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2017 Historical Mystery Challenge

This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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Alice's List

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
    1. Seneca Falls Inheritance by Miriam Grace Monfred character Elizabeth Cady Stanton done 3/28
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
    1. Aristotle Detective by Margaret Doody done 1/2
    2. I, Claudia by Marilyn Todd done 1/17
    3. Virgin Territory by Marilyn Todd done 7/19
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
    1. Scales of Retribution by Cora Harrison done 2/4  Ireland
    2. Last Act in Palmyra by Lindsey Davis done 2/21 (Decapolis, Modern Day Jordan)
    3. Rashomon Gate by I.J. Parker done 5/12 Japan
    4. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings, done 7/16  Canada
    5. The Last Camel Died at Noon by Elizabeth Peters done 8/22 Egypt
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
    1. The Queen's Accomplice by Suan Elia MacNeal done 3/1
    2. Season of Darkness by Maureen Jennings done 7/9
    3. In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowend done 8/16
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
    1. The Alchemist Daughter by Mary Lawrence done 4/17
    2. The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris done 6/18
    3. A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt done 9/15
    4. A Cup of Ghost by Paul Doherty done 10/1
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
    1. Renting Silence by Mary Miley done 1/11
    2. Deadly Wedding by Kate Parker done 8/13
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
    1. In this Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspeare done 3/16
    2. The Ripper's Shadow by Laura Joh Rowland done 4/9
    3. On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhy Bowen done 9/13
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
    1. A Study in Scarlet Women by Sherry Thomas done 1/3
    2. A Curious Begining by Deanna Rayburn done 3/8
    3. A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain done 6/10
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
    1. King's Evil by Edward Marston done 1/10
    2. The Amorous Nightingale by Edward Marston done 6/21
    3. Revenger by Rory Clements done 7/23
    4. The Concubine's Tattoo by Laura Joh Rowland done 9/9
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Books set in the Middle Ages---Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge
    1. The Riddle of St Leonard's by Candace Robb done 1/28
    2. A Play of Dux Moraud by Margaret Frazer done 4/14
    3. Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr done 5/10
    4. The Service of the Dead by Candace Robb done 7/2

 

  1. For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.

  • Murder at Beechwood by Alyssa Maxwell   Rhode Island done 4/15


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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  1. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  1. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  2. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  1. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  2. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  1. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  2. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  3. Fantastical - Read a historical mystery that has some kind of paranormal or magical influence.


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Kelly's List!

 

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.

  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.

  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries

    1. America: Fatal Flame, Lyndsay Faye, 29 Apr, 5/5

    2. England: Blood-Dimmed Tide, Rennie Airth, 15 May, 4.5/5

  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country) A Maggie Hope mystery? OR Dead of Winter, Rennie Airth

  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc

  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – Sarah Brandt book by Rhys Bowen?

  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017. John Madden, Book 5?

  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author - Girl Waits WIth Gun, Amy Stewart, 28 Feb, 5/5

  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character Royal Blood, Rhys Bowen

  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)

  11. A Fresh Approach. Read a HM that takes a new look at an old crime. Anatomy of Evil, Will Thomas, 17 Feb, 5/5

  12. For the Over-Achievers!



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Nancy's List

1.    Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.

2.    BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.

3.    Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries

4.    War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)

5.    Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc

6.    1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past

                    ♦  Sweeping Up Glass by Carolyn Wall 1/15                                                                                                                                                                        

7.    Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.

8.    Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author

9.    Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character

10.  Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)

11.  Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries. 1. The Janissary Tree (Turkey 1836)  2. Death of a Duchess (Renaissance Italy)
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past. Blood and Thunder (1935)
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries.
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia de Luce #8) by Alan Bradley; finished 4/10; Rating 3 stars
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ. The Season of the Hyaena :: Paul Doherty - finished 2/5/17
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries.
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country) The One Man by Andrew Gross finished 3/4/17 (WWll) and Louise's War by Sarah Shaber - finished 5/23/17
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr - finished 3/15/17
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past. Modern Crimes: A WPC Lottie Armstrong Mystery :: Chris Nickson
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.  Hell Bay by Will Thomas - finished on 1/10/17
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author The Seeker by S G MacLean - finished 3/31/17
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge
  12. Category: Favorite Series: Where the Dead Lie by C. S. Harris - finished 5/18/17; Skin Like Silver by Chris Nickson - finished 5/15/17


