Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CHALLENGE: Mystery & Suspense Reading Challenge 2011

Hosted again by Book Chick City, the sign up is at this site. I'm hoping to read lots of mysteries this year anyway, so to make this more of a challenge, I'm going to pick a few series that I will try to read my 12 books from. I'm going to keep track of all the mysteries I read here.

  • Timeline: 01 Jan 2011 - 31 Dec 2011
  • Rules: To read TWELVE (12) mystery & suspense novels in 2011 (12 is the minimum but you can read more if you wish!)
  • Post reviews of books each month, starting in January here. There is a winner of a book each month chosen from the linked reviews. 

Series I Want to Read From:
The Number One Ladies Detective Agency: In the Company of Cheerful Ladies; Blue Shoes and Happiness; The Good Husband of Zebra Drive, The Miracle at Speedy Motors; Tea Time for the Traditionally Built; The Double Comfort Safari Club; The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party

Inspector Montalbano: Track of Sand, The Potter's Field

Inspector Gaumauche: The Brutal Telling; Bury Your Dead
Dexter: Dearly Devoted Dexter; Dexter in the Dark
Maisie Dobbs: Pardonable Lies; Messenger of Truth; An Inconvenient Revenge; Among the Mad; The Mapping of Love and Death (readalong at book club girl)
Martin Beck: Roseanna; The Man Who Went Up in Smoke
Tattoo Mysteries: Pretty in Ink; Driven to Ink
Phryne Fisher: Cocaine Blues, Murder on the Ballarat Train, Death at Victoria Dock; Blood and Circuses; Ruddy Gore;
Inspector Espinosa: Southwesterly Wind; A Window on Copacabana; Pursuit; Blackout
17/12 in series

The Mysteries I Read:
1. Case Histories - Kate Atkinson
2. Started Early, Took My Dog - Kate Atkinson
3. Death in la Fenice - Donna Leon
4. The Coffin Trail - Martin Edwards
5. Buried Strangers - Leighton Gage
6. The Case of the Missing Servant - Tarquin Hall
7. In the Woods - Tana French
8. The Redbreast - Jo Nesbo
9. Murder in Mesopotamia - Agatha Christie
10. Tigerlily's Orchids - Ruth Rendell
11. The Devil's Whisper - Miyuke Miyabe
12. Outrage - Arnaldur Indridason
13. The Curse of the Spellmans - Lisa Lutz
14. Children of the Street - Kwei Quartey
15. The Likeness - Tana French
16. Heads You Lose - Lisa Lutz
17. Trackers - Deon Meyer
18. And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie
19. The Broken Shore - Peter Temple
20. Twelve Drummers Drumming - CC Benison