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Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:13 pm

So for the last year about I've been giving the A. E. Parker books a deep read and decided to form a general timeline of the events that took place.

Some rules that were put in place for figuring out what goes where are:
1. Each chapter is placed in order of time
2. Each chapter has its own month, unless it is dependent on other chapters
3. Holidays and other dates form the basis for the other chapters in the book
4. Weather can be used as indicators for the different seasons
5. The series takes place around New England

Now of course this may not be completely accurate, but it was fun to do. And several Easter eggs were found throughout.

Here it is (in parentheses are days of the week, holidays, family members, and other Easter eggs):
Book 1-
Year 0
May Who Killed Pitty-Pat?
June Who Stole Miss Scarlet's Diamonds?
July Happy Birthday, Mr. Green
August The Ghost of Mrs. Boddy
September Hide and Seek
October Where There's Smoke, There's Fire!
November The Secret Changes Hands
December The Sleepwalking Killer
Year 1
January Miss Feather's Gossip Column
February Who Was Fiddling Around?
March The Night the Maid Became a Zombie
April 1st April Fool (April Fools)
May Who Killed Mr. Boddy?

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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:18 pm

Book 2-
June The Secret Secret Passage
July The Challenge
August The Joke Contest
September Mrs. White's Horrible Plan
October 11th Boddy Language (Monday)
October Plum's Plasma
October A Show of Talent
October 31st Trick or Treat (Halloween)
November The Wrong Briefcase
November Mr. Boddy's Pyramid

Book 3-
December A Mixed Bag
Year 2
January Cut Down to Size
March Dressed to Kill
April Charades
May Bad Taste
June A Very Important Poison
July Sound the Alarm
August The Case of the Invisible Cat
September Cloning Around
October The Late Mr. Boddy

Book 4-
Year 3
May Mr. Boddy Kills a Guest
June Pick a Pocket, Any Pocket (Mr. Boddy's Birthday)
July A Tug-of-War
August The Deadly Toothbrush
September The Hobby Club
October Seating Arrangements
November The Mystery at the Masked Ball
December Farewell, Mrs. Peacock
Year 4
January A Mysterious Meeting
February Mr. Boddy Passes On
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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:23 pm

Book 5-
July Party Crashers
August Midnight Phone Calls
September Where are the weapons?
October Blackout!
November The Walls Have Eyes
December 23rd The Guest Who Stole Christmas (Thrursday)
Year 5
April A Room With a View
June The Guest Who Couldn't Shoot Straight
July A Purple Belt in Karate (Saturday) (Monopoly Tournament)
August Mr. Boddy's Funeral (Sunday)

Book 6-
August That Gun Rings a Bell
September A Dynamite Dinner (292 Easy St.)
October The Scarlet Key
November 9th Password, Please (Several Ann.)
November Tall Tales
December Caught Blue-Handed
Year 6
January The Robot Butler (Horace)
February One of You Is the Murderer
March Mr. Boddy's Surefire System (Sunday)
April Booby-Trapped!

Book 7-
May Be My Guest
June The Picture-Perfect Crime
July You Gotta Have Art
August Mr. Green's Jeans (Sunday)
September Mrs. Peacock Bites the Bullet
October The Plot Thickens
November A Textbook Murder
December Sound the Alarm
Year 7
January Mr. Boddy's Wild Ride
February The Life of the Party is Dead
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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:24 pm

Book 8-
March The Bug Stops Here
April Read It and Weep
May The Guys in Disguise
June Your Chocolate or Your Life
July Something Fishy
August Who Bent the Bentley?
December The Slumber-less Pary
Year 8
March Foul Ball
March 13th Time Is Running Out (Friday)
April 1st The Clue in the Shadows (April Fools)

Book 9-
April On the Scent (Reggie the Bloodhound)
April Alphabet Soup
April Seeing Double
April Stormy Weather
April Go Fly a Kite (Cherry Blossoms)
December The Case of the Blue-Ribbon Cookies (Favorite Cookies)
Year 9
January There Went the Bride
February My Funny Valentine
March Mystery in the Moonlight (Full Moon)
April Saying Goodbye Can Be Murder

