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message 1: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (last edited Aug 20, 2018 09:42PM) (new)

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Here in Aussie it is Spring so (wherever you live) we challenge you to choose six books which together spell out the word SPRING.

* All six books must be from the genres relevant to this group Crime/Mystery/Thriller/Suspense

* You can use the first letter of the title or of the author's first or last name. For titles you may choose to ignore the first article (the, a)

For example:
S A Song of Shadows by John Connolly
P Post Mortem by Kate London
R Devoted in Death by J.D. Robb
I In This Grave Hour by Jacqueline Winspear
N Until I Met Her by Natalie Barelli
G G is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

If you feel like a harder challenge then do this one twice, once with book titles only and then again with author initials only.

* When you have chosen your books list (and link) them in this thread so others can see your choices.

* Come back and tell us about them as you read them. Have fun!


message 3: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (last edited Nov 04, 2018 12:39AM) (new)

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Spring Challenge - 1/9/18 - 30/11/18

Hard
12/12

TITLE


S Shadow Prey by John Sandford 4 stars 27/9/18
P Promises in Death by J.D. Robb 5 stars 5/10/18
R Ritual in Death by J.D. Robb 5 stars 3/9/18
I I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton 4 stars 5/9/18
N Nobody Walks by Mick Herron 5 stars 3/11 18
G A Gem of a Problem by Irene Sauman 3 stars 16/9/18

Shadow Prey (Lucas Davenport, #2) by John Sandford Promises in Death (In Death, #28) by J.D. Robb Ritual in Death (In Death, #27.5) by J.D. Robb I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9) by Sue Grafton Nobody Walks by Mick Herron A Gem of a Problem (Emma Berry Murray River Mystery #1) by Irene Sauman

AUTHOR

S The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride5 stars 7/9/18
P Callander Square by Anne Perry 4 stars 14/99/18
R The Other Wife by Michael Robotham 5 stars 4/9/18
I Black and Blue by Ian Rankin 5 stars 2/11/18
N Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent 4 stars 19/9/18
G A Murder for the Books by Victoria Gilbert 3 stars 12/9/18

The Missing and the Dead (Logan McRae, #9) by Stuart MacBride Callander Square (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, #2) by Anne Perry The Other Wife (Joseph O'Loughlin, #9) by Michael Robotham Black and Blue (Inspector Rebus, #8) by Ian Rankin Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent A Murder for the Books (Blue Ridge Library Mysteries #1) by Victoria Gilbert


message 4: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (last edited Nov 16, 2018 02:32PM) (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
Spring Challenge - 1/9/18 - 30/11/18

Hard
12/12

TITLE


S - The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie 4s 9/9/18
P - Perfect Girls by Alison James 4s 14/9/18
R - Retribution by Richard Anderson 4s 6/9/18
I - Identity by Shawna Seed 4s 14/11/18
N - Nature Of The Lion by T.M. Clark 5s 10/11/18
G - Good Friday by Lynda La Plante 4.5s 13/9/18

The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie Perfect Girls (Detective Rachel Prince #3) by Alison James Retribution by Richard Anderson Identity by Shawna Seed Nature Of The Lion by T.M. Clark Good Friday (Tennison, #3) by Lynda La Plante

AUTHOR INITIALS

S - In Silence by Erica Spindler 5s 9/9/18
P - Haunted by James Patterson 5s 29/10/18
R - Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith 4s 18/10/18
I - The Guardian by Matthew Iden 4s 17/11/18
N - The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo 4s 22/10/18
G - The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood 5s 23/9/18

In Silence by Erica Spindler Haunted (Michael Bennett, #10) by James Patterson Career of Evil (Cormoran Strike, #3) by Robert Galbraith The Guardian (Marty Singer, #5.5) by Matthew Iden The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman #7) by Kerry Greenwood


message 5: by Zoey (last edited Dec 03, 2018 06:51PM) (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 141 comments Spring Challenge - 1/9/18 - 30/11/18

Easy
4/6

S - Kakadu Sunset by Annie Seaton 4★
P - Coffin Road by Peter May
R - You Can't Hide by Karen Rose
I - Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger 4★
N - Natural Causes by James Oswald 4★
G - The Game You Played by Anni Taylor4★

Kakadu Sunset (The Porter Sisters #1) by Annie Seaton Coffin Road by Peter May You Can't Hide (Romantic Suspense, #5; Chicago, #4) by Karen Rose Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger Natural Causes (Inspector McLean, #1) by James Oswald The Game You Played by Anni Taylor


message 6: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
Excellent choices there Zoey 😊


message 7: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 16, 2018 01:33AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth_greece) | 6 comments Spring Challenge
1st September - 30th November 2018
2/6

