2021 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge

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READER BOARD updated TUE JAN 19 2021 @ 8 PM EST convert
sorted by score, then shots. highest stats highlighted in green.
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x6 = TCP + bonus = score More ammo!
Tari Hann
1 4 1.500 0 1.500 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
1 6 1.000 0 1.000
Rick Mills
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United Kingdom
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Avid Series Reader
New Mexico
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Sharon Angle-Boyer
North Carolina
0 1 0.000 0 0.000 blog by Wordpress
0 1 0.000 0 0.000 Blogger Goodreads
Bev Hankins
0 0 Blogger Goodreads
Candy Bowe
0 0 Goodreads
0 0 Goodreads
0 0 Goodreads
0 0 Goodreads
0 0
0 0
0 0
Karen Baroness
0 0 Goodreads blog by Wordpress
Kirsten Porter
0 0 blog by Wordpress
Krista Kirby
0 0 Goodreads
0 0 Goodreads
North Carolina
0 0 Goodreads
0 0 Goodreads
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Simone C
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New Jersey
0 0 PaperBack Swap
Traci L.
0 0 Blogger Goodreads

Key: Moved upSorted by High column stat

Shooting gallery:

alphabetical by gunslinger s
Gunslinger Target *
(links to review)
2 3 4 5 6
Ahcop John Dickson Carr bang!The Nine Wrong Answers bang! Papa La-Bas bang! The Mad Hatter Mystery bang! It Walks by Night bang! The Man Who Could Not Shudder
Dr. Fell#12
Freeman Wills Crofts bang!The Cask          
Elizabeth Daly bang!Unexpected Night
Henry Gamadge #1
bang!Deadly Nightshade
Henry Gamadge #2
Erle Stanley Gardner bang!The Case of the Gilded Lily
Perry Mason #50
Anthony Gilbert bang!Out For the Kill bang!A Question of Murder bang!Prelude to Murder bang! Passenger to Nowhere    
P. M. Hubbard bang! The Dancing Man bang! A Rooted Sorrow bang! A Thirsty Evil      
E. Phillips Oppenheim bang!The Great Impersonation bang! The Golden Beast bang! The Grassleyes Mystery      
Joseph Shearing
(Marjorie Bowen)
bang! Aunt Beardie bang! The Crimes of Laura Sarelle        
Hillary Waugh bang! Sleep Long, My Love bang! Girl on the Run        
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Avid Series Reader L.L. Bartlett bang! Dead in Red
Jeff Resnick #2
Jessica Beck
(Tim Myers)
bang! Sinister Sprinkles
Donut Shop Mystery #3
bang! Evil Eclairs
Donut Shop Mystery #4
Frances Brody
(Frances McNeil)
bang!Dying in the Wool
Kate Shackleton #1
bang!A Medal for Murder
Kate Shackleton #2
Fiona Buckley
(Valerie Anand)
bang! The Doublet Affair bang!Queen's Ransom bang! To Ruin a Queen      
Vanetta Chapman bang! A Perfect Square bang! Material Witness        
Barbara Cleverly bang! The Damascened Blade bang! The Palace Tiger bang! The Bee's Kiss      
Cleo Coyle
(Alice Alfonsi & Marc Cerasini)
bang!The Ghost and the Bogus Bestseller
Haunted Bookshop #6
Ellen Crosby bang!Harvest of Secrets
Wine Country #9
Judy Ann Davis bang! Four White Roses bang! Up on the Roof        
Joan Druett bang! Shark Island bang! Run Afoul bang! Deadly Shoals      
Martin Edwards bang! I Remember You bang! The Dungeon House        
Monica Ferris bang! Thai Die bang! Knitting Bones        
Nicci French
(Nicci Gerrard & Sean French)
bang!Blue Monday
Freida Klein #1
Diana Gabaldon bang! The Scottish Prisoner
Lord John Grey #3
Tess Gerritsen bang!The Shape of Night          
Chris Grabenstein bang!Mad Mouse
John Ceepak #2
Caroline Graham bang! The Killings at Badger's Drift
Inspector Barnaby #1
bang! Death of a Hollow Man
Inspector Barnaby #2
Sarah Graves
(Mary Squibb)
bang!Wreck the Halls
Home Repair is Homicide #5
Iona Grey bang!Letters to the Lost          
Elly Griffiths
(Domenica de Rosa)
bang!Smoke and Mirrors
Stephens & Mephisto #2
bang!The Blood Card
Stephens & Mephisto #3