Book 10-
July Murder in the C o c kpit
August Baby Booty
September Dance Until You Drop
October 24th The Halloween Costume Caper (Francis Boddy [Nephew])
December The Snowball Effect
Year 10
January The Case is All Sewed Up
May 4th Pie In Your Eye (May 5th- Pie Day)
October Pea Is For Pretender
November The Thanksgiving Murder (Thanksgiving)
December The Screaming Skeleton
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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:37 pm

Book 11-
December The White Elephant Murder
December Boddy's Byte
December Creature Features
Year 11
January The Fake Fruit Frolic
March I'm So Board
April Saved by the Radio
May The Midnight Snack Death
June Hats Off!
July In the Swim
August Death by Candlelight

Book 12-
September Thief on Wheels
October Shell Shock
November Tennis, Anyone?
Year 12
April Knock Around the Clock
May The Rosy Scarecrow
June Bad Hare Day
July Dark Side of the Moon
August Doggone it!
September Sands of Time
October The Haunted Gargoyle

Book 13-
November The Lion Ring
Year 13
May Full of Hot Air
June Urge to Earn an Urn
July Please Don't Sneeze
August For Goodness' Sakes (Bobo the Boa) (Mr. Peacock)
September The Inky Trail
October The Scavenger Hunt (Saturday) (Monopoly Tournament)
November Screaming for Ice Cream
December Caught Bare-Handed
Year 14
January Revenge of the Mummy

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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:42 pm

Book 14-
February You're So Jaded
March Fiddling Around
April Bowling For Dollars (Plum's favorite game)
May The Money Tree
June Window Pain (Window Placements)
July By George (Vernon the Horse [Col. Mustard])
August To Top it Off (Pizza Topping Preferances)
September Holy Toledo
October Musical Chairs
November The Dangerous Diamond

Book 15-
December Something To Talk About
Year 15
January A Dog's Tale (Jeff the Wonder Puppy)
February A Nutty Day
March Ham It Up (Patty [Niece]) (Favorite Foods)
April Door Prize (Door Placements)
May Food Fight
June A Bird in the Hand (Robin [Peacock's Cousin])
July Autograph Hounds (Secret Secret Passageways)
August Trading Cards
September The Vanishing Vampire (Bittsy Boddy [Cousin])

Book 16-
October Nervous Habits
November The Million-Dollar Dolly
Year 16
May Riding Around
June Who's Who?
July Sundae School
August Money May I? (Boddy's Playground)
September Burning the Candle at Both Ends
October A Little Horse
November A Sour Note
December Danger After Dark

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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:46 pm

Book 17-
Year 17
January 13th Friday the Thirteenth (Friday) (Boddy's 13th Birthday) (Annie Boddy [Aunt])
February Say Cheese! (Minnie Boddy [Sister])
March A Flying Saucer Story (Outside Areas)
April Getting Out of Line
May Truth Serum
June Taste Test
July Alphabet Clues
August The Secret Stairway
September A Hairy Adventure
October The Clue in the Crystal Ball

Book 18-
November I'm So Loan-ly
December Animal Crack-ups
Year 18
January Breakfast Blunders
February The Magic Mirror
March Say What?
April Donut Madness (E. Clair Boddy [Cousin])
May Party Poopers (Beau Legg [Neighbor])
June Footprints in the Fog
July Prank Phone Calls (Noah Boddy [Uncle])
August Making Scents

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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by Sir Shamrock » Sun Dec 22, 2019 7:48 pm

I'm gonna give the books another reread and fill in any missing details and Easter eggs. This was fun

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Re: Clue Book Series Timeline

Post by PrinceAlarming » Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:35 am

Going through the names on here of each chapter in the books, I realized that I remember about half of the stories in books 1 -7 just from the title of the chapter, but from book 8 onwards the only chapter I recognize for each book is the the one that doubles as the title. And yet book 2 was one of the last ones I bought; and I have all of them.

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