I was very proud of myself for completing the Merely Mystery Reading Challenge in 2012.
There were two possible levels for this challenge.
Down on Her/His Luck Gumshoe - Read two or more books falling into any of the twelve sub-genres specified by the challenge (listed below).
Shamus Who Has Seen It All - Read at least one book from each of the sub-genres for a total of 12 books.
I chose to sign up for the Shamus Who Has Seen It All level. This was a true challenge for me, because
several of the genres were not that appealing to me.
I did read more than one in many of the sub-genres, but I chose to list just one for each.
Below I have listed books I read with links to reviews...
The Whodunit: Political Suicide by Robert Barnard
Locked Room Mystery: The Tattoo Murder Case by Akimitsu Takagi
Cozy: Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand
Hard-Boiled/Noir: Dying Light by Stuart MacBride
The Inverted Detective Story: The Suspect by L. R. Wright
The Historical Whodunnit: Bluffing Mr. Churchill by John Lawton
The Police Procedural: The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo
The Professional Thriller: With a Bare Bodkin by Cyril Hare
The Spy Novel: The Company of Strangers by Robert Wilson
Caper Stories: The Thief Who Couldn't Sleep by Lawrence Block
The Psychological Suspense: A Duty to the Dead by Charles Todd
Spoofs and Parodies: The Affair of the Mutilated Mink by James Anderson