… erudite, analytical, and elegant. [Drood’s] reviewers and commentators assessed the state of the genre and mined its past for overlooked gems. They urged us to read good crime fiction that was not being widely reviewed.

Roberta Rood

This archive of reviews from The Drood Review of Mystery is being created and managed by Crum Creek Press / The Mystery Company, the book publishing company owned and operated by Drood’s editor and publisher Jim Huang.

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— Jim