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Is there a genre that could be called "Safe Thriller"? It seems that all thriller novels are R rated. A PG rated thriller could still be engaging and serious without gross content. Similar to a "Cozy Mystery"?

  • Look at Middle Grade detective novels such as The Three Investigators, Famous Five, and all the more recent examples. – user5645 Jan 26 '17 at 21:58
  • There is plenty of audience for this. You can aim it at children, or you can aim it at adults, by including humor, or you can include a cat (Lillian Jackson Braun). If you want to find a specific sub-genre, find one example, and then let Amazon propose similar titles. – aparente001 Jan 28 '17 at 2:54
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This is the sort of question you can best answer with a stroll down to your local bookstore. But consider: thrills come from danger. You need to be strapped in to ride the roller coaster. A book let's you take a thrill ride with the safety harness off. The roller coaster is probably the preferred source of safe thrills.

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Goosebumps would probably be your closest bet to what you are looking for. It is children/teen series that does a PG horror/thriller story. I use to read them a ton growing up and I hate horror or thrillers for that matter.

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