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message 1: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 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)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT
Animal in the title
Title is at least 5 words
Color 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 Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer

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

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
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 Aug 06, 2018 08:14AM) (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 comments Ellie's Reporter Challenge Progress

30/30

WHO

Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc) Beyond Absolution by Cora Harrison (Reverend Mother)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) The Mitford Murders by Jessica Fellowes (retired nurse)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Ghost On The Case by Carolyn Hart (ghost)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately) Three Strikes, You're Dead by Elena Hartwell
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.) The Question of the Absentee Father by E.J. Copperman (Aspergers)

WHAT
Animal in the title The Otter of Death by Betty Webb
Title is at least 5 words The Perplexing Theft of the Jewel in the Crown by Vaseem Khan
Color in the title Dressed for Death in Burgundy by Susan C. Shea
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old) Death Overdue by Allison Brook
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) The Twilight Wife by A.J. Banner

WHERE
Set in a Southern town The Black Cat Sees His Shadow by Kay Finch (Texas)
Set in a mansion or hotel A Devious Death by Alyssa Maxwell (mansion)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’ Dead In The Water by Denise Swanson (Illinois)
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) Murderous Mistral by Cay Rademacher (France)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown) Gone Gull by Donna Andrews

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.) Pre-Meditated Murder by Tracy Weber (sand castle contest)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.) The Body In The Casket by Katherine Hall Page (birthday)
Set in the 1800’s Death Comes to London by Catherine Lloyd
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.) Murder At Midnight by C.S. Challinor (storm)
Set during summer Booked for Trouble by Eva Gates

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon Two Heads Are Deader Than One by Elena Hartwell
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon Death In The Stacks by Jenn McKinlay
Gun/shooting is murder weapon What You Want To See by Kristen Lepionka
Drowning The Secrets of the Bastide Blanche by M.L. Longworth
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon Murder Go Round by Carol J. Perry

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!) Turkey Trot Murder by Leslie Meier (reporter)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) A Whisper of Bones by Ellen Hart
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained) Death of a Bachelorette by Laura Levine (an island)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800 Murder at Fontainebleau by Amanda Carmack (1561)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story Too Big To Die by Sue Ann Jaffarian (shot/heart attack/drug overdose)


message 3: by Andrea (last edited Jan 15, 2018 02:22PM) (new)

Andrea | 11 comments I'll give this a shot

2/30

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person
Victim is in the medical profession
Main character is a dead person
Victim is a John Doe
Not your typical protagonist

WHAT
[x]Animal in the title Montana Wolves: The Complete Collection by Chloe Cole finished 1/11/2018
Title is at least 5 words
Color in the title
A Cold Case
Time in the Title

WHERE
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe
Out of Town

WHEN
Set during a competition
Centers around a celebration
[x] Set in the 1800s The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde 1/11/18
Set during bad weather
Set during summer

HOW
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS
Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry
Your name is the same as the author’s name or protagonist’s name
Locked Room mystery
Book set pre-1800
At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means


message 4: by Krissy (last edited Apr 16, 2018 08:08PM) (new)

Krissy (krissystewart) | 3146 comments KRISSY'S SPOT
Level: Newspaper Mogul


WHO
•1. MC is religious:
The Merchant and the Clergyman, 01/14 ★★★★
2. Victim in medical field:
The Night Stalker
•3. MC is dead:
Anna Dressed in Blood, 01/08 ★★★
•4. Victim is a John/Jane Doe:
Tethered, 01/01 ★★★★
•5. MC has a disability:
Sight Unseen, 01/10 ★★★★
The Merchant and the Clergyman by Bonnie Dee The Night Stalker (Detective Erika Foster, #2) by Robert Bryndza Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake Tethered by Amy MacKinnon Sight Unseen by Hunter Raines

WHAT
(view spoiler)
Caged Wolf (The Tarot Witches, #1) by S.M. Reine 99 Red Balloons by Elisabeth Carpenter Seduced By a Lady's Heart (Lords of Honor #1) by Christi Caldwell Criss Cross (PsyCop, #2) by Jordan Castillo Price The Darkest Hour (KGI, #1) by Maya Banks

