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message 1: by Kristina Simon (last edited Oct 16, 2019 12:39PM) (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) Read 2/12

Old School (pre-1900)
1. Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)
2. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (1859)
✔ 3. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle (1887) ~ ★★★★ Read: 3/27/19

New School (1900-1999)
✔ 1. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908) ~ ★★★ Read: 9/6/19
✔ 2. Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (1923) ~ ★★★ Read: 5/17/19
3. Fer-de-Lance by Rex Stout (1934)

Wild Cards
1. Crooked House by Agatha Christie (1949)
✔ 2. The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (1959) ~ ★★★ Read: 10/14/19
3. Cover Her Face by P.D. James (1962)
4. Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald (1964)
5. The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman (1970)
6. Time and Again by Jack Finney (1970)

1. A Morbid Taste for Bones by Ellis Peters (1977)
2. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley (1990)

message 2: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) I'm working my way through some classic mystery series and other crime fiction that defines the genre. Looking forward to it!

message 3: by Pink (new)

Pink | 6556 comments I have Whose Body? on my women’s challenge list for next year. I don’t read much classic mystery, but I enjoy it when I do. Good luck with your challenge.

message 4: by Petra (new)

Petra That's a great goal. I see you've added some Brother Cadfael. That's a good series.

message 5: by Terris (new)

Terris | 2440 comments I'm also looking forward to Time and Again, which has been on my list for a long time! I hope we both like it :)

message 6: by Bob, Short Story Classics (new)

Bob | 4913 comments Mod
Nice list, The Woman in White and The Haunting of Hill House, for me, were 5 star reads. I hope you enjoy them and the rest of your list.

message 7: by Kristina Simon (new)

Kristina Simon (kristinasimon) Thanks, everyone! I didn't do so well on my Classics Bingo game last year. Hit a book I REALLY didn't like and never got back into it. So, I'm hoping the focus on my favorite genre might help! ;-)

message 8: by Renee (new)

Renee | 864 comments Great list! Some I've read, and some are on my TBR waiting to be read. I loved The Woman in White, and Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle are always a good read! I hope you enjoy them. It looks like a really fun challenge :)

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