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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
description


This challenge will last from June 20, 2016 to Sept 21, 2016


** This is a "spell-it-out" challenge, where you will spell out a word (or words) listed below using one of two options:
1. Use only the first word of a title. (The words "the", "and" "a" and "an" do not count.)
2. Use an author's first or last name.

Example:

S =
U =
M = Murder in the Mystery Suite by Ellery Adams
M =
E =
R =

B =
E = Lethal Letters by Ellery Adams
A =
C =
H =


Rules:

** Books DO NOT have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

** Do as many words as you want/are able to do.

** A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges (such as the monthly mini challenges).

** You DO NOT have to choose books in advance.


You do not have to spell the same word as everyone else, but can choose to spell out one of the following words (or combination of words) — obviously some will be more challenging. Words in parentheses are optional.


Here is your word list:


Barbeque
Barefoot
Baseball
Bastille (Day)
Beach
Bicycles
Boats
Bonfire
Camping
Canada (Day)
Canoe
Carnival
Corn-on-the-Cob
Dog Days
Fair
Farmers’ (Market)
Fireworks
Fishing
Flip Flops
Frisbee
Garden
Heat wave
Hike
Hotdogs
Independence (Day)
Labor (Day)
Lemonade
Ocean
Outdoors
Picnic
Sand
Sandcastle
Sandals
Seashell
S’mores
Solstice
Summer
Sunburn
Sunflower
Sunglasses
Sunshine
Swim(ming)
Tent
Tourist
Travel
Vacation
Water
Waves
Zoo


message 2: by Barb (last edited Sep 20, 2016 08:27AM) (new)

Barb | 982 comments I'll give this a shot. I'm going to try to use all mystery books (not just cozies), but I may have to fill in with other genres before all is said and done.


COZY MYSTERIES SUMMER CHALLENGE, 6/20 - 9/21
2/2 WORDS COMPLETE

S'MORES

S – author Susan Kiernan-LewisMurder on the Côte d'Azur (Maggie Newberry#1), finished 6/28 ★★.5
M – author Marie AstorCatching the Bad Guy (Janet Maple #2), finished 7/5 ★★★
O – author Clare O'DonohueA Drunkard's Path (Someday Quilts #2), finished 8/21 ★★★★
R – author Penny RichardsAn Untimely Frost (Lilly Long #1), finished 6/25 ★★★★
E – author Elaine VietsDying in Style (Mystery Shopper #1), finished 6/22 ★★★
S – author Susan M. BoyerLowcountry Boil (Liz Talbot #1), finished 7/7 ★★★★

Dying in Style (Josie Marcus, Mystery Shopper, #1) by Elaine Viets   An Untimely Frost (Lilly Long #1) by Penny Richards   Murder on the Côte d'Azur (Maggie Newberry Mysteries, #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis   Catching the Bad Guy (Book Two) (Janet Maple Series) (Volume 2) by Marie Astor   Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer   A Drunkard's Path (Someday Quilts Mystery, #2) by Clare O'Donohue


CANOE
C – Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow #9), by Donna Andrews, finished 7/9 ★★★★
A – author Amy StewartGirl Waits With Gun (Kopp Sisters #1), finished 7/19 ★★★
N – author Leslie NagelThe Book Club Murders (Oakwood #1), finished 9/13 ★★★★
O – Organized for Homicide (Organized #2), by Ritter Ames, finished 9/19 ★★★★
E – author Edmund CrispinThe Moving Toyshop (Gervase Fen #3), finished 7/20 ★★★

Cockatiels at Seven (Meg Langslow, #9) by Donna Andrews   Girl Waits with Gun (Kopp Sisters, #1) by Amy Stewart   The Moving Toyshop (Gervase Fen, #3) by Edmund Crispin   The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel   Organized for Homicide (Organized, #2) by Ritter Ames


***** CHALLENGE COMPLETE 9/19 *****


message 3: by Valerie (last edited Sep 05, 2016 08:29AM) (new)

Valerie | 440 comments I am in . Only doing these words for right now as they fit best with what is in my TBR pile. I have a lot of other books, but they do not make up words well, so I am going to just stick with these two for now. Wanna use the summer to get down some books before I start increasing again. (Who am I kidding, as soon as first Tuesday or a bookstore pops up, I will increase it. LOL) Other words may be added, but starting with these two.

