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Subject: 2011 Mystery Readers Challenge: LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 12/1/2010 12:02 AM ET
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This is where you should cut and paste the challenge to keep track of your books!

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I guess I'll start!

1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO? The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny (2009 Agatha winner, 2010 Anthony winner) Completed 1/19/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Fer-de-lance by Rex Stout Completed 3/30/11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  One was a  Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming Completed 7/4/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): Port City Shakedown by Gerry Boyle (Maine) Completed 3/28/11

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The Coroner's Lunch By Colin Cotterill Complete 1/29/11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Hangman Blind by Cassandra Clark (set in 1382) Completed 1/8/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:   The Darling Dahlias and the Naked Ladies Completed 9/26/11

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Tressed to Kill  by Lila Dare Completed 2/12/11

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Rogue Island by Bruce DeSliva Completed 3/14/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  The Taken by Inger Ash Wolfe Completed 4/19/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU? First Grave on the Right by Dorynda Jones Completed 4/17/11

12. GLORY DAYS:  The Riddle of the Third Mile by Colin Dexter (originally released in 1983) Completed 4/2/11

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  

RED: Death in Red Lacquer by Jeanne M. Dams  Completed 1/23/11

ORANGE: The Burnt Orange Sunrise by Daniel Handler  Completed 5/31/11

YELLOW: Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart Kaminsky Completed 7/4/11

GREEN: Green Grow the Victims  by Jeanne M. Dams Completed 9/24

BLUE: Blue Lightning  by Ann Cleeves  Completed 1/12/11

INDIGOWild Indigo by Sandi Ault Complete 2/20/11

VIOLET (or purple): The Violet Hour by Judson Daniel Completed 7/1/11

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  

ASIA:  Thirty-Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill Completed 2/14/11

AUSTRALIA: Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland Completed 3/9/11

AFRICA: Let the Dead Lie by Malla Nunn Completed 2/28/11

EUROPE: A Monstrous Regiment of Women by Laurie R. King (England) Completed 1/31/11

NORTH AMERICA: Cold Wind by C. J. Box Completed 3/24/11

 

 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  The Wrong Kind of Blood by Delcan Hughes  (2007 Shamus Award)

2. THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Grey Mask by Patricia Wentworth (1928) 7-13-11

3ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title The 9th Judgement by James Patterson  1-17-11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Undercurrents by Ridley Pearson  7-19-11

5LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING: SandStorm by James Rollins (Sigma Force #1)  2-16-11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Medicus by Ruth Downie

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay 7-25-11

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS: The Dangerous Edge of Things by Tina Whittle

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Lethal Rage by Brent Pilkey

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  De`ja` Dead by Kathy Reichs (Quebec)

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?   Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts 2-27-11

12. GLORY DAYS:  Absolute Power by David Baldacci (1996)

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

Red-  Killing Red by Henry Perez

Orange- The Golden Orange by Joseph Wambaugh

Yellow-  Murder on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart Kaminsky

Green-  Leave The Grave Green by Deborah Crombie

Blue- Baltimore Blues by Laura Lippman3-25-11

Indigo- Wild Indigo by Sandy Ault

Violet- The Violet Hour by Richard Montanair

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

ASIA- Rain Fall by Barry Eisler ( Japan)

Africa-Devil's Peak by Deon Meyer ( South Africa)

North America- Abandoned by Cody Mcfadyen 4-20-11

South America- Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage ( Brazil)

Antarctica-Beneath the Dark Ice by Greig Beck  ( Antarctica)

Europe- ??

