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C/T/M/H genre is Crime, Thrillers, Mystery, and Horror Books.
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Tips on writing good reviews - grammar, spelling, style.
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REVIEW TEAM AND REVIEW REQUEST ISSUES - Read this first
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Reviewers should note that the formatting of the review will appear glitched as it goes through the editing process. This is completely normal and, once published in the public forums, the review will be back to how it looked when you previewed it.
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