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message 1: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
The astronomical summer (Northern Hemisphere) begins Wednesday, June 20, 2012, and ends Friday, September 21, 2012.

For this challenge, you need to read books whose Title or Author (first or last name) starts with each letter of the word SUMMER.

Example:

S = Susan Wittig Albert - Thyme of Death
U =
M = Murder is Binding - Lorna Barrett
M =
E =
R =

The dates of this challenge are the exact dates of Summer for 2012 above.


message 2: by Sherrie (last edited Jul 02, 2012 05:37PM) (new)

Sherrie (vampirekisses2) | 418 comments 1/6 Finished


S - Snipped in the Bud
U
M
M
E
R

Snipped in the Bud (A Flower Shop Mystery, #4) by Kate Collins


message 3: by Marie-Anne (last edited Jul 26, 2012 08:15PM) (new)

Marie-Anne | 13 comments Finished: 2/6

S: Sandy Ault, Wild Indigo
U:
M: Margaret Maron, One Coffee With
M: Marilu Norden, The Ghost Painter -- finished
E:
R: Natalie Roberts, Tutu Deadly -- finished

Wild Indigo (A Wild Mystery #1) by Sandi Ault One Coffee With (Sigrid Harald Mystery #1) by Margaret Maron The Ghost Painter by Marilu Norden Tutu Deadly (Jenny T. Partridge, #1) by Natalie M. Roberts


message 4: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7051 comments Here's my plan for SUMMER. Currently reading my first book for the season.

S - Shore to Die
U - Under the Boardwalk
M - Manor of Death
M - Murder at the Pentagon
E - Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund by Selma Eichler
R - Reservations for Murder


Shore to Die (Josie Pigeon Mystery, Book 1) by Valerie Wolzien Under the Boardwalk (Costas Sisters #1) by Carly Phillips Manor of Death (A Domestic Bliss Mystery, #3) by Leslie Caine Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes, #11) by Margaret Truman Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund (Desiree Shapiro Mystery #14) by Selma Eichler
Reservations for Murder (A Lighthouse Inn Mystery, #2) by Tim Myers



message 5: by Sandy (last edited Sep 19, 2012 04:01AM) (new)

Sandy | 93 comments 0/6


S- Stuart Woods - Dark Harbor
U- The Unseen by Heather Graham
M- Murder at Gettysburg by Leslie Wheeler
M- Morse's Greatest Mystery and Other Stories by Colin Dexter
E- Ellery Adams - Pies and Prejudice
R- Rough Country by John Sandford


message 6: by Peggy (last edited Aug 03, 2012 10:48AM) (new)


message 8: by Linda (last edited Jul 07, 2012 04:40PM) (new)

Linda Stephens | 13 comments S-Some Like it Lethal Some Like it Lethal (Blackbird Sisters Mystery, #3) by Nancy Martin by Nancy Martin
U-Unraveled by Maggie Sefton Unraveled (A Knitting Mystery, #9) by Maggie Sefton
M-[ [book:Murder of a Barbie and Ken|219652] by Denise Swanson Murder of a Barbie and Ken (A Scumble River Mystery, #5) by Denise Swanson
M-
Murder on a Bad Hair Day Murder on a Bad Hair Day (Southern Sisters Mystery, #2) by Anne George by Anne George
E-Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich Explosive Eighteen (Stephanie Plum, #18) by Janet Evanovich
R-


message 10: by Christy (last edited Jun 24, 2012 08:17AM) (new)

Christy Brannen (murdermostbritish) | 101 comments Here's what I have planned...


S- Stanley, Jennifer- The Way of the Guilty
U- Upson, Nicola- Angel With Two Faces
M- McCrumb, Sharyn- Lovely in Her Bones
M- March, Hannah- The Devil's Highway
E- Eglin, Anthony- The Blue Rose
R- Reed, Hannah- Mind Your Own Beeswax
The Way of the Guilty (Hope Street Church Mystery, #3) by Jennifer Stanley Angel with Two Faces (Josphine Tey, #2) by Nicola Upson Lovely in Her Bones (Elizabeth MacPherson Mystery, #2) by Sharyn McCrumb The Devil's Highway (Robert Fairfax, #2) by Hannah March The Blue Rose by Anthony Eglin Mind Your Own Beeswax (Queen Bee, #2) by Hannah Reed


message 11: by Evelyn (last edited Aug 19, 2012 04:57AM) (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments This is what I have so far.


