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message 1: by Ellie (last edited Jun 05, 2016 08:39AM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE

Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used for 1 category (Ex: Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap would fit into 3 categories – strangled, cut off from the world due to bad weather, locked room mystery. But you can only place this story in 1 of the categories)

For the bonus round, you must first complete the Newspaper Mogul category and then complete the bonus category. (Just for fun, the bonus round is a bit tougher) However, if you read a book that you realize fits into the bonus category, you can save it to use to fill in the bonus round after you complete Newspaper Mogul status!

There will be one prize ($25 Amazon gift card) given for a Pulitzer Prize Winner (chosen from the group who completes this level).

The challenge runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

You don’t have to choose your books in advance. If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.

Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…

Crossovers with other challenges are fine.

Most of all—have fun!



You can read any book you choose for the categories, but here’s a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. For the Where category—set in Nevada—read A Frenzied Bid For Murder (written by yours truly—blatant self-promo) and write a review on GoodReads. This is my first full-length novel and it will be published in June 2016. The deadline for your chance at the gift card is December 1, 2016. One winner will be picked at random from the posted reviews on December 10, 2016.


message 2: by PepperP0t (last edited Mar 25, 2016 03:29PM) (new)

PepperP0t  | 1949 comments (Timeframe) January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.
(Level) News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) -- 15/15 Books Read

WHO 3/3 Books Read
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)Christian by D.B. Reynolds 1/24 - 5stars
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc): Rapture in Death by J.D. Robb 1/13 - 4.5stars
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead): Deception by D.B. Reynolds1/3 - 4.75stars
Deception (Vampires in America, #9) by D.B. Reynolds Rapture in Death (In Death, #4) by J.D. Robb Christian (Vampires in America, #10) by D.B. Reynolds
WHAT 0/3 Books Read
Number in the title: One Silent Night by Sherrilyn Kenyon 3/21 - 4stars
Weather in the title: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs 2/28 - 3stars
Color in title: Brown-Eyed Girlby Lisa Kleypas 1/25 - 4stars
Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) by Patricia Briggs Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family, #4) by Lisa Kleypas One Silent Night (Dark-Hunter #15) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
WHERE 3/3 Books Read
Set in a little town: Justice Healed by Olivia Jaymes 1/5 - 4.75stars
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)Dragonfly by Erica Hayes 1/9 - 4stars
Historical novel (pre 1930): Seduce Me at Sunrise by Lisa Kleypas 1/2 - 3.5stars
Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Justice Healed (Cowboy Justice Association, #2) by Olivia Jaymes Dragonfly by Erica Hayes
WHEN 3/3 Books Read
One that centers around a holiday: Midnight Kiss by Robyn Carr 1/7 - 4stars
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story: Dance with the Devil by Sherrilyn Kenyon 1/9 - 5stars
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery): Touch the Dark by Karen Chance 1/1 - 3.25stars
Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1) by Karen Chance Midnight Kiss (Virgin River, #10.5) by Robyn Carr Dance with the Devil (Dark-Hunter #3) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
HOW 1/3 Books Read
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: Crazy Hot by Tara Janzen 1/16 - 3.5stars
Gun/shooting is murder weapon: Undercover by Danielle Steel 1/2 - 3.75stars
Blunt object is murder weapon: Hammer Down by Moira Rogers 1/23 - 4.5stars
Undercover by Danielle Steel Crazy Hot (Steele Street, #1) by Tara Janzen Hammer Down (Children of the Undying, #1) by Moira Rogers


message 3: by [deleted user] (last edited Dec 05, 2016 09:10AM) (new)

I'm in. Have been looking out for this challenge because last year's was such fun :)

Start Date: 1/1/16
Duration: 1 year
Date Completed: 4/12/16


Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) - DONE
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) - DONE
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) - DONE
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) - DONE
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books - DONE

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books - DONE


WHO (5/5)

A forensic specialist - The Killing Place - Tess Gerritsen (16/3/16) - Maura Isles - Forensic Pathologist
A crime-solving duo - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Arthur Conan Doyle (18/2/16) - Holmes & Watson
A dead person - 18 Things - Jamie Ayres (31/5/16) - Olga - in limbo
Works with animals - Love Bats Last - Pamela Aares (9/1/16) - Jackie Brandon - veterinarian
A legal professional - Wreathed - Curtis Edmonds (16/2/16) - Wendy Jarrett - attorney

WHAT (5/5)

Number in the title - 1984 - George Orwell (23/1/16)
Poison in the title - A Poison Tree - John Dolan (1/11/16)
Weather in the title - Gone with the Wind - Margaret Mitchell (14/3/16)
Color in title - Five Red Herrings - Dorothy L. Sayers (15/4/16)
Title starts with the same letter as your last name - Breaking the Silence - Diane Chamberlain (5/3/16)

WHERE (5/5)

Set in a little town - The Christmas Killer - Jim Gallows (3/1/16) - Littleton, Indiana
NOT set on land - Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne (4/8/16)
Set in Nevada - What Stays in Vegas - Beth Labonte (27/8/16)
Set on foreign soil - Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden (5/1/16) - Japan
Historical novel (pre 1930) - Katherine - Anya Seton (26/4/16) - 14th century

WHEN (5/5)

Set during a party - The Christmas Party - Carole Matthews (4/12/16)
Centers around a holiday - On Strike for Christmas - Sheila Roberts (2/12/16)
Bad weather plays big role in story - Chill Factor - Sandra Brown (11/7/16) - Lilly & Ben are trapped in a mountain cabin during a snow storm
Beat the clock - Angels and Demons - Dan Brown (31/3/16) - Robert Langdon has 6 hours to solve the clues before the bomb explodes
Set during a courtroom trial - A Time to Kill - John Grisham (14/7/16)

HOW (5/5) (Method of Murder)

Poison - Castle Cay - Lee Hanson (16/1/16) - Victim killed by deliberate drug overdose
Knife/stabbing - Pop Goes the Weasel - M.J. Arlidge (9/1/16)
Gun/shooting - The Affair of the Bloodstained Egg Cosy - James Anderson (8/1/16)
Blunt object - Whose Body? - Dorothy L. Sayers (2/1/16) - Victim is killed with a poker
Strangulation - Curtain Call - Anthony Quinn (22/1/16)

BONUS CATEGORY (5/5)

