I complete my goal for the 2018 Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge. My goal was the Special Agent level, 36-55 books. I’ll read a couple more before the end of the year, but not enough to push me into the next level. Thanks Stormi at Books, Movies, Review! Oh My! and Barb at Booker T’s Farm for hosting!

  1. The Matter of the Crown by Linda Ferreri
  2. The Bookworm by Mitch Silver
  3. Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café by Richard Dee
  4. Strangers on a Train by Patricia Highsmith
  5. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh
  7. Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh
  8. Lost Books and Old Bones by Paige Shelton
  9. Codename Villanelle by Luke Jennings
  10. The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh
  11. The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  12. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware
  13. I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara
  14. Buried Secrets by Leighann Dobbs
  15. Lock In by John Scalzi
  16. Head On by John Scalzi
  17. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
  18. The Annotated Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler
  19. Dead Water by Ngaio Marsh
  20. The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
  21. Murder has a Motive by Francis Duncan
  22. Picked Off by Linda Lovely
  23. The Pot Thief Who Studied Edward Abbey by J. Michael Orenduff
  24. Mystery!: The Origins Game Fair 2018 Anthology by editor Chantelle Aimée Osman
  25. A Judgement In Stone by Ruth Rendell
  26. Twelve Angry Librarians by Miranda James
  27. Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie
  28. The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie
  29. Poirot Investigates by Agatha Christie
  30. Death of a Fool by Ngaio Marsh
  31. True Fiction by Lee Goldberg
  32. The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie
  33. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  34. In at the Death by Francis Duncan
  35. Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
  36. Peril at End House by Agatha Christie
  37. The Lady in the Cellar: Murder, Scandal and Insanity in Victorian Bloomsbury by Sinclair McKay
  38. From Russia with Love by Ian Fleming
  39. Cherringham: A Cosy Crime Series Compilation (Cherringham #1-3) by Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  40. Hallowe’en Party by Agatha Christie
  41. After the Funeral by Agatha Christie
  42. Death and the Dancing Footman by Ngaio Marsh
  43. Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie
  44. Cherringham #4-6 by Matthew Costello, Neil Richards
  45. Much Ado About Murder by Elizabeth J. Duncan
  46. Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie

There are too many to really pick a favorite and so many of them have stood the test of time for good reasons. Two that surprised me by how much I enjoyed them were Lock In and its sequel Head On. The mix of sci-fi and mystery works really well for me. I also read a couple true crime stories this year, The Lady in the Cellar and Gone in the Dark, both of which I enjoyed more than I thought I would. I was most disappointed with From Russia with Love; I need to stick with the Bond movies and avoid the books.


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