Martha Grimes bang! The Knowledge
Richard Jury #24
bang!The Old Success
Richard Jury #25
John Harvey bang!Darkness & Light          
Sarah Jio bang!The Violets of March bang!The Bungalow        
Mari Jungstedt bang! Unspoken
Anders Knutas #2
bang! The Inner Circle
Anders Knutas #3
Erin Kelly bang!The Poison Tree          
Karen MacInerney bang!Brush with Death
Gray Whale Inn #5
bang!Death Runs Adrift
Gray Whale Inn #6
Adrian McKinty bang! The Cold Cold Ground          
Kristina McMorris bang! Letters from Home bang! The Edge of Lost        
Christine Mangan bang!Tangerine          
Henning Mankell bang! The Fifth Woman          
Steve Martini bang!Compelling Evidence
Paul Madriani #1
bang!Prime Witness
Paul Madriani #2
bang!Undue Influence
Paul Madriani #3
Peter May bang!Firemaker
China Thrillers #1
Susan Meissner bang!A Bridge Across the Ocean bang! A Sound Among the Trees        
Ann Parker bang! What Gold Buys bang! A Dying Note        
T. Jefferson Parker bang!The Fallen          
Sandra Parshall bang! Broken Places bang! Disturbing the Dead        
Michael Pearce bang! A Dead Man in Trieste
Seymour of Special Branch #1
bang! A Dead Man in Istanbul
Seymour of Special Branch #2
bang! A Dead Man in Athens
Seymour of Special Branch #3
bang! A Dead Man in Tangier
Seymour of Special Branch #4
bang! A Dead Man in Barcelona
Seymour of Special Branch #5
Andrea Penrose bang!Murder at Black Swan Lane
Wrexford & Sloane #1
bang! Sweet Revenge
Lady Arianna Regency Mystery #1
Anne Perry bang!A Christmas Return
Christmas Mysteries #15
bang! A Christmas Revelation
Christmas Mysteries #16
Stefanie Pintoff bang!In the Shadow of Gotham          
Lucinda Riley bang! The Love Letter bang! The Orchid House        
Michael Robotham bang!Lost
Joseph O'Loughlin #2
bang! Shatter
Joseph O'Loughlin #3
Arlene Sachitano bang!The Quilt Before the Storm
Harriet Truman / Loose Threads #5
Lauren Willig bang!Betrayal of the Blood Lily
Pink Carnation #6
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Bev Hankins Claude Izner
(Liliane Korb & Laurence Lefèvre)
bang! Murder on the Eiffel Tower bang! The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise        
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Deanie Agatha Christie bang! And Then There Were None          
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang! Divided in Death          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Donnisha Robert Galbraith
(J. K. Rowling)
bang!The Cuckoo's Calling (Cormoran Strike, #1)          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Fanda Agatha Christie bang! Death in the Clouds          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
JJA Robert Arthur Jr. bang!The Secret of Terror Castle
Three Investigators #1
bang! The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot
Three Investigators #2
bang!The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy
Three Investigators #3
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Jjean David Baldacci bang! The Fallen bang! A Minute to Midnight bang! One Good Deed      
Michael Connelly bang! Fair Warning bang!Night Fire        
Stephen King bang! Bag of Bones bang! The Institute        
James Patterson bang! Killer Instinct bang! Cajun Justice bang! Zoo      
Danielle Steel        
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
OutsmartYourShelf Angela Marsons bang! Lost Girls
DI Kim Stone #3
Linda Castillo bang!Down A Dark Road
Kate Burkholder #9
Patricia Cornwell bang!Postmortem
Kay Scarpetta #1
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang!Imitation In Death          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Rick Mills Agatha Christie bang! Death on the Nile bang! By the Pricking of my Thumbs        
Philip R. Craig bang! Death in Vineyard Waters #2 bang! Vineyard Deceit #3 bang! Death on a Vineyard Beach #7 bang! Vineyard Enigma #13 bang! Murder at a Vineyard Mansion #15  
