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This is where you cut and paste the challenge to keep track of your titles.

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 Any and all titles subject to change at the whim of the reader!

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: Diamonds for the Dead by Alan Orloff

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Faded Coat of Blue by Owen Parry

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell Completed 7/12

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: As The Crow Flies by Craig Johnson Completed 5.28.12

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow Completed 1.25.12

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Blotto, Twinks and the Dead Dowager Duchess by Simon Brett  Completed 6.25.12

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Ghost a la Mode by Sue Ann Jafferian Completed 2.28.12

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Bean There, Done That by Sandra Balzo Completed 2.19.12

9. THE BIG APPLE:  or Murder Your Darlings by J.J.Murphy

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  A Killer's Christmas in Wales by Elizabeth J. Duncan Complete 1.18.12

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Layover in Dubai by Dan Fesperman Completed 3/3/12

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: 

New England:  A Memory of Grief  by Dale T. Phillips Completed 3.20.12

Desert Southwest:   Dance of the Winnebegos by Ann Charles Completed 1.6.12

Great Lakes:  Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton  Completed 1.3.12

Rocky Mountains: Force of Nature by C. J. Box Complete 3.22.12

Pacific West:  A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow Completed 4.20.12

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  TBA

1. 2008 Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Novel):  Before the Poison by Peter Robinson

2. 2011 Barry Award (Best Novel):  The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton Completed 2.18.12

3. 2010 International Dagger Award:  The Darkest Room by Johan Theorin Completed 2.13.12

4. 2010 Edgar Award (Best First Novel by an American Author):  In the Shadow of Gotham by Stephanie Pintoff

5. 2010 Nero Award:  Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks Completed 1.18.12

6. 2011 Thriller Award (Best First Novel):  Still Missing by Chevy Stevens Completed 6.13.12



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  The Punjat's Ruby/Marion J. A. Jackson finished 1/31/12

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!  In the Mood for Murder/M. T. Jefferson  finished 10/17/12

3.PICK A NUMBER: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.  Six Feet Under/Dorothy Simpson  finished 11/06/12

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  The Drowning Man/Margaret Coel  finished 4/26/12

 5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  A Dead Man Out of Mind/Kate Charles  finished 4/18/12

 6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Too Many Notes, Mr. Mozart/Robert Barnard  finished 1/10/12

 7. SNUG AS A BUG: Wicked Autumn/G. M. Malliet  finished 2/23/12

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.  Maigret and the Wine Merchant/Georges Simenon  finished 2/20/12

 9. THE BIG APPLE:Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).  Murder Your Darlings/J.J. Murphy  finished 5/7/12

 10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?    Children of the Street/Kwei Quartey finished 3/12/12 

 11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  White Corridor/Christopher Fowler finished 9/5/12

 12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.  Blue Monday/Nicci French finished 5/2/12

 

BONUSES:

 BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc. (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five! J)

New England  Shadows on the Ivy/Lea Wait  finished 3/20/12

Great Lakes  City for Ransom/Robert W. Walker  finished 4/7/12

Mountain Southwest  Blind Descent/Nevada Barr finished 4/9/12

Northeastern All Mortal Flesh/Julia Spencer-Fleming  finished 5/11/12

Mountain Midwest The Sign of the Book/John Dunning  finished 9/28/12

 BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

The Brutal Telling/Louise Penny (Agatha) finished 10/09/12

Ice Cold/Tess Gerritsen (Nero) finished 2/24/12

The Chalk Circle Man/Fred Vargas (International Dagger) finished 10/02/12

Nemesis/Jo Nesbo (Macavity)  finished 11/21/12

Thirty-Three Teeth/Colin Cotteril (Dilys) finished 8/18/12

Trumpets Sound No More/Jon Redfern (Arthur Ellis) finished 8/28/12

 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc. - Pearl Harbor Murder by Max Alan Collins or The Diamond Cat by Marian Babson or The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

 

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify! - The Ninth Daughter by Barbara Hamilton or an Owen Parry novel

 

3.PICK A NUMBER: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.  - It Happened One Knife by Jeffrey Cohen or Three Bedrooms, One Corpse by Charlaine Harris

 

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.- The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton

 

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.This one should be easy!

 

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.I’m an English major!) - Goody Goody Gumshots by Sammi Carter

 

7. SNUG AS A BUG: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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!)

 

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title. - The Battered Body by J.B. Stanley

 

9. THE BIG APPLE:Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).- J.D. Robb book

 

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU? Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.Now is your chance! - Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs or My Heart May Be Broken, But My Hair Still Looks Good by Dixie Cash

 

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!

 

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.- American Assassin by Vince Flynn

 

BONUSES:

 

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc. (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five! J)

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

  • Edgar / Mary Higgins Clark Award - Cat Sitter on  Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement (2010)
  • Agatha Award - Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen (2009) or Through a Glass Darkly by Sarah Atwell (2008) or Feint of Art by Hailey Lind
  • Anthony Award - Thunder Bay (2008) or Red Knife (2009) by William Kent Kreuger or A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Reed
  • Barry Award - Red Knife by William Kent Kreuger (2009) or A Field of Darkness by Cornelia Reed
  • Dilys Award - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (2007)
  • Lefty Humorous Award - Knee High by the Fourth of July by Jess Loury (2008) or Some Like it Hot Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen (2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith 3-20-12

 

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: A Duty to The Dead by Charles Todd

 

3.PICK A NUMBER:Read a mystery that has a number in the title. 88 Killer by Oliver Stark

 

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: No Mercy by Lori Armstrong

 

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:   The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett  

 

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Dearly Devoted Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

 

7. SNUG AS A BUG: Due or Die by Jenn Mckinlay

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? The Sweetness At the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

