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message 1: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Jun 17, 2018 09:44PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
A big thank you to Malina for suggesting this challenge in the TCF's Suggestions! folder. This challenge is for murder mysteries, thrillers, suspense, and other similar genres where an intentional (successful or otherwise) killing happens.

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Weave your way through the maze by reading books. You can plan your path through the maze and then read the books in any order, if you'd like. Or you can meander about and hope you find the way out eventually :)

This is a 6 month challenge.
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.


How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death or attempted death occurs.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning


message 3: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
reserved for questions and answers


message 4: by Barbara ★ (last edited Jul 19, 2018 07:09PM) (new)

Barbara ★ | 1874 comments Hmm looks interesting. I'm game.
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Move #1 - 4. stabbing
Island of Glass - Nora Roberts 3/23
(mc stabs villain in the heart, twice, killed her the second time)
Island of Glass (The Guardians Trilogy, #3) by Nora Roberts

Move #2 - 5 - explosives
Penguins and Mortal Peril - Ruby Loren 3/24
(villains blow up a restaurant at the zoo)
Penguins and Mortal Peril (Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries #1) by Ruby Loren

Move #3 - 9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
I Know a Secret - Tess Gerritsen 4/2
(murders committed by asphyxiation)
I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, #12) by Tess Gerritsen

Move #4 - 2 - poison
Best Day Ever - Kaira Rouda 4/3
(husband poisons his wife)
Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda

Move #5 - 3 - fire
Bone Magic - Yasmine Galenorn 4/28
(building explodes, killing someone with the fire)
Bone Magic (Otherworld/Sisters of the Moon, #7) by Yasmine Galenorn

Move #6 - 6 - vehicular
Lake Silence - Anne Bishop 5/1
(the Elementals fry the villains inside their vehicles)
Lake Silence (The Others, #6) by Anne Bishop

Move #7 - 2 - poison
Midnight's Kiss - Thea Harrison 5/4
(someone is poisoned in the first chapter)
Midnight's Kiss (Elder Races, #8) by Thea Harrison

Move #8 - 8 - blunt force
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors - Robyn Bachar 5/5
(heroine got a severe beating by another female)
Blood, Smoke and Mirrors (Bad Witch #1) by Robyn Bachar

Move #9 - 1 - gun
City of Endless Night - Douglas Preston 5/6
(villain shoots mc)
City of Endless Night (Pendergast, #17) by Douglas Preston

Move #10 - 3 - fire
Cold Reign - Faith Hunter 5/8
(villains burn the vampires house down)
Cold Reign (Jane Yellowrock, #11) by Faith Hunter

Move #11 - 7 - animal/insect/snake
Discount Armageddon - Seanan McGuire 5/10
(a crypid killed a mutated human)
Discount Armageddon (InCryptid, #1) by Seanan McGuire

Move #12 - 9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
Better Homes and Hauntings - Molly Harper 5/19
(victim was killed by asphyxiation)
Better Homes and Hauntings by Molly Harper

Move #13 - 4 - stabbing
Heart of Evil - Heather Graham 5/21
(victims were stabbed)
Heart of Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #2) by Heather Graham

Move #14 - 9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
Bearly Departed - Meg Macy 5/28
(victim died from asphyxiation)
Bearly Departed (Shamelessly Adorable Teddy Bear Mystery, #1) by Meg Macy

Move #15 - 3 - fire
Pale Horses - Jassy Mackenzie 6/15
(bad guys torch victims house)
Pale Horses (Jade de Jong, #4) by Jassy Mackenzie

Move #16 - 1 - gun
Inked Magic - Jory Strong 6/19
(cops shoot serial killer)
Inked Magic (Inked Magic, #1) by Jory Strong

Move #17 - 6 - vehicular
Shady Cross - James Hankins 7/16
(a car accident kills a man)
Shady Cross by James Hankins

Move #18 - 8 - blunt force
Every Heart a Doorway - Seanan McGuire 7/18
(victim was killed by blunt force to the head)
Every Heart a Doorway (Wayward Children, #1) by Seanan McGuire

CHALLENGE COMPLETE


message 5: by Erica (last edited Jun 07, 2018 05:22AM) (new)

Erica | 934 comments Fun!! I'm definitely in...

