Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 Color Coded Challenge




The challenge is located here, to read nine titles in the following categories.

Here is my progress. 
5 colors of 9 complete!



Titles are linked to my reviews.


1. A book with "Blue" or any shade of Blue (Turquoise, Aquamarine, Navy, etc) in the title/on the cover. 


  • planned: The Blue Horse of Taxco by Kathleen Moore Knight
  • note for next time? The Blue Hand by Edgar Wallace
  • note for next time? Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie



2. A book with "Red" or any shade of Red (Scarlet, Crimson, Burgandy, etc) in the title/on the cover.

  • complete: The Red Mass by Valentine Williams
  • note for next time? The Scarlet Letters by Ellery Queen
  • note for next time? The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • note for next time? A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • note for next time? Crimson Friday by Dorothy Cameron Disney
  • note for next time? The Crimson Circle by Edgar Wallace


3. A book with "Yellow" or any shade of Yellow (Gold, Lemon, Maize, etc.)in the title/on the cover.

  • complete: The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • note for next time? Gold Comes in Bricks by A. A. Fair (Erle Stanley Gardner)
  • note for next time? The Golden Spiders by Rex Stout
  • note for next time? The Golden Goose by Ellery Queen
  • note for next time? Mystery of the Gold Box by Valentine Williams



4. A book with "Green" or any shade of Green (Emerald, Lime, Jade, etc) in the title/on the cover.

  • complete: The Jade Venus by George Harmon Coxe
  • note for next time? The Man in the Green Hat by Manning Coles
  • note for next time? Green Hazard by Manning Coles
  • note for next time? The Case of the Green Eyed Sister by Erle Stanley Gardner
  • note for next time? The Green Ribbon by Edgar Wallace
  • I just couldn't bring myself to claim "The Greene Murder Case" by S. S. Van Dine for this one!


5. A book with "Brown" or any shade of Brown (Tan, Beige, Sand etc) in the title/on the cover.


  • planned: ?



6. A book with "Black" or any shade of Black (Jet, Ebony, Charcoal, etc) in the title/on the cover.


  • complete:  The Ebony Bed Murder by Rufus Gillmore (1932)
  • complete: Acts of Black Night by Kathleen Moore Knight (1938)
  • note for next time? The Black Mountain by Rex Stout
  • note for next time? Black Orchids by Rex Stout


7. A book with "White" or any shade of White (Ivory, Eggshell, Cream, etc)in the title/on the cover.

  • planned: The White Elephant Mystery by Ellery Queen
  • note for next time? The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • note for next time? White Face by Edgar Wallace
  • note for next time? White Rider by Leslie Charteris




8. A book with any other color in the title/on the cover (Purple, Orange, Silver, Pink, Magneta, etc.).  

  • complete: The False Purple by Sydney Horler (1932)
  • note for next time? The Chinese Orange Mystery by Ellery Queen
  • note for next time? Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy Hughes
  • note for next time? The Silver Key by Edgar Wallace


9. A book with a word that implies color (Rainbow, Polka-dot, Plaid, Paisley, Stripe, etc.).

  • planned: The Bronze Hand by Carolyn Wells?


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