Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Challenge Complete: Outdo Yourself



January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014
Last December I signed up for Book Vixen's Outdo Yourself Challenge and with the number of books read in 2013 I was locked in to read at least 191 books in 2014. I have just made that goal by the skin of my teeth. Last book finished today and reviewed tonight. Sadly--given my struggle to meet the 191 goal this year--I don't see how I can possibly outdo myself in 2015. So, I'm going to sit out for a year, take it a bit easier, and hope to have a number by this time next year that will allow me to set an "Outdo" goal once again.  Happy New Year, everyone!


Books read: 
1. The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1/2/14) [93 pages]
2. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell (1/5/14) [280 pages]
3. Shakespeare's Planet by Clifford D. Simak (1/6/14) [202 pages]
4. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1/8/14) [284 pages]
5. Dangerous Visions #3 by Harlan Ellison, ed (1/11/14) [224 pages]
6. Angels & Spaceships by Fredric Brown (1/12/14) [186 pages]
7. Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1/13/14) [184 pages]
8. The Wonder Chamber by Mary Malloy (1/15/14) [265 pages]
9. Triumph by Philip Wylie (1/18/14) [240 pages]
10. The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton (1/18/14) [290 pages] 
11. The Kingdom by the Sea by Paul Theroux (1/20/14) [353 pages]
12. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1/22/14) [225 pages]
13. The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (1/23/14) [174 pages]
14. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge(1/24/14) [256 pages]
15. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1/26/14) [120 pages]
16. Other Times, Other Worlds by John D. MacDonald (1/26/14) [287 pages]
17. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1/27/14) [272 pages] 
18. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick (1/28/14) [192 pages] 
19. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1/30/14) [286 pages] 
20. Death by Chick Lit by Lynn Harris (2/1/14) [242 pages] 
21. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (2/4/14) [184 pages] 
22. Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocamp (2/5/14) [128 pages]
23. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (2/6/14) [174 pages] 
24. Gambit by Rex Stout (2/8/14) [155 pages] 
25. You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts (2/9/14) [121 pages] 
26. Dandy Gilver & the Proper Treatment of Bloodstains by Catriona McPherson (2/12/14) [293 pages] 
27. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (2/13/14) [144 pages]
28. Cursed in the Act by Raymond Buckland (2/16/14) [304 pages]
29. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (2/18/14) [192 pages]
30. XCIA's Street Project by Hank O'Neal (2/20/14) [208 pages]
31. Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (2/22/14) [349 pages] 
32. The Sound of Broken Glass by Deborah Crombie (2/25/14) [384 pages] 
33. The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (2/25/14) [191 pages] 
34. To Kingdom Come by Will Thomas (2/26/14) [275 pages] 
35. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick (2/27/14) [218 pages]
36. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (3/3/14) [213 pages]
37. India's Love Lyrics by Laurence Hope (3/4/14) [173 pages] 
38. Murder in the Vatican by Ann Margaret Lewis (3/5/14) [151 pages]
39. The Poisoned Island by Lloyd Shepherd (3/8/14) [409 pages]
40. It's Not All Flowers & Sausages by Jennifer Scoggin (3/10/14) [249 pages] 
41. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark (3/11/14) [230 pages] 
42. A Girl Walks Into a Bar by Helena S. Page (3/12/14) [261 pages] 
43. Endless Night by Agatha Christie (3/13/14) [224 pages]
44. John Smith: Last Known Survivor of the Microsoft Wars by Roland Hughes (3/17/14) [274 pages]
45. Harlan Ellison's 7 Against Chaos by Harlan Ellison (3/17/14) [200 pages]
46. India Black & the Gentleman Thief by Carol K. Carr (3/19/14) [312 pages]
47. A Tale of Two Biddies by Kylie Logan (3/21/14) [304 pages] 
48. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (3/23/14) [320 pages] 
49. Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train (3/25/14) [315 pages] 
50. Grimms' Fairy Tales by the Brothers Grimm (3/28/14) [373 pages] 
51. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (3/31/14) [254 pages] 
52. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane (4/5/14) [235 pages] 
53. Decoded by Mai Jia (4/5/14) [315 pages] 
54. After I'm Gone by Laura Lippman (4/6/14) [334 pages] 
55. A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (4/7/14) [223 pages] 
56. Naked Is the Best Disguise by Samuel Rosenberg (4/8/14) [253 pages]
57. The Mammoth Book of the Lost Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes by Denis O. Smith (4/13/14) [503 pages] 
58. Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (4/15/14) [226 pages]
59. Murder at the Museum of Natural History by Michael Jahn (4/18/14) [268 pages] 
60. My Antonia by Willa Cather (4/20/14) [238 pages]
61. Death by the Book by Julianna Deering (4/21/14) [317 pages]
62. The Lady of Sorrows by Anne Zouroudi (4/26/14) [270 pages]
63. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne (4/26/14) [253 pages]
64. For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames (4/29/14) [223 pages]
65. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (4/29/14) [120 pages] 
66. Faro's Daughter by Georgette Heyer (5/1/14) [218 pages] 
67. Ship of the Line by Doug Drexler & Margaret Clark (eds) [5/1/14] (176 pages) 
68. The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse by Robert Rankin (5/6/14) [342 pages]
69. The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw (5/9/14) [412 pages]  
70. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (5/16/14) [218 pages] 
71. Bed-Knob and Broomstick by Mary Norton (5/16/14) [240 pages]
72. Sinners & the Sea by Rebecca Kanner (5/21/14) [339 pages] 
73. Whispers of Vivaldi by Beverle Graves Myers (5/21/14) [288 pages] 
74. Mind Fields: The Art of Jacek Yerka/The Fiction of Harlan Ellison by Yerka & Ellison (5/22/14) [71 pages]
75. By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (5/23/14) [280 pages]
76. Red Herring by Edward Acheson (5/25/14) [281 pages] 
77. Beyond Uhura: Star Trek & Other Memories by Nichelle Nichols (5/29/14) [320 pages]
78. Steampunk Poe by Edgar Allan Poe; illustrated by Zdenko Basic & Manuel Numberac (5/30/14) [263 pages] 
79. Invisible Green by John Sladek (6/2/14) [186 pages] 
80. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (6/5/14) [320 pages]
81. 12.21 by Dustin Thomason (6/6/14) [326 pages]
82. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (6/8/14) [220 pages]
83. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (6/11/14) [208 pages]
84. The Corsican Caper by Peter Mayle (6/11/14) [162 pages]
85. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (6/12/14) [290 pages]
86. Total Harmonic Distortion by Charles Rodrigues (6/12/14) [124 pages]
87. A Hearse on May-Day by Gladys Mitchell (6/15/14) [158 pages]
88. Undead & Unpopular by MaryJanice Davidson (6/17/14) [175 pages]
89. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (6/19/14) [201 pages]
90. No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine (6/21/14) [190 pages]
91. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (6/23/14) [197 pages]
92. This Private Plot by Alan Beechey (6/26/14) [307 pages]
93. DeKok & Murder in Ecstasy by A. C. Baantjer(6/28/14) [219 pages]
94. The 7 Professors of the Far North by John Fardell (6/29/14) [220 pages] 
95. The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming (7/2/14) [171 pages] 
96. A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott (7/3/14) [354 pages]
97. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley (7/5/14) [211 pages] 
98. On the Beach by Nevil Shute (7/7/14) [312 pages]
99. Selections from the Essays of Montaigne by Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (trans & ed by Donald M. Frame) [7/7/14] (120 pages)
100. A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby [7/8/14] (333 pages) 
101. The Forgotten War by William R. Forstchen [7/9/14] (270 pages) 
102. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout [7/12/14] (190 pages) 
103. Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason [7/14/14] (216 pages) 
104. Death in an Ivory Tower by Maria Hudgins [7/16/14] (208 pages) 
105. The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease [7/17/14] (332 pages) 
106. Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis [7/20/14] (188 pages)
107. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes [7/21/14] (369 pages)
108. Relic by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child [7/22/14] (468 pages)
109. Who Guards a Prince by Reginald Hill [7/23/14] (338 pages)
110. Quartet in Autumn by Barbara Pym [7/25/14] (218 pages)
111. Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell [7/30/14] (307 pages)
112. Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley [7/31/14] (215 pages)
113. The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera by Sam Siciliano (8/4/14) [309 pages] 
114. The Mangle Street Murders by M. R. C. Kasasian (8/5/14) [329 pages]
115. Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen (8/6/14) [201 pages]
116. Date With Danger by Roy Vickers (8/11/14) [193 pages]
117. Button, Button by Marion Bramhall (8/13/14) [199 pages]
118. Book of the Dead by Elizabeth Daly (8/14/14) [245 pages]
119. Book Clubbed by Lorna Barrett (8/16/14) [308 pages]
120. New Orleans Requiem by D. J. Donaldson (8/17/14) [280 pages]
121. Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card (8/19/14) [214 pages]
122. Zingers, Quips, & One-Liners by Geoff Tibballs, ed (8/25/14) [596 pages]
