Friday, January 4, 2013

Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is a natural for me. Mystery and crime fiction are my genres of choice. I even like to read mystery reference books (although those don't count for this challenge). This will be the perfect opportunity to list all the mystery fiction I read. The challenge is hosted by The Crafty Book Nerd.

Here are the rules:

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.

There are more guidelines and information at this post.

You can aim at several levels:
5 books = Detective
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes

I will aim at 30 books or more.

I will list all mysteries (or sets of short stories) here:
  1. The Man Who Liked to Look at Himself by  K. C. Constantine
  2. Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
  3. The Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
  4. Archie Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough
  5. The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov
  6. Publish or Perish by Margot Kinberg
  7. The Smoke by Tony Broadbent
  8. The Case of the Angry Actress by E. V. Cunningham
  9. The Last Houseparty by Peter Dickinson
  10. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley
  11. Crooked House by Agatha Christie
  12. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer
  13. Amuse Bouche by Anthony Bidulka
  14. Detective by Parnell Hall 
  15. The Loyal Servant by Eva Hudson
  16. Forty Words for Sorrow by Giles Blunt
  17. The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
  18. Deadly Appearances by Gail Bowen
  19. Eye of the Red Tsar by Sam Eastland
  20. Nearest Exit by Olen Steinhauer
  21. A Stone of the Heart by John Brady
  22. The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird
  23. The Ransom Game by Howard Engel
  24. The Chinese Parrot by Earl Derr Biggers
  25. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  26. Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang 
  27. The Dark Winter by David Mark 
  28. A Red Herring Without Mustard by Alan Bradley
  29. Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings
  30. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny
  31. Ten Second Staircase by Christopher Fowler
  32. Silence of the Rain by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
  33. Fell Purpose by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  34. Murder at the Mendel by Gail Bowen
  35. House of Evidence by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson
  36. Kaleidoscope by J. Robert Janes
  37. Death Wore White by Jim Kelly
  38. Daemons Are Forever by Simon R. Green
  39. The Mugger by Ed McBain
  40. The Pusher by Ed McBain
  41. Mind's Eye by Håkan Nesser
  42. Green-Eyed Lady by Chuck Greaves
  43. Open Season by Archer Mayor
  44. Plots and Errors by Jill McGown
  45. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
  46. The Man in the Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
  47. Roseanna by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
  48. Blood of the Wicked by Leighton Gage
  49. Skulduggery by William Marshall
  50. The Square of Revenge by Peter Aspe
  51. Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten
  52. Unholy Ground by John Brady
  53. Murder at Hazelmoor by Agatha Christie
  54. Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
  55. The White Trilogy by Ken Bruen
  56. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple
  57. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
  58. The Infernal Detective by Kirsten Weiss
  59. The Yard by Alex Grecian
  60. Vendetta by Michael Dibdin
  61. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  62. Frantic (2007) by Katherine Howell
  63. Raven Black (2006) by Ann Cleeves
  64. White Nights (2008) by Ann Cleeves
  65. Dark Star (1991) by Alan Furst
  66. Dead Before Dying (1996) by Deon Meyer
  67. The Big Sleep (1949) by Raymond Chandler

1 comment:

She Reads Late Into the Night said...

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