Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Carnival of the Criminal Minds, #18

The summer's first Carnival of the Criminal Minds takes place in the winter, in Australia, with the evocatively named Mysteries in Paradise as host. Step onto Kerrie's specially fitted crime-fiction bus, and get ready for a guide to one of the world's liveliest crime-fiction scenes. The lists of Aussie crime-fiction titles, authors awards and Web sites are longer that a rabbit-proof fence and a lot more fun.

As always with this carnival that never closes, visit the previous carnivals at the Carnival of the Criminal Minds archive.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Blogger Barbara said...

I already need immortality to read all the books that are on my to-read list. And I've just added a bunch more. Yikes!

July 01, 2008  
Blogger Kerrie said...

Thanks for the promo Peter. The lists are a bit long aren't they? I wonder if our love of crime fiction has anything to do with to do with a convict past- although South Australia is inordinately proud of the fact that it was a "city of churches" and never had convicts.

July 01, 2008  
Blogger GJG said...

If I was taught history correctly---Austrailia was settled much like the Colony of Geogia, here in the States----makes for a most interesting evolution to present days.

July 01, 2008  
Blogger Captain Mary said...

As the people from Oz the stories are just as colorful. I heard many stories from elders while visiting Tazmania, I should have written them down. I would be writing some crazy stuff too.

July 01, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Barbara, you'll need several more lives. My first group of readers on this blog were Australian, as was one of my first sizeable groups of crime-fiction authors from beyond my borders. I can recommend Peter Temple, Shane Maloney, Chris Nyst, Garry Disher and Adrian Hyland especially, and there is much, much more that I haven't read. I suspect that I will use Kerrie's list as a resource for further reading.

July 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Kerrie, lists might be a good format if your idea is to introduce readers to Australian crime fiction, since there's so much of it. And thanks for that hint about South Australia and its pride in its convict-free past. Has this led to inter-regional rivalries or jealousy between SA and other parts of the country? That sort of thing could form a colorful background, if not the main plot, for any kind of writing from Australia, not just crime fiction.

July 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

GJG: Australian crime-fiction readers and writers speculate from time to time about their interest in crime fiction. The country's past as a convict colony looms large in those speculations. And the country's leading crime-fiction prizes, the Ned Kelly Awards, are named for an outlaw, which probably is significant.

July 02, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Captain, by all means, write down those stories. The perspective of time could make them into real stories, and not just recollections. And let me know when you do set them down.

July 02, 2008  

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