 

9. THE BIG APPLE: The Bone Collector by Jeffery Deaver 2-25-12

 

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?   Stalking Angel by Robert Crais   

 

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS: Borderlands by Brian McGilloway

 

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:    The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson  

 

BONUSES:

 

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:

New England:  The Cutting by James Hayman

Desert Southwest: Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance

Great Lakes:  Rules of Prey by John Sandford 1-28-12

Rocky Mountains: The Poet by Michael Connelly

Pacific West: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

 

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:

 

1.  Arthur Ellis Award (Best Crime Novel): To Close to Home by Linwood Barclay

2.  Barry Award (Best Novel):   The Hidden Man by David Ellis  

3.  International Dagger Award: The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo

4.  Edgar Award (Best First Novel by an American Author): Purgatory Chasm by Steve Ulfelder

5.  Nero Award:   Think of a Number by John Verdon  

6. 2011 Thriller Award (Best First Novel):  The Poacher's Son by Paul Dorion  



 

 


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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: The Red Carnelian by Phyllis Whitney - June 9, 2012

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!  Murder at Manassas by Michael Kilian - July 10, 2012

3.PICK A NUMBER: Death Times Three by Rex Stout - March 14, 2012

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc. Murder in a Cold Climate by Scott Young - September 24, 2012

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM: Alive and Dead by E. X. Ferrars - January 5, 2012

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Fat Free and Fatal by G. A. McKevett - July 31, 2012

7. SNUG AS A BUG:   Aunt Dimity Goes West by Nancy Atherton - February 2, 2012, Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer by Dorothy Gilman - April 28, 2012 

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Sticks and Scones by Diane Mott Davidson - August 12, 2012

9. THE BIG APPLE:  The Burglar Who Liked to Quote Kipling by Lawrence Block February 22, 2012 (Manhattan), The Burglar Who Painted Like Mondrian by  Lawrence Block April 2, 2012,  Little Girl Lost by Richard Aleas (Manhattan) - October 22, 2012

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU? Wire in the Blood by Val McDermid - August 16, 2012

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS: A Place of Safety by Caroline Graham - March 12, 2012, A Ghost in the Machine by Caroline Graham - April 13, 2012, According to the Evidence by Henry Cecil - May 1, 2012, A Famine of Horses by P. F. Chisholm - June 23, 2012

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME: The Bell Ringers by Henry Porter - January 24, 2012

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: (5)

North of Nowhere  by Steve Hamilton (Upper Midwest - Michigan UP) - October 7, 2012

Highland Laddie Gone by Sharyn McCrumb (Appalachia) - January 27, 2012

The Edge of the Crazies by Jamie Harrison (Northwest - Montana) - November 9, 2012

Malice in Maggody by Joan Hess (Ozarks) - September 14, 2012

Do Unto Other by Jeff Abbott (Texas) - May 4, 2012

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy: (6)

2009 Gold Dagger Award finalist Hit and Run by Lawrence Block - November 28, 2012

2010 Agatha Award winner Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny - April 6, 2012

2011 Anthony Award finalist Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin - June 13, 2012

2011 Edgar Award finalist Faithful Place by Tana French - December 3, 2012

2011 DIlys Award finalist Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane - November 23, 2012

2012 Macavity Award finalist  A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny - July 28, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:    Faded Coat of Blue by Owen Parry   

3.PICK A NUMBER: The Twelve by Stewart Neville  (Completed 2/5/12)

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: Skinwalkers by Tony Hillerman (Completed 2/27/12)

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM: Not decided yet

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Inspector Singh Investigates: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint

7. SNUG AS A BUG: Farewell, Miss Zukas

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Murder on Lexington Avenue by Victoria Thompson (completed 1/6/12)

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU? A Bitter Chill by Jane Finnis (completed 5/23/12)

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS: Kissing the Demons by Kate Ellis(completed 2/22/12)

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré (completed 3/31/12)

 

BONUS ONE: See the USAin Your Chevrolet: Read books from (at least) five different regions: (I'm going to try to do them all)

1) New England The Divine Circle of Ladies Playing With Fire by Dolores Stewart Riccio (completed 4/10/12)

2) Southeast

3) Pacific West V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton (completed 5/15/12)

4) Rocky Mountains As the Crow Flies by Craig Johnson

5) Desert Southwest Chet & Bernie book #5 by Spencer Quinn

6) Great Lakes Bloody Mary by J.A. Konrath (Completed 1/18/12)

7) Midwest A Bad Day for Scandal by Sophie Littlefield

8) Deep South

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:

1) The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (2011 Anthony Best First Mystery)

2) Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson (2011 Dagger Award "New Dagger")

3)   Nox Dormienda: A Long Night for Sleeping by Kelli Stanley   (2009 Bruce Alexander Historical Mystery Award)

4)   In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob   (2011 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel)

5) Faces of the Gone by Brad Parks (2010 Shamus Award for Best First P.I. Novel)

6)   Running From the Devil by Jamie Freveletti   (2010 Barry Award for Best Thriller)

 

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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.  The Deception of the Emerald Ring by Lauren Willig, in process.  3.5 stars

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!  A Duty to the Dead (Bess Crawford, Bk. 1) by Charles Todd.  3.5 stars

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  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.  Curtains for Three by Nero Wolfe. 3 stars

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.  This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.   The Wailing Wind by Tony Hillerman3.5 stars

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.  This one should be easy!   Dead Man's Folly by Agatha Christie.  3.5 stars

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.  I’m an English major!)  The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas (Hope this qualifies). 4 stars

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!) Dangerous Alterations by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.  3 stars

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.  A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley. 4 stars

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).  The Game of Thirty by William Kotzwinkle (Manhattan) 3.5 stars 

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.  Now is your chance!  - The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag - Flavia de Luce Mystery, Bk. 2, by Alan Bradley.  3 stars

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!  The Twisted Root by Anne Perry.  4 stars

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.  The Dark Inquiry by Deanna Raybourn  4 stars

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  ( Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five.)