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
Divergent - Veronica Roth (6/1/16) - Tris is 16
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
Saving Saffron Sweeting - Pauline Wiles (7/9/16)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
The Mystery of the Yellow Room - Gaston Leroux (8/11/16)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc) - The Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum (18/8/16) - Witch of the East - cyclone
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story
And Then There Were None - Agatha Christie (23/9/16) - Methods of murder - poison, shooting, blunt object, axe, drowned


message 4: by [deleted user] (new)

Quick question - Where: Historical novel (pre 1930) - does this mean the book needs to be written/published pre 1930 or set pre 1930?


message 5: by Zuzana (new)

Zuzana | 956 comments I'm in. Last year I didn't finish - only 3 books short of the Newspaper Mogul. Well, this time I'll do better. :)

REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
Progress: 0/25


WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT
Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW (Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 6: by Krissy (last edited Oct 17, 2016 09:14PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 2742 comments KRISSY'S TRACKING POST
30/30 Completed


WHO:
(5/5)
✔01. Forensics~ Break No Bones(5/09)★★☆☆☆
✔02. Crime Solving Duo~ Maelstrom(3/04)★★★★★
✔03. Dead~ The Lovely Bones(3/30)★★☆☆☆
✔04. Works w/Animals~ Animal Magnetism(1/05)★★★☆☆
✔05. Legal Professional~ Beyond Eden(1/04)★★☆☆☆
Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9) by Kathy Reichs Maelstrom (Whyborne & Griffin, #7) by Jordan L. Hawk The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold Animal Magnetism (Animal Magnetism, #1) by Jill Shalvis Beyond Eden (Eden, #1) by Kele Moon

WHAT:
(5/5)
✔01. # in Title~ NOS4A2(2/08)★★★☆☆
✔02. Poison in Title~ Poison Study(3/19)★★★☆☆
✔03. Weather in Title~ Storm Front(1/30)★★★★☆
✔04. Color in Title~ Vision in White(1/22)★★★☆☆
✔05. Title Starts With S~ Sunshine’s Savior(1/14)★★★★☆
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill Poison Study (Study, #1) by Maria V. Snyder Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher Vision in White (Bride Quartet, #1) by Nora Roberts Sunshine’s Savior (Brac Pack #3) by Lynn Hagen

WHERE:
(5/5)
✔01. Small Town~ Any Witch Way You Can(1/31)★★★☆☆
✔02. Ship/Boat~ Sea of Stars(3/26)★★★★☆
✔03. Nevada~John Dies at the End(3/07)★★★★☆
✔04. Foreign Country~ Rock Addiction(3/02)★★☆☆☆
✔05. Historical~ The Rogue Not Taken(1/03)★★★★☆
Any Witch Way You Can (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #1) by Amanda M. Lee Sea of Stars (Kricket, #2) by Amy A. Bartol John Dies at the End (John Dies at the End, #1) by David Wong Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1) by Nalini Singh The Rogue Not Taken (Scandal & Scoundrel, #1) by Sarah MacLean

WHEN:
(5/5)
✔01. Party~ Faith(1/06)★★★★☆
✔02. Holiday~ The Christmas Throwaway(1/19)★★★★☆
✔03. Dark & Stormy~ Midwives(1/19)★★★☆☆
✔04. Beat the Clock~ Storm Front(1/30)★★★★☆
✔05. Courtroom~ In Cold Blood(1/14)★★★★☆
Faith (Heaven Sent, #4) by Jet Mykles The Christmas Throwaway by R.J. Scott Midwives by Chris Bohjalian Storm Front (The Dresden Files, #1) by Jim Butcher In Cold Blood by Truman Capote

HOW:
(5/5)
✔01. Poison~ Every Breath She Takes(1/23)★★★☆☆
✔02. Stabbing~ Blinded By Our Eyes(1/25)★★☆☆☆
✔03. Shooting~ Mine(1/04)★★★★★
✔04. Blunt Object~ The Lightning-Struck Heart(1/18)★★★★★
✔05. Strangulation~ Mr. Murder(2/04)★★★☆☆
Every Breath She Takes by Norah Wilson Blinded By Our Eyes by Clare London Mine by Mary Calmes The Lightning-Struck Heart (Tales From Verania, #1) by T.J. Klune Mr. Murder by Dean Koontz

BONUS:
(5/5)
✔01. Minor MC~ My Name is Luka(1/25)★★★★☆
✔02. 3 Word Title~ Tied to Trouble(3/23)★★★★☆
**Other Possibilities:**
Fighting for Flight
Let Love Live
The Thief Taker
Barn Boot Blues
The Thirteenth Tale
When We Wake
Vegan, Virgin, Valentine
Beulah's Boy, Barney
Bound by Blood
Bound By Blood
Bound by Blood
Amaranth & Ash
The Ten Thousand
Angels and Airheads
Gone, Gone, Gone
Bye Bye Baby
Bye Bye Baby
Calmly, Carefully, Completely
Finally Finding Faith
Maybe Matt's Miracle
Proving Paul's Promise
Zip, Zero, Zilch
Good Girl Gone
While We Waited
Holding Her Hand
Brothers by Bond
Chili Con Corpses
Who We Were
Who We Were
Who We Were

✔03. "Locked Room"~ Luckiest Girl Alive(1/12)★★★☆☆
✔04. Natural Disaster Death~ The Girl Who Played with Fire(1/16)★★★☆☆
✔05. 3 Deaths 3 Ways~ The Library at Mount Char(1/11)★★★☆☆
My Name is Luka (More Than Friends, #7) by Aria Grace Tied to Trouble (Gamers #3) by Megan Erickson Luckiest Girl Alive by Jessica Knoll The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium, #2) by Stieg Larsson The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins


message 7: by Jacki (last edited Jun 18, 2016 05:20PM) (new)

Jacki | 162 comments I'm in! Was one book short of Newspaper Mogul last year - going for the Pulitzer!

