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Subject: 2010 Mini HF Mystery Challenge - LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 4/23/2010 5:30 PM ET
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Okay all you fellow HF'ers and Mystery people, this thread will be for the lists only. Misc discussions will take place in the OTHER thread.wink

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.



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1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S. - Finished!

Hearts and Bones by Margaret Lawrence

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water. - Finished!

The Devil's Eye by Ian Townsend

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title. - Finished!

The Queen's Man by Sharon Kay Penman

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title. - Finished!

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

Death of A Musketeer by Sarah D'Almeida

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery. - Finished!

The Musketeer's Apprentice by Sarah D'Almeida

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice. -  Finished!

The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti

 

I finished this challenge!!! November 22nd.



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Finished!

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S. Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson  04-30-10

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water. Watery Grave by Bruce Alexander 6-15-10

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT:  Her Royal Spyness by  Rhys Bowen  5-30-10

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOUSilent in the Grave Deanna Raybourne  4-28-10

    

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.  Silent in Sanctuary, and Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourne 5-4-10

6. PICK YOUR POISON: When Gods Die by C.S. Harris  5-19-10



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CHALLENGE COMPLETED  8/19

1.  SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME (USA)  Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson  completed 8/14

2.  MURDER ON THE WATER  Last Seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor  completed 7/23

3.  ROYAL WHO-DUNNIT  Prince of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman  completed 8/19

4.  THE GRAVEYARD SHIFT  Cruel as the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman  completed 6/2

5.  SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL (read a cozy)  Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn  completed 7/18

6.  PICK YOUR POISON (your choice)  The Venus Throw by Steven Saylor  completed 4/27



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Linda's List ...

 

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME (U.S.): Grange House, Sarah Blake -   read 5/27/10

2. MURDER ON THE WATER:  The Curse of the Pharaohs, Elizabeth Peters - read, 5/14/10

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: The Winter Queen, Boris Akunin - read 7/17/10

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU:

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL (a cozy):  The Russian Hill Murders, Shirley Tallman - read 5/22/10

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Veil of Lies, Jeri Westerson - read 6/10/10



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Kelly's List ...

 

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME (U.S.): Murder on Waverly Place, Victoria Thompson. (Nov, 2010).  a Sarah Brandt mystery.

 

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Water Grave, Bruce Alexander. (Nov, 2010). 3rd in the Sir John Fielding series.

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: A Royal Pain, Rhys Bowen. (May, 2010). 2nd in the Lady Georgiana series.

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: The Devil's Highway, Hannah March (Dec, 2010). 2nd in the Robert Fairfax mysteries. This one had a complicated plot involving multiple murders that occurred in a coach along a strip of highway preyed on by highwaymen.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL (a cozy): Blind Justice, Bruce Alexander (Aug, 2010). 1st in the Sir John Fielding series.

6. PICK YOUR POISON: The Poison Maiden, Paul Doherty. (Aug, 2010). 2nd in the Mathilde series.



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You're confusing me! crying

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

Cassandra Lost by Joanna Catherine Scott - DONE; 3/5 stars

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland - DONE; 4/5 stars

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

The Dead Travel Fast by Deanna Rayborn - DONE; 2.5/5 stars

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.

The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson - DONE; 5/5 stars



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Love this challenge

Saving my place this time!

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S. Murder on Gramercy Park by Victoria Thompson done may

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water. Murder on the Lusitania by Conrad Allen

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.  The Queen's Head by Edward Martston

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.The Devil in Music by Kate Ross

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery. In a Gilded Gage by Rhys Bowen completed in May

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.  ???



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FINISHED 9/2/2010

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

Faded Coat of Blue, by Owen Parry~~Finished 8/25/10

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

Call Each River Jordan, by Owen Parry~~Finished 9/2/10

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

Prince of Darkness, by Sharon Kay Penman~~Finished 5/9/10

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

Grave Goods, by Arianna Franklin~~Finished 5/20/10

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse, by Martin Davies~~Finished 6/26/10

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.

Shadows of Glory, by Owen Parry~~Finished 8/30/10



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Finally finished this one!!!

