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. If you think your book would be of interest to us, please use the Contact Us form. Please see our review policy below before contacting us. Also, If you would like to be interviewed along with your review, please use our Author Interview form.

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 most of the books we review on may sometimes be provided to us for free by the publisher or author of the book. Reviewers are paid from affiliate earnings and not directly by authors, eliminating any direct conflict of interest. We are currently enrolled in affiliate programs with Amazon, Book Club Reading List, Cheap eBooks, Cheap Kindle Books. Many of the links you find on our website will direct you to these four websites. If you make any purchase through our links, we will receive a small commission. If you have any questions, please contact us.