Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge

I am joining another reading challenge. It seemed like a logical one for me because I read mostly mystery novels.

Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge 2012
Organized by: Book Chick City
From January 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012

Goal: Choose from two levels for the challenge:
  • Read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2012
  • Read TWENTY FOUR (24) mystery & suspense novels in 2012
The Level I am choosing is TWENTY FOUR (24) mystery & suspense novels in 2012.

My favorite thing about this challenge is...All books read in 2012 count towards the challenge regardless of when you sign up. So I already have 8 books completed for this year. I don't have reviews written for all of them but I may add them as I have time.

My list of mystery or suspense books read in 2012:
  1. The Ipcress File by Len Deighton
  2. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger
  3. First Hit of the Season by Jane Dentinger
  4. The Cambridge Theorem by Tony Cape 
  5. Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
  6. Berlin Game by Len Deighton
  7. Mexico Set by Len Deighton
  8. London Match by Len Deighton
  9. The Company of Strangers by Robert Wilson
  10. Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand
  11. Green for Danger by Christianna Brand
  12. Bluffing Mr. Churchill by John Lawton
  13. Second Violin by John Lawton
  14. The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
  15. Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
  16. A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
  17. The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep by Lawrence Block
  18. Cop Hater by Ed McBain
  19. In the Woods by Tana French
  20. A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler 
  21. Political Suicide by Robert Barnard
  22. The Guards by Ken Bruen 
  23. The Light of Day by Eric Ambler 
  24. A Fall from Grace by Robert Barnard 
  25. Spy Hook by Len Deighton
  26. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  27. An Empty Death by Laura Wilson
  28. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout
  29. The Information Officer by Mark Mills
  30. Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath
  31. With a Bare Bodkin by Cyril Hare
  32. The Sleeping Car Murders by Sebastien Japrisot
  33. An English Murder by Cyril Hare 
  34. Flesh Wounds by John Lawton
  35. Spy Line by Len Deighton
  36. Death of a Russian Priest by Stuart Kaminsky
  37. The Suspect by L. R. Wright
  38. Under World by Reginald Hill
  39. Bullet for a Star by Stuart Kaminsky
  40. A Lily of the Field by John Lawton
  41. Spy Sinker by Len Deighton
  42. The Miernik Dossier by Charles McCarry 
  43. Night at the Vulcan by Ngaio Marsh
  44. The Property of a Lady by Anthony Oliver
  45. Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear
  46. Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear
  47. The One from the Other by Philip Kerr
  48. A Quiet Flame by Philip Kerr
  49. Lament for the Bride by Helen Reilly 
  50. The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
  51. The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi
  52. The House Without a Key by Earl Derr Biggers
  53. The Greene Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine
  54. A Touch of Frost by R. D. Wingfield
  55. Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
  56. Zombies of the Gene Pool by Sharyn McCrumb
  57. XPD by Len Deighton
  58. The Yiddish Policemen's Union by Michael Chabon
  59. The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson
  60. To Play the Fool by Laurie R. King
  61. The Dead Can Tell by Helen Reilly
  62. With Child by Laurie R. King
  63. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
  64. The Judas Sheep by Stuart Pawson
  65. A Trace of Smoke by Rebecca Cantrell
  66. The Cape Code Mystery by Phoebe Atwood Taylor
  67. Kindness Goes Unpunished by Craig Johnson
  68. The Monster in the Box by Ruth Rendell
  69. A Sight for Sore Eyes by Ruth Rendell
  70. The Vault by Ruth Rendell
  71. The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
  72. Wycliffe and the Three-Toed Pussy by W. J. Burley 
  73. One Coffee With by Margaret Maron

Completion of Challenge: I completed this challenge on May 28, 2012, when I finished reading A Fall from Grace by Robert Barnard. I will continue recording Mystery and Suspense novels I have read this year on this post.

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