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 MAY 22 @ 11 AM EDT
Book titles link to reviews, if provided.
We currently have Plenty of room remaining! Grab a gun and have at it!

Color key: One shot to go! Empty gun!

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 bang!The Black Arrows bang!Death in Four Letters bang!No Fury bang!Take it Crooked
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 bang!It Happened in Essex      
Bev Hankins
Indiana
Ngaio Marsh bang!Died in the Wool bang!Final Curtain bang!A Wreath for Rivera bang!Opening Night bang!Spinsters in Jeopardy  
Bev Hankins
Indiana
Agatha Christie bang!The Mysterious Affair at Styles bang!The Secret Adversary bang!Murder on the LInks bang!The Man in the Brown Suit    
Bev Hankins
Indiana
Dorothy L. Sayers bang!Clouds of Witness bang!Whose Body? bang!Lord Peter Views the Body bang!Murder Must Advertise bang!Strong Poison  
Lynn
Pennsylvania
John Dunning bang!Booked To Die
See Review #2
bang!The Bookman's Wake
See Review #5
bang!The Bookman's Promise bang!The Sign of the Book bang!The Bookwoman's Last Fling
See Review #7
 
Rick Mills
Maine
John Dickson Carr (Carter Dickson) The Lost Gallows          
Rick Mills
Maine
Agatha Christie bang!And Then There Were None          
Rick Mills
Maine
Mignon Eberhart bang!Speak No Evil          
Rick Mills
Maine
A. A. Fair
(Erle Stanley Gardner)
bang!Give Em the Ax bang!Kept Women Can't Quit bang!Case of the Negligent Nymph bang!Bedrooms Have Windows    
Rick Mills
Maine
Kathleen Moore Knight bang!Footbridge to Death bang!The Tainted Token bang!Stream Sinister bang!The Wheel That Turned bang!Birds of Ill Omen bang!Death Blew Out The Match
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
Mary Roberts Rinehart bang!The Window at the White Cat          
Rick Mills
Maine
Rex Stout bang!And Be a Villain bang!Where There's a Will bang!Might As Well Be Dead bang!Too Many Clients bang!Trouble in Triplicate  
Rick Mills
Maine
Carolyn Wells bang!Deep Lake Mystery bang!The Come Back bang!In The Onyx Lobby bang!Vicky Van bang!Feathers Left Around bang!Face Cards
Rick Mills
Maine
Valentine Williams bang!The Fox Prowls          
sk888888
New Jersey
Owen Laukkanen bang!The Professionals
See Review #1
bang!Criminal Enterprise bang!Kill Fee bang!The Stolen Ones bang!The Watcher In The Wall bang!The Forgotten Girls
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 bang!Portrait In Death bang!Imitation In Death bang!Purity In Death bang!Remember When bang!Divided In Death
Stephanie W.
Colorado
J. D. Robb
(Nora Roberts)
bang!Visions In Death bang!Survivor In Death bang!Origin 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 bang!Fixin' to Die  
Tari Hann
Ohio
Ellery Adams bang!The Whispered Word bang!A Killer Plot        
               

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