This was more of a guide/retelling to the PBS show's episodes divided into specific categories, not much new to read or learn. It fell flat for me at times but I enjoyed remembering and reviewing some of my favorite mysteries. The dynamic personalities of the hosts are missing and Karg's words lack the determination and vivaciousness found in the PBS show. It's great as a reference but not so exciting for someone that has seen all the episode segments mentioned. My rating is for the book, the show has thrilled, intrigued and moved me since the premiere episode in 2002 and it continues to do so.