1.  New York - Corpse in the Crystal Ball by Kari Lee Townsend, 3 stars

2.  Rocky Mountains - A Misty Mourning by Rett MacPherson  1 stars - don't bother with this one.

3.  Pennsylvania Butter Safe Than Sorry (Pennsylvania Dutch Mystery with Recipes, Bk. 18) By Tamar Myers   1 star - yuk!

4.  Upper Midwest (Wisconsin) - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick  3.5 stars5.  Upper Midwest (Wisconsin) - A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick  3.5 stars

5.  Midwest (Kansas) - The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas (a cozy read with a murder that is never solved - most entertaining)  4 stars

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

1.  Arthur Ellis Award  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley:  3 stars

2.  Barry Award:  Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 4 stars

3. International Dagger Award:  The Three Evangelists by Fred Vargas. 4 stars

4. Edgar Award:  The Janissary Tree by James Goodwin. 4 stars or Crooked Letter Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (LIBRARY)

5. Nero Award:   Vanish by Tess Gerritson.  3 stars

6. Agatha Award:    The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny, 3 stars

 


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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  The Yellow Room Conspiracy, by Peter Dickinson (WWII)

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  The Ninth Daughter, by Barbara Hamilton

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Master of the House of Darts, by Aliette de Bodard (Aztecs)

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Murder Must Advertise, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Start date: 3/11/12. Finish date: 3/12/12. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration.”

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Gaudy Night, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Start date: 1/17/12. Finish date: 1/18/12. Rating: 5 stars.

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire

9. THE BIG APPLE:  ad eternum, by Elizabeth Bear

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?    Harbinger of the Storm, by Aliette de Bodard

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Busman's Honeymoon, by Dorothy L. Sayers. Start date: 1/19/12. Finish date: 1/19/12. Rating: 4 1/2 stars.

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Tomorrow's Ghost, by Anthony Price

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

1. The Inquisitor's Apprentice, by Chris Moriarty (Northeast)

2. The Blue Place, by Nicola Griffith (Mid-Atlantic)

3. Graveyard Dust, by Barbara Hambly (Deep South)

4. Unclean Spirits, by M.L.N. Hanover (Rocky Mountains)

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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!

3.PICK A NUMBER: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. GOIN’ NATIVE:Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.This one should be easy!

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.I’m an English major!)

7. SNUG AS A BUG: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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!)

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.

9. THE BIG APPLE:Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.Now is your chance!

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc. (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!


          

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  1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN

  2.  WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING     A Faded Coat of Blue                   Owen Parry                     April 2012

  3.  PICK A NUMBER                                 Zero Day                                   David Baldacci                   April 2012

  4.  GOIN’ NATIVE                                  The Sands of Windee                    Arthur Upfield     Australia     January 2012

  5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM            A Small Death in the Great Glen        A.D. Scott                       February 2012

  6.  ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION                    Meet Me at the Morgue                  Ross MacDonald                  January 2012

  7.  SNUG AS A BUG                                 Death at Devil's Bridge                  Robin Paige                       January 2012

  8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?                         Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie    Alan Bradley                   November 2012       

  9. THE BIG APPLE                                    Murder in Little Italy                   Victoria Thompson                 January 2012

10.  DON’T I KNOW YOU?                             The Solomon Effect                     C.S. Graham                     January 2012

11.  THE SUN NEVER SETS                            The Mapping of Love & Death           Jacqueline Winspear             January 2012

12.  THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME           Once a Spy                               Keith Thomson                  January 2012

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet

                                                1)  Undone                  Karin Slaughter           Georgia              May 2012

                                                          2)  Thunder Bay            William Kent Krueger     Minnesota       April 2012

                                                          3)  Vanished                Joseph Finder           Washington, D.C.  December 2012

                                                          4)  The Eagle Catcher     Margaret Coel           Wyoming          November 2012

                                                          5)  The Common Lawyer    Mark Gimenez            Texas            April 2012

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy

       1)   Think of a Number              John Verdon                 Nero Nominee 2011                                  January 2012

       2)   In the Shadow of Gotham      Stephanie Pintoff            Agatha Nominee Best First Novel 2009              January 2012

       3)   Buckingham Palace Gardens     Anne Perry                   Agatha Nominee Best Novel 2008                    April 2012

       4)   The Last Child                  John Hart                    Anthony Nominee Best Mystery Novel 2010         January 2012

       5)   Still Missing                     Chevy Stevens              Arthur Ellis Nominee Best First Crime Novel 2011   November 2012



 



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Done!!!! smiley

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc. Opal Fire by Barbara Annino completed 12-3-2012

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Dead March-Ann McMillan completed 7-22-2012

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  Smokin' Seventeen Janet Evanovich   completed 9-29-2012 
 

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: Lost Bird-Margaret Coel completed 2-19-2012

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  No Rest for the Dead-Various completed 1-3-2012

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Inspector Singh Investigates a Most Peculiar Malaysian Mystery-Shamini Flint completed 11-19-2012

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Flamingo Fatale-Jimmie Ruth Evans completed 4-14-12

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie-Alan Bradley   completed 3-7-12 (audiobook) 
 

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Murder in Chinatown-Victoria Thompson completed 4-1-2012

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  A Superior Death-Nevada Barr completed 2-1-2012