TCF's Reporter's Challenge - 2016
Duration: 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Date Completed:

Progress:

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO - 3/5

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo Lock & Mori-Finished 1/10/2016
Protagonist is a dead person (zombie) Warm Bodies-Finished 1/28/2016
Protagonist works with animals (trainer, jokey) Seabiscuit: An American LegendFinished 1/19/2016
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

Lock & Mori (Lock & Mori, #1) by Heather W. Petty Seabiscuit An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies, #1) by Isaac Marion

WHAT - 4/5

Number in the title Fahrenheit 451-Finished 2/13/2016
Poison in the title
Weather in the title The Lightning Thief-3/24/2016
Color in title The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America-3/11/2016
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Redshirts-Finished 6/14/2016

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan Redshirts by John Scalzi

WHERE - 5/5

Set in a little town An Abundance of Katherines-2/9/2016
NOT set on land (U-boat, Lusitania) Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania-1/26/2016
Set in Nevada Pretending to Be Erica-5/23/2016
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) Fire Me Up-3/9/2016; Hungary
Historical novel (pre 1930) Outlander-1/12/2016; 1743

Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson An Abundance of Katherines by John Green Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey #2) by Katie MacAlister Pretending to Be Erica by Michelle Painchaud

WHEN - 2/5

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story - Joyland-3/4/2016; (view spoiler)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock. Illuminae-4/18/2016; Book has countdown/timer to large battle
One set during a courtroom trial

Joyland by Stephen King Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman

HOW - 3/5

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - The Ripper Gene: A Novel 1/7/2016
Gun/shooting is murder weapon - Lolita-2/27/2016
Blunt object is murder weapon - Dangerous Boys-6/3/2016; pipe
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

The Ripper Gene by Michael Ransom Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov Dangerous Boys by Abigail Haas

BONUS CATEGORY - 0/5

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 8: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments Yes, you can level up or down anytime!! (It's just for fun)

PepperP0t wrote: "this still looks interesting. I'm going to try this year at the news anchor level. 3 per category.

Could I change my level later?"



message 9: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments Set pre 1930

Caroline wrote: "Quick question - Where: Historical novel (pre 1930) - does this mean the book needs to be written/published pre 1930 or set pre 1930?"


message 10: by Dominique (last edited Jun 07, 2016 04:09AM) (new)

Dominique REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!


News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist- The Girl in the Spider's Web 01/03/15
Jeffrey and Sara Beyond Reach 04/20/16
Lucy and Chris All Good Deeds 04/23/16
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title
The Thirteenth Tale 03/17/16
The One 04/30/16
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Green Hills of Africa 04/07/16
Dirty White Boys 04/09/16
The Black Angel 04/14/16
Title starts with the same letter as your last name
A Dark and Twisted Tide 05/23/16
Dark Horse 06/06/16


WHERE

Set in a little town
Gatlin, South Carolina Beautiful Creatures 01/05/15
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
The Husband's Secret 04/14/16 Australia
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
The Guest Room 01/17/16
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Dark Hollow – 01/13/16
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Pretty Baby: 03/23/16
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon
The Wrath and the Dawn 01/07/16
Fractured 05/26/16

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
The Goldfinch 01/28/16 (museum)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story
Orphan X 02/12/16 shot, knife, fell on car


message 11: by Ellie (last edited Dec 14, 2016 03:48PM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments I got the Pulitzer!

30/30

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist - The Ghost Fields (forensic archaeologist)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo - Murder Most Malicious (lady & lady's maid)
Protagonist is a dead person - A Skeleton In The Family (skeleton)
Protagonist works with animals - Laying Down The Paw (K9 officer)
Protagonist is a legal professional - Long Upon The Land (judge)

WHAT

Number in the title - Eighth Grave After Dark
Poison in the title - A Is For Arsenic
Weather in the title - Ghost In The Wind
Color in title - Black Cat Crossing
Title starts with the same letter as your last name - Ornaments Of Death

WHERE

Set in a little town - A Fatal Chapter (Stoneham, NH)
NOT set on land - Death By Water (cruise ship)
Set in Nevada - A Frenzied Bid for Murder
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - Puffin Of Death (Iceland)
Historical novel (pre 1930) - Murder At Whitehall (1500's)

WHEN

One book set during a party - The Readaholics and The Poirot Puzzle (grand opening bash)
One that centers around a holiday - The Bark Before Christmas (Christmas)
One Dark & Stormy night – Reading Up A Storm
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock - Sense Of Deception (find real killer before death sentence is carried out)
One set during a courtroom trial - Who Let The Dog Out

HOW
(Method of Murder)

Poison - Murder In The Paperback Parlor
Knife/stabbing - Bodice Of Evidence
Gun/shooting - Death On Eat Street
Blunt object - Ghost To The Rescue (bottle)
Rope/strangulation - Parchment And Old Lace

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd (Flavia-12 yrs. old)
WHAT - 3 word title - Bye Bye, Baby
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery - Frankly My Dear, I'm Dead (locked in mansion)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster - Urn Burial (flood)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means Murder Comes Calling (electrocution, garrote, carbon monoxide poisoning, bludgeoned)-



message 12: by PepperP0t (new)

PepperP0t  | 1949 comments Ellie wrote: "Yes, you can level up or down anytime!! (It's just for fun)

PepperP0t wrote: "this still looks interesting. I'm going to try this year at the news anchor level. 3 per category.

Could I change my ..."


thx


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Ellie wrote: "Set pre 1930

Caroline wrote: "Quick question - Where: Historical novel (pre 1930) - does this mean the book needs to be written/published pre 1930 or set pre 1930?""


Thanks Ellie :)


message 14: by Rosa (last edited Dec 08, 2016 08:00AM) (new)

Rosa I'm in

23/30

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) - The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle (2/24/16)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) - Love, Death and Tea by Will Once (zombie) (9/30/16)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) - Murder in Tropical Breeze by Mary Bowers (MC owns an animal shelter) (1/30/16)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc) - Wreathed by Curtis Edmonds (Wendy) (2/6/16)

WHAT

Number in the title - 21st Century Dad (and husband): Or rather... the trials and tribulations of being a modern day father and husband by 21st Century Dad (2/11/16)
Poison in the title - Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie (3/10/16)
Weather in the title - Storm Crazy: Storm Lake by Livia Quinn (3/23/16)
Color in title - White Trash Zombie Gone Wild by Diana Rowland (8/23/16)
Title starts with the same letter as your last name - Killer Climate by Alannah Foley (3/11/16)

WHERE

Set in a little town - An Uncollected Death: A Charlotte Anthony Mystery by Meg Wolfe (Elm Grove, Indiana) (1/3/16)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) - Eejit: A Tale of the Final Fall of Man by Andrew Hindle (space ship) (1/17/16)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) - Pocket Apocalypse by Seanan McGuire (Australia) (2/21/16)
Historical novel (pre 1930) - The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (4/7/16)

