Six Shooter Mystery

“Welcome to the 2022 Six Shooter Challenge! Your goal is to shoot (read) six mysteries by the same target (author). You get one notch on your gun for each target completed. After your first target completion, you get bonus points for each additional notch. Unlike many reading challenges, reading more books may not necessarily help your score. Scores are not based on quantity, but rather efficient shooting in reaching your target(s).

[…]You get to decide what is a ‘mystery’. Traditional murder mysteries, thrillers, police procedurals, young adult, short stories, true crime, romances, all are welcome. Print books, audio books, radio dramatization, or e-books may be used.”


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TARGET #1: Bernard Cornell – Sharpe series

  • #8: Sharpe’s Eagle COMPLETED 1/10/22
  • #1: Sharpe’s Tiger COMPLETED 2/8/22
  • #2: Sharpe’s Triumph COMPLETED 5/14/22
  • #3: Sharpe’s Fortress
  • #4: Sharpe’s Trafalgar
  • #5: Sharpe’s Prey
    • #6: Sharpe’s Rifles (already read in the past)
  • #7: Sharpe’s Havoc

TARGET #2: Dean Koontz

  • In the Heart of the Fire (Nameless: Season One #1) COMPLETE 1/3/22
  • Photographing the Dead (Nameless: Season One #2) COMPLETE 1/4/22
  • The Praying Mantis Bride (Nameless: Season One #3) COMPLETED 1/5/22
  • Red Rain (Nameless: Season One #4) COMPLETED 1/5/22
  • The Mercy of Snakes (Nameless: Season One #5) COMPLETED 1/6/22
  • Memories of Tomorrow (Nameless: Season One #6) COMPLETED 1/7/22
  • The Lost Soul of the City (Nameless: Season Two #1) COMPLETED 1/30/22
  • Gentle is the Angel of Death (Nameless: Season Two #2) COMPLETED 2/4/22
  • Kaleidoscope (Nameless: Season Two #3) COMPLETED 2/5/22
  • Light Has Weight, But Darkness Does Not (Nameless: Season Two #4) COMPLETED 2/6/22
  • Corkscrew (Nameless: Season 2 #5) COMPLETED 2/14/22
  • Zero In (Nameless: Season 2 #6) COMPLETED 2/15/22

TARGET #3: Benedict Jacka – Alex Verus series

  • #2: Cursed COMPLETED 1/8/22
  • #3: Taken COMPLETED 2/5/22
  • #4: Chosen COMPLETED 5/30/22
  • #5: Hidden
  • #6: Veiled
  • #7: Burned

TARGET #4: William W. Johnstone

  • Hired Guns (Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter #8) COMPLETED 1/30/22
  • Luke Jensen: The Beginning COMPLETED 3/26/22
  • The Devil You Know (Stoneface Finnegan #2) COMPLETED 5/11/22
  • Those Jensen Boys! COMPLETED 3/26/22
  • A Lone Star Christmas (Christmas #1) COMPLETED 5/28/22
  • Watchers in the Woods
  • Prairie Fire (Luke Jensen Bounty Hunter #9)

TARGET #5: Richard Chizmar

  • Gwendy’s Magic Feather COMPLETED 1/20/22
  • Gwendy’s Final Task COMPELTED 4/13/22
  • Widow’s Point COMPLETED 5/7/22
  • Dirty Coppers COMPLETED 5/8/22
  • Devil’s Night COMPLETED 5/8/22
  • Chasing the Bogeyman COMPLETED 5/21/22