I am pleased to see this sub genre is getting a bit of press recently. Hachette Australia recently added this qualifier to their f/b site about the genre;
” ‘Domestic Noir takes place primarily in homes and workplaces, concerns itself largely (but not exclusively) with the female experience, is based around relationships and takes as its base a broadly feminist view that the domestic sphere is a challenging and sometimes dangerous prospect for its inhabitants’ – Julia Crouch.”
Maybe it is the feminist aspect that is calling to me? An interesting thought.