123. The Bigger They Come by A. A. Fair (8/28/14) [200 pages]
124. The Attenbury Emeralds by Jill Paton Walsh (8/29/14) [338 pages]
125. The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh (8/30/14) [356 pages]
126. The Shakespeare Mask by Newton Frohlich (9/2/14) [348 pages]
127. Vertigo 42 by Martha Grimes (9/5/14) [336 pages]
128. Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (9/6/14) [274 pages]
129. The Unfinished Crime by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (9/8/14) [249 pages]
130. Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet by Harry Kemelman (9/8/14) [312 pages]
131. Red Cent by Robert Campbell (9/10/14) [221 pages]
132. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (9/11/14) [264 pages--length of my paperback copy]
133. The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie (9/12/14) [192 pages--length of paperback copy I read earlier]
134. The Herb of Death & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (9/14/14) [80 pages]
135. Death Takes a Sabbatical by Robert Bernard (9/16/14) [213 pages]
136. The Edison Effect by Bernadette Pajer (9/20/14) [246 pages]
137. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy (9/21/14) [204 pages]
138. The Footprints on the Ceiling by Clayton Rawson (9/25/14) [256 pages]
139. Two for Sorrow by Nicola Upson (9/27/14) [482 pages]
140. A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux (9/28/14) [180 pages]
141. Bleeding Maize & Blue by Susan Holtzer (9/30/14) [294 pages]
142. Blood on the Stars by Brett Halliday (10/4/14) [192 pages]
143. The Witch's Grave by Philip DePoy (10/5/14) [301 pages]
144. Death by Hitchcock by Elissa D. Grodin (10/6/14) [208 pages]
145. Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes (10/8/14) [264 pages]
146. The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie (10/11/14) [255 pages]
147. Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce (10/11/14) [176 pages]
148. Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (10/13/14) [187 pages]
149. Murder on Mike by H. Paul Jeffers (10/15/14) [167 pages]
150. Appleby's Answer by Michael Innes (10/17/14) [158 pages]
151. The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart (10/19/14) [269 pages]
152. Too Many Doctors by Holly Roth (10/22/14) [204 pages]
153. Madman's Bend by Arthur W. Upfield (10/24/14) [187 pages]
154. Roast Eggs by Douglas Clark (10/25/14) [175 pages]
155. Nor Live So Long by Sara Woods (10/26/14) [221 pages]
156. Head of a Traveller by Nicholas Blake (10/29/14) [233 pages]
157. The Mind-Murders by Janwillem van de Wetering (10/30/14) [201 pages]
158. Copper Gold by Pauline Glen Winslow (11/1/14) [100 pages]
159. The Lady in Black by Anna Clarke (11/1/14) [165 pages]
160. Guest in the House by Philip MacDonald (11/2/14) [157 pages]
161. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (11/4/14) [301 pages]
162. The Final Deduction by Rex Stout (11/10/14) [172 pages]
163. American Eve by Paula Uruburu (11/11/14) [386 pages]
164. Trick or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier (11/12/14) [256 pages]
165. Two Men in Twenty by Maurice Procter (11/14/14) [247 pages]
166. Death by Sheer Torture by Robert Barnard (11/15/14) [186 pages]
167. The D. A. Breaks a Seal by Erle Stanley Gardner (11/16/14) [154 pages]
168. Murder Within Murder by Frances & Richard Lockridge (11/17/14) [163 pages]
169. The Pavilion by Hilda Lawrence (11/17/14) [234 pages]
170. Death of a Dutchman by Magdalen Nabb (11/18/14) [216 pages]
171. The Dark Ring of Murder by Misa Yamamura (11/19/14) [189 pages]
172. Oxford Knot by Veronica Stallwood (11/20/14) [298 pages]
173. The Curious Affair of the Third Dog by Patricia Moyes (11/24/14) [203 pages]
174. Lament for the Bride by Helen Reilly (11/24/14) [249 pages]
175. Past Encounters by Davina Blake (11/29/14) [428 pages]
176. Alone Against Tomorrow by Harlan Ellison (11/30/14) [277 pages]
177. Mayhem in B-Flat by Elliot Paul (12/4/14) [304 pages]
178. Black-Headed Pins by Constance & Gwenyth Little (12/7/14) [155 pages]
179. The Secret of the Gondola by David Alan Brown (12/7/14) [44 pages]
180. A Curtain Falls by Stefanie Pintoff (12/10/14) [405 pages]
181. The Finishing Stroke by Ellery Queen (12/13/14) [190 pages]
182. Then Gone by Romayne Rubinas (12/13/14) [15 pages]
183. The White Dress by Mignon Eberhart (12/15/14) [191 pages]
184. Words for Murder Perhaps by Edward Candy (12/16/14) [183 pages]
185. Sick to Death by Douglas Clark (12/17/14) [155 pages]
186. A Crossworder's Holiday by Nero Blanc (12/21/14) [193 pages]
187. The Night Before Christmas Profusely Illustrated  by Clement Moore, et al (12/24/14) [134 pages]
188. Star Wreck III: Time Warped by Leah Rewolinski (12/26/14) [117 pages]
189. The Films of Sherlock Holmes by Chris Steinbrunner and Norman Michaels (12/30/14) [253 pages]
190. Book Lovers' London by Lesley Reader (12/30/14) [185 pages]
191. Tzimmes by Arthur Marshall Fell (12/31/14) [90 pages]

