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Monday, October 1, 2012

Mystery & Crime Fiction Blog Carnival - October 2012

Banned Books Week: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Freedom to Read is September 30−October 6, 2012 (click here).  Check your library for local events. This year they have a "50 State Salute" that will consist of videos (no longer than 5 minutes) that emphasizes ways in which each state’s community celebrates the freedom to read during Banned Books Week.

It is the first Monday of the month - time for another highly anticipated Blog Carnival.  Please help the newsletter for the blog carnival to get more subscribers.  If a blog reviews mystery/suspense/thrillers (even occasionally) then I would like to feature those reviews.  I send the newsletter out once a month announcing the deadline for submitting to this blog carnival.  Multiple entries from a blog are welcome.  Now on to this month's blog carnival.  Click on the title or author's name to go to that link.

Police Procedural / PI Book Review / Legal

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed Death Where the Bad Rocks Live by C. M. Wendelboe - 2nd in Spirit Road Mysteries.

A Year of Jubilee Reviews gives us Dying to Read by Loreena McCourtney

Robert French reviewed Only the Innocent by Rachel Abbott and Follow the Money by Fingers Murphy

A Year of Jubilee Reviews gives us If Fried Chicken Could Fly by Paige Shelton

Amateur Sleuth / Cozy book Review

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed Bufallo Bill's Dead Now by Margaret Coel - the newest Wind River Reservation Mystery.

A Year of Jubilee Reviews gives us Going Organic Can Kill You by Staci McLaughlin

Booking Mama reviewed Shelter and also Seconds Away by Harlan Coben

A Date with a Book reviewed Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Booking Mama reviewed The Boy In The Suitcase by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis. Was originally published in Danish and then translated.

A Date with a Book reviewed 50% Off Murder by Josie Belle

Thriller/Suspense Fiction Book Review

Mysteries and My Musings reviewed The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver

Booking Mama reviewed From Blood by Edward Wright

Jims Got Web reviewed 11/22/63: A Novel by Stephen King
What if you had the opportunity to go back to that day and try to stop JFK's assasination?

A Date with a Book reviewed Sweet Vengeance by Cindy Stark - romantic suspense.

Booking Mama reviewed Spy Mom: The Adventures of Sally Sin by Beth McMullen - a  fast-paced, but very fun, spy thriller that features a stay-at-home mom who is an ex-spy for a secret government agency.

A Date With a Book reviewed Sweat by Mark Gilleo - From the sweatshops of Saipan to the most powerful offices in Washington.  This is a story of crime and consequences with lightning pacing, a twisting plot, an unforgettable cast of characters.

Author Interview

Chanting of Muses gives us an interview with Marian Lanouette.

Writing Tips and Advice

Cathy Stucker's Selling Books gives us Dealing with Negative Reviews on Amazon.  Every writer has to deal with bad reviews. Here are some tips on how to deal with negative reviews on Amazon. Should you dispute the review? Can you get it removed? Find out the best strategies for handling those nasty reviews.

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A huge "Thank You" to all the wonderful bloggers out there who contributed to the carnival.  Keep them coming.

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