Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 16

poutine!

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.

Up next: we’ll be travel(l)ing to the UK again, where host Martin Edwards blogs at Do You Write Under Your Own Name?

yummy photograph courtesy of Joe Shlabotnik.

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6 Responses to “Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 16”

  1. Kerrie Says:

    You’ll have to explain what this gross looking dish is. Potato chips, gravy and ???

  2. Barbara Says:

    Poutine: Pommes frites, gravy/brown sauce, and — are you ready? — fresh cheese curds. It’s Quebequois comfort food, but I will confess I’ve never tried it.

    It reminds me a bit of sandwiches that were a common fast food in Algeria when we lived there in the ’80s – a baguette stuffed with french fries.

  3. Melissa Says:

    I have been very intrugued with such mystery/action books such as Landmark Status. Brian Lindenmuth is an author I am curious to discover with the more mystery/crime factor. Thanks for the update.

  4. Juxtaposed88 Says:

    Okay so I’m not quite sure how i got to this blog but i became instantly repulsed yet inquisitive about that dish first displayed. lol. I read what you said it was but i still dont understand. To each his own.

    Peace and Love,
    juxtaposed88

  5. Barbara Says:

    I know it doesn’t look scrumptious, but I’m growing more open to the whole poutine thing. I plan to order some next time I’m in Quebec.

  6. Catamite Says:

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation 🙂 Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Catamite.

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