I review mystery books in all formats. Reviews will include the format in which I reviewed the book and how it was received.


I have a large collection of crime and mystery novels from the 40s and 50s. Because of this, some of the books I review may be older editions or out-of-print editions. Publisher/publishing date/ISBN information provided in reviews will be for the edition I actually read. Earlier or later editions will not be referenced, unless they are important. Older and possibly harder to find editions will be categorized as “Booked Vintage” instead of “Booked” to make them easier to discern from reviews of recent and still widely available books.

Review Copies

Sometimes I receive review copies of mysteries via Netgalley or a publisher. If I do, I receive a free copy of the book but no monetary compensation. Any review I write regarding the book is honest. It doesn’t matter if I receive a free copy from a publisher, purchase it on my own, or check it out from the public library; if I find things I don’t like in a book, my review will reflect that.

Other Genres

I review books in the mystery genre. Occasionally, I will review a non-fiction book if it relates significantly to the mystery genre, such as a biography on Craig Rice or a study of mystery novel heroines. I also read YA mysteries, but not many.


All reviews and posts on this site (unless noted as otherwise) and the MysteryPlease! header are copyrighted and cannot be reprinted, altered, or used without the express and written consent of Kate W and MysteryPlease!. If you would like to reprint any of the reviews or posts on this site, please ask first. I’m not unreasonable, I just want a little control over where my content is used or displayed.

Please note, this copyright excludes the opening quote used in block text at the beginning of each book review and any novel image used anywhere on this site. This content is copyright of the publisher and is used only for review purposes.

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