Calendar of Crime Wrap-Up Post

The Calendar of Crime is a reading challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader’s Block. It allows mystery readers to include any mystery regardless of publication date. If it falls in a mystery category (crime fiction/detective novel/police procedural/suspense/thriller/spy & espionage/hard-boiled/cozy etc.), then it counts and it does not matter if it was published in 1892 or 2019.

The Challenge ran from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. I really enjoyed doing this and completed 42 of the 108 categories as shown in the chart and listed below:

Calendar of C 2019 2






  • The Lying Room by Nicci French author’s birth month (Sean French)
  • The Seeker by S G Maclean – original publication month
  • Who Killed Ruby? by Camilla Way – mother has a major role
  • Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves – action takes place this month







  • The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths – primary action takes place in this month
  • The Lost Man by Jane Harper – Family relationships play major role
  • Not Dead Enough by Peter James – book title has word beginning with ‘N’


And now I’m looking forward to taking part in this year’s challenge – you can sign up too on Bev’s blog My Readers Block.

6 thoughts on “Calendar of Crime Wrap-Up Post

  1. What an interesting challenge, Margaret! I like that creative approach to encouraging people to read different sorts of books (including books already on the TBR!). Glad you enjoyed the challenge.

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  2. 42 books is absolutely brilliant. Well done. I need to do my post too, I ended up having to make a list of the blog posts I need to do and still have a couple left to write. It gets hectic this time of year. LOL!

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