Australia/Oceania- Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox ( Australia)



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?. The Last Child  by John Hart-2010 Edgar Award Winner for Best Mystery Novel

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS: Behold, Here's Poison - Superintendent Hannasyde Mysteries by Georgette Heyer - 1936

3.  ONE, TWO THREE: Murder 101 - Alison Bergeron Mysteries by Maggie Barbieri

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): An Unquiet Grave by P.J. Parrish -- 2 sisters born in Detroit, Michigan

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING: Murder Passes the Buck - A Yooper Mystery by Deb Baker

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA! Fortune Like the Moon - Hawkenlye Mysteries by Alys Clare- 1157

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY: Deeply,Desperately - Lucy Valentine Series (Bk#2) by Heather Webber

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS: Hell's Kitchen Homicide - A Conor Bard Mystery by Charles Kipp

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: A Sheetcake Named Desire - A Piece of Cake Mystery by Jacklyn Brady - 8/2/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH? Speak Ill of the Dead - A Camilla MacPhee Mystery by Mary Jane Maffini- Ottawa

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU? If Walls Could Talk - Haunted Home Repair Mysteries by Juliet Blackwell - ghosts

12. GLORY DAYS:  To Fear a Painted Devil by Ruth Rendell - 1965

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title. 

* RED         Candy Apple Red by Nancy Bush

* ORANGE    Orange as Marmalade by Fran Stewart

* YELLOW   Yellow as Legal Pads by Fran Stewart

* GREEN    Shamus in the Green Room by Susan Kandel

* BLUE      The Blue Goose is Dead by Helen Goodman

* INDIGO  Indigo Christmas by Jeanne M. Dams

* VIOLET   Defending Violet by Jennifer Louise Jefferson

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

* EUROPE          Aunt Dimity and the Duke by Nancy Atherton

* ANTARCTICA   Dark Winter by William Dietrich

* ASIA            Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station by Dorothy Gillman

* AFRICA         The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

* AUSTRALIA    A Vintage Murder by Michele Scott



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?. Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron 

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  The Thin Man by Dashiell

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  The Postman always Rings Twice by James Cain

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas 01-23-2011

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:   f Books Could Kill by Kate Carlisle

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Silent Lies by M.L. Malcom

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  The Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Still Life by Louise Penny

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Storm Front by Jim Butcher 

12. GLORY DAYS:  Simple Truth by Daviv Baldacci

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title. 

* RED         

* ORANGE   

* YELLOW  

* GREEN    

* BLUE      

* INDIGO  

* VIOLET  

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

* EUROPE         

* NORTH AMERICA     Live Wire by Harlan Coben   03-29-2011

* ASIA            

* AFRICA         

* AUSTRALIA  



 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty?any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s.

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine.

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Merry, Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart

12. GLORY DAYS:  Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly (Shamus Award)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  The Seven Dials Murder by Agatha Christie   Finished 2/28/11   265pgs.

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Plum Island by Nelson DeMille (New York)

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 3/7/11  262pgs.

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!   The Bishop's Tale by Margaret Frazer   Finished 8/6/11  198pgs.

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  The Curse of the Pharoahs by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 3/24/11   285pgs.

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris      Finished 1/7/11   311pgs.

12. GLORY DAYS:  The Prioress' Tale by Margaret Frazer (1997)



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 1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?Robert Crais (Ross McDonald Literary Award-2006)  04/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

3.  ONE, TWO THREEOne False Move by Alex Kava    01/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Cold Wind by CJ Box

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNINGIn the Shadow of Gotham   01/11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Alehouse Murders    01/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY: Christmas Cookie Killer by Lyvia Washburn 01/11

8. WE’RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay 

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Sprinkle with Murder  01/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Still Life by Louise Penny01/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  A Vision of Murder by Victoria Laurie  04/11

12. GLORY DAYS:  The Midnight Club by James Patterson (1988) 

Bonus: Africa– A Beautiful Place to Die by Malla Nunn – 01/11; Australia– The Battling Prophet by Arthur W. Upfield – 1/11; North America-  Singularity by Kathryn Casey – 1/11; South America- A Samba for Sherlock byJose Eugenio Soares – 1/11; Europe - The Secret History of the Pink Carnation – ; Antarctica  - In Cold Pursuit



