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message 1: by Ellie (last edited Jun 21, 2017 06:36AM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)
OR
Accidental death

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used only once in the challenge even if it fits into 2 or more categories.
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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!


message 2: by Ellie (last edited Nov 01, 2017 02:46PM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments I'm going for Pulitzer. Here's my progress:

29/30

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) Nun Too Soon by Alice Loweecey (ex-nun)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) Who's Kitten Who? by Cynthia Baxter (veterinarian)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Spouse On Haunted Hill by E.J. Copperman (ghost)
Protagonist is a writerA Story To Kill by Lynn Cahoon
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) No Virgin Island by C. Michele Dorsey

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology The Haunted Cruise Ship, 1985 by Chelsea Cain (Confessions of a Teen Sleuth)
Poison in the title A Pinch Of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell
Weather in the title Snowed In With Murder by Auralee Wallace
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) A Death In The Dales by Frances Brody
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) The Day I Died by Lori Rader-Day

WHERE
Set in a big city There Was A Crooked Man by K.J. Larsen (Chicago)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Every Body On Deck by G.A. McKevett (cruise ship)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ Glow Of Death by Jane K. Cleland (New Hampshire)
Set in England The Vanishing Thief by Kate Parker
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) A Fine House In Trinity by Lesley Kelly (Scotland)

WHEN
Set during a competition Dead Man Dancing by Marcia Talley (dancing competition)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer A Puzzle To Be Named Later by Parnell Hall
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn (1 week before hanging)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) The Guilty Plea by Robert Rotenberg

HOW
Framed for Murder Time of Death by Lucy Kerr
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Second To Nun by Alice Loweecey
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) Death of a Hussy by M.C. Beaton
Drowned Wicked by Joanne Fluke
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) OR Accidental Death Buried In The Country by Carola Dunn (accidental)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) The Question of the Felonious Friend by E.J. Copperman (Aspergers)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name Occasion Of Revenge by Marcia Talley(cat=Outlaw)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace) Permanent Sunset by C.Michele Dorsey
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm Mystery In White by J. Jefferson Farjeon
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) Inherit The Bones by Emily Littlejohn (poisoned & stabbed)



message 3: by Nell (last edited Dec 27, 2017 12:40AM) (new)

Nell | 357 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) 2/15/17
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) 10/31/17
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) 12/22/17
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) 12/25/17
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)

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

WHO: Protagonist
Religious person
(vicar) - Devil's Breath by G.M. Malliet 12/10/17
Medical profession (paramedic) - Lost Legacy by Annette Dashofy 1/30/17
Dead person - Ghost Gone Wild by Carolyn Hart 10/08/17
Writer - A Dark and Stormy Murder by Julia Buckley 9/25/17
Innkeeper - Murder Most Howl by Krista Davis 6/17/17

Lost Legacy (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #2) by Annette Dashofy Murder Most Howl (Paws and Claws Mystery, #3) by Krista Davis A Dark and Stormy Murder (A Writer's Apprentice Mystery #1) by Julia Buckley Ghost Gone Wild (Bailey Ruth, #4) by Carolyn G. Hart Devil's Breath (Max Tudor #6) by G.M. Malliet

WHAT
Short Story from an Anthology - "Rearview Mirror" On the Road with Del and Louise: A Novel in Stories by Art Taylor 12/22/17
Poison in the title - Yews with Caution by Kate Collins
Weather in the title - The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall Smith 12/25/17
Cold Case - Twisted Threads by Lea Wait 1/16/17
Time in the Title - A Good Day to Buy by Sherry Harris 10/31/17

Twisted Threads (Mainely Needlepoint, #1) by Lea Wait A Good Day to Buy (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #4) by Sherry Harris On the Road with Del and Louise A Novel in Stories by Art Taylor The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, #16) by Alexander McCall Smith
Yews with Caution (A Flower Shop Mystery, #19) by Kate Collins

WHERE
Set in a big city
(NYC) - Murder in Morningside Heights by Victoria Thompson 9/04/17
NOT set on land - A Burial at Sea by Charles Finch 1/09/17
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ (North Carolina) - Every Trick in the Book by Lucy Arlington 2/21/17
Set in England - Puppet For A Corpse by Dorothy Simpson 8/08/17
Set in Europe (Scotland) - Death of a Greedy Woman by M.C. Beaton 12/02/17

A Burial at Sea (Charles Lenox Mysteries, #5) by Charles Finch Every Trick in the Book (Novel Idea, #2) by Lucy Arlington Puppet For A Corpse by Dorothy Simpson Murder in Morningside Heights (Gaslight Mystery, #19) by Victoria Thompson Death of a Greedy Woman by M.C. Beaton

WHEN
Set during a competition (music competition) - Murder in G Major by Alexia Gordon 2/20/17
Centers around a holiday (Valentine's Day) - This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle 2/15/17
Set during summer - A Dyeing Shame by Elizabeth Spann Craig 2/26/17
Beat the clock - Hot Button by Kylie Logan 7/01/17
Set during a courtroom trial - The Litigators by John Grisham

This Old Homicide (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #2) by Kate Carlisle Murder in G Major (Gethsemane Brown Mysteries, #1) by Alexia Gordon A Dyeing Shame (Myrtle Clover Mystery #3) by Elizabeth Spann Craig Hot Button (Button Box Mystery, #2) by Kylie Logan The Litigators by John Grisham

HOW
Framed for Murder
- A High-End Finish by Kate Carlisle 1/22/17
Attempted Murder - Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins 3/03/17
Fire - Bridges Burned by Annette Dashofy 3/17/17
Drowned - Death By Cashmere by Sally Goldenbaum 4/22/17
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc.)
Accidental death - Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty 6/26/17

