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.

WARNING: SPOILERS 
WEAPONS (victim, book)
  • Rope ~ Walt Marlow, 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 ~ Torbet Melling, Goldheart (Andari Chromicles #2)
  • Hand gun ~ Ted Hendricks, If the Shoe Kills
  • Knife ~ Robert Clive, Speaking From Among the Bones
  • Rock, brick, blunt object ~ Chase Andrews, Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Axe or hatchet ~ Marcus Wantstring, A Wee Dose of Death
  • Pointy object ~ Darlene Gusarov, The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • Motor vehicle (struck by) ~ Angela Barlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Motor vehicle (carbon monoxide) ~
  • Drowning, water, ice ~ Patrick Middleton, The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek
  • Bomb or explosion ~ Ms. Henrickson, The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek
  • Push or fall ~ Katherine O'Malley Calvert, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Fright or heart attack ~ Bill Wills, One-Hit Wonder
  • Pillow, smother, asphyxiation ~ Baby Russell, The Wrong Family
  • Animal attack or bite ~ Abraham, A Potion to Die For
  • Dagger ~ Geoffrey Clarke, A Colourful Death
  • Medicine or drugs ~ Benedict Pane & Sam Smart, Live or Let Chai
  • Household object ~ (flashlight) Cheryl Hartford, The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
  • Hands or fists ~ Caul, The Desolations of Devil's Acre
  • Rifle or shotgun ~ Miles Pruitt ~ The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek
  • Stocking, pantyhose, belt, scarf, tie ~ Mr. Collicut, Speaking From Among the Bones
CRIME SCENES COMPLETeD 9/8
  • Boat ~ Mary, The Ghosts of Notchey Creek
  • Library or bookstore ~ Caul, The Desolations of Devil's Acre
  • Kitchen or bakery ~ Connie Mac, Blueberry Muffin Murder
  • Pathway or forest ~ Chase Andrews, Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Locked room ~ Dakota & Juno, The Wrong Family
  • Lake, ocean, or river ~ Patrick Middleton, The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek
  • Alley, mews, or backyard ~ Arnold Becker, The Secret Garden (Father Brown)
  • Lawn ~ Miss V (Velyana Greenshank), The Desolations of Devil's Acre
  • Basement ~ (Crypt basement below the church) Speaking From Among the Bones
  • Attic ~ Walt Marlow, The Ghost of Marlow House
  • Bar, store, restaurant ~ Geoffrey Clarke, A Colourful Death
  • Cliff, roof, high place ~ Darlene Gusarov, The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • Any vehicle ~ Ted Hendricks, If the Shoe Kills
  • Train or subway ~ Hannah Richardson, Speaking From Among the Bones
  • 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 ~ Richard Winston Jr., The Ghost Who Came for Christmas
  • Garden, park, gazebo ~ Jeffery Grisby Jr., Death of a Mad Hatter
  • Home or business office ~ Tarquin "Tar" de Luce, The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches
  • Bedroom ~ Dr. Fredrick Fenwick, A Colourful Death
  • Bathtub, shower, bathroom ~ "Moaning Myrtle" Warren, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • Beach or shoreline ~ Cheryl Hartford, The Ghost Who Loved Diamonds
DETECTIVES COMPLETED 5/22/21
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 ~ DAnielle Boatman ~ The Ghost of Marlow House
  • B ~ D.I. ScumBle ~ A Colourful Death
  • C ~ Scarlet Parker ~ Death of a Mad Hatter
  • D ~ ADam TraDescant Sowerby ~ Speaking From Among the Bones
  • E ~ Elaine ~ Goldheart
  • F ~ Inspector Finchly ~ Death of a Mad Hatter
  • G ~ Officer Greg - If the Shoe Kills
  • H ~ Brian Henderson ~ The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • I ~ Ian Bartley ~ The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • J ~ Joe Minnelli ~ The Ghost Who Wasn't
  • K ~ Greg King ~ Guidebook to Murder
  • L ~ Officer BiLL ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
  • M ~ Chief McDonald ~ The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • N ~ Adam Nichols ~ The Ghost Who Wanted Revenge
  • O ~ Megan PencarrOw ~ A Colourful Death
  • P OR Q ~ Cal HooPer ~ The Searcher
  • R ~ Officer HeRb ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
  • S ~ Sgt. MoraleS ~ The Wrong Family
  • T ~ Elenor Trewynn ~ A Colourful Death
  • U ~ Flavia de LUce ~ Speaking From Among the Bones
  • V ~ EVerly Swan ~ Live and Let Chai
  • W ~ Inspector HeWett ~ Speaking From Among the Bones
  • X, Y or Z ~ Detective BiXby ~ A Colourful Death
  • X, Y or Z ~ GradY Hays ~ Live and Let Chai

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VICTIMS COMPLETED 3/26/21
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
  15. Speaking From Among the Bones (Flavia de Luce #5) ~ Alan Bradley ~ 4/11
  16. Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder (Hannah Swensen #1) ~ Joanne Fluke ~ 4/24
  17. Goldheart (Andari Chronicles #2) ~ Kenley Davidson ~ 4/28
  18. The Wrong Family ~ Tarryn Fisher ~ 5/4
  19. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ~ 5/13
  20. The Desolations of Devil's Acre (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children #6) ~ 5/17
  21. The Ghost of Halloween Past (HD #5) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 5/21
  22. A Colourful Death (Cornish Mystery #2) ~ Carola Dunn ~ 5/22
  23. By Book or By Crook (Lighthouse Library #1) ~ Eva Gates ~ 5/23
  24. Strawberry Shortcake Murder (Hannah Swensen #2) ~ 5/25
  25. Pirouette (Andari Chron. #3) ~ Kenley Davidson ~ 5/30
  26. The Ghosts of Notchey Creek (Harley Henrickson #2) ~ Liz S. Andrews ~ 5/31
  27. The Mist Rises Over Notchey Creek (HH #1) ~ Liz S. Andrews ~ 6/3
  28. A Wee Murder In My Shop (ScotShop #1) ~ Fran Stewart ~ 6/5
  29. The Secret Garden (Father Brown) ~ G.K. Chesterton ~ 6/5
  30. The Ghost Who Came For Christmas (HD #6) ~ Bobbi Holmes ~ 6/8
  31. One-Hit Wonder ~ Lisa Jewell ~ 6/12
  32. A Potion to Die For (Magic Potion Mystery #1) ~ Heather Blake ~ 7/6
  33. The Dead in Their Vaulted Arches (Flavia de Luce #6) ~ Alan Bradley ~ 7/16
  34. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets ~ J.K. Rowling ~ 7/21
  35. A Wee Dose of Death (ScotShop #2) ~ Fran Stewart ~ 7/29
  36. Blueberry Muffin Murder (Hannah Swensen #3) ~ Joanne Fluke ~ 9/8




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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The Book Thief
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With all the hype and rave about this book, I was really excited to dive in. Such a disappointment. If it wasn't for listening to it on an book, I would have given up on a long long time ago. The concept of the story sounds fascinating, ...
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