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) - The Tennis Party by Madeleine Wickham (4/25/16)
One that centers around a holiday - The Case of the Linen Pressed Guest by K.W. Callahan (Christmas) (1/5/16)
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story - Chasing Paradise by Joel York (tropical storms) (11/25/16)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) - April's Busman Holiday by Kerry Frith (12/3/16)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW ✔

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon - The Secret by Kathi Daley (3/5/16)
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh (2/14/16)
Gun/shooting is murder weapon - The Future Widows' Club by Rhonda Nelson (1/12/16)
Blunt object is murder weapon - Rose Hill by Pamela Grandstaff (1/8/16)
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon - Ted Saves the World by Bryan Cohen (2/23/16)

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 15: by Nell (last edited Jan 04, 2017 01:06PM) (new)

Nell | 358 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) DONE! 2/05/16
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) DONE 4/08/16
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) DONE 8/13/16
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) DONE 12/25/16
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
Pulitzer Prize Winner: 30 books

WHO (Protagonist)
Forensic specialist- Fellowship of Fear by Aaron Elkins 11/27/16
Crime-solving duo - A Root Awakening by Kate Collins 1/26/16
Dead person - Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn Hart 8/26/16
Works with animals - Take the Monkey and Run by Laura Morrigan 8/05/16
Legal professional (lawyer) - A Radical Departure by Lia Matera 3/10/16

A Root Awakening (A Flower Shop Mystery #16) by Kate Collins A Radical Departure (Willa Jansson, #2) by Lia Matera Take the Monkey and Run (Call of the Wilde #4) by Laura Morrigan Ghost in Trouble (Bailey Ruth, #3) by Carolyn Hart Fellowship of Fear (Gideon Oliver, #1) by Aaron Elkins

WHAT (Title)
Number
- One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett 6/23/16
Poison - Pearls and Poison by Duffy Brown 2/05/16
Weather - Fogged Inn by Barbara Ross 11/12/16
Color -Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice 9/24/16
Starts with the letter T - Threaded for Trouble by Janet Bolin 7/25/16

Pearls and Poison (Consignment Shop Mystery #3) by Duffy Brown One Hot Murder (Victoria Square, #3) by Lorraine Bartlett Threaded for Trouble (Threadville Mystery, #2) by Janet Bolin Orange Mint and Honey by Carleen Brice Fogged Inn (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #4) by Barbara Ross

WHERE
Set in a little town - The Good, the Bad, and the Emus by Donna Andrews 1/18/16
NOT set on land -
Set in Nevada - Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins 12/25/16
Set on foreign soil - The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café by Alexander McCall Smith 2/18/16
Historical novel (pre 1930) - Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood 3/24/16

The Good, the Bad, and the Emus (Meg Langslow, #17) by Donna Andrews The Handsome Man's Deluxe Café (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #15) by Alexander McCall Smith Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher, #1) by Kerry Greenwood Forbidden (Old West #1) by Beverly Jenkins

WHEN
Party - Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman by Tessa Arlen 4/08/16
Holiday - Duck the Halls by Donna Andrews 1/09/16
Dark & Stormy nightMayhem at the Orient Express by Kylie Logan 11/17/16
Beat the clock - Long Man by Amy Greene 8/13/16
Courtroom trial

Duck the Halls (Meg Langslow, #16) by Donna Andrews Death of a Dishonorable Gentleman (Lady Montfort Mystery, #1) by Tessa Arlen Long Man by Amy Greene Mayhem at the Orient Express (League of Literary Ladies, #1) by Kylie Logan

HOW
Poison
- Be Careful What You Witch For by Dawn Eastman 3/18/16
Knife/stabbing - Killer in Crinolines by Duffy Brown 1/31/16
Gun/shooting - The Nightingale Before Christmas by Donna Andrews 1/23/16
Blunt object - Flying Too High by Kerry Greenwood 4/10/16
Rope/strangulation - Foul Play at the PTA by Laura Alden 4/25/16

The Nightingale Before Christmas (Meg Langslow, #18) by Donna Andrews Killer in Crinolines (A Consignment Shop Mystery Book 2) by Duffy Brown Be Careful What You Witch For (A Family Fortune Mystery, #2) by Dawn Eastman Flying Too High (Phryne Fisher, #2) by Kerry Greenwood Foul Play at the PTA (Beth Kennedy #2) by Laura Alden

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)

WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)

WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery
The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller 3/28/16
A Demon Summer by G.M. Malliet 6/03/16
The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller A Demon Summer (Max Tudor #4) by G.M. Malliet
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)

HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story
A Radical Departure by Lia Matera 3/10/16 (poisoned, vehicular homicide, shot & suffocated) 3/28/16
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials by Ovidia Yu 5/21/16 (poisoned, drowned/blunt object, 'live' organ transplant)
The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis 6/14/16 (poisoned, stabbed, drowned, blunt object)
Aunty Lee's Deadly Specials (Singaporean Mystery #2) by Ovidia Yu The Diva Serves High Tea (Domestic Diva, #10) by Krista Davis


message 16: by Sunshine (new)

Sunshine (Sunshine22222) | 156 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:


Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!


Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT
Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used for 1 category

For the bonus round, you must first complete the Newspaper Mogul category and then complete the bonus category. (Just for fun, the bonus round is a bit tougher) However, if you read a book that you realize fits into the bonus category, you can save it to use to fill in the bonus round after you complete Newspaper Mogul status!


message 17: by Cheryl (last edited Sep 26, 2016 10:33PM) (new)

Cheryl La Pa (CherylLP) | 93 comments TCF's Reporter's Challenge - 2016
Duration: 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
Date Completed:

Progress: 14/15

News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)


WHO - 2/3

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
✔Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) Magic Shifts 27 April
✔Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Fall from Grace 26 Sept (vampire)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT - 3/3

✔Number in the title The Dirt on Ninth Grave 17 Jan
Poison in the title
✔Weather in the title Unleash the Storm 29 Feb
Color in title
✔Title starts with the same letter as your last name. Legend 20 Feb

WHERE - 3/3

✔Set in a little town - The Restorer 2 Jan
✔NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)Illuminae 9 Jan
Set in Nevada
✔Set on foreign soil (not America or England) Magic Rises 12 Jan
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN - 3/3

