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message 1: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (last edited May 20, 2017 06:43PM) (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Lots of books in the mystery/ crime/ thriller/ suspense genre are written as a series. Our Winter Challenge might help you catch up on some of the series you have only partly read.

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SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE

So between 1st of June and 31st August:-

0/6

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
OR read a book by an author you have never read before.

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
OR read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
OR read the third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course)

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
OR read a book which was published in April (any year)

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
OR read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
OR read a book which is set in winter.

Remember to list and link your six choices.
All six books must be from our genre of crime/mystery/thriller/ suspense.


Here’s a tip which might help. Say you want to find the fourth book of a series. Go to your GR bookshelf (the “My Books” tab above). In the search field, enter the number 4. This will bring up a list of books that are fourth in a series and tell you whether you have read it yet or not. Be warned, it will also bring up books numbered 14, 24, 34, etc., but it’s an easy way to find a fourth book. Remember you are only looking at the crime/ mystery /thriller/suspense books.


message 3: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (last edited Jun 26, 2017 02:40AM) (new)

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SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE 1/6/17 - 31/8/17

12/12


Lots of books in the mystery/ crime/ thriller/ suspense genre are written as a series. This challenge might help you catch up on some of the series you have only partly read .

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
OR read a book by an author you have never read before.

The Perfect Husband by Chris Taylor 5s (1st in series)
Death at Egg Harbor by Alannah Rogers 2s (author never read before)

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
OR read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)

Dark Past by Catherine Lee 5s (2nd in series)
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs 5s (two word title)

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
OR read the third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course)

Fatal Mistake by Karen M. Davis 4s (3rd in Series)
Resort to Murder by Mary Ellen Hughes 4s (3rd on TBR)

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
OR read a book which was published in April (any year)

NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson 4s (4th in Series)
Life Support by Tess Gerritsen 5s (pub April 2006)

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
OR read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.

Jeopardy in July by Barbara Venkataraman 4s (5th in Series)
Murder, Lies and Chocolate by Sally Berneathy 5s (GR friend gave 5s)

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
OR read a book which is set in winter.

Fur Boys by C.A. Newsome 4s (6th in Series)
Glory in Death by J.D. Robb 5s (set in winter)

The Perfect Husband (Sydney Harbour Hospital #1) by Chris Taylor Death at Egg Harbor (Jamie Burger, #1) by Alannah Rogers Dark Past (A Cooper & Quinn Mystery, #2) by Catherine Lee Two Nights by Kathy Reichs Resort to Murder (Maggie Olenski, #1) by Mary Ellen Hughes Fatal Mistake (Lexie Rogers #3) by Karen M. Davis Life Support by Tess Gerritsen NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson Jeopardy in July (Jamie Quinn Mystery #5) by Barbara Venkataraman Murder, Lies and Chocolate (Death by Chocolate #2) by Sally Berneathy Fur Boys (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries #6) by C.A. Newsome Glory in Death (In Death, #2) by J.D. Robb


message 4: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (last edited Aug 19, 2017 03:48PM) (new)

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12/12

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George 5 stars

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Harum Scarum by Felicity Young 4 stars

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Blacklight Blue by Peter May 4 stars

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Bitter Moon by Alexandra Sokoloff 5 stars

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny 4 stars

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham 4 stars

A Great Deliverance (Inspector Lynley, #1) by Elizabeth George Harum Scarum (Stevie Hooper, #2) by Felicity Young Blacklight Blue (Enzo Files, #3) by Peter May Bitter Moon (The Huntress/FBI Thrillers, #4) by Alexandra Sokoloff The Brutal Telling (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #5) by Louise Penny Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin #6) by Michael Robotham


1, Read a book by an author you have never read before.
She's Not There by P.J. Parrish 4 stars

2. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Dark Heart by James Phelan 4 stars

3. Read the third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course)
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo

4. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee 4 stars

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. (Owl)
Jack & Jill by James Patterson 4 stars

6. Read a book which is set in winter.
Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny 4 stars.


She's Not There by P.J. Parrish Dark Heart (Jed Walker #4) by James Phelan Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee Jack & Jill (Alex Cross, #3) by James Patterson Bury Your Dead (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #6) by Louise Penny


message 5: by Li'l Owl (last edited May 20, 2017 07:26PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Seriously?? Kidding of course! =o)
Question, can we do 6 or 12? It says OR.


message 6: by MaryG2E (last edited Aug 20, 2017 06:43AM) (new)

