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message 1: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Jan 24, 2019 09:44AM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19589 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,” “a” 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 [deleted user] (last edited Mar 13, 2019 04:08AM) (new)

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

S: (S)wamp Spook. 2/1.
T: (T)rouble in Mudbug. 2/20.
A: (A)dventures of a Vegan Vamp. 2/2.
R: (R)eel of Fortune. 1/31.
Swamp Spook (Miss Fortune Mystery, #13) by Jana Deleon Trouble in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law, #1) by Jana Deleon Adventures of a Vegan Vamp (Vegan Vamp, #1) by Cate Lawley Reel of Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery #12) by Jana Deleon
P: Dial P For (P)oison. 2/23.
E: Murder on New Year's (E)ve. 2/5.
A: (A)siago and the Accomplice. 2/28.
C: Forever (C)harmed. 1/3.
E: Green with (E)nvy: A Heather’s Forge Cozy Mystery. 2/25.
Dial P For Poison (Movie Club Mysteries, #1) by Zara Keane Murder on New Year's Eve (Ridgeway Rescue Mystery #1) by P. Creeden Asiago and the Accomplice (Whine & Cheese Mystery #1) by Judy Volhart Forever Charmed (Halloween Laveau, #1) by Rose Pressey Green with Envy A Heather’s Forge Cozy Mystery by N.L. Cameron
L: (L)ater Gator. 1/27.
O: (O)rganized for Homicide. 12/26.
V: (V)angie Vale & the Murdered Macaron. 2/4.
E: A Dead (E)nd. 3/9.
Later Gator (Miss Fortune Mystery #9) by Jana Deleon Organized for Homicide (Organized, #2) by Ritter Ames Vangie Vale & the Murdered Macaron (The Matchbaker Mysteries, #1) by R.L. Syme A Dead End (Saints & Strangers, #1) by Keeley Bates
C: (C)hange of Fortune. 1/30.
O: (O)rganized for Scheduled Sabotage. 12/27.
O: (O)rganized for Masked Motives. 12/27.
K: (K)iller Climate. 12/25.
I: (I)rreparable Harm. 2/23.
E: Dead (E)ye. 3/13.
S: Graveyard (S)hift. 3/4.
Change of Fortune (Miss Fortune Mystery, #11) by Jana Deleon 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 Irreparable Harm (Sasha McCandless, #1) by Melissa F. Miller Dead Eye (Tiger's Eye Mystery, #1) by Alyssa Day Graveyard Shift (Lana Harvey, Reapers Inc., #1) by Angela Roquet


message 3: by Brenda (last edited Feb 12, 2019 04:06PM) (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments Cozy Mysteries Winter Challenge
Duration: 21/12/18 to 19/3/19
18/18


C - Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion 5s 29/12/18
A - Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett 5s 2/1/19
N - NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson 5s 24/1/19
D - When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie 5s 31/12/18
Y - The Corpse at the Carnival by Grace York 5s 9/1/19

C - The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain 4s 21/12/18
A - Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney 4s 13/1/19
N - Saving You by Charlotte Nash 5s 14/1/19
E - The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines by Tara Ellis 5s 28/12/18

Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter #7) by Rachel Amphlett NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie The Corpse at the Carnival (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #3) by Grace York The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 1) by James J. Cudney Saving You by Charlotte Nash The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines (Samantha Wolf Mysteries #2) by Tara Ellis

C - A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen 5s 3/1/19
H - Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum by Heather Haven 3.5s 25/12/18
R - A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 4s 6/1/19
I - A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn 3s 10/1/19
S - Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston 5s 13/2/19
T - The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner 5s 23/12/18
M - Mad Men, Bad Girls by Maggie Groff 5s 27/12/18
A - Airport Christmas by Judy Moore 4s 23/12/18
S - The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5s 8/2/19

A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum (Persephone Cole Vintage Mystery, #2) by Heather Haven A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner Mad Men, Bad Girls by Maggie Groff Airport Christmas (Christmas Interrupted Book 1) by Judy Moore The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan


message 4: by Pat (last edited Feb 18, 2019 11:17AM) (new)

Pat Cray-Hollis | 66 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.

V-A Valentine's Mystery by Kathi Daley 02/05/19
A-Assault and Buttery by Kristi Abbott 02/09/19
L-Live and Let Pie by Ellie Alexander 01/30/19
E- E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton 02/14/19
N-NYPD Red 3 by James Patterson 2/10/19
T-Trouble Is Brewing by Ellie Alexander 2/10/19
I-Inherit the Wool by Betty Hechtman 02/08/19
N-NYPD Red 4 by James Patterson 02/14/19
E-Eggs in Ice by Laura Childs 02/09/19
S-Silence of the Lamb's Wool by Betty Hechtman 02/08/19

D-Death by Pumpkin Spice by Alex Erickson 01/25/19
A-Address to Die For by Mary Feliz 02/14/19
Y-Y is for yesterday by Sue Grafton 02/14/19

I think I will try CUPID next. I am reading Sue Grafton books. I have never read her before.

C- C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton 02/15/19
U- U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton 02/18/19
P- P is for Peril by Sue Grafton 02/16/19
I- I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton 02/16/19
D-D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton 02/16/19

I am done.


message 6: by Julesy (last edited Feb 17, 2019 02:15PM) (new)

Julesy | 1337 comments 2018-2019 Winter Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2019


Updated: Feb. 17

Progress: 4/6
C - Murder on New Year's Eve by P. (C)reeden - Dec. 31
A - Mele Kalikimaka Murder by (A)imee Gilchrist - Jan. 20
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: 5/6
I - (I)ced Inn: A Gray Whale Inn Short Story by Karen MacInerney - Feb. 17
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 - Jan. 28
L - Damaged by (L)isa Scottoline - Jan. 14
E - Cocoa by (E)llen Miles - Jan. 12


message 7: by Lindy-Lane (last edited Feb 09, 2019 06:44AM) (new)

Lindy-Lane (moonbacklit) | 73 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 = 4/16
(view spoiler)


message 8: by Meg (last edited Mar 18, 2019 07:27PM) (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1878 comments Winter Spell-Out
Dec 21, 2018 to March 19, 2019

A - Amanda M Lee - Witch, Interrupted
D - Kathi Daley - Finding Courage
V - T. Sue VerSteeg - Killer Closet Case
E - Barbara Early - Death of a Toy Soldier
N - Leslie Nagel - The Antique House Murders
T - Wendy Tyson - Seeds of Revenge

Witch, Interrupted (Wicked Witches of the Midwest, #13) by Amanda M. Lee Finding Courage (Rescue Alaska Mystery #3) by Kathi Daley Killer Closet Case (Danger Cove, #6) by Elizabeth Ashby Death of a Toy Soldier (Vintage Toyshop Mystery, #1) by Barbara Early The Antique House Murders (Oakwood Mystery #2) by Leslie Nagel Seeds of Revenge (A Greenhouse Mystery, #3) by Wendy Tyson

C - Cheryl Hollon - Pane and Suffering
A - Alice K. Boatwright - Under an English Heaven
N - Nancy Warren - Ultimate Concealer
D - Diane Kelly - Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure
L - Larissa Reinhart - 15 Minutes
E - J.C. Eaton - A Riesling to Die

Pane and Suffering (A Webb's Glass Shop Mystery, #1) by Cheryl Hollon Under an English Heaven (Ellie Kent Mystery #1) by Alice K. Boatwright Ultimate Concealer (Toni Diamond Mysteries) by Nancy Warren Death, Taxes, and a French Manicure (Tara Holloway, #1) by Diane Kelly 15 Minutes (A Maizie Albright Star Detective Mystery, #1) by Larissa Reinhart A Riesling to Die (The Wine Trail Mysteries #1) by J.C. Eaton

S - Sara Rosett - Death in the English Countryside
N - Nancy Naigle - Fit To Be Tied
O - Tricia O'Malley - Tequila for Two
W - Jane Willan - The Shadow of Death

Death in the English Countryside (Murder on Location #1) by Sara Rosett Fit To Be Tied (Granny #2) by Kelsey Browning Tequila for Two (Althea Rose Mystery, #2) by Tricia O'Malley The Shadow of Death (Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mystery #1) by Jane Willan

A - Sparkle Abbey - Barking with the Stars
N - Noreen Wald - The Luck of the Ghostwriter
G - Gin Jones - Tree of Life and Death
E - Erin McCarthy - Gone With The Ghost
L - Laura Durham - Review To A Kill

Barking with the Stars (The Pampered Pets Mysteries Book 9) by Sparkle Abbey The Luck of the Ghostwriter (A Jake O'Hara Mystery Book 2) by Noreen Wald Tree of Life and Death (Danger Cove, #7) by Elizabeth Ashby Gone With The Ghost (Murder by Design, #1) by Erin McCarthy Review To A Kill (Annabelle Archer, #4) by Laura Durham

L - Laurie Cass - Tailing a Tabby
O - Diana Orgain - A First Date with Death
V - Vivian Conroy - Death Plays a Part
E - K. J. Emrick - Death at the Wheel

Tailing a Tabby (A Bookmobile Cat Mystery, #2) by Laurie Cass A First Date with Death (A Love Or Money Mystery #1) by Diana Orgain Death Plays a Part (Cornish Castle Mystery #1) by Vivian Conroy Death at the Wheel (Darcy Sweet, #12) by K.J. Emrick


message 9: by Becky (last edited Mar 07, 2019 11:00AM) (new)

Becky | 228 comments Duration: 12-21-18 through 3-19-19

E - Ellen CrosbyThe Merlot Murders: A Wine Country Mysterycompleted 1-7-19
G-Graeme Simsion The Rosie Projectcompleted 1-10
G- Genova, Lisa Left Neglected completed 1-17
N-Needful Thingsby Stephen King completed 1-2-19
O- Oates, Joyce Carol I Lock My Door Upon Myselfcompleted 2-16-19
G - Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald completed 1-28-19

C- Carrie FisherWishful Drinkingcompleted 12-22-18
U-Under My Skinby Lisa Unger completed 1-4-19
P-Phillips, Gin Fierce Kingdom completed 3-7
I-If You've Got It, Haunt Itby Rose Presseycompleted 3-4-19
D-Draculaby Bram Stoker completed 1-26


message 10: by Elizabeth (last edited Feb 18, 2019 06:51AM) (new)

Elizabeth Williams (carsinger) | 46 comments Merry Christmas to all my fellow readers! Looking forward to another Winter reading challenge.

S - Snow Place to Die by Mary Daheim Jan 26/19
A -
N - A Nancy Drew Christmas - Carolyn Keene - Jan 1/19
T - Thunder Bay City's True Murder Investigations 1882 to 2014 by Kim Casey Feb 3/19
A -

S - An Unwanted Guest byShari Lapena Jan 19/19
N
O
W
F - Death of a Blue Blood - Jessica Fletcher Dec 29/18
L
A
K - Kate Carlisle - Deck the Hallways Dec 23/18
E - Ellery Adams - Murder in the Locked LibraryFeb 17/19

C
A - An Anonymous Girl - Greer HendricksFeb 16/19
N
D - Death of an English Muffin by Victoria Hamilton Feb 3/19
L
E

Death of a Blue Blood (Murder She Wrote, #42) by Jessica Fletcher A Nancy Drew Christmas (Nancy Drew Diaries, #18) by Carolyn Keene Deck the Hallways (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #4) by Kate Carlisle An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena Snow Place to Die (Bed-and-Breakfast, #13) by Mary Daheim Death of an English Muffin (Merry Muffin Mystery, #3) by Victoria Hamilton Thunder Bay City's True Murder Investigations 1882 to 2014 by Kim Casey Murder in the Locked Library (Book Retreat Mysteries, #4) by Ellery Adams An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks


message 11: by JennH (last edited Feb 28, 2019 01:53PM) (new)

JennH | 744 comments 2018-2019 Winter Challenge
Dec 21, 2018 - Mar 19, 2019

✔N - Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 2/20/19
✔E - Eggs on Ice by Laura Childs 12/31/18
✔W - Wool by Hugh Howey 2/1/19

Y
✔E - Caught Bread Handed by Ellie Alexander 2/12/19
✔A - Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney 1/21/19
✔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

✔S - Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas 2/4/19
N
O
✔W - Well Read Then Dead by Terry Farley Moran 2/21/19

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 Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Wool (Silo, #1) by Hugh Howey Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas Caught Bread Handed (A Bakeshop Mystery, #4) by Ellie Alexander Neverwhere (London Below, #1) by Neil Gaiman Well Read, Then Dead (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery, #1) by Terrie Farley Moran


message 12: by Trish (last edited Feb 25, 2019 06:51AM) (new)

Trish (trishhartuk) | 287 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 = Digging In, Loretta {N}yhan - 31/01/19
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 = My Brilliant Friend, {E}lena Ferrante - 24/01/19
G = The {G}host and the Bogus Bestseller, Cleo Coyle - 15/01/18
G = Morning Glory Circle, Pamela {G}randstaff - 17/01/18
N = Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch, {N}ancy Atherton
O = {O}wls Well That Ends Well, Donna Andrews - 04/02/19
G = A Fatal Winter, {G}M Malliet - 23/01/19

And I realise I've managed to sneak in a quick WREATH

W = Jimmy The Kid, Donald E {W}estlake ¬ 29/01/19
R = Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK {R}owling – 09/02/19
E = Reading Up a Storm, {E}va Gates – 17/02/19
A = {A}ll's Well That Ends Well, William Shakespeare – 05/02/19
T = {T}o All the Boys I've Loved Before, Jenny Han – 13/02/19
H = Blood, Sweets and Tears, H Y {H}anna - 04/01/19


message 13: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7471 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 Jan 21, 2019 02:07PM) (new)

Randi | 39 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 Mar 19, 2019 08:54PM) (new)

Shala | 30 comments I'm going to try this. I'll try one word to start out with and see where it goes.

A The Cater Street Hangman by Anne Perry
N The Nightingale/Kristin Hannah 1/20/2019
G
E Evergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners/Gretchen Anthony 1/6/2019
L Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers Who Helped Win World War II by Liza Mundy


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

Marisa (moretta) | 3881 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 Mar 24, 2019 09:53AM) (new)

Tonya De Lige | 171 comments 2019 will be my year to finish ALL (or at least ONE) of my reading challenges...NO EXCUSES!!

2018-2019 Winter Challenge

6/6 Finished

W- (W)ell Read, Then Dead by Terrie Moran-finished 03/05/19
I-(I)f Mashed Potatoes Could Dance by Paige Shelton-finished 02/03/19
N-Kale to the Queen by (N)ell Hampton-finished 1/11/19
T- (T)ruffled to Death by Kathy Aarons-finished 03/24/19
E-Look Alive Twenty-Five by Janet (E)vanovich)-finished 01/05/19
R- Steamed Open by Barbara (R)oss-finished 01/16/19

Well Read, Then Dead (A Read 'Em and Eat Mystery, #1) by Terrie Farley Moran If Mashed Potatoes Could Dance (Gram’s Country Cooking School Mystery, #2) by Paige Shelton Kale to the Queen (A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery #1) by Nell Hampton Truffled to Death by Kathy Aarons 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 Jan 20, 2019 07:51PM) (new)


message 19: by Laura (last edited Jan 25, 2019 10:26AM) (new)

Laura (dogsmomlaura) | 7 comments I want to play! I will probably forget to check in, but let~s give this a try. My idea of winter fun!

Finding O books will be my challenge!


message 20: by Laura (last edited Mar 23, 2019 09:39AM) (new)

Laura (dogsmomlaura) | 7 comments C ~ Convalescent Corpse by Nicola Slade
O ~ Orr, Elaine 's Final Cycle (Logland, #2)
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 ~ Of Ash and Spirit by D.G. Swank
W ~ Weird Wedding at Wonky Inn (by Wycherley)
F ~ Freeburn Christina `s Not A Creature Was Stirring
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 ~ Tony Steuer's Get Ready!: A Step-by-Step Planner for Maintaining Your Financial First Aid Kit

h ~ Hill, Janet`s Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess
u ~ Uk Bae Lee`s When Winter Comes to the DMZ
m ~ Murder of Ravens by Paty Jager
b ~ Burns, V.M. ~ The Novel Art of Murder by V.M. Burns
u ~ the Utgarda Series
g ~ Gun also Rises by Sherry Harris


S~ The Saint Paddy's Promise: A Cozy Mystery by Kathi Daley

T~ Tierney-Bedord , Holly 's The Woman America Loves a Latte

A~ After You've Gone (Austin Starr Mysteries #3) by Kay Kendall

R~ Restaurant Weeks Are Murder (A Poppy McAllister Mystery #3) by Libby Klein


Extras for which I had no letters:

Broken Bone China (A Tea Shop Mystery #20) by Laura Childs

Dark & Fluffy: Volume II by Janet Stock

Final Exam by Carol J Perry

The Ghostly Father by Sue Barnard

Harper (A Hathaway Sister Mystery) by Kathi Daley

Herbs and Homicide by Astoria Wright

Jay Jay by Sue Wickstead

A Look At Sheboygan County by Michael S. Knuth

The Morning Mind:... by Rob Carter III, Kirti Salwe Carter

Must Love Music by Melissa Storm

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia

Not-So-Brave Penguin by Steve Smallman

Pinot Red or Dead? (The Wine Trail Mysteries #3)
by J.C. Eaton

The Plunge by Nancy G West

Swinging Through Life:... by Renee Conoulty


https://www.goodreads.com/review/list...


message 21: by Michelle (last edited Mar 10, 2019 05:01PM) (new)

Michelle Munger | 110 comments I will give it a go...

S - Seances Are For Suckers by Tamara Berry Finished 1/5/19
C - Bones Behind the Wheels by E.J. Copperman Finished 1/21/19
A - Death by Committee by Alexis Morgan Finished 3/3/19
R - Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts Finished 1/22/19
F - Murder at Redwood Cove by Janet Finsilver Finished 1/1/19
Séances are for Suckers (Eleanor Wilde Mystery #1) by Tamara Berry Bones Behind the Wheel A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery (Haunted Guesthouse Mysteries) 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 Finished 1/14/19
C - Chime and Punishment by Julianne Holmes Finished 12/31/18
O - The Bad Break by Jill Orr Finished 1/14/19
A - The Skeleton in the Closet by Angie FoxFinished 2/2/19

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 The Skeleton in the Closet (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #2) by Angie Fox

S - Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan Finished 1/8/19
T - Tandem Demise by Duffy Brown Finished 3/10/19
A - Southern Spirits by Angie Fox Finished 1/30/19
R - Devil May Ride by Wendy Roberts Finished 3/6/19

Scrapbook of Secrets by Mollie Cox Bryan Tandem Demise (A Cycle Path Mystery, #3) by Duffy Brown Southern Spirits (Southern Ghost Hunter Mysteries, #1) by Angie Fox Devil May Ride (A Ghost Dusters Mystery, #2) by Wendy Roberts


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 | 34 comments S
T - Town in a Strawberry Swirl (A Candy Holliday Mystery, #5) by B.B. Haywood
(Completed:
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message 24: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Munger | 110 comments Question...I realize the words THE, AND, AN do not count what about A as in the title of A Wrench in the Works by Kate Carlisle?


message 25: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19589 comments Mod
According to AP styling (the go-to source for editing), “a” would also not be used.


message 26: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Munger | 110 comments Thank you Heather, I kind of thought so, but wanted to check!


message 27: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments All done :)

Cozy Mysteries Winter Challenge
Duration: 21/12/18 to 19/3/19
18/18


C - Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion 5s 29/12/18
A - Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett 5s 2/1/19
N - NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson 5s 24/1/19
D - When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie 5s 31/12/18
Y - The Corpse at the Carnival by Grace York 5s 9/1/19

C - The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain 4s 21/12/18
A - Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney 4s 13/1/19
N - Saving You by Charlotte Nash 5s 14/1/19
E - The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines by Tara Ellis 5s 28/12/18

Leaving Ocean Road by Esther Campion Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter #7) by Rachel Amphlett NYPD Red 5 by James Patterson When Shadows Fall by Kaye Dobbie The Corpse at the Carnival (Getaway Bay Cozy Mystery Series #3) by Grace York The Good Father by Diane Chamberlain Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries Book 1) by James J. Cudney Saving You by Charlotte Nash The Secret of Camp Whispering Pines (Samantha Wolf Mysteries #2) by Tara Ellis

