Sunday, July 29, 2018

Precinct 81 191. Butterfly Kisses

Precinct 81 discussion on goodreads


✘ Case File: 191
✘ Date: August 2018
✘ Cold Case: 191. Butterfly Kisses

✘ Crime: Murder
✘ Suspect: Unknown
✘ Location: New York City
✘ Documentation: Butterfly Kisses

Information 
His hands are bound behind him, a crude butterfly drawn in blood on his bare back. He isn’t the first.

When a drug addict finds the body of a man in the basement of an abandoned warehouse in NYC, Detective Damien Drake is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim was a philanthropist, father, doting husband, and wealthy junior partner in one of the cities most respected law firms; he seemed to have the perfect life.

Yet when Damien probes deeper, he realizes that this man isn’t the first. His investigation soon connects this murder with two other killings of wealthy professionals—one in Montreal, the other in Detroit—all of which were emblazoned with the same bloody butterfly.

What dark secrets is the NYC lawyer hiding? And what is the significance of the butterfly? As Damien inches closer to uncovering the truth, the killer is closing in on him… and his family.

Damien’s last case cost him his wife and daughter. This case threatens not only his job, but his sanity, as well. And this time, the killer may even be smarter than he is. One thing for certain is that if he doesn’t catch the killer soon, more people will die. The only question is, will the next victim be someone close to Detective Damien Drake?




Read a book set in New York A Dangerous Game Heather Graham 8/24/18
✥ Read a book where a character's first and last name start with the same letter
Gabriella Giovanni - Blessed Are the Meek Kristi Belcamino 8/12/18
✥ Read a book where there are multiple murders Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18
Read a book with an animal on the cover A Baby of Her Own (Dundee, Idaho, #1) by Brenda Novak A Baby of Her Own Brenda Novak8/17/18
✥ Read a book where a character is a lawyer No Turning Back Tiffany Snow 8/4/18

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Search for Clues
(Find the following in the text of books. Add location and sentence)

Yellow Without a Trace Colleen Coble 8/6/18 p 115 ... but the yellow crime-scene tape ...
Expensive The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand 8/2/18 p 135 ... because it was so expensive and Bruce ...
Message Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18 p 20 ... read a message.
Alley One Night of Trouble Elle Kennedy 8/4/18 p 3 Silence greeted them in the alley between Sin and the adjacent building, ...
Jacket The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18 p 147 ... draped his jacket over the back ...



Concrete Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18 p 109 ... vastness of concrete and roads ...
Bottle Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18 p 113 I'll pick up another bottle of my fave.
Gun No Turning Back Tiffany Snow 8/4/18 p 32 He was facing my direction and was pointing a gun at me.
Bleach The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18 p 235 ... come bleach my corneas.
Station The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand 8/2/18 p 429 ... back at the station, his voice mail ...



Beard The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18 p 280 ... shadow of his beard.
Butterfly Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18 p 2 “And cue the freaking butterflies,” I whisper as I check the message.
Gas Born in Blood Alexandra Ivy 8/10/18 p 23 No need to throw gasoline on a smoldering fire.
Detective Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18 p 17 ... deal with the senoir detective, whom ... 
Burglars Mulberry Moon Catherine Anderson 8/5/18 p 5 At least it wasn’t a burglar.



Suit The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18 p 12 ... pin-striped suit he wore.
Car No Turning Back Tiffany Snow 8/4/18 p 79 As I locked Kade's car, a very nice black Mercedes ...
Smell Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18 p 7 ... absorbing his smell.
Liquor One Night of Trouble Elle Kennedy 8/4/18 p 64 Just need to call one of our liquorsuppliers.
Apple Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18 p 60 On the desk was an Apple computer.

✘ If you wish to help solve the above Case, just leave your information below.

✘ There are 5 sections. You can use the same book once for each section. So if you work it right, you only have to Read a total of 5 books.

✘ Books DO NOT need to be Mystery/Thrillers, any type of book will work for solving cold cases.