9/9

W Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman
A Agatha Raisin and the Wellspring of Death
T A Toxic Trousseau
EÉclair and Present Danger
R The Riesling Retribution

S Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
A Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden
N Nightmares Can Be Murder
D Dressed to Kilt


message 4: by Kimberly (last edited Jun 16, 2016 10:55PM) (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments I'm in. :) I'll keep track in my individual thread as usual. So many choices this summer! Woo-hoo! :)

I'll start with Flip Flops (my favorite summer footwear...and sometimes in winter, too) and go from there. ;)


message 5: by Julesy (last edited Sep 11, 2016 08:51AM) (new)

Julesy | 1320 comments Am excited to participate. This is my tracking post:
2016 Summer Challenge
June 20, 2016 to Sept 21, 2016


Updated: Sept. 11
Progress: 12/12

S - The Body on the Beach by (S)imon Brett - finished Aug. 30
U - (U)kulele Murder by Leslie Langtry - finished Aug. 14
M - Threadbare by (M)onica Ferris - finished June 24
M - (M)int Chocolate Chip Murder by Penelope (M)anzone - finished July 4
E - Reading Up a Storm by (E)va Gates - finished July 15
R - Musseled Out by Barbara (R)oss - finished July 25

T - Black Jasmine by (T)oby Neal - finished July 3
R - Raining Men and Corpses by Anne R. Tan - finished Sept. 11
A - An (A)ppetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette - finished July 25
V - (V)anilla Beaned by Jenn McKinlay - finished Aug. 28
E - The Diary by (E)ileen Goudge - finished Aug. 1
L - COZY MYSTERY: Trail Mix Murder: A Cozy Mystery in the Mountains by (L)iz Turner - finished June 25


message 6: by Carla (last edited Sep 16, 2016 05:18AM) (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments SUMMER CHALLENGE
I am going to start with a couple this time, okay 4 of them.
My goal this time is to try and use only Mysteries, they might not be cozies, but they will be mysteries.

31/42

S - Second To Nun by Alice Loweecey 08/02/2016
U - The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead 09/08/2016
M -Julie Mulhern wrote Guaranteed to Bleed 06/23/2016
M - Maya Corrigan wrote Final Fondue07/30/2016
E - Engaged in Death by Stephanie Blackmoore 09/14/2016
R - W W Rowe wrote Jerry's Mystery 08/18/2016
Second To Nun (Giulia Driscoll #2) by Alice Loweecey The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead Guaranteed to Bleed (The Country Club Murders #2) by Julie Mulhern Final Fondue by Maya Corrigan Engaged in Death (Wedding Planner Mystery #1) by Stephanie Blackmoore Jerry's Mystery by W W Rowe

C - Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh 08/11/2016
A - All You Need is Fudgeby Nancy CoCo 07/09/2016
N - No Bones by Annie Bassett 09/03/2016
A - Allyson K. Abbott wrote Murder with a Twist 08/01/2016
D - Kaitlyn Dunnett wrote Kilt at the Highland Games08/17/2016
A - Amanda Flower wrote The Final Tap 08/26/2016
Chorus Lines, Caviar, and Corpses by Mary McHugh All You Need is Fudge (Candy-Coated, #4) by Nancy CoCo No Bones (Dead & Buried Mysteries Book 1) by Annie Bassett Murder with a Twist (Mack's Bar Mystery, #2) by Allyson K. Abbott Kilt at the Highland Games (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery) by Kaitlyn Dunnett The Final Tap (Living History Museum, #2) by Amanda Flower

D - Death by Diploma by Kelley Kaye 06/24/2016
A - Address to Die For by Mary Feliz 09/06/2016
Y - You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Kevin O'Brien 09/16/2016
Death by Diploma (Chalkboard Outlines, #1) by Kelley Kaye Address to Die For (A Maggie McDonald Mystery #1) by Mary Feliz You'll Miss Me When I'm Gone by Kevin O'Brien

