Monday, November 06, 2017

2018: Mysteries, all ages:

Mysteries, all ages:
Mysteries = new is anything published after 1988; goal is 36 (18 new; 18 old)

1. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. Kelly Jones. 2017. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
2. Murder Past Due. Miranda James. 2010. 294 pages. [Source: Borrowed]
3. The Man in the Queue (Inspector Alan Grant #1) Josephine Tey. 1929. 255 pages. [Source: Bought]


4. Mary Barton. Elizabeth Gaskell. 1848. 437 pages. [Source: Bought]
5. The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951/1995. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]
6. The Case of the Missing Monkey. (High Rise Private Eyes #1) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2000. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
7. Case of the Desperate Duck (High-Rise Private Eyes #8) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by Brian Karas. 2005. 48 pages. [Source: Library]

8. Uneasy Terms. (Slim Callaghan #7) Peter Cheyney. 1947. 240 pages. [Source: Bought]
9. The Case of the Climbing Cat. (The High-Rise Private Eyes #2). Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2000. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
10. The Case of the Puzzling Possum (High Rise Private Eyes #3) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2001. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
11. The Case of the Sleepy Sloth. (The High Rise Private Eyes #5) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2002. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
12. The Case of the Fidgety Fox ( The High Rise Private Eyes #6). Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2003. 56 pages. [Source: Library]
13. The Case of the Baffled Bear. (The High Rise Private Eyes #7) Cynthia Rylant. G. Brian Karas. 2004. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
14.  Crime and Punishment. Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Translated by David McDuff. 1866/2002. 671 pages. [Source: Library]
15. The Case of the Troublesome Turtle. (High Rise Private Eyes #4) Cynthia Rylant. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. 2001. 47 pages. [Source: Library]

16. A Wreath for Rivera (Roderick Alleyn #15) Ngaio Marsh. 1949. 336 pages. [Source: Bought]
17. The Composer is Dead. Lemony Snicket. Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Music by Nathaniel Stookey. 2009. HarperCollins. 36 pages. [Source: Review copy]
18. Thirteen at Dinner. Agatha Christie. 1933. 228 pages. [Source: Bought]

19. The Traitor's Game. Jennifer A. Nielsen. 2018. Scholastic. 388 pages. [Source: Library]
20. Vintage Murder. Ngaio Marsh. 1937. 256 pages. [Source: Bought]

21. More Than Meets the Eye. Karen Witemeyer. 2018. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]
22. Herland. Charlotte Perkins Gilman. 1915/1979. 147 pages. [Source: Bought]
23. A Question of Time. Dina Anastasio. 1978. 90 pages. [Source: Bought]
24. Singing in the Shrouds. Ngaio Marsh. 1958. 240 pages. [Source: Bought]

25. This Present Darkness. Frank E. Peretti. 1986. Crossway. 376 pages. [Source: Bought]
26. Pretties. (Uglies #2) Scott Westerfeld. 2005. Simon & Schuster. 370 pages. [Source: Library]
27. Piercing the Darkness. Frank E. Peretti. 1989. Crossway. 448 pages. [Source: Bought]
28. The Hazel Wood. Melissa Albert. 2018. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
29. The Boomerang Clue. Agatha Christie. 1934. 224 pages. [Source: Bought]

30. Al Capone Does My Homework (Al Capone at Alcatraz #3) Gennifer Choldenko. 2013. 212 pages. [Source: Library]
31. The Grave's A Fine and Private Place. Flavia de Luce #9. Alan Bradley. 2018. 365 pages. [Source: Library]

32. The Monogram Murders. (New Hercule Poirot Mystery #1) Sophie Hannah. 2014. 325 pages. [Source: Library]
33. A Heart in a Body in the World. Deb Caletti. 2018. 368 pages. [Source: Library]


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