✘ You do not need to read the book that case is about....however it might help since all the words are found in the book!

✘ Start date: August 1, 2018

Precinct 81 180. Deception Wears Many Faces

Precinct 81 discussion on goodreads


✘ Case File: 180
✘ Date: July 2018
✘ Cold Case: 180. Deception Wears Many Faces

✘ Crime: theft and suicide attempt
✘ Suspect: a professional con man
✘ Location: England
✘ Documentation: Deception Wears Many Faces

Information 
When Lyddie takes her sister to Devon to recover after a recent suicide attempt, it starts a train of events that will put their lives in grave danger.

Ellie has been the victim of a professional con artist, one who stole her savings, then disappeared from her life. Driven by her own history of failed relationships, Lyddie vows revenge on the man who broke her sister’s heart.

Soon she assumes a false identity and begins her hunt for a man she knows to be cold, calculating and ruthless. But who is fooling whom? And can Lyddie find the justice she seeks and heal her damaged sister?




Read a book by a female author Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18 

Read a book where the main character has a sibling Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18

Read a book tagged psychological thriller Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18

Read a book set in England The Husband Hunt Lynsay Sands 7/6/18

Read a book with a single person on the cover JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18

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Search for Clues
(Find the following in the text of books. Add location and sentence)

Phone Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18 p 55 Got my cell phone if you change your mind.
Man Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18 p 49 ...not normal man behavior.
Laptop Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18 p 4 ... peering into his laptop camera ...
Question Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18 p 19 No question.
Justice All In: Betting on a Full House Lane Hart 7/28/18 Loc 1745 ... explaining the criminal justice system to me.



Photo Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18 p 97 She snatched up a photo.
Holiday Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18 p 12 ... poinsettias for the holiday sales.
Comment Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18 p 2 ... first personal comment he'd ...
Smile Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18 p 8 ... her with an apologetic smile.
Profile Fielder's Choice Pamela Aares 7/13/18 p 58 ... he could write for his profile.



Contact Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18 p 33 ... from our contact in Boston.
Dating Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18 p 10 .... by dating such a monster - ...
Evening All In: Betting on a Full House Lane Hart 7/28/18 Loc 2208 ... Friday evening finally came around.
Love Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18 p 10 ... would love to make myself ...
Discussion Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18 p 24 ... bore her in their discussions of family ...



Game Red Lily Nora Roberts 7/2/18 p 97 Watching the game upstairs in the ....
Money Not That I Could Tell Jessica Strawser 7/8/18 p 65 ... the life insurance moneyyour ....
Dark-haired Black Rose Nora Roberts 7/1/18 p 126 The dark hair, the long eyes, ....
Scam JAMISON Olivia Chase 7/6/18 p 1 ... for some scammy piece-of-shit paper ...
Lonely Issued to the Bride: One Airman Cora Seton 7/9/18 p 6 ... he's always been lonely.
✘ If you wish to help solve the above Case, just leave your information below.

✘ There are 5 sections. You can use the same book once for each section. So if you work it right, you only have to Read a total of 5 books.

✘ Books DO NOT need to be Mystery/Thrillers, any type of book will work for solving cold cases.

✘ You do not need to read the book that case is about....however it might help since all the words are found in the book!

✘ Start date: July 1, 2018

CCC World's Smallest Countries

Crazy Challenge Connection discussion on goodreads


THE WORLD’S SMALLEST COUNTRIES
Timeframe: 8/1/18 to 11/30/18
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Thanks to Barb for creating this challenge.

