Mystery Challenge 2018

January 27, 2018 Book Reviews, Challenges 1



Goal- To follow a set of clues furnished by the mystery books you read to create a body of evidence to support a book court case. Each book clue should lead you to your next read. The connection can be anything at all from author names to motive for murder to type of mystery to an item on the cover, but you must be able to make your case to the jury on your detective logic. – My Reader’s Block

Levels of participation:
Infraction — six books read in a single chain of evidence
Misdemeanor — eight books read in a single chain of evidence
Felony — ten books read in a single chain of evidence
Capital Offense — twelve books in a single chain of evidence

~All books must be mysteries/crime/detective novels first.
~A full body of evidence must be read at the chosen level for a completed challenge.
~You are welcome to level up if you find that your evidence trail leads you to suspect a more serious crime. But no reduced sentences will be accepted (no leveling down).
~Reading several books by the same author and using the author/series character as the link is discouraged.

Trail of evidence example!

Chain of Evidence:
Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory
Clue 1= Ex-wife accused of murder

The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Clue 2= plot similarity of ex-wives getting into trouble with their exes.

The Silent Corner by Dean Koontz
Clue 3= Grieving widow, looks like the suspect in question (cover similarity).

The Silent Girls by Dylan Young
Clue 3= Blue cover and name similarity.

Liar, Liar by M.J. Arlidge (Helen Grace #4)
Clue 4= Agent being questioned (similarity: detective questioned).

Framed and Burning by Lisa Brunette (Dreamslippers #2)
Clue 5= Similarity: fire on cover of books.

Lies She Told by Cate Holahan
Clue 6= Being framed led me to the word, idea of lying. Connection name of books.

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Clue 7= Connection: hair on both covers obscures face.

There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Clue 8= Connection: someone they do not know is in their house.

House of Bathory by Linda Lafferty
Clue 9= Connection: title of the books

Welcome to the Dark House by Laurie Stolarz
Clue 10= Connection: title of the books

Watch Me by Jody Gehrman
Clue 11= Connection: Blurry full body shots on cover

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James
Clue 12= Connection: Broken glass, broken in title.

The Beloveds by Maureen Lindley
Clue 12= Connection: Vines on cover.







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