Friday, February 10, 2017

My Kind of Mystery Challenge

February 1, 2017 – January 31, 2018

Carolyn at Riedel Fascination is tempting us again with her My Kind of Mystery Challenge. And of course I'm joining--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. She has made a few adjustments to the challenge rules, so there are more details to be found...check them out at the link above.

My Sign-Up: Carolyn isn't requiring that we post a commitment--and doesn't list challenge levels this year as she has in the past, but as a personal challenge I'm going for the "Invisible Floor" level (41-70 mysteries) from previous years again in 2017. 

1. Death Takes a Bow by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/5/17)
2. All for the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford (2/9/17)
3. Spice Island Mystery by Betty Cavanna (2/10/17)
4. Deception Island by M. K. Lorens (2/13/17)
5. The Thursday Turkey Murders by Craig Rice (2/13/17)
6.  Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart (2/17/17)
7.  A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion by Ron Hansen (2/18/17)
8. Zadok's Treasure by Margot Arnold (2/22/17)
9. Search for a Scientist by Charles Leonard (2/24/17)
10. Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert (2/27/17)
11. The Body Missed the Boat by Jack Iams (3/6/17)
12. Thrilling Stories of the Railway by Victor L Whitechurch (3/9/17)
13. Murder at Government House by Elspeth Huxley (3/13/17)
14. Miss Christie Regrets by Guy Fraser-Sampson (3/15/17)
15. Dread & Water by Douglas Clark (3/15/17)
16. Trixie Belden & the Gatehouse Mystery by Julie Campbell (3/16/17)
17. The Green Turtle Mystery by Ellery Queen, Jr. (3/19/17)
18. Fit to Kill by Hans C. Owen (3/22/17)
19. Silence Observed by Michael Innes (3/28/17)
20. Nun Plussed by Monica Quill (3/30/17)
21. Nero Wolfe of West Thirty-Fifth Street by William S. Baring-Gould (4/4/17)
22. I Could Murder Her by E. C. R. Lorac (4/7/17)
23. A Grave Case of Murder by Roger Bax (4/10/17)
24. Murder Comes First by Frances & Richard Lockridge (4/11/17)
25. Stroke of Death by Josephine Bell (4/12/17)
26. Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler (4/16/17)
27. They Tell No Tales by Manning Coles (4/19/17)
28. Death With Blue Ribbon by Leo Bruce (4/20/17)
29. Who Is the Next? by Henry Kitchell Webster (4/24/17)
30. Grounds for Murder by Kate Kingsbury (4/26/17)
31. The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell (4/28/17)
32. The Vanishing Violinist by Sara Hoskinson Frommer (4/30/17)
33. Storm Center by Douglas Clark (5/1/17)
34. The Polka Dot Nude by Joan Smith (5/2/17)
35. The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene (5/4/17)
36. The Shivering Sands by Victoria Holt (5/6/17)
37. Murder at Teatime by Stefanie Matteson (5/9/17)
38. Blind Man With a Pistol by Chester Himes (5/10/17)
39. Death Cracks a Bottle by Kenneth Giles (5/13/17)
40. The Mystery of the Talking Skull by Robert Arthur (5/13/17)
41. Murder in Mount Holly by Paul Theroux (5/15/17)
42. Deadly Nightshade by Elizabeth Daly (5/19/17)
43. The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (5/23/17)
44. Decision at Delphi by Helen MacInnes (5/28/17)
45. If Ever I Return, Pretty Peggy-O by Sharyn McCrumb (5/29/17)
46. The Case of the Seven Sneezes by Anthony Boucher (5/31/17)
47. Where There's Smoke by Stewart Sterling (6/4/17)
48. Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/11/17)
49. Death Finds a Foothold by Glyn Carr (6/14/17)
50. The Ghost & the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly (6/16/17)
51. Deed Without a Name by Dorothy Bowers (6/18/17)
52. The Wailing Siren Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon (6/18/17)
53. The Secret of the Wooden Lady by Carolyn Keene (6/19/17)
54. Publish & Perish by Sally Wright (6/22/17)
55. Mink Is for a Minx by Leo Margulies, ed (6/23/17)
56. Tree House Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner (6/23/17)
