Thriller and Suspense 2010 Challenge Wrap-up!

17 December, 2010

As soon as I clapped eyes on the Thriller and Suspense 2010 Challenge hosted by Book Chick City, I knew I had to join in! Mysteries are my favourite genre and I knew I couldn’t possibly fail in this:) I needed to read 12 titles this year but boy was I surprised at how many I actually read! And I was lucky enough to win the prize for July. Double yay!

So let’s see what I got through:

Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn
The Road from Elephant Pass by Nihal de Silva
Bryant and May on the Loose by Christopher Fowler
Black Butterfly by Mark Gatiss
The Book of Love by Kathleen McGowan
The Likeness by Tana French
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley
The Einstein Girl by Philip Sington
A River in the Sky by Elizabeth Peters
The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson
The Châtelet Apprentice by Jean-François Parot
Never the Bride by Paul Magrs
Angel With Two Faces by Nicola Upson
The Killer of Pilgrims by Susanna Gregory
Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag by Alan Bradley
The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest by Stieg Larsson
Seeking Whom He May Devour by Fred Vargas
The Meaning of Night by Michael Cox

That’s right, that’s 19 titles! Pretty good going, if I say so myself:)

So, what were your favourite mysteries this year? Spill!

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6 Responses to “Thriller and Suspense 2010 Challenge Wrap-up!”

  1. Mystica Says:

    I have read seven of them which I think wonderful!!!

  2. Anbolyn Says:

    That’s great! Do you have a favorite out of them all or one that you would recommend over the others?


  3. I love mysteries too!! I have just totted mine up and I have read 33 this year! i will probably do a post about it soon too.

    I am going to check out some more of your reviews now 🙂

  4. Darlyn Says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge! I read The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest earlier this year, and thought it was pretty good. 🙂


  5. There are so many temptations on your list. I really enjoyed Maureen Jennings’ Except the Dying and Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore, two completely different mysteries that each reminded me that I should be reading more of them!

  6. chasing bawa Says:

    Mystica: Excellent!

    Anbolyn: That is a difficult question. I think I chose well and enjoyed all of them. But the one I enjoyed reading the most and put a big smile on my face is Alan Bradley’s ‘The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie’. Have you tried it?

    The Book Whisperer: 33?? That is amazing! Well done Boof!

    Darlyn: Larsson’s books are incredibly entertaining, arent’ they? I really enjoyed the films as well, although I’ve still got the last one to see:)

    Buried in Print: Thanks for the recs, I’ll be checking them out and adding them to my ever growing wishlist. There’s nothing more satisfying than a good mystery, especially a well written one.


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