Friday, December 26, 2014

My Kind of Mystery Challenge

February 1, 2015 – February 1, 2016

I'm back for another round of My Kind of Mystery with Carolyn at Riedel Fascination. Because you know I have a thing for mysteries. Her mystery challenge allows for all sorts of mystery-related reading from crime novels to true crime; from author biographies to writing tips for wanna-be authors. If it's related to mysteries, it counts. There are more details to be found...check them out at the link above.

Her Challenge Levels:

My Sign-Up: I'm going all in and shooting for the "Invisible Floor" level. Surely I can read at least 41 mysteries and/or mystery-related books in 2015.

1. Mystery! A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths by Ron Miller (2/3/15)
2. One Touch of Blood by Samm Sinclair Baker (2/5/15)
3. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)
4. Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
5. 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (2/15/15)
6. A Stitch in Time by Emma Lathen (2/17/15)
7. Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
8. The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells (2/24/15)
9. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 1 by Eugene Thwing, ed (2/26/15)
10. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (3/2/15)
11. Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15)
12. Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair (3/11/15)
13. Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)
15. The Underdog & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (3/17/15)
16. Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton (3/18/15)
17. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum (3/22/15)
18. Malice Domestic by Sara Woods (3/26/15)
19. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes (3/29/15)
20. Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler (3/29/15)
21. The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey (4/1/15)
22. Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
23. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr (4/8/15)
24. Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonlad (4/13/15)
25. Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller (4/14/15)
26. The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene (4/16/15)
27. The Cavalier in White by Marcia Muller (4/18/15)
28. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
29. The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake (4/21/15)
30. Safari by Parnell Hall (4/21/15)
31. Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday (4/22/15)
32. The Adventure of the Three Students by Doyle; adapted by Vincent Goodwin (4/23/15)
33. The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)
34. The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (5/5/15)
35. The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington (5/8/15)
36. Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett (5/13/15)
37. The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
38. The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge (5/17/15)
39. Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson (5/23/15)
40. Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (5/25/15)
41. Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell (5/29/15)
Minimum Met--Challenge Complete, But Still Reading
42. Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie (5/31/15)
43. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox (6/3/15)
44. The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (6/5/15)
45. The Line-Up by Helen Reilly (6/8/15)
46. Falling Star by Patricia Moyes (6/12/15)
47. The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith (6/14/15)
48. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
49. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (6/22/15)
50. Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey (6/24/15)
51. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt (6/26/15)
52. Murder on Her Mind by Vechel Howard (6/27/15)
53. The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell (6/29/15)
54. The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane (7/3/15)
55. Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's Men by K. K. Beck (7/4/15)
56. Hand of Fate by Michael Underwood (7/5/15)
57. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/6/15)
58. The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
59. The Lack of the Irish  by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15)
60. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
61. Resorting to Murder by Martin Edwards, ed (7/18/15)
62. Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning (7/23/15)
63. Shadow of a Doubt by June Thomson (7/27/15)
64. The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter (7/29/15)
65. The Penny Murders by Lionel Black (7/31/15)
66. The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)
67. Conundrums for the Long Week-End: England, Dorothy L. Sayers & Lord Peter Wimsey by Robert Kuhn McGregor & Ethan Lewis (8/7/15)
68. The Old Die Young by Richard Lockridge (8/9/15)
69. The Cases of Susan Dare by Mignon G. Eberhart (8/10/15)
70. Keep Cool, Mr. Jones by Timothy Fuller (8/24/15)
71. Death in Kashmir by M. M. Kaye (8/25/15)
72. Glass on the Stairs by Margaret Scherf (8/27/15)
73. Jewelled Eye by Douglas Clark (9/1/15)
74. Murder by Death by Henry Keating (9/2/15)
75. The Fourteen Dilemma by Hugh Pentecost (9/3/15)
76. The Stowmarket Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/5/15)
77. The Brandenburg Hotel by Pauline Glen Winslow (9/7/15)
78. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer (9/10/15)
79. Swing Low, Sweet Harriet by George Baxt (9/13/15)
80. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/14/15)
81. The Gay Phoenix by Michael Innes (9/15/15)
82. Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout (9/17/15)
83. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich (9/23/15)
84. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (9/23/15)
85. The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl (9/25/15)
86. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (9/28/15)
87. Death Dines Out by Theodora Du Bois (9/30/15)
88. The Red Box by Rex Stout (10/3/15)
89. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (10/6/15)
90. Happiness Is a Warm Corspe as edited by Alfred Hitchcock (10/7/15)
91. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (10/16/15)
92. Ax by Ed McBain (10/21/15)
93. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger (10/27/15)
94. There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller (10/27/15)
95. The Vanishing Corpse by Ellery Queen (10/31/15)
96. Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert (11/3/15)
97. In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (11/7/15)
98. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely (11/8/15)
99. The Bobbsey Twins' Search in the Great City by Laura Lee Hope (11/10/15)
100. The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts (11/14/15)
101. Call for the Dead by John le Carré (11/18/15)
102. Perpetual Check by Conrad Haynes (11/20/15)
103. Murder at the ABA by Isaac Asimov (11/23/15)
104. Chef Maurice & a Spot of Truffle by J. A. Lang (11/24/15)
105. A Question of Identity by June Thomson (11/27/15)
106. The Two Tickets Puzzle by J. J. Connington (11/30/15)
107. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay (12/2/15)
108. The Corpse & 3 Ex-Husbands by Sue McVeigh (12/5/15)
109. The Monday Theory by Douglas Clark (12/7/15)
110. The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley (12/12/15)
111. Game Without Rules by Michael Gilbert (12/14/15)
112. Cold Poison by Stuart Palmer (12/18/15)
113. The Valley of Fear by Doyle reworked by Ian Edginton & I.N.J. Culbard (12/20/15)
114. Body of Opinion by Susannah Stacey (12/26/15)
115. Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout (12/28/15)
116. The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (12/30/15)
117. The Cashmere Kid by B. (Barbara) Comfort (12/31/15)
118. Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart (1/3/16)
119. Murder at Arroways by Helen Reilly (1/7/16) 
120. Red for Murder by Harold Kemp (1/13/16) 
121. Hardly a Man is Now Alive by Herbert Brean (1/16/16)
122. Puzzle in Petticoats by Samule M. Kootz (1/20/16)
123. Four Against the Bank of England by Ann Huxley (1/25/16)
124. Which Doctor by Edward Candy (1/28/16)
125. The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr (1/30/16)
126. Who's Calling by Helen McCloy (1/31/16)


Anonymous said...

Thank you for a very nice interpretation and promotion of my little spot on the sidewalk. I wonder if you look forward to seeing the premiere of my annual logo, as much as I love glimpsing yours! I chose a colour paperback this year and am pleased.

I am even more pleased to have you in my parlour. Welcome! As for this year finishing in February, if you *had* up to 82 titles on-hand, you could score extra year-end points. Not that we each haven't already won each other's wares! :) Warmly, Carolyn.

LuAnn Braley said...

You GO girl! I'm starting out at Secret Messages. :O)

Bev Hankins said...

LuAnn, I just know how many mystery-related books I read. There my main go-to genre.