MaryG2E (goodreadscommaryg2e) Hooray! Finished this quarterly challenge in good time, with some excellent reading.
Progress: 6/6
1.
Read a book written by an author I have never read before:
Goodwood by Holly Throsby (AA) 4.5★s

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series:
Dead Again by Sandi Wallace (AA) 4.5★s

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series:
Camille (Verhoeven #3) by Pierre Lemaitre 3★s

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series:
Dead Line (Liz Carlyle #4) by Stella Rimington 3★s

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars:
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes (Brenda, Michael and other AR friends scored this a 5 star read). 5★s

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series:
Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin #6) by Michael Robotham (AA) 5★s

Goodwood by Holly Throsby Dead Again (Rural Crime Files #2) by Sandi Wallace Camille (Verhœven, #3) by Pierre Lemaitre Dead Line (Liz Carlyle, #4) by Stella Rimington Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham


message 7: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Li'l Owl wrote: "Seriously?? Kidding of course! =o)
Question, can we do 6 or 12? It says OR."


You can do 6 - it's a minimum of 6 Owl :) or 12 as Phrynne and I have done :)


message 8: by Li'l Owl (last edited Aug 26, 2017 06:38PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Seriously Series Winter Challenge
June 1--August 31
12/12

A Street Cat Named Bob: How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streetsby James Bowen ★★★★★
2. 2nd in a series
The Darkest Hour by Katherine Howell AA ★★★★★
3. 3rd in a series
Cold Justice by Katherine Howell AA ★★★★★
4. 4th in a series
Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell AA ★★★★★
5. 5th in a series
Silent Fear by Katherine Howell AA ★★★★★
6. 6th in a Series
Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell AA

A Street Cat Named Bob How One Man and His Cat Found Hope on the Streets by James Bowen The Darkest Hour (Detective Ella Marconi #2) by Katherine Howell Cold Justice (Detective Ella Marconi, #3) by Katherine Howell Violent Exposure (Detective Ella Marconi #4) by Katherine Howell Silent Fear (Detective Ella Marconi, #5) by Katherine Howell Web of Deceit (Detective Ella Marconi #6) by Katherine Howell

1. Author you have Never Read
The Wild Inside by Christine Carbo ★★★★★
2. Two Word Title
The Cryptographer by Alice Wallis-Eton ★★★★
3. Third book on your TBR
Carved in Bone by Jefferson Bass ★★★★★
4. Published in April (any year)
The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison ★★★★★
5. Friend gave five stars
Darkest Place by Jaye Ford AA (Brenda) ★★★★★
6. Set in Winter
Sister by Rosamund Lupton ★★★★★

The Wild Inside (Glacier Mystery #1) by Christine Carbo The Cryptographer (Second Sons, #1) by Alice Wallis-Eton Carved in Bone (Body Farm, #1) by Jefferson Bass The Butterfly Garden (The Collector #1) by Dot Hutchison Darkest Place by Jaye Ford Sister by Rosamund Lupton


message 9: by Li'l Owl (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Brenda wrote: "Li'l Owl wrote: "Seriously?? Kidding of course! =o)
Question, can we do 6 or 12? It says OR."

You can do 6 - it's a minimum of 6 Owl :) or 12 as Phrynne and I have done :)"

Thought so. Thanks mate!
This is great! Well done!


message 10: by Carolyn (last edited Aug 21, 2017 05:14AM) (new)

Carolyn | 1268 comments Another great challenge Brenda and Phrynne!
Here are my selections -I'm going to try and do both choices:
12/12

✔ 1. 1st in series Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic AA 4★
✔ 1. Author new to me The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 4★

✔ 2. 2nd in series The Stolen Girls by Patricia Gibney 4.5★
✔ 2. Two word title Deadly Obsession by Karen M. Davis AA 4★

✔ 3. 3rd in series Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow by Kate Griffin 5★
✔ 3. Third on tbr Suspect by Michael Robotham AA (third thriller in my owned-tbr) 4★

✔ 4. 4th in series Broken Homes by Ben Aaronovitch 4★
✔ 4. Published in April The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison 5★

✔ 5. 5th in series Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews 4★
✔ 5. Book rated 5★ by GR friend The Fourth Monkey by J.D. Barker (Maxine) 5★

✔ 6. 6th in series An Air of Treason by P.F. Chisholm 5★
✔ 6. Set in Winter Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly by Adrian McKinty AA 5★