S The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah, 3/9, 2.5 stars
P
R
I
N
G A Death at the Dionysus Club by Melissa Scott and Amy Griswold, 24/9, 3*


message 8: by Anastasia (last edited Nov 16, 2018 11:03PM) (new)

Anastasia (anastasiaruff) | 774 comments Spring Challenge 01/09/2018 - 30/11/2018

EASY:

S The Secret, Book and Scone Society by Ellery Adams finished 26/09/2018 5 stars
P Murder Games by James Patterson finished 24/10/2018 5 stars
R Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb finished 08/09/2018 5 stars
I If You've Got It, Haunt It finished 09/10/2018 3 stars
N Never Never finished 17/11/2018 4 stars
G The Girl in the Ice finished 17/09/2018 5stars

The Secret, Book, & Scone Society (Secret, Book, & Scone Society #1) by Ellery Adams Murder Games by James Patterson Delusion in Death (In Death, #35) by J.D. Robb If You've Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1) by Rose Pressey Never Never (Detective Harriet Blue, #1) by James Patterson The Girl in the Ice (Detective Erika Foster, #1) by Robert Bryndza


message 11: by Kylie (last edited Nov 23, 2018 08:19PM) (new)

Kylie D | 347 comments Spring Challenge 01/09/2018 - 30/11/2018

EASY: 6/6

S- The Spotted Dog by Kerry Greenwood 4 stars 12/9/18
P- The Proposal by S.E. Lynes 4 stars 16/9/18
R- A Steep Price by Robert Dugoni 4 stars 24/11/18
I- The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang 5 stars 15/9/18
N- The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo 4 stars 19/9/18
G- Tell Nobody by Patricia Gibney 4 stars 29/9/18

The Spotted Dog (Corinna Chapman #7) by Kerry Greenwood The Proposal by S.E. Lynes A Steep Price (Tracy Crosswhite, #6) by Robert Dugoni The Impossible Girl by Lydia Kang The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo Tell Nobody (Detective Lottie Parker, #5) by Patricia Gibney


message 12: by Kerri_M (last edited Nov 30, 2018 02:37AM) (new)

Kerri_M | 698 comments Count me in for Easy
6/6

✅ S. Saints of the Shadow Bible by Ian Rankin 15/9/18 ★★★★
✅ P. Past Tense by Lee Child 30/11/18 ★★★★
✅ R. Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin 21/9/18 ★★★★☆
✅ I. In the Cold Dark Ground by Stuart MacBride 2/10/18 ★★★★☆
✅ N. Nobody Walks by Mick Herron 3/11/18 ★★★★☆
✅ G. The Gray and Guilty Sea by Jack Nolte 24/11/18 ★★★


S. Saints of the Shadow Bible (Inspector Rebus, #19) by Ian Rankin P. Past Tense (Jack Reacher, #23) by Lee Child R. Even Dogs in the Wild (Inspector Rebus, #20) by Ian Rankin I. In the Cold Dark Ground (Logan McRae, #10) by Stuart MacBride N. Nobody Walks by Mick Herron G. The Gray and Guilty Sea (Garrison Gage, #1) by Scott William Carter


message 13: by Kylie H (last edited Nov 17, 2018 03:05PM) (new)

Kylie H | 926 comments My first of these challenges so I will go with easy.
6/6

S. Say You're Sorry by Melinda Leigh 4★
P. The Harbour Master by Daniel Pembrey 2★
R. The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni 4★
I. Close Your Eyes by Iris Johansen 4★
N. The Snowman by Jo Nesbø 4★
G. The Last Pilgrim by Gard Sveen 3★

Say You're Sorry (Morgan Dane #1) by Melinda Leigh The Harbour Master (Detective Henk van der Pol, #1) by Daniel Pembrey The 7th Canon by Robert Dugoni Close Your Eyes (Kendra Michaels, #1) by Iris Johansen The Snowman (Harry Hole, #7) by Jo Nesbø The Last Pilgrim by Gard Sveen


message 14: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Linked to here.


message 15: by Bea (last edited May 18, 2019 01:03PM) (new)

