Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

2015 Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge
2015 Cloak & Dagger Reading Challenge

I’ve fallen in love with mysteries again in the last few months. I used to read lots of mysteries so I’m really enjoying getting back into mysteries again. When I saw this reading challenge I decided to participate.

I’m going to try to read at least 20 books–Inspector Ian Rutledge level.


Mysteries read

1. In a Dark House by Deborah Crombie (reviewed Jan 26)

2. Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal (reviewed Feb 14)

3. Water Like a Stone by Deborah Crombie (reviewed Feb 21)

4. A Test of Wills by Charles Todd (reviewed Feb 26)

5. A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch (reviewed Mar 5)

6. Winter at the Door by Sarah Graves (reviewed Mar 12)

7. Darkwalker by E. L. Tettensor (reviewed Mar 27)

8. Where Memories Lie by Deborah Crombie (reviewed Apr 10)

9. Geared for the Grave by Duffy Brown (reviewed Apr 15)

10. A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny (reviewed May 29)

11. Still Life by Louise Penny (reviewed June 11)

12. Raven Black by Ann Cleeves (reviewed June 17)

13. Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie (reviewed June 26)

14. Lock In by John Scalzi (reviewed July 9)

15. No Mark Upon Her by Deborah Crombie (reviewed July 10)

16. The Deep End by Julie Mulhern (reviewed July 23)

17. A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny (reviewed July 25)

18. Disturbed Earth by E.E. Richardson (reviewed August 8)

19. The Cruelest Month by Louise Penny (reviewed August 14)

20. Tea with the Black Dragon by R.A. MacAvoy (reviewed August 19)

21. A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn (reviewed August 30)

22. A Murder of Mages by Marshall Ryan Maresca (reviewed September 4)

23. Named of the Dragon by Susanna Kearsley (reviewed October 6)

24. Death & the Redheaded Woman by Loretta Ross (reviewed October 10)

25. Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern (reviewed October 13)

26. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (reviewed October 21)

27. The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton (reviewed October 31)

28. Mistletoe Murder by Leslie Meier (reviewed November 12)

29. Christmas is Murder by C.S. Challinor (reviewed November 18)

30. “Santa 365” by Spencer Quinn (reviewed November 23)

31. Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd (reviewed December 10)

32. Not a Creature was Stirring by Jane Haddam (reviewed December 12)

33. A Man of Some Repute by Elizabeth Edmondson

34. Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce & Jim Levine

35. Death in a Red Canvas Chair by N.A. Granger


This reading challenge is hosted by Amy @ A Bookish Girl. Check out her blog for more information.


Here are the rules:

1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2015 and ends  December 31, 2015.

2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime/thriller.
3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far. There will be two link-ups on each reading challenge post, one is a text link-up for those of you who are participating without a blog/through Goodreads/or through another way and then a thumbnail link-up for those of you that are participating from a blog.
5.) There will be a book giveaway each month and for initially signing up.
As an incentive each month’s link-up post (including this sign-up link-up post) will be followed by another link-up post that will be a giveaway of a mystery/crime/thriller from my own bookshelf, just a note that these are used books but I would never give away something not up to par so even though it is used it is still in good condition.
The post for the giveaway and reading challenges are separate you will be able to see which book I am giving away and then you get to decide whether you want to enter for the giveaway or not, you do have to sign-up to enter the sign-up giveaway and then for the monthly giveaway you will have had to link-up a read for that month.
If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:
5 books= Inspector Lestrade
10 books = Amelia Peabody
15 books = Flavia de Luce
20 books = Inspector Ian Rutledge
25 books = Detective Simon Ziele
30 books= Miss Marple
35 books= Hercule Poirot
40+ books= Sherlock Holmes
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