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Subject: 2017 Mystery/Thriller Challenge - Lists Only
Date Posted: 11/28/2016 12:08 AM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
Date Posted: 11/28/2016 6:09 AM ET
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Connie's List:

MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
    A Tiger's Tale by Laura Morrigan 2-9-17
  2. Is That ReallyA Tiger's TaleYou? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
    The Ninth Daughter (Abigail Adams) by Barbara Hamilton
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
    We Wish You a Murderous Christmas by Vicki Delany -- St. Bernard pup named Mattie 1-6-17
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
    Where the Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
    Feint of Art by Hailey Lind - Art forgery
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
    The Square Root of Murder by Ada Madison - Math Professor
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
    Died in the Wool by Rett MacPherson
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
    The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (Edgar Award Grand Master -- 2010)
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
    Dog on It by Spencer Quinn 1-22-17
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.
    A Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
    Ticket to Tomorrow by Carol Cox (Chicago World's Fair in 1893)
    Death at the Paris Exposition by Frances McNamara (Paris Exposition of 1900)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    In For a Penny by Maggie Toussaint -- Cleopatra
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
    Plum Deadly by Ellie Grant---Plum in the title
    Everybody Loved Roger Harden by Cecil Murphey---Dining Room
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
    Killing Trail by Margaret Mizushima -- mountains in Colorado
    Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger -- Minnesota (Prairie)
    3rd Degree by James Patterson -- Pacific Coast (CA)
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder



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Date Posted: 11/28/2016 9:06 AM ET
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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title: Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon  Double Dog Dare You / Linda O Johnston
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.  Fallen Pride / Wayne Stinnett (President George H W Bush)
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet  A Spirited Tail / Leighann Dobbs
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title  Home is Where Your Boots Are / Kalan Chapman Lloyd
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.  That Touch of Ink / Diane Vallere (counterfeiting)
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.  Miss Dimple Disappears / Mignon Ballard
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison  Prose and Cons / Amanda Flower (Nicotine Poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.  Murder Me Now / Annette Meyers
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.  Take Out / Margaret Maron  (coming in June)
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction  Saving Jason - Michael Sears
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).  The Glass Ocean / Lori Baker
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.  Nick of Time / Beth Amos.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
    Crystal Dreams / David Riley
    Whispers in the Reading Room / Shelley Gray
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female -
    Sleeping the Churchyard Sleep / Rett MacPherson  (Olivia)
    Bliss House / Laura Benedict (Ariel)
    A Proper Scandal / Molly Jameson  (Beatrice)


    3 male -
    Romeo’s Rules / James Scott Bell
    Apprentice in Death / J D Robb (Summerset)
    The Colour of Poison /  (Sebastian)

     
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.

    1 that has Peacock; Forgive Me Leonard Peacock / Matthew Quick
    1 in which a Revolver is the murder weapon - Good Fortune / J A Whiting
    1 in which the murder takes place in the Hall   The Love Killings / Robert Ellis

     
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.

    Phantom River / P J Aldeman   (Pacific)
    Summer People / Aaron Stander (Prairie)
    Deadly Currents / Beth Groundwater    (Mountains)

     
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea

    Merciless Charity / Wayne Stinnett (Caribbean)
    Fallen Hero / Wane Stinnett (Caribbean)
    Tapas, Carrot Cake & a Corpse / Sherri Bryan (Atlantic)

     
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony

    Murder in Murloo / Brigid George   (wrath/anger)
    A Devious Mind / Brigid George  (greed/avarice)
    Wicked Appetite / Janet Evanovich  (gluttony)


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Date Posted: 11/28/2016 11:04 AM ET
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Una's List:

MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder


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Date Posted: 11/28/2016 12:33 PM ET
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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title: Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
    Dog Day, Alicia Gimenez-Bartlett
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
    Murder on Broadway (Ed Koch), Ed Koch & Wendi Corsi Staub - Jan 6
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet 
    Smoky Mountain Tracks - WL
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
    How the Light Gets In - Louise Penny - Jan 6
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
    Honor Among Thieves - Requested
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
    Dead Men's Hearts (Dr Gideon Oliver), Aaron Elkins
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
    Turtle Baby, Abigail Padgett - Jan 10
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
    Seneca Falls Inheritance, Miriam Grace Monfredo
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
    The Last Detective, Robert Crais
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
    Saving Jason - Michael Sears - Jan 14
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
    Alphabet House - Jussi Adler-Olsen
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.
    Utopia, Lincoln Child - Requested

