Archive for January, 2008

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 8

January 15, 2008

munster1540.jpgPeter Rozovsky, with a planetary interest in crime fiction, and a rather greenish brain the size of a planet (just scroll down a bit for the official portrait), is hosting an international edition of the Carnival, providing a veritable Baedeker of blogs that cover the crime fiction globe – molto Italiano, German, Mongolian, more German, Finnish, quite a bit of Australian and a good sampling of Irish as well.

And no excuses for those with limited language skills. The recent renaissance of crime fiction in translation is expanding English readers’ horizons. The sun never sets on crime fiction, and Peter’s Detectives Beyond Borders blog is a fine place to map out your next exploration.

Up next: crime fiction hits the spot at Crimespot, which will be hosting the next carnival close to Groundhog day.

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Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 7

January 2, 2008
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The glamorous BookBitch is our host for the first carnival of the new year. A self-confessed addict, she is sustained by two things: knowing there are some great crime fiction writers she hasn’t read yet, and debut books by new writers. She doesn’t have to go to the sleazy part of town for her next fix – with a pipeline to publishers, she gets 25-30 new books delivered to her door each week.

The local post office has no doubt started a BookBitch fan club.

After she samples the wares she pushes them onto the rest of us addicts through reviews in Library Journal and her own BookBitch site, where there are regular contests – and not for those cheap stuffed animals, either. This installment of the carnival focuses on debuts to look forward to.

Come one, come all – run away and join the carnival, where you’ll be introduced to some of the new talent hitting the shelves (and telling all in the blogs) this year.

photo courtesy of kendiala