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Subject: 2015 Mystery Challenge LIST ONLY
Date Posted: 10/15/2014 3:54 PM ET
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  1. Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  
  2. What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.
  3. He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.
  4. I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.
  5. The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there.
  6. Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.
  7. Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it
  8. I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.
  9. Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 
  10. Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.
  11. I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. 
  12. Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery.
  13. No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).
  14. What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.
  15. What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC
  16. Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.  And these days 1950 is considered historical!
  17. Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. 
  18. Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery
  19. She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.
  20. Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story
  21. The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 
  22. I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire
  23. Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author. Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday. 
  24. He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Date Posted: 10/16/2014 8:40 AM ET
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Alice's spot

Have a holly, jolly time...  

What’s up Doc?... Murder on Lenox Hill by Victoria Thomposn done 10/6

He did it, he really did it… 

I’m gonna sue!... .

The dog knows who dun it... Tricky Twenty-Two by Janet Evanovich done 12/29

Snuggle up with your favorite...  Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti done 5/24

Scary, really scary!... Malace in the Palace by Rhys Bowen 9/16 Ghosts

I say there, HALT, eh!... Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson done 10/21

Let’s go overseas…

The Tudor Vendetta by CW Gortner (England) done 5/3)

Here’s looking at you kid…

Blind Faith by Rebecca Zanetti done 1/30

I think he’s crazy!... .   Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber done 10/28

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... .

No murder in this case...  A Gala Event by Sheila Connolly done 12/23

What do you do?...  A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins done 5/22

What nationality are you?...  Murder in a Mill Town by PB Ryan done 7/5 Irish

Read something from a different historical period 

Siege of Winter by Arianna Franklin done 3/5

Crazy weather we’re having... 

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Accidental Alchemist by Gigi Pandian done 10/9

She’s at it again...  No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman done 9/22

Romancing the stone!... 

The past is clinging to the present…  

I vant to bite your neck... 

Award Winners:  (High School)
                           (21st Birthday)  Murder with Pictures / George Harmon Cox

 

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year  A Play of Isaac by Margaret Frazer done 8/14 stretching it she died in 2013

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Tudor Conspiracy by C.W. Gortner done 1/14 (London))

The Berkeley Square Affair by Teresa Grant done 3/31(London)

Wouldn't it Be Deadly by DE Ireland  (London) done 7/20

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen done 12/2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.    Mistletoe, Merriment & Murder    Sara                                2/2015

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.                    Oath of Office     Michael Palmer

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.                            Sycamore Row     John Grisham                                                         1/2015

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  The Leopard's Prey    Suzanne Arruda                                               1/2015

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.                        Who Buries the Dead           C.S. Harris                                               6/2015

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedural       Some Danger Involved     Will Thomas                                2/2015

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime.  Treasure of the Golden Cheetah     Suzanne Arruda

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller.                                       The Escape                 David Baldacci                04/2015

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).     The Abduction     Mark Gimenez

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Scientists   Chop Shop (Bug Man, Bk 2)     Tim Downs

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM)  Murder as Fine Art    David Morrell                                                      12/2014

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. 

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery    Louisiana Longshot             Jana DeLeon                                         05/2015

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.   Sister Eve Private Eye      Lynne Hinton            05/2015

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story              

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.        The Black Cat     Martha Grimes                               1/2015

     Make it personal the year of your high school graduation or your 21st birthday. 

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

He did it, he really did it… Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly Tucker 3/31/15

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

Snuggle up with your favorite... A Serpent's Tooth by Craig Johnson

Scary, really scary!... Help for the Haunted by John Searles (8/5/15)

I say there, HALT, eh!...  Stiff News by Catherine Aird 1/29/15

Let’s go overseas… Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree by Shamini Flint 1/26/15 

Here’s looking at you kid…The First Rule of Ten (Tenzing Norbu, Bk 1) by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay 4/11/15

I think he’s crazy!... Miss Me When I'm Gone by Emily Arsenault 7/5/15 

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Cooking the Books by Kerry Greenwood

What do you do?...  Blood of the Prodigal by P L Gaus (History Professer)

What nationality are you?... Inspector Singh Investigates: A Curious Indian Cadaver by Shamini Flint 2/10/15

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  Maids of Misfortune: A Victorian San Francisco Mystery by M Louisa Locke 4/23/15

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. 

Let’s have a big chuckle together... The Fat Innkeeper by Alan Russell 3/19/15

She’s at it again...  Dying in the Wool  by Frances Brodey 4/26/15

Romancing the stone!...  Sizzle and Burn by Jayne Ann Krentz 8/30/15

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author...Make it personal the year of your high school graduation or your 21st birthday. 

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

1. Under Orders (Sid Halley, Bk 4) by Dick Francis 3/11/15

2. Amendment of Life by Catherine Aird 5/2/15

3.  Touchstone by Laurie R King 6/17/15

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

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2.

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Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

1.  Death in the Truffle Wood by Pierre Manan 3/13/15

2.  The Devil's Cave by Martin Walker 6/20/15

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

1.  Go West, Inspector Ghote by H R F Keating 4/18/15

2. Samson's Deal by Shelley Singer 6/12/15

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

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2.

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

1. Running Dark (Woods Cop, Bk 4) by Joseph Heywood 7/10/15

2. Murder Is a Family Business by Heather Haven 7/11/15

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

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2.