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Black Dog-Stephen Booth completed 1-15-2012

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Sworn to Silence-Linda Castillo completed 4-5-2012

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

1.  Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter--Southeastern US (Georgia) completed 1-10-2012

2.  Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger--Midwest (Minnesota) completed 1-26-2012

3.  Only Flesh and Bones by Sarah Andrews--Rocky Mountains (Colorado and Wyoming) completed 2-28-2012

4.  The Poacher's Son by Paul Doiron--New England (Maine) completed 6-06-12

5.  V is for Vengance by Sue Grafton--Pacific Southwest (California) completed 2-15-2012

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

1.  The Drop by Michael Connelly--2012 Anthony Awards Best Mystery Nominee completed 5-19-2012

2.  Still Missing by Chevy Stevens--2011 Thriller Award-Best First Novel Winner completed 11-23-2012

3.  Sacrifice by-SJ Bolton--Edgar Awards-2009 Mary Higgins Clark Award-Nominee completed 8-06-2012

4.  Still Life by Louise Penny--2007 Anthony Award-Best First Mystery-Winner completed 7-27-2012

5.  Among the Mad by Jacqueline Winspear-2010Macavity Award-Best Historical Novel-Winner completed 10-20-2012

6.  V is for Vengance by Sue Grafton-2012 Left Coast Crime Gold Nugget Award-Nominee completed 2-15-2012



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1.  THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN  The Attenbury Emeralds  - Jill Paton Walsh

2.  WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:   Presumption of Death - Dorothy Sayers & Jill Patton Walsh

3.  PICK A NUMBER:   The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency

4.  GOIN' NATIVEi

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Death Comes Silently (Death on Demand) by Carolyn Hart  5/12

6.  ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Alibis in Arkansas

7.  SNUG AS A BUG:  Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch  by Nancy Atherton   11/12

8.  YOU GONNA EAT THAT?:  The Gingerbread Bump-off  by Livia J. Washburn 3/2

9.  THE BIG APPLE:   Gypped by Carol Higgins Clark  5/12

10. DON'T I KNOW YOU?:  To Sketch a Thief  by Sharon Page

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-up by Emily Brightwell 5/2

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:   Backfire by Catherine Coulter  9/12

 

BONUS  ONE:   SEE THE USA IN YOUR CHEVEROLET

  1. South East  -  Agony of the Leaves (A Tea Shop Mystery) by Laura Childs   4/12
  2. West Coast      A Good Day to Pie by Carol Culver
  3. Washington DC  -  Affairs of Steak (White House Chef by Julie Hyzy  2/12
  4. Great Lakes  -  The Cinnamon Roll Murder (Hannah Swenson series) by Joanne Fluke  5/12
  5. Upper Midwest -  Threadbare (Needlecraft Mystery  by Monica Ferris  3/12
  6. Northern New England -  Dead Level: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery by Sarah Graves
  7. South, New Orleans  -  Cake on a Hot Tin Roof by Jacklyn Brady  4/12

 

BONUS TWO:    I'D LIKE TO THANK THE ACADEMY

  1. A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton - Macavity Award 2011
  2. Some Like It Hot Buttered  by  Jeffrey Cohen  -  Lefty Humorous Award 2008
  3. The Midnight Show Murders by Al Roker  -  Nero Award Finalist 2011
  4. Guns and Roses by Taffy Cannon  -  Macavity Award Finalist 2001 - didn't finish, vbw
  5. It Happened One Knife  by Jeffrey Cohen  -  Lefty Award Finalist 2009
  6. Holy Guacomole by Nancy Fairbanks   -  Lefty Award Finalist 2005  7/12
  7. Savannah Blues by Mary Kay Andrews - Edgar Award Finalist Best Novel 2003

 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  A Matter of Diamonds - David Manuel - completed

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Miss Dimple Disappears - Mignon Ballard - completed

     2nd round - Don't Die Under the Apple Tree  - completed

3.  PICK A NUMBER: The 10th Anniversary - James Patterson - completed

      2nd round - Threats at Three -  completed

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  A Fatal Thaw - Dana Stabenow - completed

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Herald of Death - K. Kingsbury - completed

      2nd round - Death by the Dozen - competed

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Goody, Goody, Gunshots - Sammi Carter - completed

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Mrs.Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up - Emily Brightwell  - completed    

     2nd round - Murder at Gramercy Park - completed       

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Peppermint Twisted - Sammi Carter - completed

     2nd round - Killer Crullers - completed

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Murder on Astor Place - Victoria Thompson - completed

     2nd round - Murder at St.Marks Place - competed

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  In the Still of the Night - Jill Churchill - completed

      2nd round - Hasty Death - completed

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Mrs.Malory Investigates - Hazel Holt - completed

      2nd round - The Cruelest Month - completed

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  The Quickie - James Patterson - completed

      2nd round - 11th Hour - completed

BONUSES

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: 

Northeast:  Owls Well That Ends Well - Donna Andrews (Pennsylvania) - completed

Southeast: Harrowing Hats - Joyce and Jim Lavene (South Carolina)- completed

Northern New England -Flipped Out - Jennie Bentley  (Maine) - completed

Northwest - Farewell, Miss Zukas -Jo Dereske (Washington) - completed

Great Lakes - Devils Food Murder - Joanne Fluke - completed

 2nd round -  Cinnamon Roll Murder - completed

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy

Mystery Writers of America/Minotaur Book Competition Winner - Death On Tour  Completed

Macavity Award -2009  Runner Up - Death of a Cozy Writer - GM Mallliet - completed

Left Coast Award- 2007 Runner Up - Most Humerous - No Nest For the Wicket - Donna Andrews - completed

