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Subject: 2016 Historical Mystery Challenge - Lists only
Date Posted: 11/18/2015 10:15 AM ET
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Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

Date Posted: 11/18/2015 10:16 AM ET
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My spot

 

 

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events. Plague by C C Humphreys - finished on 5/26/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.The Child Thief by Dan Smith - finished 7/6/16

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth. 

4. Your favorite: author or time period. Silence of the Stones by Jeri Westerson - finished 2/18/16

5. HM from a new to you author. A June of Ordinary Murders by Conor Brady - finished 1/3/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element. The Detective and the Devil :: Lloyd Shepherd - finished 7/26/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners). Shadow of the Hangman by Edward Marston - finished 11/28/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these. The Body Snatchers Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini finished 1/6/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc. Edge of Lost by Kathrine McMorris - finished 2/12/16

 



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Date Posted: 11/18/2015 4:15 PM ET
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My spot!  Thanks, Jeanne!!

Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.   Dust and Shadow by Lyndsay Faye   Read 5/31/16   

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.  Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye  Read 3/12/16

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.  The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye  Read 2/7/16

4. Your favorite: author or time period.   Why Mermaids Sing by CS Harris   Read 5/1/16

5. HM from a new to you author.  The Yard by Alex Grecian    Read 2/15/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element   The Moor by Laurie R. King   Read 6/17/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.  Where Shadows Dance by CS Harris   Read 6/30/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  A Letter of Mary by Laurie R. King   Read 4/16/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. What Angels Fear by CS Harris  Read 2/20/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  Martyr by Rory Clements  Read 2/29/16



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Date Posted: 11/18/2015 9:14 PM ET
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Saving my spot. Thank you, Jeanne!

Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England. Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood Australia, 4/23, 3***

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these. The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau 4/30 5*****

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.



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Date Posted: 11/18/2015 10:24 PM ET
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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events. The Pearl Harbor Murders by Max Allan Collins - 3/23/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England. March Violets by Philip Kerr - 1/13/16 (Germany)

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth. The Howard Hughes Affair by Stuart M. Kaminsky - 2/8/16

4. Your favorite: author or time period. Two Bronze Pennies by Chris Nickson - 1/16/16 (Victorian England)

5. HM from a new to you author. The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place by Julie Berry - 1/23/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element. Lost Among the Living by Simone St. James 4/12/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson - 1/7/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these. Resurrectionist by James McGee - 9/3/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc. A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin - 1/4/16



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Date Posted: 11/19/2015 5:33 PM ET
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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

Murder and the First Lady by Elliot Roosevelt done 12/5

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

A Shocking Assassination by Cora Harrison done 7/21 Ireland

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

Murder on Black Friday by PB Ryan done 7/3

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

  1. Sting of Justice by Cora Harrison done 3/12

5. HM from a new to you author.

My Lady Judge by Cora Harrison done 1/3

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn done 2/17

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

Deadly Scandal done 9/2

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

                 The Secret Life of Anna Blanc done 3/30

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

A Shameful Murder by Cora Harrison done 1/22



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Date Posted: 11/19/2015 6:13 PM ET
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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events:  Stealing Mona Lisa by Carson Morton, 6/8/2016, 4 stars

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England:  The Bone Is Pointed by Arthur W. Upfield, 7/2/2016, 5 stars.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.  I think this one qualifies:  Fifteen Tales of Murder, Mahem, and Malice from the Land of Minnesota Nice by The Minnesota Crime Wave, 4/2016, 4 atars.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.  Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal, 6/19/2016, 4 stars

5. HM from a new to you author.  The School of Night by Louis Bayard, 2/8/2016, 4 stars

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.  Thieves' Quarry by D. B. Jackson, 3/27/2016, 4 stars

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.  The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini, 3/14/2016.5 stars

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  Clandestine by J. Robert James, 5/14/2016, 3+ stars

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.   Dead Reckoning by Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill, 2/2/2016, 3 + stars but not 4.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch, 4/13/2016, 4 stars



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Date Posted: 11/21/2015 11:59 AM ET
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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

  • Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

  • Petticoat Detective by Margaret Brownley

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

  • No Comfort for the Lost by Nancy Herriman

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

  • The Conspiring Woman (Victorian Bookshop #4) by Kate Parker

5. HM from a new to you author.

  • The Vanishing Thief (Victorian Bookshop #1) by Kate Parker

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.



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Date Posted: 11/22/2015 12:54 PM ET
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Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events. Lamentation by C. J. Sansom 3/18/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.  Seven for a Secret by Lyndsay Faye 5/21/16

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.  Wrath of the Furies by Steven Saylor 6/9/16

5. HM from a new to you author.  The Interpretation of Murder by Jed Rubbenfeld 9/2/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.  When the Devil Drives by Caro Peacock  2/24/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.  The Silence of Stones by Jeri Westerson 4/12/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  Anatomy of Evil by Will Thomas  2/8/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.  What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris 2/17/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley 7/16/16



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Date Posted: 11/24/2015 8:48 AM ET
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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events......Crippen by John Boyne.....6/6/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.....The Werewolf of Bamberg by Oliver Potzsch....1/6/15