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Move #1
✔ 4. stabbing - Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo ♥♥♥♥ (4/15)
Move #2
✔ 5. explosives - The Beekeeper's Apprentice, or On the Segregation of the Queen by Laurie R. King ♥♥♥♥ (5/31)
✔ 9. drowning - How to Stop Time by Matt Haig ♥♥♥♥ (6/6)
2. poison - ??

Cockroaches (Harry Hole, #2) by Jo Nesbø The Beekeeper's Apprentice (Mary Russell, #1) by Laurie R. King How to Stop Time by Matt Haig


message 6: by SRV (last edited Jul 17, 2018 11:30AM) (new)

SRV | 25 comments I'm entering the maze of death. Since i have a fulltime job and taking ekstra classes on top of that i don't have time to read the books in order. When i have the luxury of finding a book that fits my chosen path i cross it out, even if it's not the next task.

4 - stabbing - God of Vengeance
6 - vehicular - Creatus
3 - fire - Ready Player One
8 - blunt force (beating) - Murder by Misrule
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning - I Hunt Killers
4 - stabbing - Before He Kills
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning - And Then She Was Gone
3 - fire
6 - vehicular


message 7: by Maritza (last edited Jun 30, 2018 07:12PM) (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 176 comments Okay count me in.
THE MAZE OF DEATH
DURATION APRIL 1 - SEPT 30

1st Move - 4 (Stabbing) - Texas Troubles N. C. Lewis 04/04/18
2nd Move - 5 (Explosives) - Havoc Ambere Sabo 04/06/18
3rd Move - 7 (Animal - Dog) - A Time of Torment John Connolly 05/27/18
4th Move - 2 (Poison - Gas Chamber) - Lilac Girls Martha Hall Kelly 06//18****
5th Move - 3 (Fire) -


message 8: by Sunshine (last edited Sep 01, 2018 11:22AM) (new)

Sunshine (sunshine22222) | 293 comments Looks like fun...

