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Subject: 2012 Historical Mystery Mini-Challenge LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 10/30/2011 9:46 AM ET
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This is the thread for LISTS ONLY of the books you will be reading. There is a separate thread for discussions.

 

This is the finalized list of categories for this mini challenge:

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.

Since this is actually a Mini Challenge, only 8 of the above books will be required to complete this challenge. The challenge will begin on Jan. 1st, 2012 and will end on Dec. 31st,  2012. On Jan. 1st of 2013, I will have DH draw a name from those who have completed the challenge and that person will receive a book from their WL (my choosing). Those who want to complete the entire challenge will be doing so on their own accord and for the satisfaction of reading all of these interesting books.

Hope you all have fun with this! Thanks for your participation.

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Yay!  Another list for me to  make today!  cool

 

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.~~Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne~~5/6

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.~~The Alchemist's Code by Dave Duncan~~2/20

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.~~The Snake, the Crocodile and the Dog by Elizabeth Peters~~7/4

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.~~Lion in the Valley by Elizabeth Peters~~5/22

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.~~The Alchemist's Apprentice by Dave Duncan2/16

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????~~Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn~~6/10

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.~~Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen~~7/12

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.~~Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen, 7/15

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.~~The Alchemist's Pursuit by Dave Duncan, 2/22

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.~~The Mummy Case by Elizabeth Peters, 5/16

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.~~For the Love of Mike by Rhys Bowen, 7/19



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.



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My spot too!

 

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland. Writ in Stone by Cora Harrison

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc. The Waxman Murders by Paul Doherty finished 9/16/12

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch - finished 7/23/12

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place. The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau - finished on2/4/12

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson- 3/6/12

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. Eater of Souls by Lynda S. Robinson finished  on 1/17/12

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher - finished 4/28/12

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved???? The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye - finished 5/6/12

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris - finished 3/1/12

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. Silver Lies by Ann Parker - finished on 2/8/12

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. India Black Madame of Espionage by Carol K. Carr - finished on 2/24/12

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. The Gentle Axe by R.N. Morris - finished on 6/14/12

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.In the Shadow of Gotham (Edgar award for debut novel) by Stefanie Pintoff - finished on 3/15/12



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I think I will give this a try this year :-)

The melding of two of my fav genres.

Saving my spot.

 

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.   Pirate King by Laurie King, completed 1/12/12.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.   The Faerie Hills by Susan McDuffie completed 8/14/12

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.  Murder in the Place of Anubis, completed 4/12

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.  The Chase - Cussler  completed 4/2/12

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.  Outlaw - Angus Donald  completed 12/1/12

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.

Since this is actually a Mini Challenge, only 8 of the above books will be required to complete this challenge. The challenge will begin on Jan. 1st, 2012 and will end on Dec. 31st,  2012. On Jan. 1st of 2013, I will have DH draw a name from those who have completed the challenge and that person will receive a book from their WL (my choosing). Those who want to complete the entire challenge will be doing so on their own accord and for the satisfaction of reading all of these interesting books. 



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Complete 8 of 12  COMPLETED 05/08/12

1) In the village of Blarney...An historical mystery featuring Ireland.  Absolution by Murder by Peter Tremayne  (completed 04/03/12)

2) It's A Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery including pirates, piracy etc  The Sea Witch by Helen Hollick  (completed 05/16/12)

3) Off to Visit the Wizard!  HF mystery involving magic, sorcery etc  The Demon's Parchment  by Jeri Westerson  (completed  04/21/12)

4) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim  HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/journey to a holy place.  Troubled Bones by Jeri Westerson  (Crispin travels to Canterbury)   (completed 05/01/12)

(5) What Befalls Me?  Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.  The Unquiet Bones by Melvin Starr  (completed 3/21/12)

6) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!!  HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.  Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters  (completed 02/11/12)

7) Oooh, Spooky!  HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal  The Curse of the Pharaohs by Elizabeth Peters  (completed 2/14/12)

8) It's All in the Family  Could a member of one's own family be involved????  The Prodigal Son by Kate Sedley  (completed 01/13/12)

9) Could It Be Me?  HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.  Serpent in the Thorns by Jeri Westerson  (completed 02/23/12)

10) In Your Own Backyard  HF mystery in the States.  Devil's Den by Timothy Ashby  (completed 04/19/12)

11) Water, Water Everywhere!  HF mystery in which water is involved in the location.  India Black by Carol K. Carr  (completed 03/23/12)

12) A Bad State of Decay!  Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest  The Green Man by Kate Sedley  (completed 01/31/12)

 

Bonus  An historical mystery that won a book award  The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (Edgar award winner)  (completed 05/08/12)

 



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Will try for 8 out of 12

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland. Benjamin Black. A Death in Summer. Completed 2/12/12

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc. Ariana Franklin. The Murderous Procession. Completed 2/20/12

