Saturday, 4 January 2020

The Calendar of Crime wrap-up post


Time for another challenge wrap-up post, this time it's Bev's Calendar of Crime, 2019.

This is the chart participants had to work from:


Altogether I read 29 books for the challenge and these are they:

January

#8. Month related item on cover:
A Christmas Secret - Anne Perry


February

#2. Author's birth month:
The Risk of Darkness - Susan Hill

#7. Book has title starting with 'F':
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late -Harry Kemelman


March

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
The Cornish Coast Murder - John Bude

#7. Book title starts with 'M'
(The) Man in the Brown Suit - Agatha Christie

#9. Money, fortune, inheritance plays a major role:
Unnatural Death - Dorothy L. Sayers


April

#2. Author's birth month:
Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear

#6. Original Publication Month:
The Body in the Ice - A.J. Mackenzie

#7. Title begins with 'A':
Aoife's Chariot - Katherine Pathak

#8. Month realted item on cover:
Fire in the Thatch - E.C.R. Lorac


May

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
The Body on the Doorstep - A.J. Mackenzie

#9. Military figure or mother has major role:
Maisie Dobbs - Jacqueline Winspear


June

#6. Original publication month:
Desert Noir - Betty Webb


July

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
Death in Captivity - Michael Gilbert

#9. Book takes place in USA or Canada:
The Beautiful Mystery - Louise Penny


August

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
The Dark Angel - Elly Griffiths

#6. Original publication month:
The Devil's Cave - Martin Walker

#7. Title begins with 'A':
As the Crow Flies - Damien Boyd


September

#2. Author's birth month:
Miss Marple's Final Case - Agatha Christie

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
Pardonable Lies - Jacqueline Winspear

#8. Month related item on cover:
An Incomplete Revenge - Jacqueline Winspear


October

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
The Hog's Back Mystery - Freeman Wills Croft


November

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
Head in the Sand - Damien Boyd

#9. Family relationships play major role:
Sir John Magill's Last Journey - Freeman Wills Crofts


December

#2. Author's birth month:
City of the Lost - Kelly Armstrong

#3. Primary action takes place this month:
Among the Mad - Jacqueline Winspear

#7. Book title starts with 'D':
Dancer at the Gai-Moulin - Georges Simenon

#8. Month related item on cover:
The Mistletoe Murders and other stories - P.D. James

#9. House party/Family gathering important:
Weekend at Thrackley - Alan Melville


So those were my 29 books. It seems I majored on several authors such as Jacqueline Winspear, Damien Boyd, A.J. Mackenzie and vintage crime yarns from the British Library, along with a few 'new to me' authors such as Katherine Pathak, Harry Kemelman and Betty Webb. It was all great fun and many thanks to Bev for hosting such a fun challenge.

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7 comments:

DesLily said...

Wow. I don't know how you do it!

Cath said...

Nor do I, Pat! LOL

Sam Sattler said...

I haven't seen a challenge quite like that one before, Cath. It's a little like a 12-month-long game of Bingo, isn't it? Looks like fun.

TracyK said...

I was actually thinking of doing this challenge in 2020. But I still have a few to sign up for so... I don't know. Anyway it does look like fun.

Nan said...

It really sounds delightful!

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

Excellent - you are so much more organised than me in the way that you've listed the categories and books you've read. I'll try to do that this year too :) Are you doing it again this year?

Cath said...

Sam: Yes, it was a bit like playing Bingo all year. A lot of fun because it was a nice open challenge in that any crime book qualified.

Tracy: It's a fun one but quite time consuming. Nice and easy though.

Nan: It was indeed delightful and you could read what suited you which was nice.

Margaret: What I would've liked to do is link to my review of each book but I balked at the idea of finding all 29 and then doing the link and so on. Should've started at the beginning of the year with a wrap-up 'draft' post and updated it once a month or something. Never mind. No, I'm not doing this one again this year because of the amount of reviews required. Promised myself I would keep to just a couple of challenges this year and am determined to stick to it.