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Date Posted: 11/11/2012 5:11 PM ET
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Here is the place to paste your lists so you can begin tracking down those books!!!

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1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  Jane and the Unpleasantness at Scargrave Manor

                                                                                                                 Stephanie Barron                             08/2013

2. Older than me!    (1936)                                                        Murder Down Under              Arthur Upfield     05/2013

3. History lesson anyone?                                                          Elegy for Eddie                     Jacqueline Winspear   08/2013

4. A long road home...  400 pages long.                                      Sovereign                            C.J. Sanson           07/2013

5. Read a mystery that has a paranormal element                        The Ghost & Mrs. McClure      Alice Kimberley  08/2013

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... main characters is an animal.       The Tale of HIll Top Farm      Susan Wittig Albert  07/2013

7. Shiny new!  published within the past year.                             A Simple Murder                 Eleanor Kuhns          02/2013     

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical plot.                 The Patient                        Michael Palmer          01/2013

9. Exotic vacation...  an exotic location. Africa                             Mark of the Lion               Suzanne Arruda        08/2013

10. My bloody Valentine!  "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.              The Blood-Dimmed Tide    Rennie Airth            08/2013

11. Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.                         Learning to Swim                   Sara J. Henry

12. Re-read an author that you always enjoy.                              The Devil's Bones             Jefferson Bass           01/2013

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.                      Blackman's Coffin                              Mark de Castrique     07/2013

                                                                                 Dreams in the Key of Blue                  John Philpin             01/2013

                                                                                Secret of the White Rose                    Stefanie Pintoff       05/2013

                                                                              A Double Death on the Black Isle        A.D. Scott                 06/2013

                                                                                Stalking Ivory                                   Suzanne Arruda         08/2013

                                                                                                     The Violet Hour                                Richard Montanari

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.     Star Witness                    D.W. Buffa                   01/2013

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012.                       Don't Ever Get Old          Daniel Friedman          04/2013

3. Don't talk about religion!                                                             The Bishop's Tale         Margaret Frazer             02/2013

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist.                              The Blood Detective     Dan Waddell                 07/2013

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery arson investigator.                      Weeping                       Shelly Reuben             07/2013

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair.                           Hot Water                        Sally Gunning           02/2013



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1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  The Cold Spot Author: Tom Piccirilli

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.  Terrified Author: Kevin O'Brien

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Bloodshot (Cheshire Red Reports, Bk 1) Author: Cherie Priest

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year. The Last Kind Words: A Novel Author: Tom Piccirilli

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.  Invisible Murders Author: Lene Kaaberbol, Agnete Friis

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. Dare Me: A Novel Author: Megan Abbott

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy. Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher, Bk 13) Author: Lee Child

 

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc.



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Blue is for the books I finished on my first round through the challenge. Green are books I read, which fit for challenge categories, AFTER I've finished the original challenge & bonuses.

 1.   Gnu to me!  Lost Lake by Phillip Margolin - FINISHED 8/16/2013

a. Cut & Run by Madeline Urban & Abigail Roux - FINISHED 8/19/2013

 2.   Older than me! Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout - FINISHED 3/25/2013 

         a. The A B C Murders by Agatha Christie - FINISHED 9/17/2013

 3.   History lesson anyone?  The Shirt On His Back by Barbara Hambly - FINISHED 2/4/2013

         a. Still Life With Murder by P.B. (Patricia) Ryan - FINISHED 8/26/2013

 4.   A long road home...  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - FINISHED 7/22/2013

 5.   Whooo are you?  Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris - FINISHED 1/2/2013

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Cat Pay the Devil by Shirley Rousseau Murphy - FINISHED 1/23/2013

         a. Unleashed by Emily Kimelman - FINISHED 8/28/2013

 7.   Shiny new!  Looking for Yesterday by Marcia Muller - FINISHED 1/5/2013 (pub. date: Nov., 2012)

         a. It Happens in the Dark by Carol O'Connell - FINISHED 9/1/2013 (pub. date: Aug, 2013)

 8.   What's up Doc?  An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd - FINISHED 2/8/2013

 9.   Exotic vacation... The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson - FINISHED 4/19/2013

         a. The Solomon Effect by C.S. Graham - FINISHED 10/06/2013

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Blood Rain by Michael Dibdin - FINISHED  3/9/2013

11.  And the award goes to...  Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry - FINISHED 5/19/2013 (2012 Anthony Award)

12.  Good to see you again...  Swift Run by Laura DiSilverio FINISHED: 1/7/2013

        a. Never Go Back by Lee Child FINISHED: 11/4/2013

 BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

Red on Red by Edward Conlon FINISHED: 2/18/2013

Bloody River Blues by Jeffery Deaver FINISHED: 1/27/2013 

Ice Blues by Richard Stevenson FINISHED: 7/7/2013

India Black by Carol K. Carr FINISHED: 8/5/2013

The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman FINISHED: 6/23/2013

White Tombs by Christopher Valen  FINISHED: 4/28/2013

Bourbon Street Blues by Greg Herren  FINISHED: 8/31/2013

Grey Justice by Alan McDermott FINISHED: 10/28/2013

A Dead Red Heart by R.P. Dahlke FINISHED: 12/2013

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benigno FINISHED: 7/26/2013

 2.   First time author!  The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen FINISHED: 6/3/2013

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Blessed Is the Busybody by Emilie Richards FINISHED: 3/13/2013