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
    Chapel Noir - Requested
    Shadows in the White City - Requested
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    A Fine and Bitter Snow (Kate Shugak), Dana Stabenow
    Burying Ariel - Requested
    The Skull Beneath the Skin (Cordelia Gray), P D James - Requested

    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
    Rampart Street (Valentin St Cyr),  David Fulmer
    Death of a Celebrity (Hamish Macbeth), M.C. Beaton
    The Racketeer (Malcolm Bannister), John Grisham
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
    Little Scarlet, Walter Mosley - Requested - Jan 13
    The Kill Room (knife), Jeffrey Deaver - Jan 9
    Twice Buried (cellar), Steven F Havill - Jan 3
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
    Blood Lure, Nevada Barr
    Prairie Gothic, J M Hayes
    Bone Man, Vicki Stiefl
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
    Death on the Aegean Queen - Requested
    Deception (Adriatic) - Requested

    Hawke (Caribbean) - Requested
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
    Lucifer's Shadow (greed), David Hewson
    Fall from Pride - Requested
    All the Colors of Darkness - Requested

     


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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac –  Summer of the Dragon/Elizabeth Peters 2/17
  2. Is That Really You? – A Friendly Game of Murder/J. J. Murphy (Dorothy Parker) 2/17
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101  What You Don't Know/Joann Chaney  2/17
  5. Too Good to Be True – .  A Deceptive Clarity/Aaron Elkins 1/17
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips -Extra Credit/Maggie Barbieri 2/17       
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – A Whole New Life/Betsy Thornton 3/17
  8. That’s Not Fair  Sweet Poison/David Roberts 4/17
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – .  All Dressed in White/Mary Higgins Clark 2/17
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive -  The Hypnotist/Lars Kepler 1/17
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Murder Underground/Mavis Doriel Hay (trains) 2/17
  12.  Somewhere in Time Naked in Death/J. D. Robb 4/17

Bonus Categories:  

Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)  

City of Light/Lauren Belfer (World's Fair, Buffalo, NY, 1900) 1/17 
City of Secrets/Kelli Stanley (World's Fair, San Francisco, CA, 1940) 4/17                        

What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
HelenaA Feast of Carrion/Keith McCarthy 2/17
Olivia:  Free Love/Annette Meyers 2/17
Ariel:  Fast Forward/Judy Mercer 2/17

and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
Duncan:  Garden of Lamentations/Deborah Crombie 3/17
John:  The Awakening/Amanda Stevens 4/17
Toby:  Death on the Dragon's Tongue/Margot Arnold

Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study
Black and White and Dead All Over/John Darnton 3/17.
The Dead of Summer/Mari Jungstedt (revolver) 1/17
Crowned and Dangerous/Rhys Bown (library) 1/17

America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.

The Trapped Girl/Robert Dugoini (Pacific Coast) 1/17
Heart of Stone/James W. Ziskin (Adirondack Mtns) 2/17
Server Down/J. M.Hayes (Plains-Kansas) 3/17

Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea

Strange Bird/Anna Jansson (Baltic Sea) 1/17
Murder in Mykonos/Jeffrey Siger (Aegean Sea) 2/17
Competition Can Be Murder/Connie Shelton (North Sea) 2/17

Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder

I Can See in the Dark/Karin Fossum (motive-anger) 1/17
Twelve to Murder/Lauren Carr (motive-greed) 3/17



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Date Posted: 11/28/2016 5:02 PM ET
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Alice's Spot

MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
    1. A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths done 5/5
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
    1. Aristotle Detective by Margaret Doody 1/2
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
    1. Scene of the Grind by Tonya Kappes done 6/24
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
    1. The House at Sea's end by Elly Griffiths done 3/15
    2. A Dying Fall by Elly Griffiths done 8/6
    3. Outcast Dead by Elly Griffiths done 10/14
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
    1. The Anatomist's Apprentice by Tessa Harris done 6/18
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
    1. City for Ransom by Robert Walker done 9/5
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
    1. Deadly Wedding by Kate Parker done 8/13
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
    1. Turbo Twenty Three-Stephanie Plum novel by Janet Evanovich done 2/26
    2. On Her Majesty's Frighfully Secret Service by Rhys Bowen done 9/13
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
    1. Guidebook to Murder by Lynn Cahoon done 1/5 California coast
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
    1. The Queen's Accomplice by Susan Elia MacNeal done 3/1 Wrath/Anger


