Thursday, October 24, 2019

Calendar of Crime 2020: My Sign-Up

Ellery Queen's Calendar of Crime (Signet Edition)
As mentioned elsewhere, mysteries are my primary go-to reads. So it shouldn't be difficult for me to fill up a Calendar of Crime with all sorts of murderous reading dates. The goal--at least one month-related mystery book (see chart below) per month for a total of 12 books. If you'd like to join me, click on the link for full details.

January: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers [New Year's] (1/28/20)
January: Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Author DOB] (2/8/20)
January: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis [Primary Action] (2/14/20)
January: The Big Four by Agatha Christie [Original Pub Month] (2/27/20)
February: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton [Pub Month] (1/15/20)
Feburary: The Valentine's Day Murder by Lee Harris [Valentine on Cover] (4/10/20)
February: Deadly Pattern by Douglas Clark [Primary Action] (5/18/20)
March: Silver Wings for Vicki by Helen Wells [Author Birth Month] (2/15/20)
March: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie [Pub Month] (3/1/20)
April: Curtain for a Jester by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Other Holiday--April Fool's Day] (4/3/20)
April: The Passover Murder by Lee Harris [Passover cups on cover] (4/12/20)
April: The April Fool's Day Murder by Lee Harris [Month in Title] (4/27/20)
April: The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris [Primary Action] (5/17/20)
May: The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson [Pub Month] (1/26/20)
May: The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald [Primary Action] (5/9/20)
June: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie [Pub Month] (1/9/20)
June: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers [Primary Action] (1/13/20)
June: Information Received by E. R. Punshon [Author Birth Month] (2/6/20)
July: The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill [Pub Month] (1/31/20)
July: The Christening Day Murder by Lee Harris [Indendence Day--original murder took place] (4/7/20)
July: The Longest Pleasure by Douglas Clark [Primary Action] (5/22/20)
August: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kay [Author Birth Month] (2/20/20)
August: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley [Primary Action] (2/23/20)
August: Golden Rain by Douglas Clark [Academic Setting] (5/21/20)
September: Mystery of the Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney [Pub Month] (1/3/20)
September: Stand Up And Die by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Author Birth Month--Richard] (3/31/20)
September: Death After Evensong by Douglas Clark [Primary action] (5/4/20)
October: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn [Pub Month] (1/20/20)
October: Red Threads by Rex Stout [Author Birth Month] (2/14/20)
October: 4 Feet in the Grave by Amelia Reynolds Long [Halloween] (5/30/20)
October: Nobody's Perfect by Douglas Clark [Primary Action] (4/20/20)
October: Sweet Poison by Ellen Hart [Pumpkin on Cover] (8/15/20)
November: The Bar Mitzvah Murder by Lee Harris [Primary action] (4/30/20)
December: The New Year's Eve Murder by Lee Harris [Other Holiday] (4/25/20)
December: Murder at Melrose Court by Karen Baugh Menuhin [Christmas] (7/23/20)


Jennifer Spencer said...

Oh! I’m in!

Kyle O'Keefe said...

Kyle O'Keefe here!

I'm in!

Let me know if I need to do anything else...

Roberta Gibson said...

Looks like a fun challenge. I will be posting at It's a Mystery Blog. Now off to find a book for January.

Rachel (From Ink To Paper) said...

Super excited to do this challenge again this year!