        a. Through the Evil Days by Julia Spencer-Fleming FINISHED 12/1/2013

 4.   Who am I?  Deadly Pedigree by Jimmy Fox FINISHED: 3/2/2013

 5.   Blazing saddles...  The Fourth Angel by Suzanne Chazin FINISHED: 7/28/2013

 6.   DIY...  Dipped, Stripped, and Dead by Elise Hyatt FINISHED: 4/23/2013

        a.  French Polished Murder by Elise Hyatt FINISHED 8/20/2013



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1st Quarter

 1.   Gnu to me!  A.P.B. (All Points Bulletin) :: Dave Pedneau    
 2.   Older than me!  Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920)    
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Mr. Churchill's Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal    
 4.   A long road home...  Black Out :: Lisa Unger (560 pgs)    
 5.   Whooo are you?  Bride of the Night  :: Heather Graham    
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Cat Trick by Sohie Kelly    
 7.   Shiny new!  A Haunting Dream  by Joyce and Jim Lavene (December 2012)    
 8.   What's up Doc?  Lethal Practice by Peter Clement         
 9.   Exotic vacation... Devil-Devil by Graeme Kent    
10.  My bloody Valentine!  Blood Knot by S.W. Hubbard    
11.  And the award goes to...  The Dispatcher by Ryan David Jahn (Dagger Award)    
12.  Good to see you again...  Notorious Nineteen :: Janet Evanovich    

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1.  Red, Green, or Murder (A Posadas County Mystery) :: Steven F Havill    
2.  The Blue Goose is Dead (Allison Aldridge, Bk 1) :: Helen Goodman    
3.  The Girl in the Green Raincoat (Tess Monaghan, Bk 11) :: Laura Lippman    
4.  Donna Rose and the Slug War (Cedar Harbor) :: Norma Tadlock Johnson   
5.  The Crimson Code :: Rachel Lee    
6.  The Camel Club (Camel Club, Bk 1) :: David Baldacci    

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  The Devil Amongst the Lawyers: A Ballad Novel :: Sharyn McCrumb    
 2.   First time author!  Who Do, Voodoo? (Mind for Murder, Bk 1) :: Rochelle Staab  (Anthony 2012)     
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Sham Rock :: Ralph M. McInerny (priest)    

 4.   Who am I?  Deadly Descent :: Charlotte Hinger    
 5.   Blazing saddles...  Fire Trap by Earl Emerson    
 6.   DIY...  Knockdown (Home Repair Is Homicide, Bk 14) by Sarah Graves  

2nd Quarter

 1.   Gnu to me!   Nearly Departed in Deadwood / Ann Charles
 2.   Older than me!  They Came to Kill / Margaret Scerf (1942)
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree / Susan Wittig Albert
 4.   A long road home...  Terminal Freeze / Lincoln Child
 5.   Whooo are you?  Sacred Evil / Heather Graham 
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck... 
  File M for Murder / Miranda James  
 7.   Shiny new!    Immortal Ever After / Lynsay Sands 
 8.   What's up Doc?   Blind Sided / Karen Slaughter 
  9.   Exotic vacation... The Last Kashmiri Rose / Barbara Cleverly 
10.  My bloody Valentine! In the Blood / Don Donaldson
11.  And the award goes to...   Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder / Mike Befeler (Left Coast Award)   
12.  Good to see you again...    Stoneeall Jackson's Elbow / John Billheimer  

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1.  The Yellow Room / Mary Roberts Rhinehart
2.  The Diplomat and the Gold Piano / Margaret Schrf
3.  The Green Plaid Pants / Margaret Scherf
4.  Donna Rose & the Roots of Evil / N T Johnson
5.  Blue Moon / Peter Duchin
6. 
An Iron Rose/ Peter Temple

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Slightly Irregular Rhonda Pollero
 2.   First time author!  The Christie Curse / Victoria Abbott
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Murder Most Holy / Mike Manno
 4.   Who am I?    Deadly Pedigree / Jimmy Fox 

  5.   Blazing saddles...    Primal Threat / Earl Emerso   
 6.   DIY...  Murder on the House / Juliet Blackwell

3d Quarter

 1.   Gnu to me! The Accidental Sleuth / Helen Marie Osterman
 2.   Older than me!  The Murder at the Vicarage / Agatha Christie
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Deadfall in Berlin / R D Zimmerman
 4.   A long road home...Paranoia / Joseph Finder
 5.   Whooo are you?  The Unseen / Heather Graham
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck... 
Chihuahua Confidental / Waverly Curtis 
 7.   Shiny new! Cut to the Corpse / Lucy Lawrence    
 8.   What's up Doc?  The Coroner's Lunch / Colin Cottrill
 9.   Exotic vacation... Rain Fall / Barry Eisler
10.  My bloody Valentine!  Blood Oath / Christopher Farnsworth 
11.  And the award goes to... A Killer Read / Erika Chase
12.  Good to see you again... 
Deadly Ever After / Charlaine Harria