A High-End Finish (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #1) by Kate Carlisle Moss Hysteria (A Flower Shop Mystery #18) by Kate Collins Bridges Burned (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #3) by Annette Dashofy Death By Cashmere (Seaside Knitters, #1) by Sally Goldenbaum Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO
- Protagonist is impaired
The Escape by Mary Balogh 2/06/17
The Escape (The Survivors' Club #3) by Mary Balogh
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name or the pet of someone close to you
Bear: Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn 1/27/17
Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #1) by Julia Quinn
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
Maid of Murder by Amanda Flower 4/19/17
Maid of Murder (India Hayes, #1) by Amanda Flower
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
A Fright to the Death by Dawn Eastman 3/06/17
A Fright to the Death (A Family Fortune Mystery, #3) by Dawn Eastman
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim
Iced Under by Barbara Ross 1/10/17
Iced Under (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #5) by Barbara Ross


message 4: by Dominique (last edited Mar 06, 2017 04:36AM) (new)

Dominique REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
The Pillars of the Earth
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Cutting for Stone
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Let the Right One In
Protagonist is a writer
Good in Bed
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)
Rooms

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
Rules of Prey 02/06/17
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware 03/05/17
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) The Devil's Star Oslo 01/15/17

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)-
Centers around a Holiday - The Redeemer by Jo Nesbø02/17/17
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Breaking Creed 1/2/2017
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)
In the Woods by Tana French 03/05/17

HOW
Framed for Murder
See Jane Die by Erica Spindler 02/08/17
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen 02/20/17 Stabbed - Smoky Barrett
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is impaired (deaf, blind, crippled, ADHD, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
The Forever Bridge (cat named Fred) 01/23/17
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) Jimmy Tock (shot by Puchinello Beezo and Vivacemente) Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz 01/10/17


message 5: by Rosa (last edited Dec 11, 2017 10:11PM) (new)

Rosa I'll try again for Editor!

27/30

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) - The Ghost and the Graveyard by Genevieve Jack (nurse) (2/18/17)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) - I was murdered last night by I was murdered last night (ghost) (5/25/17)
Protagonist is a writer - Death among the Roses by Anna Drake (journalist) (2/4/17)
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) - Damselfly Inn by Cameron D. Garriepy (12/11/17)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology - Into Love and Out Again: Stories by Elinor Lipman (1/5/17)
Poison in the title - Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers (3/21/17)
Weather in the title - Sunny Side Up by Sonia Parin (4/23/17)
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) - Quiet the Dead by Morgan James (2/9/17)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city - Hidden Attraction by Frank Malone (London, UK) (3/24/17)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ - Shifty Magic by Judy Teel (North Carolina)(1/1/17)
Set in England - The Hanging Tree by Ben Aaronovitch (2/15/17)
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) - Written to Death by Zach Abrams (Scotland) (2/26/17)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) - Caged Wolf by S.M. Reine (cage fights) (9/2/17)
Centers around a holiday - The Transylvania Creature Crimes Department by Jacob Hammersmith (Halloween) (4/27/17)
Set during summer - Dip & Devour by Mary Kate Kopec (1/6/17)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) - Catnip by Valerie Tate (4/17/17)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) - The Sound Of The Weir by Mary Ingate (8/18/17)

HOW
Framed for Murder - Lana'i of the Tiger by JoAnn Bassett (4/19/17)
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) - Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris (5/21/17)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) - Murder Most Witchy by Emily Rylands (burned) (3/6/17)
Drowned - Dead Water by Ngaio Marsh (2/23/17)
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) - Leave It All by April Kelley (death by magic) (1/9/17)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - Keep Me Still (Seizure Disorder/PTSD-Layla/IED-Landen) (7/24/17)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) - Livin' Lahaina Loca by JoAnn Bassett (Leopold) (3/19/17)
WHERE - Set at work - The Case of the Guest Who Stayed Over by K.W. Callahan (2/21/17)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm - Murder in the Kitchen by Kennedy Chase (3/31/17)
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) - Spider's Trap by Jennifer Estep (5/8/17)


message 6: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Welcome back!


message 7: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Oberth | 41 comments I'm going to sign up for Cub Reporter, but will probably end up moving way up!


message 8: by Joann (last edited Jun 04, 2017 06:03PM) (new)

Joann Last time I managed to pull off the Pullitzer prize, but I think I'm going to scale back to Editor this time.

WHO: 4 / 4 completed
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) Lake of Sorrows - forensic pathologist
Protagonist is a dead person (Ghost) Southern Spirits - Angie Fox - 4/15/17
Protagonist is a writer The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) Witching You Were Here - family runs a B&B

WHAT : 4 completed
A Short Story from an Anthology - Three blind mice from Three Blind Mice and Other Stories
Weather in the title The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Blackberry Winter
Time in the Tilte The Story Hour

WHERE: 4 completed
Set in a big city: Dallas Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Set in England All-Butter Short Dead
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) The Book Thief

WHEN 4 tasks completed
Set during a competition Dead Cold - Louise Penny - 6/4/17 - a Curling Bonspeil
Centers around a holiday - The Cruelest Month - Louise Penny - 5/2/17 - Easter
Set during the summer Murder of a Small-Town Honey
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock Trouble in Spades

HOW 4 completed
Framed for Murder Elusive
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) India Black and the Shadows of Anarchy
Drowned The Gray and Guilty Sea
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) The Angel's Game


message 9: by Katharine (last edited Oct 02, 2017 08:27PM) (new)

Katharine | 25 comments Thanks for the message; glad I found you!

I will sign up for Columnist, at least for now.

