Murders, Monsters & Mayhem 2011 Link-up!

September 30, 2011 Murders, Monsters, & Mayhem 26

The time you’ve all (ok, maybe just me!) have been waiting for!! Tomorrow kicks off the official start of Murder, Monsters & Mayhem (Mx3)! I hate to use the word challenge to refer to this, so instead let’s call it a celebration!

I’ve created a Mr. Linky below which you should use to link up any horror/thriller/suspense/paranormal/Halloween posts you do in the month of October.  Each week, I will pick a winner for the weekly giveaway directly from the Mr. Linky! The more times you participate by entering a link, the more chances you have to win!

Some of the prizes include, but are not limited to:

  • Living with the Dead prize pack: Married with Zombies, Flip this Zombie, Eat Slay Love by Jesse Petersen
  • Scary Stories Trilogy by Alvin Schwartz
  • Monstrumologist prize pack: Monstrumologist, The Curse of the Wendigo, The Isle of Blood by Richard Yancey
  • and many, many more!

For those of you participating in Carl’s RIP challenge, feel free to submit your posts you write up as part of that challenge as well. There’s nothing stopping you from participating in both!

Good luck & thanks for participating!

 

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26 Responses to “Murders, Monsters & Mayhem 2011 Link-up!”

  1. Anita
    Twitter: anitalovesbooks

    I’m excited, I know you are more excited. This isn’t my usual genre, so I’ve got to look for just right thing to read and share. Looking forward to some goulish reads!!

  2. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    The Inaugural Post is up! It’s basically a “Here!” response to the Mx3 roll call. Thank you for hosting this feature! :-)

  3. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    For audiobook listeners, I set up a thread on the Audiobook Community/We ♡ Narrators Group called, “We ♡ Horror Narrators!” It’s a short list of creepily and superbly narrated audiobooks for those who would like to do some genre-busting, comment on or, add to!

  4. Chris (Nerfreader)
    Twitter: nerfreader

    Yeah horror! I’ve dragged some great ones off my shelf I’ve been meaning to read for a while. Now’s the perfect time.

  5. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    My first actual review post is up! It’s an audiobook review of a short story, “Countdown,” by Jonathan Maberry and narrated by Ray Porter. Bonus points for its having Murder, Monsters AND Mayhem (though you may wonder who the monster is!)

  6. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    Today I posted a full length review of a full length audiobook, Patient Zero (by Jonathan Maberry; narrated by Ray Porter.) Favorite line: “Can I have a cookie?”

  7. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    Rounding out the Patient Zero canon in the Joe Ledger series today with an audiobook review of the short story, “Zero Tolerance.” :-)

  8. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    This week it’s all about some good old-fashioned murder! I’m starting off with mini op-ed reviews of the first four Agatha Christie/Hercule Poirot mysteries: The Mysterious Affair at Styles; narrated by Nadia May); Murder on the Links (print edition); Poirot Investigates: Eleven Complete Mysteries (narrated by David Suchet) and; The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (narrated by Robin Bailey.)

  9. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I’ve posted an audiobook review for Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter (by Tom Franklin; narrated by Kevin Kenerly) on my blog today. At first, I struggled with what to say that hadn’t already been said and now, I find myself with a lot of surplus material that didn’t make into the review! Hope you like what *is* there!

  10. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    Has “Murder Mystery” become a redundant term? Can anyone think of a bona fide Mystery that doesn’t involve a murder? There’s little thread starter over at the Audiobook Community/Crime Novels that asks these questions…

  11. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    Today I posted a Flashback Friday post about The Mysterious Affair at Styles (by Agatha Christie; narrated by Nadia May.) The post contains discussion questions and my answers from an online group discussion of the audiobook a couple of years ago. Since the discussion proceeded on the assumption that participants had listened the book, there are spoilers; but it is clearly marked in the post. In the post, there is a little impromptu bit about the affects of WWI on English society which I’m sure some student somewhere is happy I posted :-/

    Aside from the mayhem of war, there is a murder. Is the term “murder mystery” redundant these days? I really can’t think of a mystery that doesn’t involve a suspicious death. Many of the mysteries that deal with anything other than death tend to get re-classified as “suspense” or “thriller” or even “horror.” I posted a thread on the Audiobook Jukebox asking the question; but so far, no takers. On twitter, nerfreader/Chris suggested The Moonstone or The Woman in White (both by Wilke Collins) but someone else said no, in fact that there were suspicious death(s)… Maybe the Mary Russell books by Laurie R.King? I’m not sure; but it looks ike I have some reading to do for the next #Mx3!

  12. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I just posted my first graphic novel review! My take on the ideas and artwork on The Walking Dead: Volume 1: Days Gone Bye is up :-)

  13. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    And my review of The Walking Dead: Volume 2: Miles Behind Us is up! Can you guess what’s coming next? LOL

  14. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I posted the graphic novel review of The Walking Dead: Volume 3: Safety Behind Bars (by Robert Kirkman et al.) These gn reviews are really thematic commentary that build from the first panels of the very first issue; so you can read them without feeling like they’ve been spoiled :-)

  15. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I just posted an audiobook review of Shiver (by Maggie Stievater; narrated by Jenna Lamia & David LeDoux.) When I decided to review this title for #Mx3, I didn’t know anything about it other than it had werewolves. After all was said and done, even though there were werewolves, death and, a degree of mayhem, it didn’t have quite the horrific vibe I had hoped for; but I decided to roll with it anyway :-/

  16. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I posted an audiobook review for We Have Always Lived in the Castle (by Shirley Jackson; narrated by Bernadette Dunne.) There was so much I wanted to talk about! But reason prevailed and the comparative essay that be post threatened to become, was finally pared down to a basic review! I just hopes it makes sense!

  17. dogearedcopy
    Twitter: dogearedcopy

    I posted an audiobook review of Carrie (by Stephen King; narrated by Sissy Spacek.) I had hoped to include a movie review as well; but it didn’t happen; though I think the audiobook stands up on it own fairly well! :-)

  18. Karen White
    Twitter: karenwhitereads

    I’m excited as I finally have something to post! See my blog to find out about the Halloween episode of CSI:Miami.

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