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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/kirkusreviews/about_us/submission.jsp
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/reviews.html
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
http://www.audiofilemagazine.com/gateway/login.cfm
They include a regular column on mystery and suspense. Interviews, resources, new releases.


E-ZINE & BLOG REVIEWS

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/

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

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

BookReview.com
http://www.bookreview.com/
Many categories, including lots of mysteries

Book Reviews by Elizabeth A. White
http://www.elizabethawhite.com/
All subcategories of crime fiction

Books Reviews by Theresa de Valence
http://www.reviewsbytdev.com/

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

Books to Die For
http://www.killerbooks.org/
Book reviews chosen by the Independent Mystery Booksellers Association

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

Front Street Reviews
http://www.frontstreetreviews.com/
They review all types of fiction, including a mystery/thriller category.

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

I Love a Good Mystery
http://www.iloveagoodmystery.com/
A review blog

I Love a Mystery
http://www.iloveamysterynewsletter.com/
Reviews cover large and small presses, new authors and long time favorites; they review Print On Demand and other new publishing formats but do not review books only available online or in e-book or similar formats

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

Murder by Type
http://murderbytype.wordpress.com/
Reviews mysteries/thrillers/suspense, espionage/spy stories, historical mysteries and crime non-fiction

Mysterious Reviews
http://www.mysteriousreviews.com/
They review mysteries of their choosing, as long as they’re in printed form (no e-books)

Mystery Book Reviews
http://www.bestsellersworld.com/reviews-index2.shtml
Brief reviews, alphabetical by title

Mystery Ink
http://www.mysteryinkonline.com/
A review blog

Mystery News
http://www.blackravenpress.com/reviews090301.htm
From the creators of the Mystery News printed newsletter at Black Raven Press, lots of online reviews, rated on a scale of 1-5 “quills”

The Mystery Reader
http://www.themysteryreader.com/
Reviews broken down by subgenre

New Mystery Reader
http://www.newmysteryreader.com/
Reviews by staff, and they also accept reader contributions, subdivided into hardback and paperback categories

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

Reviewed by Liz
http://reviewedbyliz.com/
Reviews of mystery books only

Reviewers Choice
http://reviewers-choice.com/
Reviews of various genres, including mystery

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.

Tangled Web
http://www.twbooks.co.uk/reviews/reviews.html
Over 900 reviews


MISCELLANEOUS

Good Reads
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.