Bea | 283 comments Spring Challenge - 9/1/18 - 11/30/18

TITLE


S Second Sight by Amanda Quick Read 12/16/18 4*
P Precious and Grace by Alexander McCall Smith Read 12/6/18 4*
R A Red Death by Walter Mosley Read 12/16/18 4*
I Immortal in Death by J.D. Robb Read 5/18/19 4*
N Night Passage by Robert B. Parker Read 12/13/18 3*
G A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Read 1/13/19 4*

Second Sight (Arcane Society, #1) by Amanda Quick Precious and Grace (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #17) by Alexander McCall Smith A Red Death (Easy Rawlins #2) by Walter Mosley Immortal in Death (In Death, #3) by J.D. Robb Night Passage (Jesse Stone, #1) by Robert B. Parker A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles


message 16: by Jane (last edited Dec 02, 2018 02:48PM) (new)

Jane | 135 comments Spring Challenge - 1/9/18 - 30/11/18

Probably over committing here but I'll try - Hard
12/12

TITLE


S - Say You're Sorry by Michael Robotham 5★
P -The Payback by Simon Kernick 4★
R - Risky Business: A Passionate Novel of Suspense by Nora Roberts 2.5★
I - I Know a Secret by Tess Gerritsen 4★
N - Night Moves by Jonathan Kellerman 3★
G - The Greater Good by Tim AyliffeAA 2.5★

Say You're Sorry (Joseph O'Loughlin #6) by Michael Robotham The Payback (Dennis Milne, #3) by Simon Kernick Risky Business by Nora Roberts I Know a Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, #12) by Tess Gerritsen Night Moves (Alex Delaware, #33) by Jonathan Kellerman The Greater Good by Tim Ayliffe

AUTHOR

S - The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith 4★
P - Host by Peter James 4★
R - Survivor In Death by J.D. Robb 4★
I - You Don't Know Me by Imran Mahmood 2.5★
N - The Obsession by Nora Roberts 4★
G - Under the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher AA 4★

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall SmithHost by Peter JamesSurvivor In Death (In Death, #20) by J.D. RobbYou Don't Know Me by Imran MahmoodThe Obsession by Nora RobertsUnder the Cold Bright Lights by Garry Disher



message 17: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Welcome to the challenge Bea and Jane. You are linked


message 18: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Some very good books there Jane. You can do it!!!!!


message 19: by Lee at ReadWriteWish (last edited Oct 19, 2018 09:28PM) (new)

Lee at ReadWriteWish (leeatreadwritewish) | 190 comments Hopefully I'll get them read.

S - The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale Read 18th October 4 out of 5
P - Better Off Read by Nora Page Read 4th September 3 out of 5
R -A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths Read 20th October 5 out of 5
I - The Ice Princess by Camilla LäckbergRead 15th September 2 out of 5
N - A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh Read 22nd September 4 out of 5
G - The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths Read 6th September 5 out of 5

The Sunday Girl by Pip Drysdale Better Off Read (Bookmobile Mystery #1) by Nora Page A Room Full of Bones (Ruth Galloway, #4) by Elly Griffiths The Ice Princess (Patrik Hedström, #1) by Camilla Läckberg A Man Lay Dead (Roderick Alleyn, #1) by Ngaio Marsh The Crossing Places (Ruth Galloway, #1) by Elly Griffiths


message 20: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
I see you have very cleverly included our September book of the month in there Lee! Smart move:)
Your name is linked.


Lee at ReadWriteWish (leeatreadwritewish) | 190 comments Yes, I was surprised I was the only one including it. Perhaps everyone else has already read.
Thanks.


message 22: by Joanne (last edited Nov 28, 2018 04:28PM) (new)


message 23: by Tien (new)

Tien (tiensblurb) | 133 comments Bea wrote: "Spring Challenge - 9/1/18 - 11/30/18

TITLE

S Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo"


Really enjoyed this series, Bea! Still ploughing through it but at a faster rate that I would've a series I only like :)


message 25: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
Joanne wrote: " I’m in going for hard, one can only try good luck and have fun everyone

Titles

S. The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino

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Authors

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Joanne for the TITLE you need to choose the first letter of the title (excluding a, an, the if you wish) so what you have down as S is actually D :)


message 26: by Joanne (last edited Aug 21, 2018 05:34PM) (new)

Joanne Sorry Hope that’s better !!


message 27: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
Joanne wrote: "Sorry Hope that’s better !!"

