How to Survive a Kathi Daley Scavenger Hunt





Kathi Daley Books is joining 12 Cozy Mystery Facebook pages to bring you a Valentines themed murder mystery scavenger hunt. The event will run between February 8 – 14. The clues will be provided, two each day, between February 8 – 13. The winners will be announced on February 14. There will be one grand prize winner who will receive a $50 Amazon gift card and 5 second prize winners who will receive their choice of Kathi Daley ebook.


If you plan to participate here are some tips to help you find the correct answer.

  1. TAKE NOTES – I cannot stress this strongly enough. This mystery is medium hard. It is not the most difficult I have hosted since you only need to find two things – the name of the killer and the victim – but there is still no way you will solve this if you don’t write things down. Each clue will only be available for about 24 hours. The hosting Facebook page will schedule the clue to post at 12 am on the day they host and they will remove the clue the next morning whenever they happen to log onto their page. There will be clues provided early on that won’t help you eliminate a suspect until you receive additional information later, so like I said, TAKE NOTES.
  2. Eliminate names as you go. What I do when I create the mystery and then check it for accuracy is to list all the names, plus in this case dances, twice. At the top of column 1 I write KILLER and the top of column 2 I write VICTIM. Whenever I get a clue I cross off the name, and in this case dance, under the appropriate column. There will be clues that tell you that someone isn’t the killer but they may still be the victim, or vise versa.
  3. Be sure to log on and check the clues EVERY day. You will not be able to figure it out without all the clues. If you know you are going to miss a day prearrange for a friend to share the clue with you.
  4. If you collect all the clues and make the appropriate deductions you will have the name of the killer and victim at the end. If you messed up or missed a day go ahead and guess. The winners will be selected from those with correct answers but it costs you nothing to play so a guess is better than nothing.

Good Luck Everyone.


To be entered to win a $15 Amazon gift card comment below and let me know if you enjoy participating in this type of event.


51 thoughts on “How to Survive a Kathi Daley Scavenger Hunt

  1. servedogmom says:

    I love puzzles that make me think and problem solve. this type of activity is perfect for those tasks. Plus, at times, the clues are presented by new cozy mystery book bloggers, so they introduce me to other resources as well.

  2. Missy Cook-VanHoose says:

    I love doing the scavenger hunts. I have so much fun trying to figure out the mystery, even if I’m not very good at it lol.

  3. I love these solve it from your couch mysteries. I’m on the computer everyday so it’s easy for me to participate! It’s also helpful to anyone who writes to meet others who are into the cozy world.

  4. Jill Broussard says:

    I love your scavenger hunts. Your suggestions are very helpful. I try, but I’m so disorganized when I try to keep track of the clues. Looking forward to this one. Thankyou!

  5. donnadurnell2013 says:

    I really do love these. I think I’ve played all but one of these type games, and the one I missed was because we were on vacation & I knew I wouldn’t be able to get all the clues.
    The clues and my spreadsheet and notes for the last one are still up on my computer desktop. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for the fun.

    donna ( dot) durnell (at) sbcglobal (dot) net

  6. Peggy Hyndman says:

    I love doing your scavenger hunts. I have so much fun trying to figure out the mystery and am looking forward to this one! Thank you for everything you do for us!

  7. John Presler says:

    Thoroughly enjoy the scavenger hunts – Your advice is very helpful.
    I usually use a spreadsheet for keeping track of the clues – works quite well.

  8. Debra Woloson says:

    Thank you for all the trouble that this scavenger hunt and others create. I really enjoy them, they get my slow mind running a little faster but not stressfully. They are fun to figure out. Have a great weekend and thank you for all the hard work you go through for us, your readers.

  9. Kathleen Costa says:

    I love your scavenger hunts. It’s the first thing I do each morning with my cup of coffee. I use my Notes program and copy paste all the clues, crossing out information until I find the killer/victim or MOs. It sure is fun!

  10. Barbara Hawk says:

    I have such a great time trying to figure out your scavenger hunts. I do make a list to cross off the clues received. Can’t wait for this one to start! Thank you Kathi for taking the time to do these events!

  11. I LIVE for these Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt Events! It’s like going to a Murder Party with friends but it’s online! I always make lists and feel empowered like I’m a true sleuth crossing off the suspects etc and getting closer to “whodunit!” Thank you SO much for all of these wonderful fun events! The only thing that is more fun is knowing you got the answers right and the mystery solved!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Darlene says:

    I had fun with the last one. It really challenged my brain to do some thinking for once. ๐Ÿ™‚ I had lots of notes and circles and scribbles on them but I did finally find the correct answer! I know you have to put a lot of time and work into making this for us, thank you!!

  13. Joyce C Moser says:

    I do enjoy the game, but it’s been a while since I’ve been able to participate. I plan to participate in this one, hoping that life will allow that to happen! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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