Thursday, January 3, 2019

2019 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge

The Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge
Sponsored by Rick @ Rick Mills Project

Rick has been bitten by the challenge-making bug and has designed a nifty mystery reading challenge. The goal is fairly straight-forward. Read six mysteries on the same target (by the same author) during 2019. For complete rules, click on the link above.

Submit your shots as you complete your books. Once you complete a target, you can take aim at the same author again or set your sights on a new author (or shoot at more than one at a time.

My first target has Ngaio Marsh's name all over it. I'm already signed up for the Ngaio Marsh Challenge (Part II--having read her first 12 books in 2018). Then I may take on Christie next....So we'll say I've completed my personal commitment once I've claimed two targets.

Ngaio Marsh Target
1. Died in the Wool  (1/10/19)
2. Final Curtain (2/14/19)
3. A Wreath for Rivera (3/11/19)
4. Opening Night (4/4/19)
5. Spinsters in Jeopardy (5/6/19)
6. Scales of Justice (6/16/19)

Another Round of Marsh
7. Death of a Fool (7/7/19)
8. Singing in the Shrouds (8/17/19)
9. False Scent (9/15/19)
10. Hand in Glove (10/8/19)
11. Dead Water (11/9/19)
12. Killer Dolphin (12/18/19)

Agatha Christie Target
1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1/18/19)
2. The Secret Adversary (1/25/19)
3. Murder on the Links (3/9/19)
4. The Man in the Brown Suit (4/13/19)
5. Poirot Investigates (5/12/19)
6. The Secret of Chimneys (6/6/19)

Another Round of Christie
7. 4:50 from Paddington (7/28/19) 
8. And Then There Were None  (8/2/19)
9. The Unexpected Guest [play adapted by Charles Osborne] (10/17/19)

I've decided that since I keep listening to audio version of Lord Peter Wimsey that I might as well add another author to my target practice...

Dorothy L Sayers
1. Clouds of Witness (1/12/19)
2.  Whose Body?  (3/24/19)
3. Lord Peter Views the Body (4/23/19)
4. Murder Must Advertise  (4/28/19)
5. Strong Poison (5/12/19)
6. The Five Red Herrings (5/19/19)

Another Round of Sayers
7. Gaudy Night (7/1/19)

8. Unnatural Death (8/31/19)
9. Thrones, Dominations (9/19/19; completed by Jill Paton Walsh)
10. The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club (10/19/19)

And....I love the Lockridges, so let's add them too.
1. Killing the Goose by Frances & Richard Lockridge (6/24/19)


Rick Mills said...

Thank you! By the way, there is no need to sign up in advance. Just read book #1, then submit the form. Lather, rinse, repeat. See you there!

Bev Hankins said...

Rick, I have to do this to keep myself on target. I'll be submitting the form on schedule as I finish the books.