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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese ZodiacThe Dragon Man by Garry Disher Finished 4/11
  2. Is That Really You? Renting Silence by  Mary Miley (Mary Pickford) Finished 1/22
  3. Pets Are People Too Seeing a Large Cat by Elizabeth Peters Finished 4/17
  4. Journalism 101 What Darkness Brings by C.S. Harris Finished 3/14
  5. Too Good to Be True A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte Elkins Finished 1/5
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr Finished 4/30
  7. The Vessel with the PestleThe Strings of Murder by Oscar de Muriel Finished 1/16
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! Never Cross a Vampire by Stuart Kaminsky Finished 4/15
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - I See You by Clare Mackintosh Finished 2/23
  11. Trains and Boats and PlanesThe Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters (boat) Finished 1/4
  12. Somewhere in TimeEchoes in Death by J.D. Robb Finished 2/25

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female
    - The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari (Jessica) Finished 4/20
    Death at Whitechapel by Robin Paige (Kathryn) Finished 4/23
    An Unsuitable Job for a Woman by P.D. James (Cordelia) Finished 4/24

    and 3 male - The Limehouse Text by Will Thomas (Thomas) Finished 1/1
    The Sans Pareil Mystery by Karen Charlton ( Edward (Ned) ) Finished 2/9
    The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola (Edmund) Finished 2/25
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries,
    1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title;
    1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; 
    1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study. -
    Iron Lake by William Kent Krueger (STUDY) Finished 1/1
    The Iron Water by Chris Nickson (
    LEAD PIPE) Finished 1/6
    Snow WHITE Must Die by Nele Neuhaus Finished 1/28
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
    An Unsettling Crime for Samuel Craddock (Prairie) Finished 1/16
    Heartbreak Hotel by Jonathan Kellerman (Pacific) Finished 3/25
    Iron Ties by Ann Parker (Mountains) Finished 4/28
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
    Quietly in Their Sleep by Donna Leon (Adriatic) Finished 6/1
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
    Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough (Envy) Finished 2/4
    Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia (Wrath/Anger) Finished 2/16
    Dead Man's Blues by Ray Celestin (Greed/Avarice) Finished 3/14


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Date Posted: 11/28/2016 6:41 PM ET
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Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
Date Posted: 11/28/2016 8:07 PM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese ZodiacBad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
  2. Is That Really You? Kill Me Tender by Daniel M. Klein
  3. Pets Are People TooDog on it by Spencer Quinn
  4. Journalism 101What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  5. Too Good to Be True A Dangerous Talent by Charlotte and Aaron Elkins
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Inferno by Dan Brown
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle The Skin Collector by Jeffery Deaver
  8. That’s Not FairSeneca Falls Inheritance, Miriam Grace Monfredo
  9. Isn’t It Grand!The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - The Abduction by James Grippando
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes Golden Buddah by Clive Cussler
  12. Somewhere in Time Murder in Time by Julie McElwain

Bonus Categories:  

Meet Me at the Fair

  • The White City by Alec Michod
  • City for Ransom by Robert W. Walker

What’s in a Name

  • A Fatal Thaw by Dana Stabenow (Kate)
  • The Rosary Girls by Richard Montanari (Jessica)
  • Rescuing Oliva by Julie Compton ( Oliva)
  • The Complaints by Ian Rankin (Malcom) 3-2
  • The Mark by Jason Pinter (Henry)
  • Flashback by Michael Palmer (Toby)

Let’s Play Clue

  • White Sister by Stephen J Canell (White)
  • City of Fire by Robert Ellis ( Knife)
  • The Merchant's House by Kate Ellis ( Celler)

America the Beautiful

  • Open Season by C.J. Box
  • Heartland by David Wiltse
  • The Sixth Man by David Baldacci

Sail the Seven Seas

  • Hawke by Ted Bell (Caribbean)
  • The Mediterranean Caper by Clive Cussler
  • Deception by John Altman (Adriatic)

Seven Deadly Sins

  • Moment of Greed by Michael D. Mitchell
  • Murder at Pride Logde by Mark McNease
  • Anger of Heaven by Charles Dillion


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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
Date Posted: 11/29/2016 5:34 AM ET
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Posts: 5,675
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder


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Date Posted: 11/29/2016 7:46 AM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon....When the Rooster Kills by Jeff Shelby.....1/18/17
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.....The Woman on the Orient Express by Lyndsay Jayne Ashford......2/5/17 (Agatha Christie)
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet......Crime and Catnip by T.C. LoTempio.....1/13/17
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title....Who Killed Blanche DuBois? by Carole Bugge.....2/6/17
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting...The Bookman's Tale by Charlie Lovett....1/5/17
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison.......A Pinch of Poison by Alyssa Maxwell.......1/3/17
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.......Fearless by Nicola Claire,,,,,1/31/17
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.....The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie........2/9/17
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction......Dying Games by Steve Robinson........5/20/17
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term)......Death on the Patagonia Express by Hy Conrad......1/21/17
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future......Apprentice in Death by J.D. Robb.....8/28/17

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)...Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray......7/13/17, Deception on Sable Hill by Shelley Gray......7/18/17
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder


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Date Posted: 11/29/2016 9:40 AM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – . Who Buries the Dead by C.S Harris. Read 1/7/17. (Jane Austen)
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 –  When Falcons Fall by CS Harris. Read 1/9/17
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder    PRIDE:  The Devil's Workshop by Alex Grecian   Read 5/5/17

 



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Date Posted: 11/29/2016 10:16 AM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
    The Rabbit Factory, Marshall Karp 04/17
  2. Is That Really You? Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante, Susan Elia MacNeal  01/17
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet Killing Time, Margaret Mizushima 04/17
  4. Journalism 101What Lies Behind, J. T. Ellison
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.  A Deceptive Clarity, Aaron Elkins  02.17
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc. The Coffin Trail, Martin Edwards, March 2017
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison  A Troublesome Woman, Suzanne Downes, March 2017
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.  Murder at Hull House, Frances McNamara, MC is a fighter for women's rights against the sweatshops in Chicago.  Hull House was the first "Settlement House" in Chicago.  02/04
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master. The Bughouse Affair, by Marcia Muller & Bill Pronzini, both Grand Masters!!!  02/13
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term). The Railway Detective, Edward Marston, May 2017
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace) Murder at the New York World's Fair by Phoebe Atwood Taylor  04/2017
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;  
    1)  Interred with Their Bones, Jennifer Lee Carrell, Character "Kate", 2-19-2017
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.   1)  Tabula Rasa, Shelly Reuben, character "Sebastian", March 2017
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title;   1) The Green Mill Murder, Kerry Greenwood -- 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon;   1) Pursuit and Persuasion, Sally S. Wright, stabbing  and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study  1) Stick a Fork in It, Robin Allen (dining room)
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder


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Date Posted: 11/29/2016 11:07 AM ET
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character. The One Man :: Andrew Gross - finished 3/4/17
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title: Where the Dead Lie by C S Harris - finished 5/18/17
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction A Darkness Absolute by Kelley Armstrong - finished 2/25/17
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace) The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast. - Twist of the Knife by Becky Masterman (Florida) - finished 6/7/17
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder The Seeker by S G MacLean - finished 3/31/17


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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

 

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder

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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet Elementary, She Read - Vicki Delany 8/9 Moriarty, the cat and Violet, the dog.
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Tricky Twenty-Two - Janet Evanovich 5/28 Evil Biology prof
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.The Unquiet Dead - Ausma Zehanat Khan 1/22
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction The Silkworm-Robert Galbraith (Rowling)1/23
  11. Trains and Boats and PlanesDeath in a Strange Country - Donna Leon 2/9  Lots of plane, train, and canal boats
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.The Red Slayer - Paul Harding/Doherty 1/3 (knife), In This Grave Hour - Jacqueline Winspear 5/12 (Living Room)
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast. Repair to Her Grave - Sarah Graves 3/29 (Coastal Maine)
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea Dressed for Death - Donna Leon 6/28 (Adriatic), Clair DeWitt and the City of the Dead, 7/3 (Gulf of Mexico), Clair DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway 7/24 (San Francisco Bay)
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder Turbo Twenty-Three - Janet Evanovich 8/3 (Greed); A  Rule Against Murder - Louise Penny 8/20 (Anger)


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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title: Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon  Prayer of the Dragon by Eliot Pattison
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison  Landscape in Scarlet: A Miss Henry Mystery (Miss Henry Misteries, Bk 2) by Melanie Jackson
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.  Long Upon the Land (Deborah Knott, Bk 20) by Margaret Maron
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)

What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;

A Medal for Murder (Kate Shackleton, Bk 2) by Frances Brody (Kate)

Momento Mori: A Miss Henry Mystery (Miss Henry Mysteries, Bk 6) by Melanie Jackson (Juliet)

and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.

