2021 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge

 


Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Rick Mills
Official Challenge Page
Dates: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2021

Summary of Rules/Details:
Goal is to shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author). You get 1 notch on your gun for each target completed.  You get bonus points for each additional notch beyond the first one.

Mystery books read last year, or "carried over", from the same author are listed with (read in 2020)

Completed Targets:

  1. David Baldacci ~ 2 targets
  2. Alan Bradley 
  3. G.K. Chesterton ~ 2 targets
  4. Janet Evanovich 
  5. Bobbi Holmes 
  6. Lisa Jewell 
  7. Ransom Riggs 
  8. Karin Slaughter 

My lists:

Target: David Baldacci 

  • Altee Pine series
    1. Long Road to Mercy 1/13
    2. A Minute to Midnight 2/15
    3. Daylight 2/27
  • Amos Decker Series
    1. Memory Man (read in 2020)
    2. The Last Mile (read in 2020)
    3. The Fix (read in 2020)
    4. The Fallen (read in 2020)
    5. Redemption (read in 2020)
    6. Walk the Wire (read in 2020)
  • Will Robie series
    1. The Innocent (read in 2020)
    2. The Hit (read in 2020)
    3. The Target (read in 2020)
    4. The Guilty (read in 2020)
    5. End Game (read in 2020)
  • John Puller series
    1. Zero Day 10/15
Target: Sandra Brown (aka Rachel Ryan, Laura Jordan and Erin St. Claire)
  • Chill Factor 1/15
Target: Tana French
  • The Witch Elm (read in 2020)
  • The Searcher 1/24
  • Dublin Murder Squad Series
    1. In The Woods 6/22
Target: Sally Hepworth
  • The Family Next Door 2/9
  • The Mother-in-Law 2/9
  • The Mother's Promise 6/11
  • The Good Sister 7/24
Target: Delia Owens (not carrying over to 2022, no other books)
  • Where the Crawdads Sing 2/26
Target: Lynn Cahoon (aka. Lynn Collins)
  • Tourist Trap Mysteries series 
    1. If the Shoe Kills (#3) 3/11
    2. Guidebook to Murder (#1) 7/22
    3. Mission to Murder (#2) 9/5
Target: Bobbi Holmes (aka. Anna J. McIntyre)
  • Haunting Danielle series
    1. The Ghost of Marlow House 3/15
    2. The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds 3/19
    3. The Ghost Who Wasn't 3/20
    4. The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge 4/9
    5. The Ghost of Halloween Past 5/21 
    6. The Ghost Who Came For Christmas 6/8
    7. The Ghost Of Valentine Past 6/10
    8. The Ghost From the Sea 8/10
    9. The Ghost and the Mystery Writer 8/31
Target: Bree Baker
  • Seaside Cafe Mystery
    1. Live and Let Chai 3/26
Target: Jenn McKinlay 
  • Hat Shop Mystery
    1. Cloche and Dagger (#1) 6/16 
    2. Death of a Mad Hatter (#2) 4/5
Target: Alan Bradley
  • Flavia de Luce
    1. Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (read in 2020)
    2. The Weed that Strings the Hangman's Bag (read in 2020)
    3. A Red Herring Without Mustard (read in 2020)
    4. I Am Half-Sick of Shadows (read in 2020)
    5. Speaking From Among the Bones 4/11
    6. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches 7/16
    7. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust 8/21
    8. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd 9/12
Target: Ransom Riggs 
  • Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
    1. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (read in 2020)
    2. Hallow City (read in 2020)
    3. Library of Souls (read in 2020)
    4. A Map of Days (read in 2020)
    5. The Conference of the Birds (read in 2020)
    6. The Desolations of Devil's Acre 5/17
Target: A.J. Finn
  • The Woman In the Window (read in 2020)
Target: Gillian Flynn
  • Gone Girl (read in 2020)
  • Dark Places (read in 2020)
  • Sharp Objects (read in 2020)
  • The Grownup (read in 2020)
Target: Sophie Hannah
  • Perfect Little Children (read in 2020)
  • A Game For All the Family (read in 2020)
Target: Ann M. Martin (not carrying over to 2022)
  • The Doll People
    1. The Doll People (read in 2020)
Target: Tarryn Fisher
  • The Wives 2/18
  • The Wrong Family 5/4
Target: J.K. Rowling
  • Harry Potter
    1. HP and the Sorcerer's Stone (re-read) 5/13
    2. HP and the Chamber of Secrets (re-read) 7/21
    3. HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban (re-read) 8/1
    4. HP and the Goblet of Fire (re-read) 8/9
    5. HP and the Order of the Phoenix (re-read) 10/13
Target: Carola Dunn
  • Cornish Mystery
    1. Manna From Hades (#1) 6/14
    2. A Colourful Death (#2) 5/22
    3. Valley of the Shadow (#3) 8/13
    4. Buried in the Country (#4) 9/14
Target: Lauren Carr
  • Joshua Thornton series
    1. A Reunion to Die For (#2) (read in 2020)
Target: Janet Evanovich
  • Lizzy & Diesel series (Wicked series)
    1. Wicked Appetite (read in 2020)
    2. Wicked Business (read in 2020)
    3. Wicked Charm (read in 2020)
  • Stephanie Plum series
    1. One for the Money (read in 2020)
    2. Two for the Dough (read in 2020)
  • Fox & Hare
    1. The Shell Game (#.25) 1/18
    2. Pros and Cons (#.5) 6/5
Target: Lisa Jewell
  • Then She Was Gone (read in 2020)
  • The Family Upstairs (read in 2020)
  • I Found You ~ 1/14
  • Invisible Girl ~ 1/17
  • Watching You ~ 1/19
  • One-Hit Wonder ~ 6/12
Target: Nora Roberts (aka. J.D. Robb)
  • Under Currents (read in 2020)
  • Divine Evil (read in 2020)
  • Carnal Innocence (read in 2020)
  • Hideaway (read in 2020)
  • In The Garden
    1. Blue Dahlia ~ 12/18
Target: Simone St. James
  • Lost Among the Living (read in 2020)
  • The Haunting of Maddy Clare (read in 2020)
  • The Broken Girls 9/30
  • The Other Side of Midnight 11/1
Target: James Patterson
  • When the Wind Blows
    1. When the Wind Blows (read in 2020)
Target: S.J. Watson
  • Final Cut 1/26
Target: Eva Gates (aka. Vicki Delany)
  • Lighthouse Library Mystery
    1. By Book or By Crook 5/23
    2. Booked For Trouble 6/12
    3. Reading Up A Storm 7/3
Target: Kenley Davidson (aka. Kacey Linden)
  • Andari Chronicles
    1. Goldheart (#2) 4/28
    2. Piroette (#3) 5/30
Target: Lilian Watts
  • Theatrical Cozy Mystery
    1. A Cue To A Kill 5/5
Target: Joanne Fluke
  • Hannah Swensen 
    1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder 4/24
    2. Strawberry Shortcake Murder 5/25
    3. Blueberry Muffin Murder 9/8
    4. Lemon Meringue Pie Murder 11/18

Target: Liz S. Andrews
  • Harley Henrickson Mystery
    1. The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek (2nd Edition) 6/3
    2. The Ghosts of Notchey Creek 5/31
Target: Fran Stewart
  • ScotShop Mystery
    1. A Wee Murder in My Shop 6/5
    2. A Wee Dose of Death 7/29
    3. A Wee Homicide in the Hotel 10/19
Target: G.K. Chesterton
  • Father Brown Mystery
    1. The Eye of Apollo 6/5
    2. The Sins of Prince Saradine 6/5
    3. The Queer Feet 6/5
    4. The Secret Garden 6/5
    5. The Three Tools of Death 8/31
    6. The Wrong Shape 8/31
    7. The Hammer of God 9/1
    8. The Blue Cross 9/2
    9. The Flying Stars 9/2
    10. The Invisible Man 9/2
    11. The Honour of Israel Gow 9/2
    12. The Sign of the Broken Sword 9/5
Target: Paige Shelton
  • Scottish Bookshop Mystery
    1. The Cracked Spine 6/22
    2. Of Books and Bagpipes 11/27
    3. Lost Books and Old Bones 12/1
Target: Louise R. Innes (aka. Louise Rose-Innes)
  • Daisy Thorne Mystery
    1. Death at a Country Mansion 6/23
Target: Maggie Sefton (aka. Margaret Conlan)
  • Knitting Mystery
    1. Knit One, Kill Two 6/29
Target: Heather Blake (aka. Heather Webber) 
  • Magic Potion Mystery
    1. A Potion to Die For 7/6
    2. One Potion in the Grave 7/7
  • Witchcraft Mystery 
    1. It Takes A Witch 9/18
    2. A Witch Before Dying 9/20
Target: Mary Higgins Clark
  • Daddy's Little Girl 7/13
Target: Lois Duncan
  • I Know What You Did Last Summer 7/27
  • Killing Mr. Griffin 11/5
Target: Ellery Adams
  • Book Retreat
    1. Murder in the Mystery Suite 9/24
    2. Murder in the Paperback Parlor 10/16
    3. Murder in the Secret Garden 10/17
    4. Murder in the Locked Library 10/17
Target: Karin Slaughter
  • Grant County
    1. A Faint Cold Fear (#3) 10/23
  • Will Trent
    1. Undone (#3) 11/8
  • Standalone
    1. Cold Cold Heart 10/24
    2. Necessary Women 10/24
    3. The Blessing of Brokenness 10/24
    4. The Truth About Pretty Girls 10/24
    5. The Unremarkable Heart 10/24
    6. The Mean Time 10/24
Target: Agatha Christie
  • Hercule Poirot
    1. The Mysterious Affair at Styles 11/2
  • Short Story
    1. Jane in Search of a Job
Target: Tina Whittle
  • Tai Randolph Mystery
    1. The Dangerous Edge of Things 11/15
Target: Cutter Woods (not carrying over to 2022)
  • Love and Death in the Sunshine State 11/16

Target: Jonathan Ames (not carrying over to 2022)
  • You Were Never Really Here 11/18
Target: Ellery Queen (a.k.a. Jack Vance)
  • The Four Johns 11/18
Target: Mary Daheim 
  • Emma Lord
    1. The Alpine Xanadu (#24) 11/20
Target: Janet Van Gieson 
  • Neil Hamel Mystery
    1. North of the Border 11/25
Target: Eleanor Updale
  • Montmorency
    1. Montmorency 11/27
Target: Raffi Yessayan
  • Eight in the Box 11/29
Target: P.D. James
  • Sleep No More: Six Murderous Tales 12/4
Target: Qiu Xiaolong
  • Inspector Chen
    1. Death of a Red Heroine 12/13
Target: Patricia Cornwell
  • Kay Scarpetta 
    1. Cruel and Unusual (#4) 12/16
Target: Rabbit Ears
  • Holiday Stories
    1. Vol. 1: Squanto and the First Thanksgiving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 12/18


Challenge completed Dec. 24, 2021   Carried over to 2022
See 2022 list
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Tina. I see some of your authors (Bradley, Riggs) you read in 2020. Since unfinished targets roll over each year, we can add those readings retroactively to your targets. Do you wish to do so? (No need to fill out the forms, just let me know) - Rick

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