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message 1: by Moderators of NBRC, Challenger-in-Chief (last edited Apr 04, 2016 07:11AM) (new)

Moderators of NBRC | 30836 comments Mod
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Link to online interactive version with word list

Duration: One year from start date.

Rules:
Step 1: Find a word in the word search puzzle above. To use the interactive word find puzzle, follow the link above. To highlight words, use your mouse to click on the first letter, and then on the last letter of the word.
Step 2: For each word found, read a book with that word in the title. You may use singular or plural versions of the word. The word may be contained as a subset of a larger word (e.g. Deal for The Death Dealer or Rebellion for Rebel Wing) or a different tense of the root word (Drowning for Drowned Wednesday).
Hint: The hidden words are more common in Mystery books - but any genre may be used for this challenge.

Levels:
description Nosy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books
description Private Investigator - 6 to 10 books
description Junior Detective - 11 to 15 books
description Senior Detective - 16 to 20 books
description Chief Inspector - 21+ books

Example:
Reflection - Reflection (Whitney Steel, #1) by Kim Cresswell Reflection
Agency - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Dirk Gently #1) by Douglas Adams Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
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message 2: by RachelvlehcaR (last edited Dec 27, 2015 11:04PM) (new)

RachelvlehcaR (charminggirl) | 4364 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Start Date:
2/1/15
End Date: 2/1/16
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books

Books: 33/21+

Level 1: Nosy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books
1. Front: Storm Front by Jim Butcher Date Read: 2/3/15
2. Dark(ness): The Snow and The Darkness by Matthew Warren Wilson Date Read: 2/8/15
3. Head(er): Header by Edward Lee Date Read: 2/14/15
4. Dead: Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira Date Read: 2/15/15
5. Death: Death's Servant by C.J. Ellisson Date Read: 2/16/15

Level 2: Private Investigator - 6 to 10 books
6. Demon: Sherlock's Demon by Simon Clark Date Read: 2/16/15
7. Black(smith): Astrid, The Dragonslayer's Blacksmith: a mini novel by Resa Nelson Date Read: 2/16/15
8. Dog: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon Date Read: 2/23/15
9. Time: The Time Machine by H.G. Wells Date Read: 3/1/15
10. Bullet(s): Love & Bullets by Percival Constantine Date Read: 3/10/15

Level 3: Junior Detective - 11 to 15 books
11. Heart: Heartsick by Chelsea Cain Date Read: 3/11/15
12. House: Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Date Read: 3/21/15
13. Die(s): John Dies at the End by David Wong Date Read: 3/21/15
14. Twisted: Twisted Linen by C.W. Cook Date Read: 3/28/15
15. Red: Red Dragon by Thomas Harris Date Read: 3/30/15

Level 4: Senior Detective - 16 to 20 books
16. Country: Jane Austen's Country Life: Uncovering the rural backdrop to her life, her letters and her novels by Deirdre Le Faye Date Read: 4/4/15
17. First: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North Date Read: 4/5/15
18. Murder(er): Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind Date Read: 4/6/15
19. Stranger(s): Strangers by Michaelbrent Collings Date Read: 4/9/15
20. Secret(s): Coconut Beauty Secrets: 31 Amazing Homemade Coconut Oil Beauty Treatments For Fabulous Skin And Hair (With Bonus Chapter!) by Dee Wallace Date Read: 4/26/15

Level 5: Chief Inspector - 21+ books
21. Detective: The Drifter Detective by Garnett Elliott Date Read: 4/27/15
22. (Lone)ly: Lone Cypress by Laura K. Cowan Date Read: 4/28/15
23. Killer: The Killer by Jack Elgos Date Read: 4/29/15
24. Box: Bunnicula In-a-Box by James Howe Date Read: 5/3/15
25. Man: The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway Date Read: 5/12/15
26. Agency (Agent): Agent with a History by Guy S. Stanton III Date Read: 5/16/15
27. Last: Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind by Gavin Edwards Date Read: 5/24/15
28. Fast: Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, Reversing Disease, and Lifelong Health by Joel Fuhrman Date Read: 7/26/15
29. Ghostly: The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde Date Read: 9/8/15
30. Love: The Dark Worlds of H.P. Lovecraft, Vol 1 by H.P. Lovecraft Date Read: 9/10/15
31. Takes : Taken by the T-Rex by Christie Sims Date Read: 9/22/15
32. Fall: Zombie Fallout by Mark Tufo Date Read: 10/15/15
33. Blue: Blonde Hair, Blue Eyes by Karin Slaughter Date Read: 11/17/15
34.


message 3: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the Challenge Rachel!


message 4: by Shauna (last edited Feb 14, 2015 08:17AM) (new)

Shauna Fun! I'm in!

Starting with Level 1

Dead: Candy Apple Dead by Sammi Carter (02/04/15)
Death: Brush With Death: An Art Lover's Mystery by Hailey Lind (02/09/15)
Heart: Broken Heart Syndrome by Susie Tate (02/14/15)
Secret: The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy by Julia Quinn (02/02/15)
Wedded: A Wedding in Valentine by Emma Cane (02/12/15)


message 5: by Joi (new)

Joi | 663 comments I'm in.! I'm going to work my way up, and end up where I end up.