An Obvious Fact: A Longmire Mystery by Craig Johnson (Henry)

Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.

America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.

The Devil's Hearth (Fever Devilin, Bk 1) by Phillip DePoy (Mountains)

Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea

Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder  

Trick or Treat (Corinna Chapman, Bk 4) by Kerry Greenwood (Greed)



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Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – The Goat Woman of Largo Bay - Gillian Royes.  Completed 6/27/17. ****
  2. Is That Really You? –   Things Half in Shadow - Alan Finn. Completed 3/19/17.*****
  3. Pets Are People Too – A Killer Plot - Ellery Adams. Completed 8/6/17.****
  4. Journalism 101 – The Man Who Turned Both Cheeks - Gillian Royes. 
  5. Too Good to Be True –  Savannah Blues - Mary Kay Andrews. Completed 8/14/17****
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr ChipsThe Case of the Journeying Boy - Michael Innes. Completed 8/27/17.***
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle –  Death in Ecstacy - Ngaio Marsh. Completed 1/21/17. ****
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - After Dark - Jayne Castle. Completed 8/19/17. ****
  11. Trains and Boats and PlanesDown Among the Dead Men - Patricia Moyes. Completed 2/25/17.****.5
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

 



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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:  Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon  Tea With the Black Dragon by R. A. MacAvoy - January 7, 2017
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.Wilde West by Walter Satterthwaite (Oscar Wilde & Doc Holiday) - March 27, 2017
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title Sadie When She Died by Ed McBain - May 3, 2017
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.Nobody's Perfect by Donald D. Westlake - August 5, 2017
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart - April 27, 2017
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison Till Death Do Us Part by John Dickson Carr - April 10, 2017
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.Murder Under the Loon by Gerald Anderson - July 2, 2017
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (John Dickson Carr) Grand Master 1963- February 14, 2017
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction Who Stole Sassi Manoon? by Donald E. Westlake - July 27, 2017
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).  Asia Rip by George Foy - August 10, 2017
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future. A Prince Lost to Time by Ann Dukthas - August 13, 2017

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;   1. Not a Creature Was Stirring by Jane Haddam - June 9, 2017 (Cordelia Hannaford)      2. The Mystery of the Butcher's Shop by Gladys Mitchell - July 14, 2017 (Beatrice Adela Lestrange Bradley)
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine. She Died a Lady by Carter Dickson - May 31, 2017 (Sir Henry Merrivale)
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; Inspector Ghote Hunts the Peacock by H.R.F. Keating - January 18, 2017 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon;Death of the Duchess (knife) by Elizabeth Eyre - March 4, 2017 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay - May 14, 2017 (Study)
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries: 1 set in the Mountains Killing Suki Flood by Robert Leininger - June 14, 2017  1 set on the Prairie The Thursday Turkey Murders (Iowa) by Craig Rice - February 12, 2017  1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast Twisting the Rope by R. A. MacAvoy (Pacific) - January 29, 2017.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder


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Basic Challenge  DONE

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
    :  The Monkey's Raincoat, 1/2/2016, 3.5 stars
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character  Who Buries the Dead by C.S Harris.(Jane Austen), 2/16/2017, 3 stars
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a petThe Hell with Elaine by Van Siller, 2/2/2016, 4 stars (features a poodle named Andre that is injured when his mistress is murdered.  The dog is taken care of by the key characters in the book who get to keep him in the end.
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title  The Secret Room of Morgate House by Elissa Grandower (Where:  Room - Morgate House), 2/9/2017, 4 stars.  Exciting and original in plot and execution.
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro, 4/29/2017, 3.5 stars
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.  Rumpole and the Model Prisoner by John Mortimer, 1/9/2017, 3 stars (Prisoner is a teacher who murdered his wife.)
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison  A Dram of Poison by Charlotte Armstrong, 2/27/2017, 5 stars
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.  Murder at Hobcaw Barony by Elliott Roosevelt, 2/5/2017, 1 star
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master:  Charcoal Joe by Walter Mosley, 1/10/2017, 3 stars
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction:  The Hyde Park Murder by Elliott Roosevelt  (A young man's fiance is kidnapped.) , 1/25/2017, 3.5 stars
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).  Unpardonable Lies by Jacqueline Winspear, 3/22/2017, 5 stars (Ship from England, rail while in France.)
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.  Asimov's Mysteries by Isaac Asimov, 1/7/2016, 4.5 stars

