Reviewers

 

THE “BIG FOUR” PRINT PUBLICATIONS

Booklist
http://www.booklistonline.com/
The American Library Association has published Booklist Magazine for over 100 years, with reviews of recommended books; this publication is read by the thousands of librarians responsible for purchasing books for their libraries

Kirkus Reviews
http://www.kirkusreviews.com
Kirkus Reviews was founded in 1933 and is published 24 times annually with reviews printed three to four months pre-publication of approximately 5,000 titles per year.  

Library Journal
http://www.libraryjournal.com/
In its 132nd year of publication, Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field. Considered to be the “bible” of the library world, LJ is read by over 100,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries.

Publishers Weekly
http://www.publishersweekly.com/
PW is published 50 times a year and is targeted at targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents.  The book review section reviews 7,000 titles per year (3-4 months pre-publication), reviews which are often quoted on Amazon.com.


OTHER PRINT REVIEWS

Book Page
http://www.bookpage.com/
BookPage is a monthly book review publication distributed to more than 400,000 readers through subscribing bookstores and public libraries.

Crime Spree
http://www.crimespreemag.com
The online version of the print magazine has reviews you can download in PDF

Crime Time
http://www.crimetime.co.uk/
Reviews of mystery and crime fiction from the UK and US (and other English-language mysteries), many of which are also printed on the web site

Foreword Magazine
http://www.forewordmagazine.com/
ForeWord is delivered to a circulation of librarians, booksellers, agents, and other industry professionals. They archive many reviews on the web site.

Midwest Book Review
http://www.midwestbookreview.com/
Established in 1976, the Midwest Book Review publishes several monthly publications for community and academic library systems in California, Wisconsin, and the upper Midwest and also post all their reviews on the Internet.  MBR gives priority consideration to small press publishers, self-published authors, academic presses.

Over My Dead Body
http://www.overmydeadbody.com/reviews.htm
They also a few of their book reviews on the web site

Spinetingler Magazine
http://www.spinetinglermag.com/reviews/home.html
They also include reviews on the companion web site

The Strand
http://www.strandmag.com/reviews.htm
This publication prints reviews of books by mostly established authors, but also includes a few emerging writers, as well, although it’s very selective.


AUDIO BOOK REVIEWS

Audiofile
https://www.audiofilemagazine.com/
They include a regular column on mystery and suspense. Interviews, resources, new releases.


E-ZINE & BLOG REVIEWS

A Crime is Afoot
https://jiescribano.wordpress.com/

International reviews from José Ignacio.

All Readers
http://www.allreaders.com/
Alphabetical reviews, but also has a search feature where you can choose various parameters (plot, setting, tone, etc.) to get a listing of reviews for that type of novel

Armchair Interviews
http://www.armchairinterviews.com/

 

AustCrime
https://www.austcrimefiction.org/
Specializing in Australian and New Zealand authors and books

The Best Reviews
http://thebestreviews.com/
All genres, including over 4,000 mystery reviews, broken down by subgenre

 

Bolo Books
http://bolobooks.com/
Kristopher Zgorski reviews (receoved a Raven Award for service to crime fiction community)

Book Bitch
http://www.bookbitch.com/
Reviews of books in various genres, although a heavy concentration on crime and mystery fiction and a dedication to profiling new authors

Book Browse
http://www.bookbrowse.com/
All types of fiction reviewed, including crime fiction

Book Finds
http://www.bookfinds.com/

Book Loons
http://www.bookloons.com/

Book Reporter
http://www.bookreporter.com/
The Book Report Network includes book reviews, features, in-depth author profiles and interviews and excerpts of the hottest new releases

Books ‘n’ Bytes
http://www.booksnbytes.com
Reviews alphabetically by author and also a genre index

Col's Criminal Library
http://col2910.blogspot.com/
Interviews, books, TV and personal observations from "Col"

Crime by the Book

http://crimebythebook.com/

Crime by the Book is the result of one girl's ongoing exploration of crime fiction from around the world, by the book.

 

Crime Pieces
https://crimepieces.com/blog/

Reviews from Sarah Ward and Rhiannon Ward

Crime Segments
http://www.crimesegments.com/
The virtual Crime Fiction shelf in the wider The Year in Books: a Casual Reader’s Journal by Nancy in Florida.

Crime Thriller Hound
http://www.crimethrillerhound.co.uk/#!
Tracking “the best ebooks”

Fully Booked

https://fullybooked2017.com/

written and edited by David Prestidge. He is a former Assistant Headteacher, and for some years wrote for, and helped edit the website Crime Fiction Lover.


Gravetapping
http://gravetapping.blogspot.com/
A review blog, often focused on horror/supernatural, but includes mystery/suspense/thriller as well.

In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel
https://classicmystery.blog/
Spoiler free reviews of "Fair Play Detective Fiction"

January Magazine
http://www.januarymagazine.com/
One of the older online review sites, January includes all genres, but includes many reviews of crime fiction and author interviews

Kevin’s Corner
http://kevintipplescorner.blogspot.com/
Book reviews and more.

Mostly Fiction
http://www.mostlyfiction.com/mystery.htm

Mystery Book Reviews at Best Sellers World
https://www.bestsellersworld.com/
Brief reviews, alphabetical by title

Mystery Sequels

https://mysterysequels.com/
A resource site for all mystery series, thrillers, and suspense book fans who enjoy reading the series books in order.

 

Novel Heights
https://novelheights.wordpress.com/

Readers Read
http://www.readersread.com/mysterybookreviews/

Review from the Big House
https://theviewfromthebluehouse.blogspot.com/
Reviews by Rob Kitchin, professor at the National University of Ireland Maynooth and author or editor of 30 academic books and a 12 volume encyclopedia, and author of four crime novels and two collections of short stories.

Reviewing the Evidence
http://www.reviewingtheevidence.com/
The site includes thousands of reviews of mysteries and thrillers of all categories, and has more than 30 reviewers from the US, the UK, and Australia. Note they currently only review books which meet the criteria for active membership in Mystery Writers of America.


MISCELLANEOUS

Goodreads
http://www.goodreads.com/
Members sign in to share reviews and see what their friends are reading.

Library Thing
http://www.librarything.com/
LibraryThing is an online service to help people catalog their books easily. You can access your catalog from anywhere—even on your mobile phone. Because everyone catalogs together, LibraryThing also connects people with the same books, comes up with suggestions for what to read next, and so forth.