Thursday, December 1, 2022

Mystery Fun


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

Challenge Completed 5/16/23

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


  • Peckish – 1 – 25 Cozy Mysteries
  • Famished – 26 – 51 Cozy Mysteries  
  • Yearning – 51 – 75 Cozy Mysteries 
  • Starving  – 76 – 100 Cozy Mysteries THIS IS MY GOAL
  • 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 2023

71/76 cozies
12 thriller/mysteries
  1. Claws for Alarm (Nick and Nora Mysteries, #2) by T.C. LoTiempo  
  2. The Key Lime Crime (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #10) by Lucy Burdette
  3. Murder at the PTA (Maya and Sandra Mystery, #1) by Lee Hollis 
  4.  Read and Buried (Ashton Corners Book Club Mystery #2) by Erika Chase 
  5.  A Scone of Contention (Key West Food Critic Mystery, #11) by Lucy Burdette
  6.  Two Wicked Desserts (Kitchen Witch Mysteries, #2) by Lynn Cahoon
  7.  Distant Thunder (Stone Barrington, #63) by Stuart Woods  THRILLER
  8.  Treble at the Jam Fest (A Food Lovers' Village Mystery, #4) by Leslie Budewitz
  9.   by James Patterson  THRILLER
  10. The Bloodthirsty Bee: a Provence Cozy Mystery by Ana T Drew
  11. Winter Takes All (Seattle Wilderness #1) by ML Erdahl
  12. Cheddar Off Dead by Korina Moss
  13.  A Christmas Candy Killing (Killer Chocolate, #1) by Christine Romeril
  14. The Ghost and Mrs. Fletcher (Murder She Wrote #44) by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain 
  15. Dead Heat by Dick Francis and Felix Francis THRILLER
  16. Through the Liquor Glass (Literary Pub #5)  by Sarah Fox
  17. Three Shots to the Wind (Chloe Jackson Sea Glass Saloon #3) by Sherry Harris
  18. Murder 101 (Kitchen Witch #1.5) by Lynn Cahoon
  19. A Palette for Murder (Murder, She Wrote, #7) by Jessica Fletcher
  20.  A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries, #1) by Victoria Gilbert
  21. Calypso, Corpses and Cooking ( A Caribbean Kitchen  #2) by Raquel Reyes
  22. Aged For Murder Tuscan Vineyard #1 by Fiona Grace
  23. Murder in an Irish Village  Irish Village #1 by Carlene O'Connor
  24. A Pizza to Die For  Pizza Lovers #3 by Chris Cavender
  25. Just Shoot Me Dead (A Lucy Fong Mystery #1) by Anne R Tan
  26. Dead Before Dinner by Kat Bellemore
  27.  Every Last Fear by Alex Finlay  THRILLER
  28. Beagles Love Steak Secrets by C A Phipps
  29. Guilty as Cinnamon by Leslie Budewitz
  30. A Killing by the Sea by Kathleen Bridge
  31. Seniors Sleuth (Winston Wong #1) by JJ Chow
  32. Bread Over Troubled Water (Bread Shop # 8) by Winnie Archer
  33. Death Over Easy (Country Store #5 ) by Maddie Day
  34. The Cracked Spine (Scottish Bookshop #1) by Paige Shelton
  35. A Friend in Knead by Judith Jackson
  36. Larceny in Liverpool by Kal Smagh 
  37. Strawberry Sin (Mission Inn Possible #2) by Rosie A Point
  38. Cocoa Conviction (Mission Inn Possible #3) by Rosie A Point
  39. Criminally Cocoa (Amish Candy Shop #3.5) by Amanda Flower
  40. Death of a Red Heroine by Qiu Xiaolong   THRILLER
  41. Manor of Dying (Hamptons Home & Garden #4) by Kathleen Bridge
  42. Reading Up A Storm (Lighthouse Library #3) by Eva Gates
  43. Murder at the Lobstah Shack (Cozy Capers Book Group #3) by Maddie Day
  44. Put Out to Pasture (Farm to Table #2) by Amanda Flower
  45. Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone  by Benjamin Stevenson  THRILLER
  46.  by Laura Bradford
  47. The Crepes of Wrath (Pancake House Mystery, #1) by Sarah Fox
  48. Invitation to Murder (A Card Making Mystery, #1) by Elizabeth Bright
  49. Christmas Candy Corpse (Courtney Archer, #3) by Rosemarie Ross
  50. Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery, #1) by Nora Page
  51. The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton  THRILLER
  52. Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake (A Death by Chocolate Mystery #1) by Sarah Graves
  53. Death in Bloom (Flower House #1)by Jess Dylan
  54. Masking for Trouble (Costume Shop #2) by Diane Vallere
  55. A Murder Like No Author (Main Street Book Club #3) by Amy Lillard
  56. Mai Tai One On (Tiki Goddess #1) by Jill Marie Landis
  57.  A Sprinkling of Murder (Fairy Garden Mystery #1) by Daryl Wood Gerber
  58. The Mother in Law by Sally Hepworth  THRILLER
  59. Death on Cozumel Island  by Cindy Quayle
  60. Murder Takes a Bow (Olivia Morgan Cruise Ship Mysteries #1) by Wendy Neugent
  61. A Souffle of Suspicion (French Bistro #2)  by Daryl Wood Gerber
  62. Moon Spinners by Sally Goldenbaum
  63. Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder by Valerie Burns
  64. Near Miss (Stone Barrington #64) by Stuart Woods and Brett Battles  THRILLER
  65.  Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six by Lisa Unger THRILLER
  66. Villa in Sicily: Olive Oil and Murder  (Cats and Dogs #1) by Fiona Grace
  67. Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin  THRILLER
  68. Hook, Line and Sinker (Ozark Lakes #3) by Marc Jedel
  69. Murder, Simply Stitched (Amish Quilt Shop #2) by Isabella Alan
  70. The Plot and the Pendulum by Jenn McKinlay
  71. Gone for Gouda by Korina Moss
  72. Misfortune Cookie by Vivienne Chien
  73. Shelved Under Murder (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #2)  by Victoria Gilbert
  74. The Last Thing He Told Me by  Laura Dave  THRILLER
  75. Murder Ink (Victoria Square #6) by Lorraine Bartlett  
  76. How the Murder Crumbles (Cookie Shop #1) by  Debra Sennefelder
  77. Bookclubbed to Death (Mystery Bookshop #8) by V.M. Burns
  78. While My Pretty One Knits (Black Sheep Knitting #1) by Anne Canadeo
  79. Double Trouble in Iowa (Izzy Lewis #2) by Wendy Byrne
  80.  Meddling and Murder (Singapore Mystery #4) Ovidia Yu
  81.  Fatal Fudge Swirl (Ice Cream Shop #3)  by Meri Allen
  82. Pink Lemonade Cake Murder (Hannah Swensen #29) by Joanne Fluke 
  83. Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis

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