B - A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch 07/28/2016
A - Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy by Paula Berinstein 06/30/2016
S - Shawn Reilly Simmons wrote Murder on the Half Shell 06/28/2016
E - Elizabeth Perona wrote Murder Under the Covered Bridge 07/13/2016
B - By Cook or by Crook by Maya Corrigan 09/04/2016
A - Audrey Penn wrote Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove 07/17/2016
L - Lea Wait wrote Thread and Gone06/21/2016
L - Lynn Cahoon wrote Tea Cups and Carnage 08/22/5016
A Beautiful Blue Death (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #1) by Charles Finch Amanda Lester and the Pink Sugar Conspiracy (Amanda Lester, Detective, #1) by Paula Berinstein Murder on the Half Shell (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, #2) by Shawn Reilly Simmons Murder Under the Covered Bridge (A Bucket List Mystery #2) by Elizabeth Perona By Cook or by Crook (A Five-Ingredient Mystery, #1) by Maya Corrigan Mystery at Blackbeard's Cove by Audrey Penn Thread and Gone (Mainely Needlepoint, #3) by Lea Wait Tea Cups and Carnage (A Tourist Trap Mystery, #7) by Lynn Cahoon

V - Diane Vallere wrote Suede to Rest07/04/2016
A - Alice Loweecey wrote Nun Too Soon 07/22/2016
C - Cracked to Death by Cheryl Hollon 08/13/2016
A - Alice Loweecey wrote Changing Habits: A Short Story 06/24/2016
T - Wendy Tyson wrote A Muddied Murder 06/22/2016
I - Iris Johansen wrote Night and Day 07/21/2016
O - Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown 08/20/2016
N - Nun But The Brave by Alice Loweecey 09/10/2016
Suede to Rest (A Material Witness Mystery #1) by Diane Vallere Nun Too Soon (Giulia Driscoll #1) by Alice Loweecey Cracked to Death (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #3) by Cheryl Hollon Changing Habits A Short Story (Giulia Driscoll, #0.5) by Alice Loweecey A Muddied Murder (A Greenhouse Mystery #1) by Wendy Tyson Night and Day (Eve Duncan, #21) by Iris Johansen Oliver Twisted (Ivy Meadows #3) by Cindy Brown Nun But The Brave (Giulia Driscoll #3) by Alice Loweecey

S - Susan M. Boyer wrote Lowcountry Boil 07/14/2016
W - The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham 08/09/2016
I - Insidious by Catherine Coulter 08/16/2016
M - Mary McHugh wrote Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities 08/23/2016
Lowcountry Boil (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #1) by Susan M. Boyer The White Cottage Mystery by Margery Allingham Insidious (FBI Thriller #20) by Catherine Coulter Flamenco, Flan, and Fatalities by Mary McHugh

S - Shawn Reilly Simmons wrote Murder on a Designer Diet 07/03/2016
E - E.J. Copperman wrote Written Off: A Mysterious Detective Mystery 09/12/2016
A - Avery Aames wrote Lost and Fondue 08/01/2016
S - Lisa Scottoline wrote Damaged 08/20/2016
H - H.Y. Hanna wrote All-Butter ShortDead 08/10/2016
E - Ellie Alexander wrote A Batter of Life and Death 08/27/2016
L - Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston 08/04/2016
L - Lee Hollis wrote Death of a Bacon Heiress 07/074/2016
Murder on a Designer Diet (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery, #3) by Shawn Reilly Simmons Written Off (Mysterious Detective #1) by E.J. Copperman Lost and Fondue (A Cheese Shop Mystery, #2) by Avery Aames Damaged (Rosato & DiNunzio, #4) by Lisa Scottoline All-Butter ShortDead (Oxford Tearoom Mysteries, #0.5) by H.Y. Hanna A Batter of Life and Death (A Bakeshop Mystery, #2) by Ellie Alexander Lost Under a Ladder by Linda O. Johnston Death of a Bacon Heiress by Lee Hollis


message 7: by Troll (last edited Sep 02, 2016 08:35PM) (new)

Troll Girl | 34 comments I am in!

