Archive for March, 2008

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 12

March 9, 2008

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There’s something very heartwarming about our dozenth carnival. This one celebrates the victim – what would we do without him? It’s the Dead Guy Carnival. To be specific, it’s partying in the blogspace of the Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room, an ensemble effort that covers books from writing to publishing to promoting to reviewing. Which is sort of where the Dead Guy comes in, because it is reviewer Sharon Wheeler (aka Shaz) who is our mid-March host. As a professional critic, she is a self-proclaimed “fussy blogger.” Her creme-de-la-carnival picks are Eurocrime, Crime Always Pays, and AustCrimeFiction for their excellent international book coverage, Hedgehog and EvilE for chutzpah, and “must-read” Murderati. especially pointing out Thursdays when the dynamic duo, Ken Bruen and Louise Ure, post.

Next up: We’re taking our lucky thirteenth carnival to the Republic of Tejas, where Bill Crider publishes his Pop Culture Magazine. Check it out around April Fool’s Day – no pun intended.

photo of Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls courtesy of digiyesica.

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 11

March 3, 2008

The Jungle Red Writers are hosting the “in like a lion” edition of the Carnival. And, in keeping with lions and with women’s history month, they are highlighting blogs that feature Strong Women. And yes, there are lots of them. Lady killers. Good girls who kill for money. Lipstick chroniclers. Writers who plot, and have momentary lapses. All that and more. Come one, come all – see the strong women of the carnival!

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Up next: Sharon Wheeler will entertain the carnival at Hey, There’s a Dead Guy in the Living Room, around March 6th.