Agatha - 2010 Runner Up - Murder at the PTA - Laura  Alden - Completed

Agatha - 2011 Nominee - Best First Novel - Tempest in the Tea Leaves - Kari Lee Townsend - completed

Anthony - 2007 Winner - Best First Novel - Still Life - completed

2nd round:

Agatha - 2007 Winner - A Fatal Grace - completed

Agatha - 2009 Nominated - Bookplate Special - completed

Agatha - 2007 nominated - Royal Spyness - completed

Best 1st Novel - 2008 - Thru the Glass Deadly - completed

Best Historical Novel - 2012 -  Naught in Nice - completed

 

 



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1.  THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:   Concrete Pearl by Vincent Zandri   Completed
2.  WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Pearl Harbor by William R. Forstchen   Completed
3.  PICK A NUMBER:  Early Eight (Working Man's Mystery, Bk 3)  L. T. Fawkes  Completed
4.  GOIN’ NATIVE:  Heyoka Blood by Hewitt Schlereth  Completed
5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Dead Roots (Bad Hair Day, Bk 7) by Nancy J. Cohen
Completed
6.  ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Shadows at the Spring Show by Lea Wait   Completed
7.  SNUG AS A BUG:  The Last to Remember (Sharyn Howard, Bk 3) by Jim Lavene, Joyce Lavene   Completed
8.  YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Bon Bon Voyage by Nancy Fairbanks   Completed
9.  THE BIG APPLE:  New York to Dallas by J. D. Robb   Completed
10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  The Desert Hedge Murders by Patricia Stoltey  Completed
11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:
  Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley  Completed
12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  The Zero Game by Brad Meltzer  Completed

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: 

New England           Town in a Blueberry Jam (Candy Holliday, Bk 1) B B Haywood    Completed
Spoutheast               Telltale Turtle: A Pet Psychic Mystery by J & J Lavene    Completed   
Great Lakes              Black Lace by Beverly Jenkins  Completed
Midwest                      Fifty-Seven Heaven (Kitty Bloodworth, Bk 1) by Lonnie Cruse  Completed
Desert Southwest    Ghoul Interrupted (Ghost Hunter, Bk 6) by Victoria Laurie    Completed
West Coast                Goodnight, Irene (Irene Kelly, Bk 1)  by Jan Burke     Completed


BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy: 

Agatha = The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard   Completed
Anthony = I'd Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman  Completed
Barry = The Sherlockian by Graham Moore   Completed
Dilys = Once a Spy by Keith Thomson  Completed
Edgar = Live to Tell by Wendi Corsi Staub  Completed
Macavity = Rogue Island by Bruce DeSilva   Completed

Second Round cool

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Gem of a Ghost by Sue Ann Jaffarian  Completed
2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:   This Dame for Hire : : Sandra Scoppetone   Completed
3. PICK A NUMBER:  Airship Nine :: Thomas H. Block  Completed
4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  The Eagle Catcher ::  Margaret Coel   Completed
5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  When Death Intervenes :: L. C. Hayden  Completed
6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  A Girl, A Guy and A Ghost :: Patricia Mason  Completed
7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Gun Shy :: Donna Ball  Completed
8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?   Murder of a Creped Suzette :: Denise Swanson  Completed
9. THE BIG APPLE:  Don't Die Under the Apple Tree :: Amy Patricia Meade  Completed
10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?: The Cat, the Lady and the Liar :: Leann Sweeney  Completed

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  The Last Hand :: Eric Wright  Completed
12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Santorini by Alistair Maclean  Completed
 
BONUS ONE:

Midwest                                                The Accidental Sleuth by Helen Marci Osterman  Completed
South (Charleston)                                The Restorer by Amanda Stevens       Completed
West (Nevada)                                       When Colette Died by L C Hayden       Completed      
New England                                         Tempest in the Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend  Completed
North West                                            Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Towpson  Completed

BONUS TWO:

Agatha Award                                         Royal Flush by Rhys Bowen (2009)  Completed
Anthony Award                                       Snow Angels by James Thompson (2011)  Completed
Anthony Award                                       A Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield (2010)  Completed
Dilys Award                                            The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (2007)  Completed
Edgar / Mary Higgins Clark Award       Cat Sitter on  Hot Tin Roof by Blaize Clement (2010)  Completed
Lefty Humorous Award                        Some Like it Hot Buttered by Jeffrey Cohen (2008)  Completed

Third Round devil As I find 'em

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Emerald :: Phyllis A. Whitney        Complete
2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Dead March :: Ann McMillan            Complete
3.  PICK A NUMBER:  First Grave on the Right :: Darynda Jones        Complete
4.  GOIN’ NATIVE:  Restless Spirit ::  S. D. Tooley            Complete
5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  50% Off Murder :: Josie Belle            Complete
6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  The Chocolate Cupid Killings :: JoAnna Carl     Complete
7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Second Grave on the Left :: Darynda Jones    Complete
8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?:  Brownies and Broomsticks :: Bailey Cates    Complete
9. THE BIG APPLE: A Taste of the Nightlife :: Sarah Zettell        Complete
10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?:  The Kingdom :: Amanda Stevens        Complete 
11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  The Yard :: Alex Grecian     Complete
12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME: Adreline :: Jeff Abbott     Complete


BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: 

Great Lakes (Wisconsin)              Means to an End :: Michael Hachey
Southeast    (South Carolina)    The Kingdom :: Amanda Stevens
New England  (Maine)                  Shadows on the Ivy :: Lea Wait
South (Alabama)                           A Killer Read ::Erika Chase

Midwest (Minnesota)                    Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly  

BONUS TWO:  I'm just listing award winners since I've fulfilled this the first time. :)

