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Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 28

December 22, 2008

The Carnival returns to The Rap Sheet, where it was first hosted over a year ago, for it’s newest incarnation – the Solstice Edition, otherwise known as “where on earth did 2008 go?” Since the ringmaster of the multi-ring circus, The Rap Sheet, has been busy with editorial gigs and book deadlines, not to mention writing much of what might be the most essential blog for crime fiction readers,  he has every right to ask that question. But in the meantime, he has rounded up a number of entertaining acts such as a book cover too good to miss from a blog that judges books by their covers, news of the tempting San Francisco Noir Film Festival as well as soon-to-be-released DVD collections for crime fiction lovers, and news of books past and to come. The virtual concessions are being handled by John’s Grill, mentioned in The Maltese Falcon, now celebrating its 100th year.

Next up: A return egagement at Mysteries in Paradise to start off the new year.

Photo courtesy of ChrisB in SEA

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, No. 25

November 1, 2008

The carnival returns to BV Lawson’s awesome blog, In Reference to Murder. Previously, she celebrated Valentine’s Day with a sweet selection of sites. This time around, it’s the Day of the Dead. Which somehow seems appropriate for a carnival that celebrates the best in crime fiction blogging. I mean, every day is the Day of the Dead – if you read crime fiction!

BV has selected some intriguing blog posts – ones that can aid the reader looking for a Halloween-themed read to those that celebrate E.A. Poe or the worst costumes ever.  (Note to librarians and avid readers: In Reference to Murder is a great tool for finding what to read next, aka “reader’s advisory” in librarian jargon.)

And the illustrations are great, from the jack-o-lantern regretting overindulgence to the various ghosties, ghoulies, and terrifying Pop Tarts.

Next Up: The carnival will next head down under for a repeat visit to Karen’s AustCrime blog.

photo courtesy of Saddarab.