Mystery needs no murder! I adore ancient places, eerie phenomenon… Gothic greats of the 1960s-1980s, modern releases. What’s your favourite? This challenge welcomes the lot: tutorials, biographies, fiction… Any mystery and author-related material fits my all-encompassing theme.
Keep an eye out for fun riddles to solve throughout the year!
What is “A RIEDEL Clue”?
A RIEDEL Clue #2
A RIEDEL Clue #2B
(1) Write about your goal and link it to this “My Kind Of Mystery” page. *
(2) Enter your URL, name, and level into the link button below.
* Any public website (not ‘facebook’). If we can click on Twitter, Pinterest… without membership, great. If need be, sign-up your direct Goodreads profile. Then mark your progress via comments.
Any format. Any demographic. Join anytime.
If non-adult, I ask for pre-1991 publications. Enough sites cater to youths.
Limitless length. Cross over with all activities.
A short story, multi-author compilations; bring them to the table!
A link to Goodreads, Book Depository… to say you finished. One line is fine.
~ RIEDEL CHALLENGES “FAQ” ~
Catch your breath: we launch February 1st, 2014 – February 28th, 2015!
I, your hostess am striving for level “Invisible Floor“.
Here is what I intend to read.
“Mystery Of Disaster Island” Ann Rivkin 1975
“Terror In Winnipeg” Eric Wilson 1979
“Vampires Of Ottawa” Eric Wilson 1984
“The Green Gables Detectives” Eric Wilson 1987
“Code Red At The Supermall” Eric Wilson 1988
“Cold Midnight In Vieux Québec” Eric Wilson 1989
“What The Witch Left” Ruth Chew 1973
“Witch In The House” Ruth Chew 1975
“The Man In The Brown Suit” Agatha Christie 1924
(10) “Aunt Dimity Digs In” Nancy Atherton 1995
“Then Came Two Women” Charlotte Armstrong 1962
“The House On The Cliff” Leslie McFarlane 1927
“The Secret Of The Old Mill” Leslie McFarlane 1927
“The Secret Of Red Gate Farm” Mildred A. Wirt 1931
“The Monsters Within” Corvus Winchester 2013
“Elsewhere” William Peter Blatty 1999
“Angel’s Verdict” Mary Stanton 2010
“Angel Condemned” Mary Stanton 2011
“A Taste For Murder” Claudia Bishop 1994
(20) “The Mystery Of Pony Hollow” Lynn Hall 1978
“Ghost Ship” P.J. Alderman 2011
“The Flanders Panel” Arturo Pérez-Reverte 1990
“The Irish Cairn Murder” Dicey Deere 2003
“Gunpowder Green” Laura Childs 2002
“Eggs In Purgatory” Laura Childs 2008
“Crocodile On The Sandbank” Elizabeth Peters 1975
“The Quicksilver Pool” Phyllis A. Whitney 1955
“The Clue In The Diary” Mildred A. Wirt 1931
“The Ghost & The Dead Deb” Alice Kimberly 2005
(30) “Sea Jade” Phyllis A. Whitney 1964
“The Ghost & The Dead Man’s Library” Alice Kimberly 2006
“Eerie Tales Of The Old West” Emily, Joe West 1991
“Pleasing The Ghost” Sharon Creech 1996
“Time For Andrew” Mary Downing Hahn 1994
“The Doll In The Garden” Mary Downing Hahn 1989
“The Cat Who Could Read Backwards” Lilian Jackson Braun 1966
“The Cat Who Ate Danish Modern” Lilian Jackson Braun 1967
“The Cat Who Turned On And Off” Lilian Jackson Braun 1968
“The Cat Who Saw Red” Lilian Jackson Braun 1986
(40) “The Tale Of Oat Cake Crag” Susan Wittig Albert 2010
“My Cousin Rachel” Daphne Du Maurier 1951
“Mystery Of The Golden Horn” Phyllis A. Whitney 1962
“The Other Side Of Dark” Joan Lowery Nixon 1986
“The Curse Of The Pharaohs” Elizabeth Peters 1981