1.  Bones :: Jan Burke        2000 Edgar Award    Complete
2.  The Last Minute         Finalist 2012 Thriller Award
   Complete
3.  Flight :: Jan Burke        Finalist 2002 Nero Award   Complete
4.  Bloodlines :: Jan Burke    Finalist 2006 Barry Award   Complete
5.  Kidnapped :: Jan Burke    Finalist 2007 Anthony Award
6.  Disturbance :: Jan Burke    Finaliat 2012 Left Cost Golden Nuggett Award

Fourth Round  yes  Just because I've read some that fit!  (and will be read before the year is over)

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  The Turquoise Tattoo  :: Nancy Baker Jacobs     Complete
2.  WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Angel Trumpet :: Ann McMillan    Complete
3.  PICK A NUMBER:  Third Person Singular :: K J Erickson 
                                 Complete
4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Little Tiny Teeth :: Aaron Elkins                                               Complete
5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Tie Dyed and Dead :: Sharon Short         Complete
6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  The Chocolate Castle Clue                             Complete                
7. SNUG AS A BUG:  All Sales Fatal :: Laura DiSilverio
                                        Complete
8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?:  Pies and Prejudice :: Ellery Adams                          Complete
9. THE BIG APPLE:  The Hour of the Cat :: Peter Quinn                                           Complete
10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?:  Shadows on the Ivy :: Lea Wait                                   Complete
11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Stolen :: Jordan Gray                                                Complete
12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  The Last MInute :: Jeff Abbott     Complete

Bonus One
Key Wast, Florida         The Vision :: Heather Graham
    Complete
Memphis, Tennessee    Elvis and the Memphis Mambo :: Peggy Webb    Complete
Parkland, North Carolina    A Case of Imagination :: Jane Tesh    Complete
New Orleans, Louisiana    Phantom Evil:: Heather Graham    Complete
Cutler, Colorado        No Place for Secrets :: Sherry Lewis    Complete

Bonus Two
The Long Quiche Good-bye :: Avery Aames              2010 Agatha Award
            Complete
Tempest in the Tea Leaves :: Kari Lee Townsend     2011 Agatha Award            Complete
Swift Justice :: Laura DiSilverio                                2011 Finalist Lefty Award    Complete
A Killing Tide :: P J Alderman                                   2007 Finalist RITA                   
Complete
Murder at the PTA :: Laura Alden                            2010 Agatha (Best first novel) Complete
Getting Old Can Kill You :: Rita Lakin                      2012 Lefty                                      Complete  

I may do more but privately, just if I find something, hoping to clean up the ol' TBR



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So far, this is what I have to work with. I'll see how it goes.....

 

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: Black Emeralds by Duane Feagley

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: The Schoolmaster's Daughter by John Smolens (American Revolution)

3.  PICK A NUMBER: One Blood by Graeme Kent - finished on 3/14/12

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: Death of a Swagman by Arthur Upfield - finished on 1/14/12

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM: Anatomy of Murder by Imogen Robertson - finished around 3/10/12

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Inspector Singh Investigates:  A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint -finished 1/1/2012

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Bookmarked to Die: a Miss Zukas Mystery by Jo Dereske

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Sugartown by Loren Estleman

9. THE BIG APPLE:  A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff- finished in March sometime

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Blood on the Strand by Susanna Gregory - finished on 2/21/12

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson -finished on 2/1/2012

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  The Fallen by Jassy MacKenzie - finished on 4/30/2012

Bonus 1 See the USA:

Pacific West: The Big Both Ways by John Straley

Rocky Mountains: Silver Lies by Ann Parker finished on 2/8/2012

Great Lakes and Upper Midwest: Stolen Prey by John Sandford. - finished on June 18, 2012

Desert Southwest: To Fetch a Thief by Spencer Quinn  - finished May 5, 2012

Mid- Atlantic: All Aboard for Murder by R.T. Ray (Maryland)

 

Bonus 2 I'd like to thank the Academy:

1. Gold Dagger Award: Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin(2011).

2. John Creasey Award: Dogs of Rome by Conor Fitzgerald(2011)

3. Barry Award for Best first Novel: Holy Thief by William Ryan (2011) finished 2/22/12 (or thereabouts)

4. Edgar Award debut novel: In the Shadow of Gotham by Stefanie Pintoff - finished 3/15/12

5. Barry Award for Best First Novel: A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley (2009) - finished 1/12/12



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Saving my space

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Moonstone by Wilkie Collins done Sept 12th

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Mr. churchill's Secretary by Susan Eia MacNeal done 7/12

3.  PICK A NUMBER:   Death by the Dozen by Jenn McKinley done 2/2

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Devil-Devil by Graeme Kent finished 2/24

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  -- Dead Bolt by Juliette Blackwell done 1/4

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Tempest in the Tea Leaves done July 11

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  The Scarlet Pepper by Dorothy St James done May 14th

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? Clobbered in Camembert by Avery Aames done April 28th

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Murder on Marble Row by Victoria Thompson done Jan 18

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Instpect Singh Investigates: A Bali Conspiracy most Fouls by Shamini Flint done March 10th

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  India Black, and the Widow of Windsor by Carol K. Carr done Feb 20

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Raven Black by Ann Cleeves done July 1

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

A Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield - Missouri Midwest

It Takes a Witch by Heather Blake - Massachusetts, New England

File M for Murdrer by Mirdanda James - Missippi - Deep South

Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cate - South East, Savannah

A Deadly Grind by Victoria Hamilton- North Central, Michigan

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

 The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi-Adler Olsen - Glass Key Award  done Aprll 23rd

City of Dragons by Kelli Stanley Macavity Award winner done Sept 20th



 



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My page even though I don't do so good on the challenges.