WHO:
Protagonist is a forensic specialist ~ Grave Secrets by Kathy Reichs
Protagonist is a dead person ~ ghost, Ghost in Trouble by Carolyn G. Hart
Protagonist is a writer ~ A Deadly Cliché by Ellery Adams

WHAT :
A short story from an anthology ~ Xanadu by Jane Yolen
Poison in the title ~ Poison by Chris Wooding
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) ~ First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones (9/3/17) ✰✰✰✰

WHERE:
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc.) ~ The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
Set in England ~ Where Serpents Sleep by C.S. Harris
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) ~ The Torso by Helene Tursten

WHEN
Set during a competition ~ The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen
Centers around a holiday ~ Christmas ~ A Season of Angels by Debbie Macomber
Set during the summer ~ Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg

HOW
Framed for Murder Elusive
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)


message 10: by Kathy (last edited Apr 15, 2017 02:23PM) (new)

Kathy | 256 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017
Level: News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) - The Bishop’s Wife by Mette Ivie Harrison - 4/13
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) - The Fire by Night by Teresa Messineo - 2/20
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer - Laughing All the Way to the Mosque: The Misadventures of a Muslim Woman by Zarqa Nawaz - 1/1
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology - An Actor Prepares in The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories by Donald Antrim - 3/16
Poison in the title
Weather in the title - The Snowman by Jo Nesbø - 2/16
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) - Two Days Gone by Randall Silvis - 2/9

WHERE
Set in a big city - Fever by Mary Beth Keane - 1/5
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ - The Sisters Weiss by Naomi Ragen - 1/4
Set in England - Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley - 1/16
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) - The Spy by Paulo Coelho - 1/1

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday - Ghosts by Ed McBain - 3/21
Set during summer - Outline by Rachel Cusk - 1/9
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) - Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson - 1/6

HOW
Framed for Murder - Friday on My Mind: A Frieda Klein Mystery by Nicci French - 3/15
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) - Mischief by Ed McBain - 2/27
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned - Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner - 1/8
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used only once in the challenge even if it fits into 2 or more categories.
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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!

Completed News Anchor Level 4/13/17


message 11: by Kris Mongo (last edited Aug 01, 2017 09:41PM) (new)

Kris Mongo (KrisMongo) REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Start: 1/1/17
End: 12/31/17

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

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

21/30


WHO
☆ Protagonist is a religious person ( minister)-With Love from the Inside by Angela Pisel ***** 7/4/17
☆ Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)- Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly ***** 2/2/17
☃ Protagonist is a dead person (ghost)-The Romance Reader's Guide to Life by Sharon Pywell **** 6/10/17 308 pp.
☆ Protagonist is a writer- This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel *****! 2/19/17
☆ Protagonist is an innkeeper (hotel)- Silver Bay by Jojo Moyes **** 3/5/17

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
☃ Poison in the title- The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver ***** 3/23/17
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
☃ Time in the Title-The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily by Rachel Cohn **** 1/1/17

WHERE
☃ Set in a big city-Chicago- Conception by Kalisha Buckhanon ***** 1/2/17
❥ NOT set on land (ship)-The Ship of Brides by Jojo Moyes **** 4/3/17 482 pp.
❥ Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’-Mean Streak by Sandra Brown **** 2/8/17
Set in England- Letters to the Lost by Iona Grey *****! 1/23/17
❥ Set in Europe (anywhere but England)-France-A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley ***** 2/11/17

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
☃ Set during summer-The Summer Girls by Mary Alice Monroe **** 1/5/17
☃ One where the protagonist has to beat the clock - Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz ***** 7/15/17
★ Set during a courtroom trial - He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly **** 7/15/17

HOW
❥ Framed for Murder- That Night by Chevy Stevens *** 4/20/17 372 pp.
☃ Attempted Murder (victim recovers)-Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica **** 3/8/17
☃ Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)-The Five Stages of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson **** 1/10/17
Drowned-A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea by Dina Nayeri ***** 1/13/17
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
☃ WHO - Protagonist is impaired (blind)-The Song of David by Amy Harmon **** 1/18/17
☃ WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name- Simba -Something in Between by Melissa de la Cruz *** 1/2/17
❥ WHERE - Set at work- The Widow of Wall Street by Randy Susan Meyers **** 8/1/17
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 12: by Krissy (last edited Jun 05, 2017 10:29AM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 2611 comments KRISSY'S SPOT
Level: Pulitzer Prize Winner

30/30 Completed


WHO
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
Vespers (Hours of the Night #1) by Irene Preston Jack Grime and Punishment (The Brothers Grime, #1) by Z.A. Maxfield Salvation (Federal Paranormal Agency, #1) by Olivia Black Wanted, A Gentleman by K.J. Charles Catching Heir by Julia Talbot

WHAT
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
Waiting for Winter by L.B. Gregg Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) by Kresley Cole The Affair (Jack Reacher, #16) by Lee Child Three Weeks to Wed (The Worthingtons, #1) by Ella Quinn Out of the Rain by Renae Kaye

WHERE
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
Fierce & Fabulous (Sassy Boyz, #1) by Elizabeth Varlet The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware A Kind of Truth (A Kind of Stories, #1) by Lane Hayes A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin (The Debutante Files, #1) by Sophie Jordan Confessions of an Improper Bride (Donovan Sisters, #1) by Jennifer Haymore

WHEN
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
It Had to Be You (Chicago Stars, #1) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips A Gift for Santa (The Naughty North Pole, #3) by Deanna Wadsworth Mighty Casey by Willa Okati The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten

HOW
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch Catch Me If You Can (Romano and Albright, #1) by L.B. Gregg Collide (Blackcreek, #1) by Riley Hart Woke Up in a Strange Place by Eric Arvin One Foot in the Grave (Night Huntress, #2) by Jeaniene Frost

BONUS
(5/5)
(view spoiler)
Dirty Laundry (Tucker Springs, #3) by Heidi Cullinan Another Brooklyn by Jacqueline Woodson Bad Judgment by Sidney Bell The Working Elf Blues by Piper Vaughn The Quickie by James Patterson


message 13: by SRV (last edited Jan 03, 2018 05:12AM) (new)

SRV | 15 comments The books I normally read is not going to fit all the tasks, therefore i'm going for news anchor level.

