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The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

I was challenged to come up with this, so please excuse the fact that a lot of these are a bit of a stretch:

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Twelve Mysterious Days of Christmas

 

On the first day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

On the second day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

On the third day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

On the fourth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 
Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

On the fifth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me

Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

On the sixth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the seventh day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 
Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the eighth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 
Faye Kellerman’s Milk and Honey,

Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the ninth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 
John Buchan’s The Dancing Floor,
Faye Kellerman’s Milk and Honey,

Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the tenth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Ten Lords A-Leaping,
John Buchan’s The Dancing Floor,
Faye Kellerman’s Milk and Honey,

Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the eleventh day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

Sharyn McCrumb’s Paying the Piper,

Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Ten Lords A-Leaping,
John Buchan’s The Dancing Floor,
Faye Kellerman’s Milk and Honey,

Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 


On the twelfth day of Christmas, 
my true love sent to me 

John Le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl,
Sharyn McCrumb’s Paying the Piper,

Ruth Dudley Edwards’ Ten Lords A-Leaping,
John Buchan’s The Dancing Floor,
Faye Kellerman’s Milk and Honey,

Joshilyn Jackson’s The Girl Who Stopped Swimming,
Donna Andrews’ Six Geese A-Slaying,
Nelson DeMille’s Gold Coast,

Winspear’s Birds of a Feather

Manda Scott’s Hen’s Teeth,
Hockensmith’s The Black Dove and
P. D. James’ The Maul and the Pear Tree. 

 


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Re: The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

Becke,

Thanks that was great. In my book you more than met the challenge!

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Re: The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

Becke, that is awesome!!!!
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Re: The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

:smileyvery-happy: Brava, Becke, brava!!!

 

I was really only joking, but I'm glad you took the challenge, because I think this one is even better than the Romance one (although that one was great, too)!

 

Quick work, too!

 

You'll have to remember to resurrect these threads every year!

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Re: The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

Becke - that was really fun! Thanks for sharing
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Re: The 12 Mysterious Days of Christmas

It's pretty corny but it was fun, and I think I started this one when I was procrastinating about some work I should have been doing at the time!