WHERE
1. Set in southern town:
•2. Set in mansion or hotel:
Psycho, 03/17 ★★★★
•3. Set in "I" state:
Guyliner, 01/04 ★★★★
•4. Set in Europe (not England):
Play On, 01/02 ★★★
•5. Out of town:
The Undercover Rock Star, 01/01 ★★★
Psycho (Psycho #1) by Robert Bloch Guyliner by j. leigh bailey Play On (Glasgow Lads, #0.5) by Avery Cockburn The Undercover Rock Star (Bulletproof Book 1) by Jenna Galicki

WHEN
1. Competition setting:
Perfect Game
2. Celebration setting:
•3. 1800's setting:
An Unsuitable Heir, 03/11 ★★★★
4. Bad weather setting:
5. Summer setting:
Perfect Game (Legendary Pairs, #1) by Casey Cameron An Unsuitable Heir (Sins of the Cities, #3) by K.J. Charles

HOW
(view spoiler)
Highland Promise by Hannah Howell Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward 2nd Chance (Women's Murder Club, #2) by James Patterson The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor Edinburgh Twilight (Ian Hamilton Mysteries #1) by Carole Lawrence

BONUS
•1. Who - MC works on the newspaper:
The Lost World, 01/03 ★★★
2. What - Author shares my name:
3. Where - "Locked Room" mystery
•4. When - Pre 1800 setting:
Highland Destiny, 01/18 ★★★
•5. How - 3 ppl killed 3 ways:
Off Season, 01/04 ★★★
The Lost World (Professor Challenger, #1) by Arthur Conan Doyle Highland Destiny (Murray Family, #1) by Hannah Howell Off Season (Dead River, #1) by Jack Ketchum


message 5: by Shandra (new)

Shandra | 23 comments Reporter's Challenge 2018
Challenge Duration: January 1, 2018-December 31, 2018
Pulitzer Prize Winner: [0/30]


WHO [0/5]
1. Protagonist is a religious person
2. Victim is in the medical profession
3, A Main Character is a dead person
4. Victim is a John Doe
5. Not your typical protagonist

WHAT [0/5]
1. Animal in the title
2. Title is at least 5 words
3. Color in the title
4. A Cold Case
5. Time in the Title

WHERE [0/5]
1. Set in a Southern town
2. Set in a mansion or hotel
3. Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
4. Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
5. Out of Town

WHEN [0/5]
1. Set during a competition
2. Centers around a celebration
3. Set in the 1800’s
4. Set during bad weather
5. Set during summer

HOW [0/5]
1. Poison is murder weapon
2, Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
3. Gun/shooting is murder weapon
4. Drowning
5. Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORIES [0/5]
1. WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry
2. WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last)
3. WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery
4. WHEN – Book set pre-1800
5. HOW - 3 different people killed by 3 different means


message 6: by Bev (last edited Aug 07, 2018 01:57PM) (new)

Bev | 58 comments I'm back for another round! Committed to Cub Reporter--but will try to make it through all the categories again....

Cub Reporter complete: 2/27/18
Columnist complete: 4/3/18
News Anchor complete: 4/11/18
Editor complete: 5/22/18
Newspaper Mogul complete: 8/7/18

Bonus Round complete: 8/7/18

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc): A Vow of Penance by Veronica Black (4/11/18)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.):The Trouble in Hunter Ward by Josephine Bell (7/18/18)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead): The Wrong Box by Robert Louis Stevenson & Lloyd Osbourne [a body that keeps winding up in the wrong box, barrel, piano, etc is the most important character in the book] (4/3/18)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately): The Body in the Basket by George Bagby (5/22/18)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.): The Odor of Violets by Baynard Kendrick [blind detective] (2/27/18)

WHAT
Animal in the title: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (2/28/18)
Title is at least 5 words: Lament for a Lady Laird by Margot Arnold (2/3/18)
Color in the title: The White Cottage Mystery (1/1/18)
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old): The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey [investigating the Princes in the Tower] (2/14/18)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc): Murder at Midnight by C. S. Challinor (7/23/18)

