Thursday, January 1, 2015

MYSTERY READER'S CHALLENGE 2015





REPORTER CHALLENGE:

Who? What? Where? When? How?
Why? – because it’s fun to read!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category)
Columnist:   10 books (2 from each category)
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category)
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category)
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books

WHO
Protagonist is a librarian
Protagonist is a government agent
Protagonist is a ghost
Protagonist works with animals (vet, dog walker, zoo, etc)
Protagonist is a crook

WHAT
Holiday in the title
Animal in the title
Weather in the title
Poison in the title
Title starts with the same letter as your last name

WHERE
Set in England
NOT set on land (cruise ship, boat, airplane, spaceship, etc)
Set on an Island
Set on foreign soil (not America or England)
Historical novel

WHEN
One book set during any holiday
One that centers around a convention or conference
One Dark & Stormy night – bad weather plays big role in story
One where the protagonist has to beat the clock (time is crucial to solving mystery)
One set during a vacation

HOW
(Method of Murder)
Poison is murder weapon
Knife/stabbing is murder weapon
Gun/shooting is murder weapon
Blunt object is murder weapon
Rope/strangulation is murder weapon

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Sign up for this challenge on GoodReads
(In The Challenge Factory under yearly challenges)
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Rules:  For this challenge – Each book can only be used for 1 category (Ex: Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap – victim is strangled, the setting is in England and they are cut off from the world due to bad weather.  But you can only place this story in 1 of the categories)

The challenge runs from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

You don’t have to choose your books in advance.  If you do, you can change your list at any time during the year.

Books can be in any format – paper, ebooks, audio…

Crossovers with other challenges are fine.


Happy reading!




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