Sunday, October 18, 2020

2021 Beachcomber Reading Challenge

 


Rick has changed up his bingo challenge--taking us from the bingo hall to the beaches of Maine in a quest for items to place in our mystery beach bags. The cabanas of the Beachcombers Reading Challenge are waiting and beachcombers can fill their bags from now until December 31, 2021. For full details, check out the link.

I'm in and already at the beach!






Weapons
Rope: By Hook or by Crook by Anthony Gilbert (11/31/20)
Falling Object: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Poison, etc: Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris (11/11/20)
Motor Vehicle (wreck):
Fire: What Remains of Heaven by C. S. Harris (12/17/20)
Hand Gun: Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris (11/11/20)
Knife: Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon (10/18/20)
Rock, Brick, etc: Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon (10/18/20)
Axe/Hatchet: Why Kings Confess by C. S. Harris (4/12/21)
Pointy object: Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris (11/11/20)
Motor Vehicle (struck by): The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie (12/20/20
Motor Vehicle (carbon monoxide): The Whispering Death by Roy Vickers (11/23/20)
Free Square: Hit by sailing vessel [non-motorized] Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Drowning/water/ice: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Bomb/Explosion: Gently in the Sun by Alan Hunter (4/5/21)
Push/Fall: The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner (11/2/20)
Fright/heart attack: The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie (12/20/20)
Pillow/smother/etc: Money in the Morgue by Ngaio Marsh/Stella Duffy (3/29/21)
Animal attack/bite: Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards (11/28/20)
Dagger: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Medicine/drugs: [alcohol poisoning] Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Household object: [Poker] Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Hands/fists: "A Matter of Time" Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (1/14/21)
Rifle/shotgun: The Double-Jack Murders by Patrick McManus (2/2/21)
Stocking/scarf/etc:

Crime Scenes
Boat: "Mr. Cork's Secret" by MacDonald Hastings in Crimson Snow by Martin Edwards [ed] (1/12/21)
Library/bookstore: Thirteen at Dinner by Agatha Christie (12/18/20)
Kitchen/bakery: "Rum Punch" by Christianna Brand in Bodies from the Library by Tony Medawar [ed] (3/10/21)
Pathway/forest: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Airplane/airport: The Coconut Killings by Patricia Moyes (3/22/21)
Lake/ocean: Miss Maple: The Complete Stories by Agatha Christie (12/3/20)
Alley/mews: Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris (11/11/20)
Lawn: Peril at End House by Agatha Christie (11/19/20)
Basement:
Attic:
Bar/store/restaurant: "A Matter of Time" Sidney Chambers & the Shadow of Death by James Runcie (1/14/21)
Cliff/roof/high place: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Free square: [cemetery] Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Taxi/bus: "The Man with the Twisted Thumb" by Anthony Berkeley in Bodies from the Library by Tony Medawar [ed] (3/10/21)
Train/subway: The Hound of Death by Agatha Christie (12/20/20)
Stairs: The Cannibal Who Overate by Hugh Pentecost (2/14/21)
Hotel: "A Christmas Tragedy" by Agatha Christie (in Miss Marple: The Complete Short Stories) [12/3/20]
Street/sidewalk: "The Man with the Twisted Thumb" by Anthony Berkeley in Bodies from the Library by Tony Medawar [ed] (3/10/21
Island: The Coconut Killings by Patricia Moyes (3/22/21)
Swimming pool/spa/jacuzzi: The Dragon Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (12/16/20)
Garden/park/gazebo: Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris (10/26/20)
Home or business office: Blue Otavo by John Blackburn (3/12/21)
Bedroom: Look Your Last by John Stephen Strange (11/18/20)
Bathtub/Shower/Bathroom: Death & the Dutch Uncle by Patricia Moyes (1/18/21)
Beach/shoreline: Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon (10/18/20)