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 (5 from each category)
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person - Slow Boat to Purgatory by Vernon Baker
Protagonist is in the medical profession - A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
Protagonist is a dead person - The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Protagonist is a writer - Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Protagonist is an innkeeper - The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

WHAT
A Short Story - True Lies by Sara Shepard
Poison in the title
Weather in the title - Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title - Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

WHERE
Set in a big city - Two Truths and a Lie by Sara Shepard
NOT set on land - Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ - Peace Like a River by Leif Enger
Set in England - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Set in Europe - Through a Glass, Darkly by Jostein Gaarder

WHEN
Set during a competition - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Centers around a holiday- Truth or Beard by Penny Reid
Set during summer - The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock - And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) - Fingersmith by Sarah Waters

HOW
Framed for Murder - Frankeinstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Fire - The Name of This Book Is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch
Drowned Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Supernatural death - Sabriel by Garth Nix

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 14: by Agnieszka (last edited Aug 05, 2017 06:33AM) (new)

Agnieszka (Agnieszka7) | 556 comments Reporter Challenge
Duration:
1/1/17 - 12/31/17
Level: Pulitzer Prize Winner
Completed: 29/30


WHO 5/5
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) A Murder in Mount Moriah (A Lindsay Harding Mystery, #1) by Mindy Quigley book 1 of The Mount Moriah Mysteries Box Set Lindsay Harding Books 1, 2 and 3 by Mindy Quigley Lindsay is a hospital chaplain (reverend)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) The Princess by Lori Wick Shelby was nurse before she became princess or Verlorene Seelen by Nora Roberts= Sacred Sins (D.C. Detectives, #1) by Nora Roberts Tess is psychologist
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Kühlfach zu vermieten by Jutta Profijt= Morgue Drawer For Rent (Morgue Drawer, #3) by Jutta Profijt Pascha is ghost
Protagonist is a writer Double Shot (Cue Ball Mysteries, #2) by Cindy Blackburn Jess is a writter - her pen name is Adelé Nightingale
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) Mord nach Drehbuch (Honey Driver ermittelt, #4) by J.G. Goodhind= Killing Jane Austen (Honey Driver Mystery, #4) by J.G. Goodhind Honey is hotel owner

WHAT 4/5
A Short Story from an Anthology The Wet Job (Agent of Influence) by Russell Hamilton collection of 3 short-stories - all read :-)
Poison in the title Dial P For Poison B06Y2FJSCQ / Armoires and Arsenic (e-book)
Weather in the title Tropical Heat (Agent of Influence) by Russell Hamilton Tropical Heat
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Das Teufelsspiel by Jeffery Deaver= The Twelfth Card (Lincoln Rhyme, #6) by Jeffery Deaver more than 140 year old case :-)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) Time of Death (In Death, #24.5, #27.5 & #29.5) by J.D. Robb Time of Death

WHERE 5/5
Set in a big city Ein sündiges Alibi by J.D. Robb= Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb set in NYC
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Moby Dick czyli biały wieloryb by Herman Melville= Moby Dick by Herman Melville whale ship
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ Ring of Secrets (The Culper Ring, #1) by Roseanna M. White set in the (historical) City of New York
Set in England In The Stars (Amber Reed Mystery #1) by Zanna Mackenzie set in Derbyshire
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) Z notatnika stanu rzeczy by Andrzej Szczypiorski set in Poland

WHEN 5/5
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) Chili to Die for (Willow Crier Cozy Mystery #1) by Lilly York cooking contest is at the center of the story
Centers around a holiday Der gehetzte Uhrmacher (Lincoln Rhyme, #7) by Jeffery Deaver= The Cold Moon (Lincoln Rhyme, #7) by Jeffery Deaver set most of December (including Christmas)
Set during summer Süßer Ruf des Todes Roman (Reihenfolge der Eve Dallas-Krimis 29) by J.D. Robb= Kindred in Death (In Death, #29) by J.D. Robb June
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) In Liebe und Tod (In Death, #23) by J.D. Robb= Born in Death (In Death, #23) by J.D. Robb major spoiler (view spoiler)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) Lethal Action (Danger in the Deep South Book 1) by Rachel Dylan story about the preparation and the beginning of a trial

HOW 5/5
Framed for Murder Closer Than You Think (Romantic Suspense, #16; Cincinnati, #1) by Karen Rose major spoiler (view spoiler)
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Tödliche Verehrung (Eve Dallas) by J.D. Robb= Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. Robb against Eve Dallas (MC)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) Der faule Henker by Jeffery Deaver= The Vanished Man (Lincoln Rhyme, #5) by Jeffery Deaver major spoiler (view spoiler)
Drowned Das Gesicht des Drachen by Jeffery Deaver= The Stone Monkey (Lincoln Rhyme, #4) by Jeffery Deaver (view spoiler)
Accidental death (substitute task) [bookcovver:Szkice z życia|18076129] one of the short stories ends with an accidental death (drowning in a well) - lit. translation: Drafts (or Sketches) From Life

BONUS CATEGORY 5/5
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Turn On the Light So I Can Hear by Teri Kanefield male MC is deaf
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) Morgen ist leider auch noch ein Tag by Tobi Katze Morgen ist leider auch noch ein Tag our familiy's watch dog in my childhood was named misiek = teddy bear :-)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace) Sanft kommt der Tod by J.D. Robb= Innocent in Death (In Death, #24) by J.D. Robb the victim (a teacher) was poisoned at his desk in his class rom
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm Trapped (Private Justice, #2) by Irene Hannon (view spoiler)
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) Der Insektensammler (Lincoln Rhyme, #3) by Jeffery Deaver= The Empty Chair (Lincoln Rhyme, #3) by Jeffery Deaver (view spoiler)

