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Welcome to the Century Club Dining Room:

Meet the staff:

Membership roster:

Member 1920's 1930's 1940's 1950's 1960's 1970's 1980's 1990's 2000's 2010's Award
1 Bev Hankins
2 Rick Mills
3 Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
in process Ahcop
in process SueC
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Member #1, Bev Hankins
20s The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace, 1922
30s Red Warning by Virgil Markham, 1933
40s The Dead Shall Be Raised by George Bellairs, 1942
50s Stand Up & Die by Frances & Richard Lockridge, 1953
60s The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird. 1969
70s Table D'Hote by Douglas Clark, 1977
80s Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold, 1982
90s River of Darkness by Rennie Airth, 1999
00s The Hellfire Conspiracy by Will Thomas, 2007
10s Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor, 2014

Member #2, Rick Mills
20s The Broadway Murders by Edward Doherty, 1929 
30s Death in the Air by Agatha Christie, 1935
40s Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis, 1942
50s A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie, 1950
60s Kept Women Can't Quit by Erle Stanley Gardner, 1960
70s El Rancho Rio by Mignon Eberhart, 1970
80s Three Days for Emeralds by Mignon Eberhart, 1988
90s The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva, 1995
00s Vineyard Enigma by Philip R. Craig, 2002
10s The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child, 2015

Member #3, Avid Series Reader
20s The Canary Murder Case by S.S. Van Dine, 1927
30s The Attic Murder by S. Fowler Wright, 1936
40s The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis, 1946
50s Death in Berlin by M.M. Kaye, 1955
60s The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald, 1964
70s Death of a Hawker by Janwillem van de Wetering, 1977
80s Lonely Hearts by John Harvey, 1989
90s Witch Hunt by Jack Harvey (Ian Rankin), 1993
00s Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger, 2009
10s Tangerine by Christine Mangan, 2018

Application in process

30s Death by Request by Katherine and Romilly John, 1933
40s Relative to Poison by E.C.R. Lorac, 1947
50s Sleep Long, My Love by Hillary Waugh, 1959
60s ...and presumed dead by Lucille Fletcher, 1963
70s A Rooted Sorrow by P. M. Hubbard, 1973

00s Spanish Dagger by Susan Wittig Albert, 2007
10s Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews, 2013

How to:

  1. No advance signup needed.
  2. Once you have read each book, place it on the Reshelf table for the Librarian to carefully and correctly reshelf, and submit the Century Club Submission to the Membership Secretary.


  1. This is an ongoing challenge, no expiration date.
  2. For our purposes, use the year the book was written, not necessarily the year it was published. If in doubt, just use the earliest date on the book's title page.
  3. Books may be read in any order.
  4. Past reading may be submitted.
  5. Authors can be enjoyed multiple times.
  6. Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, short stories, or e-books may be used. Movies do not count.
  7. Reviews are optional. If you include the URL of your review, a link to it will be provided in the Credentials section above. Otherwise, a link will be provided to generic information about the title.
  8. Once you achieve full membership (all ten decades), you may modestly post the Mystillery Century Club logo on your blog.


  • Bev Hankin's Reading Challenge Addict - big list of challenges Click to go to Reading Challenge Addict

  • a NOTE to PURISTS: The very first year A.D. began as year 1, as there was no year "0" (I know, I was there). Thus, decades technically begin on Jan. 1 XXX1 and end Dec. 31 XXX0. While I concede the validity of this argument, following that protocol would overly complicate the presentation of this challenge; so for our purposes decades begin on Jan. 1 XXX0 and end Dec. 31 XXX9.
    Rick Mills