Count me in
My Maze of Death
~~~~random order~~~


☀️4 - stabbing: The Risk ~ 3/26 ~ ✨✨✨
5 - explosives
☀️9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning Chance Assassin: A Story of Love, Luck, and Murder
2 - poison
3 - fire
5 - explosives
2 - poison
8 - blunt force (beating)
4 - stabbing
8 - blunt force (beating)
☀️1 - gun: Marrying The Mafia.: I'm A Cop & He's A Mafia Boss ~3/27 ~ ✨
3 - fire
☀️4 - stabbing Zero at the Bone
☀️1 - gun Three, Two, One
6 - vehicular
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
5 - explosives
2 - poison
4 - stabbing
8 - blunt force (beating)

BOOKS COMPLETED
The Risk (Mindf*ck, #1) by S.T. Abby Marrying The Mafia. I'm A Cop & He's A Mafia Boss (Illegal Love Book 1) by Reign Hillis Chance Assassin A Story of Love, Luck, and Murder (Chance Assassin, #1) by Nicole Castle Zero at the Bone (Zero at the Bone) by Jane Seville Three, Two, One (321) by J.A. Huss Chance Assassin A Story of Love, Luck, and Murder (Chance Assassin, #1) by Nicole Castle

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message 9: by Dee (last edited Oct 05, 2018 01:31AM) (new)

Dee (jadzia_dax) | 82 comments I'm always up for something different
01/04/18 -30/09/18

Move #1 Stabbing Heart of VenomI coldly smiled into his face, then whipped my right hand out from behind me and stabbed him in the throat with my knife. 10/04/18

Move 2# Animal/insect/snake Lake Silenceand encountering the terra indigene who killed some of those men—was his first assignment. 20/04018

Move 3# Gun Naked in Death He shot her in the head first, the weapon barely making more than a pop as she jerked back.05/05/18Red

Move 4# Stabbing The Lost Children 16/05/18

Move 5# Poison A Caribbean Mystery 14/06/18

Move 6# Animal/insect/snake Red 11/07/18

Move 7# Poison Dream Chaser 30/08/18

Move 8# Asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning Dying Breath10/09/18

Move 9# Fire Guilty Pleasures 20/09/18

Move 10# Gun The Spider 13/09/18

Move 11# Vehicular Blame 28/09/18

Move 12# Blunt force instrument The Girl in the Green Dress 27/09/18


message 10: by Debbie (last edited Jun 29, 2018 06:27AM) (new)

Debbie (debbiegray) | 986 comments I'm game..

This is a 6 month challenge

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death is featured.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

MOVE 1 #4 The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard 3/27/18
The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
MOVE 2 #6 Summer at the Lake by Andrew M. Greeley 4/12/18 Car crash
Summer at the Lake (Family Saga, #1) by Andrew M. Greeley
MOVE 3 #8 Marked Down for Murder by Josie Belle 5/3/18 Beaten with a hammer
Marked Down for Murder (Good Buy Girls, #4) by Josie Belle
MOVE 4 #9 Knit One, Kill Two by Maggie Sefton
Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1) by Maggie Sefton
MOVE 5 #2 Hiss of Death by Rita Mae Brown 6/28/18
Hiss of Death (Mrs. Murphy, #19) by Rita Mae Brown
MOVE 6 #7


message 11: by Lyndi (last edited May 19, 2018 07:52AM) (new)

Lyndi (mibookobsession) Fun!!

Duration: 4/1/18-9/30/18

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death is featured.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Move#1- 4 (stabbing) Seize the Night (Tabitha stabs Daimons) 3/29

Move#2 - 5 (explosives) The Association of Small Bombs 4/8

Move#3 - 9 (drowning) Face the Fire 4/11

Move#4 - 2 (poison) As Good as True 4/15

Move#5 -3 (fire) Unleash the Night 4/20 (Mother's lover dies in the fire that plays a big part in Wren's past)

Move#6 -6 (vehicular) Bird in Hand 4/22 (Allison's in a car accident that kills a little boy)

Move#7 - 4 (stabbing) Dark Side of the Moon 4/23

Move#8 - 8 (blunt force/beating) Scarlett 4/26 (Scarlett witness the beating death of Harriet's husband, feels sorry for her and her son and hires her for Cat's governess. Later she sends her to America in a matchmaking attempt to Ashley Wilkes, her former crush)

Move#9 - 1 (gun) Turn Coat 4/28 (double tap too bad guy's head)

Move#10 - 9(asphyxiation) Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog, and the Strangling of a City 5/6

Move#11 - 4 (stabbing) The Sandman 5/13

Move#12 - 2 (poison) Dream Chaser

FINISHED!!


message 12: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Bea (gekrepten) | 650 comments THIS SOUNDS GREAT!!!

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning


message 13: by Moondance (last edited Apr 17, 2018 08:04AM) (new)

Moondance (moondance120) | 998 comments Interesting! I believe I will give this a go.

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death is featured.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

