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Attention All Challengers! S0....life here on the Block has been, shall we say, challenging since I got back from vacation. I cam back to work to no computer (not hooked up after our office move) and my laptop at home has gone on strike. It looks like the Check-in Posts for the Just the Facts & Mount TBR challenges will wind up happening at the end of July instead of the regularly scheduled mid-point. But they are coming. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Challenge Complete: Criminal Plots III





This was my second year for participation in Criminal Plots III challenge sponsored by Jen. She required us to read six books from six specific categories. I've plowed my way through all the categories and here are the books conquered in the process:

1. Novel with an animal in the title: The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer (1/15/13)

2. Two short stories written by two different authors who are new to you:

"The Guilty Secret" by Paul de Kock
"Out of Exile" by Wilbur Daniel Steele
"The Knightsbridge Mystery" by Charles Reade
"Silence" by Leonid Andreiev
"The Doll's House" by Katherine Mansfield
"The Bamboozling of Mr. Gascoigne" by E. Phillips Oppenheim

**All new authors to me and all in The World's 100 Best Short Stories Vol. III: Mystery by Grant Overton, ed (2/24/13)

3. Book written by more than one person: The Man Who Went up in Smoke is the second novel by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (1/8/13)

4. A YA crime novel:  Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams (3/19/13)

5. A book from a series optioned for television: The Case of the Negligent Nymph by Erle Stanley Gardner [TV Episode 12/7/57] (1/24/13)

6. A novel that's been nominated for an Edgar® in the last five years: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff (Best First Novel of 2010) [I'm so pleased that I actually have one sitting on my TBR pile for this one! I don't generally buy a lot of modern mysteries.] (4/9/13)

1 comment:

Nupur said...

Wow- you did great! I'm doing this challenge but have only finished one book.