Sunday, October 6, 2013

Challenge Complete: A-Z Mystery Authors

I was so pleased when Michelle decided to run this challenge again.  Mysteries are my mainstay and any challenge that requires mystery-reading is a good thing, I say.  Last year I managed the entire alphabet even after declaring my commitment as letters A-M...but a few of those letters in the second half of the ABCs can be tricky. So once again, I committed to just A-M.  I had pre-planned my "M" read, but when I sat down to tackle Whatever Goes Up by Bertram Millhauser, I found that I just couldn't get into it.  I had read Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh earlier this year (as well as a few other "M" authors that could just as easily count) I slotted her in instead.

Here's my conquered list:
A: The Silence of Herondale by Joan Aiken (4/21/13)
B: The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers (6/18/13)
C: Veiled Murder by Alice Campbell (1/28/13)
D: Sally's in the Alley by Norbert Davis (3/25/13)
E: The Mystery of Hunting's End by Mignon G. Eberhart (3/29/13)
F: The Devil's Stronghold by Leslie Ford (4/21/13)
G: The Case of the Careless Kitten by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/23/13)
H: Murder on Safari by Elspeth Huxley (6/8/13)
I: The Long Farewell by Michael Innes (8/3/13)
J: Malcolm Sage: Detective by Herbert Jenkins (9/8/13)
K: Holiday Homicide by Rufus King (4/23/13)
L: The Lady in the Morgue by Jonathan Latimer (3/10/13)
M: Death at the Bar by Ngaio Marsh (8/28/13)

I am certainly not done.  I'll keep on reading and see if I can complete the second half by year's end.
N: Dead of a Counterplot by Simon Nash
O: The World's Best 100 Short Stories III: Mystery by Grant Overton (ed) [2/24/13]
P: The Puzzle of the Silver Persian by Stuart Palmer (1/15/13)
Q: Black Widow by Patrick Quentin (4/3/13)
R: The Quiet Road to Death by Sheila Radley
S: Murder at Markham by Patricia Sprinkle (1/26/13)
T: Aaron's Serpent by Emily Thorn (2/22/13)
U: The Mountains Have a Secret by Arthur W. Upfield (4/16/13)
V: Maid to Murder by Roy Vickers
W: Corpses at Indian Stones by Philip Wylie (2/7/13)
X: Choice of Evils by E. X. Ferrars (5/4/13)
Y: The Small Hours of the Morning by Margaret Yorke
Z: A Habit for Death by Chuck Zito

1 comment:

Donna said...

I'm impressed! I love mysteries so this is a good list.