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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman.Renting Silence: A Roaring Twenties mystery: Mary Miley 2/26/17
  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 Magdalen Girls: V.S. Alexander 6/19/17
  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 The Last Midwife: Sandra Dallas 6/1/17
  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.  A Cup of Dust: A Novel of the Dust Bowl:Susie Finkbeiner 2/6/17
  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 -The Gods of Gotham (Timothy Wilde, Bk 1): Lyndsay Faye 1/2/17
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character
  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 
    Egypt - Necropolis by Jordan L. Hawk
    France - Ghost Talkers by Mary Robinette Kowal
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)
    Dracula vs. Hitler by Patrick Sheane Duncan
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc
    (doctor) The Curse of the Blue Scarab by Josh Lanyon
  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.)
    1937 - Flight of Dreams by Ariel Lawhon
  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
    Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao
  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 - Fantastical - Read a historical mystery that has some kind of paranormal or magical influence.

For the Over Achievers

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

Alaska - Hoarfrost by Jordan L. Hawk
California - The Turn by Kim Harrison
Maine - Whispers Beyond the Veil by Jessica Estevao
Massachusetts - Widdershins by Jordan L. Hawk
Pennsylvania - Things Half in Shadow by Alan Finn
West Virginia - Threshold by Jordan L. Hawk



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  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman. Angel with Two Faces by Nicola Upson --- real person author Josephine Tey, March 2017
  2. BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.  The Seven Wonders, Steven Saylor
  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  Murder at Mullings by Dorothy Cannel, England; 01/17;  Crown in Darkness by P.C. Doherty, Scotland; 01/17;  Death in Brittany, Jean-Luc Bannalec, France, 04/17
  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)  Beneath A Scarlet Sky, Mark Sullivan
  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc.  The Shattered Tree, Charles Todd, England 1920s
  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. Publish and Perish, Sally Wright, 1952  04/2017
  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017. "In Farleigh Field" , Rhys Bowen  02/2017
  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author  Goodnight Sweet Prince, David Dickinson
  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character  Queen of Ambition, Fiona Buckley, Elizabeth 1
  10. Revolution- Read a historical Mystery set during a Revolution (Industrial, American, French Russion etc)  Mute Witness, Charles O'Brien, French Revolution 3/13/2017
  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.

  1. Alabama                              Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree          Susan Wittig Albert
  2. Indiana                                 Red, White & Blue Murder                             Jeanne M. Dam                       May 2017
  3. Kentucky                             Death of a Winter Shaker                               Deborah Woodworth              April, 2017
  4.  Michigan                            The Buried Book                                              D. M. Pulley                             April, 2017
  5. Oklahoma                            Coyote Revenge                                              Fred Harris
  6. Oregon                                Murder at the Portland Variety                       M.J. Zellnik                              March, 2017
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Linda's List!

 

  1. Famous Women – Read a historical mystery that main character or supporting character is a famous woman. 5/19/17  Murder and the First Lady, by Elliott Roosevelt

  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. (Russia)  -  1/18/17  The Darkening Field, by William Field

    2. (England) - 2/10/17  A Maiden Weeping, by Jeri Westerson

  4. War- Read a historical Mystery set during a war (any time or country)  (Crimean War)  9/17/17  Inspector of the the Dead, by David Morrell

  5. Healers- Read a historical mystery with some sort of healer in it, doctor, medicine man, nurse etc.  1/22/17  A Half Forgotten Song, by Katherine Webb

  6. 1900’s – Read a book set between 1900 and 1967 –  (1923)  1/14/17  A Letter of Mary, by Laurie R. King

  7. Shiny New – Read a historical mystery released for the first time in 2017.  2/3/17  In Farleigh Field: A Novel of World War II, by Rhys Bowen

  8. Nice to Meet You- Read a historical mystery by a new to you author - 9/14/17  Murder as a Fine Art, by David Morrell

  9. Royalty- Read a historical mystery that a some type of royalty (royal family, emperor, Tsar, etc) is the main character or supporting character  5/14/17  The Tudor Conspiracy, by C. W. Gortner

  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. For the Over-Achievers!



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