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.  Peter Ackroyd. The Clerkenwell Tales Completed 1/25/12

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. Joseph Gangemi. Inamorata

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved???? Death Comes to Pemberley. P.D. James. Completed 1/14/2012

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.  Patricia Highsmith. The Cry of the Owl Completed 3/19/2012

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. James Ellroy. The Black Dahlia.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. Ellis Peters. Brother Cadfael’s Penance

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award. TBD

 



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone... An historical mystery featuring Ireland. A Game of Sorrows by Shona Mclean

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc. Providenve Rider By Robert McCammon

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. Island Of Bones by Imogen Robertson

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. Unhallowed Ground by Mel Starr; Hugh de Singleton does journey to Glastonbury Abbey

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. Speaks the Nightbird by Rbert McCammon

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters the continuing adventures of Amelia Peabody

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved???? Devil's Den by Timothy Ashby

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. The Anatomists Apprentice by Tessa Harris

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! The Redemption of Alexander Seatonby Shona Maclean, it takes place in a fishing viliage on the North Sea.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. The Hippopotemus Pool by Elizabeth Peters



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard!   Dark Fire by C.J. Sansom   Finished 1/3/12  498pgs.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim.   The Judgement of Caesar by Steven Saylor    Finished 9/16/12  318pgs

5.) What Befalls Me? A Mist of Prophecies by Steven Saylor    Finshed 9/9/12   267pgs.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!   The Lion inthe Valley by Elizabeth Peters   Finished 2/12/12  370pgs.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. The Venus Throw by Steven Saylor   Finished 1/9/12   350pgs.

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.   Sovereign by CJ Sansom   Finished 7/25/12  576pgs.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! Last Seen in Massilia by Steven Saylor  Finished 7/14/12  268pgs,

12.) A Bad State of Decay! The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters  Finished 10/20/12   419pgs.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award. 



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1   In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone                        Absolution by Murder              Peter Tremayne     03/12

2   It's a Pirate's Life for Me!                                                             

3   Off to Visit The Wizard!                                                                            

4   Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim.                                                      The Alehouse Murders                Maureen Ash        04/2012

5   What Befalls Me?                                                                        A Wicked Deed                          Susanna Gregory     02/2012

6   Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!!                                            Seeing a Large Cat                     Elizabeth Peters   03/2012

7   Oooh, Spooky!                                                                                           

8   It's All in the Family.                                                                    The Outlaw's Tale                         Margaret Frazer   06/2012

9   Could It Be Me?                                                                           The Anatomist's Apprenti          Tessa Harris           05/2012

10  In Your Own Backyard.                                                               In The Shadow of Gotham           Stefanie Pintoff   01/2012           

11  Water, Water Everywhere!                                                          Death at Rottingdean                       Robin Paige     02/2012

12  A Bad State of Decay!                                                                Buckingham Palace Gardens           Anne Perry        04/2012

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.                     The Sweetness at the Bottom          Alan Bradley       11/2012

                                                                                                           of the Pie



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1. historical mystery featuring Ireland Harrison. My Lady Judge (completed 1/16)

2. HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc. Davis. Scandal Takes a Holiday: a Marcus Didius Falco Mystery Novel (completed 2/5)

3. Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4. Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5. What Befalls Me? Todd. An Unmarked Grave: a Bess Crawford Mystery (completed 7/30)

6. Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! Langley-Hawthorne. The Serpent and the Scorpion (completed 9/28)

7. Oooh, Spooky! Franklin. Mistress of the Art of Death (completed 5/30)

8. It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9. Could It Be Me? Westerson. Serpent in the Thorns (completed 7/11)

10. In Your Own Backyard. Hammett. The Thin Man (completed 8/30)

11. Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12. A Bad State of Decay! Tey. The Daughter of Time (completed 9/25)

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.



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Read 8 of 12

1.  Featuring Ireland

2.  Involving Pirates, piracy, etc.

3.  Involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.  Occurs or involves a pilgrimage/journey to a holy place The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau - completed 4/13

5.  Illness of some sort  Anatomy of  Murder by Imogen Robertson - completed 4/03

6.  Set in, around or involving Egypt  Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters - completed 1/31

7.  Hint of paranormal or what appears to be paranormal A Red Herring Without Mustard - completed 10/16

8.  Could a member of one's own family be involved? The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton - completed 9/10

9.  Protagonist is suspect

10.  Occurs in U.S.Devil's Den by Timothy Ashby - completed 10/15

11. Water is involved in the location India Black:  A Madam of Espionage Mystery by Carol K. Carr - completed 2/11

12.  HM that's been on your shelf the longest

Bonus:  Won a book award

 

 



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I am in

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber done 5/15

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. Unquiet Bones by Melvin Starr done 5/11

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. Seven Wonders by Steven Saylor done 6/17

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. Gem of a Ghost by Sue Ann Jaffarian          2/16

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poison by Roberta Gillis 7/13

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. Hush Now, Don't you Cry by Rhys Bowen finished May 20th

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. A Watery Grave by Joan Druett 1/1 done

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. Dead Water by Barbara Hambly 6/22

Bonus book that won award  Iron Ties by Ann Parker - Willa Award for HF 2/8 done



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. The Mummy Case - Elizabeth Peters
Finished 2/18/12

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. India Black and The Widow of Windsor
 Finished 2/13/12

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. What Angels Fear - C.S. Harris
Finished 5/12/12

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. Maids of Misfortune M. Louisa Locke
Finished 5/7/12

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.



