2010 Global Challenge

Challenge – extremist level: During 2010 read three novels each from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America (incl Central America), South America, two from Antarctica and a wild card from any other time or place that is new to me. To be truly extreme they should be from different countries or states within those continents and, my personal twist was that they all had to be by new-to-me authors.

Completed: 15 November 2010


1. A Carrion Death by Michael Stanley (Botswana)

2. Blood Rose by Margie Orford (Namibia/South Africa)

3. Wife of the Gods by Kwei Querty (Ghana)


4. Black Ice by Matt Dickinson

5. In Cold Pursuit by Sarah Andrews


6. The Prophet Murders by Mehmet Murat Somer (Turkey)

7. Mrs D’Silva’s Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta by Glen Peters (India)

8. Villain by Shuichi Yoshida (Japan)


9. Bold Blood by Lindy Kelly (New Zealand)

10. The Curse of the Golden Yo-Yo by Robin Bowles (Australia)

11. Beat Not the Bones by Charlotte Jay (New Guinea)


12. The Rule Book by Rob Kitchin (Ireland)

13. A Death In Tuscany by Michele Guittari (Italy)

14. A Not So Perfect Crime by Teresa Solano (Spain)

North America

15. Borderline by Nevada Barr (Texas, USA)

16. The Uncomfortable Dead by Paco Ignacio Taibo II and Subcommandante Marcos (Mexico)

17. April Fool by William Deverell (Canada)

South America

18. Thursday Night Widows by Claudia Pineiro (Argentina)

19. Death in the Andes by Mario Vargas Llosa (Peru)

20. Southwesterly Wind by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza (Brazil)

Wildcard (any time or place that is new to me)

21. Instruments of Darkness by Imogen Robertson (England, 1775-80)

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