“Something The Cat Dragged In” Charlotte MacLeod 1983
“The Curse Of The Giant Hogweed” Charlotte MacLeod 1985
“Mariana” Susanna Kearsley 1994
“Come Like Shadows” Welwyn Wilton Katz 1993
“False Face” Welwyn Wilton Katz 1987
(50) “Caught Dead In Philadelphia” Gillian Roberts 1987
“Dead Bolt” Juliet Blackwell 2011
“Murder On The House” Juliet Blackwell 2012
“Tarnished And Torn” Juliet Blackwell 2013
“The Wednesday Witch” Ruth Chew 1969
“The Hidden Cave” Ruth Chew 1973
“A Veiled Deception” Annette Blair 2008
“Larceny And Lace” Annette Blair 2009
“Death By Diamonds” Annette Blair 2010
Skirting The Grave” Annette Blair 2011
(60) “The Cosmic Clues” Manjiri Prabhu 2004
“Death Island” Robert Sutherland 1989
“Rosemary’s Witch” Ann Turner 1991
“Ghost Of A Chance” Yasmine Galenorn 2003
“An Uninvited Ghost” E.J. Copperman 2011
“Australian Golden Dagger Mysteries” Professor Steven Knight 1988
“The Tale Of Castle Cottage” Susan Wittig Albert 2011
“The Mystery Of Ireland’s Eye” Shane Peacock 1999
“Aunt Dimity’s Christmas” Nancy T. Atherton 1999
“Mysteries, Monsters & Untold Secrets” George Laycock 1978
(70) “The Merlot Murders” Ellen Crosby 2006
“Mystery On The Isle Of Skye” Phyllis A. Whitney 1955
“Death On Demand” Carolyn G. Hart 1987
“Gad’s Hall” Norah Lofts 1977
“The Haunting Of Gad’s Hall” Norah Lofts 1978
“Ammie, Come Home” Barbara Michaels 1968
“Curiosity Thrilled The Cat” Sofie Kelly 2011
“It Takes A Witch” Heather Blake 2012
“Murder In Scorpio” Martha C. Lawrence 1995
“Mind Over Murder” Allison Kingsley 2011
(80) “Last Wool And Testament” Molly MacRae 2012
“The Secret Portrait” Lillian Stewart Carl 2005
“The Witch Is Dead” Shirley Damsgaard 2007
“Remedy For Treason” Caroline Roe 1998
“The Family Vault” Charlotte MacLeod 1979
“The Withdrawing Room” Charlotte MacLeod 1980
“The Night The Gods Smiled” Eric Wright 1983
“Smoke Detector” Eric Wright 1984
“Death In The Old Country” Eric Wright 1985
“Cure For A Charlatan” Caroline Roe 1999
“The Secrets Of Hidden Creek” Wylly Folk St. John 1966
“Mansion Of Evil” Caroline Farr 1966
“The Mystery Of Saint Salgue” Paul Berna 1962
“The Cater Street Hangman” Anne Perry 1979
“The Lies That Bind” Kate Carlisle 2010
“Callander Square” Anne Perry 1980
“Death Of A Gossip” Marion C. Beaton 1985
“Kilt Dead” Kaitlyn Dunnett 2007
“The Twelve Deaths Of Christmas” Marian Babson 1979
“Mystery At Cranberry Farm” Lynn Manuel 1981
“The House On Cabra” June Wetherell 1966
“Phantom Horse Goes To Ireland” Christine Pullein-Thompson 1972
“Mystery At Star Lake” Margaret Goff Clark 1965
“The Seventh Mourner” Dorothy Gardiner 1964
“Return To Cranberry Farm” Lynn Manuel 1990
“A Single Death” Eric Wright 1986
“Buried In Stone” Eric Wright 1996
“The Suicide Murders” Howard Engel 1980
I’m in! (You knew I wouldn’t be able to resist….)
I couldn’t be more thrilled to have you! What an honour to have someone who hosts so much of what I enjoy, be the first guest my first time as hostess. Mystery is definitely a shoe-in for you too! It still startled me to find you boldly joining at 40 – Mamma mía!
Carolyn, I have one question about this……Non-adult must be published by 1990 or earlier. Do you mean if I read a mystery that is Young Adult it must be prior to 1990? Thanks!