Updated - 8/27/16

B - Gone with the Witch - Heather Blake Gone With the Witch (A Wishcraft Mystery #6) by Heather Blake (read)
E - Eggsecutive Order - Julie Hyzy Eggsecutive Orders (A White House Chef Mystery, #3) by Julie Hyzy (read)
A - The Quick and the Thread - Amanda Lee The Quick and the Thread (An Embroidery Mystery, #1) by Amanda Lee (read)
C - The Lies that Bind - Kate Carlisle The Lies That Bind (Bibliophile Mystery, #3) by Kate Carlisle (read)
H - Buffalo West Wing - Julie Hyzy Buffalo West Wing (A White House Chef Mystery, #4) by Julie Hyzy


S - Sense of Deception - Victoria Laurie Sense of Deception (Psychic Eye Mystery, #13) by Victoria Laurie (read)
W - Wicked Charms - Janet Evanovich Wicked Charms (Lizzy & Diesel, #3) by Janet Evanovich (read)
I - I Scream, You Scream - Wendy Lyn Watson I Scream, You Scream (A Mystery A La Mode, #1) by Wendy Lyn Watson (read)
M - Death by the Dozen - Jenn McKinlay Death by the Dozen (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #3) by Jenn McKinlay (read)


message 8: by Lori (last edited Jul 09, 2016 02:42PM) (new)

Lori | 25 comments Okay, I'm game

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V - Valentine Murder by Leslie Meier Valentine Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, #5) by Leslie Meier
A - A Red Herring with out Mustard by Alan Bradley A Red Herring Without Mustard (Flavia de Luce, #3) by Alan Bradley
C - Eggs Benedict Arnold - Laura Childs Eggs Benedict Arnold (Cackleberry Club, #2) by Laura Childs
A
T - Town in a Cinnamon Toast - BB Haywood Town in a Cinnamon Toast (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #7) by B.B. Haywood
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message 10: by Kellene (new)

Kellene | 167 comments I'm in. Not sure which words, but will commit in a few days.


message 11: by Dawn (last edited Jul 29, 2016 10:02AM) (new)

Dawn (dmritten02) | 32 comments I'm in.

B-Magic and Macaroons by Bailey Cates Finished 7/8/16
A- Murder in the Queen's Garden by Amanda Carmack Finished 7/5/16
S- Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay Finished 6/30/16
E- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern Finished 6/28/16
B- Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter Finished 7/19/16
A- Assault and Pepper by Leslie Budewitz Finished 7/24/16
L- The Girls in the Garden by Lisa Jewell Finished 7/12/16
L- The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Finished 7/29/16

8/8 Completed


message 12: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 10, 2016 07:25AM) (new)

Jennifer (jhaltenburger) | 391 comments I'm in.

B-- A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery #1) by Heather Blake by Heather Blake
A
S
T -- Top Secret Twenty-One (Stephanie Plum, #21) by Janet Evanovich ****finished ***6/22
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and

S
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D-- Dead to the Last Drop (Coffeehouse Mystery, #15) by Cleo Coyle ***finished 7/9***
C
A-- Fortune's Children The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II by Arthur T. Vanderbilt II *****finished 7/3*****
S -- Silent Night (Spencer, #41.5) by Helen Brann *****finished 7/2*****
T -- Dead Pan (Daphne Martin, #2) by Gayle Trent by Gayle Trent ****finished 7/8****
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We'll see how this goes... :-)


message 13: by Tonya (last edited Jul 25, 2016 04:55PM) (new)

Tonya De Lige | 171 comments I am bound and determined to finish the challenge this time!!!

