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message 1: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 1st Post
Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read a book where someone is poisoned OR a book with any beverage or bottle on the cover
Book to be Read - I'm going to tentatively put down The Proud Sinner. The synopsis seems to suggest poisoning. If this is not the case, I will pick something else.


message 2: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 1st Post - recap
Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read a book where someone is poisoned OR a book with any beverage or bottle on the cover
Book to be Read - The Proud Sinner The Proud Sinner (Medieval Mystery, #13) by Priscilla Royal

Finished on 1/9
I apologize if anyone views this as a spoiler, however, the synopsis pretty much points to poison as the means to commit murder.


message 3: by Gretchen (last edited Jan 10, 2018 12:43PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 2nd Post
Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read any book revolving around WWII
Book to be Read - The Paris Spy


message 4: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 2nd Post - recap

Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read any book revolving around WWII
Book to be Read - The Paris Spy

Finished on 1/17
Book takes place in German occupied France before the events of Normandy


message 5: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 3rd Post

Category - The Weapons (3)
Task - Rope (Read a book whose author initials can be found in the word ROPE)
Book to be Read - Revenger by Rory Clements


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1664 comments Mod
Gretchen wrote: " 3rd Post

Category - The Weapons (3)
Task - Rope (Read a book whose author initials can be found in the word ROPE)
Book to be Read - Revenger by Rory Clements"


Sorry Gretchen. This doesn't work. There is no C in ROPE :(


message 7: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments Lauren wrote: "Gretchen wrote: " 3rd Post

Category - The Weapons (3)
Task - Rope (Read a book whose author initials can be found in the word ROPE)
Book to be Read - Revenger by [author:Rory C..."

But there's an R or does it have to be both initials?


message 8: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1664 comments Mod
Gretchen wrote: "But there's an R or does it have to be both initials? "

I had originally thought of both initials, but wonder if that makes it too difficult to find books.
Now that I think about it a bit more, one initial is enough. So the book does work.
Sorry about that :)


message 9: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments Lauren wrote: "Gretchen wrote: "But there's an R or does it have to be both initials? "

I had originally thought of both initials, but wonder if that makes it too difficult to find books.
Now that I think about..."


It doesn't matter. This is your baby. These are your rules.

Personally, I'm pretty impressed that I'm at a third book at this point in the year.


message 10: by Lauren (new)

Lauren (laurenjberman) | 1664 comments Mod
Gretchen wrote: "Personally, I'm pretty impressed that I'm at a third book at this point in the year. "

Well done!


message 11: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 3rd Post Re-cap

Category - The Weapons (3)
Task - Rope (Read a book by an author whose initial(s) can be found in the word ROPE
Book to Be Read - Revenger: A Novel of Tudor Intrigue

Book finished on 1/20. It's only the second book but I can see myself really getting into this series. It's dark and gritty which is a nice change of pace from some of the more cozy historical mysteries I have been reading.


message 12: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 4th Post

Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read a book which has been “archived in your cellar” for a year or more
Book to Be Read - The Alehouse Murders (this book has been on my TBR since June 2014)


message 13: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 4th Post Re-Cap

Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read a book which has been "archived in your cellar" for a year or more
Book to Be Read - The Alehouse Murders (this book has been on my TBR since June 2014)

Book finished on 2/6


message 14: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 5th Post

Category- The Rooms (4): Ballroom (9)
Task - Read a book with a gathering of people on the cover
Book to Be Read -The First Murder


message 15: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 5th Post Re-Cap

Category - The Rooms (4): Ballroom (9)
Task - Read a book with a gathering of people on the cover
Book to Be Read - The First Murder

I didn't realize this book was the 8th book in a series by this group of authors. I think my TBR just doubled. Yikes.


message 16: by Gretchen (last edited Mar 05, 2018 07:19AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 6th Post

Category - General clue trivia (1)
Task -Read a book with a black cover or a body (2)
Book to Be Read - The Cater Street Hangman (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #1) by Anne Perry


message 17: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 6th Post Re-Cap

Category - General Clue Trivia (1)
Task - Read a book with a black cover
Book to be Read - The Cater Street Hangman

Finished 3/19
I wasn't as impressed with it as most people were. It's on the list of the Idiot's Guide to Reading -Historical Mysteries. I'm not really sure I understand why.


message 18: by Gretchen (last edited Mar 19, 2018 06:34PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 7th Post