WHERE
Set in a Southern town: The Haunted Showboat by Carolyn Keene (8/2/18)
Set in a mansion or hotel: The Stately Home Murder by Catherine Aird (2/16/18)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’: Death of a Hoosier Schoolmaster by Marlis Day (4/10/18)
Set in Europe (anywhere but England): Dog Will Have His Day by Fred Vargas [France] (3/4/18)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown): Red Warning by Virgil Markham [American hero in France] (1/15/18)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.): Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman [during an online Book Scavenger hunt competition] (3/24/18)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.) [Mardi Gras]:The Haunted Showboat by Carolyn Keene (8/2/18)
Set in the 1800’s: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy by David Stuart Davies (1/31/18)
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.): Avalanche by Kay Boyle [an avalanche! and then bad snow storm later] (2/8/18)
Set during summer: Green for a Grave by Manning Lee Stokes (3/13/18)

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon: The Nursing Home Murder by Ngaio Marsh [hyoscine poisoning] (3/10/18]
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon: Payoff for the Banker by Frances & Richard Lockridge [2nd murder = stabbing] (3/15/18)
Gun/shooting is murder weapon: Another Woman's House by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/10/18)
Drowning: Act One, Scene One-Murder by A. H. Richardson [2nd murder = drowning] (1/30/18)
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon: Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh [2nd murder=hung with rope] (2/7/18)

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry: A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh [Watson-character is a journalist] (1/7/18)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Beverly Gray's Secret by Clair Blank (2/13/18)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained): With Blood and Kisses by Richard Shattuck [snowstorm keeps them in a country house] (2/23/18)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800: The Lacquer Screen by Robert Van Gulik (7/18/18)
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story: Some Beasts No More by Kenneth Giles (6/22/18)


message 7: by Ginnie (last edited Jan 09, 2018 10:03AM) (new)

Ginnie (journey_thru_pages) | 21 comments Reporters Challenge 2018
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category)
0/10 books completed


WHO [0/2]

Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT [0/2]
Animal in the title
Title is at least 5 words
A Court of Mist and Fury
Color in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2) by Sarah J. Maas

WHERE [0/2]
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN [0/2]
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer

HOW [0/2]
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY [0/2]
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 8: by Rebecca (last edited Dec 30, 2018 08:36AM) (new)

Rebecca (bexsi) | 57 comments News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
15/15

WHO 3/3
Protagonist is a religious person...Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman, 5 STARS, 10th July, 304 PAGES
Victim is in the medical profession...Deadly Decisions by Kathy Reichs, 3 STARS, 12th May, 416PAGES
Not your typical protagonist...Ghouls Rush In by H.P. Mallory, 3 STARS, 5th June, 282 PAGES

WHAT 3/3
Title is at least 5 words...Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey, 3 STARS, 16th April, 351 PAGES
Color in the title...Blue Moon by Laurell K. Hamilton, 3 STARS, 27th Jan, 418 PAGES
A Cold Case...Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs, 3 STARS, 11th Jan, 532 PAGES

WHERE 3/3
Set in a Southern town...Rogue (Shifters, #2) by Rachel Vincent, 3 STARS, 23rd Jan, 394 PAGES
Set in a mansion...We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson, 3 STARS, 1st dec, 146 PAGES
Out of Town...Lake Silence by Anne Bishop, 4 STARS, 2nd April , 402 PAGES

WHEN 3/3
Centers around a celebration...Sprinkle with Murder by Jenn McKinlay, 3 STARS, 3rd May, 222 PAGES
Set in the 1800s...My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier, 3 STARS, 4th Feb, 400 PAGES
Set during bad weather...City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, 3 STARS, 27th May, 471 PAGES

HOW 3/3
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon...Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, 4 STARS, 31st Jan, 418 PAGES
Gun/shooting is murder weapon...Burnt Offerings (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #7) by Laurell K. Hamilton, 3 STARS, 18th Jan, 439 PAGES
Drowning...The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne, 3 STARS, 19th Dec, 373 PAGES


message 9: by Debbie (last edited Apr 13, 2018 10:28AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 992 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

8/30

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)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)...A Detective Cat... The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency by Mandy Morton 2/16/18
The No. 2 Feline Detective Agency A Hettie Bagshot Mystery by Mandy Morton

WHAT
Animal in the title Desperate Housedogs by Sparkle Abbey 1/30/18
Title is at least 5 words Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen 1/18/18
Color in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)
Shattered Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen Desperate Housedogs (Pampered Pets Mystery #1) by Sparkle Abbey

