About Crime Review

If you're a crime fiction fan looking for well-written, thoughtful and honest reviews, you're in the right place! Our manifesto is simple: we're an independent site whose reviewers love the genre passionately and who have been given a free rein to review honestly and constructively.

Crime Review is devoted to releases from UK publishers, and we've got a team of up to 15 reviewers from a variety of different backgrounds. We aim to bring you 20 new reviews and an author interview every month, but sometimes our other lives get in the way!

The site is edited by experienced reviewers Linda Wilson and Sharon Wheeler. Both had a very long association with the popular and well-established Reviewing the Evidence site (www.reviewingtheevidence.com). Linda, a writer and retired solicitor, is the former UK editor, and Sharon, a journalist and lecturer, is the former managing editor.

Reviewing the Evidence, which was set up in 2001 by Barbara Franchi to address the lack of mystery review websites at the time, is now edited by Yvonne Klein and Rebecca Nesvet. Check out the site, – there are nearly 10,000 reviews archived over there.

Crime Review deals with crime fiction, thrillers, historicals and selected urban fantasy, science fiction and horror. And we are also very happy to review young adult and middle grade books in any of these genres.

Publishers or authors wishing to submit books for review are always welcome to do so, either in hard copy or PDF. However, please note that we do not review self-published books or ebook only releases. We are also unable to consider unbound galleys or print on demand titles. If a book falls within our genre, you are always welcome to send it for review (with a press release, please!) without the need to check with us first, and we will do our best to place it with a reviewer, but we never guarantee that a review will appear – or that it will be glowing! And the editors' decision is final – we will not enter into correspondence over non-acceptance of a book or the wording of a review.

You can find our address for review copies on the site updates we send to our contacts or alternatively, email the address below and we will repond with our details. If you would like to be added to our contact list, please let us know and we will make sure you receive an update when a new edition of the site goes live.

Please note that due to the volume of emails we receive, we are not generally able to respond individually, but our emails are monitored regularly and so if you need our address, we will supply it.

Please also note that we don't participate in blog tours. We are set up as a review website, not a blog, and have no facility for hosting blog tours as we prefer to concentrate on our core business of reviews. Nor are we able to include news items.

In the event of a query not covered by the above, please contact Linda Wilson on lindawilson@crimereview.co.uk.