S-Sea Change by Robert B. Parker- Finished**
U-Under Orders by dick Francis- Finished***
M-Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear- Finished***
M-Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett- Finished***
E-EvilEclairs by Jessica Beck- Finished**
R-Roast Mortem by Cleo Coyle


message 12: by Valorie (new)

Valorie  | 550 comments I'm in again!

0/6 Done

S: Shoots to Kill by Kate Collins
U: Unforgivable by Laura Griffin
M: TBD
M: Moonlighting In Vermont by Kate George
E: Evanovich, Janet - Wicked Business
R: Roberta Isleib - A Buried Lie

Shoots to Kill (A Flower Shop Mystery, #7) by Kate Collins Unforgivable (Tracers, #3) by Laura Griffin Moonlighting In Vermont (A Bree MacGowan Mystery #1) by Kate George Wicked Business (Lizzy & Diesel, #2) by Janet Evanovich A Buried Lie by Roberta Isleib


message 13: by Catherine (last edited Aug 04, 2012 04:30AM) (new)

Catherine (catjackson) Just returned from vacation and decided to join this challenge.
Finished: 6/6 Yeah, DONE!!

S: Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday ****
U: Underdog by Laurien Berenson ***
M: Bake Sale Murder by Leslie Meier ****
M: Agatha Raisin and the Witch of Wyckhadden by MC Beaton *
E:Eggsecutive Orders by Julie Hyzy ****
R:The Big Cat Nap: The 20th Anniversary Mrs. Murphy Mystery by Rita Mae Brown **
This should be an interesting Summer


message 14: by Jane Reads (last edited Jul 02, 2012 08:23PM) (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments Read the Season - SUMMER

2/6

S: Stanley, J.B. Carbs & Cadavers, finished 6/30 ★★
U:
M: Murder With Peacocks, finished 7/2 ★★★★★
M:
E:
R:

Carbs & Cadavers (A Supper Club Mystery, #1) by J.B. Stanley Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) by Donna Andrews



message 15: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments Carol wrote: ""U" is always the big challenge to me for this one. Especially with aUtUmn coming up next! I have a few possibilities in mind, if the library will cooperate and have them!"

Please share some of your "U" possibilities!


message 16: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Evans (jasminekevans) | 6 comments This is what I have planned...

S: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
U: Under the Boardwalk by Carly Phillips
M: The Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton
M: Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie
E: One for the Money by Janet Evanovich
R: Naked In Death by J.D. Robb


message 17: by Kaye (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Evelyn wrote: "Carol wrote: ""U" is always the big challenge to me for this one. Especially with aUtUmn coming up next! I have a few possibilities in mind, if the library will cooperate and have them!"

Please ..."


Good question! I am reading Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan and honestly if it didn't start with a U I would have scrapped it by now. BOR-ING! Needs a healthy dose of the big red pencil!!


message 18: by Kaye (last edited Jul 14, 2012 01:06PM) (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Here's my planned list.

Summer Challenge 2012 3/6


S ~ Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (June)

U ~ Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan July

M ~ Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger July

M ~ Murder by Magic by Lesley Cookman TBR

E ~ Exit Stage Left by Adam CroftTBR

R ~ ?
Still slogging away at Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan and it's not getting any better. I'll probably be looking for a new R.


message 19: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
I'm a bit late with my update but I'm in.

2 / 6

S.- The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
U.-
M.- A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
M.-
E.-
R.-

The Wedding Shawl (Seaside Knitters, #5) by Sally Goldenbaum A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth, #16) by M.C. Beaton


message 20: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments Kaye wrote: "Here's my planned list.

Summer Challenge 2012 2/6


S ~ Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (June)

U ~ Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan

M ~ Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger TBR

..."


Kaye wrote: "Evelyn wrote: "Carol wrote: ""U" is always the big challenge to me for this one. Especially with aUtUmn coming up next! I have a few possibilities in mind, if the library will cooperate and have ..."

Kaye wrote: "Here's my planned list.

Summer Challenge 2012 2/6


S ~ Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (June)

U ~ Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan

M ~ Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger TBR

..."


Marisa wrote: "I'm a bit late with my update but I'm in.

2 / 6

S.- The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
U.-
M.- A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
M.-
E.-
R.-

[bookcov..."


Marisa wrote: "I'm a bit late with my update but I'm in.

2 / 6

S.- The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
U.-
M.- A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
M.-
E.-
R.-

[bookcov..."


Kaye wrote: "Here's my planned list.

Summer Challenge 2012 2/6


S ~ Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (June)

U ~ Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan

M ~ Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger TBR

..."


Kaye wrote: "Evelyn wrote: "Carol wrote: ""U" is always the big challenge to me for this one. Especially with aUtUmn coming up next! I have a few possibilities in mind, if the library will cooperate and have ..."