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2

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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  The Midnight Before Christmas by William Bernhardt

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.  Brain by Robin Cook

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.  Bitter Harvest: A Women's Fury, A Mother's Sacrifice by Ann Rule

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.  Everywhere That Mary Went by Lisa Scottoline

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it Ghost Monster by Simon Clark

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

I think he’s crazy!... Read a physiological thriller. 

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice.  Hurricane by Karen Harper

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

     Make it personal the year of your high school graduation or your 21st birthday. 

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2


 



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My spot - I'll give it another try!

Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller. Shadow of the Raven by Tessa Harris - finished on 9/4/15

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story. The Phantom Killer by James Presley - Finished 11/1/15

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there - Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman finished 7/18/15

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it Woman From the Blue Lias by D M Mitchell - finished in May, 2015

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure. Lost River by Stephen Booth - finished 1/8/15

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth. Chasing a Blond Moon by Joseph Heywood - finished on 12/31/14

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. The killing Game by J. A. Kerley - finished on 6/13/15

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later. Inspector of the Dead by David Morrell - finished 5/12/15

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. The Breathtaker by Alice Blanchard - finished 7/9/15

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery The Curse of the House of Foskett by MRC Kasasian - finished on 1/31/15

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur. The Impersonator by Mary Miley - finished on 1/21/15

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story - A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber - finished 9/7/2015

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author...Make it personal the year of your high school graduation or your 21st birthday. 

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

 The Tudor Vendetta by C W Gortner - finished 4/27/15

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time... Plum Lovin' by Janet Evanovich   

What’s up Doc?...  Flash Back by Michael Palmer

He did it, he really did it… If I Can't Have You: Susan Powell, Her Mysterious Disappearance, and the Murder of Her Children by Gregg Olsen 1-29-15

I’m gonna sue!... . Final Jeopardy by Linda Fairstein

The dog knows who dun it... Dog On It  by Spencer Quinn

Snuggle up with your favorite... The Stone Monkey by Jeffery 12-29-14

Scary, really scary!... Event by David L Golemon

I say there, HALT, eh!... Gallows View by Peter Robinson 

Let’s go overseas… Purgatory by Ken Bruen 1-5-15

Here’s looking at you kid…  Stalking Angel by Robert Crais

I think he’s crazy!... . Hope to Die by James Patterson 1-14-15

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... . Daemon by Daniel Suarez

No murder in this case... The Case of the Missing Books by Ian Sansom

What do you do?... Do Unto Others by Jeff Abbott

What nationality are you?... Coyote Wind by Peter Bowen

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  The Wrecker by Clive Cussler

Crazy weather we’re having... A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow 

Let’s have a big chuckle together... Ten Big Ones by Janet Evanovich 1-21-15

She’s at it again... The Soul Catcher by Alex Kava  3-15-15

Romancing the stone!... Mean Streak by Sandra Brown

The past is clinging to the present... The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 

I vant to bite your neck... Blood Bath and Beyond by Michelle Rowen 

Award Winners:  (High School)-The Last Coyote by Michael Connelly 3-25-15
                           (21st Birthday)- A Cold Day in Paradise by Steve Hamilton

 

He’s gone Jim...  Snow Angels by James Thompson

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

      Shroud for a Nightingale by P. D. James finished 6/18/2015

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.

       The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson finished 8/8/2015

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

      Sycamore Row by John Grisham finished 6/8/2015

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

     The Cat Who Knew a Cardinal by Lilian Jackson Braun finished 1/23/2015

     The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun finished 6/6/2015

     The Cat Who Moved a Mountain by Lilian Jackson Braun finished 10/23/2015

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

     Heat Lightning by John Sanford finished 12/28/2014

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

     The Angel of Highgate by Vaughn Entwistle finished 12/13/2015

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

      In Pursuit of the Proper Sinner by Elizabeth George finished 8/13/2015

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime.

     Spain - Message From Málaga by Helen MacInnes finished 1/4/2015 

     Iceland - Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason finished 1/18/2015

     Mexico - Skull Duggery by Aaron Elkins finished 2/4/2015

     Ireland - Broken Harbor by Tana French finished 3/28/2015

     Italy - Death of an Englishman by Magdalen Nabb finished 5/31/2015

     Malta - The Maltese Goddess by Lyn Hamilton finished 6/10/2015

     Denmark - The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen finished 9/19/2015

     Burma - Saving Fish from Drowning by Amy Tan finished 9/28/2015

     Czechoslovakia/Austria/Switzerland - The Snare of the Hunter by Helen MacInnes finished 11/15/2015

Here’s looking at you kid…Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth

     The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton finished 12/31/2014

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. 

     The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins finished 5/16/2015

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

     Steps to the Altar by Earlene Fowler finished 1/24/2015

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category: 

     Pastry Chef/Bakery Owner - Rebel Without a Cake by Jacklyn Brady finished 1/7/2015

    Forensic Artist - A Cry From the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks finished 1/14/2015

    Midwife - Murder on Washington Square by Victoria Thompson finished 3/3/2015

    Museum Curator - Sunshine and Shadows by Earlene Fowler finished 7/3/2015

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

      Botswana - The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith finished 2/10/2015

     Denmark - The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen finished 9/12/2015

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something

     1780's - Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart finished 9/25/2015

     1850's - Through a Gold Eagle by Miriam Grace Monfredo finished 1/10/2015  

     1890's - Murder on Astor Place by Victoria Thompson finished 1/8/2015                  

     1940's - Eternity Ring by Patricia Wentworth finished 1/1/2015

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice.