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Echoes From the Dead/Johan Theorin (Dagger Award in 2009)  finished 2/16/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  A Question of Proof/Nicholas Blake (1935)  finished 7/23/11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine.  13 Steps Down/Ruth Rendell  finished 4/10/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  The Mark Twain Murders/Edith Skom  finished 5/10/11

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency/Alexander McCall Smith  finished 3/16/11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)  Monk's Hood/Ellis Peters  finished  7/29/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  The New Year's Quilt/Jennifer Chiaverini  finished 1/7/11

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.  High Rhymes & Misdemeanors/Diana Killian finished 5/18/11

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.  I Am Not a Serial Killer/Dan Wells  finished 1/12/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!  The Suspect/L. R. Wright  finished 2/23/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it?ghost, zombies, vampires etc. The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane/Katherine Howe  finished 4/15/11

12. GLORY DAYS:  Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school.  Ripley's Game/Patricia Highsmith  finished 5/27/11

BONUS ONE:

Red  Death in Lacquer Red/Jeanne M. Dams  finished 1/25/11

Orange  The Chinese Orange Mystery/Ellery Queen  finished 1/31/11

Yellow Mystery of the Yellow Room/Gaston Leroux  finished 6/15/11

Green  Green Grow the Victims/Jeanne M. Dams  finished 7/31/11

Blue  Red, White and Blue Murders/Jeanne M. Dams  finished 6/19/11

Indigo An Indigo Christmas/Jeanne M. Dams  finished 7/22/11

Violet  The Yellow Violet/Frances Crane  finished 4/21/11

BONUS TWO:

Africa  Wife of the Gods/Kwei Quartey  finished 3/27/11

Antarctica    Dark Winter/William Dietrich  finished 1/16/11 

Asia  The Coroner's Lunch/Colin Cotterill  finished 7/2/11

Australia    Skin and Bone/Kathryn Fox  finished 2/18/11 

Europe    God Save the Queen/Dorothy Cannell  finished 5/7/11 

 North America    Still As Death  Sarah Stewart Taylor    finished 7/5/11

South America  Andean Express/Juan de Recacoechea  finished 2/17/11



 



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My space will fill in later

1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.)

Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley done May 23rd

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s.

Mysterious Affair of Style by Agatha Christie done July 3rd

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine. 

Smokin Seventeen by Janet Evanovich  done June 27th

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Read a mystery by an author who was born in the state, province or country where you were born.

Horns by Joe Hill done January 14th

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!      Brigadoom by Susan Goodwill June 27th finished

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

The Alehouse Murders by Maureen Ash finished 1/30

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Read the next mystery in any cozy series that you have already started.  If you don?t read cozies, now is a good time to give one a try!  A Killer Crop by Sheila Connelly finished March

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.

Murder in Vein by Sue Ann Jaffarian pretty close to my initials done 1/20 excellent read

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

  Curiosity Thrilled the Cat by Sofie Kelly done May 6th

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

Still Life by Louise Penny  done February

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it?ghost, zombies, vampires etc. 

Ghost A La Mode by Sue Ann Jaffarain done Feb

12. GLORY DAYS:  Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school.

 1981 Paragon Walk by Anne Perry done 10/1

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.  I no books with colors in them so I will skil this bonus

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

  • Australia - Murder Undercover by Claire McNab done 1/10
  • Antartica - Blood and Ice by Robert Marsello done
  • Asia - Thirty- Three Teeth by Colin Cotterill done 1/3
  • South America - Samba for Sherlock by Jo Soares done 9/7
  • Africa - The Mask of RA by PC Doherty  done 1/19
  • Europe - The Sanctuary Seeker by Bernard Knight  done June 2nd
  • US - The Anteater of Death by Betty Webb done March


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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames (February)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS: 

3.  ONE, TWO THREE: The #1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith (March)

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (April)

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Thistle and Twigg by Mary Saums (January)

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Teaberry Strangler by Laura Childs (June)

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Crime Brulee by Nancy Fairbanks (May)

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Delicious and Suspicious by Riley Adams (January)

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  The Ghost and Mrs. McClure by Alice Kimberly (Feb 8)

12. GLORY DAYS:  Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Crime by Tamar Myers

 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO. . .: 

2. THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Unnatural Death, by Dorothy Sayers (1927) Start date: 1/23/11. Finish date: 1/23/11. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.