WHERE
Set in a Southern town The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King 1/4/18
The Sunday Wife by Cassandra King
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’..Illinois.. Summer at the Lake by Andrew M. Greeley 4/12/18
Summer at the Lake (Family Saga, #1) by Andrew M. Greeley
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown) Miss Julia Strikes Back by Ann B. Ross 1/24/18
Miss Julia Strikes Back (Miss Julia, #8) by Ann B. Ross

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer Beach House for Rent by Mary Alice Monroe 1/9/18
Beach House for Rent (Beach House #4) by Mary Alice Monroe

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon Dying for Chocolate by Diane Mott Davidson 1/19/18
Dying for Chocolate (A Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #2) by Diane Mott Davidson
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon Murder at the Kennedy Center by Margaret Truman 2/5/18
Murder at the Kennedy Center (Capital Crimes, #9) by Margaret Truman
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery
1. Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil by Nancy Atherton 1/1/18
Aunt Dimity Beats the Devil (Aunt Dimity Mystery, #6) by Nancy Atherton
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 10: by Debbie (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 992 comments in case


message 11: by Mave (last edited Dec 01, 2018 06:38AM) (new)

Mave | 192 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
Duration: 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!
BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner = 30 books
6/30



WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT
Animal in the title
Title is at least 5 words Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier 03/18/18 ****
Color in the title The Cat Who Saw Red by Lilian Jackson Braun 06/30/18 ***
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe (anywhere but England) The Undertaking by Audrey Magee, 08/20/18 ***set in Germany and Russia
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’s
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.) Blackberry Winter by Sarah Jio 04/15/18 ****
Set during summer

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weaponDeath in the Clouds by Agatha Christie**** 05/08/18
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) Insurgent by Veronica Roth, 08/17/18 ***
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 12: by SRV (last edited Oct 26, 2018 11:38AM) (new)

SRV | 25 comments For 2018 i'm trying for editor.

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 - God of Vengeance
Victim is in the medical profession - Creatus
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe - I Hunt Killers
Not your typical protagonist -Ella: An Everland Ever After Tale

WHAT
Animal in the title - The Guest Cat
Title is at least 5 words The Perfect Horse: the Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions Kidnapped by the Nazis
Color in the title
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title - Good Morning, Midnight

WHERE
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel - The Hooker and the Hermit
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe - Murder by Misrule
Out of Town - Lirael

WHEN
Set during a competition - Ready Player One
Centers around a celebration - Secondborn
Set in the 1800’s - Snowflower and the Secret Fan
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer - And Then She Was Gone

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon - The Giver
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - Before He Kills
Gun/shooting is murder weapon - Origin
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 13: by Claire (last edited Jan 17, 2018 04:12AM) (new)

Claire  | 139 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:
7/25
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)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)
Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT
Animal in the title
Season of the Snake Season of the Snake by Claire Davis Claire Davis Pages: 288 p. Date read:10/1/2018 Rating:2 stars
Title is at least 5 wordsThe Death's Head Chess Club The Death's Head Chess Club by John Donoghue John Donoghue Pages: 401 p.Read: 4/1/2018 Rating 4 stars

Color in the titleThe Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings The Yellow Wallpaper and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Charlotte Perkins Gilman Pages: 384 p. Date red:1/1/2018

A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)

Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)

WHERE
Set in a Southern town
Set in a mansion or hotel
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Onland Onland by Arnaldur Indriðason Arnaldur Indriðason Pages:256 p. Date read:3/1/2018 Rating: 4 stars set in Iceland

Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)
Set in the 1800’sKitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders (Kitty Peck, #1) by Kate Griffin Pages: 368 p. Date read:13/1/2018 Rating:3 stars
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Death in the Clouds Death in the Clouds (Hercule Poirot, #12) by Agatha Christie Agatha Christie pages: 240 p. Date read: 16/1/2018 Rating:3 stars
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Drowning
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)
WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
Raptor Red Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker Robert T. Bakker Pages: 256 p. Date read: 13/11/2018 Rating: 3 stars
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
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 14: by Bev (new)

