2019 Six Shooter Mystery Reading Challenge

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News:

Goal:

How to:

  1. No advance signup needed.
  2. Safety glasses and hearing protection are required.
  3. Shoot (read) book #1
  4. Submit the form. You will get a line in the Shooting Gallery upon your first shot.
  5. Lather, Rinse, Repeat until you have read 6 books.
  6. 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 scratch his head, drink some beer, and fill in the data. He tries to do this once a day.

Rules:

  1. The challenge is open for business! Challenge runs Jan 1 - Dec 31 2019. Plenty of time to jump in!
  2. You get to define what is a "mystery".
  3. Print books, audio books, or e-books may be used.
  4. Once you have completed a target, you can target the same author again for additional reads.
  5. You can target different authors simultaneously or consecutively.
  6. Young folks are especially welcome too. Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew readers are naturals!
  7. Pseudonyms count as the same author, for example, if you are reading Erle Stanley Gardner, you can count books by A. A. Fair.
  8. 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. If you do not blog, you can just type your review in the box on the form.
  9. Bloggers are welcome to copy the target image from the header for your blog.
  10. Cross-entries from other challenges are encouraged.
  11. Never enter the secret passageway first.

Prizes!

Shooting gallery:

The Shooting Gallery was last swept up of spent bullets on WED MAR 20 @ 3PM EST
Book titles link to reviews, if provided.
We currently have 7 shooters in the gallery. Plenty of room remaining! Grab a gun and have at it!

Shooter Target (links to bio) Shot 1 (links to review) Shot 2 Shot 3 Shot 4 Shot 5 Shot 6
Ahcop
India
Francis Beeding
(John Palmer)
bang!The Norwich Victims bang!The League of Discontent        
Ahcop
India
Anthony Gilbert bang!Out For the Kill bang!A Question of Murder        
Ahcop
India
Victor Bridges bang!Dusky Night bang!The Happy Murderers        
Bev Hankins
Indiana
Ngaio Marsh bang!Died in the Wool bang!Final Curtain bang!A Wreath for Rivera      
Bev Hankins
Indiana
Agatha Christie bang!The Mysterious Affair at Styles bang!The Secret Adversary bang!Murder on the LInks      
Lynn
Pennsylvania
John Dunning bang!Booked To Die
See Review #2
bang!The Bookman's Wake
See Review #5
bang!The Bookman's Promise      
Rick Mills
Maine
A. A. Fair
(Erle Stanley Gardner)
bang!Give Em the Ax bang!Kept Women Can't Quit        
Rick Mills
Maine
Carolyn Wells bang!Deep Lake Mystery bang!The Come Back bang!In The Onyx Lobby Vicky Van    
Rick Mills
Maine
Ellery Queen bang!The Perfect Crime bang!The Origin of Evil bang!The House of Brass bang!The Roman Hat Mystery    
Rick Mills
Maine
Kathleen Moore Knight bang!Footbridge to Death bang!The Tainted Token bang!Stream Sinister      
Rick Mills
Maine
Rex Stout bang!And Be a Villain bang!Where There's a Will bang!Might As Well Be Dead      
Rick Mills
Maine
Mary Roberts Rinehart bang!The Window at the White Cat          
Rick Mills
Maine
Mignon Eberhart bang!Speak No Evil          
sk888888
New Jersey
Owen Laukkanen bang!The Professionals
See Review #1
bang!Criminal Enterprise bang!Kill Fee      
Stephanie W.
Colorado
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang!Naked in Death bang!Immortal in Death bang!Rapture in Death bang!Vengeance in Death bang!Holiday In Death bang!Conspiracy in Death
Stephanie W.
Colorado
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang!Loyalty In Death bang!Judgment In Death bang!Betrayal In Death bang!Midnight In Death bang!Interlude In Death bang!Seduction In Death
Stephanie W.
Colorado
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang!Reunion In Death          
Tari Hann
Ohio
Tonya Kappes
aka Maymee Bell
bang!Batter Off Dead bang!A Charming Cure bang!Decaffeinated Scandal bang!Forests, Fishing and Forgery    
Tari Hann
Ohio
Ellery Adams bang!The Whispered Word bang!A Killer Plot        
               

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