3. ONE, TWO THREE:  Six Against the Yard, by the Detection Club. Start date: 6/1/11. Finish date: 6/4/11. Rating: 2 1/2 stars.

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Fever Season, by Barbara Hambly (Cali baby!). Start date: 9/24/11. Finish date: 10/3/11. Rating: 4 stars.

5. LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The Man in the Queue, by Josephine Tey or Death in the Stocks, by Georgette Heyer or The Roman Hat Mystery, by Ellery Queen

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  The Daughter of Time, by Josephine Tey

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Tears of the Giraffe, by Alexander McCall Smith

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Blood and Circuses, by Kerry Greenwood  

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Servant of the Underworld, by Aliette de Bodard. Start date: 9/9/11. Finish date: 9/11/11. Rating: 4 stars. 

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH? 

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Changeless, by Gail Carriger. Start date: 3/26/11. Finish date: 3/26/11. Rating: 3 stars.

12. GLORY DAYS:  The Atrocity Archives, by Charles Stross (2001). Start date: 12/19/11. Finish date: 12/21/11. Rating: 1 1/2 stars.

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

Red: Five Red Herrings, by Dorothy Sayers. Start date: 1/25/11. Finish date: 1/26/11. Rating: 4 stars.

Orange: The Chinese Orange Mystery, by Ellery Queen. Start date: 6/18/11. Finish date: 6/21/11. Rating: 3 1/2 stars.

Yellow: The Mystery of the Yellow Room, by Gaston Leroux or The Yellow Room Conspiracy, by Peter Dickinson

Green: The Green Mill Murder, by Kerry Greenwood or Seven Green Stones, by Patricia Wentworth or The Green Gene, by Peter Dickinson

Blue: The Blue Place, by Nicola Griffith

Indigo: Dress Her in Indigo, by John D. MacDonald

Violet: The Yellow Violet, by Frances Crane

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!  

Africa: Zoo City, by Lauren Beukes (South Africa). Start date: 3/17/11. Finish date: 3/23/11. Rating: 3 1/2 stars. 

Antarctica

Asia: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, by Haruki Murakami (Japan) or The Perfect Murder, by H.R.F. Keating (India)

Australia: Death at Victoria Dock, by Kerry Greenwood (Australia)

Europe: The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club, by Dorothy L. Sayers (England) Start date: 1/25/11. Finish date: 1/25/11. Rating: 4 stars.

North America: Passion Play, by Sean Stewart (An unnamed northeastern city). Start date: 4/18/11. Finish date: 5/17/11. Rating: 4 stars.

South America: Harbinger of the Storm, by Aliette de Bodard (Aztec Empire)



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO:  Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty - any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s.

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine.

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Read a mystery by an author who was born in the state, province or country where you were born.

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Read the next mystery in any cozy series that you have already started.  If you don?t read cozies, now is a good time to give one a try!

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it - ghost, zombies, vampires etc. 

12. GLORY DAYS:  Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!



 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty?any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.) - The Last Child by John Hart

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s. - The Four of Hearts by Ellery Queen

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine.

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Read a mystery by an author who was born in the state, province or country where you were born.  (Carolyn G. Hart)

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Read the next mystery in any cozy series that you have already started.  If you don?t read cozies, now is a good time to give one a try! - Chili Con Corpses by J. B. Stanley

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you. - The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it?ghost, zombies, vampires etc. - Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

12. GLORY DAYS:  Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school. - A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!