 

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  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. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.  This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.  This one should be easy!

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.  I’m an English major!)

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!)

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.  Now is your chance!

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!

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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  One Book in the Grave by Carlisle (apr)

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.  This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Murder Buys a T-shirt by Christy Fifield (may)

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.  I’m an English major!)

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Mind your Own Beeswax by Reed (june)

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Evil Eclairs by Jessica Beck (jan)

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Buttercream Bumpoff by Jenn McKinlay (jan)

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Sweet Revenge by Andrea Penrose (jan)

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  

The Reviewers' Chioce Award - Best Amateur Slewth :  Tempest in Tea Leaves by Kari Lee Townsend (nominee 2011)

The Dilys Award:  The Thirteenth Tale by Setterfield (2007)

Anthony Award: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Larsson (2009)



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Yay! I can't wait!

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Pearls Before Swine, Margery Allingham  Finished 5/4/12  yesyes

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  The Danger Within, Michael Gilbert (World War II) Finished 2/12/12 yesyes

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  Death in Five Boxes, John Dickson Carr (a.k.a. Carter Dickson) Finished 1/17/11 yes

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: The Mystery of Swordfish Reef, Arthur Upfield  Finished 7/9/12 yes

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Murder Begins at Home, Delano Ames Finished 1/3/12  yes

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Going, Going, Gone:  An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Phoebe Atwood Taylor Finished 6/18/12 yes

7. SNUG AS A BUG: The Wild Hog Murders,  Bill Crider  Finished 5/13/12 yes

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? The Ten Tea Cups, Carter Dickson  Finished 6/4/12 yes

9. THE BIG APPLE: The Second Confession, Rex Stout (Manhattan)  Finished 4/21/12  yes

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  The Cut Direct, Alice Tilton (aka Phoebe Atwood Taylor) Finished 1/29/12 yes

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:   A Most Contagious Game, Catherine Aird Finished 5/22/12 yesyes

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  The 39 Steps, John Buchan Finished 2/3/12 yes

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

Pacific West (San Francisco)The Maltese Falcon, Dashiell Hammett  Finished 2/19/12 yes

Deep South (Georgia):  Sick of Shadows, Sharyn McCrumb Finished 6/23/12 yes

Mountain West (Montana): The Curious Custard Pie, Margaret Scherf Finished 6/27/12 yes

New England (New York):  Nothing Can Rescue Me, Elizabeth Daly Finished 7/21/12 yes

Midwest (Illinois):  The Message of the Mute Dog, Charlotte Murray Russell  Finished 8/7/12 yesyes

 



 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:

2. WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  The Information Officer - done

3. PICK A NUMBER: Death by the Dozen - done

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Force of Nature - done

5. DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM: Death Cloud - done

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Killer Crab Cakes - done

7. SNUG AS A BUG: Sinister Sprinkles - done

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? A Sheetcake Named Desire - done

9. THE BIG APPLE: Holiday Grind - done

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU? Fatally Frosted - done

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS: Evil Under the Sun - done

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME: Snowbound - done

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:

  • New England,  Mind Over Murder (ME) done
  • Southeast  Evil Eclairs (NC) done
  • Pacific West  The Edge of Night (CA) done
  • Rocky Mountains  Back of Beyond (WY/MT) done
  • Midwest   The Affair (MS) done

 

 



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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  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. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.  This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.  This one should be easy!

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.  I’m an English major!)

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!)

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.  Now is your chance!

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need! 

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1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Read a mystery that has a precious or semi-precious gem in the title: ruby, sapphire, emerald, diamond, pearl etc.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Read a mystery that is set during any American war through World War II. Revolutionary, Civil, 1812…they all qualify!

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  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. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Read a mystery that features any aboriginal peoples of the world.  This could include any Native American tribe, First Nations of Canada, Australian Aboriginals etc.     May Day (Murder-By-Month, Bk 1)
 

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Read any mystery with the word dead, death, murder or mayhem in the title.  This one should be easy!

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Read a mystery in which the title contains at least three words with the same initial sound, as in “All About Alliteration”. (Hey, I can’t help it.  I’m an English major!)    The Case of the Tough-Talking Turkey (Casebook of Dr. McKenzie, Bk 2)
 

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  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! (Everyone should read at least one cozy a year!)

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Read a mystery with food or a beverage in the title.

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Read a mystery that is set primarily in one of the five boroughs New York City (Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island).

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Read the second book in a series that you have already started. We all have started a series that we’ve been meaning to get back to.  Now is your chance!   Mind Your Own Beeswax (Queen Bee, Bk 2)
 

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Read a mystery that is set anywhere in the British Isles because let’s face it, the empire is much smaller than it used to be!

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Read a straight up thriller or espionage novel.

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet:  Read at least five books, each set in a different region of the 48 contiguous United States. We’re in a Chevy and we don’t have a passport. Regions could include: New England, Southeast, Pacific West, Rocky Mountains, Desert Southwest, Great Lakes, Midwest etc.  (If you must, Hawaii and Alaska can be added AFTER the first five!)

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy:  Chose any SIX mystery book awards (Agatha, Dagger, Edgar etc.) and read any winner or nominee from the past five years for each award. The SYKM website has all the awards and titles you’ll need!