Bev | 58 comments I've read a lot of books for the challenge--but so far I've only made Cub Reporter because I'm having difficulty with the "Who" portion. :-( Hope to get busy on some appropriate protagonists/victims soon!


message 15: by Nell (last edited Dec 04, 2018 05:21AM) (new)

Nell | 444 comments TCF REPORTER CHALLENGE:

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

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) 6/20/18
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) 10/22/18
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) 10/30/18
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category)
Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person
In Prior's Wood by G.M. Malliet 10/30/18
Victim is in the medical profession
With a Vengeance by Annette Dashofy 10/22/18
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie)

Victim is a John Doe (identity not known immediately)
Under an English Heaven by Alice K. Boatwright 6/20/18
Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

Under an English Heaven by Alice K. Boatwright With a Vengeance (Zoe Chambers Mysteries, #4) by Annette Dashofy In Prior's Wood (Max Tudor #7) by G.M. Malliet

WHAT
Animal in the title
Murder of a Cranky Catnapper by Denise Swanson 5/25/18
Title is at least 5 words
Between a Book and a Hard Place by Denise Swanson 6/04/18
Color in the title

A Cold Case (over 10 years old)
The Color of Light by Karen White
Time in the Title

Murder of a Cranky Catnapper (A Scumble River Mystery, #19) by Denise Swanson Between a Book and a Hard Place (Devereaux's Dime Store, #5) by Denise Swanson The Color of Light by Karen White

WHERE
Set in a Southern town (Savannah, GA)
Lethal in Old Lace by Duffy Brown 4/21/18
Set in a mansion or hotel
Only Beloved by Mary Balogh 10/06/18
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’ - Illinois
Tart of Darkness by Denise Swanson 5/05/18
Set in Europe

Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)
Gone Gull by Donna Andrews 9/03/18

Lethal in Old Lace (Consignment Shop Mystery #5) by Duffy Brown Tart of Darkness (Chef-to-Go Mystery, #1) by Denise Swanson Gone Gull (Meg Langslow #21) by Donna Andrews Only Beloved (The Survivors' Club, #7) by Mary Balogh

WHEN
Set during a competition

Centers around a celebration (wedding)
Terror in Taffeta by Marla Cooper 3/24/18
Set in the 1800’s
A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder by Dianne Freeman 7/--/18
Set during bad weather
Cold as Ice by Julie Mulhern 12/03/18
Set during summer
I Know What You Bid Last Summer by Sherry Harris 3/14/18

I Know What You Bid Last Summer (Sarah Winston Garage Sale Mystery #5) by Sherry Harris Terror in Taffeta (Kelsey McKenna Destination Wedding Mysteries #1) by Marla Cooper A Lady's Guide to Etiquette and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery, #1) by Dianne Freeman Cold as Ice (The Country Club Murders #6) by Julie Mulhern

HOW
Poison

The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken by Tarquin Hall 5/20/18
Knife/stabbing
Color Me Murder by Krista Davis 5/13/18
Gun/shooting
Enter a Murderer by Ngaio Marsh 3/08/18
Drowning
Death of a Nag by M.C. Beaton 8/21/18
Rope/strangulation
Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson 5/25/18

Enter a Murderer (Roderick Alleyn, #2) by Ngaio Marsh Color Me Murder (Pen & Ink Mysteries #1) by Krista Davis The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken (Vish Puri, #3) by Tarquin Hall Murder in the Bowery (Gaslight Mystery, #20) by Victoria Thompson Death of a Nag (Hamish Macbeth, #11) by M.C. Beaton

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry
The Alienist by Caleb Carr 3/03/18
The Alienist (Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, #1) by Caleb Carr
WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable

WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (scene is contained)
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen
On Her Majesty's Frightfully Secret Service (Her Royal Spyness, #11) by Rhys Bowen
WHEN – Book set pre 1800
Wilde in Love by Eloisa James
Wilde in Love (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #1) by Eloisa James
HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story


message 16: by Jeanne (last edited May 24, 2018 08:13PM) (new)

Jeanne (oldemill) | 290 comments REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Completed: 21 of 30

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)

The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (MC is a former nun)
The Labor Day Murder (Christine Bennett, #10) by Lee Harris

Friday the Rabbi Slept Late by Harry Kemmelman
Friday the Rabbi Slept Late (The Rabbi Small Mysteries) by Harry Kemelman

Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.)

