The case of the missing curated recommendations
March 8, 2012 5:30 AM Subscribe
I like mysteries. I don't have a good way of finding new ones. What are some blogs that review mysteries?
posted by jeather to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Ideally I would find a blog that mostly likes authors I like. Some of my favourites are Susan Hill, Tana French and Carol O'Connell -- authors who don't, exactly, follow the rules. I like historical also. I don't like "this famous real person secretly solved crimes". I am not into thriller or too much graphic description of gruesome crimes. I am tired of serial killers. I like some cozies. I don't want supernatural creatures most of the time. I like financial crimes or other things which aren't murder. I am indifferent as to whether the book follows the cop or the lawyer or both. In general, I tend to prefer mysteries written by women, so I want a site that has at least an approximately equal number of reviews of male-authored and female-authored books (at least 40% female authored).
Although I don't mind specific recommendations for books/authors, I am really looking for a site that writes regular reviews. It doesn't have to be entirely mystery reviews.