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Monday, March 1, 2010

Mystery & Crime Fiction Blog Carnival - March 2010

-  This blog has been nominated in the Blogger's Choice Awards in two categories, so PRETTY PLEASE vote for this blog as best Entertainment Blog (proving reading is entertainment) and also as best Hobby Blog.  Thank you most sincerely.  There are voting buttons on the sidebar.

-  This marks the end ot the Fall Winter Mystery Reading Challenge I hosted, so please go to the original sign-up page to see the winners list posted and get your website badge.

-  The winner for The Fleet Street Murders book is Darcy Bishop.  She was the only one who attempted the treasure hunt and she got all five answers correct.  I shall be giving the other book away to a mystery fan I know.

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It is the first Monday of March and time for our fourth blog Carnival.  It is another chocked full directory of mystery and crime fiction reviews across the blogosphere.

Police Procedural Book Review

Blogger News Network reviewed Murders At Crooked Creek by William Francis Burke. Set in 1959 Pennsylvania with a serial killer.

Booksmith reviews The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly.

KerrieS at Mysteries in Paradise presents Review: THE KILLING HANDS, P.D. Martin and says it is #4 in the Sophie Anderson series by an Australin crime fiction author whose popularity is growing all the time. Should be a hot with readers who know anything about martial arts.

One Person's Journey Through a World of Books reviewed I, Alex by James Patterson

Bernadette at Reactions to Reading presents Review: The Pure in Heart by Susan Hill and says "if a tale that unfolds in intricate, captivating layers and provokes much thought about what you would do in the face of modern moral dilemmas sounds like your kind of thing then read The Pure in Heart."

Laura at Booking It reviewed Knots and Croses by Ian Rankin

KerrieS presents THE SUFFOCATING SEA by Pauline Rowson and shares it is "set in Portsmouth, 3rd in Rowson's Andy Horton series. A very intricate level of plot complexity means there is never a slack moment in the building tension."

Joy at Joy's Blog reviewed The Raphael Affair by Iain Pears if you love art history and art crime.  I have this one in my bookshelf and just haven't gotten to it yet.

Bernadette at Reactions to Reading presents Review: Singing to the Dead by Caro Ramsay and shares "a follow-up novel that's interestingly different from the author's debut that cements my belief that Ramsay has superior skills in character development."

You're History! Reviewed the book Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon

Private Investigator Book Review

Amy at My Overstuffed Bookshelf reviewed Hoodoo Money by Sharon Cupp Pennington

Beth Yarnall reviewed Deeper Than the Dead by Tami Hoag

Sherrie at Just Books reviewed "Dino Vicelli Private Eye" by Lori Weiner

Book Chick City reviewed The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz

Julia at  Book News and Reviews gives us a brand new series review Hunted by the Others by Jess Haines

Yvonne at Socrates's Book Reviews gives us Dino Vicelli Private Eye: In A World of Evils By Lori Weiner

Amateur Sleuth book Review

The Red Room reviewed the novel Murder on the Eiffel Tower by Claude Izner

Word Lily reviewed I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel

Sharon's Garden of Book Reviews reviewed Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke

Shhh I'm Reading reviewed the novel Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander

Sara over at The Hiding Spot reviews the YA mystery Heist Society by Ally Carter

Mysteries and My Musings reviews the historical intrigue book A Bolt From the Blue by Diane Stuckart

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed the historical novel The Fleet Street Murders by Charles Finch

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed the novel Wild Penance by Sandi Ault

Cozy Mystery Book Review

Mason Canyon over at Thoughts in Progress reviewed The Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs

Anastasia over at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog reviewed Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs

Julie at Booking Moma reviewed the paranormal cozy Truly, Madly by Heather Webber

Pamela and Terri at Mayhem and Magic reviewed Cooking Up Murder by Miranda Bliss 

Anastasia over at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog reviewed Crewel World by Monica Ferris

Thriller/Suspense Fiction Book Review

Harvee over at Book Dilettante presents The Trudeau Vector: A Novel by Juris Jurjevics

Mason Canyon over at Thoughts in Progress reviews Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

KerieS at Mysteries in Paradise presents THE SURGEON by Tess Gerritsen and shares "This is the first in Gerritsen's Jane Rizzoli series, set in Boston. Highly recommended."

Sherrie at Just Books reviewed "The Rook" by Steven James

Laurie at In Laurie's Mind reviewed The Last Will of Moira Leahy by Therese Walsh.

Thoughts About Books reviewed Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

The Literary Omnivore gives us two mini-reviews: The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White and also Napoleon's Pyramid by William Dietrich.

Mark Baker over at at Random Ramblings from Sunny Southern CA presents 8th Confession by James Patterson

Jill at Frugal Plus reviewed The Khan Dilemma by Ron Goodreau

Missy Frye over at Incurable Disease of Writing presents Songbird Under a German Moon by Tricia Goyer and tells us this suspense novel takes us back to 1945 Germany where the war is officially over but danger still lurks.

Hip Mama's Place reviewed Crimson Rooms by Katharine McMahon

The Novel Bookworm reviewed The Dragon Factory by Jonathan Maberry

Author Interview

Murderati interviews J Sydney Jones, author of Requiem in Vienna

Deanna over at Writerly So interviews Kate Carlisle, author of If Books Could Kill

Beth Groundwater interviews Agatha Award winner G. M. Malliet

Mysteries and My Musings interviewed Sandi Ault, author of Wild Penance

Writing Tips and Advice

Blood Red Pencil presents Writing as an Art Form — Continuity

Livia Blackburne at The Book Deal presents Lighting up your reader’s brain: Can neuroscience teach you to be a better writer?

Eldon Sarte presents Interview Authorities.  Here's just one idea in a growing and on-going series of posts on Wordpreneur featuring "easier and faster ways to pump out useful, sellable ebooks."

Livia Blackburne at The Book Deal presents 7 Reasons Agents Stop Reading Your First Chapter

The Blood Red Pencil gives us Easy Self Edits
Write Fresh, Write Bold, Write It Sideways gives us 23 Websites That Make Your Writing Stronger

Peta Jinnath Andersen presents Finding Your Voice: Dialogue and says "Writing natural dialogue is hard - these 3 tips might smooth the process."

Livia Blackburne at The Book Deal presents Strong and Memorable Characterization in The Graveyard Book

Anne Valens gives us Top 50 Freelance Writing Blogs at the site "Journalism Degree".

Livia Blackburne at The Book Deal presents How to Pull Off an Amazing Plot Twist

~ ~ ~ ~ ~WOW - what a great carnival this month ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Until Thursday and another book review, I wish you many mysterious moments.
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Mason Canyon said...

This is a very interesting carnival you provide. A wonderful way to find so many great books, authors and sites. Thanks for hosting this.

The Book Mole said...

This is such a great blog - I am a follower now!

I love British Crime Fiction and plan to review a lot of books in that genre. My blog is new and I have one such review out so far - please stop by if you can!

I really look forward to reading your blog!

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