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Challenge AND Bonuses FINISHED 7/17/2012! smiley

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  Cat in a Sapphire Slipper by Carole Nelson Douglas FINISHED: 1/15/2012 

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  This Dame for Hire by Sandra Scoppettone FINISHED: 3/14/2012

3.  PICK A NUMBER: First Drop by Zoe Sharp FINISHED 1/20/2012

4. GOIN’ NATIVE:  Silent Spirit by Margaret Coel FINISHED: 2/1/2012

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Dead Over Heels by Charlaine Harris FINISHED: 4/2/2012

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  She Smiled Sweetly by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith FINISHED: 3/4/2012

7. SNUG AS A BUG:  Real Murders by Charlaine Harris FINISHED: 1/6/2012

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  A Fool and His Honey by Charlaine Harris FINISHED: 4/16/2012

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Dead Connection by Alafair Burke (Manhattan) FINISHED: 1/2/2012

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  A Bad Day for Pretty by Sophie Littlefield FINISHED: 3/31/2012

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (historical) FINISHED: 2/8/2012

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  I, Sniper by Stephen Hunter FINISHED: 2/13/2012

 

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet (5): 

Pacific West - Silence by Thomas Perry  FINISHED: 1/26/2012

Southeast - Hunting Fear by Kay Hooper FINISHED: 6/6/2012

Southwest - Left for Dead by J.A. Jance FINISHED: 4/15/2012

Plains States (Oklahoma) - Husband and Wives by Susan Rogers Cooper FINISHED: 7/15/2012

New England - The Sour Cherry Surprise by David Handler FINISHED: 4/24/2012

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy(6): 

In Search of Mercy by Michael Ayoob (Shamus, Best First P.I. Novel, 2011) FINISHED: 6/25/2012

In the Shadow of Gotham by Stephanie Pintoff (Edgar, Best First Novel, 2010) FINISHED: 3/27/2012

China Lake by Meg Gardiner (Edgar, Best Paperback Original, 2009) FINISHED: 5/8/2012

(OK, I read two Edgar winners. One will have to wait to count next time through the challenge!)

Moonlight Mile by Dennis Lehane (DILYS, runner up, 2010) FINISHED: 2/21/2012

Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin (Gold Dagger, 2011) FINISHED: 5/30/2012

The Damage Done by Hilary Davidson (Anthony Awards, Best First Mystery, 2011) FINISHED: 7/17/2012

Swift Justice by Laura DiSilverio (Left Coast Crime, Best Humorous Mystery runner-up, 2011) FINISHED: 6/10/2012

SECOND ROUND

1.  THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN:  The End of Emerald Woods, by David J. Walker.

2.   WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING:  Some Welcome Home, by Sharon Wildwind

3.  PICK A NUMBER:  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. GOIN’ NATIVE: 

5.  DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM:  Dead Dancing Women, by Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION:  Bone by Bone, by Carol O’Connell, FINISHED: 8/20/2012

7. SNUG AS A BUG: The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree, by Susan Wittig Albert, FINISHED: 9/23/2012

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT?  Bad Chili, by Joe Lansdale, FINISHED: 9/9/2012

9. THE BIG APPLE:  Always Time to Die, by Elizabeth Lowell

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU?  Swift Edge, by Laura DiSilverio, FINISHED: 8/4/2012

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS:  What Remains of Heaven by C.S. Harris, FINISHED: 7/22/2012

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME:  Gideon's Sword, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child, FINISHED: 8/15/2012

 

BONUSES:

BONUS ONE: See the USA in Your Chevrolet: 

Pacific Northwest - Sleight of Hand by Kate Wilhelm (Oregon): FINISHED: 9/4/2012

Midwest - Misery Bay, by Steve Hamilton (Michigan): FINISHED: 8/11/2012

Plains States - A Wanted Man, by Lee Child (Nebraska): FINISHED: 10/2012

West Coast - Vampire Bytes, by Linda Grant (California): FINISHED: 11/2012

Deep South - The Archangel Project, by C.S. Graham (Louisiana): FINISHED: 11/23/2012

 

BONUS TWO: I’d Like to Thank the Academy: 

A Duty to the Dead, by Charles Todd (Macavity, 2010, finalist for Best Historical Novel): FINISHED: 8/2/2012

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson (Anthony, 2009, Best First Mystery): FINISHED: 8/28/2012

The Last Child, by John Hart (Barry Awards, 2010, AND Edgar, 2010 Best Novel)

Ghost Hero, by S.J. Rozan (DILYS, 2011)

The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon (Hammett, 2007 runner-up)

The Spider’s Web, by Margaret Coel (Left Coast Crime’s Hillerman Sky Award, 2011): FINISHED 7/29/2012

Snow Blind, by Lori Armstrong (Shamus, Best P.I. paperback original, 2009)





 



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The 2012 Mystery Challenge!

1. THE JEWEL IN THE CROWN: 

2.WAR IS HELL, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival Resilience and Redemption  by Laura Hillenbrand

3.PICK A NUMBER: 11 Harrowhouse by Gerald Browne - Finished 1-19-11

4. GOIN’ NATIVE: Vanishing Act by Thomas Perry - Finished 3-17-12

5.DEAD, DEATH, MURDER, MAYHEM: Death Is In The Air by Kate Kingsbury - Finshed 1-6-12

6. ALL ABOUT ALLITERATION: Catch As Cat Can by Rita Mae Brown - Finished 3-14-12

7. SNUG AS A BUG: The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais - Finished 1-9-12

8. YOU GONNA EAT THAT? The Seduction of Water by Carol Goodman - Finished 6-26-12

9. THE BIG APPLE: In Like Flynn (Molly Murphy Bk 4) by Rhys Bowen - Finished 2-14-12

10. DON’T I KNOW YOU? Aunt Dimity And The Duke by Nancy Atheron - Finished 1-13-12

11. THE SUN NEVER SETS: An Instance Of The Fingerpost by Iain Post - Finished 1-23-12

12. THE THRILLING SPY WHO LOVED ME: First To Kill by Andrew Peterson - Finished 1-30-12



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