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 Mary

 2012 Historical Mystery Mini-Challenge LISTS ONLY
 

This is the thread for LISTS ONLY of the books you will be reading. There is a separate thread for discussions.

 

This is the finalized list of categories for this mini challenge:

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.

Since this is actually a Mini Challenge, only 8 of the above books will be required to complete this challenge. The challenge will begin on Jan. 1st, 2012 and will end on Dec. 31st,  2012. On Jan. 1st of 2013, I will have DH draw a name from those who have completed the challenge and that person will receive a book from their WL (my choosing). Those who want to complete the entire challenge will be doing so on their own accord and for the satisfaction of reading all of these interesting books.

Hope you all have fun with this! Thanks for your participation.

 

 



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.  Writ in Stone/Cora Harrison  finished 3/3/12

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.  The Solitary House/Lynn Shepherd  finished 7/15/12

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. A Path of Shadows/Lauren Haney  finished 9/15/12

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.  Sherlock Holmes: The Breath of God finished 3/11/12

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????  Bluegate Fields/Anne Perry finished 1/30/12

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. Alms for Oblivion/Philip Gooden finished 10/19/12

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. Crimson Snow/Jeanne M. Dams finished 8/26/12

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. Watery Grave/Bruce Alexander finished 3/25/12

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.



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Linda's List ...

1.) An historical mystery featuring Ireland. Absollution by Murder, by Peter Tremayne - completed 2/17/12

2.) HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. The Alchemist's Apprentice, Dave Duncan - 2/29/12

4.) HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place. The Crown, Nancy Bilyeau - 5/27/12

5.) Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. The Legacy, Katherine Webb - 5/15/12

6.) HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. The Demon's Parchment, Jeri Westerson - 2/27/12

8.) Could a member of one's own family be involved???? The Second Duchess, Elizabeth Loupas - completed 1/27/12

9.) HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.HF mystery in the States. Holmes on the Range, Steve Hockensmith - completed 7/24/12

11.) HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.Dark Assassin, Anne Perry - completed 1/28/12

12.) Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. A Foreign Affair, Caro Peacock - completed 5/9/12

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.

 



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Kelly's List ...

Except for the mini-challenge requirement of the 2012 HF Challenge (Course 1, menu item D), I am not going to use any book more than once to fulfill the requirements of either challenge. Books listed below are initial ideas; I may change & substitute different titles/authors as I move through the year (& see what fabulous books other people are reading!)

1. An historical mystery featuring Ireland. 

2. HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3. HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. The Flower Reader, Elizabeth Loupas, finished 16 Sep. Young woman (Rinette Leslie), part of young Queen Mary's court in 1560's Scotland can understand what the flowers are saying to her. She uses this knowledge to help her uncover the mystery of who murdered her husband and who stole the silver cask belonging to Mary's mother, Marie of Guise.

4. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5. Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. A Foreign Affair, Caro Peacock, finished 2 Jul. First Libby Lane mystery; RE: Imposter as Princess Charlotte's still-born son. Setting is 1837; William III has died; Victoria is heir apparent.

6. HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. Book by Elizabeth Peters

7. HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.  Terra IncognitaRuth Downie, finished 15 Feb.

8. Could a member of one's own family be involved? Murder in a Mill Town, P.B. Ryan, finished 23 Jun. (Nell's husband Duncan? or Employer's family member Harry Hewitt?)

9. HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. What Angels Fear, C.S. Harris, finished 18 Apr.

10. HF mystery in the States. Mercury's Rise, Ann Parker, finished 9 Aug.

11. HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. Medicus, Ruth Downie, finished 24 Jan.

12. Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest. Still Life With Murder, P.B. Ryan, finished 1 Jun.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland. Christine Falls by Benjamin Black - May 13, 2012

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc. Pirate King by Laurie King

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill - May 30, 2012

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place. Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin - March 3, 2012

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.  Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor by Stephanie Barron - January 12, 2012

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt. Lord of the Silent by Elizabeth Peters

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal. Bloodlist by P. N. Elrod - February 20, 2012

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved???? The Murder Stone by Charles Todd - September 18, 2012

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.  What Angels Fear by C. S. Harris - November 1, 2012

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States. Femme Fatale by Carole Nelson Douglas - March 12, 2012, The Magic Bullet by Larry Millett - April 25, 2012 

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. A Watery Grave by Joan Druett OR The Titanic Murders  by Max Allen Collins OR  The Lusitania Murders  by Max Allen Collins

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.  Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley - May 16, 2012

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award. 2009 Historical Dagger Award finalist Dead of Winter by Rennie Airth-October 16, 2012


 



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Planned to read eight but decided to finish the whole challenge!   How about that?  Have so many books I want to read I am not sure where to start here.  Expanding mystery to include thriller.  Hope that is ok!

