Review Policy


Crime Scene Reviews provides honest critiques of traditional and self-published novels. While we focus on crime novels, espionage, mysteries and thrillers, we also select titles in contemporary and international fiction that focus on key social and religious issues of our day. 

Review Policy

We select crime, mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels

We utilize a star rating system. The number of stars a book is awarded is a function of its overall quality. We consider the following criteria – story line, plot development, character development, dialogue, and originality.

FTC Regulations

In accordance with new FTC guidelines regarding endorsements and testimonials for bloggers, we would like our readers to know that some (not most)  of the books we review on Crime Scene Reviews com may sometimes be provided to us for free by the publisher or author of the book. If so, this fact will be acknowledged.