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.......Through Streets Broad and Narrow by Gemma Jackson.......1/23/16

5. HM from a new to you author.,,,,,,,,The Crooked Spire by Chris Nickson.....1/3/15

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element......A Memory of Violets by Hazel Gaynor.....2/18/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.........Death in Kashmir by M.M.Kaye.......4/16/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners)......Two Bronze Pennies by Chris Nickson...1/22/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these......The Alchemist in the Attic by Antonio Urias.....10/1/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.......The Distant Hours by Kate Morton....1/24/16



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Date Posted: 11/24/2015 10:07 AM ET
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For Linda:

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.  Anatomy of Evil, by Will Thomas  9/4/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.  Murder on Amsterdam Avenue, by Victoria Thompson  9/24/16 

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.  Silence of Stones, by Jeri Westerson  10/1/16

5. HM from a new to you author.  Beekeeper's Apprentice, by Laurie R. King  7/24/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.  Journey to Munich, by Jacqueline Winspear  10/27/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  Seven for a Secret, by Lyndsey Faye  9/22/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  The Lake House, by Kate Morton  1/22/16



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Kelly's Spot. (I read very little HM in 2015; hoping to fix that little shortcoming in '16!)

 

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events. Dust and Shadow, Lyndsay Faye, 10 Mar, 5/5

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England. The Wife, the Maid and the Mistress, Ariel Lawhon, 20 Mar, 4/5

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period. The Killing Way, Tony Hays, 30 Dec, 4/5

5. HM from a new to you author. A Duty to the Dead, Charles Todd (Bess Crawford, Book 1), 5 Feb, 4/5

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element. The Bookman's Tale, Charlie Lovett, 7 Nov 5/5

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these. The Tudor Conspiracy, C.W. Gortner, 14 Jul, 4.5/5

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners). Murder on Fifth Avenue, Victoria Thompson, 8 May, 4/5

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these. The Gods of Gotham, Lyndsay Faye, 19 Sep, 5/5

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc. The Tudor Secret, C.W. Gortner, 14 May, 4.5/5



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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

Date Posted: 12/3/2015 4:01 PM ET
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Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

Date Posted: 12/3/2015 5:54 PM ET
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Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.  An Evil Eye by Jason Goodwin

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period. An Unmarked Grave by Charles Todd

5. HM from a new to you author.  Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman by Eleanor Updale

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.  The Woman Who Wouldn’t Die by Colin Cotterill

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  The Bee’s Kiss by Barbara Cleverly

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.  Resurrectionist by James McGee

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  Island of Bones by Imogen Robertson



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Date Posted: 12/3/2015 6:05 PM ET
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Welcome Susan and Lisa and everybody who wants to give this a try! Hope it won't be difficult and keep in mind, that I am very lenient about the interpretation of these topics! wink

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Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events. The Walnut Tree (Larger Print) by Charles Todd 1/6/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England. The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris  3/21/16

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period. Secrets of a Charmed Life by Susan Meissner 4/17/16

5. HM from a new to you author.  The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe 3/3/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element. Lost Among the Living: Simone St. James 7/23/16

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these  The Midwife's Tale (Midwife's Tale, Bk 1): Samuel Thomas 6/11/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).The Maid of Fairbourne Hall: Julie Klassen 9/4/16

U9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc. The Midwife of Hope River (Hope River, Bk 1): Patricia Harman. 5/10/16



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Hi Janice!smiley

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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 7:32 PM ET
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My spot!!  I thought I already did this...but here I am.smiley

Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

Date Posted: 12/13/2015 8:07 PM ET
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Welcome Becky and Vicky - woohoo!

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1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.  - Girls Waits with a Gun by Amy Stewart 2/14/16

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.  - The Edge of Lost by Kristina McMorris 4/27/16

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.  - The Bottoms by Joe Lansdale 12/20/16

4. Your favorite: author or time period.  - Two Bronze Pennies by Chris Nickson 8/17/16 

5. HM from a new to you author.  - The Secret Life of Anna Blanc by Jennifer Kincheloe 1/28/16

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.  - A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain 7/28/16 

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.  Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante by Susan Elia MacNeal 12/30/16

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).  - The Axeman's Jazz by Ray Celestin 2/5/16

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.  The Body Snatchers Affair by Muller & Pronzini 11/10/16

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.  -  Mortal Arts by Anna Lee Huber 1/30/16



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Here is the thread for lists only. Choose 6 of these topics or take a shot at doing all of them - your choice!

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners).

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.

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I'm pretty new to this genre - never thought I enjoyed it until I found a couple this year.  So, dipping my toes in the water here......I'm open for suggestions, but I know that Regency type historicals are NOT what interest me.

 

1. OMG, it's True! - HM based on actual events.

2. Choose a HM from a country other than England.

3. Find a HM from your own state or the state of your birth.

4. Your favorite: author or time period.

5. HM from a new to you author.

6. It's getting even creepier. HM with paranormal or fantasy element.

7. Spies or Intelligencers. HM involving these.

8. Detectives or Inspectors. HM involving these (including Bow Street Runners). 

9. Resurrectionists or Body Snatchers. HM involving these.

10. HM involving water - a river, ocean, lake, etc.



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