2021 BeachComber Mystery Challenge



 Beachcomber Mystery Challenge

Hosted By: Rick Mills 

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Dates: Jan 1 - Dec 24, 2021



Challenge Detail Summary:
Complete the set of four beach bags as you read mysteries. 
4 Wild Cards are allowed to replace hard-to-find items. Wild Cards may be used on any cards.
WEAPONS (victim, book)
  • Rope ~ Walt Barlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Falling object ~ (propane tank fell on head) Brendan Reddy, The Searcher
  • Poison, poisoned food ~ Jeffrey Grisby Jr., Death of a Mad Hatter
  • Motor vehicle (wreck) ~ Justina Marker, The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • Fire ~
  • Hand gun ~ Ted Hendricks, If the Shoe Kills
  • Knife ~
  • Rock, brick, blunt object ~ Chase Andrews, Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Axe or hatchet ~
  • Pointy object ~ Darlene Gusarov, The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • Motor vehicle (struck by) ~ Angela Barlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Motor vehicle (carbon monoxide) ~
  • Free square ~
  • Drowning, water, ice ~
  • Bomb or explosion ~
  • Push or fall ~ Katherine O'Malley Calvert, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Fright or heart attack ~
  • Pillow, smother, asphyxiation ~
  • Animal attack or bite ~
  • Dagger ~
  • Medicine or drugs ~ Benedict Pane & Sam Smart, Live or Let Chai
  • Household object ~ (flashlight) Cheryl Hartford, The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • Hands or fists ~
  • Rifle or shotgun ~
  • Stocking, pantyhose, belt, scarf, tie ~
CRIME SCENES
  • Boat ~
  • Library or bookstore ~
  • Kitchen or bakery ~
  • Pathway or forest ~ Chase Andrews, Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Locked room ~
  • Lake, ocean, or river ~
  • Alley, mews, or backyard ~
  • Lawn ~
  • Basement ~
  • Attic ~ Walt Marlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Bar, store, restaurant ~
  • Cliff, roof, high place ~ Darlene Gusarov, The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • Free square ~
  • Any vehicle ~ Ted Hendricks, If the Shoe Kills
  • Train or subway ~
  • Stairs or balcony ~ Katherine O'Malley Calvert ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Hotel or cabin ~ Brendan Reddy, The Searcher
  • Street or sidewalk ~ Angela Marlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Island ~ Benedict Pane & Sam Smart, Live and Let Chai
  • Swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi ~
  • Garden, park, gazebo ~ Jeffery Grisby Jr., Death of a Mad Hatter
  • Home or business office ~ Isabella Gusarov Strickland, The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • Bedroom ~ Miss Emily, Guidebook to Murder
  • Bathtub, shower, bathroom ~
  • Beach or shoreline ~ Cheryl Hartford, The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
DETECTIVES
Your detective's name must include the indicated letter. 
Titles do not count - Inspector Clouseau can be used for "A", but not for "T".
You can use any character in a detective role, not necessarily an official detective. 

  • A ~
  • B ~ Danielle Boatman - The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • C ~
  • D ~ Danielle Boatman - The Ghost of Marlow House
  • E ~
  • F ~
  • G ~ Officer Greg - If the Shoe Kills
  • H ~
  • I ~
  • J ~ Joe Minnelli ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • K ~ Greg King ~ Guidebook to Murder
  • L ~
  • M ~
  • N ~
  • O ~
  • P OR Q ~ Cal HooPer ~ The Searcher
  • Q ~
  • R ~
  • S ~
  • T ~
  • U ~
  • V ~ EVerly Swan ~ Live and Let Chai
  • W ~
  • X, Y or Z ~ GradY Hays ~ Live and Let Chai
  • X, Y or Z ~

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VICTIMS COMPLETED
Your victim's name must include the indicated letter. 
Victims must be dead.
  • A ~ WAlt Barlow ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • B ~ Jon Bonnet Ramsey ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • C ~ LuCas ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • D ~ Isabella Gusarov StricklanD ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • E ~ AngEla Barlow ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • F ~ Cheryl HartFord - The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • G ~ AnGela Barlow ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • H ~ KatHerine O'Malley ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • I ~ BrIanna O'Malley ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • J ~ Justina Marker ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • K ~ Ted HendricKs - If the Shoe Kills
  • L ~ Miss EmiLy ~ Guidebook to Murder
  • M ~ Carl Miller ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • N ~ ShawN Miller ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • O ~ Mr. McDOnald ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • P OR Q ~ Benedict Pane ~ Live and Let Chai
  • R ~ BRianna O'Malley ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • S ~ Sam Smart ~ Live and Let Chai
  • T ~ WalT Barlow ~ The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • U ~ SUsan Miller ~ The Ghost Who Loved Daimonds
  • V ~ Roger CalVert ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • W ~ Walt Barlow - The Ghost of Marlow House
  • X, Y or Z ~ Brendan ReddY ~ The Searcher
  • X, Y or Z ~ Henry WirZ~ Long Road to Mercy
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My Book List 
  1. Long Road to Mercy (Altee Pine #1) ~ David Baldacci ~ 1/13
  2. The Searcher ~ Tana French ~ 1/25
  3. The Mother-in-Law ~ Sally Hepworth ~ 2/9
  4. A Minute to Midnight (Altee Pine #2) ~ David Baldacci ~ 2/15
  5. Where the Crawdads Sing ~ Delia Owens ~ 2/26
  6. Daylight (Altee Pine #3) ~ David Baldacci ~ 2/27
  7. If the Shoe Kills (Tourist Trap Mysteries #3) ~ Lynn Cahoon ~ 3/11
  8. The Ghost of Marlow House (Haunting Danielle #1) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 3/15
  9. The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds (Haunting Danielle #2) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 3/19
  10. The Ghost Who Wasn't (HD #3) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 3/20
  11. Live and Let Chai (Seaside Cafe Mystery #1) ~ Bree Baker ~ 3/26
  12. Guidebook to Murder (Tourist Trap Mysteries #1) ~ Lynn Cahoon ~
  13. Death of a Mad Hatter (Hat Shop Mystery #2) ~ Jenn McKinlay ~ 4/5
  14. The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge (HD #4) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 4/9




1 comment:

  1. Welcome to The Beachcomber Reading Challenge! http://rickmillsproject.com/reading_challenges/beachcomber/2021/index.html

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The Ghost of Marlow House
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Absolutely loved this book. It caught my attention from the first page. Fabulous story of Danielle who inherits Marlow House from her Great Aunt. Danielle moves into the house along with her friend Lily, who is there to help get the ...
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If the Shoe Kills
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