Sorry about the Ada situation. I've got my public librarian on the case. I'll let you know if she comes up with anything.


message 21: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (last edited Jul 11, 2012 02:02AM) (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
3 / 6

S.- The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
U.-
M.- A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
M.- The Hydrogen Murder by Camille Minichino (07/10/2012 - ★★★★)
E.-
R.-

The Wedding Shawl (Seaside Knitters, #5) by Sally Goldenbaum A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth, #16) by M.C. Beaton The Hydrogen Murder by Camille Minichino


message 22: by Jane Reads (last edited Jul 29, 2012 08:10PM) (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments Read the Season - SUMMER
4/6

S: Stanley, J.B. Carbs & Cadavers, finished 6/30 ★★
U:
M: Murder With Peacocks, finished 7/2 ★★★★★
M: Murder With Puffins, finished 7/15 ★★★★★
E:
R: Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos, finished 7/19 ★★★★★

Carbs & Cadavers (A Supper Club Mystery, #1) by J.B. Stanley Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) by Donna Andrews Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2) by Donna Andrews Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Langslow, #3) by Donna Andrews



message 23: by Karen (new)

Karen This was a cute idea even though I was not able to do it.


message 24: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15460 comments Mod
Karen: The summer isn't over yet (at least in the northern hemisphere) -- this challenge runs through September 21. Plenty of time to join in! ;-)


message 25: by Jane Reads (new)

Jane Reads | 170 comments Read the Season - SUMMER

4/6

S: Stanley, J.B. Carbs & Cadavers, finished 6/30 ★★
U: Unbreakable Bond
M: Murder With Peacocks, finished 7/2 ★★★★★
M: Murder With Puffins, finished 7/15 ★★★★★
E: Earthly Delights
R: Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos, finished 7/19 ★★★★★

Carbs & Cadavers (A Supper Club Mystery, #1) by J.B. Stanley Murder With Peacocks (Meg Langslow, #1) by Donna Andrews Murder With Puffins (Meg Langslow, #2) by Donna Andrews Revenge of the Wrought-Iron Flamingos (Meg Langslow, #3) by Donna Andrews



message 26: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
4 / 6

S.- The Wedding Shawl by Sally Goldenbaum (06/23/2012 - ★★★★)
U.-
M.- A Highland Christmas by M.C. Beaton (06/20/2012 - ★★★★)
M.- The Hydrogen Murder by Camille Minichino (07/10/2012 - ★★★★)
E.- Endangered by Pamela Beason (07/12/2012 - ★★)
R.-

The Wedding Shawl (Seaside Knitters, #5) by Sally Goldenbaum A Highland Christmas (Hamish Macbeth, #16) by M.C. Beaton The Hydrogen Murder by Camille Minichino Endangered by Pamela Beason


message 27: by Linda (new)

Linda (rudylkr) | 7051 comments Finished! Might be a sign I'm doing too many challenges as when I went to update I was surprised that it was my last book!

S - Shore to Die 7/24/12
U - Under the Boardwalk 6/25/12
M - Manor of Death 7/21/12
M - Murder at the Pentagon 8/7/12
E - Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund by Selma Eichler 6/22/12
R - Reservations for Murder 7/26/12


Shore to Die (Josie Pigeon Mystery, Book 1) by Valerie Wolzien Under the Boardwalk (Costas Sisters #1) by Carly Phillips Manor of Death (A Domestic Bliss Mystery, #3) by Leslie Caine Murder at the Pentagon (Capital Crimes, #11) by Margaret Truman Murder Can Depress Your Dachshund (Desiree Shapiro Mystery #14) by Selma Eichler
Reservations for Murder (A Lighthouse Inn Mystery, #2) by Tim Myers



message 28: by Leslie (last edited Aug 15, 2012 03:17PM) (new)


message 29: by Teresa (new)

Teresa Scott (goodreadscomknitknat) | 131 comments I have completed my summer challenged.

S - Sprinkle with Murder - Jenn McKinlay
U - Unraveled - Maggie Sefton
M - Murder snd Salutations - Elizabeth Bright
M - Murder is Binding - Lorna Barrett
E - Explosive Eighteen - Janet Evanovich
R - Reservations for Murder - Tim Myers


message 30: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
Congrats, Teresa!


message 31: by Evelyn (last edited Aug 19, 2012 10:06PM) (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments Change of plans for my last book.

