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luigirovatti's avatar

I'm looking for mystery/thriller books with trigger warnings on them.

Asked by luigirovatti (2863points) September 14th, 2022

Don’t ask me why. I just found it’s not asked that often on socials. I even found sometimes talking about these triggers smooths out the writing style.

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janbb's avatar

To the best of my knowledge, books are not published with trigger warnings in them. That is something that may be assigned by someone else later. Think about it logically, why would a publisher want to affix a warning that might lower the sales of their books?

luigirovatti's avatar

@janbb: Maybe in the blurb?

janbb's avatar

All I can say is, I’ve never seen one. Trigger warnings are usually given by professors in classrooms or on the radio or tv before airing disturbing material.

canidmajor's avatar

You are most likely to find information about triggering circumstances in a long, third party review that includes a few spoilers.

SnipSnip's avatar

Do you need trigger warnings? About what do you need to be warned? When you get triggered, what happens?

I’ve never seen a book with such a warning. Mystery/thrillers seem to be a genre you may need to leave alone, but that’s why I asked the questions.

JLeslie's avatar

What kind of trigger warnings? I’ve never heard of that.

I have two friends who write Legal Thrillers. Here’s their websites.



Also, another friend, Declan, I think his novels are considered police procedural thrillers. He (the author) is a retired detective in real life.


I could maybe ask them if any of their books might have a trigger for you, if you tell me your concern.

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