Level 1
1.


message 6: by Diane T. (last edited May 23, 2015 12:00PM) (new)

Diane T. (tickledpink49) | 121 comments Count me in. It sounds like a lot of fun :)


NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
02/01/15 - 01/31/16
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books
Books Read/Words Found: 15


1. Sin: Forgotten Sins by Rebecca Zanetti 02/09/15
2. Death: Death on the Ocean by Martha Fischer 03/02/15
3. Fall: When the Ashes Fall by Jacqueline Druga 03/04/15
4. Secret: Strangclyf Secret by Mary McCall 03/05/15
5. Last: The Last Call by George Wier 03/06/15
6. Stranger: Don't Be A Stranger by A.R. Winters 03/13/15
7. Die: Die Trying by Lee Child 03/17/15
8. Dark: Dark Side of the Moon by KN Faulk 03/18/15
9. Ends: Pavement Ends: The Exodus: A Story of Family, Friends and Survival by Kurt Gepner 04/02/15
10. Dead: DEAD RAIN A Tale of the Zombie Apocalypse by Joe Augustyn 04/17/15
11. Head: Marrying the Marine: The Brides of Hilton Head Island by Sabrina Sims McAfee 04/25/15
12. Love: Love Is All You Need: A Sweet Romance Box Set by Lily Zante 04/29/15
13. Perfect: Perfect Pitch by Mindy Klasky 05/05/15
14. Things: I Have Three Things To Tell You My Friend. by R.M. DAmato 05/03/15
15. Time: A Train Through Time by Bess McBride 05/02/15
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.


agency
assassin
bad
bang
big
birdsong
bite
bitter
black
blue
bone
box
bullet
burn
case
causes
city
concrete
country
cries
damsel
dark
dead
death
demon
detective
die
dives
dog
dying
ends
enemy
evil
fade
fall
far
fast
find
first
flesh
front
get
ghostly
going
guy
harbour
head
heart
hostile
house
justice
killer
know
ladies
land
last
lies
lonely
love
man
moonlight
murder
never
noboby
nowhere
orchard
paradise
perfect
poison
red
reflections
roulette
secret
series
set
shadow
sign
sin
stranger
street
takes
tell
things
time
twisted
vigilante
walk
wedded
whiskey


message 7: by Nancy (new)

Nancy (nancyhelen) | 1469 comments I'm definitely in!

NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
Duration: 01 Feb 15 - 31 Jan 16
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books


Books Read:


message 8: by ♦Ashley♦ (last edited Jun 26, 2015 10:32AM) (new)

♦Ashley♦ | 1131 comments NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
02/01/15 - 01/31/16
Levels:
Nosy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books
♣Private Investigator - 6 to 10 books
Junior Detective - 11 to 15 books
Senior Detective - 16 to 20 books
Chief Inspector - 21+ books


1.Secret Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2/17/15
2.Love Lover Avenged 3/12/15
3.Dark The Darkest Evening of the Year 4/4/15
4.Heart Steelheart 4/12/15
5.City City of Bones 4/19/15
6. Fade Fading 6/23/15


message 9: by Jonquil (last edited Mar 29, 2015 10:57AM) (new)

Jonquil | 46 comments 02/01/15 - 01/31/16
Chief Inspector - 21+ books
8/21

1 fall All Fall Down 2/1 ★★★★
2 blue Provincetown Follies, Bangkok Blues 2/1 ★★★
3 one Every Boy's Got One 2/2 ★★★
4 had The Spy Who Totally Had a Crush on Me 2/1 ★★★
5 bone Magic to the Bone 2/9 ★★★
6 perfect Her Perfect Mate 2/8 ★★★★
7 red Red Delicious Death 2/9 ★★★
8 dead Dead Girls Don't Wear Diamonds 2/6 ★★★
9 god Playing God 2/5 ★★★
10 ghost Ghost Seer 2/19 ★★★
11 death Death Runs in the Family 2/19 ★★★★
12 time In the Middle of the Third Planet's Most Wonderful of Oceans: The Life and Times of a Hawaiian Tiki Bar 3/23 ★★★★
13 dead Dipped, Stripped, and Dead 2/18 ★★★
14 shadow Shadows on a Cape Cod Wedding (Antique Print, #6) 2/17 ★★★
15 dying Dying to Get Published 2/13 ★★
16 moon Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact 2/18 ★★
17 know Also Known As 2/23 ★★★★
18 murder Murder, Plain and Simple 2/24 ★★★★
19 love Loves Music, Loves to Dance 3/26 ★★
20 lies Fashion, Lies, and Murder 3/24 ★★★
21 guy A Girl, a Guy, and a Ghost 3/17 ★★
22 now How I Live Now 3/12 ★★★
23 let Don't Let Go 3/10 ★★★★


message 10: by Beth (last edited Feb 08, 2015 05:45PM) (new)

Beth Roberts | 36 comments I'm in but I'm not listing a level just yet. Since I have a year to do this in, I'm just going to read and see where I end up.