Category - The Suspects (2) Miss Scarlet (1)
Task - Read a book with a red cover OR a glamorous looking female on the cover OR since Miss Scarlet always makes the first game move, read a book that is first in a series.
Book to be Read - The Green Mill Murder


message 19: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 7th Post Re-Cap

Category - The Suspects (2) Miss Scarlet (1)
Task - Read a book with a read cover OR a glamorous looking female on the cover OR since Miss Scarlet always makes the first game move, read a book that is first in a series.
Book to be Read - The Green Mill Murder The Green Mill Murder (Phryne Fisher, #5) by Kerry Greenwood

Finished 4/8
This just might be one of my favorite mystery series.


message 20: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 8th Post

Category - (1) General Clue Trivia (2)
Task - Read a book with a body on the cover.
Book to be Read - TBD


message 21: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (stewartry) | 218 comments I love Miss Fisher!


message 22: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments Me too! I was a little bummed to find that apparently the copy of the book I had was missing the last 32 pages. Now I am on a quest to find them.


message 23: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 1089 comments That borders on tragedy!


message 24: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments I know. The issue was suppose to be corrected when the paperback version of the novel was released. The problem with that is I have checked every library in the state of Minnesota. Nobody seems to have the paperback edition much less realize there was an issue with the original version. To me that feels like a bad job by the publisher.


message 25: by Gretchen (last edited Apr 25, 2018 08:06AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 8th Post

Category: General Clue Trivia (1)
Task : Read a book with a corpse on the cover
Book to be Read : Sleep of Death Sleep of Death (Shakespearean Murder, #1) by Philip Gooden


message 26: by Gretchen (last edited May 04, 2018 08:33PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 8th Post Re-Cap

Category : General Clue Triva
Task: Read a book with a corpse on the cover
Book to be Read Sleep of Death Sleep of Death (Shakespearean Murder, #1) by Philip Gooden

Finished on 5/3
I want to give the next book a try just because I really enjoyed the author's short story in a Medieval Murder book I recently read. This full novel just wasn't great. The writing style was kind of all over the place and the mystery just wasn't much of a mystery. It kind of took a back seat to all of the taking during sex Nick and Nell did.


message 27: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 9th Post

Category: Suspects (2) - Mrs. White (5)
Task: Read a book with a white cover or that features are healer as a main character
Book to be Read : TBD


message 28: by Gretchen (last edited May 11, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 9th Post Re-Cap

Category: Suspects (2) - Mrs. White (5)
Task: Read a book with a white cover
Book to be Read: Speakers of the Dead

Book finished 5/10. This book was fast paced and full of action. It gave me some great insight into a period I know little about. The cameos from other historical figures were great.


message 29: by Gretchen (last edited May 11, 2018 08:21AM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 10th Post

Category: The Rooms (4) - Kitchen (1)
Task: Read a book with a kitchen item on the cover
Book to be Read: Death and the Courtesan


message 30: by Gretchen (last edited Jun 30, 2018 08:07PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 10th Post Re-Cap

Category : The Rooms (4) Hall (4)
Task: : Read a book with a kitchen item on the cover
Book to be Read : Death and the Courtesan

Finished 5/21- This book was a hilarious, light read. Arabella is a fantastic MC. I'm kind of disappointed there appear to only be three books in this series.


message 31: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 11th Post

Category: Rooms (4) Hall (4)
Task: Read a book with any word in the title that rhymes with hall
Book to be Read : Callander Square


message 32: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 11th Post Re-Cap

Category : Rooms (4) Hall (4)
Task: Read a book with any word in the title the rhymes with hall
Book to be Read : Callander Square
Finished 6/28

This book was much better than the first. However, I don't think putting Thomas' name in series is very fitting. At this point , it's the Emily show featuring Charlotte with an appearance by Thomas.


message 33: by Gretchen (last edited Jun 29, 2018 01:40PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 12th Post

Category : Suspects (2) Mrs. White (5)
Task : Read a book where the protagonist is a healer
Book to be Read: The Unquiet Bones


message 34: by Gretchen (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 12th Pose Re-Cap

Category : Suspects (2) Mrs. White (5)
Task : Read a book where the protagonist is a healer
Book to be Read : The Unquiet Bones

Finished on 6/30. I rather enjoyed this book. Hugh was an intriguing character. I would not recommend reading this book while eating or drinking. There is a description of a medieval kidney stone removal that required me to take a time out.


message 35: by Gretchen (last edited Jun 30, 2018 08:29PM) (new)

Gretchen (eab2012) | 249 comments 13th Post

Category : The Suspects (2) Mr. Green
Task : a protagonist who is a clerical figure.
Book to be Read : The Body on the Doorstep


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