 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen (2009)  (Best Novel Agatha Award 2010)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:     206 Bones by Kathy Reichs  

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):   A Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich (she was born in NJ)

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  State of the Onion by Julie Hyzy    02/17/11

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  The Hunter's Tale by Margaret Frazer

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:   To be determined. . .

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Death of a Tart by Kate Borden

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Sweet Revenge by Andrea Penrose

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?   Still Life by Louise Penny

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Death by Diamonds by Annette Blair   02/24/11
 

12. GLORY DAYS:  Best Man To Die by Ruth Rendell (1969)

 

 

BONUS ONE:

Red  Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly

Orange

Yellow

Green

Blue  Town in a BLUEberry Jam by B. B. Haywood

Indigo

Violet

BONUS TWO:

Africa  

Antarctica

Asia

Australia

Europe

North America

South America



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1.   And the award goes to:  The Long Quiche Goodbye - Avery Aames  (2010 Agatha Award, Best new novel)   3/11

2.  Those were the days:  Perry Mason novel not sure which one

3.  One, Two, Three:  Threats at Three  -  Ann Purser  2/11

4.  The Native Son (or Daughter):  Knockdown - Sarah Graves  12/11

5.  Let's Start at the very beginning:  Glazed Murder - Jessica Beck  1/11

6.  Don't make me go all Medieval on ya!: Absolution by Murder (Sister Fidelma) - Peter Tremayne

7.  Snuggle up with your favorite cozy:  A Holiday Yarn - Sally Goldenbaum  1/11

8.  We're practically twins:  Pretty Poison - Joyce & Jim Laverne   3/11

9. New kid on the block:  The Quick and the Thread  -  Amanda Lee   3/11

10. The Great White North, eh?:  Night Kill - Ann Littlewood

11. Scooby, is that you?:  Touch of Gold - Joyce and Jim Laverne  4/11

12. Glory Days:

Bonus One: Somewhere over the roy 

  • blue
  • indigo   Indigo as an Iris - Fran Stewart
  • violet 
  • orange  Orange As Marmalade - Fran Stewart   7/11
  • red       The Cat who saw Red  -  Lilian Jackson Braun 12/11
  • green   Green as a Garden Hose  -  Fran Stewart
  • yellow  Yellow as Legal Pads - Fran Stewart   7/11

Bonus Two:  Around the world, at least 5 continents

  1.  Africa  -  Death on Tour  
  2.  Europe  -  Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree, Nancy Atherton   4/11
  3.  North America  -  Dead and Berried, A Gray Whale Inn Mystery - Karen MacInernay  1/11
  4.  Australia - G'day to Die - Maddie Hunter   5/11
  5.    

 

 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?. The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny (2008 Agatha Winner) Finished 9/12/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  The Red House Mystery - A.A. Milne (1922) Finished 10/12/11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Three For the Chair - Rex Stout Finished 10/29/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): Veil of Lies - Jeri Westerson Finished 6/5/11

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The Novice's Tale- Margaret Frazer Finished 9/10/11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Poison - Sara Poole Finished 8/28/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Tea Time for the Traditionally Built - Alexander McCall Smith Finished 6/20/11

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  The Hanover Square Affair - Ashley Gardner

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: India Black - Carol Carr Finished 3/18/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH? The Taken - Inger Ash Wolfe Finished 5/2/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU? The Dancing Floor - Barbara Michaels Finished 2/22/11

12. GLORY DAYS:  The Seduction of Water - Carol Goodman (2003) Finished 2/28/11

 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie-Alan Bradley--Completed 8/24/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Fer De Lance-Rex Stout--Completed 2/2/11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  206 Bones-Kathy Riechs--Completed 6/19/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): Malice in Maggody-Joan Hess--Completed 10/8/11 

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The Anteater of Death-Betty Webb--Completed 1/27/11

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  A Morbid Taste for Bones-Ellis Peters--Completed 8/28/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Dead Guy's Stuff-Sharon Fiffer-Completed 3/10/11

