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message 1: by Heather L, Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L (WordTrix) | 8994 comments Mod
This challenge will last from Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2018


This is a “spell it out” challenge, where you will spell out a word (or words) using one of two options:
1. Use only the first word of a title. For example, if you choose to spell out the word “winter,” you might use Inspector Specter by EJ Copperman for the letter “I”.
2. Use an author’s first or last name. Eg: for the word winter, you might use a book by “Ellery Adams” for the letter “E”.

The words “the”, “and” and “an” do not count.

Books DO NOT all have to be mysteries. You can use any genres.

A book can only be used once for this challenge, but can be used for other challenges.


Here is your word list
(Words in parentheses are optional)

Advent
Angel
Blizzard
Boxing (Day)
Candle
Candy cane
Christmas
Cocoa
Cookies
Cupid
Dreidel
Earmuffs
Eggnog
Elves
Epiphany
Flurries
Frosty
Gingerbread
Groundhog (Day)
Guy Fawkes
Hanukkah
Heart
Ice skate
Icicle
Jingle Bells
Kwanzaa
Lights
Love
Mardi Gras
Menorah
Mittens
Nativity
New Year’s Eve
Noel
Ornaments
Peace
Presents
Reindeer
Santa (Claus)
Scarf
Scrooge
Skiing
Snow
Snowball
Snowflake
Snowshoe
Star
Stocking
Tinsel
Tree
Valentine’s (Day)
Winter
Wreath
Yule log


HAVE FUN!


message 2: by Darcy (last edited Jan 01, 2019 11:42PM) (new)

Darcy | 5 comments Thanks Heather.

WINTER CHALLENGE 18 & 19
DURATION: 21 Dec 18-19 Mar 19. COMPLETED: 6/20.

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T
A
R

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✔️E: Body on the Bayou by (E)llen Byron. 12/28.
A
✔️C: Forever (C)harmed by Rose Pressey. 1/1.
E
Body on the Bayou (Cajun Country Mystery, #2) by Ellen Byron Forever Charmed (Halloween Laveau, #1) by Rose Pressey
L
✔️O: (O)rganized for Homicide by Ritter Ames. 12/26.
V
E
Organized for Homicide (Organized, #2) by Ritter Ames
C
✔️O: (O)rganized for Scheduled Sabotage by Ritter Ames. 12/27.
✔️O: (O)rganized for Masked Motives by Ritter Ames. 12/27.
✔️K: (K)iller Climate by Alannah Foley. 12/25.
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E
S
Organized for Scheduled Sabotage (Organized, #3) by Ritter Ames Organized for Masked Motives (Organized Mysteries Book 5) by Ritter Ames Killer Climate (The Campervan Bushman Mystery Series Book 1) by Alannah Foley


message 3: by Brenda (last edited Jan 14, 2019 01:36AM) (new)


message 4: by Pat (last edited Jan 18, 2019 05:42AM) (new)

Pat Cray-Hollis | 62 comments I am in.

C-A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett 01/06/19
A-The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin 12/31/18
N-NYPD Red 2 by James Patterson 01/16/19
D-Death by Tea by Alex Erickson 12/24/18
Y-Yule Be Dead by Lorraine Bartlett 01/09/19

C-Crewel and Unusual by Molly MacRae 01/11/19
A The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs 01/18/19
N-NYPD Red by James Patterson 01/15/19
E- Eggs in Casket by Laura Childs 01/15/19

Well I am almost finish with Candy Cane so it is getting closer to Valentine's Day so I will try that word next.

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E
N
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I
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E
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D
A
Y


message 6: by Julesy (last edited Jan 20, 2019 10:45AM) (new)

Julesy | 1141 comments 2018-2019 Winter Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2019


Updated: Jan. 20

Progress: 4/6
C - Murder on New Year's Eve by P. (C)reeden - Dec. 31
A - Mele Kalikimaka Murder by (A)imee Gilchrist
N - Fire Beach by Toby (N)eal
D - The (D)ry by Jane Harper - Dec. 27
L - Marriage Vow Murder by (L)eslie (L)angtry - Jan. 8
E -

Progress: 3/6
I - (I)ced Inn: A Gray Whale Inn Short Story by Karen MacInerney
C - Killer Transaction by (C)atherine Bruns - Jan. 8
I - An (I)nstinct for Trouble by Carolyn Keene
C - Dying for a Diamond by (C)indy Sample
L - Damaged by (L)isa Scottoline - Jan. 14
E - Cocoa by (E)llen Miles - Jan. 12


message 7: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Jan 11, 2019 10:45AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 72 comments 2018-2019 Winter Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2018

*using mystery/thriller genre & author names
https://www.cozy-mystery.com/Authors-...

