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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mystery & Suspense and Two Cozy Challenges


Challenge 1: Cruisin thru the Cozies at Socrates' Book Reviews

Time Frame: 2012

Basic requirements: Read cozy mysteries. I'm going for Investigator and plan to read 7-12 books

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Challenge 2: Cozy Mystery at Debbie's Book Bag

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: read AND review cozy mysteries. Because of the review requirement, I'm going for Snooper and plan on reviewing 1-3 of my cozies read.

Sign up here, by February 4.



Challenge 3: Mystery & Suspense at Book Chick City

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: Read mystery and/or suspense novels through the year. I'm going for level 1 and plan to read 12 books. I'm so happy cozies count! Audiobooks do not count but other formats do.

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Challenge 4: Criminal Plots at it's own blog!

Time Frame: 2012

Basic Requirements: Read six books that fit specific requirements.

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Challenge 5: Cozy Mystery Challenge at it's own blog

Time Frame: April 1 thru September 30

Basic Requirements: a minimum of six cozy mysteries. Two of which must be for this challenge only! (page/book count challenges are okay to overlap).

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I have several mystery/suspense books in my TBR pile and a stack of cozies on my shelf.....
Tragic Toppings (A Donut Shop Mystery) by Jessica Beck
Skirting the Grave (A Vintage Magic Mystery) by Annette Blair
A Sheetcake Named Desire (A Piece of Cake Mystery) by Jacklyn Brady
Sentenced to Death (A Booktown Mystery) by Lorna Barrett
Death by the Dozen (A Cupcake Bakery Mystery) by Jenn McKinlay
Liver Let Die (A Clueless Cook Mystery) by Liz Lipperman
Shoe Done It (An Accessories Mystery) by Grace Carroll
Buzz Off (A Queen Bee Mystery) by Hannah Reed
Classified as Murder (A Cat in the Stacks Mystery) by Miranda James
Stay at Home Dead
..... and several more in boxes

~*~Books Read~*~

Challenge 1:
1. Carrots by Colleen Helme
2. A Cookie Before Dying by Virginia Lowell
3. Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
4. Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
5. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
6. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B. B. Haywood
7. Stamped Out by Terri Thayer
1st goal Complete
May 25

8. Tombs of Endearment by Casey Daniels
9. A Deadly Chocolate Pi by Cynthia Gallant-Simpson
10. The Long Stitch Good Night by Amanda Lee
11. Lemon Tart by Josi S. Kilpack
12. Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams
~Challenge Complete~
September 10


Challenge 2:
1. Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman


1st goal Complete

2. Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
3. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke (planned)




~Challenge Complete~
May 24


Challenge 3:
1. Deep Disclosure by Dee Davis
2. Carrots by Colleen Helme
3. A Cookie Before Dying by Virginia Lowell
4. Liver Let Die by Liz Lipperman
5. A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing by Terry Spear
6. Princess in Peril by Rachelle McCalla
7. The 4 Phase Man by Richard Steinberg
8. Nobody's Safe by Richard Steinberg
9. Holiday Hideout by Lynette Eason (double check author)
10. Houseboat on the Nile by Tinnean
11. Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
12. Zero Day by David Baldacci




~Challenge Complete~
May 6


Challenge 4:

1. Novel with a weapon in the title
Death by a Honeybee
by Abigail Keam
2. A Book published at least 10 years ago
The 4 Phase Man
by Richard Steinberg
3. A California author (your state/providence)
Devil's Food Cake Murder 
by Joanne Fluke
4. A book written by an author using a pen name
Copycat Killing 
by Sofie Kelly
5. Crime novel whose protagonist is the opposite gender of the author
Houseboat on the Nile
by Tinnean

6. A stand-alone by an author who writes series
Zero Day 
by David Baldacci

~Challenge Complete~
December 3


Challenge 5:
1. Hiss of Death by Rita Mae & Sneaky Pie (this challenge only)
2. Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates (this challenge only)
3. Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly
4. Devil's Food Cake Murder by Joanne Fluke
5. Town in a Blueberry Jam by B. B. Haywood
6. Stamped Out by Terri Thayer




~Challenge Complete~
May 25

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1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Thanks for joining! What a great list of books. I already read Liver Let Die and it's wonderful. I have the others in my TBR!

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