50. Counting fiction books in the library

A local bookstore reached out to Bindle asking how many crime books are in Bindle’s library? Turned out it’s the most popular section in a book store 💥 🔫

There are 3 genres of books in Bindle’s database that could count as crime books: Detective, Thriller, and Horror. Let’s count how many books in total we have in these categories.

NOTE: Genre in the books table is stored in the column genre. Check out the Database info tab for more details ☝ or just query it books:

SELECT * FROM books 
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-- Type in your query here. You might want to start by listing all records: SELECT * FROM books
LIMIT 500
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