Yes, or 1990 itself is just fine. :) Nice to meet you.
Signed up! Going for Hidden Doorways.
I am going to join you Carolyn. I’ll try for the first group.
Pleased to meet you Betty! My name is “C-a-r-o-l-y-n“. No E. It rhymes with ‘gin’, rather than ‘wine’. :-) It sounds like we’ll have all year to know one another. Welcome! Peggy Ann, it’s great to see you in our ranks too.
Just signed up Carolyn!
Great challenge! I’m in!
Clearly, just on the cusp of Christmas Eve, I am having the best possible day! In the mystery hostess quartet that I know of, I am the fourth newcomer. As of right now, all three of the other very popular challenge-creators are taking part in my brand new launch! Ladies, I feel wonderful vibes about the presence and pleasure you will bring!
I’m not sure if my first comment worked. I’m in for the challenge !
This is your first note to come through. I’m thrilled you found me and welcome you gladly! :)
I will start at the lower level as I am doing other challenges. If overlap is allowed I most probably will have more as I plan on reading a lot of cozies. From the dates for non-adult I will assume Judy Bolton or other older mystery series books would be allowed.
You’ll be glad to hear Rachelle, no rules for adult novels! “My Kind Of Mystery” includes author bios, tutorials, any length, re-reads, overlaps… anything to do with mysteries and authors! The only request, because there’s so much ‘YA’ everywhere else: is non-adult books derive before 1991. Otherwise kids, babies… any mystery or mystery author material is IN. :) Yours Truly, Carolyn.
Thanks for hosting & for stopping by my sign-up post :)
Phew, I am finally signing up! I am so glad that this challenge starts in February. I am still wraping up and cleaning my challenges from last year, lol!
Hi Nina! Wow, you’re doing “Mystery” instead of colours in “Gentle Spectrums” like you planned. I am honoured to have you as my guest! I agree challenges are too busy near Christmas and I’m trying to encourage hosts to avoid that. Please tell me how medical university is going. xoxo
Carolyn, thanks to Dorothy Gilman, you got me! congratulations on launching your own reading challenges. I HAD to sign up for this one,lol, I’m in, #20
I’m going for Secret Messages.
I’m thrilled to welcome you both, Emma and Susan! Susan, I adjusted your sign-up, so it links your direct page to this group. Many thanks to Bonnie of “Off The Shelf” for teaching me how! [GRIN!]
Hi – I signed up for the “Unearthing Clues” challenge. This is my first time being in challenges, so I made need help as I go. I’m excited to be sharing with others who enjoy reading as much as I do.
A hostess is here to help, as well as to have fun right along with you. Your Google profile allows posts. Why don’t you experiment with that, by clicking “About” and filling it in? Oddly, getting involved with the school system didn’t appeal to me (can’t picture myself as anything but an author). As long as I’m flying solo, I’m a good teacher. When I break anything down from the beginning, people understand me, which I’m very happy about. :)
Sounds like fun! I’m in! Starting with Hidden Doorways & I’m assuming I can move up a level later?
Hello Kari! I’m pleased to meet you and find you a guest in one of my themes right away! There’s “Ethereal” should folks read new age, spiritual, mystical, paranormal. What a nice surprise to find you in mystery! Here’s my FAQ post. I’m no stickler for rules. :) https://cmriedel.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/riedelchallengesfaq/
Another Challenge is always welcome …. I’m going for ‘Lost Artifacts’
Have posted my Goodreads profile page as link (let me know if not right) and not sure how to list the books I’ve finished but I’ll work it out eventually.
My friend Christine! It’s an honour to find you here! Non-bloggers needn’t list anything if their website doesn’t offer posts. Just put your review URLS in the alphabet buttons of the corresponding page. You’ll fly through them like a warm Australian wind. :)
Ah ha! Have found the ‘Invisible Floor’ – which is good as have already added books to complete ‘Lost Artifacts’ – so will make this my goal now.
Carolyn, I am completely lost as to where I add the url for my reviews.
Thank you ….
