Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cloak & Dagger Challenge



January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015

Amy at A Bookish Girl is resurrecting her 2013 mystery reading challenge under a new name--the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge. The rules are fairly straight-forward...just read mysteries. There are different levels to shoot for, so for the full details hop on over to her blog (click link above) and check things out. Mysteries are my go-to books, so I'll be aiming for the top level: Sherlock Holmes (40 books).

Update: Amy has a lot going on and has decided to take a break from blogging. She has given permission for Elizabeth at Thoughts from an Evil Overlord to take over as host. Click on the new link to join or post reviews.

My list:
1. Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)
2. The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/6/15)
3. Police Procedurals by Martin H. Greenberg & Bill Pronzini, eds (1/9/15)
4. Mother Finds a Body by Gypsy Rose Lee (1/12/15)
5. A Dead Man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce (1/14/15)
6. Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp (1/25/15)
7. The Golden Slipper & Other Problems for Violet Strange by Anna Katharine Green (1/26/15)
8. A Dead Man in Trieste by Michael Pearce (1/27/15)
9. Death of a Tall Man by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1/31/15)
10. One Touch of Blood by Samm Sinclair Baker (2/5/15)
11. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)
12. Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
13. 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (2/15/15)
14. A Stitch in Time by Emma Lathen (2/17/15)
15. Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
16. The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells (2/24/15)
17. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories by Eugene Thwing, ed (2/26/15)
18. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (3/2/15)
19. Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15)
20. Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair (3/11/15)
21. Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)
22. The Underdog & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (3/17/15)
23. Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton (3/18/15)
24. Malice Domestic by Sara Woods (3/26/15)
25. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes (3/29/15)
26. Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler (3/29/15)
27. The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey (4/1/15)
28. Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
29. Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald (4/13/15)
30. The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene (4/16/15)
31. The Cavalier in White by Marcia Muller (4/18/15)
32. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
33. The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake (4/21/15)
34. Safari by Parnell Hall (4/21/15)
35. Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday (4/22/15)
36. The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)
37. The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington (5/8/15)
38. Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett (5/13/15)
39. The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
40. The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge (5/17/15)
41. Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson (5/23/15)
Challenge Complete!
42. Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (5/25/15)
43. Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell (5/29/15)
44. The Abominable Man by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö (5/29/15)
45. Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie (5/31/15)
46. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox (6/3/15)
47. The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (6/5/15)
48. The Line-Up by Helen Reilly (6/8/15)
49. Falling Star by Patricia Moyes (6/12/15)
50. The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith (6/14/15)
51. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
52. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (6/22/15)
53. Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey (6/24/15)
54. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt 96/26/15)
55. Murder on Her Mind by Vechel Howard (6/27/15)
56. The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell (6/29/15)
57. The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane (7/3/15)
58. Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's Men by K. K. Beck (7/4/15)
59. Hand of Fate by Michael Underwood (7/5/15)
60. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/6/15)
61. The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
62. The Lack of the Irish by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15)
63. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
64. Resorting to Murder by Martin Edwards, ed (7/18/15)
65. Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning (7/23/15)
66. Shadow of a Doubt by June Thomson (7/27/15)
67. The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter (7/29/15)
68. The Penny Murders by Lionel Black (7/31/15)
69. The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)
70. The Old Die Young by Richard Lockridge (8/9/15)
71. The Cases of Susan Dare by Mignon G. Eberhart (8/10/15)
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2 comments:

Amy Yingling said...

Hi Bev,
Welcome to the Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge! I'm glad that you'll be reading along with us in 2015!

Amy Yingling said...

Just wanted to let you know that the original sign-up post has moved to a different web address and can be found here: 2015 Cloak & Dagger Mystery Reading Challenge