|2019 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge|
- The 2019 challenge has closed. Please see the 2020 Six Shooter Reading Challenge. The 2019 challenge page will remain online for your reference, any uncompleted targets from 2019 have been carried over to the 2020 challenge (since the purpose of the challenge is to encourage reading them in the first place).
Shooting The Wheel That Turned by Kathleen Moore Knight
In this challenge, the concept of shooting books
is just our way of setting a goal, it does not imply
we do not like the books!
READER BOARD as of TUE DEC 31 2019
sorted by TCP (Target Completion Percentage) *
Gunslinger TCP* Notches Shots More ammo Rick Mills
1.000 11 66 sk888888
1.000 3 18 Lynn
1.000 1 6 Tari Hann
.923 2 13 Stephanie W
.818 3 22 Bev Hankins
.750 4 32 Ahcop
.750 3 24 Avid Series Reader
.000 0 11
* TCP = Target Completion Percentage. This is similar to a batting average in baseball. It is the ratio of notches achieved to the number of shots taken. The formula is (notches/shots taken)*6. Completed targets will improve your TCP. However, shots that do not complete a target will lower your TCP. It's maddening, but that's the incentive to complete your targets. It also leads to the curious effect that you can rise in the Reader Board standings by simply doing nothing while other people read books that do not complete targets! - Marge N. O'Vera, Shooting Gallery Statistician
(links to bio)
(links to review)
Shot 2 Shot 3 Shot 4 Shot 5 Shot 6 Ahcop Francis Beeding
The Norwich Victims The League of Discontent The Black Arrows Death in Four Letters No Fury Take it Crooked Ahcop Victor Bridges Dusky Night The Happy Murderers It Happened in Essex Greensea Island The King Comes Back The Secret of the Creek Ahcop Miles Burton ( Cecil Street ) Mr. Westerby Missing Target carried forward to 2020 Ahcop John Dickson Carr The Nine Wrong Answers Target carried forward to 2020 Ahcop Anthony Gilbert Out For the Kill A Question of Murder Prelude to Murder Target carried forward to 2020 Ahcop Marie Belloc Lowndes And Call It Accident The House by the Sea The Injured Lover The Lonely House The Chianti Flask The Marriage Broker Ahcop Jean Potts Go, Lovely Rose Target carried forward to 2020 Avid Series Reader Philip R. Craig First Light Vineyard Enigma A Vineyard Killing Target carried forward to 2020 Avid Series Reader Charles Finch The Woman in the Water A Death in the Small Hours An Old Betrayal Target carried forward to 2020 Avid Series Reader Marcia Muller The McCone Files The Dangerous Hour The Vanishing Point Target carried forward to 2020 Avid Series Reader Carol O'Connell Find Me Judas Child Target carried forward to 2020 Bev Hankins Agatha Christie The Mysterious Affair at Styles The Secret Adversary Murder on the LInks The Man in the Brown Suit Poirot Investigates The Secret of Chimneys Bev Hankins Agatha Christie 4:50 from Paddington And Then There Were None The Unexpected Guest Target carried forward to 2020 Bev Hankins Frances & Richard Lockridge Killing the Goose Target carried forward to 2020 Bev Hankins Ngaio Marsh Died in the Wool Final Curtain A Wreath for Rivera Opening Night Spinsters in Jeopardy Scales of Justice Bev Hankins Ngaio Marsh Death of a Fool Singing in the Shrouds False Scent Hand in Glove Dead Water Killer Dolphin Bev Hankins Dorothy L. Sayers Clouds of Witness Whose Body? Lord Peter Views the Body Murder Must Advertise Strong Poison The Five Red Herrings Bev Hankins Dorothy L. Sayers Gaudy Night Unnatural Death Thrones, Dominations The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club Target carried forward to 2020 Lynn John Dunning Booked To Die The Bookman's Wake The Bookman's Promise The Sign of the Book The Bookwoman's Last Fling Two O'Clock Eastern Wartime Rick Mills John Dickson Carr (Carter Dickson) The Lost Gallows The White Priory Murders And So To Murder The House at Satan's Elbow The Men Who Explained Miracles The Burning Court Rick Mills Agatha Christie And Then There Were None The Hollow There Is A Tide The A.B.C. Murders Death in the Air A Murder Is Announced Rick Mills Mignon Eberhart Speak No Evil El Rancho Rio The Man Next Door Five Passengers from Lisbon Three Days for Emeralds Fair Warning Rick Mills A. A. Fair
(Erle Stanley Gardner)