06/20/16-09/21/16

3/6 Completed

S-Granny Hooks a Crook by Julie (S)eedorf-finished 6/28
U- (U)nlucky 13 by James Patterson-finished 7/25
M-Dark Chocolate Demise by Jenn (M)cKinlay-finished 7/6
M-
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Granny Hooks a Crook (Fuchsia, Minnesota, #1) by Julie Seedorf Unlucky 13 (Women’s Murder Club, #13) by James Patterson Dark Chocolate Demise (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #7) by Jenn McKinlay


message 14: by Ashley (new)

Ashley (ashielizz) | 450 comments Hey everyone!! Sorry I've been MIA for awhile but I've had a lot going on. Look like I checked in just in time for a great new challenge. I'll start with flip flops as I'm a person who hates shoes so they're the next best thing.

06/20/16-09/21/16

0/9 Completed

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message 15: by Kim (last edited Jun 19, 2016 02:50PM) (new)

Kim Dixon | 12 comments I'm in, although I probably won't pick my words until after I have read some books in this timeframe because I have no idea what I'll read.


message 16: by JennH (last edited Aug 17, 2016 06:54AM) (new)

JennH | 540 comments 2016 Summer Challenge

6/20 - 9/21

√Shelton, Paige wrote A Killer Maize 6/28/16 3 stars
√Undead and Undermined by Mary Janice Davidson 7/3/16 3 stars
√My grandmother asked me to tell you she's sorry by Fredrik Backman 6/22/16 3 stars
√Margaret Atwood wrote Oryx and Crake 6/23/16 3 1/2 stars
√Ernest Hemingway wrote The Old Man and the Sea 7/10/16 3 1/2 stars
√Roald Dahl wrote The BFG 8/16/16 4 stars

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman Oryx and Crake (MaddAddam, #1) by Margaret Atwood A Killer Maize (A Farmers' Market Mystery, #4) by Paige Shelton Undead and Undermined (Undead, #10) by MaryJanice Davidson The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway The BFG by Roald Dahl


message 17: by Rhonda (last edited Sep 20, 2016 07:00PM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 551 comments I am in. 6/20/16 - 9/21/16

S - The Silence in the Library - Miranda James
U- Underdog - Laurien Berenson
M - Mrs. Jeffries Wins The Prize - Emily Brightwell
M - The Mangle Street Murders - MRC Kasasian
E - Eviction by Death - Dorian Yeager
R - Razing the Dead - Sheila Connolly

L - Lie of the Needle - Cate Price
E - Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear
M - Murder at Dolphin Bay - Kathi Daley
O - One Bad Apple - Sheila Connolly
N - Nearly Departed in Deadwood - Ann Charles
A - Americanah - Chimamanda N. Adichie
D - Dial Me For Murder - Amanda Matesky
E - The Enchantress Returns - Chris Colfer

S - Strategic Moves - Stuart Woods
W - The Wright Brothers
I - Inherit the Past - Susan Finlay
M - Murder at Morningside Heights - Victoria Thompson

Z - The Zero Trap - Paula Gosling
O - Orphan No. 8 - Kim Von Alkemade
O - Off the Books - Lucy Arlington


message 18: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3839 comments Mod
I'm in but I'll do as always. I read at my pace and I create a crossword at the end :D


message 19: by Amanda (last edited Sep 21, 2016 03:33PM) (new)


message 20: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Happy Solstice, everyone -- let the Summer Challenge begin! '-D


message 21: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7341 comments I think my goal is carnival based on some books I have that I want to read and then hopefully I'll do the crossword method for another word.


message 22: by Elizabeth (last edited Sep 24, 2016 01:58PM) (new)

Elizabeth Williams (carsinger) | 46 comments Happy First Day of Summer! The time when I get the most reading done. My favorite thing to do is to sit outside and read!!


C - Carola Dunn - Dead in the Water DONE
A - Agatha Raisin and the Quiche of Death by M.C. BeatonDONE
M - M.C. Beaton - Death of a Policeman DONE
P - The Pink Panther Gets Lucky - Marc Cerasini DONE
I - The Invisible Intruder by Carolyn Keene DONE
N - Nancy Martin - How to Murder a Millionaire DONE
G - Going to cheat cause I don't have a book involving a G...Stash Spots a Murder by Ron Peters DONE


B - Donald Bain - Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch DONE!!!
E - Ellery Adams - Murder in the Mystery Suite DONE
A - Agatha Christie - The Murder of Roger Ackroyd DONE
C - Carola Dunn - The Winter Garden Mystery DONE
H - Huckleberry Finished by Livia J. Washburn DONE

WOOO...A FEW DAYS LATE BUT I'M DONE!

