Archive for February, 2008

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 10

February 15, 2008

tunneloflove1.jpgLove is in the air at this Valentine’s Day edition of the Carnival. BV Lawson, the VB genius behind the awesome In Reference to Murder site, has pulled together a selection of blog treats as scrumptious and healthy as a box of special dark chocolate. There are short stories specially written for the day that feature the slings and arrows of love and crime, celebrations of crime fiction that features romantic duos, appreciations of romantic suspense, and some cover art you have to check out. Right now.

How many titles can you come up with that get to the heart of the matter? The Women of Mystery have started a list. All this – plus some heart-warming images from Bad Astronomy. It’ll make your heart go pitter-pat.

Next up: continuing with the color scheme, the Carnival travels next to the lair of the Jungle Red Writers around March 1st.

photo courtesy of russelldavies

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Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 9.2

February 12, 2008

Crimespot has managed to host a second edition of the Carnival – this one all singing, all dancing! There’s some wonderful listening to be had here, from Angie’s incomparable In for Questioning, to a peek Behind the Black Mask, to . . . well, you’ll just have to dance on over to the carnival to find out.

Is this what happens when you’re up to your you-know-what in aggregators?

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 9

February 7, 2008

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Every day’s a carnival at Crimespot, the site that aggregates all the blague fit to blog from a wide variety of crime fiction-related sites. But this week, the site features a very special spot – Black Mystery Month. As a nod to Black History Month, this feature highlights African-American detectives, with links to an informative compilation by Brian Lindemuth, a helpful introduction to some memorable black detectives by Kevin Burton Smith over at January Magazine, and appreciations of Ed Lacy and In the Heat of the Night.

Next Up: the Carnival is heading to the erudite and well-informed research mecca, In Reference to Murder, where BV Lawson (rhymes with “awesome”) will delight carnival goers with daring feats of discovery.

photo montage of Notting Hill carnival courtesy of strollerdos