Duration: 02/01/15-01/31/16

1. bad: The Good, the Bad, and the Undead 02/05/15 ★★★


message 11: by Kay Kay (last edited Sep 05, 2016 07:56PM) (new)

Kay Kay | 1793 comments OK I will try I will go for chief inspector since I have all year

1. Bone Bone, Vol. 1: Out from Boneville by Jeff Smith
2. Death Without Company
3. Heart Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach
4. Secret The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery
5. Dead No Rest for the Dead
6. Love Love Letters to the Dead
7. Case The Crazy Case of Missing Thunder
8. Perfect Plain Perfect
9. Street The Cater Street Hangman
10. Black Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England
11. Lies Love Lies Bleeding
12. Last The Last Sin Eater
13. Man A Man Called Ove
14. Causes The Keeper of Lost Causes
15. set Go Set a Watchman
16. House Ape House
17. Red Death of a Red Heroine
18. Time Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time
19. First The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly: A Physician's First Year
20. Bullet The Bullet
21. Front Storm Front
22. assassin The Assassin's Blade
23. never Everything I Never Told You
24. Shadow In the Shadow of Blackbirds
25. Blue A Spool of Blue Thread
26. Nobody Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative

agency

bad
bang
big
birdsong
bite
bitter


box

burn


city
concrete
country
cries
damsel
dark


demon
detective
die
dives
dog
dying
ends
enemy
evil
fade
fall
far
fast
find

flesh

get
ghostly
going
guy
harbour
head

hostile

justice
killer
know
ladies
land


lonely


moonlight
murder


nowhere
orchard
paradise

poison

reflections
roulette

series


sign
sin
stranger

takes
tell
things

twisted
vigilante
walk
wedded
whiskey


message 12: by Laura (last edited Oct 07, 2015 03:16PM) (new)

Laura | 9707 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Feb 1-Feb 1/16
Level:
going to see how far I get!
✔1. blue--Sapphire blue--2/1/15
✔2. dead--The Outcast Dead--2/7/15
✔3.secret--The Secret Place--2/4/15
✔4.sin--Sinner--4/5/15
✔5. loveThe History of Love--3/19/15
✔6.one One for the Money--3/4/15
✔7. death Obsession in Death--3/3/15
✔8.tellMr. Kiss and Tell--2/21/15
✔9.stranger The Stranger You Seek--3/21/15
✔10. blackMy Life in Black and White--4/28/15
✔11.dogJunkyard Dogs--3/27/15
✔12. Half Bad--08/20/15
✔13.Beautiful Lies--07/18/15
14.



ilovebakedgoods (Teresa) (ilovebakedgoods) I'm in! I'm going for:

Level 1: Nosy Neighbour - 1 to 5 books (this level name made me snort, hehe), and I will work my way up levels if need be.

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.


message 14: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the Challenge Shauna, Joi, Diane, Nancy Helen, Ashley, Jonquil, Beth, Karrie and Laura!


message 15: by Camilla (last edited Jan 31, 2016 08:53PM) (new)

Camilla | 1850 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Start Date: 01 Feb 2015
End Date: 31 Jan 2016
Completed: 26/88


✔big Big Little Lies 15Jun
✔black Black Coffee 21Oct
✔box Heart-Shaped Box 16Jun
✔causes Unnatural Causes 13May
✔dark Dark Eden 17Feb
✔dead Twice Dead 16Jan
✔death Coroner's Journal: Stalking Death in Louisiana 24Jul
✔ends All's Well That Ends Well 13Jul
✔fall Decline and Fall 24Feb
✔find Hiking Through: Finding Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail 12Apr
✔first The First Person and Other Stories 22Aug
✔heart Sacred Hearts 17Feb
✔house Full House 17Jun
✔land Joyland 12Jul
✔last Last Sacrifice 03Apr
✔lies My Love Lies Bleeding 29May
✔man Nomansland 11Feb
✔moonlight Crimes by Moonlight 04Feb
✔murder A Murder Is Announced 30Oct
✔never We Never Talk about My Brother 14Feb
✔perfect Perfect Times: Special Edition 16Sep
✔red Direct Red: A Surgeon's Story 04Jul
✔shadow Shadow of the Hegemon 28Oct
✔stranger A Stranger North 14Jan
✔street 77 Shadow Street 02Feb
✔walk Run, Don't Walk: The Curious and Chaotic Life of a Physical Therapist Inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center 11Jun


message 16: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Camilla ☺


message 17: by Shelley (last edited Nov 02, 2015 12:23PM) (new)

Shelley | 6 comments I'm going to try this one!

I'll go for chief inspector.

January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015

Books read: 22

1. love - Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park 1/6
2. bone - City of Bones by Michael Connelly 1/13
3. secret - The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty 1/16
4. demon - For a Few Demons More by Kim Harrison 1/23
5. black - Black Lies by Alessandra Torre 1/25
6. bite - Frostbite by Richelle Mead 1/25
7. killer - K is for Killer by Sue Grafton 1/30
8. dead - Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors and Other True Cases by Ann Rule 2/3
9. nights - On a Night Like This by Barbara Freethy 2/11
10. fall - Worth the Fall by Claudia Connor 3/4
11. dying - Worth Dying For by Lee Child 4/23
12. shadow - Claimed By Shadow by Karen Chance 4/28
13. ends - The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman 5/6
14. - wedded - It Happened One Wedding by Julie James 6/9
15. - house - The Good House by Tananarive Due 6/22
16. - dark - Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts 7/16
17. - man - A Wanted Man by Lee Child 7/21
18. - perfect - A Perfect Blood by Kim Harrison 8/14
19. - never - Never Go Back by Lee Child 8/31
20. - time - The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl by Timothy Egan 9/16
21. - lies - Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain 9/21
22. - box - The Black Box by Michael Connelly 11/2


message 18: by Mary C (last edited Jul 31, 2015 12:37PM) (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4950 comments I'm in, with school it will probably take me forever to finish it but I'll see what I can do.

1/31/2015-1/30/2016

1: FALL (FELL): And Then She Fell-Stephanie Laurens 2/12/15
2: DOG(S): Junkyard Dogs 1/31/15
3: DARK: In a Dark House 5/9
4: SHADOW:Archangel's Shadows-7/31/15
5: DEAD: Silence for the Dead or Dracula the Un-Dead
6: DEATH: The Death Dealer 2/22/15
7: TELL: The Brutal Telling
8: BLACK:The Black Tower
9: KEEP: Keep a Little Secret
10: WHISKEY: Leaving Whiskey Bend
11: PERFECT: Perfect Timing
12: STREET: The Fleet Street Murders
13: HOUSE: The House at Riverton 1/3015
14: LAST: The Last Nude
15: BIG: The Big Both Ways
16: PARADISE: A Cold Day in Paradise-Steve Hamilton-2/17
17: Kill(er)Kiss Me, Kill Me and Other True Cases 5/16
18: HEART: American Heart Association Complete Guide to Women's Heart Health: The Go Red for Women Way to Well-Being & Vitality 4/11
19: LOVE(r): One Good Earl Deserves a Lover 3/10/15
20: Time(thyme):The Diva Runs Out of Thyme6/16/15
21: SECRETS:Weird New England: Your Travel Guide to New England's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets 6/13/15
22: Wedded (wedding): Wedding of the Season
Bitter
Agency
Enemy
First
Flesh
Going
Never
Burn
Lonely
Damsel
Find
Head
Die
Fade
Know
Walk
Lies
Time
Vigilant
Box
Roulette
Nowhere
Ladies
Detective
Share
Murder
Sign
Reflections
Set
Tube
Country
His
Hostile
Justice
Take
Blue


message 19: by Colleen (last edited Aug 14, 2015 06:38PM) (new)

Colleen (colls) | 114 comments NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
02/03/15 - 02/02/16
Level:
Chief Inspector - 21+ books

✔ 1. justice - Mint Juleps and Justice 02/05/2015
✔ 2. blue - Red Planet Blues 02/16/2015
✔ 3. dark - Dark Places 02/20/2015
✔ 4. dead - Dead Until Dark 02/22/2015
✔ 5. house - The Round House 02/26/2015
✔ 6. case - Case Histories 03/11/2015
✔ 7. death - Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital 03/12/2015
✔ 8. ghostly - Miramont's Ghost 04/03/2015
✔ 9. takes - Taken 04/07/2015
✔ 10. never - Everything I Never Told You 04/18/2015
✔ 11. city - The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America 04/25/2015
✔ 12. bone - Crossbones Yard 04/25/2015
✔ 13. harboured - Broken Harbour 04/27/2015
✔ 14. man - The Hangman's Daughter 04/30/2015
✔ 15. bad - Bad Luck and Trouble 05/02/2015
✔ 16. heart - The Girl with a Clock for a Heart 05/09/2015
✔ 17. agency - Blue Shoes and Happiness (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series) 05/21/2015
✔ 18. detective - The Good Husband of Zebra Drive (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series) 06/01/2015
✔ 19. things - The Book of Strange New Things 06/11/2015
✔ 20. red - Tigers in Red Weather 06/12/2015
✔ 21. time - A Moment in Time 06/22/2015
✔ 22. birdsong - The Good Lord Bird 06/25/2015
✔ 23. dog - The Dog Stars 07/07/2015
✔ 24. causes - The Keeper of Lost Causes 07/22/2015
✔ 25. stranger - Voyage of Strangers 08/01/2015
✔ 26. far - The Faraway Nearby 08/14/2015


message 20: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Shelley, Mary and Colleen!


message 21: by Rebecca NJ (last edited Feb 01, 2016 10:07AM) (new)

Rebecca NJ (njreader) | 1945 comments This looks like fun (too)!


Name: NBRC A Puzzling Mystery Challenge
Date: Feb 1, 2015- Jan. 31, 2016
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books
Complete: 22/88

bad - One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly, 4/25/15
bite - A Bit of Bite by Cynthia Eden, 11/3/15
black - Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman, 1/15/16
bone - Dragon Bones by Lisa See, 12/2/15
cries - You Better Not Cry: Stories for Christmas by Augusten Burroughs, 11/13/15
dark - Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones, 6/3/15
death - Bookmarked For Death by Lorna Barrett, 10/5/15
die - Kneading to Die by Liz Mugavero, 4/7/15
fall - All Fall Down by Ally Carter, 4/16/15
front - Home Front: A Novel by Kristin Hannah, 3/22/15
heart - Cross My Heart by Abigail Strom, 3/28/15
know - I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, 11/20/15
last - The Last Town by Blake Crouch, 7/12/15
lies - Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins, 10/8/15
love - Love Bats Last - Pamela Aares, 4/20/15
man - The Best Man by Kristan Higgins, 10/5/15
murder - Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck, 5/25/15
never - You're Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day, 10/4/15
secret - The Secret Place - Tana French, 7/17/15
street - Winter Street by Elin Hilderbrand, 2/23/15
tell - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman, 9/14/15
things - The Sweetest Thing by Jill Shalvis, 3/22/15


message 22: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Rebecca ☺


message 23: by Leelynn (last edited Mar 01, 2015 12:17AM) (new)

Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤ (miyukinightshade) | 45 comments I would like to work on this challenge, please. I will start from Level 1 and work my way up.

2/6/15 - 2/5/16
Complete: 1/39



Agency
Assassin
Birdsong
Bitter
Black
Blue
Bone
Box
Bullet
Country
Damsel
Death
Enemy
Going
Habroured
Justice
Killer
Ladies
Land
Lies
Lonely
Love Love Letters to the Dead 02/28/15
Man
Moonlight
Murder
Paradise
Poison
Reflections
Roulette
Secret
Series
Shadow
Sign
Stranger
Takes
Vigilante
Walk
Wedded
Whiskey


message 24: by Holli (last edited Jan 13, 2016 12:19AM) (new)

Holli | 397 comments NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
02/05/15 - 02/04/16
Level: floating; will see what I get to

1) Set: Two Year Novel Course: Set 1 2/11/15
2) Last: Last of the Breed 2/19/15
3) Man: The Man Within 2/21/15
4) First: Fast Fiction: A Guide to Outlining and Writing a First-Draft Novel in Thirty Days 8/13/15
5) Fast: Fast and Furious: Writing for Amazon and Kindle 3/7/15
6) Land: The Marvelous Land of Oz 5/28/15
7) Never: Back in the Fight: The Explosive Memoir of a Special Operator Who Never Gave Up 3/12/15
8) Red: Red Queen 3/18/15
9) Secret: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 4/6/15
10) Love: Fantasy Lover 4/14/15
11) Dog: Dog Days 4/24/15
12) Dark:
13) Die: Live and Let Die 1/13/16
14) Agency: Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron: The Junior Novel 4/30/15
15) Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the First, The Bad Beginning 5/5/15
16) Love: American Wife: A Memoir of Love, Service, Faith, and Renewal 5/9/15
17) Front: Storm Front 5/22/15
18) Red: The Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen 5/29/15
19) Death: Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General 6/29/15
20) Moonlight: Fool Moon 6/30/15
21) Man: Education of a Wandering Man 8/3/15
22) Hostile: The Hostile Hospital 8/4/15
23) Man: One Rough Man 8/10/15
24) Shadow: Shadow And Betrayal 8/12/15
25) Death: The Death Cure 8/15/15
26) Walk: Widow's Walk 8/18/15
27) Bite: Night Bites 8/21/15
28) Street: Demon Street Blues 8/24/15
29) Sign: The Callsign 8/31/15
30) First: First Draft in 30 Days: A Novel Writer's System for Building a Complete and Cohesive Manuscript 9/5/15
31) First: First Grave on the Right 9/7/15
32) Ends: The End 9/8/15
33) Bad: Bad Business 9/11/15
34) Assassin: The Assassin's Blade: The Throne of Glass Novellas 9/12/15
35) Ends: Where the Sidewalk Ends: The Poems and Drawings of Shel Silverstein 9/21/15
36) Death: Deathworld 9/29/15
37) Series: Writing the Fiction Series: The Complete Guide for Novels and Novellas 10/10/15
38) Time: Once Upon a Time Writer's Handbook 10/17/15
39) City: The Emerald City of Oz by L. Frank Baum (Illustrated) 10/29/15
40) Land: Sackett's Land: The Sacketts 11/6/15
41) Secret: Top Secret Twenty-one 11/17/15
42) Ends: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe 11/20/15
43) Man: The Man Called Noon 11/30/15
44) Dead: The Quick and the Dead 12/19/15
45) Man: The Tin Woodman of Oz 12/23/15
46) Ghostly: Ghost Writers in the Sky 1/9/16


message 25: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Leelynn and Holli!


message 26: by Annika (last edited Apr 08, 2015 06:30AM) (new)

Annika | 1744 comments A Puzzling Mystery
2015-02-08 to 2016-02-07
Level: Chief inspector 21+ books

1. Shadow Shadows in the Silence Feb 14th 2015
2. Blue: Succubus Blues Feb 14th 2015
3. Moonlight: Masked by Moonlight Feb 18th 2015
4. First: First Grave on the Right Feb 20th 2015
5. Bite: Magic Bites Feb 22nd 2015
6. Burn: Magic Burns Feb 24th 2015
7 Dead: Dead Girls Are Easy 2015-03-15
8 Bone: Bone Crossed 2015-03-24
9 Lies: Web of Lies 2015-03-29
10 Cries: Cry Wolf 2015-04-02


Sallie(GeorgiaGirl) (shuga) | 774 comments Level: Chief Inspector

agency
assassin
bad
bang
big
birdsong
bite
bitter
black
blue
bone
box
bullet
burn
case
causes
city
concrete
country
cries
damsel
dark
dead
death
demon
detective
die
dives
dog
dying
ends
enemy
evil
fade
fall
far
fast
find
first
flesh
front
get
ghostly
going
guy
harboured
head
heart
hostile
house
justice
killer
know
ladies
land
last
lies
lonely
love
man
moonlight
murder
never
noboby
nowhere
orchard
paradise
perfect
poison
red
reflections
roulette
secret
series
set
shadow
sign
stranger
street
takes
tell
things
time
twisted
vigilante
walk
wedded
whiskey


message 28: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Annika & Sallie ☺


message 29: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4950 comments Finally actually took a look at this after signing up. So I found like every word on the list. I'm just going to see how many I can get.

Actually got one in by accident now that I see the rules allow for different tenses.


message 30: by Mary C (new)

Mary C (marymaryalwayscontrary) | 4950 comments Can Ghost count for Ghostly?


message 31: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Mary: paperbackswap refuge wrote: "Can Ghost count for Ghostly?"
Sure, I'm pretty laid back with this one.


message 32: by Cait S (last edited Dec 21, 2015 03:00PM) (new)

Cait S | 2825 comments A Puzzling Mystery
Duration: February 13, 2015- February 13, 2016
Level: Chief Investigator
Progress: 32

Done! Completed on 12/21/2015

Bad: Murder on a Bad Hair Day by Anne George
Birdsong: Professor Birdsong's 157 Dumbest Criminal Stories by Leonard Birdsong
Bite: A Bite's Tale by Veronica Blade
Bone: Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Box: Bird Box by Josh Malerman
Burn: Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned by Wells Tower
City: The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
Dark: Dark Night of the Soul by E.M. Havens
Dead: Dead City by James Ponti
Death: Death on Demand by Carolyn Hart
Demon: Demon Thief by Darren Shan
Die: If I Die by Rachel Vincent
Dog: A Dog's Journey by W. Bruce Cameron
Enemy: The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Find: If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch
First: Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year by Anne Lamott
Front: Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Guy: One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva
Heart: Hearts in Darkness by Laura Kaye
House: Fire In The Turtle House by Osha Gray Davidson
Lies: The Lies that Build a Marriage by Suchen Christine Lim
Love: Love and Protect by Naima Simone
Murder: Whodunnit? Murder in Mystery Manor by Anthony E. Zuiker
Nowhere: Nowhere by Jon Robinson
Perfect: Perfect by Sara Shepard
Red: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire
Secret: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
Series: Chasers of the Light: Poems from the Typewriter Series by Tyler Knott Gregson
Shadow: Shadows by John Saul
Sign: The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman
Tell: Midnight Pearls: A Retelling of "The Little Mermaid" by Debbie Viguié
Time: The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand


message 33: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Cait!


message 34: by Kimberly (last edited Feb 16, 2015 01:45PM) (new)

Kimberly (whatkreads) What a fun idea for a challenge. I'll start March 1st as a private investigator.


NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
03/01/15 - 02/29/16
Levels: Private Investigator - 6 to 10 books

Bitter:
City:
Cries:
Dead:
Death:
Die:
Dying:
First:
Killer:
Murder:
Poison:


message 35: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Kimberly!


message 36: by ♣Tessa♣ (last edited Mar 19, 2015 12:49PM) (new)

♣Tessa♣ | 20 comments This looks cool - I think I'll start next week :)
3/1/15 - 3/1/16
Level - Chief Inspector - 21+ books

Read: 1/21+

✓ 1. Whiskey: Whiskey 3/3/15
✓2. Dark: The Dark 3/15/15
✓3. House: The Mourning House
4. Murder: Cinderella Murders, The
5. Harboured: Asylum Harbor


message 37: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Stephanie! ☺


message 38: by ♣Tessa♣ (new)

♣Tessa♣ | 20 comments Thanks! :)


message 39: by Suzanne (last edited Jan 11, 2016 10:00AM) (new)

Suzanne (esmerelda1) | 1088 comments Novel Books & Reading Challenges
A Puzzling Mystery
Duration:
2/1/2015 - 1/31/2016

Rules:
(view spoiler)

Progress: 21 out of 21

Agency: The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith - ***** - 3/1/2015 - 235 Pages

assassin
bad
bang
big
birdsong
bite
bitter

Black: Beauty and the Black Sheep by Jessica Bird - ***** - 8/29/2015
Blue: My Bluegrass Baby by Molly Harper - ***** - 11/8/2015 - 250 Pages

bone
box
bullet

Burn: Once Burned by Jeaniene Frost - ***** - 7/18/2015 - 346 Pages

case
causes
city
concrete
country
cries
damsel

Dark: Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay - ***** - 4/28/2015 - 288 Pages
Dead: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs - ***** - 4/22/2015 - 336 Pages
Death: Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke - **** - 7/8/2015
Demon: Demonglass by Rachel Hawkins - **** - 7/20/2015 - 359 Pages

detective
die
dives
dog
dying
ends
enemy
evil
fade
fall
far
fast
find

First: First Frost by Jennifer Estep - **** - 8/20/2015 - 30 Pages

flesh
front
get
ghostly

Going: Still Foolin' 'Em: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal - ***** - 5/7/2015 - 288 Pages

guy
harboured
head

Heart: I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship: Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Hu morists by Wade Rouse - **** - 8/7/2015
hostile

House: House Rules by Jodi Picoult - **** - 9/1/2015 - 532 Pages

justice
killer

Know: What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey - ***** - 6/25/2015 - 240 Pages

ladies
land
last
lies
lonely
Love
man
moonlight

Murder: The Xibalba Murders by Lyn Hamilton - ***** - 10/28/2015 - 290 Pages
Never: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover by Sarah MacLean - ***** - 6/25/2015 - 384 Pages

noboby
nowhere
orchard
paradise
perfect
poison

Red: Written in Red by Anne Bishop - ***** - 4/9/2015 - 433 Pages

reflections
roulette

Secret: Grave Secret by Charlaine Harris - ***** - 4/29/2015 - 306 Pages

series
set

Shadow: The Shadows by J.R. Ward - ***** - 5/12/2015 - 592 Pages

sign

Stranger: The Stranger by Anna Banks - *** - 7/5/2015 - 32 Pages

street
takes
tell

Things: Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson - ***** - 11/14/2015 - 329 Pages

time
twisted
vigilante
walk

Wedded: The Unseen Bridegroom or Wedded for a Week by May Agnes Fleming - **** - 6/22/2015

whiskey

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency #1) by Alexander McCall Smith Written in Red (The Others, #1) by Anne Bishop Dead Heat (Alpha & Omega, #4) by Patricia Briggs Darkly Dreaming Dexter (Dexter, #1) by Jeff Lindsay Grave Secret (Harper Connelly, #4) by Charlaine Harris Still Foolin' 'Em Where I've Been, Where I'm Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys by Billy Crystal The Shadows (Black Dagger Brotherhood #13) by J.R. Ward The Unseen Bridegroom or, Wedded For a Week by May Agnes Fleming What I Know For Sure by Oprah Winfrey Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (The Rules of Scoundrels, #4) by Sarah MacLean The Stranger (The Syrena Legacy, #0.4) by Anna Banks Demonglass (Hex Hall, #2) by Rachel Hawkins Once Burned (Night Prince, #1) by Jeaniene Frost First Frost (Mythos Academy, #0.5) by Jennifer Estep Beauty and the Black Sheep (The Moorehouse Legacy, #1) by Jessica Bird House Rules by Jodi Picoult The Xibalba Murders (Lara McClintoch Archeological Mystery, #1) by Lyn Hamilton My Bluegrass Baby (Bluegrass, #1) by Molly Harper Furiously Happy A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson Inkdeath (Inkworld, #3) by Cornelia Funke I'm Not the Biggest Bitch in This Relationship Hilarious, Heartwarming Tales About Man's Best Friend from America's Favorite Hu morists by Wade Rouse


message 40: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Suzanne ☺


message 41: by Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) (last edited Feb 15, 2016 04:38PM) (new)

Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd) (goldenfurproductions) | 381 comments DURATION: February 27th 2015-February 27th 2016
LEVEL:Chief Inspector
TOTAL READ: 30


Black- My Heart and Other Black Holes READ: March 28th
Blue- Gathering Blue READ: June 4th
Bone- The Bone Season READ: June 29th
City- The Walled City READ: March 24th
Dead- Deadly Design READ: October 20th
Death- It's a Wonderful Death READ: November 1st
Demon- Demons Forever READ: September 2nd
Fall- How We Fall READ: April 27th
First- Alanna: The First Adventure READ: May 7th
Get- Smart Girls Get What They Want READ: June 12th
Guy- The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver READ: October 26th
Head- The Shrunken Head READ: February 12th
Heart- Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend READ: March 3rd
House- The Dead House READ: October 16th
Killer- Killer READ: July 13th
Know- Things We Know by Heart READ: June 7th
Last- The Last Time We Say Goodbye READ: March 2nd
Lies- Deadly Sweet Lies READ: December 19th
Love- How to Love READ: April 23rd
Murder- The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie READ: December 27th
Never- The Stars Never Rise READ: May 24th
Perfect- Perfect READ: June 7th
Poison- A Gift of Poison READ: November 27th
Red- Red Queen READ: March 4th
Secret- Silver Is for Secrets READ: November 9th
Shadow- The Shadow Cabinet READ: March 12th
Sin- The Sin Eater’s Daughter READ: January 13th
Stranger- Walk on Earth a Stranger READ: November 9th
Street- Tonight the Streets Are Ours READ: July 8th
Things- Bright Young Things READ: March 10th
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga Gathering Blue (The Giver Quartet, #2) by Lois Lowry The Bone Season (The Bone Season, #1) by Samantha Shannon The Walled City by Ryan Graudin Deadly Design by Debra Dockter It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt Demons Forever (Peachville High Demons, #6) by Sarra Cannon How We Fall by Kate Brauning Alanna The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness, #1) by Tamora Pierce Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer The Boyfriend List 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments, 4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver (Ruby Oliver, #1) by E. Lockhart The Shrunken Head (The Curiosity House, #1) by Lauren Oliver Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend (Broken Hearts & Revenge, #1) by Katie Finn The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich Killer (Pretty Little Liars, #6) by Sara Shepard Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand Deadly Sweet Lies (The Dream War Saga, #2) by Erica Cameron How to Love by Katie Cotugno The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie (Ashbury/Brookfield, #3) by Jaclyn Moriarty The Stars Never Rise (The Stars Never Rise, #1) by Rachel Vincent Perfect (Pretty Little Liars, #3) by Sara Shepard A Gift of Poison (The Kingmakers' War, #1) by Kate Avery Ellison Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard Silver Is for Secrets (Blue is for Nightmares, #3) by Laurie Faria Stolarz The Shadow Cabinet (Shades of London, #3) by Maureen Johnson The Sin Eater’s Daughter (The Sin Eater’s Daughter, #1) by Melinda Salisbury Walk on Earth a Stranger (The Gold Seer Trilogy, #1) by Rae Carson Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things, #1) by Anna Godbersen


message 42: by Lisa (last edited Jun 12, 2015 07:44AM) (new)

Lisa 3/1/15-2/28-16

Blue
Bone
Bad
Country
Front
Black My Life in Black and White 6-10-15
Dark
Know
Death
Fast
Perfect
Heart-When My Heart Was Wicked 5-11-15
Lonely
Series
Man
Red
Sign
Never
Secret-The Secret Hum of a Daisy 4-5-15
Time No Parking At The End Times 4-24-15
Poison
Shadow
Walk
Stranger


message 43: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Jessica & Lisa ☺


message 44: by Elena (new)

Elena  | 1383 comments A title challenge! My favorite! :)

NBRC - A Puzzling Mystery
Duration:
02/28/201515 - 2/27/2016
Level: Chief Inspector - 21+ books
Books Read:

Causes - The Keeper of Lost Causes (Department Q, #1) | Jussi Adler-Olsen |


message 45: by ❀Tea❀ (new)

❀Tea❀ (ttea) | 9471 comments Welcome to the challenge Elena ☺


Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 259 comments I would like to do this, but when I click on the link, I get a blank puzzle.


message 47: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Welcome to the challenge Stormie! The link worked for me just now. Try again later and hopefully it will work for you. You can use some words that other people have listed to get you started.


Stormie ~ Book Dragon ~ (stormiebookdragon) | 259 comments I have been trying it several times and it did not work. It is strange, because I did not have a problem with the History and Title puzzles. I think I saw a list posted on here, so I will just copy the works down. :)


message 49: by Renee (new)

Renee (reneeconoulty) | 3309 comments Sorry Stormie, it's a puzzling mystery to me why this one isn't working for you.
Here's the full list of words to choose from
(view spoiler)


message 50: by Renee (last edited Jan 01, 2016 10:12AM) (new)

Renee (pontiacgal501) | 124 comments I'm in and I'm going to try the Junior Detective.

Duration: 3/1/2015 - 2/28/2016
Level: Junior Detective (11-15 books)

agency
assassin
bad
bang
big
birdsong
bite
bitter
black Black Rose4/23/15
blue
bone The Lovely Bones4/17/15
box
bullet
burn: Natchez Burning by Greg Iles 8/16/15
case
causes
city City of Lost Souls10/8/5
concrete
country
cries
damsel
dark
dead
death
demon
detective
die
dives
dog
dying
ends
enemy
evil
fade
fall
far
fast
find
first
flesh
front
get
ghostly
going
guy
harbour 50 Harbor Street4/14/15
head
heart
hostile
house The Lake House
justice
killer
know
ladies
land
last The Last American Vampire04-06-15
lies
lonely
love Ugly Love 04-01-15
man
moonlight
murder
never
noboby
nowhere
orchard
paradise
perfect
poison
red Red Lily5/22/15
reflections
roulette
secret The Secret Life of Bees4/25/15
series
set
shadow
sign
stranger
street
takes
tell
things
time
twisted
vigilante
walk
wedded
whiskey


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