Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge

Hosted by Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

I participated in this challenge a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it since I love reading mysteries. I like that this challenge allows any type of mystery.

My Goal: Read 26-35 books – Inspector

Mysteries read and linked to blog when reviewed:

  1. The Furthest Station by Ben Aaronovitch (reviewed April 19)
  2. A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn
  3. Evan Help Us by Rhys Bowen
  4. A Matter of Loyalty by Anselm Audley & Elizabeth Edmondson (reviewed February 23)
  5. Promise Not to Tell by Jayne Ann Krentz (reviewed March 19)
  6. White Nights by Ann Cleeves
  7. Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (reviewed March 16)
  8. Rivers of London: Body Work by Ben Aaronovitch & Andrew Cartmel (reviewed April 19)
  9. A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny
  10. Too Late to Die by Bill Crider
  11. The Woman in Blue by Elly Griffith
  12. Shotgun Saturday Night by Bill Crider
  13. A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee
  14. Red Bones by Ann Cleeves
  15. This Fallen Prey by Kelley Armstrong
  16. Blue Lightning by Ann Cleeves
  17. The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey
  18. Dry Bones by Peter May
  19. The Darkest Thread by Jen Blood
  20. Inside the Echo by Jen Blood
  21. Song of the Lion by Anne Hillerman
  22. Under a Silent Moon by Elizabeth Haynes
  23. Dead Water by Anne Cleaves
  24. Silent City by Carrie Smith
  25. The Sinister Pig by Tony Hillerman
  26. Coyote Waits by Tony Hillerman
  27. Modern Crimes by Chris Nickson
  28. The Crow Trap by Ann Cleeves
  29. Sacred Clowns by Tony Hillerman
  30. Blood Hollow by William Kent Kreuger
  31. Gun Shy by Donna Ball
  32. Not a Sound by Heather Gudenkauf
  33. Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany
  34. Black Velvet by Steven Henry
  35. Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern
  36. Trouble in Nuala by Harriet Steel
  37. The Fallen Man by Tony Hillerman
  38. The Automatic Detective by A. Lee Martinez
  39. A Borrowing of Bones by Paula Munier
  40. Head On by John Scalzi
  41. Omens by Kelley Armstrong
  42. What the Dog Ate by Jackie Bouchard
  43. Bitter Rain by Shannon Baker
  44. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  45. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie
  46. The Dark Side of the Road by Simon R. Green
  47. Dangling by a Thread by Lea Wait
  48. Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullett
  49. Tightening the Threads by Lea Wait
  50. Proof by Dick Francis
  51. The Clincher by Lisa Preston
  52. Thread the Halls by Lea Wait


Challenge Rules:

  • You can read any book that is from the mystery/suspense/thriller/crime genres. Any sub-genres are welcome as long as they incorporate one of these genres.
  • You don’t need a blog to participate but you do need a place to post your reviews to link up. (blog, goodreads, booklikes, shelfari, etc.)
  • Make a goal post and link it back here with your goal for this challenge.
  • Books need to be novellas or novels, please no short stories. (At least 100 pages +)
  • Crossovers into other challenges  are fine.
  • The Challenge will  be from Jan. 1st to Dec. 31st. (Sign up ends April 15th)

There will be a monthly link up so that others can check out your progress and look at your reviews. At the halfway mark and at the end we will have a giveaway for those participating.

If you tweet about your progress or reviews please use the hashtag #CloakDaggerChal so others can see it.


5-15 books – Amateur sleuth

16-25 books – Detective

26-35 books – Inspector

36 – 55 – Special agent

56+ books – Sherlock Holmes


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