04.01.18-09.30.18

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

MOVES

4-stabbing
Rosemary and Crime 04.04.18 4 stars
Chef Barrone is stabbed in his restaurant

6-vehicular

3-fire

1-gun

8-blunt force(beating)

9-asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

4-stabbing

1-gun

3-fire

6-vehicular


message 14: by Jenn (new)

Jenn (tellingmelies) | 532 comments Maze of Death
Duration: 4/1/18-9/30/18


1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Moves:


message 15: by Malina Skrobosinski (last edited Apr 27, 2018 08:52PM) (new)

Malina Skrobosinski | 70 comments Well, of course I have to participate!! I love my mysteries and thrillers!

Moves:

4 - stabbing - A Blood Thing read 3/24/18 - Blackmailer stabs victims three times creating a smiley face in their torso.
7 - insect/snake - Abducted read 4/2/18 - kidnapper kills and tortures victims with venomous spiders and snakes
8 - blunt force - The Girl in the Moss read 4/6/18 - The killer hits the victim with a wrench fracturing their skull.
4 - stabbing - Dead Weight read 4/9/2018 - killer stabs several victims.
2 - poison - Afraid read 4/25/2018 - there were multiple types of death in this novel, but many of the townspeople were killed by cyanide poisoning in the gymnasium.


message 16: by Meg (last edited Jun 17, 2018 07:54PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 703 comments I'm going to try the path I listed below, and will try to do it in the order shown on the maze graphic (fingers crossed).

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Start:

4: Pineapple Puzzles (Amy VanSant) 3/28 ****
6: The Valentine Mystery (Kathi Daley) 5/7 ****
8: Immortal in Death (J D Robb) 5/9 *****
4: Assaulted Caramel (Amanda Flowers) 5/8 4.5****
2: Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art (Emily Brightwell) 5/19 4.5****
7: Booked 4 Murder (J C Eaton) (bee sting) 5/21 4.5****
2: Lethal Black Dress (Ellen Byerrum) 5/23 *****
9: Penguins and Mortal Peril (Ruby Loren) 5/30 ****
3: The Bride (Julie Garwood) 5/31 *****
1: Sharpe Shooter (Lisa B Thomas) 5/31 ****
5: Natural Reaction (Terri Reid) 6/12 ****
8: Cat Got Your Diamonds (Julie Chase) 6/16 ****

Pineapple Puzzles (Pineapple Port Mystery #3) by Amy Vansant The Valentine Mystery (Tess and Tilly #2) by Kathi Daley Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Assaulted Caramel (Amish Candy Shop Mystery, #1) by Amanda Flower Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art (Mrs. Jeffries, #12) by Emily Brightwell Booked 4 Murder (Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1) by J.C. Eaton Lethal Black Dress (A Crime of Fashion Mystery, #10) by Ellen Byerrum Penguins and Mortal Peril (Madigan Amos Zoo Mysteries #1) by Ruby Loren The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées, #1) by Julie Garwood Sharpe Shooter (Maycroft Mystery #1) by Lisa B. Thomas Natural Reaction (Mary O’Reilly Paranormal Mystery #6) by Terri Reid Cat Got Your Diamonds (Kitty Couture Mystery #1) by Julie Chase


message 17: by Leslie Ann (last edited Apr 13, 2018 07:29AM) (new)

Leslie Ann | 201 comments Okay count me in.
THE MAZE OF DEATH
DURATION APRIL 1 - SEPT 30

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

4 - stabbing Give Up the Ghost 4/8/2018 4 stars
5 - explosives One Fell Sweep 4/13/2018 5 stars
7 - animal/insect/snake


message 18: by Jammin Jenny (last edited Apr 04, 2019 04:36PM) (new)

Jammin Jenny (jamminjenny) | 935 comments Sounds like fun!

Maze of Death
Duration: 4/1/18-9/30/18


1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Moves:

4 - stabbing - The Eyre Affair read 4/2 - Hades is stabbed with scissors
6 - vehicular - Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík read 4/5 - a young girl dies in a car crash
3 - fire - The Devil in Disguise read 4/8, Luke turns into a dragon and burns a lot of bad guys
1 - gun - The Lullaby Girl read 4/11, many people are shot
8 - blunt force (beating) - Cream Puff Murder read 4/12, Ronnie was killed by blunt force trauma, then she drowned
7 - animal/insect/snake - Night of the Killer Roos 4/4/19, killer kangaroos kill people
2 - poison
9 -
3 -
6 -
5 -
8 -


message 19: by Jeanne (last edited Oct 29, 2018 08:48PM) (new)

Jeanne (oldemill) | 281 comments This is so different and really looks like fun.

Maze of Death - 4/1/18 - 9/30/18

Weave your way through the maze by reading books. You can plan your path through the maze and then read the books in any order, if you'd like. Or you can meander about in the maze and hope you find the way out eventually :)

This is a 6 month challenge.