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
✔One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story. A Different Blue 5 Jan
✔One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Gunmetal Magic 10 Jan
✔One set during a courtroom trial
Memories of Ash 6 June

HOW - 3/3

(Method of Murder)
✔Poison is murder weapon The Winner's Crime 25 May
✔Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Cold Burn of Magic 16 Feb
✔Gun/shooting is murder weapon The Problem with Forever 22 May
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

The Restorer (Graveyard Queen, #1) by Amanda Stevens A Different Blue by Amy Harmon Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman Gunmetal Magic (Kate Daniels, #5.5) by Ilona Andrews Magic Rises (Kate Daniels, #6) by Ilona Andrews The Dirt on Ninth Grave (Charley Davidson, #9) by Darynda Jones Cold Burn of Magic (Black Blade, #1) by Jennifer Estep Legend (Legend, #1) by Marie Lu Unleash the Storm (Steel & Stone, #5) by Annette Marie Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout Memories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #2) by Intisar Khanani The Winner's Crime (The Winner's Trilogy, #2) by Marie Rutkoski Fall from Grace (Resurrection Book 4) by Elizabeth Davies


message 18: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Jan 08, 2017 02:42PM) (new)

BarbaraAnn | 175 comments I'm in at editor category

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

22/20

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc) The Girl Who Disappeared Twice ***** 7/9
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) Cut & Run **** 4/19
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Destined for an Early Grave 2/5 *****
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) Without Reservations3/4 *****
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)


WHAT

Number in the title The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency **** 5/18
Poison in the title Poison Study **** 6/13
Weather in the title Lightning Lingers **** 8/16
Color in title Red Dirt Heart *** 5/28
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Shaw 1/25 ****

WHERE

Set in a little town Can't Take My Eyes Off of You **** 5/30
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Dark Horse ***** 7/13
Set in Nevada This Rough Magic **** 7/23
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)Summer Beach Vet: Playing by Heart 4/1 ***
Historical novel (pre 1930) Widdershins ***** 2/16

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) Silent in the Sanctuary **** 11/12
One that centers around a holiday Daniel's Christmas **** 7/30
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story The Outstretched Shadow **** 9/25
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Heartsick **** 4/7
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon book:The Mysterious Affair at Styles|16343] *** 2/20
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Die For Me 2/18 ****
Gun/shooting is murder weaponMissing You 3/6 ***
Blunt object is murder weapon The Art of Detection1/19 ****
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Gone for Good **** 5/9

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used for 1 category (Ex: Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap would fit into 3 categories – strangled, cut off from the world due to bad weather, locked room mystery. But you can only place this story in 1 of the categories)

For the bonus round, you must first complete the Newspaper Mogul category and then complete the bonus category. (Just for fun, the bonus round is a bit tougher) However, if you read a book that you realize fits into the bonus category, you can save it to use to fill in the bonus round after you complete Newspaper Mogul status!


message 19: by NancyHelen (new)

NancyHelen | 370 comments I'm back again - determined to make Newspaper Mogul in 2016. I was 4 books short last year.

REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
Progress: 0/25

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT
Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW (Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 20: by Mave (last edited Jan 05, 2016 02:23AM) (new)

Mave | 141 comments I'm in again!

REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books
Progress: 0/30


WHO (0/5)

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT (0/5)

Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE (0/5)

Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN (0/5)

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW (0/5)

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY (0/5)

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 21: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments It's great to see so many of you back for this year's challenge. Hope you have tons of fun!


message 22: by Joann (last edited Jul 11, 2016 09:10PM) (new)

Joann This looks fun - count me in!

Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books


Progress: 30 /30


WHO - 5 / 5

Protagonist is a forensic specialist A Suitable Vengeance
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo Well-Schooled in Murder
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Ghost on Black Mountain
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) The Goose Girl
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc) My Sister's Keeper

WHAT 5 / 5

Number in the titleOne Potion in the Grave
Poison in the titlePlaying With Poison
Weather in the titleRainy Day Sisters: A Hartley-by-the-Sea Novel
Color in title The Blue Bistro
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Property of a Lady

WHERE 5 / 5

Set in a little town The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Set Sail for Murder
Set in Nevada Death Perception
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) The Firebird
Historical novel (pre 1930) The Winter Sea

WHEN 5 / 5

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) The Anatomist's Wife
One that centers around a holidayMissing Joseph
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story Halfway Hexed
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Barely Bewitched
One set during a courtroom trial The Last Time I Was Me

HOW 5 / 5

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weaponA Potion to Die For
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Diner Impossible
Gun/shooting is murder weapon Whiskey Rebellion
Blunt object is murder weapon The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Haunted

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18) Our Endless Numbered Days
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter) The Thirteenth Tale
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained) Mortal Arts
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc) Little Beach Street Bakery
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story And Then There Were None


message 23: by Ama (new)

Ama (amareads) | 19 comments I wanna play! I'll backdate to January 1.
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)


message 24: by Brindi Michele (new)

Brindi Michele | 155 comments I wanna play! I'll backdate to January 1.
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)


message 25: by Viji (last edited Jan 27, 2016 08:41PM) (new)

Viji | 28 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 01 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE

Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 429 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2016
Newspaper Mogul: 0/25


Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT
Number in the title
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


Sunshine✰✰✰ | 429 comments Does Obsidian work for a color?


message 28: by [deleted user] (new)

For 'Poison in the title' are you looking for the name of a specific poison (arsenic, cyanide etc) or would the word 'poison' be acceptable?


message 29: by Brenda (last edited Feb 02, 2016 06:41PM) (new)

Brenda | 43 comments The Reporter's Challenge 2016
Duration:
January 1 - December 31, 2016
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)

2/10

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title Smokin' Seventeen 1/31/16
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE

Set in a little town The Heart of Falcon Ridge 1/20/16
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


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message 31: by Bev (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:59PM) (new)

Bev | 27 comments I'm a Cub Reporter too! One down in each category.

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message 32: by Sally (last edited Jun 05, 2016 11:12AM) (new)

Sally Bergstrom | 43 comments Duration: January 1 - December 31, 2016
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)

2/10 I AM A MOGAL!