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace) Secrets of Sloane House (Chicago World Fair, Bk 1) by Shelley Shepard Gray, 1/31/2017, 1 star; City for Ransom by Robert W. Walker, 3/13/2017, 4 stars.
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, MariaMiranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;  City of Ghosts by Kelli Stanley,7/20/2017, 3 stars; The Abbott's Agreement by Mel Starr (Kate). 4/2/2017, 3 stars; Blood on Snow by Jo Nesbo, 9/4/2017, 4 stars 
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine. The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye, 3/26/2017, 4 stars;  A Study in Death by Anna Lee Huber, 6/9/2017, 4 stars;  Bone Rattler by Eliot Pattison, 10/5/2017, 5 stars.
  3. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.  1. Lady Cop Makes Trouble by Amy Stewart, Hackensack, NJ, 2/11/2017, 3 stars.  2.  Mercy Falls by William Kent Krueger, 6/15/2017, 3 stars.  
  4. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  5. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder.  1. The Rope by Nevada Barr, 2/26/2017 (Lake Powell), 4 stars (Wrath/Anger).  2.  Ancient Ones by Kirk Mitchell, 3/3/2017, 4.5 stars (Envy); 3.  The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong, 3//2017, 4 stars (Greed).


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MEDAL LEVELS:
Bronze Medal -- read 3 categories and 1 bonus
Silver Medal -- read 6 categories and 2 bonus
Gold Medal -- read 12 categories and 3 bonus
Diamond Medal -- read 12 categories plus 4 bonus
Platinum Medal -- read 12 categories plus 5 bonus
Titanium Medal - read 12 categories plus 6 bonus

Basic Challenge

  1. Chinese Zodiac – Read a mystery that features one of the following in the title:
    Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, Pig, Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon
  2. Is That Really You? – Read a mystery that features a real person as a character.
  3. Pets Are People Too – Read a mystery that involves a pet
  4. Journalism 101 – Read a mystery with Who, What, When, Where, How or Why in the title
  5. Too Good to Be True – Read a mystery involving art forgery or counterfeiting.
  6. Good Morning, Miss Dove or Goodbye, Mr Chips - Read a mystery with a main character who is a teacher, professor, etc.
  7. The Vessel with the Pestle – Read a mystery involving poison
  8. That’s Not Fair – Read a mystery with MC who is an activist.
  9. Isn’t It Grand! – Read any mystery by an Edgar Award Grand Master.
  10. If You Want to See Him Alive - Read a mystery that involves a kidnap/abduction
  11. Trains and Boats and Planes – Read a mystery involving one of these modes of transportation (you may substitute railroad, ship, airplane as your search term).
  12. Somewhere in Time – Read a mystery involving time travel or set in the future.

Bonus Categories:  

  1. Meet Me at the Fair – Read 2 mysteries set during a World’s Fair (keyword searches World’s Fair/Exposition/Crystal Palace)
  2. What’s in a Name - Read 6 mysteries with main characters names from Shakespearean plays.
    3 female - Ariel, Beatrice, Bianca, Celia, Cleopatra, Cordelia, Desdemona, Emilia, Helena, Jessica, Kate, Miranda, Olivia, Rosalind, Portia, Sylvia, Viola;
    and 3 male - Antony, Duncan, Hamlet, Henry, Julius, Macbeth, MacDuff, Malcolm, Othello, Robin, Romeo, Sebastian, Toby, Valentine.
  3. Let’s Play Clue – Read 3  mysteries, 1 that has Peacock, Scarlet, White, Mustard, Green or Plum in the title; 1 in which a Candlestick, Rope, Revolver, Knife, Wrench, or Lead Pipe is the murder weapon; and 1 in which the murder takes place in the Ballroom, Billiard Room, Cellar, Conservatory, Dining Room, Hall, Kitchen, Library, Lounge/Living Room or Study.
  4. America the Beautiful – Read 3 mysteries, 1 set in the Mountains, 1 set on the Prairie, and 1 set on either the Atlantic or Pacific Coast.
  5. Sail the Seven Seas – Read a 3 mysteries set on the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, Caribbean, or any other sea
  6. Seven Deadly Sins - Read 3 mysteries that have one of the sins - Pride, Envy, Greed/Avarice, Lust, Sloth, Wrath/Anger, Gluttony - in the title or as motive for murder
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