Final Wrap Up: 100+ Book Challenge


 
I actually met my challenge goal back on July 9, 2014 (click for that post). But with the year only half-way gone, I naturally kept reading. My final total was 191 books read for the year (just finished the last one tonight). Since I was logging books for an "outdo yourself" challenge, I finally gave up logging books at both places and my final list of all books can be found HERE. I will definitely be back for more in 2015! Thanks, Freda, for hosting the challenge for us!

Tzimmes: Review

Last Review of the Year! And the final book needed for my Outdo Yourself Challenge--which means I have officially met the 2014 requirements of all 47 challenges I signed up for. Yes, 47. Full year end details and wrap-up blog post coming...but now on with the review.

Tzimmes (and don't forget the cheesecake and strudel) is a charming slice of Jewish life served up with a side of humor and heaping portion of panache by Art Marshall Fell. When Art contacted me through the blog to ask me if I'd like to review his short novel, I was delighted. His request was lovely--it came adorned with two music videos of him and his friend David Cross playing a bit of jazz and his bio told me that he hails from Bloomington. As I told Art in my reply, How could I possibly say no to a fellow Bloomingtonian? I couldn't and I am glad.

This short piece of fiction was delightful to read as it tells the story of Dr. Sam Landover, high school math teacher, and his trials and tribulations in brokering a deal among the Shalom Center's Board as they try to choose a new rabbi. Dr. Landover has just gotten through congratulating himself on easing himself off of the Board and getting his friend Max voted on. Time to relax! But Max finds himself unable to take sides when the other six Board members split down the middle on a vote between two rabbinical candidates. He has friends and customers on each side and he doesn't want to make anyone mad. So...he insists that Sam (who got him into this mess, after all) help figure out a way to make everyone happy. Sam uses his flair for making things up as he goes along and, miraculously, manages to find a solution that everyone approves.

Great fun and a lovely quick read. ★★★★

[Disclaimer: My review policy is posted on my blog, but just to reiterate....The book was offered to me for impartial review  and I have received no payment of any kind. All comments are entirely my own honest opinion.]
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Book Lovers' London: Mini-Review

Although the edition I found at my local library's used bookstore is out of date, it was interesting to read through and see the variety of bookshops available in London in 1999. But it also makes me sad to know how many of these shops are no longer in business. I only hope that when I finally manage to make a trip to England the rest will still be going strong. I'll have to get the most up-to-date guidebook then.