The world contains billions upon billions of people spread far and wide around the globe. Everyone is familiar with the largest countries on Earth, but for this challenge, we're focusing on the smallest countries in the world. Don't let their size fool you, though; from the people to their landscapes, these places can be quite fascinating. And because size doesn't always matter, we've also included a few of the least populated countries in the world. If you want to get away from it all -- including people! -- you might want to visit one of these countries :)

PART ONE : SIZE 

10. GRENADA – 133 SQUARE MILES
The Spice of the Caribbean is the tenth smallest country in the world. Grenada has a population of over 107,000 and is relatively sparsely populated, compared to some of the countries to come on this list. It is one of the largest producers of nutmeg and mace in the world, with inhabitants saying the smell wafts around the island. The most popular sport in the country is cricket.
* Read book #10 of a series; tell us the series OR a book with a spice or seasoning in the title or in the series name; if you use the series name, be sure to tell us what it is.
A Gathering of Secrets Linda Castillo 8/19/18 (Kate Burkholder #10)

9. MALTA – 122 SQUARE MILES
With a population of over 419,000 people, Malta is one of Europe's most populated countries, but size-wise, it's the ninth smallest in the world. The republic of Malta is made up of three parts: Gozo, Comino and Malta, and according to a 2013 report by the UN, Malta is one of the happiest countries in the world.
* Read a book set in a heavily populated area (a large city, etc.); tell us where OR a book with a character who is happy all the time; tell us who.
Boston One Night of Trouble Elle Kennedy 8/4/18

8. THE MALDIVES – 116 SQUARE MILES
The Maldives is an archipelago of 1,192 coral islands grouped into 26 coral atolls, of which 200 are inhabited. Its population is just under 367,000 people. Climate change is a serious issue, and in 2009 the then-president and 13 other officials sat at desks at the bottom of the sea, dressed in full scuba gear, to raise awareness about the potential dangers the islands face.
* Read a book in which an environmental issue of some kind plays an important part; tell us the issue OR a book with a 2 or 6 in its average GR rating on the day you started reading; tell us the rating.
Rating 3.92 Without Merit Colleen Hoover 8/21/18

7. SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS – 101 SQUARE MILES
This two-island country is located in the Eastern Caribbean. The population is just over 55,000, yet the country is only 15 square miles smaller than The Maldives, demonstrating the secluded nature of this small country. Many respected figures have called this island home at varying points in time, including Alexander Hamilton, who was born here. 
* Read a book in which someone famous (in real life) makes an appearance; tell us who OR a book with a 5 in its ORIGINAL year of publication; tell us the year.
2015 The Harder You Fall Gena Showalter 8/3/18

6. LIECHTENSTEIN – 62 SQUARE MILES
Liechtenstein's population is ten times smaller than that of The Maldives, with only 37,000 people. Located between Switzerland and Austria, the country is amazingly safe: the crime rate is drastically low and the last murder occurred in 1997! Lichtenstein was accidentally invaded by the Swiss army in early 2007, when 170 armed Swiss soldiers wandered a mile across an unmarked border.
* Read a book in which a murder occurs OR a book with a character who is or was in the military (an era, any country, any branch).
The Perfect Couple Elin Hilderbrand 8/2/18

5. SAN MARINO – 23.5 SQUARE MILES
San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state. With a population of around 32,000 people, this is a small country that’s actually quite densely populated. In 1861, the San Marino government wrote to then-US president Abraham Lincoln, asking if he would like to form an alliance with them. In return, they would give him honorary San Marino citizenship. To many historians' surprise, Lincoln accepted their offer. 
* Read a book in which an unlikely alliance is formed; without giving away spoilers, tell us the circumstances OR read one of the first 23 books you added to your TBR; tell us when it was added.
Once Kelsey finds out what she is, she has to align with an unknown to protect herself. Ripper Lexi Blake 8/8/18

4. TUVALU – 10 SQUARE MILES
Tuvalu averages only about 384 people per square mile, and there is only one hospital on this island previously known as Ellice Island. Just to the northeast of Australia, the highest point of this country is only 16 feet above sea level. Its rather secluded location leads to only about 2000 visitors per year, and most of those are for business. 
* Read a book with an intact "16" in its total number of pages; tell us how many pages OR a book with a character who travels regularly for business; tell us who.
416 pages Kiss Me, Kill Me Allison Brennan 8/2/18