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death is featured.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

Route out of the Maze:

4. Murder in the South of France (Maggie Newberry Mysteries, #1) by Susan Kiernan-Lewis One of victims stabbed

5. Family Claims by Twist Phelan - One of victim's cars is blown up

9. Knit One, Kill Two (A Knitting Mystery, #1) by Maggie Sefton

2. Murder in the Paperback Parlor (Book Retreat Mysteries, #2) by Ellery Adams

3. Fit to Die (Supper Club Mysteries Book 2) by Ellery Adams

6. Blackberry Pie Murder (Hannah Swensen, #17) by Joanne Fluke

2. Murder in the Secret Garden (Book Retreat Mysteries, #3) by Ellery Adams

8. A Crafty Killing (Victoria Square, #1) by Lorraine Bartlett

1. Secret of the Painted Lady (Danger Cove, #1) by Elizabeth Ashby

9. Deadly Dominoes by Linda Pirtle

4. Murder is Binding (Booktown Mystery, #1) by Lorna Barrett

8. Dangling by a Thread (Mainely Needlepoint, #4) by Lea Wait


message 20: by GreenFairy (last edited Sep 28, 2018 06:08AM) (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 155 comments Sounds fun!
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1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

4- Imitation in Death (In Death, #17) by J.D. Robb 4/5 The killer slits the throat then removes a body part from the first victim.
7- A Fistful of Charms (The Hollows, #4) by Kim Harrison 4/21 A female who challenges Rachel for dominance is killed by werewolves
8- Visions in Death (In Death, #19) by J.D. Robb 4/26 A few of the victims are beaten to death
4- Survivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. Robb 5/7 The victims first discovered had their throats slit. But another victim was also stabbed to death
1- Dirty Dom (Valetti Crime Family, #1) by Willow Winters 8/7 A lot of people were killed by gun
4-Taken by Midnight 8/12
8-Game Master 9/3 The heroine is beaten to death
6/9


message 21: by LaurLa (last edited Jul 10, 2018 08:30AM) (new)

LaurLa | 2490 comments The Maze of Death Challenge
April 2018 - September 2018

My Maze of Death Challenge (msg 23)



12 of 12 Complete

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels, #5) by Ilona Andrews The Darkness (Henry Parker #5) by Jason Pinter A High Heels Haunting (High Heels, #4.5) by Gemma Halliday The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl (Geek Girls, #1) by Gina Lamm Guilty Pleasures (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton Anything But Mine (Hearts of the South, #4) by Linda Winfree
What the Lady Wants by Jennifer Crusie Fatal Strike (McClouds & Friends #10) by Shannon McKenna The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing (Housewife Assassin #2) by Josie Brown Strangers in Death (In Death, #26) by J.D. Robb Pleasure of a Dark Prince (Immortals After Dark #9) by Kresley Cole Celtic Fire (Druids of Avalon, #1) by Joy Nash

Possible Path
4 - Stabbing: Magic Slays - Ilona Andrews - 04.08 ★★★★
5 - explosives: The Darkness - Jason Pinter - 05.19 ★★★★
9 - drowning: A High Heels Haunting - Gemma Halliday - 04.09 ★★★
2 - poison: The Geek Girl and the Scandalous Earl - Gina Lamm - 04.04 ★★
3 - fire: Guilty Pleasures - Laurel K. Hamilton - 05.21 ★★★★
5 - explosives: Anything But Mine - Linda Winfree - 06.30 ★★★★
2 - poison: What the Lady Wants - Jennifer Crusie - 04.18 ★★★★★
8 - blunt force (beating): Fatal Strike - Shannon McKenna - 04.15 ★★★★
1 - gun: The Housewife Assassin's Guide to Gracious Killing - Josie Brown - 04.17 ★★★
9 - asphyxiation: Strangers in Death - J.D. Robb - 05.30 ★★★★
4 - stabbing: Pleasure of a Dark Prince - Kresley Cole - 04.14 ★★★★
8 - blunt force (beating): Celtic Fire - Joy Nash - 04.12 ★★★


message 22: by Ellen (last edited Apr 02, 2018 04:52PM) (new)

Ellen Marcolongo 1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning: Mind of Winter by Laura Kasischke


Charlotte (Buried in Books) | 65 comments I like this - just need to figure out the books for it, so I'm reserving my place.


message 24: by Heli (last edited Sep 01, 2018 10:58AM) (new)

Heli | 127 comments This sounds fun! I'm in!

3/31/2018 - 9/30/2018

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

#4 Stabbing
Along Came a Spider - 3/31/2018 - 3 stars

#6 vehicular
Strangely, Incredibly Good - 6/2/2018 - 3 stars
People die in car accident.

#8 Blunt force (beating)
The Killer Next Door - 7/8/18 - 4 stars
Cher's grandma is beaten to death

#9 asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
A Touch Of Frost - 7/12/18 - 4 stars
A man drowns in his own vomit

#2 Poison
Scythe - 7/15/18 - 3 stars
Scythes also use poison to glean people

#7 Animal/insect/snake
The Last Wish - 7/22/18 - 3 stars
All kinds of magical animals for example werewolves kill people

