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Calendar of Crime 2021 Wrap-Up

I signed up for a handful of reading challenges at the end of 2020. Six months through 2021 and I am happy with my progress when it comes to Calendar of Crime, Cloak and Dagger and Alphabet Soup reading challenges.

The Calendar of Crime checklist:

The goal is to read at least one month-related mystery book. I have at least three books in each month so it is time to wrap-up the challenge. 😀 If you are checking this post via browser, you can see the challenge listed under Reading Challenges -> 2021

January

3. Primary action takes place in this month: Jackal and Hide by Victoria Tait

6. Original Publication Month: Colony by Benjamin Cross

8. Month related item on cover: snow: Crossed Skis by Carol Carnac

February

3. Primary action takes place in this month: The Sign of Death by Callie Hutton

4. Valentine’s day: The Good Neighbour by R.J. Parker

5. Other February Holiday: (Mardi Gras): A Dash of Sorcery by Constance Barker and Corrine Winters

6. Original Publication Month: Rhino Charge by Victoria Tait

7. Book title has word starting with ‘F’: Frozen Stiff Drink by James J Cudney IV

9. Couple/Romance/Love Triangle plays a major role: Death in High Provence by George Bellairs

March

4. St Patrick’s Day: Death on Half Shell by Donna Walo Clancy

6. Original Publication Month: A Sprinkle of Sabotage by Fiona Leitch

7. Book title has word starting with ‘M’: Mistaken Identity Crisis by James J Cudney IV

8. Month related item on cover: Something green: Death by Bagpipes by Jennifer S Alderson

9. Money, Fortune or Inheritance has major role: (talisman/inheritance): Legally Blind Luck by James J Cudney

April

2. Author’s birth month: The Cursing Stones Murder by George Bellairs

3. Primary action takes place in this month (spring): The Cluttered Corpse by Mary Jane Maffini

4. Easter: Hop ‘Til you Drop by J.M. Griffin

6. Original Publication Month: Coffin Cove by Jackie Elliott

7. Book title has word starting with ‘A’: Hell’s Half Acre by Jackie Elliott

9. Church/Minister/Religion has major role: Toll the Bell for Murder by George Bellairs

May

2. Author’s birth month: Murder at Monk’s Barn by Cecil Waye

6. Original Publication Month: The No 2 Feline Detective Agency by Mandy Morton

7. Book title has word starting with ‘M’: Murder on the Menu by Fiona Leitch

9. Mother or military figure has major role: (disappearance of mother): Small Bones by Kerry Buchanan

June

7. Book title has word starting with ‘J’: The Juice by Janet Stilson

8. Month-related item on cover (cake/wedding): Peaches and Schemes by Anna Gerard

9. Original Publication Month: Ruby Red Herring by Tracy Gardner

July

3. Primary action takes place in this month: The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by Joel Dicker

6. Original Publication Month: Murder at the Lakeside Library by Holly Danvers

9. Takes place in US or Canada: Death of a Messenger by Robert McCaw

August

3. Primary action takes place in this month: Never Look Back by Mary Burton

4. Academic Setting: Death by Dissertation by Kelly Brakenhoff

6. Original Publication Month: Murder on the Honky-Tonk Row by Rita Moreau

7. Book title has word starting with ‘A’: Atlantis Gene by Pierce Roberts

8. Month related item on the cover (water): Body on the Island by Victoria Dowd

9. Summer Holiday setting: (resort/holiday cottage): Grey Stones by Joss Stirling

September

3. Primary Action takes place in this month: Outrage on Gallows Hill by George Bellairs

6. Original Publication Month: The Secret of Rosalita Flats by Tim W Jackson

7. Book Title has word starting with ‘S’: Stolen Daughters by Carolyn Arnold

8. Month related item on cover: (picnic scene/ means of travel) : Wheeler-Dealer by Rita Moreau

9. Setting = place of employment: Time is Running out by Michael Wood

October

3. Primary Action takes place in this month: A Glimmer of Death by Valerie Winson Wesley

4. Halloween: Haunted House Ghost by James J Cudney IV

6. Original Publication Month: Fair Trade by Heather Day Gilbert

7. Book title has word starting with ‘O’: Organize your Corpses by Mary Jane Maffini

November

3. Primary Action takes place in this month: Profiteroles and Poison by Agatha Frost

6. Original Publication Month: Open for Murder by Mary Angela

7. Book title has word starting with ‘N’: The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli

9. Family relationships play major role: The Other Woman by Jane Adams

December

3. Primary Action takes place in this month: Into Deadly Storms by Judy Daykin

6. Original Publication Month: How to Frame a Fashionista by Debra Sennefelder

7. Book title has word starting with ‘D’: Daylight by David Baldacci

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