One of my novels is noir-ish in tone and I'm thinking of putting a date on it like 1984 or 1986. I like the idea of phone booths , big Buick cars , no internet. I'm just wondering if in putting a date on it - will publishers think I'm only dating the beginning to draw up to a more 'now' date towards the end? Do publishers want an upto date , now novel. P.S. there is no real reason for dating the book in the 80's accept to avoid the usual usage of cell phones , internet and such. The characters don't run into significant events in the past. It's more a feeling for the time.