(view spoiler)


message 15: by Alison (last edited Nov 01, 2017 11:52AM) (new)

Alison Chorney-Dubien | 4 comments Pulitzer for me!
Completed: 24/24 = 100%

WHO
[ ] Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
[ X ] Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) Stella Bain
[ X ] Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) The Forgetting Time
[ X ] Protagonist is a writer Always
[ X ] Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) Silver Linings

WHAT
[ ] A Short Story from an Anthology
[ ] Poison in the title
[ ] Weather in the title
[ X ] A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit
[ X ] Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) The Year of the Flood

WHERE
[ X ] Set in a big city Pretty Baby - CHICAGO
[ X ] NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) The Woman in Cabin 10
[ X ] Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ - The Witches of New YorkNew York
[ X ] Set in England - The Rose Garden
[ X ] Set in Europe (anywhere but England) - All the Light We Cannot See - Germany & Paris

WHEN
[ X ] Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) - The Crown - The Selection
[ ] Centers around a holiday
[ X ] Set during summer The River at Night
[ X ] One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Pretty Girls
[ X ] Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) Small Great Things

HOW
[ X ] Framed for Murder In a Dark, Dark Wood
[ X ] Attempted Murder (victim recovers) After You
[ X ] Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) The Stars Are Fire
[ X ] Drowned Everything I Never Told You
[ X ] Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) The Winter People

BONUS CATEGORY

[ X ] WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) - Into the Darkest Corner
[ X ] WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) Saving CeeCee Honeycutt Symon is my dog
[ X ] WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace) Testimony
[ X ] WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm American Gods
[ X ] HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) You

Alison


message 16: by Andrea (new)

Andrea | 5 comments I'm going for Newspaper Mogul

0/25

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)


BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 17: by Danielle Gypsy Soul (last edited Dec 18, 2017 09:55AM) (new)

Danielle Gypsy Soul (AFDanielleT) | 902 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 1 Jan - 31 Dec 2017
Level: Newspaper Mogul


Books Read: 30/30

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) Between Sinners and Saints 1/6
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) You Belong to Me 1/31
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Halfway to the Grave 1/8
Protagonist is a writer Let's Pretend We're Married 4/13
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) Clean Sweep 11/23

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology The Firebird and Other Stories 7/27
Poison in the title Celeste Files: Poisoned 9/16
Weather in the title Winter Oranges 5/11
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Cold Shot 2/6
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) 72 Hours 3/31

WHERE
Set in a big city Aced 1/16
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Fish & Chips 4/2
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ Tangled Up (Nebraska) 2/11
Set in England Forged by Desire 1/21
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) Guarding Mr. Fine 2/14

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) The Locker Room 3/14
Centers around a holiday Unwrapping Hank 3/27
Set during summer It's In His Arms 2/1
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Silence Fallen 4/29
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) Did You Miss Me? 3/30

HOW
Framed for Murder Deadly Silence 4/8
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Dirty Little Secrets 3/29
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) Burn 3/23
Drowned Falling Hard 3/8
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) Into the Fire 4/15

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Crossing Hearts 2/2
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) Running With the Devil 1/5
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace) Sixty Five Hours 5/8
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm Whiteout 4/22
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) No One Left to Tell 2/4

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used only once in the challenge even if it fits into 2 or more categories.
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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!


message 18: by Carol (last edited Jul 14, 2017 07:45AM) (new)

Carol (Spud272) | 25 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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) Aunt Dimity's Christmas
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Dracula *** 3/24/17
Protagonist is a writer The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) Five Weeks in a Balloon

WHERE
Set in a big city The Picture of Dorian Gray
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) The Autobiography of James T. Kirk
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ North Carolina Cataloochee
Set in England Whose Body?
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) The Murder on the Links

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer Tuck Everlasting
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) The Maze Runner
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) The Tale of Applebeck Orchard
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) The Rithmatist

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)

The Autobiography of James T. Kirk by David A. Goodman Whose Body? (Lord Peter Wimsey, #1) by Dorothy L. Sayers The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner Cataloochee by Wayne Caldwell Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt Aunt Dimity's Christmas (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #5) by Nancy Atherton The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Dracula by Bram Stoker The Rithmatist (Rithmatist, #1) by Brandon Sanderson The Tale of Applebeck Orchard (The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, #6) by Susan Wittig Albert The Murder on the Links (Hercule Poirot, #2) by Agatha Christie The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde Nothing Daunted The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West by Dorothy Wickenden Five Weeks in a Balloon (Extraordinary Voyages, #1) by Jules Verne


message 19: by Katie (last edited Nov 12, 2017 10:16AM) (new)

Katie | 32 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Duration Jan , 2017 through Dec 31, 2017
Level: News Anchor (3 from each category)

Completed: 7/15

WHO 1/3
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 01/03/17 ****
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT 1/3
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title Winter Street 02/04/17 ****
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE 2/3
Set in a big city The Husband's Secret 07/30/17 ****
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England The Secret Keeper 07/16/17 *****
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN 2/3
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday: Candy Corn Murder by Leslie Meier 01/13/17 ****
Set during summer Lemon Meringue Pie Murder 11/09/17 ****
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW 1/3
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned Everything I Never Told You 11/12/17 ****
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 20: by GreenFairy (last edited Jul 18, 2017 05:34AM) (new)

