1.) The challenge starts January 1, 2013 and ends December 31, 2013.
2.) You can read any novel, short story or author just so that the genre is mystery/crime.
3.) 1 novel counts as 1 novel( 1 novel is anything over 100 pages) of course but you will have to read 5 short stories to count as 1 novel.
4.) There will be a monthly post for you to add a link or links to your post showing the progress that you have made so far.
5.) Each month there will be a drawing for those that linked up their participation in the challenge for that month the prize is a $25 gift card to Barnes and Noble or Amazon. These gift cards are delivered via email so you can only use it at Barnes and Noble.com not the store and of course Amazon is all online anyway.
If you don't have a blog you can also link up through GoodReads or Flickr (for Flickr just keep track by having a picture of the novel and then numbering them in the description so I know where you are at in the challenge).
If you read a certain number of novels you receive a rank at the end I will award a secret prize to the person who reads the most books:
5 books= Detective
10 books = Sergeant
15 books = Lieutenant
20 books = Captain
25 books = Chief
30+ books = Sherlock Holmes
Hosted by/Link: The Crafty Book Nerd. Mystery/Crime Challenge
Challenge Start and Ends Dates:January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013
My Progress: 5/5 - COMPLETED JULY 6, 2013
1) The City and the city - China Mieville
2) Heat Wave - Richard Castle
3) The Informationist: A Thriller - Taylor Stevens
4) Cream Puff Murder - Joanne Fluke
5) Gold Digger: A Klondike Mystery - Vicki Delany
This was a good challenge for me. I'm not the biggest mystery fan, but I wanted to challenge myself this year and try something new. Some books surprised me, others I didn't like, but all in all, it was a good challenge.