Thursday, January 2, 2014

2014 A-Z Mystery Author Challenge

Happy 2014 Everyone! 

I am doing this challenge again this year because I have a few of you out there who really love it. (Thanks Bev!) I will always strive to read as many mysteries and thrillers as I can. It is one of my favorite genres. Over the last few years my reading pace has slowed. I am listening to as many books as I am reading so last year's stats puts me at 6 new mysteries read. I only challenged myself to read 24 books so I think that's doing okay in my book!

I'm not going to do a linky this year. Please save this post and leave your review links in the comments below. As always, have fun and discover new authors or read those that you have been wanting to for too long!

I'm going to continue to explore and go from there. No goal. Just discover and go with it!


Rules:
  • A-Z represents the LAST name of the author in the mystery, thriller, suspense, cozy, noir, etc. genre.
  • Read as many or as little as you want.
  • Post your links here for your Challenge post and your reviews!
  • Challenge Runs January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Have fun!


Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child

66 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

Yay! Off to make up my sign-up post.

Bev Hankins said...

Here's my Sign Up Post

jmisgro said...

Here's my post link! Glad to be back again!
http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-z-mystery-author-challenge-2014.html

Marce said...

OMG Michelle, yaaaaay.

I said I feel like doing 1 or 2 challenges this year and said to bad Michelle's not doing hers but You Are :-)

I'm in and no pressure, love it.

Happy New year

Kerrie said...

My sign up post on MYSTERIES in PARADISE

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Thank you everyone!!!! Here is my first review for the letter G!
http://www.redheadedbookchild.com/2014/01/book-review-fear-nothing-by-lisa-gardner.html

Bev Hankins said...

First one: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (M)

Lisa said...

You always make me want to read more mysteries - I really do like them, not sure why I'm not picking up more of them!

Susan Brehm said...

Ooh, I'm going to start my list now, then post...
Thanks for a fun challenge!

Susan Brehm said...

I posted on my blog about this one...

http://susanbrehm.wordpress.com/2014/01/07/what-another-reading-challenge/

Bev Hankins said...

The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (D)

gautami tripathy said...

Here is my Sign Up Post

jmisgro said...

(R) Every Last Secret by Linda Rodriguez http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/01/every-last-secret-by-linda-rodriguez.html

Tea norman said...

I'm signing up, Michelle. I signed up with Bev Hankins. Should have signed up here. Sorry (Sign Up post).

Tea norman said...

M http://teacakeandcookies.blogspot.com/2014/01/by-hook-or-by-book-by-dr-meredith.html

Bev Hankins said...

#3 Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (R)

Tea norman said...

This is my "B" link. Had fun reading this one. All that Vintage clothing and magic....:)

http://teacakeandcookies.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-veiled-deception-by-annette-blair.html

Bev Hankins said...

#4 The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (H)

Angie said...

Here's my sign up post! http://angiesangelsrkids-furkids.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-to-z-mystery-author-challenge-2014.html

Bev Hankins said...

Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (L)

Bev Hankins said...

The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (T)

jmisgro said...

I really liked this one The Black Country by Alex Grecian

http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-black-country-by-alex-grecian.html

Bev Hankins said...

Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (W)

Bev Hankins said...

Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (A)

Bev Hankins said...

Where There's Love, There's Hate by Silvina Ocampo & Adolfo Bioy Casares (O)

Bev Hankins said...

Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (C)

Bev Hankins said...

Gambit by Rex Stout (S)

Bev Hankins said...

Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland (B)

jmisgro said...

THis one was really good...Gone by Mo Hayder http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/02/gone-by-mo-hayder.html

jmisgro said...

Jayne Ann Krentz's River Road

jmisgro said...

Jayne Ann Krentz's River Road http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/02/river-road-by-jayne-ann-krentz.html

Bev Hankins said...

Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (Q)

jmisgro said...

(F) From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/02/from-russia-with-love-by-ian-fleming.html

jmisgro said...

http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/03/in-bleak-midwinter-by-julia-spencer.html
(S) Julia Spencer-Fleming's In the Bleak Midwinter
very good!

jmisgro said...

I just read a cute cozy by a new (to me) author, Mignon F. Ballard called Miss Dimple Picks a Peck of Trouble!
Has anyone else read her?

http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/03/miss-dimple-picks-peck-if-trouble-by.html

jmisgro said...

This is a good one!! http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/04/murder-past-due-by-miranda-james.html

Bev Hankins said...

Decoded by Mai Jia (J)

Bev Hankins said...

The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (Z)

jmisgro said...

http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-beautiful-mystery-by-louise-penny.html

jmisgro said...

I loved this one Three Times Lucky - it's a middle grade book but it's so good!!
http://litlequeenrules.blogspot.com/2014/05/three-times-lucky-by-sheila-turnage.html

Bev Hankins said...

By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (F)

Bev Hankins said...

The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B Parker (P)

Bev Hankins said...

No. 9 Belomont Square by Margaret Erskine (E)

Tea norman said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm joining your group for the A-Z
Mystery Book Challenge. I've read some mysteries and cozies for the year. I am going to start adding the links??? Thanks for hosting the challenge. I've had fun doing 2 of Socrates book challenges. Well, I'm off. I'm very excited.:)

Tea norman said...

At times, I might bring more than one link at a time because I have finished a few books.

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-cats-that-surfed-net-by-karen-anne.html

Tea norman said...

I started a new blog. Tried to make my links neater. So you might see a link twice. I'm sorry.
The ones I really want to use will be on ghostgoblinstreet.

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-veiled-deception-by-annette-blair.html

Tea norman said...

.http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/07/rest-in-pizza-by-chris-cavender.html

Bev Hankins said...

The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian (K)

Tea norman said...

D.http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/07/death-by-book-by-julianna-deering.html

Topazshell said...

I wanted to do my "A" for some reason. Now I'm ready for "E." I am really enjoying this challenge. I would love to finish it. Would make a good Christmas gift to myself. Cross my fingers and toes.:)

Topazshell said...

My links wouldn't blink over to my blog. So I am putting them here again.

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-cat-on-beach-blanket-by-lydia-adamson.html

Topazshell said...

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-veiled-deception-by-annette-blair.html (B)

Topazshell said...

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-cat-on-beach-blanket-by-lydia-adamson.html (A)

Topazshell said...

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-cat-on-beach-blanket-by-lydia-adamson.html

Topazshell said...

I tried to add e this morning. Wasn't successful. I must have done something wrong.

Topazshell said...

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/a-cat-on-beach-blanket-by-lydia-adamson.html

Topazshell said...

http://ghostgoblinstreet.blogspot.com/2014/08/plum-lovin-by-janet-evanovich.html

Hi, just wanted to say thank you. I really like this challenge. Want to finish it. Hope I can...

Topazshell said...

Should I pick another e ? Maybe this Evanovich isn't.....Just wondering.

Bev Hankins said...

Another one down...just one more letter and my commitment will be met (but you know I'm gonna try for the whole alphabet...)

Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (G)

Bev Hankins said...

Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson (U)

Bev Hankins said...

A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux (X--once again I had to just find an X in the name; there aren't any last name starts with X mystery authors that interest me)

Bev Hankins said...

Commitment met!

Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes (I)

Two more to go for a complete alphabet.

Bev Hankins said...

Death of a Dutchman by Magadalen Nabb (N)

Getting ready to read a "Y" book and the the alphabet will be complete.

Bev Hankins said...

The Dark Ring of Murder by Misa Yamamura (Y)

Last letter! Wrap up post coming soon!

Bev Hankins said...

And....My Wrap-Up Post

Hope to see you hosting again for next year!

Kerrie said...

I've finished! See my completeion post on MYSTERIES in PARADISE