It is tradition that every week the authors of the True Crime Blogs gather together and display their work. It may be the article that has brought the most attention, or the article that touched us the most, the article we feel deserves the most attention or even the article that we feel represents the best of our writing that week. For whatever reason we may have submitted it, they are all very much worth the read.
So from the best and the brightest may I present to you, the Carnival.
First up we have Crime Rant, a very lively blog. You will find some of the most outrageous and controversial cases there. And for their first time in the Carnival they are presenting one of the most infamous of the domestic violence cases, the never legally solved Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman murder case, and the book by OJ Simpson that has brought it forefront in the news again. OJ At The Top Of His Shame (Just a hint, that is the first in a five part series of posts on the book, be sure to take a look at the others). And while you are there, you may want to express your views on Nancy Grace, by completing the poll or commenting on her post.
When I want to find out more information about a serial case, Crime Scene Blog is usually where I check first. This week’s entry from CSB is about a serial rapist. The rapist is still on the loose and CSB has the description on him. Not just height and weight, CSB has almost everything on him except what he had for breakfast. So click over and see if recognize him from somewhere in your daily routine. He has his sketch and a picture of the vehicle. Serial Rapist Stalks Northern California.
When I want to keep up on sex offenders, esp. child sex offenders- who has been caught and what the courts are doing about it I turn to Lost In Lima Ohio. The week she has another wanted rapist. But this is a child rapist. Not only that, law enforcement had him in custody once. Find out how he got out and why they are looking for him again in Roy Sawyer, 49, Child Rapist Wanted.
Next we have My Life of Crime telling the complicated story of a kidnapping and rape- with a twist. There is a murder involved, but it wasn’t the rape victim who was killed. Rape and Murder in Salt Lake City, Utah. Find out what happened.
And next we have The Trenchcoat Chronicles. Let me tell you a little about Trench. He is credited with being the father of the crime blogs, as he began writing the first crime blog. He has three crime blogs and he is dedicated to all three. This week’s submission is from The Trenchcoat Chronicles, a blog about school violence. And he has submitted Playing It Big. A discussion of the role media has in the reporting of school shootings, and the role that sensationalizing can play in so called “copy cat” shootings.
Then there is Harding (shaking head). Harding is from Canada it is true, but he is a very important part of our community. Canada has similar crimes to the US. But they have their own set of infamous crimes and criminals. Harding has gone a little bit tongue in cheek this week (or a little bonkers, I can’t tell which- kidding Harding, just kidding :D). He has a spoof up on OJ’s book, but connects it to one of their infamous criminals. If I Killed Karla, How I’d Do It. Hey, True Crime Bloggers have to have a little fun too. Now if True Crime isn’t your favorite reading maybe you will want to check out Harding’s Death City. A bit of a medical thriller, a bit of a catastrophic thriller, it’s so riveting you have to keep telling yourself it is fiction. His post this week is Repent!But if you want to start at the beginning click here. Better than a book, because the people reading are joining in, adding their comments and making it seem even more real. By the way, I always forget to mention, Harding does our graphics for the carnivals, a service for which we are profoundly grateful- my tardiness in acknowlegement not withstanding.
Another one who has been on the blogroll, but is new to the Carnival is Missing and Murdered Children. This is one of the places I go when I am looking for more information on a child murder or abduction. She has submitted Christine & James Osborne Denied Parole. You’ve read about abused children, you’ve read about children who have been caged by their alleged parents. But what happens after conviction, after their imprisonment? She is bringing us up to date on one. Take your tissues, because though this child lived you will probably find some tears in your eyes. No one should be subjected to this, let alone a child.
The stories I have listed here are of course only single posts. Each blog has many more posts up, and many more discussions going on. So when you visit, you may want to check to see what they have on the front page. And as always on blogs check out the comments- many times more information gets passed there. And hey, we are bloggers- we always welcome comments. 🙂
This is just some of the examples of True Crime Bloggers. As always you will find the True Crime Blogroll on the left and I am sure you will find blogs you like.
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