A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead)

Ghost to the Rescue by Carolyn Hart
Ghost to the Rescue (Bailey Ruth #6) by Carolyn G. Hart

Victim is a John Doe (identity of victim is not known immediately)

Murder in the South of France by Susan Kierman-Lewis (original victim misidentified and not known until 3/4 of the book later)
Murder in the South of France (Maggie Newberry Mysteries, #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis

Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.)

WHAT
Animal in the title -

Who Moved My Goat Cheese by Lynn Cahoon
Who Moved My Goat Cheese? (Farm-to-Fork Mystery #1) by Lynn Cahoon

Title is at least 5 words - The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush by Susan Wittig Albert
The Darling Dahlias and the Silver Dollar Bush (The Darling Dahlias, #5) by Susan Wittig Albert

Color in the title - Raspberry Danish Murder by Joanne Fluke Raspberry Danish Murder (Hannah Swensen, #22) by Joanne Fluke

The Legend of the Jade Dragon by Yasmine Galenorn Legend of the Jade Dragon (A Chintz 'n China Mystery, #2) by Yasmine Galenorn

A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)

S is for Silence by Sue Grafton
S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19) by Sue Grafton

Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc)



WHERE
Set in a Southern town -

Plum Tea Crazy by Laura Childs set in Charleston SC Plum Tea Crazy (A Tea Shop Mystery, #19) by Laura Childs

Set in a mansion or hotel -

The Rhyme of the Magpie by Marty Wingate
The Rhyme of the Magpie (Birds of a Feather Mystery, #1) by Marty Wingate

Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’

Set in Europe (anywhere but England) -

Death of an Honest Man by M. C. Beaton
Death of an Honest Man (Hamish Macbeth #33) by M.C. Beaton

The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva (set partially in Netherlands)
The Secret Servant

Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown)

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.)

Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.)

Set in the 1800’s

The Telltale Heart by Monica Shaughnessy
The Tell-Tail Heart (Cattarina Mysteries #1) by Monica Shaughnessy

Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)

Set during summer

Lowcountry Bombshell by Susan Boyer
Lowcountry Bombshell (A Liz Talbot Mystery, #2) by Susan M. Boyer

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon

The Diva Serves High Tea by Krista Davis
The Diva Serves High Tea (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #10) by Krista Davis

Carbs and Cadavers by Emery Adams
Carbs & Cadavers (Supper Club Mysteries, #1) by Ellery Adams

Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon

Drowning

Fit to Die (Supper Club Mysteries Book 2) by Ellery Adams
Fit to Die by Ellery Adams [Victim drowned in bathtub after being drugged]

Dead Cold Brew by Cleo Coyle
Dead Cold Brew (Coffeehouse Mystery, #16) by Cleo Coyle

Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

BONUS CATEGORY
WHO - Protagonist has a connection to newspaper industry (newspaper owner, reporter, reviewer, contributor, etc. (This is a Reporter’s Challenge after all!)

15th Affair (Women's Murder Club #15) by James Patterson - One of the main members is Cindy who is a Newspaper Reporter
15th Affair (Women's Murder Club #15) by James Patterson

WHAT – Your name (first, middle or last) is the same as the author’s name (1st or last) or protagonist’s name (1st or last) Nicknames acceptable (ex: if your name is Elizabeth and protagonist’s name is Bessie – that counts, and if spelled differently ex: Isabel & Izabelle – that counts, etc)

The Cat Who had 60 Whisters by Lillian Jackson Braun (variation on Brown)
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers (Cat Who..., #29) by Lilian Jackson Braun

WHERE – “Locked Room” mystery (not necessarily a room, as long as the scene is contained)

WHEN – Book set pre 1800 by Sarah Woodbury (12th Century)
The Uninvited Guest
The Uninvited Guest (Gareth & Gwen Medieval Mysteries, #2) by Sarah Woodbury

HOW - At least 3 different people killed by 3 different means, all in one story

Rules: For this challenge – Each book can only be used once (If it fits more than 1 category – choose one – as it can only be used in 1 of the categories)
The bonus round is just an added challenge to kick it up a notch!
The challenge runs from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
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 17: by Andrea (last edited Dec 15, 2018 11:16AM) (new)