The Winter Garden Mystery (Daisy Dalrymple, #2) by Carola Dunn The Invisible Intruder (Nancy Drew Mystery Stories, #46) by Carolyn Keene Dead in the Water (Daisy Dalrymple, #6) by Carola Dunn Murder in the Mystery Suite (Book Retreat Mysteries #1) by Ellery Adams How to Murder a Millionaire (Blackbird Sisters Mystery, #1) by Nancy Martin The Pink Panther Gets Lucky by Marc Cerasini Death of a Policeman (Hamish Macbeth, #29) by M.C. Beaton The Quiche of Death (Agatha Raisin, #1) by M.C. Beaton The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Hercule Poirot, #4) by Agatha Christie Huckleberry Finished (A Delilah Dickinson Literary Tour Mystery, #2) by Livia J. Washburn Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch (Murder, She Wrote, #12) by Donald Bain Murder at the Powderhorn Ranch (Murder, She Wrote, #12) by Jessica Fletcher Stash Spots a Murder by Ron Peters


message 23: by Amber (last edited Aug 31, 2016 05:16PM) (new)


message 25: by Maya (last edited Jun 23, 2016 10:29AM) (new)

Maya McMullan (hiskyttn) | 2 comments This sounds like fun!

First word:
Iced - Carol Higgins Clark
Nine Lives to Die - Rita Mae Brown
Dark Tort - Diane Mott Davidson
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear
Purl up and Die - Maggie Sefton
Elvis and the Grateful Dead - Peggy Webb
Night of the Living Dandelion - Kate Collins
Death at Whitechapel - Robin Paige
Embroidered Truths - Monica Ferris
New Song - Jan Karon
Case of the Roasted Onion - Claudia Bishop
Espresso Shot - Cleo Coyle

Death by Darjeeling - Laura Childs
Armed and Glamourous - Ellen Byrrum
You Better Knot Die - Betty Hechtman

Just for the fun of it (and not on here :)), I think I am going to try to do ALL the words, with different titles, though I may allow myself to have more than one title per author. A fun summer challenge!


message 26: by Doris (new)

Doris Jenkins | 23 comments Would love to read .


message 27: by Becky (last edited Jun 24, 2016 08:21PM) (new)

Becky | 228 comments F -
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S-The Starlite Drive-In Completed 6/23/16
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message 28: by Brenda (last edited Sep 12, 2016 06:43AM) (new)

Brenda | 123 comments I'm in - I'll start with three words

19/19

F - Jean (F)lowers - Death Takes Priority - Finished 6/24/16
L - (L)yndsey Cole - BlackBuried Pie - Finished 6/25/16
I - Innocent in Las Vegas - Finished 6/26/16
P - Summer (P)rescott - Key Lime Die - Finished 7/3/16
F - Fat Cat Takes the Cake - Finished 8/5/16
L - (L)ee Hollis - Death of a Pumpkin Carver - Finished 7/10/16
O - Olive and Let Die - Finished 7/17/16
P - Presumed Puzzled - Finished 7/4/16
S - Sour Apples - Finished 7/6/16

Death Takes Priority (Postmistress Mystery #1) by Jean Flowers BlackBuried Pie (Black Cat Cafe Cozy Mystery Series Book 3) by Lyndsey Cole Innocent in Las Vegas (Tiffany Black Mysteries #1) by A.R. Winters Key Lime Die (A Key West Culinary Cozy #2) by Summer Prescott Presumed Puzzled (Puzzle Lady, #17) by Parnell Hall Sour Apples (Orchard, #6) by Sheila Connolly Death of a Pumpkin Carver (Hayley Powell Mystery) by Lee Hollis Olive and Let Die (Greek to Me Mystery #2) by Susannah Hardy Fat Cat Takes the Cake (A Fat Cat Mystery #3) by Janet Cantrell

