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Subject: adjustment to the mini historical mystery challenge - #5
Date Posted: 3/8/2011 8:20 PM ET
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Looks to me that those in this challenge may be having trouble finding a title for category #5 (just hangin' around), so let's expand it a bit. Even though many witches weren't hanged, I will suggest that this category also include anything to do with witches, rather than just the gallows. How's that?

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 10:12 PM ET
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yes   Sounds good.

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Date Posted: 3/10/2011 10:19 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/11/2011 7:38 AM ET
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Could it have 'gallows' in the title?   I just acquired Robin Paige's series, and the second book is Death at Gallows Green.  

I'm not sure anyone gets hung.  Hanged.  Strung up.  Would it work anyway?


Date Posted: 3/11/2011 9:50 AM ET
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Yep. Vicky, that would work as well. I am looking at that book as a possibilty too. This category seems to require a lot of leeway (what was I thinkin"?) frown

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 10:18 AM ET
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I'm still mad that I read the novel about the man known as "The Hanging Judge" right before this challenge started! Wait, it wasn't a mystery, so it still wouldn't have counted, even with all those hangings.

I'm going with "The Gallows Thief" by Bernard Cornwell.