The Mystery Reader

Just a short post as I’m off to Thanksgiving dinner.  I hope everyone has a great holiday.

The Mystery Reader site, edited by Denver librarian Dede Anderson, contains lots of reviews of all types of mysteries.  I really like its five-star rating system and its violence ratings as well.  For historical mystery readers, this is a site best used when you have a title or author already in mind and are just looking for a review.  Navigation is awkward, some of the features pages haven’t been updated in years and the search tool is mediocre at best.  There is an author index for the archived reviews, but no subject index.  The reviews themselves are quite detailed and the biographies of the contributors indicate a high level of expertise.  I won’t be adding this site as a resource to the blogroll, but will consider using it to evaluate newly discovered authors.

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