W - Auralee (W)allace - Pumpkin Picking with Murder - Finished 8/5/16
A - All You Need is Fudge - Finished 6/24/16
V - (V)ickie Fee - It's Your Party, Die If You Want To - Finished 8/21/16
E - (E)lizabeth Spann Craig - Progressive Dinner Deadly - Finished 7/9/16
S - Strung Out to Die - Finished 7/2/16

All You Need is Fudge (Candy-Coated, #4) by Nancy CoCo Strung Out to Die (Divorced Divas Mystery, #1) by Tonya Kappes Progressive Dinner Deadly (Myrtle Clover Cozy Mysteries #2) by Elizabeth Spann Craig Pumpkin Picking with Murder (An Otter Lake Mystery, #2) by Auralee Wallace It's Your Party, Die If You Want To by Vickie Fee

B - Basket Case - Finished 7/16/16
E - Éclair and Present Danger - Finished 8/11/16
A - (A)lex Erickson - Death By Pumpkin Spice - Finished 9/12/16
C - Lynn (C)ahoon - A Story to Kill - Finished 7/28/16
H - Nancy (H)addock - Paint the Town Dead - Finished 7/27/16

Basket Case (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #1) by Nancy Haddock Paint the Town Dead (Silver Six Crafting Mystery #2) by Nancy Haddock A Story to Kill (Cat Latimer Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon Éclair and Present Danger (Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery #1) by Laura Bradford Death By Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erickson


message 29: by Pushpa (last edited Jun 30, 2016 06:57AM) (new)

Pushpa Menon (silvervixenreads) (silvervixenreads) I am in. Words are below. Let's see how it goes.

S Shop Till You Drop by Elaine Viets.
U Fear in the Sunlight by Nicola Upson.
M Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson.
M Death Of A Cozy Writer by GM Malliet.
E Murder Unleashed by Elaine Viets.
R Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith.

S Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah.
O Missing Ink by Karen Olson
L Pumpkin Muffin Murder by Livia Washburn.
S Copycat Killing by Sofie Kelly.
T Tough Cookie by Diane Mott Davidson.
I Illegally Iced by Jessica Beck.
C. Callander Square by Anne Perry.
E Batter of Life and Death by Ellie Alexander.


message 30: by Erica (last edited Jul 15, 2016 08:21AM) (new)

Erica G | -5 comments Summer Challenge

B - Beasts and Children by Amy Parker currently reading
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message 31: by Pushpa (new)

Pushpa Menon (silvervixenreads) (silvervixenreads) I have just finished Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith


message 32: by Caren (last edited Sep 08, 2016 11:44AM) (new)

Caren (ckrich) | 53 comments Sounds like fun. Let's see if I can make it work. Ocean Waves

O-]Over Troubled Water: A Hunter Jones Mystery by Charlotte Moore
C- Christmas Crumble by M.C. Beaton
E- Éclair Case Of Murder
A- The Art & Craft of Murder Cozy Mysteries: The Art & Craft of Murder
N- Never Buried Never Buried

W- A Whisker of Trouble
A-Alas, She Drowned
V- Vanilla Beaned
E-Escape Route
S- Sharpe Edge (Maycroft Mystery Series) by Lisa B. Thomas (7/7/2016)

Vanilla Beaned (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #8) by Jenn McKinlay Sharpe Edge (Maycroft Mystery Series) by Lisa B. Thomas Never Buried (Leigh Koslow Mystery #1) by Edie Claire Cozy Mysteries The Art & Craft of Murder (Whistler's Cove Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by Cozy Cat Parker Christmas Crumble An Agatha Raisin Short Story by M.C. Beaton Over Troubled Water A Hunter Jones Mystery by Charlotte Moore Alas, She Drowned (Stratford Upon Avondale Mystery, #1) by Monica Knightley Éclair Case Of Murder (A Rosie Kale Culinary Cozy Mystery, #2) by Leigh Selfman A Whisker of Trouble (Second Chance Cat Mystery #3) by Sofie Ryan Escape Route (Murder Off-Screen Book 1) by GA VanDruff

I finally finished!