Resurrection Bay (Caleb Zelic, #1) by Emma Viskic The Stolen Girls (Detective Lottie Parker #2) by Patricia Gibney Kitty Peck and the Daughter of Sorrow by Kate Griffin Broken Homes (Peter Grant, #4) by Ben Aaronovitch Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews An Air of Treason (Sir Robert Carey, #6) by P.F. Chisholm

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware Deadly Obsession (Lexie Rogers, #2) by Karen M. Davis Suspect (Joseph O'Loughlin, #1) by Michael Robotham The Butterfly Garden by Annette Blair The Fourth Monkey (A 4MK Thriller, #1) by J.D. Barker Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly (Detective Sean Duffy #6) by Adrian McKinty


message 11: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Nice guys!


message 12: by Janine (last edited May 31, 2017 05:16PM) (new)

Janine (janineor) | 530 comments I am going to try for all 12

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Beautiful Storm by Barbara Freethy

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Antidote to Murder by Felicity Young(AA)

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
I'm Watching You by Karen Rose

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Nothing To Fear by Karen Rose

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
You Can't Hide by Karen Rose

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
Catch Me by Lisa Gardner

Beautiful Storm (Lightning Strikes, #1) by Barbara Freethy Antidote to Murder (Dr Dody McCleland, #2) by Felicity Young I'm Watching You (Romantic Suspense, #3; Chicago, #2) by Karen Rose Nothing To Fear (Romantic Suspense, #4; Chicago, #3) by Karen Rose You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense, #5; Chicago, #4) by Karen Rose Catch Me (Detective D.D. Warren, #6) by Lisa Gardner

1. Read a book by an author you have never read before
On What Grounds by Cleo Coyle

2.Read a book which has a two word title
The Jump by Martina Cole

3. Read the third book on your TBR
The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler

4. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars
Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett(AA)

6. Read a book which is set in winter
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

On What Grounds (Coffeehouse Mystery, #1) by Cleo Coyle The Jump by Martina Cole The Last Assassin by Barry Eisler The Cuckoo's Calling, Vol. 1 by Robert Galbraith Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett Dark Places by Gillian Flynn


message 13: by Zoey (last edited Aug 28, 2017 10:36PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 138 comments 1. New Author to me - A Shot in the Bark by C.A. Newsome 3.5★
2. 2 Word Title - Sleight Malice by Vicki Tyley 4★
3. 3rd Crime book on TBR - Tiger Paw by Charles A. Cornell 3★
4. Published in April - Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark 3.5★
5. Goodreads friend gave 5 stars - X by Sue Grafton 5★
6. Set in Winter - Fear in the Cotswolds by Rebecca Tope 2★

A Shot in the Bark by C.A. Newsome Sleight Malice by Vicki Tyley Tiger Paw by Charles A. Cornell Just Take My Heart by Mary Higgins Clark Fear in the Cotswolds (Thea Osborne, #7) by Rebecca Tope


message 14: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Lol Will! This could be inconvenient if you find out you don't like her books:)
Mind you I think you probably will!!!


message 15: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Some great lists coming through!


message 16: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Totally:)


message 17: by Michelle_Mck (last edited Jun 02, 2017 11:11PM) (new)

Michelle_Mck | 27 comments SERIOUSLY SERIES CHALLENGE 1/6/17 - 31/8/17

I will try for 12 - but will prob get 6 :-)

Read 1/12

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Now You See Me by Sharon Bolton

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.Birds of a Feather by Jacqueline Winspear

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener by M.C. Beaton

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Dead Line by Stella Rimington

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.Ceremony in Death by J.D. Robb

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
The 6th Target by James Patterson


Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, #1) by S.J. Bolton Birds of a Feather (Maisie Dobbs, #2) by Jacqueline Winspear Agatha Raisin and the Potted Gardener (Agatha Raisin, #3) by M.C. Beaton Dead Line (Liz Carlyle, #4) by Stella Rimington Ceremony in Death (In Death, #5) by J.D. Robb The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, #6) by James Patterson

1. Read a book by an author you have never read beforeThe Hidden Hours by Sara Foster *Aussie Author*

2. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!) The Twisted Knot by J.M. Peace *Aussie Author*

3. Read the third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course) Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

4. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
tbc

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Phyrnne gave this one 5 stars
Blue Monday by Nicci French 4.5★

6. Read a book which is set in winter.

The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster The Twisted Knot (Constable Sammi Willis, #2) by J.M. Peace Life After Life by Kate Atkinson Blue Monday by Nicci French


message 18: by Jane (last edited Aug 16, 2017 02:33AM) (new)

Jane | 113 comments I'm in - was actually quite easy to find books in series - seems like I read a lot of them!

