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Subject: 2017 Historical Mystery Discussion Page
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 8:12 PM ET
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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 Jan 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 J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 8:15 PM ET
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We will use this topic to discuss any questions you have on the challenge and to discuss any books you are reading for a specific category. Good to share books ideas with each other. Jeane has done up some banners for us. Let me know what you think

2017 Historical Mystery List only topic can be found her  List topic

2017 Historical Mystery Banners go here   Right click on them to save

 



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Date Posted: 11/20/2016 9:09 PM ET
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I'm going to do this challenge for 2017.  I have MANY on my TBR I want to read.  This is a good set of categories for me.

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 9:20 PM ET
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I'm going to do this challenge too Alice.  Thank you for putting this together.  I'm realizing that I like reading historical mysteries more than the cozy mysteries...the cozy ones seem to be getting really predictable to me. 

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 9:22 PM ET
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I like the challenge, Alice. I think it will be easy to fit books into the categories. Thanks!

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/20/2016 9:32 PM ET
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Historical Mysteries are my favorite Genre. I like cozies but some of them are so foolish and there are very poor cozy writers out there. I love reading other peoples list to see what theya reading.

Alice

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 10:57 PM ET
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I'm going to try this one.  I tend to read more mysteries than "regular" HF, so hoping to do well with it!

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 11:03 PM ET
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My added category will be:  Fantastical - Read a historical mystery that has some kind of paranormal or magical influence.

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 11:07 PM ET
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Cindy,  great idea for your added category!  I may have to shamelessly copy you, but I will think about it a bit first!

Date Posted: 11/20/2016 11:57 PM ET
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Wonderful challenge, Alice! Thanks for doing this for us. I'm looking forward to some great historical mysteries & some great discussions!

 

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 1:13 AM ET
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Glad you like it LecClier!  

Linda and Kelly - love your quote in your siggy.  I need to remember that one.  It's so true to my life!

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 9:05 AM ET
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This sounds like an interesting challenge.  I do read alot of historical mysteries so I'll see what I can find.  The problem will be not reading them until 2017!  

 

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Date Posted: 11/21/2016 9:41 AM ET
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Glad to see we are getting a bunch of new people to join the historical mystery Challenge

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 10:23 AM ET
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I'm with you Theresa!  It's hard for me not to start reading a new book as soon as I get it in my hands...I say to myself I'm just going to read the first chapter and see how I like it.  Sometimes I have serious commitment issues, I think!

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 11:52 AM ET
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This challenge is now tagged to the Historical Fiction Table of Contents.

 



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Date Posted: 11/21/2016 12:55 PM ET
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Great categories in this challenge, Alice!  I'm looking forward to it.

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
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Thank you Carolyn

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 6:27 PM ET
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I definitely don't have any books for the following category.  Does anyone have any recommendations for -  BC- Read a historical mystery set before the birth of Christ.

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 7:03 PM ET
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I was thinking the same thing Theresa.  Open for recommendations.  

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/21/2016 7:21 PM ET
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Go check out some of these on Goodreads you should be able find many on PBS

Steven Saylor is one of my all time favorites  Roman Blood several copies available http://www.paperbackswap.com/Roman-Blood-Roma-Steven-Saylor/book/031238324X/

Ancient Rome

https://www.goodreads.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=ancient+Rome&search_type=lists&search%5Bfield%5D=on

Egypt -- Elizabeth Peters is an all time favorite as well

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/9238.Archaeology_Romance_Mystery_Suspense

Gary Corby is supposed be very good I have two of his books

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7810.Historical_Mysteries_set_in_Ancient_Greece

More ancient Egypt. I have read many.

https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/mystery-ancient-egypt  (Lauren Haney, Lynda Robinson and Paul Doherty series are very good)

Goodreads has River God by Wilbur Smith listed as a mystery. This is my favorite egypt book of all time. It is not listed as mystery on PBS, but because Goodread has it as mystery you can use it http://www.paperbackswap.com/River-God-Ancient-Wilbur-Smith/book/0312954468/

There are 9 copies available on PBS

 

 

I hope you enjoy finding some new authors

 

 

 



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/21/2016 8:07 PM ET
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put a bunch of these on my WL and ordered some from PBS. I do love historical mysteries

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 8:14 PM ET
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I've got the first three books in Steven Saylor's Gordianus the Finder the series.  THe first one is Roman Blood.  I read it a few years ago and enjoyed it very much.  I've still got it, want to read it again, and then I will post it here.  It was an excellent book!

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
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Gordianus is great character. Give him a try folks

Date Posted: 11/21/2016 8:43 PM ET
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Gordianus is one of my favs too.  Plus there is a new series the author started up with a younger Gordianus character that is excellent as well.



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Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 11/21/2016 8:51 PM ET
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Yes I have been reading that one too. 

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