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lqstark



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:45 am    Post subject: AAR rates romances - how about mysteries? Reply with quote

Ninety percent of the time I read romances, but I also like to throw in a mystery once in a while. All About Romance does a great job rating romances, but I have recently come across a couple of mysteries which were way to graphic for my taste. Does anyone know if there is a site out there that rates mysteries as to sex/violance/language the way All About Romance rates them for sensuality?
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Leigh



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if www.themysteryreader.com rates for violence or not.

I quit reading a lot of mysteries for the same reason so I don't actually seek out reviews.
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MrsFairfax



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither ReviewingtheEvidence.com nor MysteryInk.com has a specific violence rating, but the reviews on both are comprehensive enough that it's usually mentioned.
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LinnieGayl



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excessive/graphic violence in mysteries (and romantic suspense) is a problem for me as well.

The Mystery Reader doesn't have a specific violence rating and I haven't found another site that does. I generally find I can be safe if a book is categorized as a "cozy" mystery. But historical mysteries (my favorite mystery genre) can be iffy.

I'm fortunate to have an excellent local mystery bookstore with a knowledgeable owner. When in doubt, I consult with her.
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Donna Lea Simpson



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danna will give you scads of safe books to read at:[url] http://www.cozy-mystery.com/[/url]

I love her site... she's so well organized!
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Nana



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LinnieGayl wrote:
Excessive/graphic violence in mysteries (and romantic suspense) is a problem for me as well.


I've reached the point where I basically expect that the plot twist will be incest. Especially, for some reason, if the story is set in the south.
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LinnieGayl



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Donna! I just visited www.cozy-mystery.com

Great site!
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