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic Taboo (CSI Reilly Steel, #1) by Casey Hillartist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)fini
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team:] Dead Read Miracle (A Dead Red, #5) by R.P. Dahlkehubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)fini
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Ghost of A Chance by Emma Danielsfini
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) Lost And Found (September Day Series, #1) by Amy Shojai
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc) Guilt by John Lescroartfini

WHAT

Number in the title One O'Clock Hustle (Rebecca Mayfield #1) by Joanne Pencefini
Poison in the title Hemlock (Tales of a Traveler, #1) by N.J. Layouni
Weather in the title Flying the Storm by C.S. Arnotfini
Color in title A Dead Red Heart (A Dead Red, #2) by R.P. Dahlkefini
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Blindsided (A Thriller) by Jay Giles

WHERE

Set in a little town 1930 (The 1929 Series, #3) by M. L. Gardnerfini
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Flight To Mars (Mission, #1) by V.A. Jeffreyfini
Set in Nevada Stateline (Dan Reno, #1) by Dave Stantonfini
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) The Metronome ( The Counterpoint Trilogy, 1) by D.R. Bellfini
Historical novel (pre 1930) Who Killed Little Johnny Gill? A Victorian True Crime Murder Mystery by Kathryn McMasterfini

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) Death Wears Pink Shoes by Robert James
One that centers around a holiday Bubba and the 12 Deadly Days of Christmas (Bubba Snoddy, #2) by C.L. Bevillfini
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story Squall by Sean Costellofini
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Before The Clock Strikes (Kyle Simmons Thriller, #1) by E.G. Michaelsfini
One set during a courtroom trial The Good Lawyer by Thomas Benignofini

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon Murder In The Library (Dekker Cozy Mystery #3) by Steve Demareefini
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon All the Shiny Things (A Kate Reid Novel, #1) by Robin Mahlefini
Gun/shooting is murder weapon a Touch of Ice by L.J. Charlesfini The Celtic Contract (A Kilts Book, #1) by Jeanie M. Martin
Blunt object is murder weapon Gypsy Hunted (Gypsy Medium #1) by Andrea Drew
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Death of a Dapper Snowman (Stormy Day Mystery #1) by Angela Pepperfini

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18) Verity (Cursed, #1) by Claire Farrellfini
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter) Cappuccinos, Cupcakes, and a Corpse (Cape Bay Cafe Mystery, #1) by Harper Lin
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained) Good, Clean, Murder by Traci Tyne Hilton
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc) Impetus by Scott M. Sullivan meteorite hits earth
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story Remorseless A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate, #1) by Will Patchingfini Lost And Found (September Day Series, #1) by Amy Shojai


message 33: by ~Michelle~ (last edited Feb 22, 2016 04:57PM) (new)

~Michelle~ (mlundy5) | 352 comments This sounds fun! I'm in!

REPORTER CHALLENGE ~ 2016:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!


Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
7/25 read


BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc) 11th Hour|James Patterson 2-14-2016
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) The Lovely Bones|Alice Sebold 2-22-2016
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title Top Secret Twenty-One|Janet Evanovich 1-13-2016
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name Luckiest Girl Alive|Jessica Knoll 2-8-2016

WHERE

Set in a little town Catering to Nobody|Diane Mott Davidson 2-15-2016
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) The Nightingale|Kristin Hannah 1-30-2016
Historical novel (pre 1930) The White Queen|Philippa Gregory 2-11-2016

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 34: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments Caroline wrote: "For 'Poison in the title' are you looking for the name of a specific poison (arsenic, cyanide etc) or would the word 'poison' be acceptable?"

Poison would be acceptable.


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Ellie Oberth | 80 comments Sunshine✰✰✰ wrote: "Does Obsidian work for a color?"

Wow - curveball. Unless I'm missing something, it sounds like a rock, not a color ??? (New one to me) So I'd have to say no.


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Ellie wrote: "Caroline wrote: "For 'Poison in the title' are you looking for the name of a specific poison (arsenic, cyanide etc) or would the word 'poison' be acceptable?"

Poison would be acceptable."


Thanks Ellie :)


message 37: by Bev (last edited Apr 01, 2016 05:59PM) (new)

Bev | 27 comments Have now made the Columnist Levle!

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message 38: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 467 comments If the actual category that something works in is a spoiler, is that still okay? I don't want to ruin the book for everyone, but it also fits...


message 39: by Maya (last edited Mar 25, 2016 06:43PM) (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 467 comments Oh, and I guess this would help.... my list so far (been tracking on my personal group)

WITH PRIZE FOR BONUS LEVEL

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo :: Maplecroft // Cherie Priest
Protagonist is a dead person ::
Protagonist works with animals :: Empire of Night // Kelley Armstrong
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title :: Batman: Hush, Vol. 1
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
Color in title :: The White Queen // Philippa Gregory
Title starts with the same letter as your last name :: Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread // Chuck Palahniuk

WHERE

Set in a little town :: Libriomancer
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) :: A Confusion of Princes
Set in Nevada :: John Dies at the End
Set on foreign soil (not America or England) :: Wind/Pinball: Two Novels
Historical novel (pre 1930) :: Mistress of the Art of Death


WHEN

One book set during a party :: My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry // Fredrik Bachman
One that centers around a holiday :: A Christmas Carol // Charles Dickens
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story :: To Hold the Bridge // Garth Nix (VAMPIRE WEATHER)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock :: The Eyre Affair // Jasper Fforde
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon :: The Sword of Summer // Rick Riordan
Gun/shooting is murder weapon :: Fairest // Marissa Meyer
Blunt object is murder weapon :: Futuristic Violence and Fancy Suits // David Wong
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child :: Ask the Dark // Henry Turner
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery :: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone // J.K. Rowling
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster :: Life After Life // Kate Atkinson
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story :: Interesting Times // Terry Pratchett


message 40: by Nell (new)

Nell | 358 comments Maya wrote: "If the actual category that something works in is a spoiler, is that still okay? I don't want to ruin the book for everyone, but it also fits..."

You could hide it as a spoiler.


message 41: by Maya (new)

Maya (ferafaces) | 467 comments Nell wrote: "Maya wrote: "If the actual category that something works in is a spoiler, is that still okay? I don't want to ruin the book for everyone, but it also fits..."

You could hide it as a spoiler."