GreenFairy (GreenFairy429) | 114 comments WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)- Up from the Grave (Night Huntress, #7) by Jeaniene Frost 7/17/17 4* (All main characters are ghosts or vampires)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city- Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews 1/7/17 4* (set in Atlanta)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’- Witness in Death (In Death, #10) by J.D. Robb 6/18/17 4 1/2* (set in New York)
Set in England Third Debt (Indebted, #4) by Pepper Winters 7/2/17 4*
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Magic Binds (Kate Daniels, #9) by Ilona Andrews 1/14/17 4 1/2* (Kate has to figure out how to bind with the magic of the land to defend Atlanta before her father attacks it)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder Interlude in Death (In Death, #12.5) by J.D. Robb 6/26/17 4*
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) DANGER (A Puerto Rican Crime Family #1) by Piper Page 1/31/17 2 1/2*
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) Something Fierce (The Underground, #1) by Jenika Snow 1/3/17 3* (I have a betta named Splurge)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 21: by Sunshine (new)

Sunshine (Sunshine22222) | 142 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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used only once in the challenge even if it fits into 2 or more categories.
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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!


message 22: by Nell (last edited Nov 04, 2017 05:28AM) (new)

Nell | 357 comments WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

I've not heard this referred to as "industrious" before.


message 23: by Bev (last edited Nov 03, 2017 07:17PM) (new)

Bev | 26 comments I'm back for another round! Will start with Cub Reporter as my declared commitment.

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) [2/13/17]
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) [5/1/17]
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) [5/9/17]
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) [6/11/17]
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category) [7/7/17]

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books [10/29/17]

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc): Nun Plussed by Monica Quill (3/30/17)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.): Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart [Nurse] (2/17/17)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead): The Ghost and the Dead Deb by Alice Kimberly (6/16/17)
Protagonist is a writer: Deception Island by M. K. Lorens (2/13/17)
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc): Grounds for Murder by Kate Kingsbury (4/26/17)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology: "The Riddle of the Rainbow Pearl" by Thomas W. Hanshew (1/4/17)
Poison in the title: Deadly Nightshade by Elizabeth Daly (5/19/17)
Weather in the title: Storm Center by Douglas Clark (5/1/17)
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old): The Case of the Seven Sneezes by Anthony Boucher (5/31/17)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc): Murder at Teatime by Stefanie Matteson (5/9/17)

WHERE
Set in a big city: The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost (1/13/17)
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc): The Fennister Affair by Josephine Bell (4/28/17)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ [New York]: Death Takes a Bow by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/5/17)
Set in England: Death at Swaythling Court by J. J. Connington (1/4/16)
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) [France!]: Murder At The Masque by Amy Myers (1/16/17)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) [International Violin Competition]: The Vanishing Violinist by Sara Hoskinson Frommer (4/30/17)
Centers around a holiday [Christmas]: Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/11/17)
Set during summer [set in July]: All For the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford (2/9/17)
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery): Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler (4/16/17) [race against time to save the last little girl who has been abducted]
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book):The Killing of Katie Steelstock by Michael Gilbert 6/30/17

HOW
Framed for Murder: Death of a Racehorse by John Creasey (1/7/17)
Attempted Murder (victim recovers): A Losing Game by Freeman Wills Crofts (1/31/170) [Murderer attempts to drown a second victim, but she survives]
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.):Where There's Smoke by Stewart Sterling (6/4/17)
Drowned: Stroke of Death by Josephine Bell (4/12/17)
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc): Those Who Hunt the Night by Barbara Hambly (7/7/17)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.): [blind detective] Best Max Carrados Detective Stories by Ernest Bramah (8/17/17)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you): The Constantine Affliction by T. Aaron Payton (Tim Pratt) [had cat named Cindy and mother-in-law's dog was Colette] (5/23/17)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace): Publish & Perish by Sally Wright (6/22/17)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm: Fire Will Freeze by Margaret Millar (10/29/17)
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt): Deed Without a Name by Dorothy Bowers (6/18/17)


message 24: by Laurel (last edited Feb 06, 2017 09:50AM) (new)

Laurel | 13 comments Ooh! This looks amazing!

I'm going for Pulitzer. Here's my progress:

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Wolverine Old Man Logan, Volume 1 Berzerker by Jeff Lemire
Protagonist is a writer The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) - The 4th Man (Quincy & Rainie, #6.5) by Lisa Gardner
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Illuminae (The Illuminae Files, #1) by Amie Kaufman
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1) by Ransom Riggs

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer The Killing Hour (Quincy & Rainie, #4) by Lisa Gardner
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder The Next Accident (Quincy & Rainie, #3) by Lisa Gardner
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 25: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Just trying to keep it positive and upbeat. My sister had Downs Syndrome and we never labeled her with a negative word :)

Nell wrote: "WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

I've not hear this referred to as "industrious" before."



message 26: by artenica (new)

artenica | 6 comments I'll go for Pulitzer!

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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 27: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 44 comments Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)

0/30 read

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)






message 28: by Christina (last edited Sep 13, 2017 02:47PM) (new)

Christina Byrne (cmbyrne87) | 22 comments Will start off on the lowest level and see how it goes.

