Sunday Stumper #32: Mystery Genre

Sunday Stumper

We’ve decided to introduce a new weekly meme here at Brewing Up Books…Sunday Stumper! Each Sunday, we’ll be posting a literary based challenge, puzzle, game, etc. that can be downloaded on a computer, tablet, or smartphone (or even printed out). The following week, we will post the correct solution to the puzzle, along with a new one. You can complete the puzzle at your leisure throughout the week, and, if you manage to finish it, you can email it to us ( for a chance to be featured! The first person to correctly complete the puzzle and email it to us will have their blog or Goodreads account featured on our sidebar and will also be mentioned in our Sunday Stumper post the following week.

The puzzles will vary from week to week, potentially consisting of crossword puzzles, matching, fill-in-the-blank (with or without a wordbox), word searches, etc. We have determined weekly topics for our Sunday Stumper, which can be viewed here. If you’re interested in posting a Sunday Stumper on your blog, you’re more than welcome to! Please just remember to link back to Brewing Up Books!

If you have any ideas/suggestions/improvements, please leave them in a comment below. We’d love to hear what you think!

For our thirty-second Sunday Stumper, we’re focusing on books within the mystery genre.  We’ve created an unscramble puzzle to correspond with this week’s stumper, so simply rearrange the letters of each book title to successfully complete the puzzle.  Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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1. a one-legged private investigator struggles to find work - until he meets John Bristow
3. the main character is able to travel through dreams
6. takes place on Marin's island, where sunrise occurs every 28 hours
7. a famous Sherlock Holmes novel
8. a wife mysteriously disappears on her 5th wedding anniversary, and the novel consists of a series of flashbacks and present-day events
9. a middle grade book that begins with 16 heirs moving into Sunset Towers
10. diviners the female protagonists aids her uncle in identifying a serial killer, relying on her specialized powers to glean information about people's pasts
11. a house is continually rebuilt after repeated tragedies there, including the death of an elderly couple in a fire
12. an American investigator is able to see supernatural beings, allowing him to identify a serial killer, one he claims is nonhuman

2. the deaths of characters are symbolized by the breaking of ceramic people on a table centerpiece
4. focuses on a hidden code in Leonardo d Vinci's masterpieces
5. the fourth book in the Millennium Series

Last Week’s Winners

Unfortunately there weren’t any winners from last week, but there’s always a chance that you could be a lucky winner for next week!  Just make sure to email us your answers (

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I am a senior in high school and an avid reader/reviewer, horseback rider, and graphic designer.  Since a young age, I have fostered a love of reading, beginning with my forays into the Nancy Drew series.  I’ve branched out significantly in my reading tastes since then, and my favorite genres include young adult, romance, mystery, and thriller.  I’m constantly trying to expand my horizons, however, so I do dabble in other genres.  While I’m not reading, I volunteer at a hippotherapy center and a veterinary clinic, practice agility with my dogs, play piano, and sketch.
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