A: More specific is always good! It shows that you have done research and understand how genres and markets work. You should also be able to identify markets better. Look for agents who not only rep mystery, but specifically have a track record of taking on murder mystery suspense. That said, I’m pretty sure murder mystery is one genre and suspense is another.
Q. When classifying your book should you be more general and just consider it ‘suspense’ vs. ‘murder mystery suspense’?