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

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

31/76 cozies
4 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

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