Andrea | 7 comments I'll try this one and go for editor level
20/20

WHO
Protagonist is a religious person (priest, nun, cleric, minister, deacon, etc)
Victim is in the medical profession (doctor, nurse, EMT, hospital staff, etc.) - The Doctor in Unit H - Jun5 - 4*
A Main Character is a dead person (ghost, skeleton, vampire, zombie…anybody who is dead) Haunted Hearts - Jul22 - 4*
Victim is a John Doe - Night Drop - Jul8 - 5*
Not your typical protagonist - His Quiet Agent - May14 - 5*

WHAT
Animal in the title - Fishy Riot - May21 - 5*
Title is at least 5 words - The Cattle Baron's Bogus Boyfriend - Jun6 - 5*
Color in the title Whitewater - May18 - 5*
A Cold Case (crime investigated is over 10 years old)
Time in the Title (minute, week, clock, year, hour, etc) The Night Sky Festival - Dec15 - 4*

WHERE
Set in a Southern town - The Sinner and the Saint - May3 - 5*
Set in a mansion or hotel - The Fireman's Pole - May12 - 4*
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘I’ - Withered + Sere - Oct3 - 5* (Idaho)
Set in Europe (anywhere but England)
Out of Town (protagonist is not in his/her hometown) - Mummy Dearest - May1 - 3*

WHEN
Set during a competition (Olympics, ballroom dancing, cooking contest, rodeo, etc.) - Cops, Cakes, and Coffee - Jul2 - 5*
Centers around a celebration (holiday, birthday, wedding, etc.) - Match Day - Jun8 - 3*
Set in the 1800’s - Discreet Young Gentleman - Jun3 - 5*
Set during bad weather (blizzard, hurricane, tornado, tsunami, etc.)
Set during summer - The Hike - Apr30 - 5*

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon - Murder Takes the High Road - Jun4 - 5*
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon - Forging the Future - Jun9 - 5*
Gun/shooting is murder weapon - Cut & Run - Jun9 - 4*
Drowning - Like Coffee and Doughnuts - May5 - 4*
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon


message 18: by Nell (last edited May 24, 2018 06:01AM) (new)

Nell | 444 comments For the animal in the title -

Can the animal name be part of a larger word? Murder of a Cranky Catnapper

Or Is a bird considered an animal? The Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken

If they don't work for animal, each can be used for one of the other clues.


message 19: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 comments Hi Nell - Either title would work for Animal in the Title !



Nell wrote: "For the animal in the title -

Can the animal name be part of a larger word? Murder of a Cranky Catnapper

Or Is a bird considered an animal? [book:The Case of the Deadly Butter Ch..."



message 20: by Nell (new)

Nell | 444 comments Ellie wrote: "Hi Nell - Either title would work for Animal in the Title ! Nell wrote: "For the animal in the title -
Can the animal name be part of a larger word? ..."


Great, Thanks!


message 21: by Bev (new)

Bev | 58 comments I've completed through the Editor level! Book list at my original comment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 22: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 comments Wow, Bev - Congrats!!

Bev wrote: "I've completed through the Editor level! Book list at my original comment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/..."


message 23: by Bev (new)

Bev | 58 comments I have now completed all rounds--including bonus! Thanks for sponsoring this one, Ellie!

Here's my list at the original comment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 24: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 comments Glad you enjoyed it. Congrats.
I have fun with it, too. Finished it myself a day or two ago.


Bev wrote: "I have now completed all rounds--including bonus! Thanks for sponsoring this one, Ellie!

Here's my list at the original comment: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...-..."



message 25: by Bev (new)

Bev | 58 comments Will you be hosting another round for 2019?


message 26: by Ellie (new)

Ellie Oberth | 149 comments Yes, Bev. I'm already working on the 2019 version.

Ellie

Bev wrote: "Will you be hosting another round for 2019?"


message 27: by Bev (new)

Bev | 58 comments Ellie wrote: "Yes, Bev. I'm already working on the 2019 version.

Ellie

Bev wrote: "Will you be hosting another round for 2019?""


Yay!


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