Detectives
A: Maggie Hope [Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal] (1/2/21)
B: Det. Dave Batterby [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
C: Arthur Crook [By Hook or by Crook by Anthony Gilbert] (11/21/20)
D: Superintendent Ditteridge [Foot in the Grave by E. X. Ferrars] (10/28/20)
E: Sheriff Bill Eldon [The Clue of the Runaway Blonde/The Clue of the Hungry Horse by Erle Stanley Gardner] (12/28/20)
F: Peter Frain [Princess Elizabeth's Spy by Susan Elia MacNeal] (1/2/21)
G: Mrs. Goodge [Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell] (12/4/20)
H: Det. Sid Hale [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
I: Inspector Witherspoon [Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell] (12/4/20_
J: Det. Inspector Ben Jurnet [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
K: Det. Jack Ellers [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (1018/20)
L: Victor Legris [The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner] (11/2/20)
Free Square: Hercule Poirot [Peril at End House by Agatha Christie] (11/19/20)
M: Miss Marple [Miss Marple: The Complete Stories by Agatha Christie] (12/3/20)
N: Inspector Narracott [The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie] (11/29/20)
O: Philo Vance [The Dragon Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine] (12/16/20)
P/Q: Lord Peter Wimsey [The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers] (11/2/20)
R: Rachel Savernake [Mortmain Hall by Martin Edwards] (11/28/20)
S: Smythe [Mrs. Jeffries & the Feast of St. Stephen by Emily Brightwell] (12/4/20)
T: Jeff & Halia Troy [If the Shroud Fits by Kelley Roos] (11/13/20)
U: Inspector Duke [The Sittaford Mystery by Agatha Christie] (11/29/20)
V: Sir Henry Lovejoy [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
W: Sgt. Bowles [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
XYZ: PC Wyatt [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
XYZ: Viscount Devlin, Sebastian St. Cyr [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
 
Victims:
A: Adam Bellamy [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
B: Barclay Carmichael [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
C: Annie Chance [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
D: Dominic Stanton [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
E: Edward Bellamy [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20
F: Mr. Faifax [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris](10/26/20)
G: Gideon Forbes [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
H: Francis Hilliard [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
I: Mr. Canning [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
J: Jeff Deacon [The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L. Sayers] (11/2/20)
K: Igor Krassin [The Shadowy Third by Marco Page] (11/22/20)
L: Max Ludlow [Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris] (11/11/20)
Free Square: Hiram Stone [Look Your Last by John Stephen Strange]
M: Mrs. Heacham [One Foot in the Grave by E. X. Ferrars] (10/28/20)
N: Nicholas Thornton [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
O: Odette de Valois [The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner] (11/2/20)
PQ: Pere Moscou [The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner] (11/2/20)
R: Rachel Fairchild [Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris] (11/11/20)
S: Lord Stanton [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
T: Tasmin Poole [Where Serpents Sleep by C. S. Harris] (11/11/20)
U: Rochelle Curtis [A Halo for Nobody by Henry Kane] (11/26/20)
V: Armand de Valois [The Disappearance at Pere-Lachaise by Claude Izner] (11/2/20)
W: Edward Ware [Why Mermaids Sing by C. S. Harris] (10/26/20)
XYZ: Joey Corvin [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)
XYZ: Andy Barge [Death of a Warrior Queen by S. T. Haymon] (10/18/20)


4 comments:

Rick Mills said...

Welcome! I am putting your cabana together right now!

Susan said...

Hi Bev,
I like the stars on your beachcomber cards!
How do you add stars to the pdf? Does it require a subscription or purchased version of software?
Avid Series Reader (Susan)

Fellow Six-Shooter, Medical Examiner, Century Club, etc.
+ multi-year participant in your reading challenges - you sure are early posting this year! :-)

Bev Hankins said...

Susan: I use the "Paint" program that has come with each of my laptops. I'm not sure if it's part of the standard set-up, part of Microsoft Office (which I have through my work connection), or what--I'm not tech-savvy enough to know. :-)

Rick Mills said...

Susan: If you are on a Mac, you can do this in Preview. Open the PDF in Preview, then select TOOLS > ANNOTATE > STAR then drag the corner of the star to resize it and place it where you like. RM