3. NAURU – 8 SQUARE MILES
An island east of Australia, Nauru is the smallest island country, but with a population of around 10,000 it's relatively crowded, compared to some earlier countries on this list. Only 10% of the country's residents are employed, all of them by the country's government. 
* Read a book with a 5-word title (ALL words count) OR a book set on an island; tell us where.
A Baby of Her Own Brenda Novak 8/17/18

2. MONACO – 0.75 SQUARE MILES
Monaco is a very wealthy country, and is known for hosting the Grand Prix and other events every year. Association Sportive de Monaco, the country’s major football club, plays in a stadium that is able to fit over half of the country’s population of 37,500 people.
* Read a book with a very wealthy character; tell us who OR a book with a character who plays a sport on a regular basis, either professionally or as an amateur; tell us the character and the sport.
Malcolm Carlesso When We Found Home Susan Mallery 8/11/18

1. THE STATE OF VATICAN CITY – 0.17 SQUARE MILES
Located entirely within the confines of Rome, Italy, Vatican City, is the home of the Pope and the Roman Catholic church. Its population is just 800 people, but many of those citizens actually live elsewhere. The Vatican prints its own stamps, issues passports and number plates, mints its own Euros and has its own flag and anthem.
* Read a book with a character who is a religious leader; tell us the character OR a book whose entire plot takes place within the same small town; tell us where.
Mystic Creek Mulberry Moon Catherine Anderson 8/5/18


PART TWO : POPULATION 

5. ICELAND
Due to its natural wonders – volcanoes, geysers and lava fields – Iceland, with an average population of 9.5 people per square mile, is an ideal destination for those looking for beauty, peace and a fair amount of Scandinavian socialism. The country has no army, which makes it perfect for people who are looking to storm its vastly empty beaches looking for Norse tombstones.
* Read a book with an empty beach shown prominently on the cover; post the cover OR a book by an author whose first and last initials can be found in ICELAND.
Born in Blood Alexandra Ivy 8/10/18

4. FRENCH GUIANA
With about 8 people per square mile, French Guiana sits on the northeastern coast of South America. Although the country is technically part of France, it is largely independent. The tropical and ancient forests, savannas, mangroves and wetlands make up most of its uninhabited landmass make it bio-diverse and is well protected by natural reserves.
* Read a book set in France or with a French-speaking character; tell us who OR a book by an author whose name as displayed on Goodreads contains both an F and a G (not necessarily in order).
Jensen, Emma and Antoine Monroe In the Crease Toni Aleo 9/6/18

3. NAMIBIA
The southwestern African country of Namibia sits on the Atlantic Ocean, with Botswana located to the east. As it is fairly elevated, its climate is temperate, although it has some desert areas. Namibia has a population density of about 7.7 people per square mile.
* Read a book whose title begins with N (disregard A, An and The) OR originally published in a year with a 7 in it; tell us the year.
2017 Easy Nights Kristen Proby 8/4/18

2. MONGOLIA
With an average winter temperature of 30°F., Ulaanbataar, Mongolia's capital has the distinction of being the world's coldest capital city. This is due primarily to the country's location, between China and Russia, and being subject to winds blowing in from Siberia. Mongolia averages roughly 3.9 people per square mile, and is probably best known for being the home of Genghis Khan.
* Read a book set in a location known for being cold more often than not; tell us where OR a book with a one-word title (ALL words count).
UP of Michigan Without a Trace Colleen Coble 8/6/18

1. AUSTRALIA
Being one of the world’s flattest, driest and most arid areas in spite of mountain ranges and rain forest that occupy other parts of the country, Australia's Outback is largely deserted and is more of a travel destination than a habitable landmass. Averaging 3 people per square mile earns Australia the honor of having the world’s smallest person per mile ratio. 
* Read the shortest book on your TBR list that is still over 150 pages; tell us how many pages OR a book in which a main character lives, by choice, more or less in seclusion.
Face-Off at the Altar Toni Aleo 9/7/18

Source: The Fact Site


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