Crime, Mysteries & Thrillers discussion

103 views
Archive - Challenges > 2019 - Clue Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Comments Showing 1-25 of 25 (25 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Apr 29, 2019 02:02PM) (new)

Gem  | 1250 comments Mod
๐Ÿ”ŽClue Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge
Duration: January 1 through December 31

The Challenge:
Using the list of clues below read books with pictures of the following items on the cover. Yes, one book cover can contain more than one item!

The Clues:

- Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman
- Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher
- Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman
- Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy
- Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform
- Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform

- candlestick
- dagger or knife
- lead pipe
- revolver or pistol
- rope
- wrench or spanner

- ballroom
- kitchen
- conservatory
- dining room
- cellar
- billiard room
- library
- hall
- lounge
- study

How to participate:
Make a comment below to indicate you're participating and how many clues you plan to find. You can edit your comment as you go to update your list of books or reply with a new comment. It would be fun to use the "add book" feature to show the cover of the books when you update your list.

Happy Reading!

๐Ÿ”ŽClue Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge Participants:

Alison 0/6 - msg 7
Cindy 0/6 - msg 10
ConnieD 0/? - msg 9
Gem 4/11- msg 4
Jenny 0/22 - msg 5
Julesy 5/10 - msg 11
Ninna 9/22 - msg 6
Sarah-Grace 5/22 - msg 8
Shala 0/6 - msg 2

updated 04/29/19 2:00pm


message 2: by Shala (new)

Shala | 82 comments I will try six. Do the books for these challenges have to be crime, mystery, or thriller?


message 3: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1250 comments Mod
Shala wrote: "I will try six. Do the books for these challenges have to be crime, mystery, or thriller?"

Should be since that is what our group is focused on, but there are no challenge police here, lol.


message 4: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (last edited Apr 29, 2019 01:58PM) (new)

Gem  | 1250 comments Mod
I'm in for 11. msg 6

4/11

โœ”๏ธ The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman - The Postman Always Rings Twice 01/15/19
- Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher
โœ”๏ธ The Address by Fiona Davis Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman - The Address 04/23/19
- Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy
โœ”๏ธ Zero Day (John Puller, #1) by David Baldacci Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform - Zero Day 01/20/19
- Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform

- candlestick
โœ”๏ธ The Scarlet Pimpernel (audiobook) by Emmuska Orczy dagger or knife... it's a sword but I'm going with it! - The Scarlet Pimpernel 02/01/19
- lead pipe
- revolver or pistol
- rope
- wrench or spanner

- ballroom
- kitchen
- conservatory
- dining room
- cellar
- billiard room
- library
- hall
- lounge
- study


message 5: by Jenny (new)

Jenny (diggensjenny) 0 / 22

The Clues:

- Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman
- Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher
- Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman
- Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy
- Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform
- Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform

- candlestick
- dagger or knife
- lead pipe
- revolver or pistol
- rope
- wrench or spanner

- ballroom
- kitchen
- conservatory
- dining room
- cellar
- billiard room
- library
- hall
- lounge
- study
--------------------------------------------------------------------


message 6: by Ninna (last edited Aug 13, 2019 10:38AM) (new)

Ninna | 32 comments Okay, here is my list! I was a little loose with a couple of covers and hope they are acceptable. For example, for "lounge" I kinda went with a room that you can lounge in and have drinks but not specifically a bar-type lounge because I think that is more the idea of a "lounge room" in an estate home alluded to in the game. Be glad to hear any input if you think I need to make any changes! Cozy mysteries were definitely the way to go to find these cover prompts for me!

Happy New Year All!!

I'm in for 22. I will update this message as we go along. Fun idea!

22/22 Completed 8/6/19

The Clues:

โˆš 1. Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman - A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell, #1) by Deanna Raybourn
โˆš 2. Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher - Killing Mr Griffin. by Lois Duncan
โˆš 3. Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman - A Spy in the House (The Agency, #1) by Y.S. Lee
โˆš 4. Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy - Favorite Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton
โˆš 5. Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform - The Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth
โˆš 6. Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform - The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (Mrs. Jeffries, #1) by Emily Brightwell
โˆš 7. Candlestick - The Diva Runs Out of Thyme (A Domestic Diva Mystery, #1) by Krista Davis
โˆš 8. Dagger or knife - The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1) by Melissa Albert
โˆš 9. Lead pipe - Sink Trap (A Georgiana Neverall Mystery #1) by Christy Evans
โˆš 10. Revolver or pistol - An Unsuitable Job For A Woman (Cordelia Gray, #1) by P.D. James
โˆš 11. Rope - Grist Mill Road by Christopher J. Yates
โˆš 12. Wrench or spanner - A Wrench in the Works (Fixer-Upper Mystery, #6) by Kate Carlisle
โˆš 13. Ballroom - Masked Ball at Broxley Manor (Her Royal Spyness Mysteries, #0.5) by Rhys Bowen
โˆš 14. Kitchen - Allergic to Death (A Gourmet De-Lite Mystery, #1) by Peg Cochran
โˆš 15. Conservatory - Grace Under Pressure (Manor House Mystery, #1) by Julie Hyzy
โˆš 16. Dining room - Sprinkle with Murder (Cupcake Bakery Mystery, #1) by Jenn McKinlay
โˆš 17. Cellar - The Cellar by Minette Walters
โˆš 18. Billiard room - Grace Interrupted (Manor House Mystery, #2) by Julie Hyzy
โˆš 19. Library - Death Overdue (The Haunted Library Mysteries, #1) by Allison Brook
โˆš 20. Hall - Down a Dark Hall by Lois Duncan
โˆš 21. Lounge - Poisoned Pages (Booktown Mystery, #12) by Lorna Barrett
โˆš 22. Study - The Christie Curse (Book Collector Mystery #1) by Victoria Abbott


message 7: by Alison (new)

Alison Parry-Jones | 4 comments I will go for 6 clues


message 8: by Sarah-Grace (Azrael865) (last edited May 21, 2019 04:40PM) (new)

Sarah-Grace (Azrael865) (sarah-grace) | 44 comments 6/22

I want to try this : )


The Clues:

- Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman
- Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher
3. Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman The Queen's Jewels (Murder, She Wrote, #34) by Jessica Fletcher The Queen's Jewels
- Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy
- Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform
- Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform

4. candlestick The Case of the Crooked Candle (Perry Mason #24) by Erle Stanley Gardner The Case of the Crooked Candle
5. dagger or knife The Unexpected Guest by Charles Osborne
- lead pipe
- revolver or pistol
- rope
6. wrench or spanner The Toolbox Killers A Deadly Rape, Torture & Murder Duo (The Serial Killer Books Book 3) by Jack Rosewood

- ballroom
- kitchen
- conservatory
- dining room
1. cellar The Man in the Cellar by Palle Rosenkrantz The Man in the Cellar
- billiard room
2. library The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie The Body in the Library
- hall
- lounge
- study


message 9: by ConnieD (new)

ConnieD (bookwithcat) | 551 comments I'm going to participate in this since it looks fun. I'm not going to name a number of how many books though, so maybe that takes the personal challenge part out ha. I'll just play it as it comes.


message 10: by Cindy III (new)

Cindy III | 14 comments I am in for 6


message 11: by Julesy (last edited Jul 06, 2019 02:45PM) (new)

Julesy | 87 comments I'll try this for 10.

10/10 ๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- Miss Scarlet / a woman dressed in red or a younger woman
Damaged by Lisa Scottoline Damaged by Lisa Scottoline

- Professor Plum / a man dressed in purple or teacher
- Mrs. Peacock / a woman dressed in blue or an older woman

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- Mr. Green / a man dressed in green or dressed as a member of the clergy
An Instinct for Trouble (Nancy Drew Files, #95) by Carolyn Keene An Instinct for Trouble by Carolyn Keene

- Colonel Mustard / a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- Mrs. White / a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform
Seed No Evil (A Flower Shop Mystery, #14) by Kate Collins Seed No Evil by Kate Collins

- candlestick
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- dagger or knife
Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce (Mahalia Watkins Soul Food Mystery #3) by A.L. Herbert Murder with Collard Greens and Hot Sauce by A.L. Herbert
- lead pipe

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- revolver or pistol
Marriage Vow Murder by Leslie Langtry Marriage Vow Murder by Leslie Langtry

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- rope
Whale of a Crime (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #7) by Karen MacInerney Whale of a Crime by Karen MacInerney (ropes on the ship's masts)

- wrench or spanner
- ballroom

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- kitchen
Death of a Cupcake Queen (Hayley Powell Food and Cocktails Mystery, #6) by Lee Hollis Death of a Cupcake Queen by Lee Hollis

- conservatory
๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- dining room
Caught Bread Handed (A Bakeshop Mystery, #4) by Ellie Alexander Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander

- cellar
Boxes in the Basement (The Inn at Holiday Bay, #1) by Kathi Daley Boxes in the Basement by Kathi Daley
- billiard room

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ - library
Hitting the Books (Library Lover's Mystery, #9) by Jenn McKinlay Hitting the Books by Jenn McKinlay

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ- hall
Death Threads (A Southern Sewing Circle, #2) by Elizabeth Lynn Casey Death Threads by Elizabeth Lynn Casey

- lounge
- study
The Crime Lab Case (Nancy Drew, #165) by Carolyn Keene The Crime Lab Case by Carolyn Keene


message 12: by Gem , Moderator & Admin (new)

Gem  | 1250 comments Mod
I'm having a hard time with this one. And I have no idea how to go about finding bookcovers with particular items on them.


message 13: by Ninna (new)

Ninna | 32 comments โŠฑโœฟGemโœฟโŠฐ wrote: "I'm having a hard time with this one. And I have no idea how to go about finding bookcovers with particular items on them."