Erle Stanley Gardner bang! This is Murder bang! The Clue of the Forgotten Murder bang! The Case of the Turning Tide
Gramps Wiggins #1
Martha Grimes bang! The Man with a Load of Mischief
Richard Jury #1
bang! The Old Fox Deceiv'd
Richard Jury #2
Kathleen Moore Knight bang! The Trouble at Turkey Hill bang! Death Came Dancing bang! Bait for Murder bang! Murder/Intrigue for Empire    
Ellery Queen
Frederic Dannay & Manfred Lee
bang! The Dragon's Teeth          
Edgar Wallace bang! Face in the Night          
Carolyn Wells bang! The Clue bang! The Maxwell Mystery bang! Faulkner's Folly bang! Anybody but Anne    
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Sharon Angle-Boyer Thomas Harris bang!Red Dragon          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
sk888888 Barry Eisler bang! A Lonely Resurrection bang! Winner Take All bang! The Last Assassin      
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
SueC Susan Wittig Albert bang! Holly Blues          
Donna Andrews bang! Duck the Halls bang!The Good, the Bad, and the Emus bang! The Nightingale before Christmas      
Lorna Barrett (Lorraine Bartlett) bang! Title Wave          
C. J. Box bang! Long Range bang! Shots Fired: Stories from Joe Pickett Country        
Erle Stanley Gardner bang!The D.A. Calls It Murder
Doug Selby #1
Laurie R. King bang! Justice Hall
Mary Russell #6
bang! The Game
Mary Russell #7
bang! Locked Rooms
Mary Russell #8
Patrick McManus bang!The Blight Way
Sheriff Bo Tully #1
bang! Avalanche
Sheriff Bo Tully #2
bang! The Double-Jack Murders
Sheriff Bo Tully #3
bang! The Huckleberry Murders
Sheriff Bo Tully #4
bang! The Tamarack Murders
Sheriff Bo Tully #5
Circles in the Snow
Sheriff Bo Tully #6
Anne Perry bang!A Christmas Grace          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Tari Hann Avery Aames
(Daryl Wood Gerber)
bang! Lost and Fondue bang! A Sprinkling of Murder        
Ellery Adams bang!The Book of Candlelight bang! Peach Pies and Alibis        
Winnie Archer bang!Kneaded to Death          
Cindy Bell bang!The Sweet Smell of Murder          
Jennie Bentley bang!Fatal Fixer-Upper          
Miranda Bliss bang!Cooking Up Murder          
Catherine Bruns bang!Killer Transaction          
Kate Carlisle bang!This Old Homicide          
Lyndsey Cole bang!BlackBuried Pie bang! Very Buried Cheesecake bang! Gunpowder Chowder bang! RaspBuried Torte bang! PoisonBuried Punch Gunpowder Chowder
Lyndsey Cole bang! RaspBuried Torte          
Kathi Daley bang!Gooseberry Christmas          
Joanna Fluke
(Joanne Fischmann)
bang! Christmas Cupcake Murder bang! Cherry Cheesecake Murder        
Carole Fowkes bang!Plateful of Murder          
Lee Hollis
(Rick Copp & Holly Simason)
bang!Poppy Harmon and the Hung Jury bang! Death of a Blueberry Tart bang! Death of a Chocoholic bang! Death of a Wicked Witch bang! Murder at the PTA  
Tonya Kappes
(Maymee Bell)
bang!Gear, Grills & Guns          
Mary Kruger bang!Death on the Cliff Walk          
Gayle Leeson bang!The Calamity Café          
Target 1 2 3 4 5 6
Traci L. Ellery Adams bang!Murder in the Storybook Cottage          
Winnie Archer bang!Flour in the Attic          
Bree Baker bang!Live and Let Chai          
Rhys Bowen
(Janet Quin-Harkin)
bang! Her Royal Spyness          
Leslie Budewitz bang! Death Al Dente          
Joseph Mark Brewer bang! Tokyo Summer          
Lucy Burdette
(Roberta Isleib)
bang! An Appetite for Murder          
V. M. Burns bang! The Plot is Murder bang! Read Herring Hunt bang! Novel Art of Murder bang! Wed, Read & Dead bang! Bookmarked for Murder  
Lynn Cahoon bang!Who Moved my Goat Cheese          
Kate Carlisle bang!The Grim Reader          
Laurie Cass bang! Lending a Paw          
Vivien Chien bang!Egg Drop Dead          
Laura Childs