...why did I not think of that?.... Man. Okay. Sorry, stupid question, thanks :D


message 42: by Courtney (last edited Nov 22, 2016 09:30AM) (new)

Courtney (conservio) | 33 comments I'm aiming for cub reporter. This is going to be a bit of a challenge, I don't read mystery books.

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO

Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc) Mistress of the Art of Death
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc): For this book I read The Girl in the Spider's Web. My review is here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) No Time Like the Past. Max died in another universe and was transported to a parallel. In this parallel, she had died.
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc) I am reading The Invention of Nature Alexander von Humboldt's New World by Andrea Wulf.
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT

Number in the title: The Second Summoning
Poison in the title
Weather in the title: Long Hot Summoning
Color in title White Shark
Title starts with the same letter as your last name: For this I read Speak

WHERE

Set in a little town A Natural History of Dragons
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)Agatha H and the Airship City
Set in Nevada
Set on foreign soil (not America or England):The Family.
Historical novel (pre 1930): I read Shadow of Night. Here is my review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...

WHEN

One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc) The Masked City. It is set during Carnival in Venice.
One that centers around a holiday: I read When Christmas Comes Again: The World War I Diary of Simone Spencer.
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story In the Labyrinth of Drakes
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) The Serpent's Tale
One set during a courtroom trial Grave Goods

HOW

(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon The Midnight Queen
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Who Fears Death
Gun/shooting is murder weapon The Man in the High Castle
Blunt object is murder weapon The Hope Vendetta: A Novel
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I, Queen of Naples, Jerusalem, and Sicily

BONUS CATEGORY

WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18): I read Kristina: The Girl King, Sweden, 1638
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter) A Trail Through Time. I know it's technically 4 words, but I don't really think I'll be able to read any other book that all start with the same letter and is only 3 words long.
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained) The Tropic of Serpents. this is a bit of a stretch, the mystery is dragons and the location is a very small region known as Green Hell.
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc) Station Eleven
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story: I read The Conqueror's Wife: A Novel of Alexander the Great. One person is killed by stabbing, another by torture, and another by poison.


message 43: by ☘KathyD☘ (last edited Dec 05, 2016 10:02AM) (new)

☘KathyD☘ | 557 comments Reporter Challenge
January 1 – December 31, 2016

Level — Pulitzer Prize Winner – 30 books
Completed — 25/25! +5

WHO
protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant)
Love in the Light, Laura Kaye – 2/19/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

protagonist are a crime-solving duo (FBI partners)
Fish & Chips, Abigail Roux – 4/25/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

protagonist is a dead person (ghost)
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge, Kresley Cole – 1/29/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

protagonist works with animals (pit bull rescue coordinator)
Mai Tai’d Up, Alice Clayton – 5/31/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

protagonist is a legal professional (lawyer)
Overruled, Emma Chase – 1/28/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮
Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness, #2) by Laura Kaye Fish & Chips (Cut & Run, #3) by Abigail Roux Dark Needs at Night's Edge (Immortals After Dark #5) by Kresley Cole Mai Tai'd Up (Cocktail, #4) by Alice Clayton Overruled (The Legal Briefs, #1) by Emma Chase

WHAT
number in the title
One Sweet Ride, Jaci Burton – 1/6/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

poison in the title
Mercury Striking, Rebecca Zanetti – 7/10/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

weather in the title
The Hurricane, R.J. Prescott – 1/13/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

color in title
Kiss of Crimson, Lara Adrian – 1/19/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

title starts with the same letter as your last name
Dark Desires After Dusk, Kresley Cole – 2/25/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
One Sweet Ride (Play by Play, #6) by Jaci Burton Mercury Striking (Scorpius Syndrome, #1) by Rebecca Zanetti The Hurricane (The Hurricane, #1) by R.J. Prescott Kiss of Crimson (Midnight Breed, #2) by Lara Adrian Dark Desires After Dusk (Immortals After Dark #6) by Kresley Cole

WHERE
set in a little town
Pack Challenge, Shelly Laurenston – 1/16/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

NOT set on land (spaceship)
Grabbed by Vicious, Lolita Lopez – 3/25/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

set in Nevada
Desired, Stacey Kennedy – 3/14/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

set on foreign soil (not America or England) (Ireland)
Feverborn, Karen Marie Moning – 3/16/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

historical novel (pre 1930)
Surrender, Pamela Clare – 2/14/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Pack Challenge (Magnus Pack, #1) by Shelly Laurenston Grabbed by Vicious (Grabbed, #1) by Lolita Lopez Desired (Club Sin, #3) by Stacey Kennedy Feverborn (Fever, #8) by Karen Marie Moning Surrender (MacKinnon’s Rangers, #1) by Pamela Clare

WHEN
one book set during a party (birthday celebration)
Two Night Stand, Ellis Carrington – 2/20/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

one that centers around a holiday (Christmas)
Holiday in Death, J.D. Robb – 7/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

one dark and stormy night (bad weather plays big role in story)
Riding the Storm, Sydney Croft – 2/29/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

one where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Immortal, J.R. Ward – 3/9/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

one set during a courtroom trial
The Law of Attraction, N.M. Silber – 2/11/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Two Night Stand by Ellis Carrington Holiday in Death (In Death, #7) by J.D. Robb Riding the Storm (ACRO, #1) by Sydney Croft Immortal (Fallen Angels, #6) by J.R. Ward The Law of Attraction (Lawyers in Love, #1) by N.M. Silber

HOW (Method of Murder)
poison is murder weapon (poisoned a drink)
Seven Sons, Lili St. Germain – 2/3/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

knife/stabbing is murder weapon (stabbed w/ a pencil)
The Darkest Pleasure, Gena Showalter – 2/7/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

gun/shooting is murder weapon
Rapture, J.R. Ward – 3/4/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

blunt object is murder weapon
Conspiracy in Death, J.D. Robb – 8/31/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

rope/strangulation is murder weapon
Vagrant, Gemma James – 4/15/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Seven Sons (Gypsy Brothers, #1) by Lili St. Germain The Darkest Pleasure (Lords of the Underworld #3) by Gena Showalter Rapture (Fallen Angels, #4) by J.R. Ward Conspiracy in Death (In Death, #8) by J.D. Robb Vagrant (Condemned, #4) by Gemma James

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO ➔ protagonist is a child
Moonlight on Nightingale Way, Samantha Young – 7/18/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰

WHAT ➔ three-word title
Good Girl Gone, Tammy Falkner – 12/5/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

WHERE ➔ “locked-room” mystery
Kiss of a Demon King, Kresley Cole – 4/17/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

WHEN ➔ death occurs during a natural disaster (tornado)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum – 7/22/16 – ✮✮✮✮✮

HOW ➔ at least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story (multiple murders based on Edgar Allen Poe)
Cut & Run, Madeleine Urban – 1/17/16 – ✮✮✮✮✰
Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street, #6) by Samantha Young Good Girl Gone (The Reed Brothers, #7) by Tammy Falkner Kiss of a Demon King (Immortals After Dark #7) by Kresley Cole The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Oz, #1) by L. Frank Baum Cut & Run (Cut & Run, #1) by Abigail Roux


message 44: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 80 comments Maya wrote: "If the actual category that something works in is a spoiler, is that still okay? I don't want to ruin the book for everyone, but it also fits..."