     Distant Blood by Jeff Abbott finished 2/7/2015

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery

     Louisiana Longshot by Jana DeLeon finished 12/7/2015

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

     The Catherine Wheel by Patricia Wentworth finished 1/22/2015

     Murder on St. Mark's Place by Victoria Thompson finished 1/26/2015

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story

     Gator Bait by Jana DeLeon finished 10/28/2015

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense

     The Lion and the Rose by Kate Quinn finished 7/1/2015

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author:

     The Fiery Fingers by Erle Stanley Gardner finished 1/11/2015

     The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman finished 7/9/2015

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

     Unnatural Causes by P. D. James finished 1/6/15

     This Rough Magic by Mary Stewart finished 12/29/2014

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          A Wreath for Rivera by Ngaio Marsh finished 10/20/2015

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara finished 1/16/2015

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time ... Rituals of the Season, Margaret Maron, July 2015 

Whats up Doc?... Bloodborn, Kathryn Fox, July 2015

He did it, he really did it  Who Killed Kit Marlowe, M.J. Trow, TBR

Im gonna sue!... Identical, Scott Turow, July 2015

The dog knows who dun it...Midnight Come Again, Dana Stabenow, June 2015

Snuggle up with your favorite... Pegasus Descending, James Lee Burke, June 2015

Scary, really scary!... Ghost Walk, Heather Graham, July 2015

I say there, HALT, eh!... The Cruelest Month, Louise Penny, July 2015

Lets go overseas Penguin Lost, Andrey Kurkov, July 2015 

Heres looking at you kid True Detectives, Jonathan Kellerman, August 2015

I think hes crazy!... Nightmare, Lars Kepler, Feb 2015, and The Skin Collector, Jeffrey Deaver, July 2015 

Okay perfesser whats that gizmo do?... Death Match, Lincoln Child, September 2015

No murder in this case...  First Family, David Baldacci, September 2015

What do you do?...  Findings, Mary Anna Evans, January 2015

What nationality are you?...  Finding Nouf, Zoe Ferraris, July 2015

Different historical period (per SYKM).  Chasing the Devil's Tail, David Fulmer, July 2015

Crazy weather were having...   A Cold Treachery, Charles Todd, September 2015

Lets have a big chuckle together...  If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him, Sharyn McCrumb, July 2015

Shes at it again...  Killing Critics, Carol OConnell, July 2015

Romancing the stone!...  Down to the Bone, Karen Harper, August 2015

The past is clinging to the present (Gothic): 

I vant to bite your neck...  Blood Pact, Tanya Huff, September 2015

Award Winners:   Death Trap, John D Macdonald - September 2015

Hes gone Jim... Original Sin, P.D. James, Feb 2015  

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

United Kingdom   The Plague Maiden, Kate Ellis, July 2015

Greece                The Lady of Sorrows, Anne Zouroudi, August 2015

France                Thief of Souls, Ann Benson, August 2015

United States     Murder 101, Faye Kellerman, May 2015

Japan                  Plum Wine, Angela Davis-Gardner, August 2015

United States    Suspect, Robert Crais, July 2015

Austria               A Death in Vienna, Frank Tallis, October 2015

Switzerland        The English Assassin, Daniel Silva, August 2015



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I'm in.

Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

Dae's Christmas Past by Joyce & Jim Lavene............2/11/15

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

The Midwife's Tale by Sam Thomas......1/7/15

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.

Murder in the White City by Erik Larson

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.................3/12/15

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

A Spirited Tail by Leighann Dobson........1/31/15

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

An Unwilling Accomplice by Charles Todd....1/31/15

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto......1/16/15

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

Funeral in Blue by Anne Perry.....2/27/15

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 

Toured to Death by Hy Conrad.....4/1/15

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd.....1/12/15

I think he’s crazy!... Read a physiological thriller. 

Just What Kind of Mother Are You? by Paula Daly....3/10/15

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

Festive in Death by J.D. Robb.......2/4/15

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

Malice in Christmas River by Meg Muldoon.....7/8/15

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson......genealogist..... 1/16/15

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Murder in the Raw by C.S. Challinor......Scottish....2/14/15

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.

Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannell.............1/1/15

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. 

Murder at Midnight by C.S, Challinor....(snowstorm)....1/25/15

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery

Cruising in Your Eighties is Murder by Mike Befeler.......2/22/15

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

My Soul to Take by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.....1/16/15

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story

The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James.....6/19/15

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

Witch by Barbara Michaels........2/28/15

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Midnight Crossing by Charlaine Harris.......3/20/14

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

Joyland by Stephen King.....1/17/15

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

The Witch by Barbara Michaels.....2/28/15

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          A Lonely Death by Charles Todd.....1/5/15

 Greece                Europe              

 France                Europe ......Magic Mirror: A Parisian Mystery by Michaela Thompson....  4/18/15   

                            United States........Murder at the Painted Lady by Barbara Warren...6/24/15  

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                 

   United States   
Dying to Know by T. J. O'Connor....3/11/15                          

     Austria                          

      Switzerland                   

 



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***DONE***  laugh

NOTE: I like to keep track of where my books came from, hence the codes in ( ) after titles. Lib = Library; DigLib = Digital Library; K = Kindle; TBR = To Be Read shelves/stacks (and most of these TBRs came from PBS!)