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Dead in the Water-Ted Wood--Completed 2/3/11

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  A Bad Day's Work-Nora McFarland--Completed 4/10/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Still Life-Louise Penny--Completed 8/4/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Greedy Bones-Carolyn Haines--Completed 1/19/11

12. GLORY DAYS:  A Demon in My View-Ruth Rendell--Completed 1/30/11

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

Red:  Death in Bloodhound Red-Virginia Lanier

Orange:  Orange as Marmalade

Yellow:

Green: 

Blue:

Indigo:

VioletUltra Violet-Nancy Bush 

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

North America:  Mad Mouse-Chris Grabenstein--Completed 6/4/11

South America

Africa:  The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency-Alexander McCall Smith--Completed 2/27/11

Europe:  Something from my TBR

Asia:  The Coroner's Lunch--Completed 7/2/11

Australia

Antartica


 



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO? A Beautiful Blue Death, Charles Finch (One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2007) yes Finished 6/30/11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  The Arabian Nights Murder, John Dickson Carr   yes  Finished 2/23/11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Three Witnesses,  Rex Stout  yes  Finished 1/27/11

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): The Black Aura, John Sladek yes  Finished 3/2/11

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Maid for Murder, Barbara Colley yes  Finished 6/11/11

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  The Chinese Bell Murders, Robert van Gulik yes Fininshed 6/16/11

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Tea Time for the Traditionally Built, Alexander McCall Smith yes Finished 5/1/11

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  The Fashion in Shrouds, Margery Allingham (maiden name initials) yesyes Finished 3/13/11

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Tressed to Kill, Lila Dare yes Finished 8/2/11

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH? The Grub-and-Stakers Spin a Yarn, Alisa Craig indecision Finished 7/21/11

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU? Evidence of Things Seen,  Elizabeth Daly yes  Finished 2/5/11

12. GLORY DAYS:   Death in a Deck Chair, K. K. Beck (1984) yes Finished 6/27/11 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

Red:  The Red House Mystery,  A. A. Milne yes Finished 1/14/11

Orange: The Chinese Orange Mystery, Ellery Queen  yes Finished 7/12/11

Yellow:  The Mystery of the Yellow Room, Gaston Leroux yes Finished 7/25/11

Green:  The Problem of the Green Capsule, John Dickson Carr yes Finished 7/28/11

Blue:  The Puzzle of the Blue Banderilla, Stuart Palmer yes Finished 8/20/11

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

North America:  Shoes to Die For, Laura Levine no Finished 5/3/11

Australia:  Winds of Evil,  Arthur Upfieldyesyes Finished 8/10/11

Europe:  Death at Crane's Court,  Eilis Dillon yes Finished 5/14/11

Africa:  The Serpent on the Crown,  Elizabeth Peters yes Finished 7/27/11

Asia:  Murder, Chop Chop,  James Norman yes Finished 5/25/11

 


 



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DONE AND DONE!!!

1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO? Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley - February 23, 2011

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  John Dickson Carr's The Burning Court (1937) - March 9, 2011

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:    The Three Coffins by John Dickson Carr - January 29

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  The Patient in Room 18 by Mignon Eberhart (Nebraska) - April 23, 2011

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING: The Killings at Badger's Drift by Caroline Graham - February 11, 2011,  Tonight I Said Goodbye by Michael   Koryta - February 28, 2011,  Sanibel Flats by Randy Wayne White - March 28, 2011,   A Test of Wills by Charles Todd - April 1, 2011 

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  The Chinese Bell Murders (668 AD) by Robert van Gulik - May 1, 2011

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Cutwork by Monica Ferris - February 18, 2011 

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  The Burglar in the Library- January 11, 2011

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Rogue Island by Bruce deSilva - May 21, 2011

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny - January 17, 2011

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU? Ghost at Work by Carolyn Hart - January 24, 2011

12. GLORY DAYS:  Clutch of Constables by Ngaio Marsh - April 17, 2011 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV: 