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Pushpa Menon (silvervixenreads) (silvervixenreads) Caren wrote: "Sounds like fun. Let's see if I can make it work.

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message 34: by Caren (new)

Caren (ckrich) | 53 comments Thanks Pushpa. I will do my best.


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Pushpa Menon (silvervixenreads) (silvervixenreads) Caren wrote: "Thanks Pushpa. I will do my best."

Hi Caren, I just found out that you are a writer as well. WOW.


message 36: by Caren (new)

Caren (ckrich) | 53 comments Pushpa wrote: "Caren wrote: "Thanks Pushpa. I will do my best."

Hi Caren, I just found out that you are a writer as well. WOW."


What do you write?


message 37: by Gary (last edited Aug 11, 2016 02:37PM) (new)

Gary Sundell | 2265 comments A salute to Detroit's neighbors to the South

C The Luck Runs Out by (C)harlotte MacLeod
A The (A)ccidental Demon Slayer by Angie Fox
N All Fudged Up by (N)ancy CoCo
A (A)ssassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb
D The (D)iva Runs Out of Thyme by Nancy Davis
A (A)maretto Amber by Traci Andreghetti


message 38: by Karen (last edited Aug 31, 2016 08:08PM) (new)

Karen Holman | 81 comments Karen wrote: I like this idea for summer

G-A Girl's Guide to Moving On by Debbie Macomer
A-After a Fashion by Jen Turano
R-Recipes for Love and Murder by Sally Andrew - A Tannie Maria Mystery
D-A Disguise to Die For by Diane Vallere first in new series
E-Every Trick in the Book by Lucy Arlington
N-Not One Clue by Lois Greiman

S-A Season for Tending by Cindy Woodsmall -Amish Vines and Orchards #1
U-Unraveled by Maggie Sefton -A Knitting Mystery
N-North by Northanger by Carrie Bebris - A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery
F-Florist Grump by Katie Collins - Flower Shop Mystery
L-Laughed Til He Died by Carolyn Hart - A Death On Demand Mystery
O-One Hot Murder by Lorraine Bartlett - Victoria Square Mystery
W-Walleye Junction by Karin Salvggio - mystery
E-Evil Eclairs by Jessica Beck - A Donut Shop Mystery
R-Reining In Murder by Leigh Hearon - A Carson Stable Mystery



message 39: by Gary (new)

Gary Sundell | 2265 comments Finished CANADA


message 40: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
One word done! I'm hoping to complete another (am 3/6 on a second one), but we'll see how the next month goes.


B = Boiled Over by Barbara Ross
O = O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
A = The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
T = Third Girl by Agatha Christie
S = Sour Apples by Sheila Connolly

Boiled Over (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #2) by Barbara Ross O Pioneers! by Willa Cather The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain Third Girl by Agatha Christie Sour Apples (Orchard, #6) by Sheila Connolly


message 41: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7341 comments That's kind of how I am Heather. I've got 1 word done, I'm 7/8 done with word 2 and I'm hoping that one of my 8 choices I've come up with for the letter I need to complete a third word will fit one of the September challenges.


message 42: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Nice job Heather! :)


message 43: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3839 comments Mod
Congrats, Heather!


message 44: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Thanks, Marisa and Kimberly!


message 46: by Carla (new)

Carla Johnson-Hicks (carla1957) | 928 comments Good job Lacey, Heather and Gary.

I switched to just use mysteries this season and it is a lot harder. I have not finished a word yet. Lots of parial ones though.


message 47: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 18188 comments Mod
Way to go Lacey!


message 48: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3839 comments Mod
Congrats, Lacey!


message 49: by Kimberly (new)

Kimberly | 678 comments Congratulations Lacey! :)


message 50: by Karen (new)

Karen Holman | 81 comments I finished my two words for the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge which were Garden Sunflower today. This was an interesting idea to try different types of mysteries. I am ready for the fall challenge!


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