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

1. Black Light / Steven Hunter
2. In the Shadow of Silver Lake / James Schneider
3. Bones of Coral / James Hall
4. Red Velvet Revenge / Jenn MacKinlay
5. Grey Zone / Clea Simon
6. Two Little Girls in Blue / Mary Higgins Clark

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  The First Counsel / Brad Meltzer
 2.   First time author!  You Cannoii Die Once / Shelley Costa
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  The Widow's Mate / Ralph M McInerny

 4.   Who am I?  Paging the Dead / Brynn Bonner
 5.   Blazing saddles... That Old Flame of Mine / J J Cook
 6.   DIY...Tarnished and Torn / Juliet Blackwell

 

4th Quarter

 1.   Gnu to me!  The Coroner's Lunch / Colin Cotterill    
 2.   Older than me!  The Secret Adversary / Agatha Christie     
 3.   History lesson anyone?  How I Live Now / Meg Rosoff     
 4.   A long road home...   Rules of Deception / Christopher Reich 
 5.   Whooo are you?    
Nightwalker / Heather Graham     
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck... Cat Nap / Claire Donelly   
 7.   Shiny new!  Glutten for Punishment /  Nancy Parra
 8.   What's up Doc?     Masquerade / Liz Osborne     
 9.   Exotic vacation... Ragtime in Simla / Barbara Cleverly 
10.  My bloody Valentine!  
In the Blood / Don Donaldson
11.  And the award goes to... Don't Ever Get Old /  Daniel Friedman     
12.  Good to see you again...  Gypped / Carol Higgins Clark   

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!  HA!!!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1.   Locks & Cream Cheese / Rosemary and Larry Mild
2.   The Trail of the Wild Rose / Anthony Eglin
3.   Cinammon Roll Murder / Joanne Fluke 
4.   Mauve & Murder / Barbara Burnet Smith
5.   The Name of the Rose / Umberto Eco 
6.   The Trail of the Rose / Anthony Elgin   

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???   Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley / Shayn McCrumb  
 2.   First time author!  Murder for Choir / Joelle Charbonneau    
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Murder Most Holy / Mike Manno  
 
 4.   Who am I?    Jackpot Blood / Jimmy Fox  

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Fire Bell in the Night :: Geoffrey S Edwards 
 6.   DIY...   Dead Level / Sarah Graves

  



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 1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  Killer's Island/Anna Jansson  finished 3/4/13

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.  The Corpse in the Snowman/Nicholas Blake-1941  finished 1/1/13

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.  A Matter of Justice/Charles Todd finished 2/25/13

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.  Thorn/Vena Cork  finished 2/18/13

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.  Midwinter Blood/Mons Kallentoft  finished 1/13/13

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.  Though Not Dead/Dana Stabenow  finished 3/15/13

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year. The St. Zita Society/Ruth Rendell  finished 2/2/13

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting.  Cut To The Heart/Eva Dianne Day  finished 2/8/13

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.  Frozen Assets/Quentin Bates (Iceland)  finished 1/15/13

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.  Tainted Blood, aka Jar City/Arnaldur Indridason  finished 2/28/13

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. Before the Poison/Peter Robinson  finished 4/28/13

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy. Maigret and the Man on the Bench/Georges Simenon finished 1/25/13

 

 



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Let's see what happens - I'll give it a try! 

 
 
 
 

1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you. The Frightened Man by Kenneth Cameron -  finished 1/6/2013  

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.- Winds of Evil by Arthur Upfield (copyright 1937)  - finished on 6/14/13

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. To the Grave, A Genealogical Crime Mystery (book2) by Steve Robinson -finished on 2/3/13

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long. The Dark Monk by Oliver Potzsch - 512 pages -  finished on 1/3/13

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. The Thieftaker by D.B. Jackson - finished on 1/7/2013

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.- New Tricks by David Rosenfelt - finished on 2/4/13

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year. Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson - finished on 1/14/13

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting. The Dead Shall Not Rest (Dr. Thomas Silkstone Bk 2) by Tessa Harris - finished on 9/4/13.

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. Slash and Burn by Colin Cotterill (Laos) finished on 4/15/13 AND Pale Horses by Jassy MacKenzie (South Africa) finished 4/30/13

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. Summon Up the Blood by R N Morris - finished 1/12/13

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. Learning to Swim by Sara J. Henry. 2012 Anthony Award; 2012 Agatha Award; 2012 Mary Higgins Clark Award. Finished on 3/8/13

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy. Mister Slaughter by Robert McCammon finished 3/25/13

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1.) India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy by Carol K. Carr finished 3/6/13

2.) Blackhouse by Peter May - finished 12/18/13

3.)Key Lime Blues by Mike Jastrzebski

4.) BlackSkies  by Arnaldur Indridason - finished 9/25/13

5.) The Trouble With Green by Liv James

6.) The Black Country by Alex Grecian - finished on 8/17/13

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. Leader of the Pack (Andy Carpenter) by David Rosenfelt - finished 1/28/13

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author. The Truth of All Things by Kieran Shields finished 1/23/13

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc. The Chalice by Nancy Bilyeau - finished on 5/2/13.