The Films of Sherlock Holmes: Mini-Review

The Films of Sherlock Holmes (1978) by Chris Steinbrunner and Norman Michaels is an interesting look at the Great Detective in film from the earliest days of silent movies--with the detective's first onscreen adventure lasting only a few minutes--through Nicholas Meyers' The Seven Percent Solution. There are lots of black and white pictures--a surprising amount from the early years considering how few of those films have survived--and the synopses of the movies are detailed. Some might say too much so because the endings are revealed. Fortunately, I have seen nearly all of the Holmes films that are available so not many were spoiled for me. It was great fun to read through this and remind myself of all the Holmes films I have watched over the years...and if I weren't trying to beat the 2014 time clock to squeeze in enough books to "outdo" my number read in 2013 I would be tempted to watch a few of these.  ★★★★

Friday, December 26, 2014

My Kind of Mystery Challenge



February 1, 2015 – February 1, 2016

I'm back for another round of My Kind of Mystery with Carolyn at Riedel Fascination. Because you know I have a thing for mysteries. Her mystery challenge allows for all sorts of mystery-related reading from crime novels to true crime; from author biographies to writing tips for wanna-be authors. If it's related to mysteries, it counts. There are more details to be found...check them out at the link above.

Her Challenge Levels:



My Sign-Up: I'm going all in and shooting for the "Invisible Floor" level. Surely I can read at least 41 mysteries and/or mystery-related books in 2015.