read = 3/16
(view spoiler)


message 8: by Meg (last edited Jan 16, 2019 10:54AM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 442 comments Winter Spell-Out
Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2019

A
D - Kathi Daley - Finding Courage
V
E - Barbara Early - Death of a Toy Soldier
N
T - Wendy Tyson - Seeds of Revenge


Finding Courage (Rescue Alaska Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery, #1) by Barbara Early Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery, #3) by Wendy Tyson

S
N
O
W

A
N
G - Gin Jones - Tree of Life and Death
E
L

Tree of Life and Death (Danger Cove, #7) by Elizabeth Ashby


message 9: by Becky (last edited Jan 09, 2019 09:45AM) (new)

Becky | 216 comments Duration: 12-21-18 through 3-19-19

E - Ellen CrosbyThe Merlot Murders: A Wine Country Mysterycompleted 1-7-19
G-
G-
N-Needful Thingsby Stephen King completed 1-2-19
O-
G-

C- Carrie FisherWishful Drinkingcompleted 12-22-18
U-Under My Skinby Lisa Unger completed 1-4-19
P-
I-
D-


message 10: by Elizabeth (last edited 10 hours, 9 min ago) (new)

Elizabeth Williams (Carsinger) | 37 comments Merry Christmas to all my fellow readers! Looking forward to another Winter reading challenge.

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A - An Unwanted Guest byShari Lapena Jan 19/19
N - A Nancy Drew Christmas - Carolyn Keene - Jan 1/19
T
A

S
N
O
W
F
L
A
K - Kate Carlisle - Deck the Hallways Dec 23/18
E

C
A
N
D - Death of a Blue Blood - Jessica Fletcher Dec 29/18
L
E

Death of a Blue Blood (Murder She Wrote, #42) by Jessica Fletcher A Nancy Drew Christmas by Carolyn Keene Deck the Hallways (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena


message 11: by JennH (last edited Jan 20, 2019 08:06AM) (new)

JennH | 69 comments 2018-2019 Winter Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 - Mar 19, 2019

N
✔E - Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs 12/31/18
W

Y
E
A
✔R - The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan 1/11/19
✔S - Lady Killer by Lisa Scottoline 1/2/19

E
V
E

✔C - Cross the Line by James Patterson 12/25/18
O
✔C - The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie 1/5/19
O
✔A - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett 1/13/19

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N
O
W

Cross the Line (Alex Cross, #24) by James Patterson Eggs on Ice (Cackleberry Club, #8) by Laura Childs Lady Killer (Rosato & Associates, #10) by Lisa Scottoline The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3) by Agatha Christie The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan Commonwealth by Ann Patchett


message 12: by Trish (last edited Jan 18, 2019 10:01AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 209 comments Darcy wrote: "PEACE, SNOW, COOKIES"

Love the combination!

I'm going to start small, with a nice, warm SCARF:

S= Heidi, Johanna {S}pyri – 23/12/18
C = A Christmas Carol, {C}harles Dickens – 22/12/18
A = The Travelling Cat Chronicles, Hiro {A}rikawa - 07/01/19
R = Two Tall Tails, Sofie {R}yan, Sofie Kelly - 04/01/19
F ={F}orever Charmed, Rose Pressey - 03/01/19

While I know the season's been and gone, for my second word, I'm going for ADVENT:

A = Paws for Murder, {A}nnie Knox - 12/01/19
D = A {D}eadly Row, Casey Mayes - 18/01/19
V = A {V}ery Murderous Christmas, Cecily Gayford (ed) - 28/12/18
E = {E}mma, Alexander McCall Smith - 10/01/19
N =
T = The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, Stuart {T}urton - 08/01/19

And I'm going to say goodbye to the Christmas season with some EGGNOG

E =
G = The {G}host and the Bogus Bestseller, Cleo Coyle - 15/01/18
G = Morning Glory Circle, Pamela {G}randstaff - 17/01/18
N =
O =
G =


message 13: by Linda (new)

Linda (Rudylkr) | 4114 comments I'm in. I'm planning a reread of Sue Grafton's alphabet series, which should take up most of this challenge, so I'll mainly just have one of each letter to use. Currently eyeing BOXING DAY as a choice.


message 14: by Randi (last edited 3 hours, 5 min ago) (new)

Randi | 44 comments Winter Challenge 2018-2019
12-21-18 through 3-19-19


I'm on board!

S
N
O Oyinkan Braithwaite/My Sister, the Serial Killer 1-6-19
W Washington Black 1-4-19
F
L Lydia Montrose/The Witch of Willow Hall 1-21-19
A
K Kingdom of the Blind/Louise Penny 1-13-19
E

Washington Black by Esi Edugyan My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Kingdom of the Blind (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #14) by Louise Penny The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox


message 15: by Shala (last edited Jan 20, 2019 03:50PM) (new)

Shala | 24 comments I'm going to try this. I'll try one word to start out with and see where it goes.