#8 blunt force
Red Queen - 7/26/18 - 3 stars

#9 asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
Hallowe'en Party - 8/3/18 - 3 stars
Two kids are drowned

#2 - poison
We Have Always Lived in the Castle - 8/10/18 - 3 stars
Several people poisoned.

#9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning
Peter Pan 8/12/18 3 stars

#3 - fire
The Innocent 8/31/18 - 3 stars

#6 - vehicular
Valkea kuin lumi - 9/1/18 - 3 stars


message 25: by Beth (last edited Jun 30, 2018 04:48PM) (new)

Beth | 371 comments I'm in! I will probably be a random walk person, so wish me luck!


6 - vehicular When You Reach Me, Rebecca Stead 6/17/18

3 (fire) The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven, 6/2 (accidental while committing a crime) (ghost pig mystery)

9 (air) Crouching Buzzard, Leaping Loon 5/31/18

2 (poison) Six Wakes, Mur Lafferty 4/28/18

7 (animal) Good Bones, Kim Fielding 4/28/18

2 poison London Rain, Nicola Upson 4/20/18

4 (stabbing) Scythe, Neal Shusterman 4/18/18

1 gun All Systems Red, Martha Wells 4/15/18

7 (animal) Clean Sweep, Ilona Andrews 4/13/18

#4 Stabbing Dark in Death J.D. Robb 4/8/18


Read backward -- top one is the top of the maze. I found I kept messing up the other way.


message 26: by Samantha (last edited Apr 08, 2018 05:36PM) (new)

Samantha Harvey (missymaysreadingnook) | 404 comments This sounds interesting :) I've been wanting to read more mystery! Based on my reading habits, I'll probably be walking around randomly :P

This is a 6 month challenge. (April 8 - September 8)
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.



How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death is featured.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

1
My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, Vol. 1


message 27: by Leila (new)

Leila | 2 comments OK definitely want to do this.


message 28: by GreenFairy (new)

GreenFairy (greenfairy429) | 155 comments For stabbing, does it have to be an actual stabbing or does slicing the throat qualify too? Also, in the same book, part of the throat slice, the murderer also cut out parts of the body.


message 29: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Jun 17, 2018 09:37PM) (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
GreenFairy wrote: "For stabbing, does it have to be an actual stabbing or does slicing the throat qualify too? Also, in the same book, part of the throat slice, the murderer also cut out parts of the body."

I would think slicing the throat would qualify as death by knife.


message 30: by Leila (new)

Leila | 2 comments Is a garrote being counted as strangulation or with it being a wire is it slitting the throat?


message 31: by Meg (last edited Jun 17, 2018 08:05PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 703 comments Hello, Lanelle: If attempted murder is allowed then I'm done! The scenario was that the villain locked the mc in a cottage then set it on fire. She was rescued just as she was losing breath.

If this doesn't work then I will look for something else! The new entry will be out of order but it's ok.

See my list in message 17; entry is The Bride.


message 32: by Maritza (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 176 comments Gas chambers are poison, right?


message 33: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Leila wrote: "Is a garrote being counted as strangulation or with it being a wire is it slitting the throat?"

I'm so sorry, Leila. I don't know how I missed your question. I found this on Wikipedia: "A garrote is a weapon, most often referring to a handheld ligature of chain, rope, scarf, wire or fishing line used to strangle a person."


message 34: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Meg wrote: "Hello, Lanelle: If attempted murder is allowed then I'm done!"

I think I will change the rules. Attempted murder as well as successful murders count.


message 35: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Maritza wrote: "Gas chambers are poison, right?"

Again from Wikipedia: "A gas chamber is an apparatus for killing humans or other animals with gas, consisting of a sealed chamber into which a poisonous gas is introduced."


message 36: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments The questions here are delightfully gruesome. Here's mine:

The bad guy was planning to break into a house and intimidate the owners. Because he is hapless, he accidentally sets the place on fire causing several deaths.

I figured those counted as murder because he was committing a crime when he caused the deaths, and I think that counts legally.
