Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Tallying mysteries, thriller and cozies in 2021

Mysteries and Thrillers

There are several challenges that track how many mysteries, thrillers and cozies you read in a given year.  

Cloak and Dagger  #CloakDaggerChal

The first mystery based genre challenge I will do again this year is the Cloak and Dagger challenge

 It is hosted by  Carol on her CarolsNotebook blog.  This tallying includes cozy mysteries but also traditional mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels.  Basically anything with a mystery can be tracked at this challenge


  •  5-15 books – Amateur sleuth
  • 16-25 books – Detective- 
  • 26-35 books – Inspector
  • 36 – 55 – Special agent 
  • 56+ books – Sherlock Holmes  My Choice

The second is Craving for a Cozy hosted by Dolly at EscapewithDollyCas  As the name implies this just involves reading and tallying cozy mysteries.   


  • Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries
  • Famished – 26 – 51 Cozy Mysteries  
  • Yearning – 51 – 75 Cozy Mysteries THIS IS MY GOAL
  • Starving  – 76 – 100 Cozy Mysteries
  • Ravenous – 101 – 125 Cozy Mysteries
  • Voracious – 126 – 150 Cozy Mysteries 
  • Overindulged – 151 – 200 Cozy Mysteries
  • Pigged Out – 201 or more Cozy Mysteries
You can always go up a level but you can’t go down. 

Mysteries I've Read in 2021

138/56  mysteries
119/51 cozies
19 thriller/mysteries

  1.  The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T. Drew 1/4/21  COZY
  2.  The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie  COZY
  3.  Killer Kung Pao by Vivien Chien  COZY
  4.  Choppy Water by Stuart Woods
  5.  The Mystery of Mrs. Christie by Marie Benedict
  6. Deserts, Driving, & Derelicts by Tonya Kappes  COZY
  7. Misalignment and Murder by Cathy Tully   COZY
  8.  Forests, Fishing & Forgery by Tonya Kappes  COZY
  9.  Murder by the Book by Lauren Elliot COZY
  10.  Christmas Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke COZY
  11. No Good Tea Goes Unpunished by Bree Baker COZY
  12.  Tide and Punishment by Bree Baker COZY
  13. Peril Through the Panama Canal by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  14. The Murder Mystery Cruise by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  15. Lost Palm by Chris Niles COZY
  16. Cold Case Crumble by Jennifer Joy COZY
  17. Felicia's Food Truck Bite Size Cozies by Celia Kinsey  COZY
  18. Egg Shooters by Laura Childs COZY
  19. Shakeup by Stuart Woods
  20. A Book Signing to Die For by Judy Moore COZY
  21. Finished off in Fondant by Rosemarie Ross COZY
  22. Booked for Death by Victoria Gilbert COZY
  23. The Comeback Cruise by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  24. Olive Bright Pigeoneer by Stephanie Graves COZY
  25. Hush Hush by Stuart Woods
  26. Death in Four Courses by Lucy Burdette COZY
  27. Chorus Lines, Caviar and Corpses by Mary McHugh COZY
  28. Topped Chef by Lucy Burdette  COZY
  29. Killer Chardonnay by Kate Lansing  COZY
  30. Confessions on the 7:45 by Lisa Unger
  31. Death of an Irish Diva by Mollie Cox Bryan COZY
  32. One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus
  33. Grilled for Murder by Maddie Day COZY
  34. Theater Nights are Murder by Libby Klein COZY
  35. Survival of the Fritters by Ginger Bolton COZY
  36. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake by Joanne Fluke COZY
  37. Hop Til You Drop by J.M. Griffin COZY
  38. The Corpse Who Knew Too Much by Debra Sennefelder COZY
  39. Murder with Ganache by Lucy Burdette  COZY
  40. Death with All the Trimmings by Lucy Burdette  COZY
  41. Flamenco, Flan and Fatalities by Mary McHugh COZY
  42. The Sanatorium by Sarah Pearse
  43. Scam Chowder by Maya Corrigan  COZY
  44. Toasting Up Trouble by Linda Wiken COZY
  45. Killer Green Tomatoes by Lynn Cahoon COZY
  46. When the Grits Hit the Fan by Maddie Day COZY
  47. Still Knife Painting by Cheryl Hollon COZY
  48. Strawberries and Strangers by Leena Clover  COZY
  49. Raspberry Chocolate Murder by Leena Clover COZY
  50. A Tourist's Guide to Murder by V.M. Burns COZY
  51. Double Jeopardy by Stuart Woods
  52. Prospect for Murder by Jeanne Burrows-Johnson COZY
  53. Dough or Die by Winnie Archer  COZY
  54. Better Homes and Corpses by Kathleen Bridge COZY
  55. Hearse and Gardens by Kathleen Bridge COZY
  56. Ghostal Living  by Kathleen Bridge COZY
  57. Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu COZY
  58. By Book or by Crook by Eva Gates COZY
  59. A Killer Read by Erika Chase COZY
  60. Can't Judge a Book by it's Murder by Amy Lillard COZY
  61. Botched Butterscotch by Amanda Flower COZY
  62. Grilling the Subject by Daryl Wood Gerber COZY
  63. Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen McManus
  64. Fatal Fried Rice by Vivien Chien COZY
  65. Marshmallow Malice by Amanda Flower COZY
  66. To Fudge or Not to Fudge by Nancy Coco COZY
  67. Murder in Red by Jessica Fletcher COZY
  68. Oh Say Can You Fudge by Nancy Coco COZY
  69. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  70. Fatal Reservations by Lucy Burdette COZY
  71. Killer Takeout by Lucy Burdette COZY
  72. Crime Rib by Leslie Budewitz COZY
  73. 21st Birthday by James Patterson
  74. Tagged for Death by Sherry Harris COZY
  75. Death on the Menu by Lucy Burdette COZY
  76. For Batter or Worse by Jenn McKinlay COZY
  77. The Valentine Voyage by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  78. The Cruise to Nowhere by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  79. Cruel Candy by Mildred Abbott COZY
  80. The Malt in Our Stars by Sarah Fox COZY
  81. Title Wave by Lorna Barrett COZY
  82.  Poisoned Pages by Lorna Barrett COZY
  83. A Just Clause by Lorna Barrett COZY
  84. A Killer Edition by Lorna Barrett COZY
  85.  Handbook for Homicide by Lorna Barrett COZY
  86.  Skin Game by Stuart Woods
  87.  A Murder Plain and Simple by Isabella Alan COZY
  88. The Shady Chateau by Ana T Drew COZY
  89. The End of Her by Shari Lapena
  90. The Walled Flower by Lorraine Bartlett COZY
  91. All by Myself Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
  92. One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett COZY
  93. Yule be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett COZY
  94. Death Among the Doilies by Mollie Cox Bryan COZY
  95. Wine Tastings are Murder by Libby Klein COZY
  96. Murder on the Orient (SS) by C.A. Larmer COZY
  97. Fishing for Trouble by Elizabeth Logan COZY
  98. Jackpot by Stuart Woods and Byron Quertermous 
  99. Reserved for Murder by Victoria Gilbert COZY
  100. A Beach Wedding to Die For by Judy Moore COZY
  101. Pulp Friction by Julie Anne Lindsey COZY
    • Blog Post and Goodreads Review 8/13/21
  102. Death Gone A Rye by Winnie Archer  COZY
  103. Class Act by Stuart Woods
  104. Farm to Trouble by Amanda Flower  COZY
  105. Murder in the Cookbook Nook by Ellery Adams COZY
  106. Death on the Green by Catie Murphy   COZY
  107. One of Us is Next by Karen McManus
  108. Dead, Bath, and Beyond by Lorraine Bartlett COZY
  109. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafron
  110. Murder in Season by Jessica Fletcher and Jon Land COZY
  111. A Flock of an Alibi  anthology Verena DeLuca COZY
  112. Murder at Marble House by Alyssa Maxwell COZY
  113. Fish out of Water by Marc Jedel COZY
  114. Kilt Dead by Kaitlin Dunnett COZY
  115. The Long Quiche Goodbye by Avery Aames COZY
  116. Foul Play by Stuart Woods
  117. Hook, line and murder by Jessica Fletcher  COZY
  118. Vanilla Vendetta by Rosie A Point COZY
  119. Patterns in the Sand by Sally Goldenbaum  COZY
  120. Caramels with a Side of Murder by Meredith Potts COZY
  121. Troubles in Tahiti by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  122. Wedding on the Windsong by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  123. The English Breakfast Murder by Laura Childs COZY
  124. And then there were Crumbs by Eve Calder COZY
  125. Bookman Dead Style by Paige Shelton COZY
  126. A Royal Pain by Rhys Bowen COZY
  127. Homicide in Hard Cover by Kate Carlisle COZY
  128. The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie COZY
  129. Chili Cauldron Curse by Lynn Cahoon COZY
  130. The Honeymoon from Hell by Lizzie Josephson COZY
  131. Feng Shui Detective by Nury Vittachi  COZY
  132. Murder on Cape Cod  by Maddie Day  COZY
  133. A Deadly Eclair by Daryl Wood Gerber   COZY
  134. Gardenias and Grave Mistake by Ruby Loren COZY
  135. A Slice of Murder by Chris Cavender COZY
  136. Picture Perfect Corpse by Joann Campbell Slan COZY
  137. Group, Photo, Grave by Joann Campbell Slan COZY
  138. Killer Paper Cut by Joann Campbell Slan COZY

1 comment:

  1. Have fun with your challenges! I'm glad you're joining us again this year.