The Calendar of Crime Reading Challenge -- hosted by Bev Hankins at her MY READER'S BLOCK blog -- is one of the funnest challenges around, if you're a mystery fanatic like I am. Of course, I always hope I'll be able to read much more than I actually do; and in that, 2020 was no exception. But I did manage to read at least one qualifying book per month, even though I didn't get any reviews posted.
Here's the category check-off sheet, and a list of what I read for each month:
• In the Last Analysis (Kate Fansler #1). Amanda Cross (Category #2: Author's birth month)
• A Fragment of Fear. John Bingham (Category #7: Book title has word starting with "F")
• The Silent Speaker (Nero Wolfe #11). Rex Stout (Category #3: Primary action takes place during this month)
• And Be a Villain (Nero Wolfe #13). Rex Stout (Category #7: Book title has word starting with "A")
• Agatha Raisin and the Murderous Marriage (Agatha Raisin #5). M.C. Beaton (Category #7: Book title has word starting with "M")
• The Haunted Lady (Hilda Adams/"Miss Pinkerton" Mystery). Mary Roberts Rinehart (Category #3: Primary action takes place during this month)
• Where There's a Will (Nero Wolfe #8). Rex Stout (Category #3: Primary action takes place during this month)
• A Death Long Overdue (Lighthouse Library Mystery #7). Eva Gates (Category #9: Summer holiday setting - Nags Head NC)
• The Suicide House. Charlie Donlea (Category #7: Book title has word beginning with "S")
• Still Life (Inspector Gamache #1). Louise Penny (Category #3: Primary action takes place in this month)
• Knot of This World (Quilting Mystery #8). Mary Marks (Category #9: Family relationships play major role)
• Snow (St. John Strafford #1). John Banville (Category #3: Primary action takes place in this month)
Bev has announced the 2021 edition of the challenge, and you can see the rules and find the sign-up form HERE.