2017: my year with Sherlock Holmes

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2017: my year with Sherlock Holmes

As part of the Classics Club, I had decided to read The Hound of the Baskervilles. Well, as I usually tend not to do things halfway, lol, I thought I might as well read all the works about Sherlock Holmes. I actually ended up LISTENING to them, as my experience is that most mysteries are actually much better as audiobooks. Thanks to my library, I was able to listen on Hoopla to all the novels and short stories narrated by the amazing Simon Prebble.
I decided to listen to them in their order of publication.

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My kind of mystery 2015 Reading Challenge


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Here’s How It Works

Between Feb 1, 2015 and February 1, 2016, I will try to read between 21-30 mysteries, that’s the Hidden Doorways level. I hope to read a lot by Louise Penny, among others.

  1. Cognac Conspiracies, by Alaux and Balen
  2. The Bullet, by Mary Louise Kelly
  3. Floats the Dark Shadow, by Yves Fey
  4. The Figaro Murders, by Laura Lebow
  5. Mayhem in Margaux, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  6. The Third Rule of Ten, by Gay Hendricks
  7. The Fourth Rule of Ten, by Gay Hendricks
  8. The Collector, by Anne-Laure Thiéblemont
  9. The Bookseller, by Mark Pryor
  10. Montmartre Mysteries, by Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noel Balen
  11. The Crypt Thief, by Mark Pryor
  12. The Woman in White
  13. Cover Her Face, by P.D. James
  14. A Fatal Grace, by Louise Penny


My kind of mystery 2014 Reading Challenge


Just got a comment from Carolyn, at Riedel Fascination, another great lover of Dorothy Gilman! So I can’t resist, and to support her, I’m joining her reading challenge for 2014!
That’s perfect to replace the Cozies Challenge I did last year, and any time of mystery will fit.

Here’s How It Works

Between Feb 1, 2014 and February 28, 2015, I will try to read between 11-20 mysteries, that’s the Unearthing Clues level. I will first finish the Mrs. Pollifax series:

  1. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore, by Robin Sloan
  2. The Kabbalist, by Yoram Katz
  3. Nightmare in Burgundy, by Alaux and Balen
  4. The Man With The Lead Stomach, by Jean-François Parot
  5. The Girl in the Empty Dress, by Lise McClendon
  6. Baudelaire’s Revenge, by Bob Van Laerhoven
  7. Murder in Pigalle, by Cara Black
  8. Death in Pont-Aven, by Jean-Luc Bannalec
  9. Moon in a Dead Eye, by Pascal Garnier
  10. The Truth About The Harry Quebert Affair, by Joel Dicker
  11. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, by Dorothy Gilman
  12. Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer, by Gilman
  13. Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled, by Gilman
  14. Crossing The Line, by Frédérique Molay
  15. The Phantom of Rue Royale, by Jean-François Parot
  16. Death at the Fair, by Frances McNamara
  17. Bed of Nails, by Antonin Varenne
  18. Irène, by Pierre Lemaitre
  19. Alex, by Pierre Lemaitre
  20. Silent Night, by Mary Higgins Clark
  21. The Monogram Murders, by Sophie Hannah
  22. Still Life, by Louise Penny
  23. The Unquiet Bones, by Mel Starr
  24. Murder in Montmartre, by Cara Black