Have a holly, jolly time... Hell for the Holidays by Chris Grabenstein (Lib) 1/12/15 

What’s up Doc?... Without Consent by Kathryn Fox (TBR) 7/23/15

He did it, he really did it…  Sex on the Moon: The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History, by Ben Mezrich (DigLib) 2/19/15

I’m gonna sue!... No Time to Run by J.D. Trafford (K) 4/13/15

The dog knows who dun it... Burning Man by Alan Russell (K) 6/28/15

Snuggle up with your favorite... The Night Searchers by Marcia Muller (Lib) 4/9/15

Scary, really scary!... The Sleeping and the Dead by Jeff Crook (TBR) 7/14/15

I say there, HALT, eh!... Hushabye by Celina Grace (K) 9/20/15

Let’s go overseas… The Babylonian Codex by C.S. Graham (TBR) 6/15/15

Here’s looking at you kid… Louisiana Hotshot by Julie Smith (K) 8/28/15

I think he’s crazy!... A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White (K) 8/16/15

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... The List by J.A. Konrath. (K) 8/20/15

No murder in this case...  Trust Me by Peter Leonard (Lib) 5/14/15

What do you do?...  Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe (TBR) (handwriting analyst) 4/26/15

What nationality are you?...  A String of Beads by Thomas Perry (Lib) (Native American - Seneca) 5/17/15

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  A Bitter Truth by Charles Todd (Lib) 1/26/15

Crazy weather we’re having...  Dead of Winter by P.J. Parrish (K) 2/9/15

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  The Housewife Assassin's Handbook by Josie Brown (K) 4/1/15

She’s at it again...  A Bad Day for Mercy by Sophie Littlefield (Lib) 2/1/15

Romancing the stone!...  Partners in Time by Pamela Simpson 7/17/15

The past is clinging to the present… The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman (TBR) 3/31/15

I vant to bite your neck...  A Taste of the Nightlife by Sarah Zettel (TBR) 4/25/15

Award Winners (Edgar Grand Master, 1975 - HS graduation):  The Care of Time by Eric Ambler (TBR) 9/1/15

He’s gone Jim...  Pale Death by David & Aimee Thurlo (TBR) 2/6/15

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              

London          United Kingdom   Brilliant by Marne Davis Kellogg (TBR) 8/26/15

Athens          Greece   Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Sigar (Lib) 9/30/15             

Paris              France    Murder in the Marais by Cara Black (TBR) 3/1/15            

Los Angeles   United States     City of Echoes by Robert Ellis (K) 8/25/15

Tokyo            Japan    Rain Fall by Barry Eisler (TBR) 9/23/15               

Lake Placid, NY     United States    Murder 101 by Faye Kellerman (TBR) 9/5/15

Innsbruck      Austria            Resurrection by Wolf Haas (TBR)  7/15/15

St. Moritz      Switzerland     Thumbprint by Friedrich Glauser (TBR)  11/10/15   

 



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Have a holly, jolly time... Bittersweet by Susan Wittig Albert Finished 6/16/15  

What’s up Doc?... Body Double by Tess Gerritsen Finished 12/31/14

He did it, he really did it…  Arsenic and Clam Chowder by James D. Livingston Finished 12/28/14

I’m gonna sue!... Leader of the Pack by David Rosenfelt Finished 3/8/15

The dog knows who dun it... Killer by Jonathan Kellerman Finished 3/28/15

Snuggle up with your favorite...  Motive by Jonathan Kellerman Finished 6/12/15

Scary, really scary!... An Inquiry Into Love and Death by Simone St. James Finished 2/16/15

I say there, HALT, eh!... Bluegate Fields by Anne Perry Finished 1/28/15

Let’s go overseas… The Preacher by Camilla Lackberg Finished 1/11/15

Here’s looking at you kid…  Farewell, My Lovely by Raymond Chandler Finished 12/31/14

I think he’s crazy!... .  That Night by Chevy Stevens Finished 3/24/15

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... .Festive in Death by J.D. Robb Finished 5/8/15

No murder in this case...  The Minor Adjustment Beauty Salon by Alexander McCall Smith Finished 4/29/15

What do you do?...  Once Upon a Grind by Cleo Coyle Finished 2/1/15

What nationality are you?... Where Monsters Dwell by Jorgen Brekke Finished 6/2/15 

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley (1950's) Finished 1/18/15

Crazy weather we’re having... The Black Country by Alex Grecian Finished 4/1/15  

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  The Gentlemen's Hour by Don Winslow Finished 1/19/15

She’s at it again... A Virtuous Death by Christine Trent Finished 1/24/15

Romancing the stone!...  A Dark Lure by Loreth Anne White Finished 7/6/15

The past is clinging to the present…  The Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley Finished 6/17/15

I vant to bite your neck...Living Dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris Finished 1/14/15

Award Winners:  (High School) 2003 - Ira Levin
                           (21st Birthday) 2006 - Stuart Kaminsky
You Bet Your Life Finished 4/24/15 
 

He’s gone Jim...  Shroud For a Nightingale by P.D. James Finished 2/9/15

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country                

London          United Kingdom   -  The Yard by Alex Grecian  Finished 1/2/15          

Athens          Greece              

Paris              France               

Los Angeles   United States    -  Silent Murders by Mary Miley Finished 1/31/15

Tokyo            Japan                 

Lake Placid     United States    - Without Warning by David Rosenfelt Finished 2/6/15

Innsbruck      Austria               

St. Moritz      Switzerland       



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Have a holly, jolly time... Holidays Are Murder/Charlotte Douglas (3/1/15) 

What’s up Doc?... The Pain Nurse/Jon Talton (2/13/15)

He did it, he really did it… The Girls of Murder City/Douglas Perry (3/7/15) 

I’m gonna sue!... Murder By Sacrilege/D. R. Meredith (1/25/15)