C - A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen 5s 3/1/19
H - Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum by Heather Haven 3.5s 25/12/18
R - A Rule Against Murder by Louise Penny 4s 6/1/19
I - A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn 3s 10/1/19
S - Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston 5s 13/2/19
T - The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner 5s 23/12/18
M - Mad Men, Bad Girls by Maggie Groff 5s 27/12/18
A - Airport Christmas by Judy Moore 4s 23/12/18
S - The Scholar by Dervla McTiernan 5s 8/2/19

A Brahminy Sunrise by Maggie Christensen Persephone Cole and the Christmas Killings Conundrum (Persephone Cole Vintage Mystery, #2) by Heather Haven A Rule Against Murder (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #4) by Louise Penny A Perfect Square by Isobel Blackthorn Sweet Bitter Cane by G.S. Johnston The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers by Kerri Turner Mad Men, Bad Girls by Maggie Groff Airport Christmas (Christmas Interrupted Book 1) by Judy Moore The Scholar (Cormac Reilly, #2) by Dervla McTiernan


message 28: by Rhonda (last edited Mar 08, 2019 12:16AM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 557 comments I thought I had signed up for this challenge but I guess I hadn't.
Here it is.

G = The Girl Who Came Home - Hazel Gaynor
R - Red Chrysthanthemum - Laura Joh Rowland
O - Oath of Office - Michael Palmer
U - Under your Skin - Sabine Durrant
N - NYPD Red 2 - James Patterson
D - Don't Look Back - Karen Fossum
H - Hooking for Trouble - Betty Hechtman
O - Overkilt - Kaitlyn Dunnett
G - The Godfather - Mario Puzo

M - Murder Under the Tree - Short Stories
I - Ink and Bone - Rachel Caine
T - The Tale of Hobby How - Susan Wittig Albert
T - Termination Dust - Sue Henry
E - Extreme Indifference - Stephanie Kane
N - The Novel Art of Murder - V. M. Burns
S = A Second Chance at Murder - Diana Orgain


message 29: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3881 comments Mod
Congrats, Brenda!


message 30: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments Thanks Marisa :)


message 31: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1878 comments congrats, Brenda!


message 32: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments Thanks Meg :)


message 33: by Becky (new)

Becky | 228 comments message 9 updated & completed just in the nick of time


message 34: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 557 comments Hi, I am 28 and I completed challenge


message 35: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3881 comments Mod
Congrats, Becky! Congrats, Rhonda!


message 36: by Michelle (new)

Michelle Munger | 110 comments I have finished my challenge. Message #21.


message 37: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3881 comments Mod
Congrats, Michelle!


message 38: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1878 comments Finished! Ready for Spring!


message 39: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1878 comments Congrats, Becky, Rhonda and Michelle 😊


message 40: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments Well done Meg and all other finishers!


message 41: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7471 comments Finished up just under the wire. Not to bad if I do say so myself considering for the most part I had one of every letter to work with.

B - B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton 1/5/19
O - O is for Outlaw by Sue Grafton 2/11/19
X - X by Sue Grafton 3/14/19
I - If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey 1/1/19
N - N Is For Noose by Sue Grafton 2/8/19
G - "G" is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton 1/18/19


B is for Burglar by Sue Grafton O is for Outlaw (Kinsey Millhone, #15) by Sue Grafton X (Kinsey Millhone, #24) by Sue Grafton If You've Got It, Haunt It (A Haunted Vintage Mystery #1) by Rose Pressey N Is For Noose (Kinsey Millhone, #14) by Sue Grafton "G" is for Gumshoe (Kinsey Millhone, #7) by Sue Grafton


C - C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton 1/8/19
H - H is for Homicide by Sue Grafton 1/21/19
R - R is for Ricochet by Sue Grafton 2/20/19
I - I is for Innocent by Sue Grafton 1/24/19
S - S is for Silence by Sue Grafton 2/23/19
T - T is for Trespass by Sue Grafton 2/27/19
M - M is for Malice by Sue Grafton 2/5/19
A - Death and Daisies by Amanda Flower 12/28/18
S - Q is for Quarry by Sue Grafton 2/17/19


C is for Corpse (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton H is for Homicide (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton R is for Ricochet (Kinsey Millhone, #18) by Sue Grafton I is for Innocent (Kinsey Millhone, #9) by Sue Grafton S is for Silence (Kinsey Millhone, #19) by Sue Grafton T is for Trespass (Kinsey Millhone, #20) by Sue Grafton M is for Malice (Kinsey Millhone, #13) by Sue Grafton Death and Daisies (A Magic Garden Mystery #2) by Amanda Flower Q is for Quarry (Kinsey Millhone, #17) by Sue Grafton


G - D Is For Deadbeat by Sue Grafton 1/10/19
U - U is for Undertow 3/2/19
Y - Y is for Yesterday Sue Grafton 3/18/19

F - F is for Fugitive by Sue Grafton 1/15/19
A - A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton 1/3/19
W - W is for Wasted by Sue Grafton 3/10/19
K - K is for Killer by Sue Grafton 1/30/19
E - E is for Evidence by Sue Grafton 1/12/19
S - V is for Vengeance by Sue Grafton 3/6/19


D Is For Deadbeat (Kinsey Millhone, #4) by Sue Grafton U is for Undertow (Kinsey Millhone, #21) by Sue Grafton Y is for Yesterday (Kinsey Millhone, #25) by Sue Grafton F is for Fugitive (Kinsey Millhone, #6) by Sue Grafton A is for Alibi (Kinsey Millhone, #1) by Sue Grafton W is for Wasted (Kinsey Millhone, #23) by Sue Grafton K is for Killer (Kinsey Millhone, #11) by Sue Grafton E is for Evidence (Kinsey Millhone Mystery) by Sue Grafton V is for Vengeance (Kinsey Millhone, #22) by Sue Grafton


S - "J" is for Judgment by Sue Grafton 1/27/19
T - This Old Homicide by Kate Carlisle 2/22/19
A - Academic Curveball by James J. Cudney 1/23/19
R - Here Today, Gone Tamale by Rebecca Adler 2/21/19


"J" is for Judgment by Sue Grafton This Old Homicide (A Fixer-Upper Mystery, #2) by Kate Carlisle Academic Curveball (Braxton Campus Mysteries #1) by James J. Cudney Here Today, Gone Tamale (A Taste of Texas Mystery #1) by Rebecca Adler


P - P is for Peril by Sue Grafton 2/14/19
E - Flamingo Fatale by Jimmie Ruth Evans 3/10/19
A - Thread Reckoning by Amanda Lee 2/7/19
C - A Christmas Message by Anne Perry 12/25/18
E - An Uninvited Ghost by E.J. Copperman 2/28/19


P is for Peril (Kinsey Millhone, #16) by Sue Grafton Flamingo Fatale (Trailer Park Mystery #1) by Jimmie Ruth Evans Thread Reckoning (An Embroidery Mystery, #3) by Amanda Lee A Christmas Message by Anne Perry An Uninvited Ghost (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #2) by E.J. Copperman



message 42: by Meg (new)

Meg (makeli2) | 1878 comments Congrats, Linda, and all who played, and finishers! See you all in the Spring Challenge.

P. S. Thanks, Brenda!


message 43: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 3182 comments Congratulations Linda!!! You're welcome Meg :)


message 44: by Shala (new)

Shala | 30 comments Didn't quite make it. 4/5 completed


message 45: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3881 comments Mod
Congrats, Linda! Shala, you have done it quite well!


message 46: by Nell (last edited Mar 22, 2019 03:45AM) (new)


message 47: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (last edited Mar 21, 2019 05:28PM) (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 19589 comments Mod
Nell, I ended up with the same word! My books are here:

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 48: by Laura (new)

Laura (dogsmomlaura) | 7 comments Thank you for this challenge. It gave me a wonderful focus for those long winter months.


message 49: by Julesy (new)

Julesy | 1337 comments Congratulations to those who've finished. I failed to complete even one word but winter generally is not a good reading time for me (too much men's college basketball watching). 😜


message 50: by Tonya (new)

Tonya De Lige | 171 comments A little late but finally finished!!! On to the Spring challenge!!


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