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  1. Famous Women – The Woman on the Orient Express / Agatha Christie
  2. BC - The Ides of April / Lindsey Davis
  3. Travel to a Different Country -

    And Only to Deceive / Tasha Alexander (England)
    Wolf Winter / Cecilia Ekback (Swedish Lapland)
    Christine Falls / Benjamin Black (Ireland)

     
  4. War- Billy Boyle / James R Benn(WWII)
  5. Healers- One Blood / Graeme Kent
  6. 1900’s –Murder Me Now / Annette Meyers
  7. Shiny New – A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Rayburn
  8. Nice to Meet You - Free Love / Annette Meyers
  9. Royalty- A Royal Murder / Elliot Roosevelt (Duke & Duchess of Windsor)
  10. Revolution- Paper Woman / Susan Adair
  11. Make up your own Category — The Hayloft / Alan Cook – Young man


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Theresa's List:

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries​
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States

 

Extras:

Reading List:   2017 HF Reading List

 



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman. Renting Silence by Mary Miley (has Mary Pickford as a supporting character) Finished 1/22/17
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ. Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson Finished 5/27
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries
    1. England - The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas Finished 1/1
    2. Egypt - The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters Finished 1/4

    3. Scotland - The Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel Finished 1/16
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war Never Cross a Vampire by Stuart Kaminsky (WWII) Finished 4/15
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc Unhallowed Ground by Mel Starr Finished 5/29
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin (1928) Finished 3/14
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn Finished 4/9
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola Finished 2/25
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character A Grave Celebration by Christine Trent Finished 4/3
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc) The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor (American Revolution) Finished 4/13
  11. Help! Police! — Read a police procedural The Iron Water by Chris Nickson Finished 1/6


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My spot!

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman. Who Buries the Dead by C.S Harris.   Read 1/7/17.  (Jane Austen)
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries    When Falcons Fall by CS Harris.  Read 1/9/17. England;  Conspiracy by SJ Parris. Read 1/15/17 (France)
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  The Solitary House by Lynn Shepard  Read  9/15/17
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character  
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge  On My TBR Pile: The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian Read 5/5/17

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.

The Woman on the Orient Express by Lindsay Jayne Ashford..........2/5/17.......(Agatha Christie)

BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.

Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries.

  • A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell......1/3/17....England
  • Dangerous Pursuits by Alanna Knight....... 1/26/17.....Scotland
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War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)

Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc

  • Death of a Serpent by Susan Russo Anderson..........1/30/17 .....(midwife)
  • Symptoms of Death by Paula Paul......1/23/17....(doctor)......1/23/17 (doctor)

1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.

  • The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald........2/18/17

Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.

  • A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Rayburn......1/26/17

Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author

  • The Watchmaker's Daughter by C.A. Archer......1/17/17
  • The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders......1/15/17

Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character

Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)

  • The Apothecary's Widow by Diane Scott Lewis...... 2/10/17      

Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge



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2017 Historical Mystery Challenge

This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.  Conspirata by Robert Harris 7/14/17
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries  A.  As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust by Alan Bradley 4/16/17 Canada,  B. The Poisoned Pilgrim by Oliver Potzsch 4/29/17 Germany  C. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley 5/23/17 England
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)  Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris 3/16/17 The Napoleonic War
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc  Ashes to Ashes by Mel Starr 2/9/17  Vita Brevis by Ruth Downie 7/31/17
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.  The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches by Alan Bradley 2/24/17  An Incomplete Revenge by Jacqueline Winspear 7/24/17
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear 4/25/17
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)  The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman 8/28/17  the beginnings of the American labor revolution
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge  Heroic Hunks:  A Maiden Weeping by Jeri Westerson 1/11/17 featuring Crispin Guest as my hunk

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.