The dog knows who dun it... Koala of Death/Betty Webb (2/10/15)

Snuggle up with your favorite... Darkness, Darkness/John Harvey (12/30/14)

Scary, really scary!... Her Last Whisper/Karen Robards (1/7/15)

I say there, HALT, eh!... City of Dreadful Night/Peter Guttridge (1/26/15)

Let’s go overseas… The Day is Dark/Yrsa Sigurdardottir (Greenland) (1/10/15)

Here’s looking at you kid… Silent Witness/Michael Norman (2/2/15)

I think he’s crazy!... Sweet Damage/Rebecca James (1/9/15) 

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... .Category 7/Bill Evans (2/6/15)

No murder in this case...  Aunt Dimity and the Wishing Well/Nancy Atherton (12/28/14)

What do you do?... (Auto Mechanic) An Unacceptable Death/Barbara Seranella (1/24/15) 

What nationality are you?... (Native American) Death on the Greasy Grass/C. M. Wendelboe (2/9/15) 

Read something from a different historical period  Bleeding Heart Square/Andrew Taylor (1/3/15) 

Crazy weather we’re having... (Tornados) The Breathtaker/Alice Blanchard (1/19/15) 

Let’s have a big chuckle together... Romanced to Death/Susan Rogers Cooper (2/17/15) 

She’s at it again... Findings/Mary Anna Evans (1/6/15) 

Romancing the stone!... Trust No One/Jayne Ann Krentz (1/19/15) 

The past is clinging to the presentArcadia Falls/Carol Goodman (1/16/13)  

I vant to bite your neck... A Taste of the Nightlife/Sarah Zettel (2/12/15)

Award Winners:  (High School)    Fer-de-Lance/Rex Stout (7/18/15)
                           (No Occasion!)  Long Upon the Land/Margaret Maron (8/13/15)

 

He’s gone Jim...A Time of Change/Aimee (and David) Thurlo (3/11/15)

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country             

London          United Kingdom  Blue Monday/Nicci French (2/4/15)  

Athens          Greece   A Darker God/Barbara Cleverly (3/5/15)            

Paris              France  Crime Fraiche/Alexander Campion (2/16/15)             

Los Angeles   United States  Red Sky Lament/Edward Wright (2/1/15)   

Tokyo            Japan  Zen Attitude/Sujata Massey (2/3/15)             
Lake Placid     United States Demons are a Girl's Best Friend (1/31/15)   

Innsbruck      Austria  The Sweetness of Light/Paulus Hochgatterer  (1/11/15)          

St. Moritz      Switzerland  The Watchers/Jon Steele (3/13/15)     



 



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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller. Green for Danger by Christianna Brand,  Fertile Ground by Rochelle Krich

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story. The Never Came Back by Allen Churchill,  Black Mass by Dick Lehr and Gerard O'Neill

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.  Unnatural Death by Dorothy Sayers, The Case of the Late Pig by Margery Allingham, Below Suspicion by John Dickson Carr

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it  I Still Miss My Man but My Aim is Getting Better by Sarah Shankman

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure. Premedicated Murder by Douglas Clark - October 4, 2015

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime.  The Honourable Schoolboy by John LeCarre, Catch Me, Kill Me by William H. Hallahan

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth. Tigers Burning by Crabbe Evers - February 28, 2015

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller.  When the Bough Breaks by Jonathan Kellerman

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Put A Lid On It by Donald E. Westlake - January 5, 2015

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC  Southland by Nina Revoyr

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.  The Mask of the Red Death by Harold Schechter (1845) - March 24,2015

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice.  On Beulah Height by Reginald Hill

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery  Dancing Aztecs by Donald Westlake - March 13, 2015

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.  Child of Silence by Abigail Padgett

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story  Pagan Summer by G. M. Malliett - March 15, 2015

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense  Prisoner of Heaven by Zafon

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire Lifeblood by P. N. Elrod

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

     Make it personal the year of your high school graduation Gideon's Fire by John Creasey (1969)  and your 21st birthday.  Danger in the Dark by Mignon Eberhart

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year  Black Tower by P.D. James

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country             

London          United Kingdom   The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - August 24, 2015

Athens          Greece               

Paris              France           Mysterious Mickey Finn by Elliott Paul    

Los Angeles   United States   

Tokyo            Japan              Mr. Moto is So Sorry by John P. Marquand  
Lake Placid     United States   

Innsbruck      Austria      King of the Rainy Country by Nicolas Freeling        

St. Moritz      Switzerland       



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Josie's Spot:

Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. 

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Famer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice. 

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

     Make it personal the year of your high school graduation - 1991  and your 21st birthday - 1993

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



 

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I've decided to give it a try.

 

Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery. Any holiday will do. 

  • The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer (Paws & Claws #2) by Krista Davis - Halloween

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

  • Frozen Stiff by Annelise Ryan

He did it, he really did it… Read a true crime story.

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

  • Betrayed (Rosato & Associates) by Lisa Scottoline

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it. Doesn’t have to do anything but be there

  • Pall in the Family (Family Fortune #1) by Dawn Eastman

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

  • Don't Go Home (Death On Demand) by Carolyn Hart

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

  • Omens (Cainsville #1)  by Kelley Armstrong 
  • Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime.

  • Wouldn't It Be Deadly (Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins #1) by D. E. Ireland

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

  • Dirty Magic (Prospero's War #1) by Jaye Wells

I think he’s crazy!... Read a physiological thriller.

