Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Reading Challenge: My Kind of Mystery 2014

One final reading challenge (at least for this morning).  My Kind of Mystery, hosted by Riedel Fascination, actually runs from February 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015 - so 13 months.  Any mystery counts, although middle grade and young adult novels have to be published before 1991.

I'm going for it, and going to sign up for the Lost Artifact level.  This is the highest level, and means 31-40 books.  It might be a stretch, but only because I seem to be adding more middle grade books to my to be read pile these days.

I will be listing my books and linking the reviews here as I go along.

1. Killing Cupid by Laura Levine
2. Moriarty Returns a Letter by Michael Robertson
3. Mayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan
4. Murder Past Due by Miranda James
5. City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen
6. The Chase by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
7. Dummy of a Ghost by Sue Ann Jaffarian
8. An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette
9. Blackberry Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
10. Inherit the Word by Daryl Wood Gerber
11. Clammed Up by Barbara Ross
12. Ghost of a Gamble by Sue Ann Jaffarian
13. The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham
14. Murder on Bamboo Lane by Naomi Hirahara
15. Gluten for Punishment by Nancy J. Parra
16. The Pickled Piper by Mary Ellen Hughes
17. Death Runs Adrift by Karen MacInerney
18. Unlucky 13 by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
19. Death of a Mad Hatter by Jenn McKinlay
20. Boiled Over by Barbara Ross
21. 'Til Dirt Do Us Part by Edith Maxwell
22. The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
23. Cover of Snow by Jenny Milchman
24. A Sense of Entitlement by Anna Loan-Wilsey
25. Clobbered by Camembert by Avery Aames
26. Mr. Monk is Open for Business by Hy Conrad
27. The Reversal by Michael Connelly
28. Dead Man's Switch by Tammy Kaehler
29. Bran New Death by Victoria Hamilton
30. Basil Instinct by Shelley Costa
31. The Prime Minister's Secret Agent by Susan Elia MacNeal
32. Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette
33. Death on Eat Street by J. J. Cook
34. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kyle Logan
35. Drizzled with Death by Jessie Crockett
36. The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews
37. A Question of Death by Kerry Greenwood
38. To Brie or Not to Brie by Avery Aames
39. Death of a Crabby Cook by Penny Pike
40. The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais
41. Queen of Hearts by Rhys Bowen
42. Kneading to Die by Liz Murgavero
43. Bloom and Doom by Beverly Allen
44. Death Valley by Sandy Dengler
45. Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette
46. Maple Mayhem by Jessie Crockett
47. Well Read, Then Dead by Terrie Farley Moran
48. Foul Play at the Fair by Shelley Freydont
49. Do or Diner by Christine Wenger
50. Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman
51. Stalking the Angel by Robert Crais
52. Raging Heat by Richard Castle
53. Speaking of Murder by Tace Baker
54. The Legend of Sleepy Harlow by Kylie Logan
55. Stirring the Plot by Daryl Wood Gerber
56. A Biscuit, a Casket by Liz Mugavero
57. Suede to Rest by Diane Vallere
58. Acadia by Sandy Dengler
59. Bluffing is Murder by Tace Baker
60. The Job by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg
61. Hell on Wheels by Sue Ann Jaffarian
62. Days of Wine and Roquefort by Avery Aames
64. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris
65. Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette
66. Silent Knife by Shelley Freydont
67. Mount Rainier by Sandy Dengler


  1. Happy 2014, Mark! I'm thrilled to have you. I noticed your post on 'Mount To Be Read', about wanting new challenges. It's a pleasure surprise to load one of my premiering trio and see you found this one! :) If you like discussing your entertainment and art consumption, you're a perfect guest. You might love riddle-solving just as much. :) Sincerley, Carolyn.

    1. I love discussing entertainment of all kinds. I was part of a mystery challenge last year, so it's only natural I jump on this one as well.

  2. Boy do I feel like a goof now! I just noticed the "My Kind of Mystery" Challenge runs until next Feb. I thought it was only a month long. Good Luck on your challenges!

    1. Well then, enjoy your extra 12 months of mystery reading. :)