The home for all your mysterious reading activities. Pull up a chair and turn on the reading lamp. Rick Mills

Welcome to The Mystillery's reading challenges!

The Mystillery is hosting these quirky mystery reading challenges for 2021 and 2022! Please join in! Use the buttons at the top of this page, or click the OPEN signs in the chart below. The CLOSED signs linked to the earlier archived challenges.

Challenge Description 2019 2020 2021 2022
Medical Examiner You are the Medical Examiner, and your goal is to document the cause of death on as many unfortunate victims as you can by reading murder mysteries. Annual challenge. Closed Closed open
Closes Dec 24 2021
Opens Jan 1 2022
Six Shooter Shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author). Annual challenge, but unfinished targets roll over to the following year so you do not lose any partial progress. Closed Closed open
Closes Dec 24 2021
Opens Jan 1 2022
Murder Mystery Bingo This challenge has been replaced by the Beachcomber challenge, and is no longer offered.   Closed    
Beachcomber Scavenger hunt. Fill four beach bags (Detectives, Victims, Crime Scenes, and Weapons) by finding all the items on each list. Honor system: Author/Titles need not be submitted. Annual challenge.     Open
Closes Dec 24 2021
Opens Jan 1 2022
Century Club Expand your horizons. Read one mystery from each of the ten previous decades, comprising 1920-2020. Ongoing challenge. Open Continues in 2022
Abra Cadavers This is a baseball game for participants in any of the challenges. Seasonal, runs April-September, concurrent with MLB baseball season.   Closed Closed Opens April 1 2022
Ten Pins This is a bowling game for participants in any of the challenges. Seasonal, runs October-March.     Open Continues in 2022

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I don't think it's healthy for a man to be always brooding over crime and detective stories. Reading up on all sorts of cases. It puts ideas into his head. - Inspector Japp in Agatha Christie's Death in the Air
Rick Mills • email: rickmills9@gmail.com • @rickmills9 • Last updated on DEC 1 2021