Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists and of books and a desire to bring bookish friends together.
24 April 2018’s #TopTenTuesday is “Frequently Used Words In Crime Fiction Titles”:
N.B. Just because I’ve highlighted that a lot of books are using one or more particular words, this does not mean that I am saying there are too many or that I am criticising the books, authors or publishers.
1. Murder(s) – obviously…:
2. Death(s) – double obvs:
3. Lie(s) / Liar(s) / Lying – you cannot trust anyone:
4. Secret(s) – everyone’s got some:
5. Next Door – seriously, avoid ALL your neighbours:
6. Girl(s) or Woman/Women (triple obvs) – there are nowhere near as many books with Boy or Man in the title:
7. Husband(s) & Wives/Wife – unsurprisingly, there appear to be more wives than husbands:
8. Son(s) & Daughter(s) – again, the females seem to outweigh the males:
9. I / Me / You – this feels like a relatively new phenomenon to me, but I’m probably wrong:
10. The – yes, I know this one seems quadruple obvious, but bear with me… The X, The [something], The one-single-stark-word:
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