3/12

1. 1st in a series. The Witness by Simon Kernick 4*
2. 2nd in a series. Lost by Michael Robotham 4*
3. 3rd in a series.The Fix by David Baldacci 3*
4. 4th in a series. The Kraken Project by Douglas Preston 4*
5. 5th in a series. Sidetracked by Henning Mankell 4*
6. 6th in a series. Vengeance in Death by J.D. Robb 4*

The Witness (DI Ray Mason #1) by Simon Kernick Lost (Joseph O'Loughlin #2) by Michael Robotham The Fix (Amos Decker #3) by David Baldacci The Kraken Project (Wyman Ford, #4) by Douglas Preston Sidetracked (Kurt Wallander, #5) by Henning Mankell Vengeance in Death (In Death, #6) by J.D. Robb

And the other 6:
1. Read a book by an author you have never read before: The Missing Ones by Patricia Gibney 4*
2. Read a book with a two word title: Without Consent by Kathryn Fox 4*
3. Read the third book on your TBR : The Activist by John Grisham 4*
4. Read a book which was published in April: The Innocent by Harlan Coben 4*
5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Gone for Good by Harlan Coben 4*
6. Read a book which is set in winter: Holiday in Death by J.D. Robb 5*

The Missing Ones (Detective Lottie Parker, #1) by Patricia Gibney Without Consent (Dr. Anya Crichton, #2) by Kathryn Fox The Activist (Theodore Boone, #4) by John Grisham The Innocent by Harlan Coben Gone for Good by Harlan Coben Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb


message 19: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Looks good Jane!


message 20: by Tien (last edited Aug 28, 2017 04:32PM) (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 123 comments I like your set up, Phrynne, I'm copying it :)

COMPLETED as at 08/28

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series.
Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder #1) by Linda Castillo -Read 06/07

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series.
Pray For Silence (Kate Burkholder #2) by Linda Castillo -Read 06/17

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series.
The Golden City (Fourth Realm #3) by John Twelve Hawks -Read 06/28

4. Read a book which is 4th in a series.
Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) by Dan Brown -Read 06/28

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series.
Forbidden Fruit (Corrina Chapman #5) by Kerry Greenwood -Read 08/22

6. Read a book which is 6th in a series.
One of Our Thursdays is Missing (Thursday Next #6) by Jasper Fforde -Read 08/28

Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo Pray For Silence (Kate Burkholder, #2) by Linda Castillo The Golden City (Fourth Realm, #3) by John Twelve Hawks Inferno (Robert Langdon, #4) by Dan Brown Gentlemen Formerly Dressed (Rowland Sinclair, #5) by Sulari Gentill One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde


1. Read a book by an author you have never read before.
Alice Close Your Eyes by Averil Dean -Read 06/12

2. Read a book which has a two word title (and yes -" a", "an" and "the" do count!)
Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indriðason -Read 06/21

3. Read the third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course)
The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan -Read 08/08

4. Read a book which was published in April (any year)
White Horse by Alex Adams -Read 08/04

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars.
Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs #10) by Jacqueline Winspear -Read 06/10

6. Read a book which is set in winter.
Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara #1) by James Thompson -Read 07/18

Alice Close Your Eyes by Averil Dean Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indriðason The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan Leaving Everything Most Loved (Maisie Dobbs, #10) by Jacqueline Winspear Snow Angels (Inspector Kari Vaara, #1) by James Thompson


message 21: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Great work Tien. Don't forget to label your Aussie authors:)


message 22: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 123 comments Phrynne wrote: "Great work Tien. Don't forget to label your Aussie authors:)"

are we doing that here too?


message 23: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Lol! No we are not:) I am supervising this challenge and the Aussie Readers June Challenge at the same time and I forgot where I was!
Too funny:)


message 24: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 123 comments *phew* thought I was losing my mind... as you've seen when I replied on a comment in the wrong thread lol


message 25: by Li'l Owl (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments LOL!


message 26: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
No it's me losing mine I'm afraid:)


message 27: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 1268 comments I labelled my Aussie Authors. Forgot we didn't have to! Brenda has us well trained :)


message 28: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Phrynne wrote: "Lol! No we are not:) I am supervising this challenge and the Aussie Readers June Challenge at the same time and I forgot where I was!
Too funny:)"


Hahaha!!!


message 29: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Carolyn wrote: "I labelled my Aussie Authors. Forgot we didn't have to! Brenda has us well trained :)"

Good to hear ;)


message 30: by Chloe (last edited Aug 03, 2017 04:27PM) (new)

Chloe I'm in for sure!!! Thanks for the tip about finding series numbers!

