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Monday, September 5, 2011

Mystery & Crime Fiction Blog Carnival - September 2011

It is the first Monday of the month - time for another highly anticipated Blog Carnival.

Happy Labor Day to all you hard working folks, enjoy a day intended to draw attention to the working person and acknowledge your invaluable contributions. My heart goes out to all of the multitudes of unemployed, I hope you find work soon.   

Below is the line-up for our carnival.  Click on the title or author's name to go to that link.

Police Procedural / PI Book Review

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed the historical investigation novel The Beloved Dead by Tony Hays and shares "The enduring legend of Arthur is mixed with political intrigue and a serial killer for a suspenseful medieval tale."

Shelf Love reviewed The Gyrth Chalice Mystery by Margery Allingham and shares "features the rather Wimsey-esque sleuth Albert Campion with loads and loads of excitement."

How Mysterious! reviewed The Water's Edge by Karin Fossum.

Fair Dinkum Crime reviwed The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin and says "The winner of the Australian 2011 Ned Kelly Award for best crime fiction. Set in rural Australia after World War One in a world that even in remote Australia will never be the same."

It's a crime! (Or a mystery…) reviewed An Agent of Deceit by Chris Morgan and shares it "was recently longlisted for the CWA’s Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for 2011 and this first novel has been compared to the work of Le CarrĂ©."

How Mysterious! reviewed The Risk of Darkness by Susan Hill

 Amateur Sleuth / Cozy book Review

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed Death Cloud by Andrew Lane and shares "I feel that Andrew Lane is creating a young Sherlock that will easily live up to the daunting legend of the established and loved adult Sherlock."

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed The American Cafe by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe and shared "If you enjoy Tony Hillerman, Craig Johnson, or Margaret Coel I would highly recommend this book."

Booking Mama reviewed The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie as part of her cool down with AC challenge.

Thoughts in Progress reviewed Murder by Mocha by Cleo Coyle.

Beth Fish Reads reviewed English Tea Murder by Leslie Meier

Book of Secrets reviewed A Sheetcake Named Desire by Jacklyn Brady.  She shares "In addition to the interesting mystery and great characters, I really enjoyed the rich descriptions of the sights and flavors of New Orleans."

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker.  She shares "This is the first in what is currently a series of two. Set in France in the town of St. Denis. It portrays a village style of policing. A very enjoyable read if you like cozies."

Thoughts in Progress reviewed The Cosy Knave by Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen.

An American Editor reviewed Fatal Liaison by Vicki Tyley and says "I call her the Australian P.D. James."

Thriller/Suspense Fiction Book Review

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed The Jefferson Key by Steve Berry and shares "this book contains all the essential elements including action and adventure, murder, mayhem, subterfuge, spy and counter-spy, secrecy, political intrigues." 

Booking Mama reviewed the historical thriller The Borgia Betrayal by Sara Poole.

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves.  She shares "This is #4 in Ann Cleeves' Shetland Quartet and really the best of the lot. You do need to read all four in order though to get the best out of them."

Rundpinne reviewed Long Gone by Alafair Burke and says it "is a tantalizing and taught suspense thriller that will take readers on an exciting journey".

Booking Mama reviewed The Devil Colony by James Rollings (A sigma Force Novel) and shares "Rollins combines violence, suspense, superstition, history, and science in a very good action thriller. This is a large 474 page novel that moves quickly with plenty of shooting, explosions and volcanic action."

Reactions to Reading reviewed Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson and shares "Almost a fairytale for adults this is crime fiction at its haunting best."

Rundpinne reviewed Creep by Jennifer Hillier and says "In this psychological thriller, Hillier has made her first mark in the suspense genre an extraordinarily memorable one."

Thoughts in Progress reviewed Silent Enemy by Thomas W. Young.

Booking Mama reviewed The Sixes by Kate White.  She says "THE SIXES had a great mystery, intriguing characters, and lots of suspense; and it honestly kept me guessing until the very end."

Author Interview

Kings River Life interviews Avery Ames

Mysteries and My Musings interviewed Sara Sue Hoklotubbe

Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers out there who contributed to the carnival.

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