from: The Vintage Toyshop Mysteries
by: Barbara Early
Liz McCall here. I self-identify as a board game junkie. We have quite a selection of vintage board games at the shop. But today I have a new game for you! It's kind of a cross between a logic puzzle and the board game Clue. And the suspect are eight authors from the Killer Character blog!
- flax hackle
- lawn dart
- soldering iron
- Snickers bar
- antique book
- ghost chili
- yarn shop
- vintage toyshop
- glass shop
- bike shop
- bed & breakfast
- Wagtail Mountain
- spice shop
- farm store
The killer's name doesn't contain a K.
The victim wasn't poisoned.
None of the authors killed anyone in a location around which her series is set.
Cheryl Hollon didn't kill anyone with a lawn dart.
Peg Cochran didn't kill anyone in a yarn shop.
Neither Barbara Early nor Leslie Budewitz killed anybody with a sharp object.
Clue set 2:
Molly MacRae didn't kill anyone with an antique book or in a bike shop.
Nobody died in a farm store.
Barbara Early didn't kill anyone with an antique book or in a yarn shop.
Nobody died on Wagtail Mountain.
Clue set 3:
Leslie Budewitz didn't kill anyone with a soldering iron or in a glass shop.
The only weapons that could be used in the B & B are the book and the lawn dart.
Neither Molly MacRae nor Duffy Brown killed anyone with a flax hackle.
If Peg Cochran killed anyone, it was in the farm store.
Clue set 4:
Cheryl Hollon didn’t kill anyone with an athame or in a spice shop.
If someone was killed in the glass shop, it was with the flax hackle
If the killer used a soldering iron, it was in the yarn shop.
If the killer used a halbard, it was in the spice shop.
Clue set 5:
Duffy Brown didn't kill anyone with a soldering iron or in the yarn shop.
If an antique book was used, it was in the spice shop.
The murder didn't take place in a vintage toyshop.
If the killer used a lawn dart, it was in the bike shop.
Final clue set:
Cheryl Hollon didn't kill anyone with a soldering iron.
If the killer used an athame, it was in a yarn shop.
Neither Molly MacRae nor Leslie Budewitz used a halbard.
Neither Duffy Brown nor Cheryl Hollon killed anyone with an antique book.
Remember, you make make ONE free guess in the comments below (include your email) at any time in the day, you may make one accusation here, and be sure to check back for more cozy clues!
Death of a Toy Soldier, the first of the new Vintage Toyshop Mysteries, releases on October 11th from Crooked Lane.
You can follow Barbara Early on Facebook to learn about more games and prizes in the twelve days leading up to the release!
Don't miss the online release party on October 11th!
You can find Death of a Toy Soldier on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and through many other fine retailers.