Perfect :) Looking forward to seeing your other choices!


message 29: by Heather (last edited Nov 20, 2018 06:20PM) (new)


message 30: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Linked to here.


message 31: by Joanne (new)

Joanne ummm sorry but I don’t see my link


message 32: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 1102 comments No I don't see mine either 😊


message 33: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
Joanne and Sharon - they're not there :) Phrynne will fix when she's next online!


message 34: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 1102 comments No worries. Thanks Brenda 😊


message 35: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
:)


message 36: by Joanne (new)

Joanne Brenda wrote: "Joanne and Sharon - they're not there :) Phrynne will fix when she's next online!"

Ok cool thanks 🙏


message 37: by Odette (new)

Odette (odman) | 308 comments Just changed my "I" title choice to The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg.
Of course it is the September book of the month and also already have it on my kindle!!


message 38: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Done now. Its odd because Tien was missing too and I distinctly remember doing hers. Oh well.....


message 39: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 1102 comments Thanks Phrynne 😊


message 40: by Carolyn (last edited Nov 19, 2018 10:57PM) (new)

Carolyn | 1512 comments Here is my Easy list: 6 Titles

✔ S The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders 4★
✔ P Pardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear 3.5★
✔ R Redemption Road by John Hart 5★
✔ I Imitation in Death by J.D. Robb 4★
✔ N Nefarious Doings 3.5★
✔ G The Guilty Dead by P.J. Tracy 4.5★

The Secrets of Wishtide by Kate Saunders Pardonable Lies (Maisie Dobbs, #3) by Jacqueline Winspear Redemption Road by John Hart Imitation in Death (In Death, #17) by J.D. Robb Nefarious Doings A Nell Forrest Mystery by Ilsa Evans The Guilty Dead (Monkeewrench, #9) by P.J. Tracy


message 42: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
You are linked Carolyn and Trevor.


message 43: by Kerri (last edited Oct 16, 2018 11:36PM) (new)

Kerri | 71 comments I'll start with easy and see how I go

✔S Snap
✔P Pines
✔R Revival
✔I Ink and Bone
✔N Nine Years Gone
✔G The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Snap by Belinda Bauer Pines (Wayward Pines, #1) by Blake Crouch Revival by Stephen King Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger Nine Years Gone by Chris Culver The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King


message 44: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Welcome Kerri! Your name is linked.


message 45: by Kerri (new)

Kerri | 71 comments Phrynne wrote: "Welcome Kerri! Your name is linked."

thanks Phrynne.


message 46: by Odette (new)

Odette (odman) | 308 comments Just updated my choices to the hard level. I am really looking forwarding to reading these books.


message 47: by Brenda, Suspense lover! (new)

Brenda | 9879 comments Mod
You have some great choices there Odette!


message 48: by Bea (last edited Aug 23, 2018 05:25AM) (new)

Bea | 283 comments I was so focused on Title that I forgot to check the Genre. As a result, I am looking again for my R and I books. Oh, well.

OK...that is done.


message 49: by Li'l Owl (last edited Nov 29, 2018 01:47PM) (new)

 Li'l Owl | 1064 comments Challenge Complete!

description
It's Spring in Australia!
Spring Seasonal Challenge Spell-it-Out

Duration 1 September - 30 November
Level Hard
🌼 12/12

TITLE

S Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco 5★'s 10/12/18
P Play Dead by Anne Frasier 5★'s 10/1/18
R Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood 11/29/18 5★'s
I In the Frame by Dick Francis 4★'s 9/8/18
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
N No Place for Wolverines: A Jenny Willson Mystery by Dave Butler 10/9/18 4★'s
G An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks 10/30/18 4★'s

Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1) by Kerri Maniscalco Play Dead (Elise Sandburg, #1) by Anne Frasier Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood In the Frame by Dick Francis No Place for Wolverines (A Jenny Willson Mystery #2) by Dave Butler An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks


AUTHOR
S Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage 5★'s 9/27/18
P Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson 10/26/18 5★'s
R Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey 10/24/18 5★'s
I An Unfamiliar Murder by Jane Isaac 11/7/18 4★'s
N Maggie by Netta Newbound 11/16/18 4★'s
G Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman 4★'s 10/5/18

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage Missing Pieces by Laura Pearson Not Her Daughter by Rea Frey An Unfamiliar Murder (DCI Helen Lavery #1) by Jane Isaac Maggie by Netta Newbound Gone to Dust by Matt Goldman


Another great challenge, Phrynne!
This was a little more 'challenging' finding books that fit but I've become a challenge addict so I'm not one to back down from a good challenge! Especially in my favourite genres!
I love my Aussie groups!


message 50: by Phrynne, Mystery lover! (new)

Phrynne | 3952 comments Mod
Good choices Owl!
Your name is linked.


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