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. In the Blood: A Genealogical Crime Mystery by Steve Robinson finished on 1/30/13

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. Through the Fire by Shawn Grady

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating. The Dowel House Secret by John and Nancy Feeley



 

 



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NOTE--All Choices subject to change!!

1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you. Tularosa by Michael McGarity completed 2/10/2013

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.  Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout completed 3/14/2013

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. Test of Wills by Charles Todd completed 3/24/2013

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larsson completed 1-8-13

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Land of Echoes by Daniel Hecht completed 3-30-13

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal. The Dog Who Knew to Much by Spencer Quinn completed 2/16/2013

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year. Last to Die by Tess Gerritsen completed 6-24-2013

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting. Oath of Office by Michael Parker completed 7-28-13

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. Inspector Singh Investigates a Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint completed 8-14-2013

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. Blood Atonement by Dan Waddell completed 11-10-13

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. Catch Me by Lisa Gardner (Thriller Award nominee 2013) completed 5-27-13

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy. Abandoned by Cody McFadyen completed 1-27-13

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

Red Mist by Patricia Cornwell completed 1-29-13

The Black Box by Michael Connelly completed 4-24-13

The Tin Collectors by Stephen Cannell completed 8-10-13

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arther Conan Doyle completed 8-31-13

Wild Indigo by Sandi Ault completed 11-18-13

Silver Lies by Ann Parker completed 12-7-13

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. Evangeiline by D.W. Buffa completed 7-24-13

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author. The Yard by Alex Grecian completed 11-27-2013

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc. Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel completed 1-16-13

4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. The Blood Detective by Dan Waddell completed 10-27-13

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts completed 8-20-13

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating. Dead Cat Bounce by Sarah Graves completed 11-17-13



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1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.   "Hearse and Buggy"  Laura Bradford  2/13

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. "Death in Ecstasy"  Ngaio Marsh (1936) 

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.  "The Twelve Clues of Christmas"  Rhys Bowen 1/13

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.  The Last Camel Died at Noon  Elizabeth Peters  6/13 - 420 pages

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

                                                                                      "If Fried Chicken Could Fly"  Paige Shelton      

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

                                            "The Litter of the Law, A Mrs Murphy Mystery"  Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie Brown

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year. "The Chocolate Moose Motive"  Joanna Carl 1/13

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting. "Symptoms of Death, Dr. Alexandra Gladstone"  Paula Paul

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

                                                                   "Garment of Shadows"  Laurie King (takes place in Morocco)

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

                                                                           "The Bloody Tower, Daisy Dalrymple #16"  Carola Dunn 1/13

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. "Iced Chiffon" by Duffy Brown.  Agatha Award nominee for Best First Novel for 2012

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.  "Thread on Arrival" by Amanda Lee

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

"Green as a Garden Hose"  Fran Stewart

"Blue as Blue Jeans"  Fran Stewart

"The Cat Who Saw Red"  Lilian Jackson Braun

"Writers of the Purple Sage"  Barbara Burnett Smith

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. 

                                                                   "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette" Erle Stanley Gardner

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author.

                                                                        "Scrapbook of Secrets"  Mollie Cox Bryan

3. Don't talk about religion! Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor, Nun, Shaman, etc.                              "The Body In the Boudoir"  Katherine Hall Page  2/13

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. "Death on the Family Tree"  Patricia Sprinkle

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. "A Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade" JJ Cook

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.

"Dead Level (Home Repair is Homicide)  Sarah Graves



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GREEN=FIRST ROUND  PURPLE=SECOND ROUND / BLUE=THIRD ROUND  / BROWN=FOURTH ROUND

1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you. 

The Grove/John Rector (1/1/13)

The Hollow Man/Oliver Harris (1/8/13) 

The Fate of Mercy Alban/Wendy Webb (7/17/13)

The Prairie Grass Murders/Patricia Stoltey (7/25/13)                                                                                              

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your bThirth.

Murder in Five Boxes/Carter Dickson (1938) (2/18/13) 

The Thin Man/Dashiell Hammett (7/18/13)

The Poisoned Chocolate Case/Anthony Berkley (8/21/13)

The Darkness at Pemberley/T. H. White (1932) (9/20/13)

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. 

Mr. Churchill's Secretary/Susan Elia MacNeal (1/1/13)   

This Dame for Hire/Sandra Scoppettone (6/13/13) 

Season of Darkness/Maureen Jennings (7/4/13)

A Medal for Murder/Frances Brody (9/4/13)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long. 

Shatter the Bones/Stuart MacBride (438 pgs) (1/4/13) 

Faithless/Karin Slaughter (549 pgs) (1/12/13) 

Not Dead Enough/Peter James (6/11/13) 

Bones/Jan Burke (420 pgs) (8/16/13)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

The Trouble with Magic/Madelyn Alt (1/25/13)  

 Pleating for Mercy/Melissa Bourbon (2/15/13)  

   Dead Case in Deadwood/Ann Charles (6/8/13) 

  The Night is Watching/Heather Graham (7/17/13)

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

Royal Cat/Garrison Allen (2/1/13)  

Elvis and the Dearly Departed/Peggy Webb (2/21/13) 

Curoisity Thrilled the Cat/Sofie Kelly (3/31/13) 

Chihuahua of the Baskervilles/Esri Allbritten (7/11/13)

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year

Twelve Clues of Christmas/Rhys Bowen -pub 11/12- (1/5/13) 

Watching the Dark/Peter Robinson -pub 1/13- (2/17/13) 

 The Alpine Xanadu/Mary Daheim-pub. 1/13-(5/25/13)  

  Lost/S. J. Bolton-pub 6/13-(7/8/13)

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting.