(Gerry Schmitt)
bang! Eggs on Ice bang! Mumbo Gumbo Murder bang! Parchment and Old Lace      
Agatha Christie bang!Murder on the Orient Express          
Mary Higgins Clark bang!Kiss the Girls and Make them Cry bang! Every Breath you Take        
Leena Clover bang!Gone With the Wings          
Nancy Coco
(Nancy J. Parra)
bang!All Fudged Up          
Sheila Connolly bang! Buried in a Bog          
Donna Amis Davis bang!Danger at the Dive Shack bang! Disquiet at the Dive Shack bang! Duplicity at the Dive Shack      
Jessica Fletcher bang! Aloha Betrayed bang! The Murder of Twelve A Time for Murder      
Amanda Flower bang! Toxic Toffee bang! Crime and Poetry        
Joanna Fluke
(Joanne Fischmann)
bang! Coconut Layer Cake Murder          
Sarah Fox bang! Wine and Punishment bang! An Ale of Two Cities        
Sally Goldenbaum bang! Death by Cashmere          
J. M. Griffin bang!Left Fur Dead bang!Who's Dead, Doc?        
Sherry Harris bang! Let's Fake a Deal          
Miranda James (Dean James) bang!Bless Her Dead Little Heart          
Jennifer Joy bang! Cabs, Cakes and Corpses bang! Rum Raisin Revenge        
Tonya Kappes bang!Beaches, Bungalows and Burglaries          
Libby Klein bang!Class Reunions are Murder bang!Midnight Snacks are Murder bang!Restaurant Weeks are Murder      
C A Larmer bang!Agatha Christie Book Club          
Ruby Loren bang!The Florist and the funeral          
Jenn McKinlay bang!Buried to the Brim bang! Word to the Wise bang! Hitting the Books bang! Pumpkin Spice Peril bang! One for the Books  
Alyssa Maxwell bang!Murder at the Breakers          
Colleen Mooney bang!Rescued by a Kiss          
Catie Murphy bang!Dead in Dublin          
Sara Paretsky bang! Shell Game          
Meredith Potts bang!Chocolates with a side of murder          
Sara Rosett bang!Death in the English Countryside          
Debra Sennefelder bang! Three Widows and a Corpse          
Paige Shelton bang! To Helvetica and Back          
Joanna Campbell Slan bang! Kiki Lowenstein and the Purple Passion          
Denise Swanson bang!Winner Cake All          
Ruth Ware
(Ruth Warburton)
bang!The Woman in Cabin 10          
Ovidia Yu bang!Aunty Lee's Delights          

Key: pseudonym Target bang! Shot! Notch! New Rolled over from 2020 Almost there! Notch your gun! Endangered

How to:

  1. Advance signup is no longer needed.
  2. Shoot (read) book #1
  3. Submit the form.
  4. Reload,repeat until you have read 6 books. Once you complete 6, you get a notch on your gun.
  5. Please note the Shooting Gallery does not update in real time. Your submission generates an email to The Grand Targetmeister, who will fill in the data.
  6. This is a rolling challenge. How does that work? At the end of the year, incomplete targets carry forward to the following year.


  1. The challenge runs from January 1 - December 24, 2021..
  2. Genres: You get to decide what is a 'mystery'. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, young adult, romances, all are welcome.
  3. Formats: Print books, audio books, radio dramatizations, or e-books may be used.
  4. Each completed target earns you a notch on your gun.
  5. Once you have completed a target, you can target the same author again for additional notches.
  6. You can target different authors simultaneously or consecutively.
  7. Young folks are especially welcome too. Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew readers are naturals!
  8. Pseudonyms count as the same author, for example, if your target is Erle Stanley Gardner, you can count books by A. A. Fair.
  9. 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.
  10. Bloggers are welcome to copy any images from this challenge.
  11. Never enter the secret passageway first.




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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