1. Mystery! A Celebration: Stalking Public Television's Greatest Sleuths by Ron Miller (2/3/15)
2. One Touch of Blood by Samm Sinclair Baker (2/5/15)
3. Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)
4. Caught Dead in Philadelphia by Gillian Roberts (2/11/15)
5. 13 Steps Down by Ruth Rendell (2/15/15)
6. A Stitch in Time by Emma Lathen (2/17/15)
7. Panic by Helen McCloy (2/22/15)
8. The Secret of Magnolia Manor by Helen Wells (2/24/15)
9. The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol. 1 by Eugene Thwing, ed (2/26/15)
10. Brighton Rock by Graham Greene (3/2/15)
11. Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15)
12. Top of the Heap by A. A. Fair (3/11/15)
13. Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)
15. The Underdog & Other Stories by Agatha Christie (3/17/15)
16. Playground of Death by John Buxton Hilton (3/18/15)
17. The Poisoner's Handbook by Deborah Blum (3/22/15)
18. Malice Domestic by Sara Woods (3/26/15)
19. Murder Fantastical by Patricia Moyes (3/29/15)
20. Dine & Be Dead by Gwendoline Butler (3/29/15)
21. The False Inspector Dew by Peter Lovesey (4/1/15)
22. Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
23. The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey by John Dickson Carr (4/8/15)
24. Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonlad (4/13/15)
25. Flying to Nowhere by John Fuller (4/14/15)
26. The Ringmaster's Secret by Carolyn Keene (4/16/15)
27. The Cavalier in White by Marcia Muller (4/18/15)
28. The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
29. The Smiler with the Knife by Nicholas Blake (4/21/15)
30. Safari by Parnell Hall (4/21/15)
31. Call for Michael Shayne by Brett Halliday (4/22/15)
32. The Adventure of the Three Students by Doyle; adapted by Vincent Goodwin (4/23/15)
33. The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)
34. The Golden Age of Murder by Martin Edwards (5/5/15)
35. The Eye in the Museum by J. J. Connington (5/8/15)
36. Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett (5/13/15)
37. The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
38. The Three Fears by Jonathan Stagge (5/17/15)
39. Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson (5/23/15)
40. Deep Lake Mystery by Carolyn Wells (5/25/15)
41. Bones in the Barrow by Josephine Bell (5/29/15)
Minimum Met--Challenge Complete, But Still Reading
42. Penny Allen & the Mystery of the Hidden Treasure by Jean McKechnie (5/31/15)
43. Double Cross Purposes by Ronald A. Knox (6/3/15)
44. The Darling Dahlias & the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert (6/5/15)
45. The Line-Up by Helen Reilly (6/8/15)
46. Falling Star by Patricia Moyes (6/12/15)
47. The Diamond-Studded Typewriter by Carlton Keith (6/14/15)
48. The Riddle of the Traveling Skull by Harry Stephen Keeler (6/21/15)
49. The A.B.C. Murders by Agatha Christie (6/22/15)
50. Whisper Murder! by Vera Kelsey (6/24/15)
51. The Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt (6/26/15)
52. Murder on Her Mind by Vechel Howard (6/27/15)
53. The Summer School Mystery by Josephine Bell (6/29/15)
54. The Turquoise Shop by Frances Crane (7/3/15)
55. Young Mrs. Cavendish & the Kaiser's Men by K. K. Beck (7/4/15)
56. Hand of Fate by Michael Underwood (7/5/15)
57. The Case of the Borrowed Brunette by Erle Stanley Gardner (7/6/15)
58. The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
59. The Lack of the Irish  by Ralph McInerny (7/11/15)
60. Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
61. Resorting to Murder by Martin Edwards, ed (7/18/15)
62. Two & Two Make Twenty-Two by Gwen Bristow & Bruce Manning (7/23/15)
63. Shadow of a Doubt by June Thomson (7/27/15)
64. The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter (7/29/15)
65. The Penny Murders by Lionel Black (7/31/15)
66. The Avenging Parrot by Anne Austin (8/4/15)
67. Conundrums for the Long Week-End: England, Dorothy L. Sayers & Lord Peter Wimsey by Robert Kuhn McGregor & Ethan Lewis (8/7/15)
68. The Old Die Young by Richard Lockridge (8/9/15)
69. The Cases of Susan Dare by Mignon G. Eberhart (8/10/15)
70. Keep Cool, Mr. Jones by Timothy Fuller (8/24/15)
71. Death in Kashmir by M. M. Kaye (8/25/15)
72. Glass on the Stairs by Margaret Scherf (8/27/15)
73. Jewelled Eye by Douglas Clark (9/1/15)
74. Murder by Death by Henry Keating (9/2/15)
75. The Fourteen Dilemma by Hugh Pentecost (9/3/15)
76. The Stowmarket Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/5/15)
77. The Brandenburg Hotel by Pauline Glen Winslow (9/7/15)
78. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer (9/10/15)
79. Swing Low, Sweet Harriet by George Baxt (9/13/15)
80. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/14/15)
81. The Gay Phoenix by Michael Innes (9/15/15)
82. Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout (9/17/15)
83. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich (9/23/15)
84. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (9/23/15)
85. The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl (9/25/15)
86. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (9/28/15)
87. Death Dines Out by Theodora Du Bois (9/30/15)
88. The Red Box by Rex Stout (10/3/15)
89. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (10/6/15)
90. Happiness Is a Warm Corspe as edited by Alfred Hitchcock (10/7/15)
91. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (10/16/15)
92. Ax by Ed McBain (10/21/15)
93. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger (10/27/15)
94. There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller (10/27/15)
95. The Vanishing Corpse by Ellery Queen (10/31/15)
96. Murder in the Hellfire Club by Donald Zochert (11/3/15)
97. In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (11/7/15)
98. Murder with a Twist by Tracy Kiely (11/8/15)
99. The Bobbsey Twins' Search in the Great City by Laura Lee Hope (11/10/15)
100. The Red Redmaynes by Eden Phillpotts (11/14/15)
101. Call for the Dead by John le Carré (11/18/15)
102. Perpetual Check by Conrad Haynes (11/20/15)
103. Murder at the ABA by Isaac Asimov (11/23/15)
104. Chef Maurice & a Spot of Truffle by J. A. Lang (11/24/15)
105. A Question of Identity by June Thomson (11/27/15)
106. The Two Tickets Puzzle by J. J. Connington (11/30/15)
107. The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay (12/2/15)
108. The Corpse & 3 Ex-Husbands by Sue McVeigh (12/5/15)
109. The Monday Theory by Douglas Clark (12/7/15)
110. The Chuckling Fingers by Mabel Seeley (12/12/15)
111. Game Without Rules by Michael Gilbert (12/14/15)
112. Cold Poison by Stuart Palmer (12/18/15)
113. The Valley of Fear by Doyle reworked by Ian Edginton & I.N.J. Culbard (12/20/15)
114. Body of Opinion by Susannah Stacey (12/26/15)
115. Three Doors to Death by Rex Stout (12/28/15)
116. The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (12/30/15)
117. The Cashmere Kid by B. (Barbara) Comfort (12/31/15)
118. Hunt with the Hounds by Mignon G. Eberhart (1/3/16)
119. Murder at Arroways by Helen Reilly (1/7/16) 
120. Red for Murder by Harold Kemp (1/13/16) 
121. Hardly a Man is Now Alive by Herbert Brean (1/16/16)
122. Puzzle in Petticoats by Samule M. Kootz (1/20/16)
123. Four Against the Bank of England by Ann Huxley (1/25/16)
124. Which Doctor by Edward Candy (1/28/16)
125. The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont by Robert Barr (1/30/16)
126. Who's Calling by Helen McCloy (1/31/16)