Red: Red, White and Blues by Rob Kantner - March 16, 2011

Orange:  The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen - April 11, 2011

Yellow:  The Yellow Room Conspiracy by Peter Dickinson - May 6, 2011

Green:  The Man in the Green Chevy by Susan Rogers Cooper - January 19, 2011

Blue: The Deep Blue Goodbye by John D. MacDonald - May 9, 2011 

Indigo  Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault - June 28, 2011

Violet:  The Unraveling of Violeta Bell by C. S. Corwin - June 15, 2011

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents: 

Asia: Sujata Massey's The Salaryman's Wife  - July 18, 2011 

Africa: The Steam Pig by James McClure 1/8/2011

Australia: Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh 2/6/2011

North America: What's So Funny by Donald E. Westlake 3/22/2011, Gun Monkeys by Victor Gischler 4/4/2011, Good Behavior by Donald E. Westlake - July 31, 2011

South America: December Heat by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (Brazil) - July 27, 2011

Europe:  The Small Boat of Great Sorrows by Dan Fesperman (Berlin & Sarajevo) - July 7, 2011

Antarctica: In Cold Pursuit by Sarah Andrews - May 18, 2011



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Still Life - Louise Penny 1/23/11 2007 Anthony Award for Best First Novel, 2007 Barry Award for Best First Novel, 2007 Dilys Award Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty?any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Maigret and the Gai Moulin - Georges Simenon (1931) 1/25/11 Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s.

3. ONE, TWO THREE Seven Seats to the Moon  Charlotte Armstrong 5/10/11 Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine. 

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Kill and Tell - William X. Kienzle (MI) Read a mystery by an author who was born in the state, province or country where you were born.

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  The Cat, the Quilt and the Corpse = Leann Sweeney 1/08/11 Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Biggie and the Quincy Ghost - Nancy Bush 1/26/11 Read the next mystery in any cozy series that you have already started.  If you don?t read cozies, now is a good time to give one a try!

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you. The Attenbury Emeralds/Jill Walsh

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Stolen Dreams - Stacey Kennedy 5/26/11 Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province! Burying Ariel/Gail Bowen

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Ghost a la Mode/Sue Ann Jaffarian  4//3/11 Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it?ghost, zombies, vampires etc. 

12. GLORY DAYS:  Mortal Stakes - Robert B. Parker (1975) 1/29/11 Read a mystery that was published the year you graduated high school.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV:  Read seven books with one color of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet) in the title.

Bonus 1

Red:  The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald (have to admit, this was a re-read from when it first came out - so long ago it seemed new to me!) 07/28/11

Orange: The Five Orange Pips (Arthur Conan Doyle) 06/29/11 and because I'm a dummy...Orange as Marmalade (Fran Stewart) 10/15/11

Yellow: Yellow as Legal Pads (Fran Stewart ) 10/16/11

Blue: Blue Moon (Peter Durchin) 11/1/11

Indigo:

VioletThe Violet Closet (Gary Gottesfeld) 10/14/11

Bonus 2 Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!

North America Smokin' Seventeen (Janet Evanovich) 10/30/11

South America

Africa

Europe Suffer the Little Children (Donna Leon) 10/06/11

Asia  The Coroner's Lunch (Colin Cotterill)  6/27/11

Australia

Antartica



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO? Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (Duncan Lawrie Dagger Award) 1-7-11

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS: The Cape Cod Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor 1-23-11

3.  ONE, TWO THREE: Seven Deadly Wonders by Matthew Reilly 8-28-2011

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER): Don of the Dead by Casey Daniels (Ohio) 1-8-11

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Case Histories by Kate Atkinson 7-11-11

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews 2-6-11

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  A Perfect Evil by Alex Kava 1-31-11

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny 9-12-2011

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  A Witch in Time by Madelyn Alt 1-16-11

12. GLORY DAYS: 

Bonus 1

Red: Red Bones by Ann Cleeves 7-23-2011

Orange:

Yellow:

Blue: Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves 1-5-2012

Indigo:

Violet:

Bonus 2

North America--Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos by Donna Andrews 3-15-11

South America

Africa

Europe--White Nights by Ann Cleeves 3-30-11

Asia

Australia--The Broken Shore by Peter Temple 5-22-2011

Antartica



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My list as I find books.....................

