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.
- What is the antiquated heating device?
- What is the white, tropical flower?
- What is the intricate double wedding ring?
- What is on the piece of paper?
- What is behind the picture?
- What makes you think your luck has just changed?
- What is soft and fuzzy?
- What is the exquisite bauble?
- What is the silken item?
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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