57. Frame Work by Anne G. Faigen (6/26/17)
58. The Arctic Patrol Mystery by Franklin W. Dixon (6/26/17)
59. The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert (6/30/17)
60. Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (7/7/17)
61. Death Before Bedtime by Edgar Box (7/9/17)
62  Murder in Little Shendon by A. H. Richardson (7/13/17)
63. Quick Curtain by Alan Melville (7/14/17)
64. Juliet Dies Twice by Lange Lewis (7/17/17)
65. The Barker Street Regulars by Susan Conant (7/20/17)
66. Room for Murder by Doris Miles Disney (7/22/17)
67. Your Turn, Mr. Moto by John P. Marquand (7/25/17)
68. Lie of the Needle by Cate Price (7/28/17)
69. The Mirror Crack'd by Agatha Christie (7/29/17)
70. Murderer's Choice by Anna Mary Wells (7/29/17)
71. Johannes Cabal the Detective by Jonathan L. Howard (7/30/17)
72. The Big Grouse by Douglas Clark (8/4/17)
73. The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy (8/8/17)
74. The Happy Valley Mystery by Kathryn Kenny (8/16/17)
75. Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah (8/17/17)
76. What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw! by Agatha Christie (8/18/17)
77. Every Second Thursday by Emma Page (8/20/17)
78. Salt Is Leaving by J. B. Priestley (8/22/17)
79. Dead as a Dummy by Geoffrey Homes (8/26/17)
80. Honeybath's Haven by Michael Innes (8/29/17)
81. Murder Is Served by Frances & Richard Lockridge (8/30/17)
82. Natural Suspect by William Bernhardt et al (8/31/17)
83. The Far Traveller by Manning Coles (9/2/17)
84. Let Dead Enough Alone by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/3/17)
85. The Title Is Murder by Hugh Lawrence Nelson (9/5/17)
86. Case With No Conclusion by Leo Bruce (9/9/17)
87. Coffin from the Past by Gwendoline Butler (9/11/17)
88. McGarr at the Dublin Horse Show by Bartholomew Gill (9/13/17)
89. The Menehune Murders by Margot Arnold (9/16/17)
90. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol 7 by Eugene Thwing (9/19/17)
91. My House Gathers Desires by Adam McOmber (9/19/17)
92. The Gloved Hand by Leigh Bryson (9/21/17)
93. Mr. & Mrs. North & the Poisoned Playboy by Frances & Richard Lockridge (9/23/17)
94. The Small World of Murder by Elizabeth Ferrars (9/25/17)
95. Journey's End by Evelyn Berckman (9/25/17)
96. Stag Dinner Death by John Penn (9/26/17)
97. To Wake the Dead by John Dickson Carr (9/30/17)
98. Night Walk by Elizabeth Daly (10/3/17)
99. Sherlock Holmes & Mr. Mac by Gary Lovisi (10/8/17)
100. Death in the Doll's House by Hannah Lees & Lawrence Blochman (10/9/17)
101. The Sound of Murder by John & Emery Bonett (10/11/17)
102. Case with Three Husbands by Margaret Erskine (10/15/17)
103. Casebook of the Black Widowers by Isaac Asimov (10/20/17)
104. Ghost of a Chance by Kelley Roos  (10/28/17)
105. Fire Will Freeze by Margaret Millar (10/29/17)
106. Blue Ice by Hammond Innes (10/31/17)
107. Penelope Passes or Why Did She Die? by Joan Coggin (11/4/17)
108. Murder at Beechlands by Maureen Sarsfield (11/7/17)
109. Maniac Rendezvous by Marc Brandel (11/9/17)
110. Murder by Experts by Ellery Queen (11/13/17)


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here's to a wonderful 2017 for all of us, Bev! Thank you for helping me advertize. Your post will be seen by several mystery readers. Join us, folks! I am reminding myself to link a wrap-up post at the review page for 2016. I'd love to see how your list came out so if you get a chance to add that, it can be the same post you started with if you like.

I really love my creative names for reading levels in My Kind Of Mystery and ETHEREAL but didn't want to confuse people into thinking they need to do anything but keep adding whatever fits my themes. Many for instance would claim a level and go no further. I'd rather they stay with me all year, play in the activities, reply to articles I write, discuss our progress generally. But since you & I like those atmospheric names for how far we get, I will add those jpgs to our first progress post. Yours, Carolyn