A
N The Nightingale/Kristin Hannah 1/20/2019
G
E Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners/Gretchen Anthony 1/6/2019
L


message 16: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3610 comments Mod
Thank you very much, Heather! I'm in. Now I only have to write down my Summer Challenge (selected books but not included in the messages and do my Autumn crossword ;) )


message 17: by Tonya (last edited Jan 16, 2019 08:21PM) (new)

Tonya De Lige | 150 comments 2019 will be my year to finish ALL (or at least ONE) of my reading challenges...NO EXCUSES!!

2018-2019 Winter Challenge

3/6 Finished

W
I
N-Kale to the Queen by (N)ell Hampton-finished 1/11/19
T
E-Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet (E)vanovich)-finished 01/05/19
R- Steamed Open by Barbara (R)oss-finished 01/16/19

Kale to the Queen (A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery #1) by Nell Hampton Look Alive Twenty-Five (Stephanie Plum, #25) by Janet Evanovich Steamed Open (A Maine Clambake Mystery, #7) by Barbara Ross


message 18: by Nina (last edited 21 hours, 22 min ago) (new)


message 19: by Laura (new)

Laura Reading (DogsMomLaura) | 5 comments I want to play! I will probably forget to check in, but let~s give this a try. My idea of winter fun!


message 20: by Laura (last edited Jan 20, 2019 08:48AM) (new)

Laura Reading (DogsMomLaura) | 5 comments C ~ Convalescent Corpse by Nicola Slade
O
C ~Color Mixing Companion (Josie Lewis)
O~ Of Curse You Will (Sarina Dorie)
A ~ The Art of Being Bill: The Many Faces of Awesome
(Bill Murray)

S ~ Steamed Open
N ~ New Creative Artist (by Nita Lelland)
O
W ~ Weird Wedding at Wonky Inn (by Wycherley)
F
L ~ Leonardo`s Art Workshop
A ~ A Dangle A Day
K ~ Kenney, J.C. ~ A Literal Mess
E ~ Erin Johnson`s Grimoires, Spas & Chocolate Straws
(Spells & Caramels, #8)

S ~Singer, Marilyn `s Who Are You Calling Weird?
C ~ Christie Barlow ~ Love Heart Lane
A ~ The Art Collector of Le Marais
R ~ Riva, Lana Grace ~ Happier Thinking
F ~ Fashions Fade, Haunted is Eternal

H ~ Highland Defender
E ~ Eighth Witness by Kathi Daley
A ~ Avery Daniels SPIKED
R ~ Riley and Elfy Adventures
T

Extras for which I had no letters:

Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess
by Janet Hill

Not-So-Brave Penguin by Steve Smallman

The Plunge by Nancy G West

Murder of Ravens by Paty Jager


message 21: by Michelle (last edited Dec 26, 2018 10:25AM) (new)

Michelle Munger | 36 comments I will give it a go...

S - Seances Are For Suckers by Tamara Berry
C - Bones Behind the Wheels by E.J. Copperman
A - Death by Committee by Alexis Marsan
R - Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts
F - Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver
Séances are for Suckers (Eleanor Wilde Mystery #1) by Tamara Berry Bones Behind the Wheel A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery by E.J. Copperman Death by Committee (Abbey McCree Mystery #1) by Alexis Morgan The Remains of the Dead (A Ghost Dusters Mystery, #1) by Wendy Roberts Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver

C - Clock and Dagger by Julianne Holmes Finished 12/24/18
O - The Good Byline by Jill Orr
C - Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes
O - The Bad Break by Jill Orr
A - An Open Book by Sheila Connolly

Clock and Dagger (Clock Shop Mystery, #2) by Julianne Holmes The Good Byline (A Riley Ellison Mystery #1) by Jill Orr Chime and Punishment (Clock Shop Mystery, #3) by Julianne Holmes The Bad Break (A Riley Ellison Mystery #2) by Jill Orr An Open Book by Sheila Connolly


message 22: by Sherry (last edited Jan 15, 2019 09:51AM) (new)

Sherry Walters | 2 comments Cozy Mysteries Winter Challenge
Duration: 21/12/18 to 19/3/19
4/6
W
R The Roommate's Baby - Penny Wylder - 1/2/19
E Filigrees, Fortunes and Foul Play - Emily Selby - 1/6/19
A
T Truly Madly Guilty - Liane Moriarty - 1/7/19
H Hunt for Evil - Amy Jarecki - 1/15/19


message 23: by Troll (new)

Troll Girl | 32 comments S
T - Town in a Strawberry Swirl (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #5) by B.B. Haywood
(Completed:
A
R


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