Saturday, January 3, 2015

Mystery Reader's Challenge: Reporter Challenge

Sponsored by Dead Herring 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

(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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I'm joining at the Cub Reporter level. May work my way up...but commitment will be complete once I do one category under each. For full details check out the challenge at Dead Herring or on Good Reads. [My sign-up at GoodReads]

Cub Reporter (1st set)
WHO: Protagonist is a crook: Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes (1/3/15)
WHAT: Poison in the title: Poison Jasmine by Clyde B. Clason (4/5/15)
WHERE:Set in England: The Case of the Painted Girl by Frank King (1/6/15) 
WHEN: Dark & Stormy Night: Panic by Helen Mccloy (2/22/15) 
HOW: Gun/shooting: A Dead Man in Istanbul by Michael Pearce (1/14/15) 

Columnist (2nd set + Cub Reporter)
WHO: Protagonist is a government agent: Murder in the Wind by John D. MacDonald (4/13/15) 
WHAT: Animal in the title: Dead Lion by John & Emery Bonett (5/13/15)
WHERE: On Foreign Soil: A Dead Man in Trieste by Michael Pearce (1/27/15) 
WHEN: During Vacation: Safari by Parnell Hall (4/21/15)
HOW: Blunt Instrument: Death of a Dwarf by Harold Kemp (1/25/15) 

News Anchor (3rd Set + first two) 
WHO: Protagonist is a librarian: Murder Past Due by Miranda James (7/13/15)
WHAT:Title starts with first letter of last name: [The] Humphrey Bogart Murder Case by George Baxt (6/26/15)
WHERE: Not on land [cruise ship]: Death Over Deep Water by Simon Nash (2/8/15)  
WHEN: Beat the Clock [Nannies racing to beat the bad guys to the top secret info] The Great Dinosaur Robbery by David Forrest (5/15/15)
HOW: Knife: Death & Mr. Prettyman by Kenneth Giles (3/6/15) 

Editor (4th Set + first three)
WHO: Protagonist is a Ghost (one of them): The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (10/16/15)
WHAT:Weather in the Title: In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (11/7/15)
WHERE: Set on island [San Fernando Island {aka Trinidad}]: The Wilberforce Legacy by Josephine Bell (4/19/15)
WHEN: Set during any Holiday [Chrstimas]: The Crime & the Crystal by Elizabeth Ferrars (7/9/15)
HOW: Strangulation: Night Train to Paris by Manning Coles (3/14/15)

Newspaper Mogul (5th Set + first four)
WHO: Works with Animals: The Cashmere Kid by B. (Barbara) Comfort [goat-herding] (12/31/15)
WHAT: Holiday in Title: The Labor Day Murder by Lee Harris (12/30/15)
WHERE: Historical Novel: Gods of Gold by Chris Nickson [1890s England] (5/23/15)
WHEN: Convention/Conference: The Bookfair Murders by Anna Porter (7/29/15)
How: Poison: The Case of Colonel Marchand by E. C. R. Lorac (4/27/15)


Elizabeth said...

I love mysteries, but I am chicken to do challenges. :)

ENJOY the challenge, and Happy New Year.

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Jennifer Oberth said...


And Elizabeth, i'm a perfectionist so I can relate, but challenges are fun and nobody's going to judge you should you decide to throw in your hat!

Happy new year!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Jennifer.

I just don't like the challenges where you have to read this book or that book. :)

I like Goodreads because I can read anything I want and still meet the challenge. :)

Thanks so much, Jennifer.