Assumed Dead/Eleanor Sullivan (2/13/12) 

 River Deep/Priscilla Masters (2/4/13)  

According to the Evidence/Bernard Knight (9/26/13)

Delayed Diagnosis/Gwen Hunter (10/13/13)

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

Death Rides an Ill Wind/Kate Grilley (Caribbean) (1/30/13) 

Murder on the Cote d'Azur/Susan Kiernan-Lewis (7/1/13) 

 Bahamarama/Bob Morris (7/23/13)

  One Blood/Graeme Kent (Solomon Islands) (8/1/13)

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

Field of Blood/Denise Mina (1/31/13) 

Assassin's Blood/Malcolm Shuman (6/17/13)  

 Blood of the Prodigal/P. L. Gaus (8/2/13)  

  Blood Trail/C. J. Box (8/18/13)

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

Learning to Swin/Sara J. Henry {2012 Anthony Award-Best First Novel}-(1/11/13)

Don't Ever Get Old/Daniel Friedman (2012 Anthony, Edgar, Thiller Award Finalist-Best First Novel) (6/20/13)  

 The Keeper of Lost Causes/Jussi Adler-Olson (2012 Barry Award-Best Novel) (6/22/13) 

 Bent Road/Lori Roy (2012 Edgar Award-Best First Novel)  (6/30/12)

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.

One Coffee With/Margaret Maron (2/10/13) 

Murder by Impulse/D. R. Meredith (6/3/13)   

Death and the Chaste Apprentice/Robert Bernard (7/26/13)  

 Deadly Virtues/Jo Bannister (9/5/13)

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

In Search of the Rose Notes/Emily Arsenault (1/7/13)       Brown-Eyed Girl/Virginia Swift (2/28/13)

The Red Hot Empress/Mereith Blevins (1/14/13)              Double Death on the Black Isle/A.D. Scott (3/10/13)

The Silver Swan/Benjamin Black (1/16/13)                      Shamus in the Green Room/Susan Kandel (3/18/13)

The Violet Hour/Daniel Judson (1/20/13)                        Alaska Gray/Susan Froetschel (5/30/13)

Black Dog/Stephen Booth (1/24/13)                               Blood Orange/Karen Keskinen (6/21/13)

Into the Blue/Robert Goddard (1/27/13)                         The Snow White Christmas Cookie/David Handler 

 

Snow White Must Die/Nele Neuhaus (7/13/13)                     Born to the Purple/S. L. Florian (8/13)

A Touch of Gold/Joyce and Jim Lavene (8/5/13)                    Peach Pies and Alibis/Ellery Adams (9/6/13)

A Darker Shade of Crimson/Pamela Thomas-Graham (8/9/13)    Vermilion Drift/Wm. Kent Krueger (9/7/13)

Death in a Mood Indigo/Francine Mathews (8/12/13)              Fade to Black/Della Borton (9/11/13)

Nights of the Red Moon/Milton C. Burton (8/14/13)               Heard it Through the Grapevine/Lizbeth Lipperman (9/27/13)             

Green Light for Murder/Haywood Gould (8/22/13)                 Candy Apple Red/Nancy Bush (9/26/13

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

Bad Vibes/Joyce Holms (1/23/13) 

Cimarron Rose/James Lee Burke (2/23/13)

Done Gone Wrong/Cathy Pickens (7/3/13)

Misdemeanor Man/Dylan Schaffer (8/25/13)

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author.

A Killing in the Hills/Julia Keller {8/12} (1/20/13) 

Tainted Mountain/Shannon Baker {2/13} (3/17/13)

Iced Chiffon/Duffy Brown {10/12} (6/25/13)

Follow Her Home/Steph Cha (9/9/13)

3. Don't talk about religion! 

The Reluctant Detective/Martha Ockley (1/2/13) 

Eleven Pipers Piping/C. C. Benison (2/5/13)

A Fatal Winter/G. M. Malliet (7/21/13)

Killing Custer/Margaret Cole (9/11/13)

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

In the Blood/Steve Robinson (1/30/13) 

In the Blood/Fay Sampson (3/8/13)

Paging the Dead/Brynn Bonner (7/13/13)

Misty Mourning/Rett MacPherson (9/8/13)

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

Live Free or Die/Jessie Crockett (1/13/13)

Foul Play/Kathryn O'Sullivan (6/23/13)

Vertical Burn/Earl Emerson (8/8/13)

Origins and Cause/Shelly Reuben (10/20/13)

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating

Wall-to-Wall Dead/Jeannie Bentley (1/17/13) 

Hammered, Nailed and Screwed/Kathleen Hering (6/16/13)

Murder on the House/Juliet Blackwell (6/28/13)

A Fatal Stain/Elise Hyatt (9/9/13)



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I'm in, too! even if I get through 6 of  the 12 it will be a personal best for Mysteries and I can still get rid of some TBRs.

 

Some of these topics you will remember from years past and some are new.  It is a combined effort of Geri (mostly) and me.  Remember "Stop You're Killing Me" has a "Job Index" that might prove useful with a couple of the categories.  They also have lists of most all "Award Winners".  Hope you find this challenging enough, while finding many of the books right on your TBR shelves.

 1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year.

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy.

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc.

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating

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Thanks for this challenge! I'm really going to try this year and most of these are on my TBR. :)

 1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you. Hearse and Buggy by Laura Bradford (FINISHED 7/5/13)

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. Miss Dimple Disappears by Mignon F. Ballard

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long. Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Night of the Living Deed by E.J. Copperman

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal. Woof at the Door by Laura Morrigan

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year. Cloche and Dagger by Jenn McKinley

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting. Masquerade by Liz Osborne

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. Death on Tour by Janice Hamrick

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. All the Blood Relations by Deborah Adams

11.  And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award nominated or winning mystery. Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan
     (nominee for Agatha Award for "Best First Novel of 2012").

12.  Good to see you again...  Read an author that you always enjoy. Mail-Order Murder by Leslie Meier (FINISHED 7/25/13)

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

BLACK: Double Black by Wendy Clinch

BLUE:  Maze in Blue by Debra H. Goldstein

PEACH: A Peach of a Murder by Livia J. Washburn

PINK: The Cop with the Pink Pistol by Gray Basnight

RED: Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis

WHITE: Fade to White by Wendy Clinch

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author. Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc. In the Bleak Midwinter by Julia Spencer-Fleming

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. The Famous D.A.R. Mystery by Graham Landrum

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. Pyro by Earl W. Emerson

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating. Shore to Die by Valerie Wolzie



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 1.   Gnu to me!  An Unattended Death by Victoria Jenkins  Completed 1/7/13

 2.   Older than me!  The Sign of the Four  by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Completed 1/8/13

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Mr. Churchill's Secretary  by Susan Elia MacNeal Completed 1/27/13

 4.   A long road home...  The Romanov Conspiracy by Glenn Meade (528 pages) Completed 1/15/13

 5.   Whooo are you?  Trouble in Mudbug by Jana DeLeon Completed 1/29/13

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 7.   Shiny new!  Breaking Point by C.J.Box Completed 3/18/13

 8.   What's up Doc?  The Anatomist's Wife by Anna Lee Huber Completed 3/28/13

 9.   Exotic vacation... Blessed are the Dead  by Malla Nunn Completed 1/30/13

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11.  And the award goes to...  Before the Poison by Peter Robinson (2012 Arthur Ellis Award) Completed 1/2/13

12.  Good to see you again...  Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger Completed 1/10/13

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller Completed 2/13/13

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc.

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.



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 1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you. Buzz Off (Reading 1/ 2013)
 
 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.
 
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. The Anatomist's Wife (TBR)
 
 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.
 
 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Agatha Raisin and the Haunted House (TBL)
 
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal. The Anteater of Death (TBR)
 
 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year.
 
 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.
 
 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.
 
10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. Whisper to the Blood (TBR)
 
11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.
 
12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy. The Buzzard Table (TBR)
 
 
BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)
 
Read 6 books that have a color in the title.
 
 
BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)
 
 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. First Degree (Listened 1/2013)
 
 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.
 
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,
 
       Nun, Shaman, etc. A Fatal Winter (Read 1/2013)
 
 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. Paging the Dead (TBR)
 
 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.
 
 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating. Knockdown (TBR)


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 1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  Iced Chiffon by Duffy Brown done 3/31
 
 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. Rage in Harlem by Chester Himes done 12/2
 
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII. The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller done 2/26
 
 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.  The Crown by Nancy Bilyeau done 7/2
 
 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Peach Pies and Alibis by Ellery Adams done 3/13
 
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal. Out of Circulation by Miranda James done 4/29
 
 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year.  Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette done 1/11 pub 9/12
 
 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.
 
 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana) done 3/27
 
10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. Blood of the Prodigal by P.L Gaus done 5/18
 
11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.
 
12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy. Nototrious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich done January 19th
 
 
 
BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)
 
Read 6 books that have a color in the title.
Silver Lies by Ann Parker done 11/14
 
 
 
BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)
 
 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.
 
 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.Looming Murder by Carol Ann Martin done June 17th
 
 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,
 
       Nun, Shaman, etc.   One Blood by Graeme Kent (nun) done 2/2
 
 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.
 
 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. Bewitched, Bothered and Biscotti by Bailey Cates done 1/5
 
 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.  Murder on the House by Juliet Blackwell done 1/20


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Completed 11/13/13
1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore- Robin Sloan
 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.  Murder on the Orient Express- Agatha Christie
 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.  The Traitor in the Tunnel - Y.S. Lee
 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.   City of Veils- Zoe Ferraris
 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Thieftaker- D.B. Jackson
 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.  Chihuahua of the Baskervilles- Esri Allbritten
 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year. The Anatomist's Wife - Anna Lee Huber
 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.  A Duty to the Dead- Charles Todd
 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.  Kingdom of Strangers- Zoe Ferraris
10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.  A Fountain Filled with Blood- Julia Spencer-Fleming
11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. The Expats- Chris Pavone
12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy.  When She Woke (Hillary Jordan)

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.
Blackberry Winter- Sarah Jio
India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy- Carol K Carr
Silver Lies- Ann Parker
The Black Tower - Louis Bayard
The Dark Rose- Erin Kelly
The Serpent and the Pearl - Kate Quinn



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My list:

 

1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year.

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy.

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc.

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.

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BOOKS I'VE READ

1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.   Dead Boyfriends ... David Housewright 1/4

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. ( Pub 1946 ) 1/31

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.    Afraid of the Dark  (496 pgs) ..... James Grippando  2/24

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Second Sight ... George D. Shuman 1/14

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.   Dogs Don't Lie ..Clea Simon 7/24

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year.  Frozen Heat ... Richard Castle  1/10

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting.   Lying With Strangers .... James Grippando  1/5

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. The 7th Woman ... Frederique Molay 4/1/13 (Paris, France)

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.  Blood Stained : Lucy Guardino FBI ..... C J Lyons 1/25

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.  Sweet Justice .... Christy Reece (2012 Daphne du Maurier Awards) 4/5/13

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.    Twisted Reason .. Diane Fanning 1/9

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1.  Through VIOLET Eyes ... Stephen Woodworth  1/1

2.  With RED Hands ... Stephen Woodworth  1/2

3.  In GOLDEN Blood  ... Stephen Woodworth 1/2

4.  The TURQUOISE Mask .... Phyllis A. Whitney 1/3

5.  BLACKOUT ... Annie Solomon  1/5

6.  The Shattered BLUE Line ... Patrick Davis 1/4

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

 1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. Heart of a Killer ....David Rosenfelt 2/1

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author. Hidden ... Kendra Elliott  2/12

3. Don't talk about religion! Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

Nun, Shaman, etc.  One Was A Soldier ... Julia Spencer Fleming

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.   Blue Smoke ... Nora Roberts 1/18

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.   If Walls Could Talk  (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 1) by Juliet Blackwell   10/26

 

 



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1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you -> Brink of Death by Brandilyn Collins

2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth -> Death in Zanzibar (apa House of Shade) by M. M. Kaye (1959)

3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII -> Murphy's Law (Molly Murphy, Bk 1) - Rhys Bowen

4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long -> Every Dead Thing by John Connolly

5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. -> The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley

6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal. -> Three Bags Full

7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year. -> Speaking From Among The Bones (Flavia de Luce, Bk 5) by Alan Bradley

8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting -> The Halo Effect by M. J. Rose

9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. -> The Confessor (Gabriel Allon, Bk 3) by Daniel Silva

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title. ->   In The Blood by Steve Robinson 

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery. -> Who Do, Voodoo by Rochelle Staab

Finalist 2011 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 2012 Anthony Award for Best First Novel
Finalist 2012 Left Coast Crime Eureka! Award 

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy. -> A Death in Vienna (Gabriel Allon, Bk 4) by Daniel Silva | Mary Mary by James Patterson

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

Blue - Inner City Blues by Paula Woods

Blue - Blue Lightning (Ann Cleeves)

Violet - Through Violet Eyes (Stephen Woodworth)

Golden - In Golden Blood (Stephen Woodworth)

Red - With Red Hands (Stephen Woodworth)

Black - India Black by Carol Carr

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline -> John Grisham?

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author. -> The Professionals by Owen Laukkanen (2012)

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor, Nun, Shaman, etc. -The Thunder Keeper (Father Malloy series) by Margaret Coel

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing. -> Deadly Pedigree by Jimmy Fox

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator. -> Through The Fire by Shawn Grady

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.  -> Shakespeare's Champion by Charlaine Harris



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1.   Gnu to me!  Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.

 2.   Older than me!  Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.

 3.   History lesson anyone?  Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

 4.   A long road home...  Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.

 5.   Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

 6.   Puss, Boots and the duck...  Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 7.   Shiny new!  Read a new release --something published within the past year.

 8.   What's up Doc?  Read a mystery with a medical setting.

 9.   Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

10.  My bloody Valentine!  Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11.  And the award goes to...  Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

12.  Good to see you again...  Re-read an author that you always enjoy.

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

 

BONUS TWO ---  POTPOURRI  (not so easy!)

 1.   Legal Beagle???  Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

 2.   First time author!  Read a debut mystery from 2012.  You choose the author.

 3.   Don't talk about religion!  Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

       Nun, Shaman, etc.

 4.   Who am I?  Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

 5.   Blazing saddles...  Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

 6.   DIY...  Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.

 
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**Book choices subject to change**  wink

1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.

Inmate 1577 by Alan Jacobson   Finished 1/5/2013

 2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.

Cop Hater :: Ed McBain   1956     Finished 1/6/2013

 3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

The Wrecker :: Clive Cussler, Justin Scott   Set in 1907     Finished 1/10/2013

 4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.