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer Bossypants 2/21/17
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Fatal Fixer-Upper 5/7/17
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)
Fatal Fixer-Upper (A Do-It-Yourself Mystery, #1) by Jennie Bentley

WHERE
Set in a big city Magic Bites 2/28/17
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) Treasure Island 9/12/17
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ A Beautiful Wedding - Nevada - 5/9/17
Set in England Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 5/5/17
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) Anna and the French Kiss 5/10/17
Magic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1) by Ilona Andrews Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, #1) by Seth Grahame-Smith A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) by Jamie McGuire Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1) by Stephanie Perkins Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.) Caraval 4/4/17
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer Red Hill 1/6/17
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery) Splintered 2/2/17
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter 2/21/17
Red Hill (Red Hill, #1) by Jamie McGuire Splintered (Splintered, #1) by A.G. Howard Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

HOW
Framed for Murder Darkly Dreaming Dexter 3/31/17
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Red Dragon 1/12/17
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) Falling Kingdoms 1/6/17 - a character dies by burning
Drowned Japanese Fairy Tales 5/7/17
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) Obsidian 2/19/17 - killed by alien magic
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1) by Morgan Rhodes Red Dragon (Hannibal Lecter, #1) by Thomas Harris Obsidian (Lux, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki


BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) (Atticus) Ashes to Ashes 5/24/17
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace) All My Patients Have Tales: Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice 2/4/17
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm Ashes 4/6/17
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) Fahrenheit 451 1/8/17
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury All My Patients Have Tales Favorite Stories from a Vet's Practice by Jeff Wells Ashes (Ashes Trilogy, #1) by Ilsa J. Bick Ashes to Ashes (Kovac and Liska, #1) by Tami Hoag


message 29: by Joel (last edited Dec 29, 2017 12:29PM) (new)

Joel | 1 comments I'll shoot for Cub Reporter and see how it goes. I know I'll have trouble with the supernatural ones.

Final result: News Anchor with 3 from each category.

Completed 15/15

WHO (3/5)
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) - Once a Widow
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer - Night Extra
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) -The Empty Trap by John D. MacDonald

WHAT (3/5)
A Short Story from an Anthology - Alfred Hitchcock's Death Can Be Beautiful
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) - Catch the Gold Ring
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) - 8 Faces at 3

WHERE (5/5)
Set in a big city - Murder on My Street by Edwin Lanham.
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc) -
Murder By Latitude
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ - The Key to Nicholas Street by Stanley Ellin
Set in England - The Empty House by Michael Gilbert
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) - Pray for a Brave Heart

WHEN (3/5)
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday - The Happy Hollisters and the Mystery of the Golden Witch
Set during summer - The House Without A Key: by Earl Derr Biggers
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) - The Murder of Whistler's Brother

HOW (3/5)
Framed for Murder - Death Trap
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) - Six Seconds to Kill
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned - Run For Your Life
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY (3/5)
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you) - Time to Prey
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm - Somewhere in This House
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt) - The Deadly Dove


message 30: by BookDragon (new)

BookDragon | 2 comments I'm going to try this one. Most of my progress will be on my blog so I won't be here after each book.

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


Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)


Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used only once in the challenge even if it fits into 2 or more categories.
The challenge runs from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017.
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!


message 31: by Rosa (new)

Rosa I have a question, would this book count for the anthology task?

Into Love and Out Again Stories by Elinor Lipman


message 32: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Rosa - it sure would count!


Rosa wrote: "I have a question, would this book count for the anthology task?

Into Love and Out Again Stories by Elinor Lipman"



message 33: by Rosa (new)

Rosa Ellie wrote: "Rosa - it sure would count!


Rosa wrote: "I have a question, would this book count for the anthology task?

Into Love and Out Again Stories by Elinor Lipman""


Thank you, wasn't sure if the book needed to have Anthology as tag


message 34: by Jacki (last edited Jan 30, 2017 01:54PM) (new)

Jacki | 162 comments Joining in :)


REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Duration: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017

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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO 1/5
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer Still Waters-1/22/2017
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

Still Waters by Tami Hoag

WHAT 0/5
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE 2/5
Set in a big city Girls in the Moon-1/29/2017
NOT set on land (spaceship) Gemina-1/8/2017
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2) by Amie Kaufman Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally

WHEN 0/5
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW 0/5
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 35: by BarbaraAnn (last edited Dec 31, 2017 01:50PM) (new)

BarbaraAnn | 174 comments This was fun last year. I'm in again trying for mogul Editor

23/20

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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) A Morbid Taste for Bones **** 4/9/17 (monk)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) The Backup Boyfriend **** 6/14/17 (doctor)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost,) Sparrow Hill Road **** 1/28/17
Protagonist is a writer Snowball in Hell *** 5/18/17
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc) An Unseen Attraction **** 5/29/17

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title Summer Rain **** 7/22/17
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Pennies On a Dead Woman's Eyes **** 3/12/17
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) Before Midnight *** 1/19/17

WHERE
Set in a big city A Gentleman in Moscow ***** 5/20/17
NOT set on land (spaceship) Chaos Station ***** 2/25/17
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’ (New Mexico) Third Third Grave Dead Ahead **** 3/30/17
Set in England And Only to Deceive **** 1/12/17
Set in Europe (Romania) Twice Tempted **** 9/9/17

WHEN
Set during a competition (Hockey game) Breakaway **** 9/3/17
Centers around a holiday A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong *** 4/22/17
Set during summer When Dreams Tremble ** 8/14/17
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock Consent 10/8/17
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book) The Lake House *** 6/20/17

HOW
Framed for Murder A Hard Winter Rain **** 10/22/17
Attempted Murder (victim recovers) Entwined **** 8/2/17
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.) Once Burned **** 7/14/17
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc) Shadowshaper***** 8/29/17

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 36: by Jodie (JCT) (new)

Jodie (JCT) (Jodiewolfbane) | 86 comments I will go for news Anchor

who

what

where

when

how


message 37: by Agnieszka (last edited Feb 12, 2017 06:57AM) (new)

Agnieszka (Agnieszka7) | 556 comments I have some questions:

1) None of my friends and family have a pet - would the name of our watch dog (not a pet, he lived outside - but belonged to our family) from my childhood work as well?

2) Would Time of Death (book set with three novellas from In Death series - first novella read 1/15/17 the last one I'll reaed in February or March - 306 pages) work for WHAT5 - Time in the Title or is it too general?

