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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mystery & Crime Fiction Blog Carnival - August 2011

It is the first Monday of the month - time for another highly anticipated Blog Carnival.   Here are some books that have been reviewed around the web to help you stay cool in the summer heat. Below is the line-up.  Click on the title or author's name to go to that link.

Police Procedural / PI Book Review

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed Silent Voices by Ann Cleeves
Have you discovered the Vera Stanhope series? This is #4 in the series and an excellent read if you like British crime fiction.

Lynnette's Book World reviewed Self Made by M. Darusha Wehm
In Indie author/publisher M. Darusha Wehm’s second novel, released in January of 2010, we are introduced to a future world. One where day-to-day life as we now know it doesn’t exist and social activity takes place on the multitude of ‘nets’ and ‘boards’ designed by computer programmers.

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed The Diggers Rest Hotel by Geoffrey McGeachin
For me, Geoff McGeachin has hit on a winner with this new series and I hope we see more of Charlie Berlin. It appealed to me on several fronts - historical, crime fiction, Australia. 

How Mysterious reviewed The Silence of the Grave Arnaldur IndriĆ°ason

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed The Dark Vineyard by Marin Walker
I very much regret that I haven't read the first in this series, Bruno Chief Of Police. I'm going to remedy that as quickly as possible.

Amateur Sleuth / Cozy book Review

How Mysterious reviewed Crunch Time by Dianne Mott Davidson

Thoughts in Progress reviewed Books Can be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay

The Book Frog reviewed  Bad Things Happen by Harry Dolan
Mysterious David Loogan just wants to live quietly in Ann Arbor, his new home. Then his friend and boss calls him and says, "I need to see you. Bring a shovel." Oh dear.

Thoughts in Progress reviewed Grace Interrupted by Julie Hyzy

How Mysterious reviewed Fear of the Dark by Walter Mosley
Thoughts in Progress reviewed Wined and Died by Cricket McRae

Books and Beasts reviewed Brute Strength by Susan Conant
Holly Winter is back -- with her wonderful Malamutes -- to solve another mystery while keeping up with her writing, dog training and the never ending job of sweeping up hair ...

Thoughts in Progress reviewed Finger Lickin' Dead by Riley Adams

Thriller/Suspense Fiction Book Review

Booking Mama reviewed Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson

Mysteries in Paradise reviewed The Wreckage by Michael Robotham
This is a great read, both for those who have been waiting for the next in this fractallated series featuring retired London detective Vincent Ruiz and clinical psychologist Professor Joe O'Loughlin, and for those new to Robotham's work.

Thoughts in Progress reviewed No Rest for the Dead by 26 bestselling authors
a spellbinding novel of murder and intrigue composed by the collaboration of 26 bestselling authors. Each brings their own unique style to the story but it flows smoothly as one incredible voice.

How Mysterious reviewed In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

Author Interview

BlogHer gives us - Chant of Death: Interview with mystery writer and poet Diane Marquart Moore

Stuff and Nonsense gives us Jan Burke: Questions and answers
Click here for part 1

Click here for Part 2

ePublishing a Book gives us L.J. Sellers : The Interview
L.J. Sellers is the author of the famous Detective Jackson series. She tells us about how she finally succeeded as a writer.

Fair Dinkum Crime gives us an interview with Vicki Tyley
#10 in an Australian author interview series in which authors respond in their own way to a baker's dozen of questions.

Lynnette's Book World gives us an interview with Author Ivory Simone.  She talks about her novel ‘Havasu Means Blue Water’, living in Bangkok and the “legacy of injustice”

Writing Tips and Advice

The Daring Novelist gives us Thoughts on the Premise of a Mystery Series

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