Saturday, January 22, 2022

Mystery Reporter's Challenge 2022

 Mystery Reporter's Challenge 2022

Sponsored by Ellie in The Challenge Factory on Goodreads
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The challenge runs from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2022.

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

I'll be going for News Anchor (3 from each category). Commitment complete 2/24/22!

Cub reporter: 5 books (1 from each category) [1/19/22]
Columnist: 10 books (2 from each category) [1/24/22]
News Anchor: 15 books (3 from each category) [2/24/22]
Editor: 20 books (4 from each category) [3/22/22]
Newspaper Mogul: 25 books (5 from each category) [3/28/22]

Pulitzer Prize Winner (Newspaper Mogul plus Bonus Category) = 30 books

Nobel Prize for Literature (Newspaper Mogul plus Pulitzer Prize + Extra Bonus) = 31 books

Protagonist is in the book business (bookshop owner, librarian, writer, etc): Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (1/23/22)
Protagonist works with an animal (K9 cop, Vet, etc.): The Murderer Who Wanted More by Baynard Kendrick [actually, two animals] (2/11/22)
Protagonist OR a Main Character is paranormal (witch, vampire, ghost, etc): The Ghost Finders by Adam McOmber (3/2/22)
Protagonist is starting a new business or job: Murder Roundabout by Richard Lockridge [new real estate agent] (3/12/22)
Protagonist is a senior citizen or a juvenile (under 18): Hercule Poirot's Christmas by Agatha Christie (1/1/22)

A color in the title: A Plate of Red Herrings by Richard Lockridge (3/28/22)
A number in the title: The Five Red Herrings by Dorothy L. Sayers (2/24/22)
Title is at least six words: The Case of the Famished Parson by George Bellairs (1/2/22)
Title is exactly two words: Fadeaway Girl by Martha Grimes (1/2/22)
Title is a pun (ex: Hooked on Ewe): With Option to Die by Richard Lockridge ["option to buy"] (3/22/22)

Set in Europe (NOT England): The Devil in Music by Kate Ross [Italy] (3/13/22)
Set in a country village or small town: Easy to Kill by Agatha Christie (1/7/22)
Set in a state starting with a vowel: The Golden Box by Frances Crane [set in Illinois] (2/14/22)
Set in a state or country you have lived in: Midsummer Nightmare by Christopher Hale [set in USA--only country I've lived in] (2/21/22)
Set on foreign soil (NOT America or England): The Green Island Mystery by Betsy Allen [Bermuda] (1/24/22)

Set in the 1800s or earlier: Death Comes to Pemberley by P. D. James (1/15/22)
Set in the 1900s: Whose Body? by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/20/22)
Set during a celebration: Death Stops the Frolic by George Bellairs (2/18/22) [set at the church's 25th anniversary tea]
Set during summer: Deathblow Hill by Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1/21/22)
Set during a storm: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie (1/9/22)

WHY (Motives)
Money/Greed: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie (1/21/22)
Jealousy: Overture to Death by Ngaio Marsh (1/29/22)
Revenge: The Ruby Raven by Michael Dahl (1/19/22)
“Love”: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (2/19/22)
To keep a secret/cover up: A Broken Vessel by Kate Ross (2/27/22)

WHO – The protagonist is a widow/widower: Murder at the Spring Ball by Benedict Brown (2/5/22)
WHAT – The title starts with your first or last name’s first initial: Bodies from the Library by Tony Medawar [ed] (1/13/22)
WHERE – Set in a place (city, village, state, country, etc) starting with your first or last initial: The Corpse with the Grimy Glove by R. A. J. Walling [set in Bosenna, England] (3/5/22)
WHEN – Set in the decade you (or a close family member) was born: The Egyptologist by Arthur Phillips [both of my grandmas were born in the 1920s] (2/6/22)
WHY – Accidental death (as well as others): An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch (1/29/22)

Horoscope (from on-line or a newspaper or wherever)
Pick a date that has special meaning for you (your birthday, anniversary, birthday of a child, parent or pet, etc.)
Read your 2022 horoscope for that date.
Then read a book that relates to that horoscope.

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