Tuesday, January 22, 2013

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge

and another....hehehe 

Gosh, I love this photo!!  I have a friend, F, that would really love it if it was Benedict Cumberbatch!!
Here's the challenge from Amy@ The Crafty Book Nerd.

I love a good mystery, my favorite authors include Agatha Christie, James Patterson, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; so I thought that having a reading challenge for 2013 that includes reading mystery/crime novels and short stories would be fun, even if I turn out to be the only one participating! So here are the rules should you want to join in the fun:
1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends  December 31, 2013.
2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.
3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. 
5.) Each month there will be a drawing for those that linked up their participation in the challenge for that month the prize is a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon. These gift cards are delivered via email so you can only use it at Barnes and Noble.com not the store and of course Amazon is all online anyway.

If you don't have a blog you can also link up through GoodReads or Flickr (for Flickr just keep track by having a picture of the novel and then numbering them in the description so I know where you are at in the challenge).

If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:
5 books= Detective 
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant 
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes

I am going to try for the 30+ books = Sherlock Holmes.
1. A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd 
2. The Castle of Oranto by Horace Walpole 
3. The Child's Child by Barbara Vine 
4. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey
5. Faithful Place by Tana French
6. Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
7. The Secret Keeper by Kate Morton
8. Rainbow in the Mist by Phyllis Whitney 
9. A Killing in the Hills by Julia Keller 
10. Rest For the Wicked by Ellen Hart 
11. The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron 
12. The Ghost of Guir House by Charles Willing Beale 
13. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart  
14. Behind A Mask by AM Barnard  
15. The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart 
16.  False Mermaid by Erin Hart 
17. Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 
18. The Scapegoat by Daphne Du Maurier 
19.  Delusion in Death by J. D. Robb
20.  Paranoia by Joseph Finder 
21. My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
22. Behold, Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer
23. Chocolate Covered Murder by Leslie Meier
24. Black Hills by Nora Roberts
25. The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
26. Indigo Dying by Susan Wittig Albert
27. The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald
28. Falling Awake by Jayne Ann Krentz
29. Two Graves by Preston & Child
30. Dead As A Dinosaur by Frances and Richard Lockridge
31. City of Shadows by Ariana Franklin
32. Buried Diamonds by April Henry
33. An Impartial Witness by Charles Todd
34. A Crossing Place by Elly Griffiths
35. Till Death by William X Kienzle
36. The Postcard Killers By James Patterson and Liza Marklund
37. Alone by Loren D. Estleman
38. McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders
39. Plot It Yourself by Rex Stout
40. Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey
41. Heartbroken by Lisa Unger
42. No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie
43. Secret of the Golden Pavilion by Carolyn Keene
44. Mind Over Monsters by Jennifer Harlow
45. Scent To Her Grave by India Ink
46. Black Mountain by Les Standiford
47. Galveston by Nic Pizzolatto
48. Cold Granite by Stuart MacBride
49. Outlaw Mountain by J A Jance
50. A Kiss Before Dying by Ira Levin
51. Blanche Among the Talented Tenth by Barbara Neely
52. Sew Deadly by Elizabeth Lynn Casey
53. Case of Lies by Perri O'Shaughnessy
54. One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly
55. Shadow Zone by Iris and Roy Johansen
56. Half Past Nun by Monica Quill
57. Serious Intent by Margaret Yorke
58. Through a Glass Darkly by Sarah Atwell
59. A Little Gentle Sleuthing by Betty Rowlands
60. The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes
61. Bad Blood by Dana Stabenow
62. Darkness, My Old Friend by Lisa Unger
63. Easter Bunny Murder by Leslie Meier
64. A Chill Rain in January by LR Wright
65. Secret Smile by Nicci French
66. Home Fires by Margaret Maron
67. Rotten to the Core by Sheila Connolly
68. It Takes A Witch by Heather Blake
69. Snake in the Glass by Sarah Atwell
70. Death by Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum
71. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye
72. Fair Game by Patricia Briggs
73. Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind by Ann B. Ross
74. An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson
75. Murphy's Law by Rhys Bowen
76. The Bughouse Affair by Marcia Muller and Bill Pronzini
77. Death Will Help You Leave Him by Elizabeth Zelvin
78. Red Delicious Death by Sheila Connolly
79. Lost by Joy Fielding
80. A Share in Death by Deborah Crombie
81. Beach Under the Beach Hut by Simon Brett
82. Murder As A Fine Art by David Morrell
83. Wings of Fire by Charles Todd
84. Death of Riley by Rhys Bowen
85. All Shall Be Well by Deborah Crombie
86. Restrike by Reba White Williams
87. Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron
88. Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason
89. Leave the Grave Green by Deborah Crombie
90. The Island by Heather Graham
91. Killer Honeymoon by G. A. McKevett
92. The Ranger by Ace Atkins
93. The Mourner by Richard Stark
94. High Heels and Homicide by Kasey Michaels
95. Christine Falls by Benjamin Black
96. Mourn Not Your Dead by Deborah Crombie
97. Aunt Dimity and the Lost Prince by Nancy Atherton
98. Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke
99. Damage Control by J.A. Jance
100. The Expats by Chris Pavone
101. The Last Word by Lisa Lutz
102. The Perfect Ghost by Linda Barnes
103. The Case of the Crooked Candle by Erle Stanley Gardner
104. Clear and Convincing Proof by Kate Wilhelm
105. Sketch Me If You Can by Sharon Pape
106. 12th of Never by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
107. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd
108. Come and Find Me by Hallie Ephron
109. There Was An Old Woman by Hallie Ephron
110. Search the Dark by Charles Todd
111. The End of the Wasp Season by Denise Mina
112. Knit Fast, Die Young by Mary Kruger
113. Blood Memory by Margaret Coel
114. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
115. Wicked Witch Murder by Leslie Meier
116. Help for the Haunted by John Searles
117. Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by M. C. Beaton
118. A Witch Before Dying by Heather Blake
119. Never Tell A Lie by Hallie Ephron
120. Still Life by Louise Penny
121. Murder on the Cliffs by Joanna Challis
122. The Evil Inside by Heather Graham
123. Death, Taxes and a Skinny No-Whip Latte by Diane Kelly
124. The Villa of Death by Joanna Challis
125. The Silver Swan by Benjamin Black
126. Agent X by Noah Boyd
127. The Night is Watching by Heather Graham
128. The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver
129. Ghost At Work by Carolyn Hart
130. Now You See Her by Joy Fielding
131. The Christmas Thief by Mary Higgins Clark and Carol Higgins Clark
132. Arcadia Falls by Carol Goodman
133. The Accident by Linwood Barclay

1 comment:

Amy Yingling said...

So glad that you will be reading along with us over at The Crafty Book Nerd in 2013!
Amy Yingling
The Crafty Book Nerd