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Calendar of Crime 2020

Calendar of Crime 2020 challenge is hosted by Bev @My Reader’s Block.

My sign-up post is here.

This is the checkoff sheet.

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January

Original publication month: Death Comes to the Nursery by Catherine Lloyd

Primary Action takes place in this month: The Case of the Headless Jesuit by George Bellairs

Author’s Birth Month: Dead Men Don’t Ski by Patricia Moyes

A snow-bound country house mystery: The Smart Woman’s Guide to Murder by Victoria Dowd

February

Original publication month: Murder Makes Scents by Christin Brecher

Book title has word starting with ‘F’: Fear for Miss Betony by Dorothy Bowers

Primary action takes place this month: Still Life by Val McDermid

March

Book title has word starting with ‘M’: A Messy Affair by Elizabeth Mundy

Original publication month: Flower Power Trip by James J. Cudney IV

Money/Fortune/Inheritance has major role: Death in the Night Watches by George Bellairs

Month related item on cover (something green): Peachy Scream by Anna Gerard

April

Author’s birth month: The Case of the Seven Whistlers by George Bellairs

Original Publication Month: Diver’s Paradise by David Goodwin

Book title has word starting with ‘A’: Dash Away All by Christina Freeburn

Month-related item on cover (bunny): Who’s Dead, Doc? by J.M.Griffin

May

Original publication month: A Study in Murder by Callie Hutton

Month-related item on cover (graves): Laid in Earth by Graham Brack

Book title has word starting with ‘M’: Murder Most Sweet by Laura Jansen Walker

Military figure or mother has a major role: Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie

Other May Holiday (Mother’s Day): Death by Windmill by Jennifer Alderson

June

Book title has word starting with ‘J’: Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Original publication month: Sprinkles of Suspicion by Kim Davis

Month related theme on the cover (cake): Wedding Cake and Woes by Agatha Frost

July

Original publication month: Winter of the Wolf by Martha Hunt Handler

Takes place in US or Canada: That Affair Next Door by Anna Katherine Green

August

Primary action takes place in this month: Murder in Piccadilly by Charles Kingston

Month related item on cover (school):  Asbury High and the Thief’s Gamble by Kelly Brady Channick

Original Publication Month: Mums and Mayhem by Amanda Flower

September

Author’s birth month: Excellent Intentions by Richard Hull

Book title has word starting with ‘S’: Staging Wars by Grace Topping

Setting=place of employment: Death sends for the Doctor by George Bellairs

October

Primary action takes place in this month: The Case of the Demented Spiv by George Bellairs

November

Author’s birth month: Castle Skull by John Dickson Carr

Book title has word starting with ‘N’: No Truth Left to Tell by Michael McAuliffe

December

Book title has word starting with ‘D’: Death Stops the Frolic by George Bellairs

Original Publication Month: Brownies and Bloodshed by Agatha Frost

Christmas: Gingerbread and Ghosts by Agatha Frost