Our traveling show (or should I say “travelling”?) has set up its tents at the always-intriguing blog of Canadian writer, Sandra Ruttan, and since one of the pleasures of a carnival is the delightfully unhealthy food, we’re serving a Canadian treat for this event. I have a feeling that poutine is not routinely eaten in Sandra’s western province, but the Carnival is nothing if not multicultural.
Ruttan has taken up Bernd’s elegant gauntlet and found some blog posts that belong in the Museum of Memorable Mystery Mutterings. These include a fantastic mystery/crime fiction primer from Brian Lindenmuth’s Mystery Bookspot. (Fair warning – once you enter the maze, you may never come out , there are so many tempting reading possibilities here.) And Anne Frasier’s much-commented-upon post, “Are Writers Broken?” She closed her blog for a time, but recently seems to have reopened it, using the downtime to finish a manuscript – a well-deserved blogging break.
Ruttan also reads widely and connects the dots creatively, so offers a Freakonomics post that might spark some writer’s imagination, as well as rides on the Ferris wheel of her favorite blogs, a food court where mystery readers may safely graze, and an assortment of the weirdly wonderful.
yummy photograph courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik.