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Subject: 2014 Mystery Challenge --- LISTS ONLY
Date Posted: 11/11/2013 2:36 AM ET
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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list. 
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands


 

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading. 
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Don't Ever Get Old / Daniel Friedman
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... W is for Wasted / Sue Grafton 
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON…  Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula / Loren Estleman
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON…    Murder At Bent Elbow / Kate Bryan 
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN…  Death of an Obnoxious Tourist / Maria Hudgins
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED…  Downfall / Jeff Abbott  
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE…  Death Wore the Emperor's New Clothes / Orland Outland
  8. JUST THE FACTS…  Cold Case Squad / Edna Buchanan
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA…  The Dead Do Speak / Patti Battison 
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE…  Fitzgerald Ruse / Mark de Castrique
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID…  The Highly Effective Detective Goes to the Dogs: / Richard Yancey  
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN…  Don't Close Your Eyes / Lawrence Kelter

Bonus 1: Around the World:  

  1. Random Violence / Jassy Mackenzie  (Africa)  
  2. Rain Fall / Barry Eisler (Japan) 
  3. Death by the Book / Lenny Bartulin    (Australia)
  4. Goodbye, Ms. Chips / Dorothy Cannell   (England) 
  5. Scandal in Skibbereen / Sheila Connolly (Ireland) 
  6. Entanglement by Zygmunt Miloszewski (Poland) 
     

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66  

  1. Illinois           Blacklist / Sara Paretsky
  2. Missouri        Little Shop of Homicide / Denise Swanson   
  3. Kansas          Bye Bye Birdie / Nancy Mehl 
  4. Oklahoma     Primary Justice / William Bernhardt 
  5. Texas             Tome of Death  / D.R. Meredith
  6. New Mexico   Sweet's Sweets / Connie Shelton
  7. Arizona          Butterfly Lost  / David Cole
  8. California       Gypped  / Carol Higgins Clark

 

Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

SECOND HAND ROSE… Playing With Fire / J. J. Cook

THIS IS GOOD TOO!...  Pretty Poison / Joyce Lavene, Jim Lavene

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY…

  1. No Time for Goodbye / Linwood Barclay 
  2. Best Kept Secrets / Sandra Brown
  3. Deathday Party / Paula Carter
  4. Competition Cam be Murder / Connie Shelton
  5. Too Late for Angels / Mignon F. Ballard
  6. Withering Heights/ Dorothy Cannell

HOME AND TRAVEL… 

  1. All Fudged Up / Nancy Coco  (Michigan, home)
  2. Murder Unleashed by  Rita Mae Brown (Nevada)
  3. Killer on a Hot Tin Roof / Livia J Washburn (New Orleans)
  4. The End of the Road by Sue Henry (Alaska)
  5. Bat in the Belfrey by Sarah Graves (Maine)
  6. Scene of the Climb / Kate Dyer-Seely (Oregon)
     

GIDDYUP COWBOY…  Sand Creek / D. W. Lindwn

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES…  Horns by Joe Hill

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG…

  1. ARTS  Sealed with a Kill / Lucy Lawrence  
  2. CRAFTS  The Drowning Spool / Monica Ferris 
  3. FOOD  A Second Helping of Murder / Christine Wenger
  4. DRINK  Murder with a Twist / Allyson K Abbott
  5. DOG (Pet)  Paws for Murder / Annie Knox

HE’S GONE JIM… 

  1. Mr Majestyk by Elmore Leonard


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional) The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list.  No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark | Never Look Back by Lee Child
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Irene Adler series by Carole Douglas or Laurie King series
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me) Heirs and Graces by Rhys Bowen
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train. Inferno by Dan Brown
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other) The Gray Man by MarkGreaney
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian. Fear in the Sunlight (Josephine Tey, Bk4) by Nicola Upson
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  Switchblade (Bosch series) by Michael Connelly
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery 
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC A Textbook Case (Lincoln Rhyme series) by Jeffery Deaver
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI. Poirot Loses A Client (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer. The Bat by Jo Nesbo

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands


A Fistful of Diamonds by John B. Robinson - (Rwanda / DRC) | The Eye of God by James Rollins - (Mongolia) | The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch (Bavaria / Germany) | Morgue Drawer Four by Jutta Profijt (Germany) | Inferno by Dan Brown (Italy) | Blood Line by James Rollins (Somalia) | The Alchemy of Murder by Carol McCleary (France) | One for Sorrow by Mary Reed (Byzantium Constantinople /Turkey) | The Bat by Jo Nesbo (Australia)

BONUS 2Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. Try for all 8!

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas - Jordan Poteet series by Jeff Abbott
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona - The Fault Tree by Louise Ure
  8. California - Nathan McBride series by Andrew Peterson | Bruja Brouhaha by Rochelle Staab


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  Jack Nightingale series by Stephen Leather
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read. Dead Beat (Kate Braniggan, Bk 1) by Val McDermid
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year. Devil's Hearth and Witch's Grave by Phillip DePoy |
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit. TX, CA, NY, FL, OR/WA, MI, WY
    Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott | Snowfall by Sharon Sala - New York, NY |
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting. Merciless by Lori Armstrong - South Dakota
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   Valdez Is Coming by Elmore Leonard
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice. Catnap by Carole Nelson Douglas | Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year. American Assassin by Vince Flynn


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list.  
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

1.) The Chessmen by Peter May - Lewis Island in the Hebrides, Scotland finished on 1/17/2014 (last in the trilogy)

 

BONUS 2Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  The Lewis Man by Peter May - second book in trilogy
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice. 
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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I'm in. Will be a real challenge for some.

HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional) :

Senior Moments Are Murder (Paul Jacobson, Bk 3) by Mike Befeler...1/27/14

EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list. 

Circle of Shadows (Crowther & Westerman, Bk 4) by Imogene Robertson...5/10/14  (2014)

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:

The Game's Afoot, Mrs Hudson by Sydney Hosier...1/10/14

LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)

The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor...1/20/14

ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.

4:50 from Paddington (Miss Marple Mysteries) by Agatha Christie....5/6/14
 

THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other

The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman....7/18/14
 

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
What a Ghoul Wants [Ghost Hunter, Bk 7] by Victoria Laurie ....1/23/14

JUST THE FACTS…Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 

Playing with Fire (Sweet Pepper Fire Brigade, Bk 2) by J. J. Cook.....2/9/14

AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery...

Proof of Guilt (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 15) by Charles Todd....4/13/14
 

I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC

Legacy of the Dead (Inspector Ian Rutledge, Bk 4) by Charles Todd...4/15/14
 

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI. 
The Sins of the Fathers (Matthew Scudder, Bk 1) by Lawrence Block ...5/24/14

OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

The Lord Is My Shepherd [Psalm 23, Bk 1) by Debbie Viguie.....1/23/14
 

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the U.S.!  Try to read a book from a place you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                        Greenland/Iceland     New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

1. Singapore - Aunty Lee's Delights [Singaporean Mystery, Bk1] by Ovida Yu...1/28/14

2. England - Cloche and Dagger [Hat Shop, Bk 1] by Jenn McKinlay...2/15/14

3. England - The Solitary House: A Novel by Lynn Shepherd....3/6/14

4. Scotland - Murder on the Moor (Rex Graves, Bk 4) by C.s. Chanllinor...3/10/14

5. Switzerland - Death of a Second Wife (Dotsy Lamb Travel Msytery) by Maria Hudgins ....4/3/14

6Italy - Death of an Obnoxious Tourist by Maria Hudkins...4/22/14
 
BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

Illinois - Murder of a Stacked Librarian: A Scumble River Mystery by Denise Swanson...1/11/14

Missouri -  Fixing to Die [Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, Bk 9] by Elaine Viets.....3/17/14

Kansas - Fright at the Museum (Historical Society Murders) by Mary Nealy ...1/6/14

Oklahoma - Ghost Gone Wild (A Bailey Ruth Ghost Novel) by Carolyn Hart...5/20/14

Texas - The Christmas Cookie Killer (Fresh-Baked, Bk 3) - Livia J. Washburn ...4/16/14

New Mexico - Deadly Gamble (Charlie Parker #1) - by Connie Shelton ....4/22/14

Arizona -  Guise and Dolls: A Gretchen Birch Mystery by Deb Baker (e)

California - Fine Spirits by Alice Duncan ....4/6/14

SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading. 
Death of a Chocoholic [Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails, Bk 4] by Lee Hollis...1/9/14 

THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
Drizzled with Death (Sugar Grove, Bk 1) by Jessie Crockett.....2/13/14

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.

  1. Falling Off Air by Catherine Sampson....2/28/14
  2. Bones of a Feather (Sarah Booth Delaney, Bk 11) by Caroline Haines....4/9/14
  3. Ghouls, Ghouls, Ghouls (Ghost Hunter, Bk 5) by Victoria Laurie...1/4/14
  4. Rock Bottom by Jerusha Jones.....5/10/14
  5. Mail-Order Murder by Leslie Meier....5/10/14
  6. A Quiche Before Dying [Jane Jeffry, Bk 3] by Mary Daheim...3/10/14

HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit. (all e)

Buried in the Past by Annmarie Cleversey (Ohio) .....6/20/14

1. Deathbed and Breakfast: A Pookotz Sisters Mystery - by Bart J. Gilbertson (Oregon)....1/18/14

2.  Bushwacked by Susan Schreyer - (Washington) ....1/17/14

3. The Final Arrangement :A Cozy Flower Shop Mystery by Annie Adams (Utah)...6/5/14

4. Buying Murder by Nancy Lynn Jarvis (California) ...6/11/14

5. Twin Killing (Monona Quinn, Bk 3) by Marshall Cool (Wisconsin)....2/14/14

GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.  Death Al Dente by Leslie Budewitz ...2/19/14
 

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie ...6/12/14

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.

       Art/Craft - Death by Killer Mop by Lois Winston...1/1/14

       Food-  Chocolate Worth Dying For by Pat Amsden (e)...2/18/14

       Animal - Lending a Paw a Bookmobile Cat Mystery by Laurie Cass....1/3/14

       Drink -  Mai Tai One On  by Jill Marie Landis (e)..........3/29/14

HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.  

Ammie, Come Home by Barbara Michaels .....7/19/14




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Blue = Plan to read; Green = Finished reading

HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Hotspur by Rita Mae Brown (FINISHED: 2/24/14)

EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Deadly Valentine by Carolyn G. Hart (FINISHED: 4/30/14)

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:The Stalwart Companions by H. Paul Jeffers (FINISHED 8/25/14)

LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Why Kings Confess by C.S. Harris (FINISHED 4/22/14)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Going Nowhere Fast by Gar Anthony Haywood (FINISHED 1/22/14)

THE SPY WHO LOVED…  Fever Dream by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child (FINISHED 1/12/14)

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE…  Jackson Square Jazz by Greg Herren (FINISHED 1/4/14)

JUST THE FACTS… Guilt by Jonathan Kellerman (FINISHED 4/12/14)

AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… A Test of Wills by Charles Todd (FINISHED 3/21/14)

I’M STILL ALIVE… The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver (FINISHED 5/2/14)

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID…  The Nymphos of Rocky Flats by Mario Acevedo (FINISHED 2/1/14)

OVER AND OVER AGAIN…  Victims by Jonathan Kellerman (FINISHED 3/31/14)

Bonus 1: Around the World: Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!

  1. The Ambassador's Wife by Jake Needham (Singapore) (FINISHED 11/23/14)
  2. Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach by Colin Cotterill (Thailand) (FINISHED: 5/4/14)
  3. Corpse Flower by Gloria Ferris (Canada) (FINISHED: 11/17/14)
  4. Gimme Shelter by Rob Gittins (Wales) (FINISHED: 8/28/14)
  5. Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox (Australia) (FINISHED: 11/12/14)
  6. Personal by Lee Child (England) (FINISHED: 10/10/14)

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California. It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books.  

  1. Illinois : Schooled in Murder by Mark Richard Zubro (FINISHED: 8/26/14)
  2. Missouri : The Flinch Factor by Michael Kahn (FINISHED: 9/21/14)
  3. Kansas : Family Practice by Charlene Weir (FINISHED: 9/19/14)
  4. Oklahoma : Capitol Murder by William Bernhardt (FINISHED: 2/19/14)
  5. Texas : Captains Outrageous by Joe R. Lansdale (FINISHED: 11/1/14)
  6. New Mexico : Second Sunrise by David & Aimee Thurlo (FINISHED: 5/30/14)
  7. Arizona : Deadly Stakes by J.A. Jance (FINISHED: 9/11/14)
  8. California : Silent Joe by T. Jefferson Parker (FINISHED: 9/2/14)


Bonus 3: Free Choice. Choose one or all or none, your choice.

SECOND HAND ROSE… Gideon's Corpse by Lincoln & Child (FINISHED: 2/11/14)

THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.

  1. The First Prophet by Kay Hooper (1st in the Bishop Files series)

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.

  1. House Secrets by Mike Lawson
  2. By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz
  3. The Simple Truth by David Baldacci
  4. True Evil by Greg Iles
  5. Grass Roots by Stuart Woods
  6. Blood Sins by Kay Hooper

HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.

  1. WISCONSIN (home state): Point No Point by Mary Logue (FINISHED: 5/25/14)
  2. OKLAHOMA: Dark Waters by Susan Rogers Cooper (FINISHED: 10/20/14)
  3. NEW YORK: Shock to the System by Richard Stevenson (FINISHED: 2/14/14)
  4. OHIO: Full Cleveland by Les Roberts (FINISHED 11/30/14)
  5. TENNESSEE: A Secret Rage by Charlaine Harris (FINISHED 12/14/14)
  6. HAWAII: Blood Orchids by Toby Neal (FINISHED: 9/6/14)

GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.  Bohannon's Book by Joseph Hansen (FINISHED: 11/20/14)

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson (FINISHED: 9/11/14) ("Longmire" TV series based on this book series)

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG…

  • ART - The Gauguin Connection by Estelle Ryan
  • CRAFT - Bead on Trouble by Barbara Burnett Smith (FINISHED 4/19/14)
  • FOOD
  • DRINK - Silver Lies by Ann Parker (FINISHED 9/22/14)
  • DOG/PET - The Devil's Breath by Emily Kimelman

HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.

  • American Assassin by Vince Flynn (FINISHED: 10/18/14)


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Murder on the QE2 by Donald Bain (Jessica Fletcher) Finished 3/1/14
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?...  Help the Poor Struggler - Martha Grimes Finished 6/17/14
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON…  A Letter of Mary - Laurie R. King
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON…  The Demon's Parchment - Jeri Westerson Finished 1/16/14
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… The Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie Finished 8/2/14
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Criminal Interprises - Owen Laukkanen Finished 1/25/14
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… A Grave Talent - Laurie R. King
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… After I'm Gone - Laura Lippman Finished 6/30/14
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… The Best Man to Die - Ruth Rendell Finished 6/17/14
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Murder in Grub Street - Bruce Alxander Finished 1/11/14
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID…  The Black-Eyed Blonde- Benjamin Black Finished 3/16/14
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN…  The Killer Inside Me - Jim Thompson Finished 7/27/14
     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the U.S.!  Try to read a book from a place you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge.

1. Rules of Murder - Julianna Deering (England) Finished 2/4/14

2. The Absent One - Jussi Adler-Olsen (Denmark) Finished 2/16/14

3. Knots and Crosses - Ian Rankin (Scotland) Finished 3/5/14

4. The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection - Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana) Finished 4/6/14

5. Children of the Street - Kwei Quartey (Ghana) Finished 4/27/14

6. The Ice Princess - Camilla Lackberg (Sweden) Finished 6/16/14

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

  1.  Illinois - Reverend Randollph and the Wages of Sin - Charles Merrill Smith Finished 9/27/14
  2. Missouri - Harm None - M.R. Sellars
  3. Kansas - The Ice Harvest - Scott Phillips Finished 5/24/14
  4. Oklahoma - The Old Buzard Had it Coming - Donis Casey Finished 6/21/14
  5. Texas - Death Come Quickly - Susan Wittig Albert Finished 5/1/14
  6. New Mexico - The Blessing Way - Tony Hillerman
  7. Arizona - Desert Heat - J.A. Jance Finished 11/11/14
  8. California - Guilt - Jonathan Kellerman Finished 7/1/14


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1. SECOND HAND ROSE… Calculated in Death - J.D. Robb  Finished 1/10/14
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... One Kick - Chelsea Cain Finished 9/27/14
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.

    1. Terra Incognita - Ruth Downie Finished 2/5/14
    2. The Mysterious Affair at Styles - Agatha Christie Finished 6/13/14
    3. The Secret Adversary - Agatha Christie Finished 6/14/14
    4. A Woman of Consequence - Anna Dean Finished 6/15/14
    5. A Trace of Smoke - Rebecca Cantrell Finished 6/14/14
    6. Bury Your Dead - Louise Penny Finished 9/20/14

     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    1. The Mystery of the Harry Quebert Affair - Joel Dicker (New Hampshire) Finished 5/31/14
    2. Those Who Wish Me Dead - Michael Koryta (Montana) Finished 4/26/14
    3. Missing You - Harlan Coben (New York) Finished 6/22/14
    4. Play Dead - David Rosenfelt (New Jersey) Finished 7/25/14
    5. Fallen Women - Sandra Dallas (Colorado) Finished 7/29/14
    6. Green Light For Murder - Heywood Gould (California) Finished 7/20/14


     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Holmes on the Range - Steve Hockensmith Finished 3/29/14
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… The Moonspinners - Mary Stewart Finished 6/11/14
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Billionaire Blend - Cleo Coyle Finished 7/26/14
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… The Last Camel Died at Noon - Elizabeth Peters Finished 6/21/14


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HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE…  Flesh & Blood by John Harvey
 

EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?...  The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke (2009 Winner)
 

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON…  The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R King
 

LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON…  Napoleon's Pyramids by William Dietrich
 

ON THE ROAD AGAIN…  Every Dead Thing by John Connolly
 

THE SPY WHO LOVED…  The Faithful Spy by Alex Berenson
 

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE…  Report to Murder by Val McDermid
 

JUST THE FACTS…  The Body Box by Lynn Abercrombie
 

AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Purgatory by Ken Bruen
 

I’M STILL ALIVE…  The Stone Monkey by Jeffery Deaver
 

HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID…  Stalking Angel by Robert Crais
 

OVER AND OVER AGAIN…  From Potter's Field by Patricia Cornwell 4-13-14

 

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

  1. Africa-(Botswana)  A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley
  2. Canada-(Montreal) Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs                                                  
  3. Australia-Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox       
  4. Europe (England)- The Chemistry of Death by Simon Beckett      
  5. Middle East-(Israel) The Walls of Jericho by Jon Land            
  6. South Pacific Islands-(Fiji) Silktail by Max Lacrosse


 

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1. Illinois- Indemnity Only by Sara Paretsky
  2. Missouri- A Bad for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
  3. Kansas- Mad Dog and Englishman by J.M. Hayes
  4. Oklahoma- The Man in the Green Chevy by Susan Rogers Cooper
  5. Texas- The Letter of the Law by Tim Green
  6. New Mexico-Tularosa by Michael McGarrity
  7. Arizona- Edge of Evil by J.A. Jance
  8. California- The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

 SECOND HAND ROSE…  Split Second by Alex Kava 1-16-14
 

THIS IS GOOD TOO!...  The Prince of Beverly Hills by Stuart Woods 4-19-14
 

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY…

  1. The Kill Artist by Daniel Silva
  2. Blowback by Brad Thor 3-7-14
  3. Eyes of Prey by John Sandford 4-25-14
  4. The Viking Funeral by Stephen J Cannell 5-18-14
  5. Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein
  6. When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman
     

HOME AND TRAVEL…

  1. From Washington State- Undercurrents by Ridley Pearson
  2. New York- Back Spin by Harlan Coben
  3. Massachusetts- Alone by Lisa Gardner
  4. Colorado- Blood Memory by Margaret Coel
  5. Washington DC- Cross my Heart by James Patterson 3-24-14
  6. Florida- Boca Knights by Steven M. Forman

GIDDIUP COWBOY…  Brimstone by Robert B Parker 2-8-14
 

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay  
 

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG…  

  1. Food-Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay
  2. Arts-Through a Glass,Deadly by Sarah Atwell
  3. Crafts-Keepsake Crimes by Laura Childs
  4. Drink- On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle
  5. Pet-Beaglemania by Linda O. Johnston
     

HE’S GONE JIM…  American Assassin by Vince Flynn 2-24-14



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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Retirement Homes Are Murder by Mike Befeler (finished 1/14/14)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton (finished 1/21/14)
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Ashworth Hall by Anne Perry (finished 2/23/14)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Stranded by Alex Kava (finished 1/4/14)
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Face of a Killer by Robin Burcell (finished 1/8/14)
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Thin Air by Robert B Parker (finished 2/13/14)
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands


 

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona Queen of the Night by JA Jance (finished 2/15/14)
  8. California While Other People sleep by Marcia Muller (finished 1/15/14)


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading. 
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
    1.  The Shaman Laughs By James Doss (finished 1/5/14)
    2.  The Faithful Place by Tana French (finished 2/7/14)

     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    Home State-CA The Ophelia Cut by John Lescroart (finished 2/18/14)

     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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  • HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… The Night of the Dance/James Hime (4/14)
  • EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... What the Cat Saw/Carolyn Hart (Edgar Grand Master 2014)  (2/14)
  • ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Holmes on the Range/Steve Hockensmith (2/14)
  • LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Bellfield Hall (1805)/Anna Dean (1/14) 
  • ON THE ROAD AGAIN… West on 66/James H. Cobb (1/14)
  • THE SPY WHO LOVED… She's Not There/Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (3/14)
  • THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE…Everything You Have Is Mine/Sandra Scoppettone (3/14)
  • JUST THE FACTS… The Purity of Vengence/Jussi Adler-Olsen (1/14)
  • AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Birthdays for the Dead/Stuart Macbride (1/14)
  • I’M STILL ALIVE… Blackman's Coffin/Mark de Castrique (2/14)
  • HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID... Forests of the Night/David Stuart Davies (1/14)
  • OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Taboo/Casey Hill (1/14)
     
  • Bonus 1: Around the World: 
  • Africa (South Africa) Random Violence/Jassy Mackenzie (3/14)
  • Canada  A Dream of Death/Harrison Drake(e) (1/14)
  • Greenland/Iceland (Iceland)  Frozen Assets/Quentin Bates (2/14)
  • Asia (Singapore) Aunty Lee's Delights/Ovidia Yu (4/14)
  • New Zealand  Botanist at Bay/John Sherwood (3/14)
  • Caribbean Islands  Adrift on St. John/Rebecca M. Hale (2/14)
    Mexico  Cry No More/Linda Howard (4/14)
  • Australia  Malicious Intent/Kathryn Fox (2/14)
  • Europe (Italy)  The Neapolitan Streak/Timothy Holme (1/14)
  • South America  A Back Room in Somers Town/John Malcolm  (1/14)
  •  Middle East (Saudi Arabia) Finding Nouf/Zoe Ferraris (4/14)
  • South Pacific Islands (Solomon Islands)  Killman/Graeme Kent (4/14)
  •                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
     
  • BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road)
  • http://www.historic66.com/
  • If you ever plan to motor west
    Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
  • Get your kicks on Route 66!
  • Illinois (Chicago)  Dante's Wood/Lynne Raimondo (2/14)
  • Missouri (St. Louis) With a Vengeance/Eileen Dreyer (4/14)
  • Kansas (fictional)  Plains Crazy/J. M. Hayes (1/14)
  • Oklahoma (Tulsa)  Primary Justice/William Bernhardt (4/14)
  • Texas (Amarillo)  Murder by Masquerade/D. R. Meredith (2/14)
  • New Mexico (Albuquerque) Pawnbroker/Aimee & David Thurlo (2/14)
  • Arizona (Flagstaff/Winona)  Nose for Trouble/Doranna Durgin (1/14)
  • California (Los Angeles) While I Disappear/Edward Wright (4/14)
  •  
  • Bonus 3: Free Choice. Choose one or all or none, your choice.
  • SECOND HAND ROSE… When the Devil Doesn't Show/Christina Barber (1/14) 
  • THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Silent Voices/Ann Cleeves (1/14)
  •  
  • THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
  • Over Tumbled Graves/Jess Walter (1/14)
  • Track of the Scorpion/Val Davis (2/14)
  • Blood Country/Mary Logue (2/14)
  • Two O'clock Eastern Wartime/John Dunning (3/14)
  • Well Bred and Dead/Catherine O'Connell (4/14)
  • Maquette for Murder/Gretchen Sprague (4/14)
  •  
  • HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
  • Colorado (home state)  Storm Peak/John A. Flanagan (3/14)
  • Kansas  Green Lake/S. K. Epperson (3/14)
  • Virginia  The Charm Stone/Lillian Stewart Carl (3/14)
  • Washington  The Alpine Yeoman/Mary Daheim (3/14)
  • Oregon  Raggedy Man/Clyde Curley (4/14)
  • Louisiana (New Orleans) That Old Black Magic/Mary Jane Clark (4/14)
     
  • GIDDIUP COWBOY… Sand Creek/D. W. Linden (4/14)

  •  
  • MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… One for the Money/Janet Evanovich (4/14)
  •  
  • ART, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY CAT
  •       Art (photography) Dead in the Water/Meredith Cole (4/14)
  •      Craft  Button Holed/Kylie Logan (1/14)
  •       Food  Little Indiscretions/Carmen Posadas (2/14)
  •       Drink  Beware the Solitary Drinker/Cornelius Lehane (4/14)
         Animal (cat)  Crazy, VA/Shannon Hill (e) (1/14)
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  • HE’S GONE JIM…The Grey Beginning/Barbara Michaels (1/14)


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list. 
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS…Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC  The Worst Thing/Aaron Elkins  finished 1/4/14
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.
     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the U.S.!  Try to read a book from a [;ace you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                        Greenland/Iceland     New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands



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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional) Here Lies Gloria Mundy by Gladys Mitchell - January 3, 2014

  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list.  Purple Cane Road by James Lee Burke, Fugitive Colors by Margaret Maron - April 7, 2014
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Strongwood by Larry Millett - August 24, 2014
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me) My Cousin Rachel (1800's) by Daphne DuMaurier - March 19, 2014
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train. The Victim in Victoria Station by Jeanne M. Dams - June 17, 2014
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other Fever Dream by Preston & Childs - January 30, 2014, Cold Vengeance by Preston & Childs - February 4, 2014, Two Graves by Preston & Childs - February 8, 2014
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian. Matricide at St. Martha's by Ruth Dudley Edwards - January 24, 2014
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  City of Bones by Michael Connelly - July 6. 2014
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery Just What the Doctor Ordered by Colin Watson - February 16, 2014
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC Death from the Woods by Brigitte Aubert - April 11, 2014 Search the Dark by Charles Todd
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI. The Mad Hatter Mystery by John Dickson Carr - May 21, 2014
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer. Entombed by Linda Fairstein - JUly 14, 2014

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa The Sunday Hangman by James McClure - August 10, 2014          

Canada   The Long Way Home by Louise Penny - September 8, 2014                   

Greenland/Iceland   

New Zealand
Asia
Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey            

Caribbean Islands Adios Muchachos by Danial Chavarria 

Mexico                       

South America
Australia
The Sands of Windee by Arthur Upfield - April 19, 2014    

Europe (England) The Sleeping Car Murders by Sebastian Japrisot (France) - January 11, 2014,  The Case of the Constant Suicides by John Dickson Carr (Scotland) - January 12, 2014    

Middle East               

South Pacific Islands

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books.  http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois Her Death of Cold by Ralph McInerny
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas The Ice Harvest by Phillips
  4. Oklahoma  Merry Merry Ghost by Carolyn Hart
  5. Texas Zero at the Bone by Mary Willis Walker
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona The Ghostway by Tony Hillerman
  8. California Pomona Queen by Kem Nunn - April 22, 2014

Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  Not Quite Dead Enough by Rex Stout - January 4, 2014, The Burglar Who Counted the Spoons by Lawrence Block - April 29, 2014, A Right to Die by Rex Stout - April 30, 2014
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.  Blood Sport by Dick Fowler
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year. 1. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood - May 26, 2014  2. Gone for Good by Harlan Coben - July 19, 2014 3. Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr - July 19, 2014  4. White Road by John Connolly - September 17, 2014  5. The Black Book by Michael Connelly - September 5, 2014 6. The Last Witness by Joel Goldman
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit. 1. Moving Targets by William Reynolds (Nebraska) - August 18, 2014  2. Murder Manual by Steven Womack (Tennessee) 3. A Show of Hands by David Crossman (Maine) - May 7, 2014 4. The Perennial Boarder by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (Massachusetts) - June 24, 2014 5. Going Local by Jamie Harrison (Montana) - September 4, 2014   6. Privileged Information by Stephen White (Colorado) - October 6, 2014 
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting. The Sheriff and the Branding Iron Murders by D. R. Meredith - June 25, 2014
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane - August 27, 2014
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice. Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson, Sunshine & Shadow by Earlene Fowler, Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke - July 1, 2014
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year. A Little Local Murder by Robert Barnard - February 17, 2014


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… senior citizen            
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Edgar Award Grand Master          "Incident at Badamya"  by Dorothy Gilman (2010)        02/2014
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… other than Conan Doyle  "Sherlock Holmes & the Red Demon" by Larry Millett          03/2014
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  "Murder on Waverly Place" by Victoria Thompson    01/2014
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery where MC hits the road      "Record of Death"   by Kate Bryan                              03/2014  
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Read a mystery/thriller with an agency them"Restless"  by William Boyd                                     02/2014
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
  8. JUST THE FACTS…“cold case”.                                                     "Dying in the Wool" by Frances Brody                        01/2014
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA…               "Blackout"                by John Lawton
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… a mystery with a male lead PI.    "Goodey's Last Sand"  by Charles Alverson              03/2014
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.       "The Echo Man"  by Richard Montanari                   02/2014

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

England              "India Black"                                                                         Carol K. Carr                                                   01/2014

Scotland              "Mortal Arts"                                                                       Anna Lee Huber                                              02/2014

Morocco               "The Serpent's Daughter"                                                 Suzanne Arruda                                               02/2014

Australia               "Malicious Intent"                                                              Kathryn Fox                                                     03/2014

Kenya                   "The Leopard's Prey"                                                       Suzanne Arruda

India                      "The Last Kashmiri Rose"                                              Barbara Cleverly

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66

  1.  Illinois                                   Death at the Fair                                                                        Frances McNamara
  2. Missouri                                 Little Shop of Homicide                                                           Denise Swanson              03/2014
  3. Kansas                                  Deadly Descent                                                                         Charlotte Hinger              05/2014
  4. Oklahoma                              Primary Justice                                                                          William Bernhardt
  5. Texas                                     The Revenge of Tom Graben                                                   Van Holt                           03/2014
  6. New Mexico                           Pecos Valley Diamond  (Kindle)                                              Alice Duncan
  7. Arizona                                  The Dividing Line                                                                       Richard Parrish
  8. California                                Murder on the Barbary Coast                                                 Kate Bryan                         03/2014

Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

SECOND HAND ROSE…                                                       " Her Last Breath"       Linda Castillo                                01/2014

THIS IS GOOD TOO!...                                    "Her Royal Spyness"        Rhys Bowen                          02/2014

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY…                                           "Shoo Fly Pie"            Tim Downs                                   01/2014

HOME AND TRAVEL…                             "Civil Blood"  (Virginia)          Ann McMillan                                 02/2014           

                                                                "Questionable Remains"  (Georgia)         Beverly Connor                              02/2014

                                                                                     "Cliff Walk"   (Rhode Island)   Bruce DeSilva                              03/2014

                                                                      "A Record of Death"   (Washington)     Kate Bryan                                   03/2014

                                                "The Old Buzzard Had it Coming"   (Oklahoma)        Donis Casey                                06/2014

                                                                     "Bones of Betrayal"    (Tennessee)        Jefferson Bass             

GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.             "Murder at Bent Elbow"   by Kate Bryan                     03/2014

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES…                             "The Shimmering Sands"   by Victoria Holt                     04/2014

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG…            "The Tale of Holly How"  by   Susan Wittig Albert         02/2014

HE’S GONE JIM… author we’ve lost in the last year.                          "The Boys Tale"                  by Margaret Frazer               02/2014



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24 books total in main challenge and two bonus categories.  Third bonus category is an option

  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Latter End (Miss Silver) by Patricia Wentworth finished 2/8/2014
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... The Vanishing Point by Val McDermid finished 6/1/2014
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… India Black and the Gentleman Thief by Carol K. Carr finished 4/11/2014
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Fellowship of Fear by Aaron J. Elkins finished 6/28/2014
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Adrenaline by Jeff Abbott finished 5/11/2014
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS…The Quiet Game by Greg Iles finished 7/28/2014
     
  9. INSPECTOR,  IN TIME FOR TEA… In the Presence of the Enemy by Elizabeth George finished 2/14/2014                           
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith finished 8/2/2014 
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Death from the Woods by Brigitte Aubert finished 8/9/2014

 

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the U.S.!  Try to read a book from a place you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Sweden - Strange Bird by Anna Jansson finished 1/3/2014

Thailand - Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo finished 3/31/2014

Russia - Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith finished 4/20/2014

China - Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing by Shamini Flint finished 4/24/2014

Australia - The Bat by Jo Nesbo finished 4/26/2014

New Zealand - Colour Scheme by Ngaio Marsh finished 4/27/2014

Africa              Canada                        Greenland/Iceland     New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands



BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico - Blind Descent by Nevada Barr finished 3/28/2014
  7. Arizona
  8. California


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1. SECOND HAND ROSE… Invisible Prey by John Sanford finished 2/5/2014
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read 6 mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or RL for at least a year.
    1. Valediction by Robert B. Parker finished 1/12/2014
    2. The Patient in Cabin C by Mignon G. Eberhart finished 1/29/2014
    3. The Return of the Dancing Master by Henning Mankell finished 2/16/2014
    4. Natural Enemy by Jane Langton finished 7/8/2014                                          
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    1. New York - Liberty Falling by Nevada Barr finished 8/14/2014
    2. Mississippi - Turning Angel by Greg Iles finished 8/20/2014
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.

    50 STATE CHALLENGE:

    Alabama
    Alaska
    Arizona
    Arkansas - One Drop of Blood by Thomas Holland finished 8/16/2014
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa - Sleeping in Eden by Nicole Baart finished 5/30/2014
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Louisiana
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts - Erased by Matthew Dunn finished 1/11/2014
    Michigan
    Minnesota - Wicked Prey by John Sandford finished 8/5/2014
    Mississippi - True Evil by Greg Iles finished 7/2/2014
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York - The Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr finished 7/7/2014
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania - Look Again by Lisa Scottoline finished 1/10/2014
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont - Moonlighting in Vermont by Kate George finished 4/5/2014
    Virginia
    Washington - Poverty Bay by Earl Emerson finished 2/7/2014
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming
     

     



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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE...Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth(amateur or retired professional)
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list.  The Enemy By Lee Child (2013 Diamond Dagger Award Winner) 11/10/14
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me) Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer 2/12/14
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.  Echo Burning by Lee Child 1/20/14
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other) - The Hit by David Baldacci 01/01/14
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.  The Farm by Tom Rob Smith 9/23/14
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  The Heist by Daniel Silva 9/30/14
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery  A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 9/08/14
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC  Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain 1/13/14
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.  A Tap On The Window by Linwood Barclay 2/20/14
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

Caribbean Islands - Twice A Spy by Keith Thomson 1/02/14

Israel - The English Girl by Daniel Silva 4/01/14

North Korea - The Target by David Baldacci 5/09/14

England - When Kings Confess by C.S. Harris 5/14/14

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona - Murder at Thumb Butte by James D. Best 11/27/14
  8. California - The Mercy Rule by John Lescroart 1/18/14


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  Cliff Walk by Bruce DeSilva 1/11/14
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.

1. Spilled Blood by Brian Freeman 3/3/14

2. Without Fail by Lee Child 3/6/14

3. The Tilted World by Tom Franklin 5/16/14

4. The Hearing by John Lescroart  5/20/14

5. The September Society by Charles Finch 9/28/14

6.  

HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.

1. OREGON - Worthy Brown's Daughter by Phillip Margolin 2/21/14

2. COLORADO -  Leadville by James Best 2/13/14

3. CALIFORNIA - Nothing But The Truth by John Lescroart 3/21/14

4. WYOMING -  Sundance by David Fuller 5/10/14


 

  1. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
     
  2. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Be Careful What You Wish For by Jeffrey Archer 4/06/14
  3. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  4. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
          Aunty Lee's Delights (Singaporean Mystery, Bk1) :: Ovidia Yu  done 1/31 
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list. 
    1. Murder on Babmoo Lane by Naomi Hirahara done 6/29
    2. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
        Study in Darkness by Emma Jane Holloway done 10/15
  3. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
    1. Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd done 4/26
       
  4. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.
    1. Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen done 10/1 ocean l iner
       
  5. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
    1. Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon done 7/10
       
  6. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  7. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 
    1. The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths done 3/21
       
  8. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  9. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  10. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     Mangled Street Murder by MRC Kasasian done 12/15
  11. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.
    1. Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zannetti done 8/18

       

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon (No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 14) :: Alexander McCall Smith  Africa, Botswana

Scandal in Skibbereen (County Cork, Bk 2) :: Sheila Connolly   Ireland

The Axe Factor (Jimm Juree, Bk 3) :: Colin Cotterill  Thailand

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent -Iceland

Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood - Austrailia

The Witch Doctor's Wife by Tamar Myers Belgium Congo now called Democratic Republic of Congo
 

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois  Visions by Kelley Armstrong done 12/22
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra done 1/17
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon done 5/6
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California Silent Murders by Mary Miley done 11/9


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading. 
    1. Scent to Kill by Chrystal Fielder done 2/16
       
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
    1. All Fudged up by Nancy Coco nee Nancy Parra done 2/4
       
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    1. Death Al Dente by Leslie Budwtiz done 3/2, Montana
    2. A Quotient of Murder by Ada Madson done 3/12
    3. Clammed up by Barbara Ross done 4/11, Maine
    4. Shunned and Dangerous by Laura Bradford, done 4/16, Amish country, Penn
    5. Mama Gets Trashed by Deborha Sharp done 4/20
       
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
    1. Defending Jacob by William Landay done 9/5 Warner Brothers bought rights and will make into a movie
       
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.
    1. Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette done 3/17
       
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.



 



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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Thistle and Twigg by Mary Saums

  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... A Wanted Man by Lee Child (2013 Diamond Dagger Winner)

  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes edited by Martin H Greenberg, Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower

  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Slash and Burn by Colin Cotterill

  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN... The Insane Train by Sheldon Russell
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… A Murder of Crows by Margaret Duffy
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… White Tiger by Michael Allen Dymmoch
  8. JUST THE FACTS…  Any Other Name  by Craig Johnson
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… A Going Concern by Catherine Aird
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Concealed in Death (In Death, Bk 38) by J D Robb
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Diamondhead by Charles Knief
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Bryant & May Off the Rails by Christopher Fowler

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

The Girl in the Nile by Michael Pearce (Egypt)         A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul (Inspector Singh, Bk 2) by Shamini Flint (Indonesia)
The Bachelors of Broken Hill by Arthur W Upfield (Australia)   The Feast of Stephen (Ellis Portal, Bk 2) by Rosemary Aubert (Canada)
The Resistance Man by Martin Walker (France)      In the Company of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 6) by Alexander McCall Smith (Botswana)

BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma   Lying Wonders by Susan Rogers Cooper
  5. Texas   A Fitting End by Melissa Bourbon
  6. New Mexico 
  7. Arizona
  8. California   City of Secrets by Kelli Stanley


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

 SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  The Purity of Vengeance by Jussi Adler-Olsen
 

THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.  The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George
 

THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.

  1.  Death at the Chateau Bremont by M L Longworth
  2.  Monkeewrench by P J Tracy
  3.  The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon
  4.  The Body Politic by Catherine Aird
  5.  Little Knell by Catherine Aird
  6.  Until Thy Wrath Be Past by Asa Larsson

HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.

  1. Home State- California-
  2. State to visit-New York- Quick Study by Maggie Barbieri
  3. State to visit-Minnesota- Live Bait by P J Tracy
  4. State to visit-Wisconsin- Dead Run by P J Tracy
  5. State to visit-Montana- Death on the Greasy Grass by C M Wendelboe
  6. State to visit-Florida-Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

 

GIDDIUP COWBOY… Hell is Empty by Craig Johnson
 

MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   Dog Day by Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett, translated by Nicholas Caistor  (The basis for the Spanish TV series Petra Delicado)
 

ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.

  1. Devil's Food by Kerry Greenwood
  2. Death in Reel Time by Brynn Bonner
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  5.  

HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.    Prey for a Miracle by Aimee and David Thurlo (Aimee Thurlo passed away in February of 2014)



 



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I AM IN FOR 2014
GOOD LUCK ALL
 
 
 
 
  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list.  
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train.
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer.

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands


 

BONUS 2Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading.  
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice. 
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.
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Consider Dying in the Wool by Frances Brody

  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional):  The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill, 1/13/2014, 4 stars (wonderful characters)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Nemesis by Lindsey Davis, 2 stars, 11/30/2014.
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle:  The Disappearance of Sherlock Holmes by Larry Millett, 8/26/2014, 4 stars
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me):  Strong Poison by Dorothy Sayers, 5/10/2014, 4 stars
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train:  No One to Trust (Hidden Identity Bk 1) by Lynette Eason, 2/5/2014, 2 stars.
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other:  Unnatural Acts by Stuart Woods, 4/3/2014, 3 stars.
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.  Grave Silence by Rose Beecham  (THANKS Mary!   I was having trouble with this category.)
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”.  Notorious by Allison Brennan, 9/24/2013 3.5 stars (key character investigates and solves cold cases)
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery:  A Taste for Death by P.D. James, 8/22/2014, 4 stars
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC:  Aimee LeDuc, investigator, is blinded by an assailant in Murder in the Bastille (Aimee Leduc Investigation) by Cara Black, 1/18/2014, 3 stars
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI:  The Case of the the Sleepwalker's Niece by Erle Stanley Gardner, 4 stars, 3/14/2014.
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer:  Entombed (Alex Cooper, Bk 7) by Linda Fairstein, 33/23/2014, 3 stars.
     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge:  

1) North Korea:  The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson (North Korea), 4/30/2014, 3 stars 

2) Russia:  Vodka Neat by  Anna Blundy. 12/28/2014, 3 stars

3) Africa:  The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, Bk 8) by Alexander McCall Smith, 2/14/2014, 3 stars             

4) Canada:  A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny,4/9/2014, 4 stars         Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
5) Asia:    Tears of Pearl by Tasha Alexander, 6/12/2014, 4 stars                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia    
 Possibly The Hangman's Daughter by Oliver Potzsch (Bavaria / Germany) 

6) England:  Live Flesh by Ruth Rendall, 10/3/2014, 4 stars      Middle East                South Pacific Islands
 

BONUS 2Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois:  To Kill A King Caroline Rhodes Mysteries by Mary V. Welk
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma:  Dead in the Driver's Seat by Connie Feddersen (Takes place in Vamoose in Oklahoma.), 1/11/2014, 1 STAR
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico:  Assumption by Percival Everett, 11/4/2014, 4 stars
  7. Arizona
  8. California:  A Grave Talent by Laurie R. King


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading:  His Majesty's Hope (Maggie Hope, Bk 3) by Susan Elia MacNeal, 2/2/2014, 3.5 stars 
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.  1.  Alpine Kindred by Mary Daheim, 7/16/2014, 3 stars; 2. Endless Night by Agatha Christie; 3.  Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie, 7/24,2014, 4 stars;  4. Dangerous Depths by Kathy Brandt, 8/5/2014, 4 stars; 5. The Doorbell Rang by Rex Stout,8/5/2014, 4 stars;  6. Evil Under the Sun by Agatha Christie, 7/23/2014, 3 STARS
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.  The Taking of Libbie, SD by David Housewright.
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting:  Silver Lies by Ann Parker, 11/6/2014, 4 stars.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.   
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice:  Artist's Proof by Gordon Cotler, 625/2014, 3.5 stars 
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.  Elmore Leonard?  Vince Flynn?  Tom Clancy?  Barbara Michaels?   Elizabeth Peters?   Wait for What Will Come by Barbara Michaels, 20/2014, 4 stars 


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24 books total in main challenge and two bonus categories.  Third bonus category is an option

  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… By the Pricking of My Thumbs, Agatha Christie - 1/30/14; Self's Punishment, Bernhard Scholink - 3/19/14
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... V is for Vengeance, Sue Grafton - 1/11/14
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders, Larry Millett - 6/23/14
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… The Alienist, Caleb Carr - 7/21/14
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Havana Bay, Martin Cruz Smith - 3/12/14
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… The Confessor, Daniel Silva - 1/4/14
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Grave Secrets, Rose Beecham - 3/18/14
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS...The Murder Book, Jonathan Kellerman - 7/10/14
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… The Late Phoenix, Catherine Aird - 1/27/14
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Blackman's Coffin, Mark de Cristique - 4/26/14, Child of Silence - Abigail Padgett - 4/5/2014
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Every Dead Thing, John Connolly - 3/9/14
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… The Snowman, Jo Nesbo - 2/4/14

Bonus 1: Around the World:  
South Africa - Let the Dead Lie, Malla Nunn – 1/28/14
Iceland – My Soul to Take, Yrsa Sigurdadottir - 2/1/14
Norway - Nemesis,  Jo Nesbo - 1/6/14
Russia & Germany – Red Square, Martin Cruz Smith – 1/24/14

England - Abuse of Process, Rankin Davis - 2/7/14
Italy – Season for the Dead, David Hewson - 2/17/14
Ireland - The Likeness, Tana French - 2/14/14
Denmark - Keeper of Lost Causes, Jussi Adler-Olsen - 1/19/14
Poland - A Grain of Truth,
Zygmunt Miloszewski - 3/5/14
Australia - Malicious Intent, Kathryn Fox - 2/26/14
Germany - Self's Punishment, Bernhard Schlink - 3/20/14
Hungary - The Magyar Venus, Lyn Hamilton - 5/14/14


BONUS 2: Follow Route 66
Chicago, Illinois - Breakdown, Sara Paretsky - 3/2/14
St Louis, Missouri - Nothing Personal, Eileen Dreyer - 4/6/14
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Cruel Justice, William Bernhardt - 6/7/14
Albuquerque, New Mexico - Rio Grande Fall, Rudolfo Anaya - 1/13/14
Flagstaff, Arizona - To Live or Die in Arizona, Elizabeth Bruening Lewis - 2/20/14
Los Angeles, California - Dr Death, Jonathan Kellerman - 2/16/14

Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1. SECOND HAND ROSE… Echo Park, Michael Connelly - 1/23/14 
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Fool’s Run, John Sandford - 1/9/14
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… The Sign, Raymond Khoury - TBR, Kill the Messenger, Tami Hoag - TBR
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    Arizona (home) - Outlaw Mountain, J.A. Jance - 6/10/14
    Wisconsin - The Bodies Left Behind, Jeffrey Deaver - 3/17/14
    South Carolina - White Road, John Connolly, 6/1/14
    Virginia - A Witness Above, Andy Straka - 9/27/14
    Massachusetts - Body Parts, Vicki Stiefel - 8/17/14
    New York - Tell No One, Harlan Coben, 6/8/14
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… The Work of Wolves 5/13/14 
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Faceless Killers, Henning Mankell - 7/25/14
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Uncommon Clay, Margaret Maron, 1/14/14, Relics, Mary Anna Evans - 3/31/14
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… The Moonshine War, Elmore Leonard - 3/20/14

 



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Done...Whew!!

  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Murder Is Easy - Agatha Christie - Completed 3/10/2014
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter - Tom Franklin - Completed 10/12/2014
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Holmes on the Range - Steve Hockensmith - Completed 2/15/2014
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… The Sweetness At The Bottom Of A Pie - Alan Bradley - Completed 2/27/2014
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Casting Spells - Barbara Bretton - Completed 6/17/2014
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… The Masque if the Black Tulip - Lauren Willig - Completed 1/27/2014
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Demons are a Ghoul's Best Friend - Victoria Laurie - completed 8/30/2014
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS… The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency - Aleaxnder McCall Smith - Completed 8/22/2014  
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… The Deception of The Emerald Ring - Lauren Willig - Completed 08/29/2014 
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… The Bone Collector - Jeffrey Deaver - Completed 10/14/2014
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… The Chase - Clive Cussler - Completed 10/10/2014
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… The Devil in The White City - Erik Larson - Completed 3/27/2014


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1. SECOND HAND ROSE… Sixth Grave On The Edge - Darinda Jones - Completed 9/27/2014
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... When the Wind Blows - James Patterson - Completed 5/2/2014
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries - Hundreds of Years to Reform A Rake - Laurie Brown - Completed 7/4/2014, The Betrayal of The Blood Lily - Lauren Willig - Completed 7/30/2014, Sanctuary - Nora Roberts - Completed 9/11/2014, Sepulchre - Kate Mosse - Completed 9/22/2014, In Too Deep - Jayne Ann Krentz - Completed 9/24/2014, White Lies - Jayne Ann Krentz - Completed 10/24/2014
     
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit. Arizona - Picaho Peak Mysery - Joseph A Mootz - Completed 6/18/2014, Georgia - Magic Bites - Ilona Andrews - Completed 2/9/2014, New YorkBitten - Kelly Armstrong - Completed 2/21/14, Delaware - Desolate Angel - Chaz McGee - Completed 2/24/2013, Massachusetts - What's A Ghoul to Do? - Victoria Laurie - Completed 3/09/2014, California - Secondhand Spirits - Juliet Blackwell - Completed 4/05/2014
     
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… A Lady Never Trifles with Thieves - Suzann Ledbetter - Completed 2/7/2014
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Dr. Who: The Ripper - Toney Lee - Completed 9/04/2014   
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Who do, Voodoo? - Rochelle Staab - Completed 4/21/2014, Bewitched, Bothered, and Biscotti - Bailey Cates - Completed 09/14/2014, White Lies - Jayne Ann Krentz - Completed 10/29/2014, Pies and Prejudice - Ellery Adams - Completed 11/02/2014, What A Wicked Way To Burn - Margaret Miles - Completed 12/05/2014
     
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Crocodile on the Sandbank - Elizabeth Peters - Completed 7/5/2014

     

 



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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… Read a mystery with a senior citizen as sleuth (amateur or retired professional)
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Read a mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master or a Diamond Dagger Award winner – anyone within the last five years.   Stop You’re Killing Me has a list. 
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… Read a Holmes mystery written by someone other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON… Read an historical mystery.  You pick the era.  From ancient before 476 to the 1980s.  (Things that are 25 years old are antiques therefore history to me)
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a MC who hits the road.  Any type of travel, car, bus, plane, train. Billionaire Blend - Cleo Coyle
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… Ready a mystery/thriller with an agency theme (CIA/FBI/Secret Service or other
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… Read a mystery where the MC is gay or lesbian.
    First You Fall - Scott Sherman
  8. JUST THE FACTS…Read a mystery that involves a “cold case”. 
    Concrete Desert - Jon Talton
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Read a mystery with a male lead PI.  Open and Shut - David Rosenfelt
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Read a mystery involving a serial killer. 11th Hour - James Patterson, Maxine Paetro
     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the U.S.!  Try to read a book from a [;ace you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                        Greenland/Iceland     New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands



BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois
  2. Missouri
  3. Kansas
  4. Oklahoma
  5. Texas
  6. New Mexico
  7. Arizona
  8. California - 12th of Never - James Patterson, Maxine Paetro


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1. SECOND HAND ROSE… Read the next in a series you’ve been reading. 
    Red Mist - Patricia Cornwell
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!... Try another series written by a favorite author that you haven’t read.
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY… Read six mysteries that have been sitting on your TBR or Reminder List for at least a year.
    Port Mortuary - Patricia Cornwell
  4. HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.
    Killer in Crinolines - Duffy Brown - Georgia,
    The House on Tradd Street - South Carolina, Old Maid's Puzzle  - Terri Thayer - California
  5. GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.
     
  6. MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  
     
  7. ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.  Wild Goose Chase - Terri Thayer
  8. HE’S GONE JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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  1. HAVING A SENIOR MOMENT HERE… A Clue for the Puzzle Lady  -  Parnell Hall
     
  2. EDGAR, WHERE ARE YOU?... Death at the Door (Death on Demand) Carolyn Hart  (2013 winner)   7/14
     
  3. ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON… A Study in Sherlock  -  Laurie King, editor   7/14
     
  4. LET’S HAVE A HISTORY LESSON…  A Marked Man (Abigail Adams # 2)   Barbara Hamilton
     
  5. ON THE ROAD AGAIN… Fleur de Lies  by Maddy Hunter
     
  6. THE SPY WHO LOVED… 
     
  7. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE… The Drowning Spool  Monica Ferris  (secondary character, Godwin)  4/14
     
  8. JUST THE FACTS…  Throw in the Trowel, A Flower Shop Mystery  -  Kate Collins  3/14
     
  9. AH! INSPECTOR, JUST IN TIME FOR TEA… Read a Brit police mystery
     
  10. I’M STILL ALIVE… Read a mystery that has a disabled or survivor MC
     
  11. HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU KID… Trapped   Irene Hannon   2/14
     
  12. OVER AND OVER AGAIN… Before I Wake    Dee Henderson  1/14

     

Bonus 1: Around the World:   Read six books set in a different location – Not the US!  Try to read a book from a country you’d like to visit for a bit more of a challenge. 

Africa              Canada                       Greenland/Iceland    New Zealand
Asia                 Caribbean Islands      Mexico                        South America
Australia         Europe (England)       Middle East                South Pacific Islands

  1. Africa  -   No. 1 Lady's Detective Agency  by Alexander McCall Smith  DNF
  2. Europe  -  The Mad Hatter - Jenn McKinley  5/14
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BONUS 2: Follow Route 66 (The Mother Road), it began in Chicago, Illinois and was the way to go to Santa Monica, California.  It went through eight states but we’ll go with six books. 

http://www.historic66.com/

If you ever plan to motor west
Travel my way, the highway that's the best.
Get your kicks on Route 66!

  1.  Illinois  -  Buttoned Up  by Kylie Logan  1/14
  2. Missouri  -  If Fried Chicken Could Fly  -  Paige Shelton
  3. Kansas  -  Cozy in Kansas  by Nancy Mehl  4/14
  4.  
  5. Oklahoma  -  Dead in the Water  by Connie Fedderson 
  6. Texas  -  Death Come Quickly (China Bayles)  -  Susan Wittig Albert  6/14
  7. New Mexico
  8. ArizonaSugar and Iced (Cupcake Mysteries)  -  Jenn McKinley 5/14
  9. California  -  Mr. Monk Helps Himself  by Hy Conrad  1/14


Bonus 3:  Free Choice.  Choose one or all or none, your choice.

  1.  SECOND HAND ROSE…   "For Better or Worsted" by Betty Hetchman  1/14
     
  2. THIS IS GOOD TOO!...  What the Cat Saw  by Carolyn Hart
     
  3. THESE ARE GETTING MOLDY…
  • Perils of Paella  -  Nancy Fairbanks              
  • Mrs. Malory Investigates  -  Hazel Holt                    
  • Fools Puzzle  -  Earlene Fowler
  • A Cuttroat Business  -  Bente Gallagher
  • Them Bones  -  Carolyn Haines  DNF too much potty mouth
  • May Day Murder  -  Jess Lourey

 

        4.    HOME AND TRAVEL… Read a mystery that takes place in your home state and five states you’d like to visit.

  •  Bat in the Belfrey - Sarah Graves  (Maine)   DNF
  •  Everybody's Suspect in Georgia  -  Cecil Murphy (Georgia)  3/14
  •  The Drowning Spool - Monica Ferris  (Minnesota)  4/14
  •  California Capers - Dana Mentink   (California)  4/14
  •   Alibis in Arkansas - Christina Wiler  (Arkansas) 5/14
  •   Mayhem in Maryland - Candace Speare  (Maryland)  4/14
  •  Not The Killing Type  -  Lorna Barnett    (New Hampshire  5/14)
  •  Aloha Betrayed - Jessica Fletcher & Donald Bain    (Hawaii)
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        5.   GIDDIUP COWBOY… Read a mystery with a western setting.

        6.  MYSTERIES GO TO THE MOVIES… Read a mystery that’s been made into a movie, either big screen or TV.  

        7.   ARTS, CRAFTS, FOOD AND DRINK WITH MY DOG… Read some cozies that involve an art, craft any type of food or beverage.  Want to read one with an animal?  Your choice.

  • Clammed Up  -  Barbara Ross
  • Pumpkin Roll  -  Josi Kilack
  • Scrapbooking Secrets - Mollie Cox Bryan8
  • Feint of Art - Hailey Lind
  • A Broth of Betrayal - Connie Archer
  • First Degree Fudge - Christine DeSmet 
  • Yarn to Go - Betty Hetchman
  • The Lover's Knot - Claire O' Donahue
  • 8.  He's Gone JIM… Read a mystery by an author we’ve lost in the last year.


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I agree.  Great choices.  I am definitely giving it a try.  Now I just have to find all the titles I plan on reading.

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