4/6

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Burnt Paper Sky

2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. The Silkworm READ 2 stars

3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. Sleep Tight

4. Read a book which was published in April (any year) The Couple Next Door READ 4 stars

5. Read a book which a Goodreads friend gave five stars. Never Look Away READ 3 stars

6. Read a book which is set in winter. Still Missing READ 4 stars

Burnt Paper Sky by Gilly Macmillan The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike, #2) by Robert Galbraith Sleep Tight (DCI Tom Douglas, #3) by Rachel Abbott The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena Never Look Away by Linwood Barclay Still Missing by Chevy Stevens


message 31: by Kerri (last edited Aug 10, 2017 07:08PM) (new)

Kerri | 71 comments 12/12

✔1. 1st in a series. The First Prophet
✔ author you have never read before. All Is Not Forgotten

✔2. 2nd in a series.Dead Scared
✔two word title Still Life

✔3. 3rd in a series.Like This, For Ever
✔third book on your TBR Sworn to Silence

✔4. 4th in a series. Liar Liar
✔published in April Just One Look

✔5. 5th in a series. Little Boy Blue
✔ Goodreads friend gave five stars. Justice for Sara

✔6. 6th in a series. The 6th Target
✔set in winter.Mean Streak

The First Prophet (Bishop Files, #1) by Kay Hooper Dead Scared (Lacey Flint, #2) by Sharon Bolton Like This, For Ever (Lacey Flint, #3) by Sharon Bolton Liar Liar (Helen Grace, #4) by M.J. Arlidge Little Boy Blue (Helen Grace, #5) by M.J. Arlidge The 6th Target (Women's Murder Club, #6) by James Patterson
All Is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker Still Life by Joy Fielding Sworn to Silence (Kate Burkholder, #1) by Linda Castillo Just One Look by Harlan Coben Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler Mean Streak by Sandra Brown


message 32: by Mary (last edited May 22, 2017 03:20AM) (new)

Mary (bookworm60) | 33 comments I'm in. I do love looking at other people's choices and raiding their lists! Thanks everyone. I initially thought it a shame I couldn't catch up in series where I have passed book six but it hasn't taken long to be happy to find new series! Thanks Phrynne.

1. 1st in a series OR an author you have never read before. Single Malt Murder by Melinda Mullet (works both ways)

2. 2nd in a series OR a two word title Die Trying by Lee Child (Works both ways)

3. third book on your TBR (only counting the ones that apply to our genre of course) A Shilling for Candles by Josephine Tey

4. 4th in a series Violent Exposure by Katherine Howell

5. 5th in a series. Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by Sulari Gentill

6. set in winter. Hunter's Moon by Dana Stabenow


message 33: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
I agree Mary :) It's great to look over other's choices - except when some of them magically make their way to our TBRs!!


message 34: by Mary (new)

Mary (bookworm60) | 33 comments Brenda wrote: "I agree Mary :) It's great to look over other's choices - except when some of them magically make their way to our TBRs!!"

I think I am just resigned to that Brenda. Nothing is ever going to make my TBR list shrink in any meaningful way. Sometimes I go back through it and wonder why on earth I even put some books on it! But really I can never resist any that are in front of me.


message 35: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Haha! I know what you mean :) I'm forever wondering that!!


message 36: by Li'l Owl (last edited May 22, 2017 12:00PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Mary wrote: "Brenda wrote: "I agree Mary :) It's great to look over other's choices - except when some of them magically make their way to our TBRs!!"

I think I am just resigned to that Brenda. Nothing is ever..."


Yeah! I'm not the only one! The problem is that there are sooo many great books out there but it seems like the majority are part of a series. And If I see a book that sounds good, I immediately look at the reviews to see if friends like it, too. If not pass. Seems logical at first. However, here is the problem. 80% of the time, someone, at least one someone (who will remain anonymous) gave the book at least 4★'s and really liked it ,too! Which IS the whole point of having friends with similar book tastes. And if you have no self control *sigh*
Thanks mates! You are all sooo helpful!!


message 37: by Graham (new)

Graham Wilson | 36 comments Just a question - do we need to nominate before we start like those above or can we just start reading and fill in the books and categories as we go? - if so I am going to try and do with only Aussie writers but I may have to hunt around a bit before I work out my list


message 38: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Yes we like to see your nominations first or at least most of them:) That's why we post the challenge with more than a week to spare before you start - lots of time to plan!
And your choices are not set in concrete. You can change any that you need to as the challenge progresses.


message 39: by Trevor (last edited May 22, 2017 07:50PM) (new)

Trevor | 160 comments I'll give this a go, though not sure how far I'll get as I'm doing another challenge at the same time.