Read the Season
S-Sea Change by Robert B. Parker- Finished**
U-Under Orders by dick Francis- Finished***
M-Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear- Finished***
M-Murder is Binding by Lorna Barrett- Finished***
E-EvilEclairs by Jessica Beck- Finished**
R-Retirement Can Be Murder by Phil Edwards


message 32: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
Congrats, Kari!


message 33: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Finished!

S = Sarah Groves - Trap Door
U = Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
M = The Man In The Brown Suit by Agatha Christie
M = The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
E = Edgar Wallace -- The Clue of the Twisted Candle
R = Kelley Roos -- Sailor Take Warning


message 34: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
Congrats, Leslie!


message 35: by Kaye (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Teresa wrote: "I have completed my summer challenged.

S - Sprinkle with Murder - Jenn McKinlay
U - Unraveled - Maggie Sefton
M - Murder snd Salutations - Elizabeth Bright
M - Murder is Binding - Lorna Barrett
E ..."


Good job, Teresa! :)


message 36: by Kaye (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Summer challenge is now done. I changed a few books from my original list.

Summer Challenge 2012 6/6 completed


S ~ Silenced by the Yams by Karen Cantwell (June)

U ~ Unraveling Ada by Barbara Sullivan (July)

M ~ Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger (July)

M ~ Material Witness by Vannetta Chapman (August)

E ~ The Dark Place by Aaron J. Elkins (August)

R ~ Ready, Scrap, Shoot by Joanna Campbell Slan (August)


message 37: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Congrats Kaye!


message 38: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3793 comments Mod
Congrats, Kaye!


message 39: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 15460 comments Mod
Congrats Leslie and Kaye. I still have one more M book to work in...


message 40: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments Wow, you guys are fast! Congratulations. Your books all sound fun and interesting. I'm trying to get my list ready for the next challenge, but I still have one left.


message 41: by Kaye (last edited Aug 22, 2012 10:54AM) (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Evelyn wrote: "Wow, you guys are fast! Congratulations. Your books all sound fun and interesting. I'm trying to get my list ready for the next challenge, but I still have one left."

Autumn is always a toughie! We need more authors who write U books! ;)


message 42: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Kaye wrote: "Autumn is always a toughie! We need more authors who write U books! ;)"

Hehehe... I agree U is a difficult letter. Here are some:
Unnatural Death by DL Sayers
Uncommon Grounds by Sandra Balzo
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (more of a thriller than a mystery)
Uneasy Spirits by M Louisa Locke
Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries by Melville D Post


message 43: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn (evelynedington) | 61 comments Thanks for all the u's. I'm making a list to take to the half price book store. Got to love those bargain books!


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) I'll also mention Julie Kaewert - she wrote a series of 6 books in a "Book Lovers" series that all begin with "U". Very cozy, takes place in England. Solid stories.


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) Oh and Lois Greiman also wrote a series of 7 books and a short story, 6 of which begin with "U". Some language, a bit more romance - LOTS of humour.


message 46: by Anne (new)

Anne Pichette | 65 comments 6/6


S-Sumura Trouble - finished 7/3/12
U-Unnatural Death- finished 8/15/12
M-Mayhem in Miniaturefisnished 8/12/12
M-Murder Takes A Bow finished 7/16/12
E-ELIZABETH PETERS [book:The Camelot Caper Finished 7/12/12
R-Retirement Can Be Murder (A Jake Russo Mystery, #1)
Fisnish 6/23/12

I have finished this challenge and really enjoyed it. I have several challenges going right now, but I really enoy them.


message 47: by Leslie (new)

Leslie @Ann -- congrats! I agree that the challenges are enjoyable...


message 48: by Kaye (new)

Kaye (momgee) | 861 comments Yay, Ann! Now on to your list for Autumn.


message 49: by Vicky (new)

Vicky (LadyVictoria5) | 218 comments I have also finished.

S-Shoes to Die For by Laura Levine
U-Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva (not a cozy)
M-Murder Most Cozy edited by Cynthia Manson
M-Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle by Ann B. Ross (Not a cozy)
E-Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime by Robert J. Randisi (not a cozy)
R-Requiem for a Mezzo by Carola Dunn

Shoes To Die For (A Jaine Austen Mystery, #4) by Laura Levine The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva Murder Most Cozy Mysteries in the Classic Tradition by Cynthia Manson Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (Miss Julia #12) by Ann B. Ross Everybody Kills Somebody Sometime (Rat Pack Mysteries) by Robert J. Randisi Requiem for a Mezzo (Daisy Dalrymple, #3) by Carola Dunn


message 50: by Leslie (new)

Leslie Carol -- congrats!

How was the Troy Soos book Murder at Fenway Park? I have heard mixed things...


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