Calendar of Crime Challenge

Read 12 books, one for each month, which meets one of the prompts for that month.

Prompts that can count for any month (may be used each month):
1. Name of the month is in the title
2. The author’s birth was in the month
3. Primary action takes place in the month
4. It was originally published in the month
5. Title main word starts with the first letter of the month name
6. A holiday in the month is a notable element in the story
7. You were born in the month you may use a wild card

January

  1. Month-related item on cover (snow, winter scene, top hat, party, etc.)
  2. Snowbound country house mystery

February

  1. Month-related item on cover (heart, couple, bow & arrow, etc.)
  2. Couple / romance / love triangle has major role

March

  1. Month-related item on cover (shamrock, green, wind, etc.)
  2. Money/ fortune/ inheritance has a major role

April

  1. Month-related item on cover (rabbit, fancy hat, rain, etc.)
  2. Church/ minister/ religion has a major role

May

  1. Month-related item on cover (graves, flags, flowers, a mother, etc.)
  2. A military figure or a mother has a major role

June

  1. Month-related item on cover (a father, a bride, cake, bells, etc.)
  2. A father or a wedding figures prominently

July

  1. Month-related item on cover (flag, fireworks, maple representation, etc.)
  2. Takes place in the US or Canada

August

  1. Month-related item on cover (summer scene, school item, beach, etc.)
  2. A summer holiday setting has a major role

September

  1. Month-related item on cover (work scene, travel, picnic, etc.)
  2. A work setting has a major role

October

  1. Month-related item on cover (pumpkin, mask, something spooky, fall scene, etc.)
  2. A costume/disguise or a mistaken identity has a major role

November

  1. Month-related item on cover (turkey, dinner scene, poppies, etc.)
  2. Family relationships have a major role

December

  1. Month-related item on cover (tree, snow, winter scene, etc.)
  2. A house party or family gathering has a major role