I'm always excited to get an email from Michelle saying that her A-Z Mystery Author challenge sign-up is ready to go. I just got it about ten minutes ago. You all have to know that I love me some mysteries! And I love trying to fill out the alphabet with mystery authors. Here's the word from Michelle herself [aw, shucks, she mentioned my name]:
I am doing this challenge again this year because I have a few of you out there who really love it. (Thanks Bev!) I will always strive to read as many mysteries and thrillers as I can. It is one of my favorite genres. Over the last few years my reading pace has slowed. I am listening to as many books as I am reading so last year's stats puts me at 6 new mysteries read. I only challenged myself to read 24 books so I think that's doing okay in my book!
...As always, have fun and discover new authors or read those that you have been wanting to for too long!
Rules: A-Z represents the LAST name of the author in the mystery, thriller, suspense, cozy, noir, etc. genre. Read as many or as little as you want. Post your links here for your Challenge post and your reviews! (click link above to take you there). Challenge Runs January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
My declared commitment will once again be for the letters A-M. I say that because, although I will try for every letter, I will probably have to cheat on the letter X. There are few authors whose last name starts with X and even fewer in mystery genres I like--so I'll probably wind up sticking an X wherever it will work.
Here's my list (normally, I fill it in ahead of time--this year I'm going to fill them in as they come: