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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

2013 Mystery/Crime Reading Challenge - FINISHED

(edited) - Today I officially finished this challenge, having signed up for the Lieutenant level of 15 books.  Since the challenge goes until the end of 2013 I will continue to participate and see how far I can rise up the ranks but at the rate I've been going this year I doubt I'll become a Sherlock Holmes.)

1 novel = 100 pgs
5 short stories = 1 novel


5 books= Detective
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes


2. Rally 'Round the Corpse by Hy Conrad
4. The Wisdom of Father Brown by G.K. Chesterton
5. A Question of Identity by Susan Hill
6. Night's Child by Maureen Jennings
7. The Bedlam Detective by Stephen Gallagher
8. More Twisted: Collected Stories 2 by Jeffery Deaver
9. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
10. The Woodshed Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
11. The Nightmare by Lars Kepler
12. Muscle for the Wing by Daniel Woodrell
13. Redemption by Jussi Adler-Olsen
14. The Lighthouse Mystery by Gertrude Chandler Warner
15. The Fire Witness by Lars Kepler
FINISHED - 15 books = Lieutenant

16. Mr. Monk Helps Himself by Hy Conrad
17. A Tap on the Window by Linwood Barclay
18. The Accident by Linwood Barclay
19. The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg
20. Let Him Go by Larry Watson
20 books = Captain

21. Sugar Creek Gang #1: The Swamp Robber by Paul Hutchens
22. Give Us a Kiss by Daniel Woodrell
23. How to Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
24. Joe Victim by Paul Cleave
25. Unseen by Karin Slaughter
25 books = Chief

26. The Tulip Eaters by Antoinette van Heugten
27. Police by Jo Nesbo
28. Close to the Heel by Norah McClintock
29. The Maid's Version by Daniel Woodrell
30. The Cleaner by Paul Cleave
30 + books = Sherlock Holmes

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