if you want to give your novel that slant.

But crime isn't the focus of the novel, the people are, so I'd stick with commercial fiction (going by the query).

Ugh, sorry, that's rubbish late-night wording. What I mean is: it doesn't fit what I'd expect from a crime fiction novel (keeping in mind I don't read much of it) so I would go for comm. fiction.
Thank you, this helps!