It's your call, Maya. Maybe you could list the author of the book instead of the title. Or just list it as 'spoiler'. This challenge is just for fun - Everyone is on the honor system. :)

-Ellie


message 45: by Mandi (last edited Mar 25, 2016 01:55PM) (new)

Mandi | 20 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
Progress: 17/25

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist (forensic accountant, forensic artist, forensic pathologist, forensic dentist, etc)
✔Protagonist is a crime-solving duo: Wild Things
✔Protagonist is a dead person: Some Girls Bite
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
✔Protagonist is a legal professional: The Gamble

WHAT
✔Number in the title: Two Hot
Poison in the title
✔Weather in the title: Frost Burned
✔Color in title: Silver Borne
✔Title starts with the same letter as your last name: Loyalty in Death

WHERE
✔Set in a little town: Jagged
✔NOT set on land: Interlude in Death
✔Set in Nevada: Skin Trade
✔Set on foreign soil: Never Say Die
Historical novel (pre 1930)

WHEN
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
✔One that centers around a holiday: Holiday in Death
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
✔One where the protagonist has to beat the clock: Imitation in Death
One set during a courtroom trial

HOW (Method of Murder)
✔Poison is murder weapon: Reunion in Death
✔Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: Witness in Death
✔Gun/shooting is murder weapon: Naked in Death
Blunt object is murder weapon
✔Rope/strangulation is murder weapon: Visions in Death


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PepperP0t  | 1949 comments I'm done at msg 2


message 47: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 41 comments Congratulations!


message 48: by SRV (last edited Dec 30, 2016 06:11AM) (new)

SRV | 15 comments I'm in for the columnist level, but i will try to read some more.


Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)

News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category): 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist - The Sacred Bones by Michael Byrnes
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo (any 2 person team: hubby/wife, siblings, professionals, etc)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zookeeper, etc)
Protagonist is a legal professional (judge, lawyer, paralegal etc)

WHAT
Number in the title - Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
Weather in the title - Tordyveln flyger i skymningen by Maria Gripe
Color in title - The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in a little town - The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield
Historical novel (pre 1930) - The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins
Set on foreign soil - Jomfruen fra Norge by Tore Skeie
NOT set on land - The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (combination of ship and islands)
Set in Nevada

WHEN
One Dark & Stormy night - The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
One set during a courtroom trial - A Place of Execution by Val McDermid
One book set during a party (family reunion, birthday, Christmas, etc)
One that centers around a holiday A Pirate for Christmas by Anna Campbell
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)

HOW
Poison is murder weapon - Unholy Grail by D.L. Wilson
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Gun/shooting is murder weapon - Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
Blunt object is murder weapon - Louisiana Longshot by Jana Deleon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY (after 25 books)
WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 49: by Bev (last edited Jul 19, 2016 08:31PM) (new)

Bev | 27 comments Gah! I managed to delete my original post. Here's my signup (on my blog--to verify that I did sign up (http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/20...)

And my list:

WHO
Protagonist is a forensic specialist: Good Blood [forensic anthropologist] (5/23/16)
Protagonist is a crime-solving duo: The Calcutta Affair [Napoleon Solo & Illya Kuryakin] (2/28/16)
Protagonist is a dead person: The Warsaw Anagrams (7/17/160
Protagonist works with animals: Doberman Wore Black [vet] (2/9/16)
Protagonist is a legal professional: The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde [lawyer] (4/12/16)

WHAT
Number in the title: Four Against The Bank Of England (1/25/16)
Poison in the title: A Pinch of Poison (7/10/16)
Weather in the title: The Paper Thunderbolt (5/29/16)
Color in title: Red for Murder (1/13/16)
Title starts with the same letter as your last name: House of Darkness (3/7/16)

WHERE
Hunt with the HoundsSet in a little town: t [little village of Bedford, VA] (1/3/16)
NOT set on land: The Fifth Passenger [submarine & schooner] (2/10/16)
Set in Nevada: The Poet's Funeral (7/12/16)
Set on foreign soil (not America or England): Bachelors of Broken Hill [Australia] (2/24/16)
Historical novel (pre 1930): The Limehouse Text [Victorian era] (4/13/16)

WHEN
One book set during a party: The Norths Meet Murder (6/30/16)
One that centers around a holiday: Line Up for Murder (4/28/16)
One Dark & Stormy night: The Spiral Staircase (2/20/16)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock: Hardly a Man Is Now Alive (1/16/16)
One set during a courtroom trial: The Third Encounter by Sara Woods (4/1/16)

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon: Who's Calling? [strychnine] (1/31/16)
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: The Bridal Bed Murders [Chinese dagger] (2/13/16)
Gun/shooting is murder weapon: The Girl in the Cellar [girl shot in the cellar] (1/9/16)
Blunt object is murder weapon: Which Doctor [lead pipe] (1/28/16)
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon: Murder at Arroways [strangled with a silver necklace] (1/7/16)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is a child (under the age of 18): The Bobbsey Twins At London Tower (5/13/16)
WHAT - 3 word title (title is only 3 words and they all start with the same letter): Chili Con Corpses (4/28/16)
WHERE - “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained): The Obstinate Murderer/The Old Battle Axe [all action at a country house] (3/17/16)
WHEN – Death occurs during a natural disaster (hurricane, avalanche, tsunami, etc): The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy (iceberg!; 6/28/16)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story: The April Robin Murders [death by poisonous fumes; throat cut; run over by car] (2/17/16)


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