1) Read a book by an author you have never read before - Down for the Count by Martin Holmén
2) 2nd in a series - The Terracotta Dog by Andrea Camilleri
3) 3rd in a series - The Kill by Richard House
4) 4th in a series - Diamonds Are Forever by Ian Fleming
5) Rated 5★ by a goodreads friend (Chad) The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale by Joseph Conrad
6) Set in winter - The Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell


message 40: by Kerri_M (last edited Aug 26, 2017 07:28PM) (new)

Kerri_M | 646 comments Ok, I am in, and going to try to do 12 books. Suspect I will have to change some around in the second set though. Here they are:

1st in a series - Crucifixion Creek by Barry Maitland★★★★
2nd in a series - Ash Island by Barry Maitland★★★
3rd in a series - Body in the Woods by Alison Golden
4th in a series - Flesh House by Stuart MacBride ★★★★
5th in a series - Blind Eye by Stuart MacBride ★★★★
6th in a series - Dark Blood by Stuart MacBride ★★★★

2nd group
1. Unread author - Justice for Sara by Erica Spindler finished 7/6 3.5 ★
2. Two word title - One Kick by Chelsea Cain ★★★★
3. 3rd on TBR list (classics) - The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler ★★★
4. Published in April - Whisky from Small Glasses by Denzil Meyrick★★★★
5. 5 Star friend - The Jump by Doug Johnstone (thanks Owl!)★★★
6. Set in winter - Broken Skin by Stuart MacBride★★★★


Now all I have to do is keep myself busy reading other things till the end of May, so I don't start early on some of these! :)

Good luck everyone.


message 41: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Nice choices Kerri - hope you don't get sick of Stuart MacBride ;)


message 42: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Tishchenko | 11 comments Hi all,
I would like to join your challenge, if I may.
Here is my bid)))
1. One for the Money
2. Whose Body?
3. Where the Dead Lie
4. The Murder of Mary Russell
5. The Black Book
6. A Spoonful of Murder

Thank you


message 43: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Svetlana, great you're joining us - but you need to have #1, first in series; #2, second in series; #3, third in the series etc. Or the OR part of the criteria. Your #1 is correct, your #2 shows it's first in the series which is incorrect, your #3 is 12th in the series.... etc.

Just go back to the first post for the exact criteria, and if you copy that you'll have it right :)


message 44: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3315 comments Mod
Brenda I think she has done an either/ or for her six choices and she is correct with all of them.


message 45: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Oh okay thanks Phrynne :)


message 46: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Tishchenko | 11 comments Sorry, I was rushing yesterday...
I was trying to keep up to either side of the scale (for all six books). However, I failed miserably. Thus, my list is from both sides. I hope it is ok.
Looking forward to more reading suggestions)))


message 47: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
That's okay Svetlana :) I'm afraid I couldn't work them out without your choices listed ;) Doesn't take much to confuse me ;) As long as you enjoy your reading!


message 48: by Lyndall (new)

Lyndall (lewert) | 28 comments Phrynne wrote: "Lots of books in the mystery/ crime/ thriller/ suspense genre are written as a series. Our Winter Challenge might help you catch up on some of the series you have only partly read.

Can I join this challenge


..."



message 49: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 8946 comments Mod
Yes of course Lyndall :) Just follow the guidelines in the first post and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask :)


message 50: by Lyndall (last edited Jun 23, 2017 01:54AM) (new)

Lyndall (lewert) | 28 comments Here are my choices

So between 1st of June and 31st August:-

0/6

1. Read a book which is 1st in a series. Murder in Plain Sight by Marta Perry Finished 10.06.17


2. Read a book which is 2nd in a series. Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett finished 23.06.17 4stars


3. Read a book which is 3rd in a series. The Fix by David Baldacci


4. Read a book which was published in April (any year) One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline

5. Read a book which is 5th in a series. End Game by David Baldacci


6. Read a book which is set in winter. The Kept by James Scott

Remember to list and link your six choices.
All six books must be from our genre of crime/mystery/thriller/ suspense.


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