3) Does the 150+ pages rule apply for this challenge (except WHAT1 - Short story)? I hope not - because I'll have to exchange two books - but wan't sure anymore and have enough time to do it now.

4) For the title tasks - If the English title and the German or Polish title are not the same - do you want me to use the title from the edition I read (with literal translation) or do you prefer the English title because of the link?

5) Would a hospital chaplain work for medical profession as well? Lindsey from the Mount Moriah Mysteries / Linday Harding series works at the hospital only. If not I'll look for a different book.


message 38: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments 1)Your watch dog would be fine
2) Time of Death definitely has TIME in the title :)
3) A short story qualifies if it is not a novel. (I'm counting anything 40,000 words or less)
4) Probably English title so you can link it and others can read what the book is
5) Hospital chaplain is fine (he works in the hospital!)

Just trying to have fun - not being TOO picky...

Ellie

Agnieszka wrote: "I have some questions:

1) None of my friends and family have a pet - would the name of our watch dog (not a pet, he lived outside - but belonged to our family) from my childhood work as well?

2) ..."



message 39: by Agnieszka (new)

Agnieszka (Agnieszka7) | 556 comments Ellie wrote: "1)Your watch dog would be fine
2) Time of Death definitely has TIME in the title :)
3) A short story qualifies if it is not a novel. (I'm counting anything 40,000 words or less)
4) Probably English..."


Thank you!


message 40: by Bev (new)

Bev | 26 comments I've made Cub Reporter!

Who (Writer): Deception Island by M.K. Lorens
What (Short Story): "The Riddle of the Rainbow Pearl" by Thomas W. Hanshew in The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol 7 edited by Eugene Thwing
Where (Big city--NYC): The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost
When (Summer): All For the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford
How (Framed for Murder): Death of a Racehorse (Inspector West, #25) by John Creasey


message 41: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Congratulations!! It's only February - that was fast.

Ellie


message 43: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Congrats!

Nell wrote: "I'm a Cub Reporter!

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/..."



message 44: by Mave (new)

Mave | 130 comments I'm going for Pulitzer

REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner = 30 books


WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt)


message 45: by Bev (new)

Bev | 26 comments I've made Columnist!

Who (Writer): Deception Island by M.K. Lorens
Who (Nurse): Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart

What (Short Story): "The Riddle of the Rainbow Pearl" by Thomas W. Hanshew in The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol 7 edited by Eugene Thwing
What (Weather in Title): Storm Center by Douglas Clark

Where (Big city--NYC): The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost
Where (State with "N"-New York): Death Takes a Bow (Mr. and Mrs. North #6) by Frances Lockridge

When (Summer): All For the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford
When (Beat the Clock): Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler

How (Framed for Murder): Death of a Racehorse (Inspector West, #25) by John Creasey
How (Attempted Murder): A Losing Game by Freeman Wills Crofts


message 46: by Claire (new)

Claire  | 135 comments Just found the challenge:-) Can I add books I read in 2017 or do I have to start now?

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 (5 from each category)

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

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Protagonist is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
Protagonist is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Protagonist is a writer
Protagonist is an innkeeper (Inn, B&B, hotel, motel, etc)

WHAT
A Short Story from an Anthology
Poison in the title
Weather in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a big city
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘N’
Set in England
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, etc.)
Centers around a holiday
Set during summer
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
Set during a courtroom trial (Not the whole book)

HOW
Framed for Murder
Attempted Murder (victim recovers)
Fire (burned, smoke inhalation, etc.)
Drowned
Supernatural death (exsanguinations, staked, voodoo, magic, etc)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist is industrious (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)
WHAT – Title starts with the same letter as your pet’s name (or the pet of someone close to you)
WHERE - Set at work (main event occurs at protagonist’s workplace)
WHEN – Book set during a snowstorm
HOW – 2 different attempts to kill the same victim (killer can be successful on 2nd attempt )


message 47: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Congrats!!


Bev wrote: "I've made Columnist!

Who (Writer): Deception Island by M.K. Lorens
Who (Nurse): Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart

What (Short Story): "The Riddle of the Rainbow Pearl" by T..."



message 48: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Welcome. As long as the books were read in 2017, they count toward the challenge.



Claire wrote: "Just found the challenge:-) Can I add books I read in 2017 or do I have to start now?

REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 ..."



message 49: by Bev (new)

Bev | 26 comments I've made News Anchor!

Who (Writer): Deception Island by M.K. Lorens
Who (Nurse): Episode of the Wandering Knife by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Who (Religious Person): Nun Plussed by Monica Quill

What (Short Story): "The Riddle of the Rainbow Pearl" by Thomas W. Hanshew in The World's Best 100 Detective Stories Vol 7 edited by Eugene Thwing
What (Weather in Title): Storm Center by Douglas Clark
What (Time): Murder at Teatime (Charlotte Graham, #2) by Stefanie Matteson

Where (Big city--NYC): The 24th Horse by Hugh Pentecost
Where (State with "N"-New York): Death Takes a Bow (Mr. and Mrs. North #6) by Frances Lockridge
Where (Set in England): Death at Swaythling Court by J.J. Connington

When (Summer): All For the Love of a Lady by Leslie Ford
When (Beat the Clock): Coffin's Dark Number by Gwendoline Butler
When (Competition): The Vanishing Violinist by Hoskinson Frommer, Sara

How (Framed for Murder): Death of a Racehorse (Inspector West, #25) by John Creasey
How (Attempted Murder): A Losing Game by Freeman Wills Crofts
How (Drowned): Stroke of Death by Josephine Bell


message 50: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 79 comments Congrats to Bev. She made News Anchor!


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