Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Mystery Reporter's Challenge 2020

Sponsored by Ellie at Dead Herring 
Thru Goodreads Group: The Challenge Factory

The challenge runs from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

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

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) [Finished 1/31/20]
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) [Finished 2/20/20]
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) [Finished 5/18/20]
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) [Finished 7/20/20]
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category) [Finished 8/22/20]

BONUS CATEGORY: Pulitzer Prize Winner
(Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books [Finished 9/12/20]

I'm back for another round! I'm going to go for News Anchor as my official goal this year and hope to do them all again.

Protagonist is in the medical profession: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Protagonist works with animals: Dreamsnake by Vonda N. McIntyre (6/20/20)
Protagonist is writing a book: The Arsenic Labyrinth by Martin Edwards (8/4/20)
Protagonist is happily married: The Valentine's Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/10/20)
Protagonist is a male: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)

Title is 1 word: Kept by D. J. Taylor (5/2/20)
Title is at least 6 words: The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill (1/31/20)
Title starts with a vowel (Not the word ‘A’): Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
An event in the title: The Christening Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/7/20)
Any measurement in the title (example=inch, minute, mile, cup, quarter, etc): 4 Feet in the Grave by Amelia Reynolds Long (5/30/20)

Set in a beach town: The Colorado Kid by Stephen King [Maine Island Beach town] (6/17/20)
Set in a big city: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Set on an island: Curtain for a Jester by Frances & Richard Lockridge [Manhattan Island] (4/3/20)
Set in a state beginning with the letter ‘M’: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley [Minnesota]
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)

Set in the 1900s: Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/8/20)
Set in the 1800s: Between the Thames & the Tiber by Ted Riccardi (7/20/20)
Set in the future (2021 or beyond): Neuromancer by William Gibson (8/22/20)
Set during a storm: Deadly Pattern by Douglas Clark [story begins during a huge storm] (5/18/20)
Set during summer: The Haunted Pool by Phyllis A. Whitney (1/3/20)

(Method of Murder)
Poison: Good Luck to Corpse by Max Murray (3/30/20)
Drowning: The Big Four by Agatha Christie (2/27/20)
Gun/shooting: The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson (1/26/20)
Blunt object: Red Threads by Rex Stout (2/14/20)
Accident: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/28/20)

WHO – Not your typical protagonist (deaf, blind, wheelchair-bound, ADHD, Aspergers, etc.): Out of Control by Baynard Kendrick [blind detective] (9/12/20)
WHAT – The protagonist’s first name starts with your first or last initial: Blotto, Twinks & the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett (7/1/20)
WHERE – Set in a hotel: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
WHEN – Whole book takes place within a week: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20)
HOW – Mistaken identity – wrong person killed: The New Year's Eve Murder by Lee Harris (4/25/20)

Challenge Complete 9/12/20

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