Does it work? (the actual mystery in this book involves ghost pigs, so the author didn't care very much)


message 37: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "The questions here are delightfully gruesome."

They are :)

"Here's mine:
The bad guy was planning to break into a house and intimidate the owners. Because he is hapless, he accidentally sets the place on fire causing several deaths."


Yes, it works. Um, ghost pigs?!?


message 38: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 703 comments Lanelle wrote: "Meg wrote: "Hello, Lanelle: If attempted murder is allowed then I'm done!"

I think I will change the rules. Attempted murder as well as successful murders count."


Thanks, Lanelle! So I'm done for this go-around and it was fun.


message 39: by Beth (new)

Beth | 371 comments Done! Message 26


message 40: by Cindy III (last edited Mar 29, 2019 06:58PM) (new)

Cindy III | 313 comments The Maze of Death
April 1, 2019 - September 30, 2019
No page limit. Re-reads are okay.

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death or attempted death occurs.

Enter the maze at the center on the bottom of the rectangle. (The first square you'll read will be 4.) Your next move will be to go left, up, or right. Continue through the maze until you exit at the top at one of the three openings. You cannot move diagonally or go through walls.

1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning


message 41: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Welcome to The Maze of Death, Cindy. (Sounds rather creepy :) You have a short cut in message 2 if you want to use it.


message 42: by LaurLa (new)

LaurLa | 2490 comments Made it through the maze!! Thanks for an interesting challenge!!
Original post: My Maze of Death Challenge (msg 23)


message 43: by Heli (new)

Heli | 127 comments Finished just in time!

Post #25


message 44: by Erica (new)

Erica | 934 comments There's no way I'll finish this one. I've just gotten too busy - not reading enough, and not enough deaths of the sort needed to get through. But a very cool challenge nonetheless!


message 45: by Maritza (new)

Maritza (spanishwhispers) | 176 comments Erica wrote: "There's no way I'll finish this one. I've just gotten too busy - not reading enough, and not enough deaths of the sort needed to get through. But a very cool challenge nonetheless!"

Me too. I guess I don't read books with deaths. Bowing out of this one.


message 46: by Nell (last edited May 06, 2019 04:49AM) (new)

Nell | 435 comments TCF Maze of Death Challenge - DONE
This is a 6 month challenge.
Oct 22, 2018 to 4/23/19

How to play:
Each square has a number. You must read a book where that method of death or attempted death occurs.



1 - gun
2 - poison
3 - fire
4 - stabbing
5 - explosives
6 - vehicular
7 - animal/insect/snake
8 - blunt force (beating)
9 - asphyxiation/suffocation/drowning

☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠☠

4 - Stabbing: Send in the Clowns by Julie Mulhern 10/22/18
6 - Vehicular: A Killing Notion by Melissa Bourbon 11/23/18
3 - Fire: In Prior's Wood by G.M. Malliet 10/30/18
1 - Gun: Watching the Detectives by Julie Mulhern 11/06/18
8 - Blunt force: A Seamless Murder by Melissa Bourbon 1/14/19
9 - Asphyxiation: What Child Is This? by Alice K. Boatwright 12/10/18
7 - Animal: Tempest by Beverly Jenkins 1/06/19
3 - Fire: Pride and Prescience: Or, A Truth Universally Acknowledged by Carrie Bebris 3/02/19
1 - Gun: Shadow Dancing by Julie Mulhern 12/13/18
9 - Asphyxiation: The Diva Cooks up a Storm by Krista Davis 4/23/19
4 - Stabbing: A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron 11/14/18
2 - Poison: Cold as Ice by Julie Mulhern 12/03/18


message 47: by Nell (new)

Nell | 435 comments In the mystery I'm reading now, the victims were found in a car that had been rigged to fill with carbon dioxide. Does that count as vehicular?


message 48: by Lanelle, Production Chief (last edited Oct 29, 2018 09:06AM) (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Nell wrote: "In the mystery I'm reading now, the victims were found in a car that had been rigged to fill with carbon dioxide. Does that count as vehicular?"

I have always heard that type of death referred to as carbon monoxide poisoning, so I would say that it would be a poisoning.

Welcome to the challenge, by the way.


message 49: by Nell (new)

Nell | 435 comments Does being electrocuted count as death by fire?


message 50: by Lanelle, Production Chief (new)

Lanelle | 13236 comments Mod
Nell wrote: "Does being electrocuted count as death by fire?"

Not really. Sorry.


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