Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My Kind of Mystery Challenge

My Kind Of Mystery 2014
Catch your breath:  we launch February 1st, 2014 – February 28th, 2015!

Carolyn over at Riedel Fascination has drunk the challenge-sponsor Kool-Aid and is launching not one, but three new challenges for those of us who love to challenge ourselves when reading.  I've opted to jump in for her My Kind of Mystery Challenge.  To sign up--click on the link.

Here's her message to mystery readers:

My kind of mystery needs no murder!  I love hidden passageways, places, eerie phenomenon…  “Dan Brown” meets Nancy Atherton!  Many love classics, gothic greats of the 1960s-1980s, modern releases.  I am launching a reading challenge that welcomes the lot:  criminology textbooks, mystery author biographies, fiction…  Whatever your style, it fits my all-encompassing theme.  Keep an eye out for fun riddles to solve throughout the year!

Any format. Any demographic
but non-adult must be published by 1990 or earlier.
Limitless length.
A short story, compilations;  bring them to the table!

Reviews wanted.
A link to Book Depository, Goodreads, etc shows you finished.  One line is fine.


Mystery Levels 2014

I'm joining up for the "Lost Artifacts" Level--40 of my kind of mysteries by February 28th, 2015.  The trick will be waiting to log any successes until Feb 1.

1. Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14)
2. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (2/4/14)
3. Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocamp (2/5/14)
4. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (2/6/14)
5. Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14)
6. You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts (2/9/14)
7. Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson (2/12/14)
8. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (2/13/14)
9. Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland (2/16/14)
10. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14)
11. Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (2/22/14)
12. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (2/25/14)
13. The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (2/25/14)
14. To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas (2/26/14)
15. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (3/3/14)
16. Murder in the Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis (3/5/14)
17. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd (3/8/14)
18. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (3/11/14)
19. Endless Night by Agatha Christie (3/13/14)
20. India Black & the Gentleman Thief by Carol K. Carr (3/19/14)
21. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan (3/21/14)
22. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (3/23/14)
23. Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train (3/25/14)
24. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (3/31/14)
25. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane (4/5/14)
26. Decoded by Mai Jia (4/5/14)
27. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman (4/6/14)
28. A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (4/7/14)
29. Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg (4/8/14)
31. Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (4/15/14)
32. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn (4/18/14)
33. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering (4/21/14)
34. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (4/26/14)
35. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne (4/26/14)
36. For Old Crime's Sake by Delano Ames (4/29/14)
37. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (4/29/14)
38. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (5/6/14)
39. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (5/16/14)
40. Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers (5/21/14)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your warm write-up! As first-time hostess of 3 of no-less (love what you said about potent Kool-Aid) I've learned from the best; like you. I'll link all activities, updates to the main page. Dial-up connectors like me, appreciate an easy place to find all festivities going on. :) Yours Warmly, Carolyn. http://cmriedel.wordpress.com/ethereal-2014/