1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO?.  Read a mystery that has won a literary award within the past five years. This could be an Agatha, an Edgar, a Shamus, a Lefty?any of the major (or minor) awards given for books in this genre.  (SYKM has a comprehensive list of awards.)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  Read a mystery from the Golden Age of Mysteries. Generally speaking these are mysteries written in the 1920s and1930s.

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  Read a mystery that has a number in the title.  The number can be numeric (1, 2, 3?) or written out (four, five, six). Cardinal or ordinal numbers are fine.

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):  Carolyn Hart book maybe?

5.  LET'S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Read the first book in a mystery series that is new to you.  Take this opportunity to delve into a new subgenre!

6. DON'T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  Read an historical mystery set in medieval times (from the 5th to the 15th century)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  Read the next mystery in any cozy series that you have already started.  If you don?t read cozies, now is a good time to give one a try!

8. WE'RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Read a mystery by an author who has the same first and last initials as you.

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK:  Read a mystery by a first time author that has been published since January 2010.

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Read a mystery by a Canadian author that is also set in Canada.  Pick your favorite province!

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it? ghost, zombies, vampires etc. 

12. GLORY DAYS:  Top Ten ~Ryne Douglas Pearson (published in 1999)

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE:
Red:
Orange:
Yellow:
Green:
Blue: 
The Blue Hour ~T. Jefferson Parker
Indigo:
Violet:

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents:  Read at least five books that are set on five different continents.  Extra credit to those who read seven books!
Asia:
Australia:
Africa:
Antarctica:
North America:
South America:
Europe:



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1. AND THE AWARD GOES TO? Some Like It Hot-Buttered by Jeffery Cohen(2008 Lefty Award) (finished 1/18)

2.   THOSE WERE THE DAYS:  And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1939)

3.  ONE, TWO THREE:  One for the Money (Stephanie Plum, No. 1) by Janet Evanovich (finished 1/10)

4. THE NATIVE SON (OR DAUGHTER):Murder at the FBI by Margaret Truman (born in MO)

5.  LET?S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING:  Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass  (finished 1/4)

6. DON?T MAKE ME GO ALL MEDIEVAL ON YA!  The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (set in 1327)

7. SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR FAVORITE COZY:  The Chocolate Caper by Joanna Carl (finished 1/20)

8. WE?RE PRACTICALLY TWINS:  Homicide My Own by Anne Argula

9. NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker (2001)

10. THE GREAT WHITE NORTH, EH?  Valley of the Lost by Vicki Delany (set in B.C.)

11. SCOOBY, IS THAT YOU?  Bloodlist by P.N. Elrod

12. GLORY DAYS: A Tax-Deductible Death by Malinda Terreri (2001)

BONUS ONE: Somewhere Over the ROY G BIV: 

Red:  Dead Red by Nelson Andreu

Orange: Orange Crush by Tim Dorsey

Yellow: One Fearful Yellow Eye by John D. MacDonald

 Green: Green For Danger by Christianna Brand

 Blue: The Blue Hour by T .Jefferson Parker

 Indigo: Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault

 Violet: March Violets by Philip Kerr

BONUS TWO: Around the World in At Least Five Continents: 

Africa:  Year of the Hyenas by Brad Geagley ( Egypt)

Antartica: Dark Winter by William Dietrich

Asia: Philippine Fever by Bruce Cook  

Australia:  The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

Europe:  Fatal Lies by Frank Tallis (Austria)

North America:  A Fall in Denver by Sarah Andrews (US)

South America: Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage (Brazil)



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