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.  The Soul Thief by Cecelia Holland, Feb. 1, 2012, 4 stars

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.  The Pirate's Daughter by Margaret Cezair-Thompson, July 9, 2012, 4 stars

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (19the century scenario), 3/31/2012  4 stars 

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place:   The Boy's Tale by Margaret Frazer, 4/5/2012, 3 stars

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort:   India Black by Carol K. Carr (death by heart attack), 7/15/2112, 3 stars

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt:  The Seventh Scroll by Wilbur Smith, 4 stars

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal:  The Dark Inquiry by Deanna Raybourn, 5/4/2012, 4 stars and/or Season of Storms by Susannah Kearsley (HAVE)

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????  The Poisoned Serpent by Joan Wolf  4 stars

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect:  A Watery Grave by Joan Druett 3 stars

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States:  The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt 4 stars or The Whiskey Rebels by David Liss (HAVE)

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mtery:  Star of the Sea by Joseph O'Connor, 3/6/2012, 3 stars 

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest:  The Masque of the Black Tulip by Lauren Willig, 3 stars

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award:  A Conspiracy of Paper by David Liss, 5 stars

Since this is actually a Mini Challenge, only 8 of the above books will be required to complete this challenge. The challenge will begin on Jan. 1st, 2012 and will end on Dec. 31st,  2012. On Jan. 1st of 2013, I will have DH draw a name from those who have completed the challenge and that person will receive a book from their WL (my choosing). Those who want to complete the entire challenge will be doing so on their own accord and for the satisfaction of reading all of these interesting books. 

2011 Reads - 215.  Challenges completed:  Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction Mystery, Mystery, YA, Contemporary, 11 of 13 for Classics, 1 HF Monthly Read (Veil of Lies) plus some goodreads readalongs.



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved???? Murder On Astor Place by Victoria Thompson

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.

 



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8/12

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.  The Butterfly Cabinet by Bernie McGill FINISHED 6/18/12

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc. The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman FINISHED 6/16/12

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau FINISHED 1/2/12

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson FINISHED 4/29/12

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris FINISHED 2/27/12

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect. 

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl FINISHED 1/18/12

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery. Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal   FINISHED 10/7/12  

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.

 



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Joining In

RED IS READ

This is the finalized list of categories for this mini challenge:

1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone   Valley of the Shadow by Peter Tremayne

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.  Pirate King by Laurie R. King

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard! HF mystery involving magic, sorcery, etc.   The School of Night by Louis Bayard

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.   Mercury's Rise by Ann Parker

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! HF mystery with a hint of the paranormal or what appears to be paranormal.  Shadows of Glory by Owen Parry

8.) It's All in the Family.   Silent in the Sanctuary by Deanna Raybourn

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.   What Angels Fear by C S Harris

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.  Holmes on the Range by Steve Hockensmith

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.   Burial at Sea by Charles Finch

12.) A Bad State of Decay! Historical mystery that's been on your shelf the longest.  Raisins and Almonds by Kerry Greenwood

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.   Edgard Allen Poe award 2007 --- The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin



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1.) In the village of Blarney, there's one magic stone...... An historical mystery featuring Ireland.

2.) It's a Pirate's Life for Me! HF mystery involving pirates, piracy, etc.

3.) Off to Visit The Wizard!  "The Map of Time"  Felix DePalma 5/15/12

4.) Take 'er Easy There, Pilgrim. HF mystery which occurs or involves a pilgrimage/ journey to a holy place.

5.) What Befalls Me? Another HF mystery in which there is illness of some sort.

6.) Pyramids, Scarabs, Ankhs and Ra!! HF mystery set in, around or involving Egypt.

7.) Oooh, Spooky! "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" Seth Grahame-Smith 6/03/12

8.) It's All in the Family. Could a member of one's own family be involved????

9.) Could It Be Me? HF mystery in which the protagonist is suspect.

10.) In Your Own Backyard. HF mystery in the States.

11.) Water, Water Everywhere! HF mystery in which water is involved in the location of the mystery.

12.) A Bad State of Decay! "Sovereign" by C. J. Sansom  1/26/12

Bonus: An Historical mystery that won a book award.



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