 



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This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries A Death in Summer - Benjamin Black 3/26 50's Ireland
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war --A Cruel Courtship-Candace Robb 2/19 Battle of Stirling Bridge 1297
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, The Devil's Parchment - Jeri Westerson 2/26 Jewish physician
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – The Crime at Black Dudley - Margery Allingham 1/28 (1929)
  7. Shiny New –  mystery released in 2017.Sins of Inheritance - Maureen Ash 4/9  9th in series, Kindle only
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character Absolution by Murder - Peter Tremayne 10/3 King Oswy of Northumbria AD 664
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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Una's list:

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.

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Saving my spot!

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries~~(1)Blind Justice, by Bruce Alexander (England). Finished April 5.
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc~~Hearts and Bones, by Margaret Lawrence. (Midwife) Finished April 17.
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.~~Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, by Alan Bradley.  Finished April 29.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author~~The Alienist, by Caleb Carr.  Finished April 1.
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge---Main character has a career in law: lawyer, judge, etc.  Murder in Grub Street, by Bruce Alexander (Magistrate). Finished April 9.


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This historical mystery challenge is very simple.  Read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017  Include Lamentation.

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.  Murder and the First Lady by Elliott Roosevelt, 1/19/2017, 3 stars
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ  
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries  1)  A Stranger in Mayfair by Charles Todd (London, England). 1/9/2017, 4 stars  2) The Reckoning (Scotland) by Rennie Airth, 5/24/2017, 4 stars; 3)  City of Light by Lauren Belfer (USA), 2/10/2017, 4 stars
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)  The Eye of the Raven by Pattison, in process
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc.  The Abbot's Agreement by Mel Star, 4/3/2017, 4 stars
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.  A Long Shadow by Charles Todd (1919), 8/28/2017, 5 stars
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  Gods of Gotham, 4/26  /2017, 4.5 stars 
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character  The Silence of Stones by Jeri Westerson, 1/15/2017, 4.5 stars (King Richard).
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)  The Museum of Extraordinary Things by Alice Hoffman
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge  (Short mystery  under 250 pages).  Tainted Coin (Hugh de Singleton, Bk 5)  by Mel Starr, 6/17/2017, 3 stars


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Holly's List :)

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge
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This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.

BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.

Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries

Britain - A Man of Some Repute by Elzabeth Edmondson

War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)  In Farleigh Field by Rhys Bowen

Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc  No Pity For the Dead (Mystery of Old San Francisco, Bk 2) by Nancy Harriman

1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.

Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.

Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  A Quiet Life in the Country by T E Kinsey

Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character

Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)

Paranormal- The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St James

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.



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 2017 Historical Mystery Challenge

This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
    • The Strangler Vine by M.J. Carter (India, 1860's)
    • The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James (England, 1920's)
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
    • A Bespoke Murder, by Edward Marston (set in WW I England), finished 9/7/17
    • Mr. Churchill's Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal (set in WW II London) finished 9/24/17
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
    • The Unquiet Bones, by Mel Starr (MC is a surgeon in Medieval England) finished 8/24/17
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
    • The Jazz Files, by Fiona Veitch Smith ( set in 1920 London)...finished 5/13/17
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
    • Death Comes to the Village, by Catherine Lloyd  finished 9/2/17
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
    • Murder at Hatfield House, by Amanda Carmack (Princess Elizabeth is a character)
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  • Paper Woman, by Suzanne Adair  (American Revolution)   finished 7/5/17
  1. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.

  • Fatal as a Fallen Woman, by Kathy Lynn Emerson, (set in Denver and Fairplay, Colorado, 1888)  Finished 3/25/17


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2017 Historical Mystery Challenge

This historical mystery challenge is very simple read books in as many categories as you can. If there is a category that you really, read as many books as you like in that category (ies). It is nice to share what we are reading and introduce all of us to new authors and books. This Challenge will start January 1, 2017

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Make up your own Category—Make up your own category and maybe we can use in the 2018 challenge

For the Over Achievers

Bonus- Read historical mysteries set in different states. Let see if anyone can read one from all 50 States.

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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.
  3. Travel to a Different Country -Read at least 3 historical mysteries set in 3 different countries (You may want to add to this one if you enjoy reading mysteries set in different countries) You may count Scotland, Wales, Britain and Ireland as different countries depend on time period they were separate countries
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 – (Often Historical fictions is defined as be set at least 50 years in the past.
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)
  11. Fantastical - Read a historical mystery that has some kind of paranormal or magical influence.
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