Trick or Treat! Let the Game Begin!

haunted house               The ghosts have been at play again.  Your job is to put everything back in the books before the doors of the Simpson Haunted Mansion open for business. 
                The library is still toasty.  Not from the fireplace — from an antiquated devise in the corner. The heavy scent of white tropical flowers lingers in the air and you are drawn to the intricate double wedding ring on the chaise lounge.  A piece of paper lay in the center. What you see sends a chill up your spine. 
               Wind gusts through the room and knocks a framed picture to the floor. Now you know why it had been hung in that spot. Curious, you take a peek and wonder if your luck has just changed. Something soft and fuzzy brushes the back of your hand. You jerk back and wish they wouldn’t have gotten that out to play with. 
                Woman’s laughter draws your attention and a couple materialize before your very eyes and look as if they stepped off the set of Gone with the Wind. The man reaches into the books and pulls out an exquisite bauble.   She turns her back to admire her gift in the candlelight.  The man retrieves a silken item from another book.  “You should have never betrayed me,” he drawls.
                The woman’s eyes go wide.  Her hands reach up but she is unable to scream.  The two vanish. 
                The nightly event is over, but a mess is left behind.  You look over the books and remember who has the one item you need to gather up what doesn’t belong.  With a smile, you enjoy the magic and reach into the book to get what you need. 

  1. What is the antiquated heating device?
  2. What is the white, tropical flower?
  3. What is the intricate double wedding ring?
  4. What is on the piece of paper?
  5. What is behind the picture?
  6. What makes you think your luck has just changed?
  7. What is soft and fuzzy?
  8. What is the exquisite bauble?
  9. What is the silken item?
  10. What can be used to gather up items?

 Bonus:  What did he do to her?

To find the clues to the questions, click on the photo of the haunted house. Once you have reached your destination — the Second Wind Publishing Clue Game — click on the windows.  Each window link will take you to an excerpt from a Second Wind novel, and there you will find a clue to one of the questions. When you have found the answers to all of the questions, send your responses to secondwindpublishing@gmail.com. The winner will receive a print copy of the soon-to-be-released mystery anthology from Second Wind Publishing, Murder in the Wind. If more than one person submits the correct answers, one entry will be chosen at random.

If you are not a winner, do not despair. You are still eligible for the free mystery sampler from Second Wind Publishing! To download your free ebook, click here.

Let the game begin!

The winner will be announced on November 2, 2009

Game created by Amy De Trempe
Haunted House photo alteration by Pat Bertram
Image mapping and Clue Game page design by JJ Dare

17 Comments

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17 responses to “Trick or Treat! Let the Game Begin!

  1. Great teaser clues. Still trying to put the last one into place though… Maybe I’ll come back tomorrow.

  2. I’m totally stuck on the rings. This is wild. Great contest.

    Tracey

  3. IT is now 657 tuesday, I will be back, over and over for a while. thank u. R

  4. I loved this contest. This is the first clue find that I have done and I enjoyed it. Thanks

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  7. Wanda Hughes

    I played the game and sent in my answers but I had a devil of a time with one answer. I hope I find out if I got it or not. I was soooo confused!

    Great game though. Lots of fun. Thanks for putting it out here for us to play.
    wanda

  8. dellanioakes

    #6 is the only one I’m not sure of. This was fun!! I hope you do this again!

  9. What a fun way to celebrate Halloween! Now I have to go find the answers to the clues. You’ve got my interest.

  10. What a fun contest! Happy Halloween everyone.

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  12. So was a winner announced? I think I had a time with one of the questions as well and hope I picked the right info for the answer. How many participated? It was fun. I like this – wonder if I could set up something like this with my state series – using a USA map – that would be cool – lol – E 🙂

  13. The answers to the clue game:

    1. What is the antiquated heating device? brazier – Mairead Walpole
    2. What is the white, tropical flower? gardenias – Deb Ledford
    3. What is the intricate double wedding ring? quilt – Lazarus Barnhill
    4. What is on the piece of paper? picture of mans skull – Dellini Oakes
    5. What is behind the picture? You found a secret room. – Pat Bertram
    6. What makes you think your luck has just changed? money hidden in the room. – JJ Dare
    7. What is soft and fuzzy? tarantula – Mickey Hoffman
    8. What is the exquisite bauble? Bracelet – Lucy Balch
    9. What is the silken item? scarf – Amy De Trempe
    10. What can be used to gather up items? garbage bag – Christine Husom
    11. Bonus: What did he do to her? He strangled her with the scarf.

    The winner is Wanda Hughes!

    Thank you, everyone, who played our game. We had fun and hope you did too.

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