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

The Curse of Cain by J. Mark Powell ( Abraham Lincoln) - finished on 5/30/10

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

 A Watery Grave by Joan Druett - finished on 9/26/10

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

 The Death of a King by P C Doherty  finished on 9/30/10

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

  The Demon Archer by P C Doherty - finished on 8/3/10

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

   The Case of Compartment 7 by Sam McCarver  - finished on 7/19/10

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.

My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison- finished on 5/12/10



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I'd love to give this a try.

 

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

The Blackest Bird: A Novel of Murder in Nineteenth Century New York - Joel Rose completed 05/2010

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

The Wench is Dead - Colin Dexter  completed 8/2010  &   Persona Non Grata - Ruth Downie completed 09/2010 (added this on as Dexter's book is technically not HF Mystery although he is investigating a murder that happened 130 years ago)

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

The Rival Queens - Fidelis Morgan completed 04/26/10

4. Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

Mistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin completed 05.2010

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

Tell Me Pretty Maiden - Rhys Bowen completed 06/2010

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.

A Flaw in the Blood - Stephanie Barron completed 04/29/10

 

Loved this challenge!  Thanks Jeanne!  I hope we do it again next year.



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EDITED JULY 6TH, 2010 

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.

THE MAN FORM BEIJING  BY HENNING MANKELL    COMPLETE

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.

FLOOD BY ANDREW VACHSS        COMPLETE

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.

KING OF THE RAINY  BY NICHOLAS FREELING   COMPLETE

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

THE DEVIL BY KEN BRUEN  COMPLETE

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title.

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.

STILL NEED THIS ONE

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.

BLACK TOWER BY BAYARD   COMPLETE

 

MARY



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2010 HF Mini Challenge

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.
         Murder in Wrigley Field (Duffy House, Bk 1) :: Crabbe Evers

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water.
          To Davy Jones Below (Daisy Dalrymple Mysteries)
          Author: Carola Dunn

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.
          A Pawn for a Queen : An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
          Author: Fiona Buckley

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in  the title.
     No Graves As Yet: A Novel of World War I :: Anne Perry

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery. Is this a cozy???
          The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I, Bk 1)
          Author: Karen Harper

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.
         A Plague on Both Your Houses :: Susanna Gregory

 

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Ok, ok -- here's the list of books I would consider reading IF I do this challenge:

1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Murder on Gramercy Park by Victoria Thompson - COMPLETED 5/22/10 (3.5 stars)

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie - COMPLETED 6/26/10 (4 stars)

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: The Prince of Darkness by Sharon Kay Penman - COMPLETED 5/26/10 (4.5 stars)

4. Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Cruel As the Grave by Sharon Kay Penman - COMPLETED 5/8/10 (4.5 stars)

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (audio) - COMPLETED 5/17 (3.5 stars)

6. PICK YOUR POISON: The Black Tower by Louis Bayard (combination of written and audio) - COMPLETED 5/6/10 (4.5 stars)

Yay -- I'm done. Thanks, Jeanne -- fun challenge!!!!



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1. SOLVE A MYSTERY AT HOME: Read an HF mystery that takes place in the U.S.   The Ebony Swan by Phyllis A. Whitney  - completed 4/26/2010

2. MURDER ON THE WATER: Read an HF mystery that takes place on the water - The Case of the Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner  completed 8/1/2010

3. ROYAL WHO- DUNNIT: Read an HF mystery with the word Prince, Princess, King, Queen, Duke, etc. in the title.  - The Winter Queen

4. YOU OLD DEVIL, YOU: Read an HF mystery with the word Devil, Satan, etc in the title.  

     Alternate Category for # 4: THE GRAVE YARD SHIFT - Read a book with the word Grave, Cemetery, Spirit, etc in the title. - Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn - completed 5-6-2010

5. SNUGGLE UP TO A CRIMINAL: Read an HF cozy mystery.   Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn - completed 5-18-2010

6. PICK YOUR POISON: Read an HF mystery of your choice.  Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn   completed 6-6-2010



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bump I went looking all over for this one

Alice

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Bump for interested member.

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Bumping again!

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Bump, please.