It’s the first of September and time to enjoy R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril challenge. This time, it’s hosted by Ani and Heather at the Estella Society.

Dark Fantasy.

Or anything sufficiently moody that shares a kinship with the above.

That is what embodies the stories, written and visual, that we celebrate with the R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril event.

As time has wound on, we’ve discovered that simple rules are best:

1. Have fun reading (and watching).
2. Share that fun with others.

As Carl does each and every year, there are multiple levels of participation (Perils) that allow you to be a part of R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril without adding the burden of another commitment to your already busy lives. There is even a one book only option for those who feel that this sort of reading is not their cup of tea (or who have too many other commitments) but want to participate all the same.

R.I.P. X officially runs from September 1st through October 31st.

I’ll participate in

Peril the First: Read four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.

Some Sherlock Holmes. It’s been far too long since I’ve read the originals.
Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives. I’ve really enjoyed the previous short story collections in this series and detectives in fantasy setting should be perfect for this challenge.
Peter O’Donnell’s Modesty Blaise books.
I have a lot of fantasy books in my TBR and they often have mystery elements, too.

1, Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Snipers (mystery)
2, Agatha Christie: The Moving Finger (mystery)
3, Kristine Kathryn Rush ed.: Fiction River: Fantastic Detectives (short story collection, crime, supernatural)
4, Seanan McGuire: A Rose-Red Chain (supernatural)
5, Kristine Kathryn Rusch ed.: Fiction River: Past Crimes (short story, crime)
6, Peter O’Donnell: Saber-Tooth (thriller)
7, Peter O’Donnell: I, Lucifer (thriller)
8, Tarquin Hall: The Case of the Man who Died Laughing (mystery)