The Jungle :: Clive Cussler with Jack Du Brul     406 pages    Finished 2/14/2013

 5. Whooo are you?  Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

Graveminder :: Melissa Marr   Finished 3/19/2013

 6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

 The Witness by Nora Roberts  (Dog--Bert)  Finished 7/7/2013

  7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year.

The Orphanmaster by Jean Zimmerman   Finished 3/16/2013

  8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting.

Informed Consent [Kindle Edition] by Raphael Hirsch   Finished 3/9/2013

  9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location.  Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.

The Chalk Circle Man - Commissaire Adamsberg, Bk 1 :: Fred Vargas  (Paris, France)   Finished 1/30/2013

 10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

The Blood Gospel :: James Rollins & Rebecca Cantrell

 11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

Spiral :: Paul McEuen    Thriller Award Best First Novel 2012         Finished 1/13/2013

 12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.

The Ice Limit :: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

The Camel Club :: David Baldacci

Red, Green, or Murder (Posadas County Mysteries) :: Steven F. Havill     Finished 1/25/2013

The Redbreast (Harry Hole, Bk 3) :: Jo Nesbo   Finished 2/10/2013

 Plum Island - John Corey, Bk 1 :: Nelson DeMille   Finished 2/26/2013

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritson   Finished 2/6/2013

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

 1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.

The Street Lawyer :: John Grisham

 2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author.

The Yard :: Alex Grecian   Finished 1/16/2013

 3. Don't talk about religion! Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor, Nun, Shaman, etc.

In The Bleak Midwinter by Julie Spencer-Fleming  (Rev. Claire Fergusson 

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

In the Blood (Genealogical Crime Mystery #1) :: Steve Robinson   Finished 2/16/2013

 5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

 

 6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating

If Walls Could Talk (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 1) :: Juliet Blackwell

 



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1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.       Frozen....Kate Watterson (1/2/13)

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth.  The Lady In The Lake...Raymond Chandler (8/4/13)

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.  Killing Floor....Lee Child (4/29/13)

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc.

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.  A Killer Plot...Ellery Adams  7/5/13

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year.   Severe Clear...Stuart Woods  (1/11/13)

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting.    Stolen....Daniel Palmer (5/9/13)

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K.   Private Berlin...James Patterson  (2/1/13)

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.  Blood Money..James Grippando  (1/12/13)

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.  Before I Go To Sleep...S J Watson  (4/12/13)

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.  Touch & Go...Lisa Gardner (2/16/13)

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1. Black Valley...Jim Brown (1/15/13)

2. Red Delicious Death...Sheila Connolly (2/4/13)

3. Seeing Red...Susan Crandall     (1/3/13)

4. Death of A Country Fried Redneck....Lee Hollis   (7/3/13) 

5. The Peach Keeper...Sarah Addison Allen   (4/22/13)

6. Fade To Black....Wendi Corsi Staub   (3/24/13)

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline.   The King of Lies...John Hart  (1/4/13)

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author.

3. Don't talk about religion! Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

Nun, Shaman, etc.  

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator...Charred....Kate Watterson  (8/7/13)

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating.  Wall-to-Wall Dead...Jennie Bentley (5/20/13)

 

 



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2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. 

 

This may be the hardest one for me .....  gotta check to see if the printing press was invented yet  :-)

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1. Gnu to me! Read a mystery written by an author "new" to you.  Heartsick by Chelsea Cain

2. Older than me! Read a mystery that was written prior to your birth. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker

3. History lesson anyone? Read a mystery set during, or before, WWII.

4. A long road home... Read a mystery that is at least 400 pages long.     Running Blind by Lee Child

5. Whooo are you? Read a mystery that has a paranormal element, ghost, zombies, vampires, etc. Under the Dome by Stephen King

6. Puss, Boots and the duck... Read a mystery where one of the main characters is an animal.

7. Shiny new! Read a new release --something published within the past year.  NYPD Red by James Patterson

8. What's up Doc? Read a mystery with a medical setting. Disco for the Departed by Colin Cotterill

9. Exotic vacation... Read a mystery set in an exotic location. Anywhere other than the USA, Canada or the U.K. Faithful Place by Tana French (Ireland)

10. My bloody Valentine! Read a mystery with the word "Blood" or "Bloody" in the title.

11. And the award goes to... Read a 2012 or 2013 award winning mystery.

12. Good to see you again... Re-read an author that you always enjoy.    Private Games by James Patterson

 

BONUS ONE --- COLORFUL YOU BEAUTIFUL (easy!)

Read 6 books that have a color in the title.

1) NYPD Red by James Patterson

 

BONUS TWO --- POTPOURRI (not so easy!)

1. Legal Beagle??? Read a mystery with an attorney/legal storyline. Retribution by Jillian Hoffman 

2. First time author! Read a debut mystery from 2012. You choose the author.

3. Don't talk about religion! Read a book with a main character who is a leader in a religious organization---Priest, Priestess, Pastor,

Nun, Shaman, etc. 

4. Who am I? Read a mystery with a genealogist doing the sleuthing.

5. Blazing saddles... Read a mystery with a firefighter or arson investigator.

6. DIY... Read a mystery that involves home repair or interior decorating. The Girl on Legare Street by Karen White



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