Archive for November, 2007

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 4

November 16, 2007

Come sample the latest carnival rides and freak shows in the Carnival of the Criminal Minds, a celebration of all things criminal and mysterious, this time pitchincarnivalpic1.jpgg its tents at Femmes Fatales with host Mary Saums (pictured here in a rare Rio sighting*). Because Mary is able to enjoy crime fiction in all its subtle shades, she points the curious carnival-goer to new noir publications and to appreciations of the cozy, with a nice helping of blogs she considers “comfort reads” – low on hype, high on interesting comment.

Up next: The carnival is traveling to Ireland, where host Declan Burke will clue us in to what’s happening in the Auld Sod. (No, I’m not talking about Declan. He’s quite young, really.)

* sorry, Mary – couldn’t resist.

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 3

November 1, 2007

Julia Buckley has just opened the ticket booths and fluffed the cotton candy at her blog, Mysterious Musings. She points out interesting commentaries by Marcus Sakey, member of the Chicago Outfit (no, not that one) and Eric Mayer , co-author with Mary Reed of the Byzantine John the eunuch series on possible futures for books and publishing. Cornelia Read has some whoops! too late reading suggestions at Naked Authors (no, they aren’t really) – and much, much more!
Up next: Mary Saums will host the carnival at Femmes Fatales. Bloggers who wish to run away and join the circus may recommend posts worth including to Mary or to your humble archivist.