The R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril Challenge, affectionately known as the R.I.P. Challenge, is already underway, running from September 1 through October. I'm still in the middle of some pretty hefty books, so I won't be joining until October, but I had fun collecting 10 mysteries from my TBR shelf that are just "dying" to be read.
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Here's what I've read so far:
- Journey to Munich, which is #12 in the Maisie Dobbs mystery series by Jacqueline Winspear.
- The Brimstone Wedding, by Barbara Vine - I read about this a few years ago and got a copy for specifically for R.I.P.
- The Bee Keeper's Apprentice, by Laurie King - with Sherlock Holmes, no less, I've been wanting to give this a whirl for years now.
- A Marked Man, by Barbara Hamilton - second in a mystery series starring one of my favorite founding mothers, Abigail Adams.
- Bruno, Chief of Police, by Martin Walker - first in a series set in rural France.
Borderline, by Nevada Barr - I haven't read an Anna Pigeon mystery in a while, and this is the next one in the series for me.
The Falls, by Ian Ranking - another one that has been languishing on my shelf. Reading about Edinburgh in Diana Gabaldon's Voyager is just whetting my appetite for more Edinburgh scenes, albeit more modern than the 18th century.
Borrower of the Night, by Elizabeth Peters - I liked Peters' Amelia Peabody stories, so I'm looking forward to meeting art historian Vicky Bliss.
The Eagle Catcher, by Margaret Coel - set on a Wyoming Indian Reservation, I've been wanting to read more from this Colorado writer.
Lake of Fire, by Linda Jacobs - set in Yellowstone, this is a historical mystery/thriller. I love Westerns, I love National Parks especially Yellowsone, I love mysteries. Hope it's a winner.
Suffer the Little Children, by Donna Leon - another Guido Brunetti mystery, set in Venice, love this series. Should be a comfort read despite the inevitable murder.
Such a wealth of choices--I'll be revisiting old friends and catching up on their doings, and meeting new, and hopefully interesting, characters. Bring on the Pumpkin Spice and let the leaves fall!
I know I won't get through all of these books in October, but it's nice to have them all at the ready.