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message 1: by Martha (last edited Jan 02, 2011 06:46PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments I know I'm way behind on this one, but still want to read the books. If I would just concentrate on one book at a time ... but I don't! :-)

Autumn challenge (edited) - subject to change on a whim! Doesn't look like I'll be finishing this challenge by the deadline, but am enjoying the journey. I'm just a slow reader & am reading some giveaway wins to review them. Has changed my fall reading list considerably!!

A - Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday by Nancy Atherton
U - Unnatural Causes by P. D. James
T - Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr DONE 1/2/11
U - Unnatural Death by Dorothy L. Sayers DONE 12/4/10
M - Morning Mist of Blood by Eric Wilder DONE 11/24/10
N - Night of the living Deed by E. J. Copperman DONE 11/6/10

Bonus - Snow Falling on Cedars

Changed my "A" book as I stopped by the used book store today & bought 5 books! Saving Aunt Dimity's Christmas for December. :-)
Aunt Dimity Takes a Holiday (An Aunt Dimity Mystery, #8) by Nancy Atherton Unnatural Causes (Adam Dalgliesh, #3) by P.D. James Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, #1) by Nevada Barr Unnatural Death (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries, #3) by Dorothy L. Sayers Morning Mist of Blood by Eric Wilder Night of the Living Deed (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #1) by E.J. Copperman Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson


message 2: by Martha (last edited Mar 15, 2011 04:12AM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments USA Challenge
I don't know what the start date or end date for this is, but I'll give it a try. I'll put my start date as July 1.

Alaska A Cold Day for Murder by Dana Stabenow
Arizona
Arkansas
California - Dial H for Hitchcock by Susan Kandel 8/12/10
Colorado Fleece Navidad by Maggie Sefton 12/13/10
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury 10/3/10
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey Night of the Living Deed by E. J. Copperman 11/6/10
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck 12/26/10
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma Morning Mist of Blood by Eric Wilder 11/24/10
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs 8/28/10
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas Track of the Cat by Nevada Barr 1/2/11
Utah
Vermont
Virginia Take the Monkeys and Run by Karen Cantwell 3/14/11
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Dial H for Hitchcock (Cece Caruso, #5) by Susan Kandel Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury Night of the Living Deed (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #1) by E.J. Copperman Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Laura Childs Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Mysteries, #1) by Nevada Barr Glazed Murder (A Donut Shop Mystery, #1) by Jessica Beck Fleece Navidad (A Knitting Mystery, # 6) by Maggie Sefton Morning Mist of Blood by Eric Wilder A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak, Book 1) by Dana Stabenow Take the Monkeys and Run (Barbara Marr Murder Mystery, #1) by Karen Cantwell


message 3: by Martha (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments I adjusted my AUTUMN list, but I have to say that I thought my first list looked more fun! LOL


message 4: by Martha (last edited Nov 01, 2010 05:20AM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments Mysteries Around the World

North America: Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs DONE
South America:
Europe: Dracula by Bram Stoker DONE
Asia:
Africa:
Australia:
Antartica:
Death by Darjeeling (A Tea Shop Mystery, #1) by Laura Childs Dracula by Bram Stoker


message 5: by Martha (last edited Mar 19, 2011 07:57PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments CLUE Challenge
One of the most famous detective board games is Clue/Cluedo made by Parker Brothers. This challenge will be based around the characters, weapons and rooms from the original game. The challenge will run for a year, until Oct 1, 2011. Books may only be used once for this challenge, so you'll be reading 17 to 22 books to complete the challenge.

Clue Characters:
Read a book where someone on the cover is wearing the same color clothes as the clue character. (ie a red dress, a green suit, etc. Outfit on cover does not have to be specifically a dress or suit, as long as the person on the cover is prodominately dressed in the color.) Read one book for each person.

Miss Scarlet (a red piece) Rattle His Bones by Carola Dunn
Colonel Mustard (a yellow piece)
Mrs. White (a white piece)
Mr. Green (a green piece)
Mrs. Peacock (a blue piece)
Professor Plum (a purple piece)
Dead by Day by Charlaine Harris

Weapons:
Read a book where either one of the following weapons is pictured on the cover, or was used to murder someone in the book. Read one book for each weapon.

Dagger/Knife
1. Candlestick The Cat Who Played Brahms by Lilian Jackson Braun DONE
2. Revolver (any revolver or pistol) Gunpowder Green by Laura Childs DONE
Rope
Lead Pipe
Wrench/Spanner
The Cat Who Played Brahms (Cat Who..., #5) by Lilian Jackson Braun Gunpowder Green (A Tea Shop Mystery, #2) by Laura Childs
Rooms:
Read a book with one the following rooms pictured on the cover or featured prominately in the plot. The room doesn't have to be the main place the story takes place but if the characters just walk through the room once it isn't enough to count. If an entire scene takes place in the room, then it's enough to qualify. Choose 5 of the 10. (Some will be harder, so you don't have to find them all unless you want to.)

Kitchen
Ballroom
Conservatory
Dining Room
Billard Room
Library The Body in the Library by Agatha Christie
Study
Hall .Night of the Living Deed DONE 11/6/10
Lounge
Cellar/Stairs (where the envelope with the solution was kept)
Night of the Living Deed (A Haunted Guesthouse Mystery, #1) by E.J. Copperman The Body in the Library (Miss Marple #3) by Agatha Christie

BONUS #1: Read a book based on the actual game Clue. Example:

BONUS #2: Play the board game with family and/or friends. DONE 12/25/10

BONUS #3: Watch the movie CLUE starring Tim Curry, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, and Martin Mull DONE!! What fun!!


message 6: by Martha (last edited Mar 19, 2011 07:59PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments 2011 A-Z Challenge 1/1/11 - 12/31/11

A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R Rattle His Bones
S
T Take the Monkeys and Run 3/14/11
U
V
W
X
Y
Z


message 7: by Martha (last edited Mar 19, 2011 08:05PM) (new)

Martha (marthas48) | 161 comments Read the seasons -


W
I
N
T Take the Monkeys and Run 3/14/11
E
R The River Killings 3/19/11

S
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R Rattle His Bones
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N
G


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