Sunday, December 29, 2019

Reading Challenge Wrap-Up: 2019 Cloak and Dagger Challenge

Well, the New Year is right around the corner, and I really don't think I'll be doing much more reading before January arrives. So it's time to start wrapping up some of the reading challenges I signed up for in 2019. First up --

Hosted by: Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! and Barb @ Booker T's Farm
Dates: January 1 - December 31, 2019

For the 2019 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge I signed up for 16-25 books ("Detective" level), and though I was trying for 25, I only managed to read 16. Which means I did barely make it to Detective. Technically though, I really didn't complete the challenge because I only reviewed two of the books I read. Here's the list:
  1. The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin #1). M.C. Beaton (1992; cozy mystery) 
  2. The Janus Stone (Ruth Galloway #2). Elly Griffiths (2010; mystery / cold case, forensics) 
  3. Murder Theory (The Naturalist #3). Andrew Mayne (2019; thriller) 
  4. The Stranger Diaries. Elly Griffiths (2018/2019; psychological suspense) 
  5. Run Away. Harlan Coben (2019; thriller)
  6. The Appleton Case (Markham Sisters #1). Diana Xarissa (2015; cozy mystery)
  7. The Vicious Vet (Agatha Raisin #2). M.C. Beaton (1993; cozy mystery)
  8. Little Darlings. Melanie Golding (2019; thriller) 
  9. The Lady in the Lake. Laura Lippman (2019; historical mystery)
  10. The Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin #3). M.C. Beaton (1994; cozy mystery)
  11. The Man in the White Linen Suit (Stewart Hoag #11). David Handler (2019; mystery)
  12. Fake Like Me. Barbara Bourland (2019; mystery)
  13. The Shape of Night. Tess Gerritsen (2019; romantic suspense)
  14. We Were Killers Once (Brigid Quinn #4). Becky Masterman (2019; thriller) 
  15. Sorry for the Dead (Josephine Tey #8). Nicola Upson (2019; historical mystery)
  16. The Walkers of Dembley (Agatha Raisin #4). M.C. Beaton (1995; cozy mystery)
But even though I had mixed results, this was still one of my favorite challenges. Thanks so much to the hosts for organizing and keeping the challenge going all year.


  1. Are you enjoying the Agatha Raisin mysteries? I have read several and much prefer the books to the television programs.

    1. I've read four of the books now and loved every one of them. Haven't seen the TV series, but the actress playing the lead really doesn't match my mental picture of Agatha, so I'm sort of avoiding the shows.


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