The review for Sheer Abandon says the author is “well-known for writing page-turners that absorb even the most literate reader. With Sheer Abandon she again transcends the testosterone-drenched nature of a typical thriller…”
Season of the Witch is described as “genre-stretching.”
And The Big Girls is described as “suspense in a classy literary package.”
I’ve got news for reviewers. Mysteries don’t have to fall neatly into categories, and they can even appeal to “the most literate reader.” Just because a book is good doesn’t mean that it’s at risk of getting kicked out of the canon.