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case... Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men, scams/hackers).

  • The Sayers Swindle (Book Collector Mystery) by Victoria Abbott
  • The Job (Fox & O'Hare) by Janet Evonovich and Lee Goldberg

What do you do?... Read a mystery with a specific job category: Technology, Teachers, Famer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

  • In Hot Water (Sweet Pepper Brigade #3) by J. J. Cook -- fire chief

What nationality are you?... Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM). You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.

  • Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price

Crazy weather we’re having... Read a mystery with something weather related. Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm. Maybe heavy snow or ice.

  • Any Other Name (Longmire #11) by Craig Johnson  --  blizzard

Let’s have a big chuckle together... Read a humorous mystery

  • Lethal Bayou Beauty (Miss Fortune) by Jana DeLeon

She’s at it again... Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

  • 14th Deadly Sin (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Romancing the stone!... Read a romantic suspense story

  • Blue Forever (Men in Uniform #3) by Nina Bruhns

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense

I vant to bite your neck... Read something with a vampire

Award Winners: Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday.

He’s gone Jim... Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City Country

London United Kingdom

Athens Greece

Paris France

Los Angeles United States

Tokyo Japan

Lake Placid United States

Innsbruck Austria

St. Moritz Switzerland

 
 


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Hopefully I will do better with this coming years' challenge.   :)

 

Have a holly, jolly time...The Nightingale Before Christmas  -  Donna Andrews  2/15

What’s up Doc?... Symptoms of Death  -  Paula Paul

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it... The Ghost and Mrs. Mewer - Krista Davis

Snuggle up with your favorite... Murder of an Open Book  -  Denise Swanson

Scary, really scary....   Aunt Dimity and the Summer King Nancy Atherton  8/15

I say there, HALT, eh!... Deed Without a Name  -  Dorothy Bowers

Let’s go overseas…   Reunion With Death  -  Sheila Connolly

Here’s looking at you kid…Last Dance  -  Jim & Joyce Lavene  11/15

I think he’s crazy!... Power Play  -  Catherine Coulter  1/15  :)

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case...  The Job  -  Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg  1/15

With a Specific Job... On Borrowed Time  -  Jenn Mckliney  (librarian) 1/9

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  Bethlehem Road  -  Anne Perry  4/15

Crazy weather we’re having...   Madness in Miniature  -  Margaret Grace  (earthquake) 7/15

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  A Taste of Murder  -  Claudia Bishop

She’s at it again...  Book Clubbed  -  Lorna Barrett    1/15

Romancing the stone!...  Double Fudge Brownie Murder  -  Joanne Fluke  (Her readers have been in romantic suspense for years!)  5/15

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire

Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

     Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday. 

He’s gone Jim... Until Our Last Embrace - Joyce Lavene  11/15

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

  • At the Drop of a Hat  -  Jenn McKinley  6/30
  • The Hanging at the Hotel  -  Simon Brett 1/9
  • The Monogram Murders  -  Agatha Christie/Sophie Hand

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

  • Fleur de Lies  -  Maddie Hunter  6/30

Los Angelos   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

  • Dreaming Spies  -  Laurie King  6/15


Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Death  -  Christine Wenger

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2



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Have a holly, jolly time...

Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, Bk 16) Donna Andrews                                   2-13-2015

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

Plague Ship (Oregon Files, Bk 5) (Audio CD)(Unabridged) Author: Clive Cussler, Jack DuBrul (Narrator)       4-6-2015

He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story

Heavenly Intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, by Gilder                                                                5-20-2015

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller

.A Breach of Promise by Anne Perry                                                                                                  2-16-2015

The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it. 

Keeper of the Castle (Haunted Home Renovation, Bk 5)  by Juliet Blackwell                                           3-11-2015

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is. 

Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas                                                                                                       5-26-2015

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it:: 

  Grim Shadows (Roaring Twenties, Bk 2) by Jenn Bennett                                                               1-25-2015

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.

Dark Assassin (William Monk, Bk 15) (Audio CD) (Abridged)  Author: Anne Perry, David Colacci (Narrator)        4-27-2015

Ten Second Staircase: A Peculiar Crimes Unit Mystery by Christopher Fowler                                                        9-2-2015

Let’s go overseas… Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime. 

Dreaming Spies: by Laurie R King                                                                                                                 3-28-2015

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth. 

The Spook Lights Affair  Author: Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller                                                                           2-08-2015

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. 

The London Blitz Murders (Disaster, Bk 5)  Author: Max Allan Collins                                                           4-16-2015

Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery

The Buntline Special: A Weird West Tale by Mike Resnick                                                  5-30-2015

No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).

  'The Knitting Fairy' by Jaime Marsman                                                                                                  -1-2-2015

What do you do?...  Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers

Unquiet Spirit (Nathaniel Gye, Paranormal Investigator)  Author: Derek Wilson                                                4-6-2015

What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic MC

The Shanghai Moon (Bill Smith, Lydia Chin, Bk 9) by S. J. Rozan                                                                    7-14-2015

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM).  You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.  And these days 1950 is considered historical! 

Michelle Black------  The Baron at large by John Creasy                                                                         1-28-1015

Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice

Mad Dog and Englishman by J M Hayes                                                                                               4-18-2015

Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery

The Hen of the Baskervilles (Meg Langslow, Bk 15) :: Donna Andrews                                                            1-31-2015

She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

  'Murder on a Starry Night' by Sally Goldenbaum                                                                                        1-13-2014

Romancing the stone!...  Read a romantic suspense story

The Kraken King (Iron Sea, Bk 4)  Author: Meljean Brook                                                                                5-24-2015

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense 

And Then There Were None (Mystery Masters)  Author: Agatha Christie, Hugh Fraser                          5-19-2015

I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire 

The Keepers: by Heather Graham                                                                                                       6-19lighners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author. Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday. 

