This edition of the Carnival is the Ultimate Carnival. Not because the rides are scarier, the cotton candy fluffier, or the freak show freakier. No, it’s because it’s had its run and in Internet years it’s getting a bit creaky. It did what it set out to do – introduce crime fiction readers to a wide variety of bloggers who could point out some of the most interesting writing going on in our corner of the blogosphere. Every host put his or her own stamp on it, and those who followed it around the world a couple of times got to hear about interesting books and writers and be part of a worldwide conversation about the genre.
But never fear! There is an even better way to waste time discover fine blogging and discuss it with fellow crime fiction fanatics. A while back, one of the massive brains involved with Euro Crime set up a crime and mystery fiction room in FriendFeed – a social site for sharing links and blog feeds that is hard to describe but is a mini-Harrogate, a daily Bouchercon, a place where readers can swap links, information, opinions, and thoughts.Sign up for an account, fool around with the knobs and buttons, and join in.
Meanwhile – many thanks to all who contributed to this Carnival. It’s been a good ride.
photo courtesy of j.reed