Give Em the Ax Kept Women Can't Quit Case of the Negligent Nymph Bedrooms Have Windows Bachelors Get Lonely Bats Fly at Dusk Rick Mills Rufus King Murder By The Clock Museum Piece No. 13 Murder in the Willett Family The Steps to Murder The Case of the Dowager's Etchings Holiday Homicide Rick Mills Kathleen Moore Knight Footbridge to Death The Tainted Token Stream Sinister The Wheel That Turned Birds of Ill Omen Death Blew Out The Match Rick Mills Ellery Queen The Perfect Crime The Origin of Evil The House of Brass The Roman Hat Mystery The Finishing Stroke Face to Face Rick Mills Mary Roberts Rinehart The Window at the White Cat Episode of the Wandering Knife The Secret Miss Pinkerton The Bat The Case of Jennie Brice Rick Mills Rex Stout And Be a Villain Where There's a Will Might As Well Be Dead Too Many Clients Trouble in Triplicate Before Midnight Rick Mills Carolyn Wells Deep Lake Mystery The Come Back In The Onyx Lobby Vicky Van Feathers Left Around Face Cards Rick Mills Valentine Williams The Fox Prowls Clubfoot the Avenger The Eye in Attendance The Clue of the Rising Moon The Mysterious Miss Morrisot The Portcullis Room sk888888 Owen Laukkanen The Professionals Criminal Enterprise Kill Fee The Stolen Ones The Watcher In The Wall The Forgotten Girls sk888888 Paul Levine Night Vision Mortal Sin Riptide Fool Me Twice Flesh & Bones Lassiter sk888888 Ed McBain The Con Man Killer's Choice Lady Killer 'Til Death Lady, Lady, I Did It! Ax Stephanie W. J. D. Robb
Naked in Death Immortal in Death Rapture in Death Vengeance in Death Holiday In Death Conspiracy in Death Stephanie W. J. D. Robb
Loyalty In Death Judgment In Death Betrayal In Death Midnight In Death Interlude In Death Seduction In Death Stephanie W. J. D. Robb
Reunion In Death Portrait In Death Imitation In Death Purity In Death Remember When Divided In Death Stephanie W. J. D. Robb
Visions In Death Survivor In Death Origin In Death Memory In Death Target carried forward to 2020 Tari Hann Tonya Kappes
aka Maymee Bell
Batter Off Dead A Charming Cure Decaffeinated Scandal Forests, Fishing and Forgery Fixin' to Die A Killer Latte Tari Hann Tonya Kappes
aka Maymee Bell
Stamped Out Target carried forward to 2020 Tari Hann Ellery Adams The Whispered Word A Killer Plot Pies and Prejudice Murder in the Paperback Parlor Murder in the Secret Garden Murder in the Locked Library
Key: Target Shot! Updated One shot to go! Notch your gun!
- Shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author). You get one notch on your gun (and a prize) for each target completed.
- No advance signup needed.
- Safety glasses and hearing protection are required.
- Shoot (read) book #1
- Submit the form.
- You will get a line placed in the Shooting Gallery upon your first shot.
- Lather, Rinse, Repeat until you have read 6 books. Once you complete 6, you get a notch on your gun, and a prize.
- Please note the Shooting Gallery does not update in real time. This is a surprisingly low-tech operation. Your submission generates an email to The Grand Targetmeister, who will fill in the data.
- The 2019 challenge is closed.
- You get to define what is a "mystery".
- Print books, audio books, or e-books may be used.
- Each completed targets earns you a notch on your gun.
- Once you have completed a target, you can target the same author again for additional notches.
- You can target different authors simultaneously or consecutively.
- Young folks are especially welcome too. Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew readers are naturals!
- Pseudonyms count as the same author, for example, if your target is Erle Stanley Gardner, you can count books by A. A. Fair.
- You do not need to write reviews, but you are welcome to. If you supply a link to your blog or Goodreads review, I will link to it.
- Bloggers are welcome to copy the target image from the header for your blog.
- Cross-entries from other challenges are encouraged.
- Never enter the secret passageway first.
- Each completed line in the Shooting Gallery gives you a notch on your gun and a prize. See the prize list for details.
- Suppose we are unable to complete a target for an author by December? At the end of the challenge (December 2019), the challenge will roll over for 2020. Completed targets will be removed. (The 2019 challenge page will remain online for your reference). Any uncompleted targets will be carried over to the 2020 challenge (since the purpose of the challenge is to encourage reading them in the first place). So you should feel free to open up new targets, even late in the year.
- Questions? Email me at email@example.com. Thank you for participating!
- 2019 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge
- 2020 Medical Examiner's Mystery Reading Challenge
- 2020 Six Shooter Reading Challenge
- 2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Reading Challenge
- Bev Hankin's Reading Challenge Addict - big list of challenges
This is a virtual shooting gallery. No actual books were harmed in the creation of this challenge. Do not read books for this challenge while operating a motor vehicle, watercraft, aircraft, locomotive, or lawnmower. All models are over 18 years of age. Do not use while sleeping. Any reproduction, retransmission or rebroadcast without the express, written consent of Major League Baseball is strictly prohibited.
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