I am not sure what category to assign my novel to.
It is a "light romantic mystery adventure thriller".
The novels that it is most similar to would be Agatha Christie's They Came To Baghdad and The Man In The Brown Suit. Beyond that it's like a very light, cosy version of a Dan Brown novel.
The categories that seem most suitable include:
Action Adventure (but there's not a lot of action in the guns'n'car-chase sense, though there is one pistol near the end)
Mystery & Detective: General (though there is no "Poirot"-style detective, and no murder)
Thrillers (but it doesn't really fit my overall feel of what I would expect a "thriller" to be, since it's cosy rather than hard-boiled)
Could anyone please advise? Thank you in advance for any help/advice.
You can assign multiple BISAC codes to your title. I'd start with a general category and add a few specific ones; you probably won't find a single specific BISAC code that describes your story.
I don't think that there are any 'secret' BISAC codes. That would defeat the purpose. You might look up a few of the best-sellers in the category and see what category / code they are using.
ok, but others before me, what they know better?
i am the 32 in the row, if you write in the search:
photoshop cs5 books, and thats why none buy my book.
all bestsellers before me, why ? what they know?