So for the 2013 Mystery Crime Challenge hosted by The Crafty Book Nerd I have compiled the following list of novels I will attempt to read so that I may be honored and dubbed Sergeant of Mysteries by Ms. Crafty Book Nerd: (subject to change because I'm a woman and I can & will change my mind)
1. Notorious Nineteen: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
Kindle - $13.99
2. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
Kindle - $7.99
3. A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes #1) by Sir Author Conan Doyle
Kindle - $.99
4. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Kindle - $6.99
5. Inferno - A Robert Langdon Novel by Dan Brown
Kindle - $14.99 (release date 5/14/13)
6. 10th Anniversary (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Kindle - $7.59
7. 11th Hour (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Kindle - $11.99
8. 12th of Never (Women's Murder Club) by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
Kindle - $12.74 (release date 4/29/13) - can you tell I'm behind in this series?!
9. The Beekeeper's Apprentice (A Mary Russell Novel) by Laure R. King
Kindle - $9.99
10. Wine of Violence (A Medieval Mystery) by Priscilla Royal
Kindle - $2.99
I'm excited about participating in this challenge. I can read a lot of fluff throughout the year and I enjoy it immensely but I've always wanted to read a James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Miss Marple novel and this year I'm going to!
I'm a huge fan of Bond movies so this will be a major first for me. Normally, I read the novels, then see the movies!
I'll keep you updated on my progress and which book I'm about to tackle. I do have other challenges to contend with so I won't be reading them in the order I have posted and they will be scattered throughout the year (psst...the last book on this list is going to double for another challenge, because I'm sneaky and I have stealth like Bond moves......well maybe just in the book nerd world not the espionage world).
SMERSH. So that was the answer – the worst answer of all. And this was their chief killer. Bond remembered the red glare that flickered in the opaque eyes. A killer. A psychopath – manic depressive probably. A man who really enjoyed it. What a useful man for SMERSH to have found!
Ian Fleming (From Russia with Love)