Darn, I just typed a whole reply to this and lost it! Ugh! Anyway, I agree with you, Gem, this is a harder challenge than I thought it would be. There is a GR list that has Clue cover book suggestions but it's not as diverse and big as I would have liked but still a good starting point. I will try to find it and post it here. I also love cozy mysteries so once I searched for some key words and cozy, I hit the jackpot! TONS of covers in the cozy genre so if you like to read those, you can find some good ones. Good Luck!


message 14: by Ninna (new)

Ninna | 32 comments Here's the link I mentioned above! Hope it helps!
https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/1...


message 15: by Jezzy (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments this looks interesting & i'm joining in! I will try to find 10 clues.


message 16: by Jezzy (last edited Nov 01, 2019 12:40AM) (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments ok, I've collected 5 out of 10 clues so far. Update: 10/10, challenge completed

Witness at Large by Mignon G. Eberhart = Witness at Large, (Mar '19)
Clue #1: Miss Scarlet - a woman dressed in red or a younger woman

The House on the Cliff (The Hardy Boys, #2) by Franklin W. Dixon = The House on the Cliff, (Aug '19)
Clue #2: Colonel Mustard - a man dressed in yellow or in a military uniform

Hangsaman by Shirley Jackson = Hangsaman, (Sep '19)
Clue #3: Mrs. White - a woman dressed in white or a woman in a maid's uniform

Never Look Back by Mignon G. Eberhart = Never Look Back, (Feb '19)
Clue #4: candlestick
Clue #5: revolver or pistol

A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh = A Man Lay Dead, (Apr '19)
Clue #6: dagger or knife

Enter A Murderer by Ngaio Marsh = Enter a Murderer, (Jul '19)
Clue #7: rope

Catering to Nobody (Goldy Bear Culinary Mystery, #1) by Diane Mott Davidson = Catering to Nobody, (May '19)
Clue #8: kitchen

Double-Booked for Death (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery, #1) by Ali Brandon = Double-Booked for Death, (Oct '19)
Clue #9: library

The Man in Lower Ten (Miss Cornelia Van Gorder, #1) by Mary Roberts Rinehart = The Man in Lower Ten, (Jun '19)
Clue #10: hall


message 17: by Catie (new)

Catie | 5 comments Let's do 15 clues...


message 18: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 87 comments I managed to finish with my goal of 10 clues in message #11. However, I will probably continue on to get more clues.


message 19: by Jezzy (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments great job! that's impressive, Julesy. how come i counted 12 clues on your list?


message 20: by Julesy (last edited Jul 13, 2019 09:36PM) (new)

Julesy | 87 comments Jezzy wrote: "great job! that's impressive, Julesy. how come i counted 12 clues on your list?"

Thank you! I have 2 books on the list as clues, but I haven't read them yet. ๐Ÿ˜œ


message 21: by Ninna (new)

Ninna | 32 comments Finished my 22nd clue - challenge complete! That was fun but much harder than I thought it would be. I am participating in 8 different reading challenges but finding books to fit these prompts was one of the hardest of all 8. Thanks for the fun challenge idea!


message 22: by Jezzy (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments congrats, Ninna! couldnt believe that someone would complete all 22clues but you just did. you must be a fast reader coz you can join other challenges too. agreed that this is a difficult task coz i have to select which books that have the clues in its covers & most of them are found in cozies. i read this genre but i have to begin from book1 when it's a series, i dont like to read out of order.


message 23: by Ninna (new)

Ninna | 32 comments Thanks Jezzy! It wasn't the easiest challenge to finish but cozy mysteries are definitely the way to go. Once I realized that, it made it easier but I completed understand wanting to start with book 1. I am the same way but got lucky that I found several book ones to fit prompts. Good luck and have fun!


message 24: by Jezzy (last edited Aug 28, 2019 02:26AM) (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments yup & thanks, Ninna. 2 more clues to go & gonna tackle the rest of the Alphabet Challenge next.


message 25: by Jezzy (new)

Jezzy | 3862 comments update: collected 10 out of 10 clues. challenge completed!


back to top