Gideon's Day by J J Marric                                                                                                                      7-16-2015

He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

An unsuitable job for a woman by P D James 12-28-2015

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

London          United Kingdom    Who Buries the Deadby C. S. Harris                                  3-19-2015           

United States   Superior Justice: a Lake Superior Mystery  Author: Tom Hilpert                       4-25-2015 

France  Beneath

Greece   turned to stone by Jorge magano                                                      12-21-2015

Switzerland The English assassin

Austria   Danger on ice by Carolyn Keene                                                           12-29-2015

United States   Mortar and Murder (Do-It-Yourself Mystery, Bk 4) by Jennie Bentley

Japan Dark Watch    by Clive Cussler                                                                   8-30-2015

                                                                             



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  1. Have a holly, jolly time...  Seasonal mystery/any holiday
  2. What’s up Doc?... Medical mystery or thriller
  3. He did it, he really did it…  True crime story
  4. I’m gonna sue!... The First Law by John Lescroart 1/14/15
  5. The dog knows who dun it... Animal
  6. Snuggle up with your favorite... "The Hard Way" by Lee Child 1/5/15
  7. Scary, really scary!... Paranormal element
  8. I say there, HALT, eh!... A Stranger in Mayfield by Charles Finch 1/31/15
  9. Let’s go overseas... The Redeemer by Jo Nesbo 1/27/15
  10. Here’s looking at you kid…  Professional male, female or team, not an amateur
  11. I think he’s crazy!...  Psychological thriller
  12. Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?...  Techno mystery
  13. No murder in this case... The Blue Girl by Alex Grecian 1/14/15 
  14. What do you do?... Specific job: teacher, farmer, reporter, scientist, etc
  15. What nationality are you?... Ethnic MC
  16. Read something from a different historical period The Return by James D. Best 1/29/15
  17. Crazy weather we’re having... weather related
  18. Let’s have a big chuckle together... humorous mystery  
  19. She’s at it again... female sleuth
  20. Romancing the stone!... Romantic suspense story 
  21. The past is clinging to the present… Gothic
  22. I vant to bite your neck... Vampire
  23. Award Winners: Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

         Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday. 

  24. He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

 

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2
 

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2
 

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2


Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2

 


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  1. Seasonal mystery.  Any holiday will do.  Saturnalia by Lindsey Davis (Saturnalia is a Roman holiday), 3 stars, /25/2015.
  2. Read a medical mystery or thriller.  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley, 3 stars, 5/8/2015 (Two doctors and a nurse are among the suspects in a murder).
  3. True crime story.  The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston with Mario Spezi, 7/30/2015, 4 stars.
  4. Read a legal mystery / thriller.  My Lady Judge (Mystery of Medieval Ireland, Bk 1) by Cora Harrison, 7/3/2015, 4 stars
  5. Read a mystery with an animal in it.  The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (two Egyptian cats are pets of Amelia and Radcliffe Peabody, the archeologists in the novel), 7/8/2015
  6. Snuggle up with your favorite author.  A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie, 1/13/2015, 4 stars
  7. Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it:  The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James, 2/4/2015, 4.5 stars
  8. Read a British or Canadian police procedure:  The Yard by Alex Grecian, 6/3/2015, 4 stars
  9. Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime In the Woods by Tana French, 10/2/2015, 4 stars
  10. Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth:  The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters, 11/19/2015, 5 stars
  11. Read a psychological thriller.   The Girl on the Train, 3/1/2015, 5 stars.  Something by Ruth Rendell fits here, too.
  12. Read a techno mystery:  The Girl in the Spider's Web by Davod Lagercrantz, 10/2/2015, 4 stars
  13. Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).  Fundraising the Dead by Sheila Connolly (theft  plus murder), 4/12/2015
  14. Read a mystery with a specific job category:  Technology, Teachers, Farmer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers:  The Thief Taker by Janet Gleeson, 2/19/2015, 4 stars (Cook solves theft/mystery)   
  15. Read a mystery with an ethnic MC:   Beautiful Ghosts by Eliot Pattison, 9/23/2015. 4 stars, or The Baklava Club by Jason Goodwin
  16. Read a mystery with something weather related.  Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm.  Maybe heavy snow or ice:  Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran, respected DA disappears in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, 2/14/2015, 4 stars.
  17. Read a humorous mystery:  Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart, 11/1/2015, 4 stars
  18. Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.  The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley, 1/23/2015, 3.5 stars
  19. Read a romantic suspense story:  Murder with Puffins by Donna Andrews, 7/16/2015, 3 stars
  20. Read a gothic suspense:  Secondhand Spirits by Juliet Blackwell, 19/8/2015, 2 stars
  21. Read something with a vampire:  Blood Rites by Jim Butcher, 10212015. 3 stars
  22. Award Winners:  Perfume by Patrick Suskind, 9/13/2015, World Fantasy Award, 1987 for Best Novel, 4 stars
  23. Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year:  Cover Her Face by P.D. James, 1/14/2015, 4 stars

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country              Continent          Summer Olympics        Winter Olympics     Total

London          United Kingdom   Europe               3 (1908, 1948, 2012)    0                                3

Athens          Greece                Europe               3 (1896, 1906, 2004)    0                                3

