Monday, November 2, 2009

Hallopalooza Reveal & Winners!

Thank you for joining us on our first Hallopalooza - our first Stiletto Gang Scavenger Hunt. We hope you had fun, enjoyed the mystery, and found some new blogs to visit on a regular basis!

If you'd like to read the entire mystery in one location, we are including a link to the Evelyn David website where you'll find a PDF file of the story.

The Halloween Ball Mystery introduced a new character, Private Detective Milla Adams. Milla had to interview many suspects over the weekend, sort through many red herrings, and travel down many blind alleys. Sometimes the best way to figure out "whodunit" is by eliminating the suspects who "couldn't have dunit." Milla and the winners did just that.

Steven McCall killed Carla Jordan. Wearing a cape and witch's mask, he followed her to the conservatory after she stole a file from G. Winston Howard's study. The file contained information about McCall's crooked construction company - Sticks & Stones. Carla Jordan tried to reveal her killer's identiy by clutching several pebbles and a stick in her hand. Milla eliminated the other suspects based on what they were wearing during the party, their opportunity to commit the crime, and their lack of a motive.

Congratulations! The readers who solved the mystery are:
Cate Matheny
Tara Woods
Helen Kiker
Shirley Nienkark
Kathleen Spencer
Janet Cearley
Darcy Odden

A random drawing from the names above was held.

Janet Cearley is the winner of the $50 gift certificate to a book store of her choice, plus a copy of A Savage Wisdom by Dr. Norman German.

The runners up win the following:
Cate Matheny - Misa Ramirez mystery
Tara Woods - Susan McBride mystery
Helen Kiker - Rachel Brady mystery
Shirley Nienkark - Marilyn Meredith mystery
Kathleen Spencer - Maggie Barbieri mystery
Darcy Odden - Evelyn David mystery

The winners will be contacted by e-mail to make arrangements for delivery of the prizes.

As of noon on Nov. 2, 2009, we also have the following information from these blog owners about the winners of their individual blog prizes. Please check at the individual blogs for more information and for other winners:

Poe's Deadly Daughters:
Winners are:
Sandra Parshall's Crime and Punishment mug goes to : PK the Bookeemonster
Lonnie Cruse's signed book goes to: Helen Kiker
Sharon Wildwind's signed book goes to: Shirley (boots9k)

Morgan Mandel's Blog - Double M's Take on Books, Blogs, Dogs, Networking & Life
Winner of a Killer Career cap or tee shirt is Jonnie (edmontonjb) from

Mysterious Musings
Winners for Mysterious Musings:
Copy of The Dark Backward by Julia Buckley - kaisquared and janel
Winners should e-mail Julia with their contact information.

Meanderings & Muses
The winner at Meanderings and Muses:
Copy of Sharon Potts' In Their Blood - Penny Tuttle

America Comes Alive
The winners from America Comes Alive:
$20 Amazon gift certificate—Anne Pichette
Copy of Election Day - boots9k

Lesa's Book Critiques
Winners from Lesa's Book Critiques are:
Jessica Blair won Hex in High Heels by Linda Wisdom Janewon Sharon Fiffer's Scary Stuff.

Fang Face
Winner of copy of Fang Face is: Edith Max

The Stiletto Gang


  1. Well, now that you tell me, it's so obvious! I guessed wrong, led astray by a red herring.

    Congrats to the winners and I'll be stopping by for more visits in future.

  2. I am amazed that so many people solved the mystery! They're smarter than I am. Congratulations to the winners!

    Morgan Mandel

  3. 22 contestants entered the drawing at Yeah, but Houdini Didn't Have these Hips, and the winner of a copy of Angie's Fox's paranormal romance The Accidental Demon Slayer is LibraryMom!