Is that you Christine? Anywhere you are in my blog, there is a menu at its top. Toggle all of our group pages from there. However I’m glad you re-visited the original page, not only because I have refreshed explanations many times since starting. You are first to find and accept “The Secret Floor”! Well done. In all of the original sign-up pages, there is a link to their reviews too. You can’t lose.
Just want to know if cozies mysteries count here, also.
Oh yes! Our group is so broad, I want books about authors too! Every type of mystery story surely counts. List anything reviewed as of Feb 1. I can’t wait to see and hope you like the alphabetized layout. Contests begin soon in all 3 challenges. I urge participants to keep re-visiting the 3 group pages.
Here is my review for Tom Clancy’s Command Authority: http://mysterybookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/02/command-authority-book-review.html. Is there a post for reviews to be posted?
Here is my review of Enigma of China: http://mysterybookshelf.blogspot.com/2014/02/enigma-of-china-book-review.html.
Yes indeed! The “Riedel Challenges 2014” menu at the top of my blog has all related pages. On this page, you may click where it says ‘reviews wanted’. A third option is our “My Kind Of Mystery” banner at the bottom of my blog. I’ll happily add your two reviews in the linky buttons. I hope you like the author layout of the page. :)
Hi Everyone! I LOVE mystery/psychological thrillers! Those are my FAVE! I’m going for Secret Messages. 5-10. My blog is contemporary fiction and my readers love the women’s fiction, chick-lit, and more! I sometimes find myself doing too many mystery at times! LOL! I have to stop for a bit then!
I want to read Chevy Steven’s NEW book coming out in June, I believe? “Always Watching”! I read her book, “Never Knowing” which is about her father being a … I’ll leave that for YOU to find out! However, it was AMAZING!!! She also wrote “Still Missing” and has a NEW book coming out in June, which I got from NetGalley. I got a message stating I was okayed to read it! Squeeeeeee! I cannot impress upon you how GREAT “Never Knowing” was! Wow!!! If you want to go over to NetGalley to pick her NEW book up, it’s there. (They want you to wait until 30 days prior to the release to publish your review.) I completely finished for February:
1. Anybodey’s Daughter by Pamela Samuels Young at this link:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/863730960 Excellent second novel in a series, although this book CAN be read as a stand alone, as I read it. See you later for now! Laurie
Hello Laurie! The message I left was about a contest that ended a few hours ago: the most recent post at this blog, also linked above. I waited awhile for last-minute entrants. However I *love* guests popping in to tell how they’re doing. I’m pro-physical book, very dedicated to keeping paper alive. ;) But others would be glad to look at ‘netgalley’.
Also linked above, we have a page for entering reviews. I imagine everyone enjoys our buttons alphabetized by author? The entering format is: “TITLE” + AUTHOR + (YOUR NAME), shown at the top. An easy glance at titles on the left, participants on the right. Plenty of mysteries are chick-lit. :) Thank you for getting us started on some chatting!
It’s curious to see “The Flanders Panel” and, after reading the author, say: “Ahhh, it’s….” Or “The man in the Brown Suit”, one of my favorites Agatha Christie’s, before I knew what a romance suspense is (I feel like that about this book and a Edgar Wallace’s: “The man who was nobody”).
Hi Marisa! Are you saying you disliked “The Flanders Panel” too? It looked like it would be the most amazing idea but the end was stupid and the whole process, unbearably slow. Yes, I loved “The Man In The Brown Suit”!
Hi Carolyn, yes it’s Christine.
I’m having one of those days where I can’t make head nor tail of anything. I’ve found the reviews, just can’t figure out how to post under the author letter.
I have read many cozies and have not listed them separately, I
Looks like your sentence cut off. There is no worry about book types. This isn’t a cozy challenge; it’s a full mystery challenge, with a review page alphabetized by author. Putting all types under the right letters on our review page is great.
I have trouble reading page as it comes out in too small a print for me to read. Any hints on how ro get it so I can read it.
It’s all about your web-browser’s settings, which you might not have known you can change. Go into something like a ‘view’ menu and ‘zoom’ the size percentage, to make letters larger. Also in a pinch, you could copy a paragraph you’d like to see. Paste it into a word-processor document, then enlarge the font.