Paris              France                Europe               2 (1900, 1924)              0                                2

Los Angeles   United States     North America  2 (1932, 1984)              0                                2

Murder on St. Mark's Place by Victoria Thompson, 1//29/30/2015, 4 stars

Alpine Fury by Mary Daheim, 8/24/2015, 3 stars

Tokyo            Japan                  Asia                   2 (1964, 2020)             0                                2

Lake Placid     United States    North America  0                                  2 (1932, 1980)            2

Innsbruck      Austria               Europe              0                                  2 (1964, 1976)             2

St. Moritz      Switzerland        Europe              0                                  2 (1920, 1948)            2

 


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  1.  Have a holly, jolly time... A Fatal Grace - Louise Penny (Canadian Christmas) 11/2
  2. What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.
  3. He did it, he really did it…  Read a true crime story.
  4. I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller. The Confession - Sheldon Siegel
  5. The dog knows who dun it... Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Doesn’t have to do anything but be there. Dead Cat Bounce - Sarah Graves 9/17 (the dog knew the arsonist)
  6. Snuggle up with your favorite... Author.  Blood Never Dies - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles (#15) 11/10
  7. Scary!... Read a mystery with a paranormal element Fifth Grave Past the Light - Darynda Jones
  8. I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British police procedure. Kill My Darling - Cynthia Harrod-Eagles 1/1
  9. Let’s go overseas… Read an international mystery/crime. Falling in Love - Donna Leon  8/11
  10. Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a pro sleuth Chasing Darkness - Robert Crais 1/11
  11. I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller. The Girl on the Train - Paula Hawkins 4/25
  12. Okay perfesser what’s that gizmo do?..Read a techno mystery.
  13. No murder in this case...  Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men,  scams/hackers).
  14. What do you do?...  Specific job category (Park Ranger) The Hunting Season - Nevada Barr 1/26
  15. What nationality are you?...  Read a mystery with an ethnic  PI  Gasa-Gasa Girl - Naomi Hirahara
  16. Read something from a different historical period. A Coffin for Dimitrios - Eric Ambler (30's) 12/13
  17. Crazy weather we’re having...  Read a mystery with weather  Still Life - Louise Penny 9/25
  18. Let’s have a big chuckle together...  Read a humorous mystery Takedown 20 - Janet Evanovich 3/28
  19. She’s at it again...  Read a mystery with a woman sleuth V is for Vengeance - Sue Grafton
  20. Romancing the stone!... Romantic suspense story The Lola Quartet - Emily St. John Mandel 10/28
  21. The past is clinging to the present… a gothic suspense The Child Garden - Catriona McPherson 12/10 
  22. I vant to bite your neck...  Read something with a vampire Skin Game - Jim Butcher
  23. Award Winners:  Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author. Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday. 3 Men Out - Rex Stout 1954
  24. He’s gone Jim...  Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year P. D James

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times = one or all your choice
Host cities for multiple Olympic Games In Summer and Winter

City               Country             

London          United Kingdom  

Athens          Greece              

Paris              France            

Los Angeles   United States

Tokyo            Japan               

Lake Placid     United States

Innsbruck      Austria           

St. Moritz      Switzerland    



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Have a holly, jolly time... Read a seasonal mystery. Any holiday will do.

What’s up Doc?... Read a medical mystery or thriller.

He did it, he really did it… Read a true crime story.

I’m gonna sue!... Read a legal mystery / thriller.

The dog knows who dun it...Read a mystery with an animal in it.  Dog Will Have His Day - Fred Vargas

Snuggle up with your favorite... Author that is.

Scary, really scary!... Read a mystery that has a paranormal element to it

I say there, HALT, eh!... Read a British or Canadian police procedure.  The Yard - Alex Grecian

Let’s go overseas…Read a mystery with an international mystery/crime.  Six and a Half Deadly Sins - Cotterill

Here’s looking at you kid… Read a mystery with a professional male, female or team, not an amateur sleuth.

I think he’s crazy!... Read a psychological thriller.

Okay professor, what’s that gizmo do?... Read a techno mystery.

No murder in this case... Read a mystery with a crime other than murder, e.g. Bank/Casino/Jewelry Heist, Kidnap, Burglary, Forgery/Counterfeiting or confidence men, scams/hackers).

What do you do?... Read a mystery with a specific job category: Technology, Teachers, Famer/Rancher, Reporters, Scientists, Photographers.

What nationality are you?... Read a mystery with an ethnic MC   Angelica's Smile - Andrea Camelleri

Read something from a different historical period (per SYKM). You like the 1800s or 1900s try something earlier or later.    Faded Coat of Blue - Owen Perry

Crazy weather we’re having... Read a mystery with something weather related. Maybe going through a hurricane or a bad storm. Maybe heavy snow or ice.

Let’s have a big chuckle together... Read a humorous mystery

She’s at it again... Read a mystery with a woman sleuth, professional or amateur.

Romancing the stone!... Read a romantic suspense story

The past is clinging to the present… Read a gothic suspense

I vant to bite your neck... Read something with a vampire

Award Winners: Read a book by an Edgar Grand Master Award winning author.

Make it personal the year of your high school graduation and your 21st birthday.

He’s gone Jim... Read a book written by an author we’ve lost in the last year

 

 

BIG BANG BONUS

Read a book from a country that has hosted the Olympics multiple times.


London United Kingdom

Athens Greece

Paris France

Los Angeles United States

Tokyo Japan

Lake Placid United States

Innsbruck Austria

St. Moritz Switzerland



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