Murder & Mayhem: Official Rules

How to play Murder & Mayhem:

Examine the clues to determine which of the Who, Where, and How have been eliminated as possibilities, and which are still potentially part of a correct solution.

Fill out an entry blank with your name, telephone number (or e-mail address), your guess, and the date and time. Bring the completed entry to an Encore Books employee for verification.

Each week during the game 3 clues will be removed as possible solutions. The last such removal is on May 31st, when the correct solution will be announced. The first entry with the correct combination of Who, Where and How will win the Grand Prize of Free Books for a year, courtesy of Encore Books!

Murder & Mayhem Official Rules (2017):

  1. No purchase necessary. To play, fill out an official entry blank with your name, phone number, date and time of entry, and check one box in each column for “Who,” “Where,” and “How.” Incomplete or illegible entries may be discarded at the discretion of Encore Books, so please print clearly. Return completed entries to an Encore Books employee for verification. Only one entry per day per person will be accepted. Only entries on official entry blanks will be accepted. Official entry blanks are available at Encore Books during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 10am-5:30pm, Saturday 10am-4pm). Encore Books is not responsible for entries that are lost, misdirected, or stolen. Employees of Encore Books and family members thereof are ineligible to win prizes.
  2. Murder & Mayhem (the game) starts on April 29, 2017 with 6 choices of “Who,” “Where,” and “How.” Each Saturday during the game at approximately 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Daylight Time), one choice from each category will be revealed as incorrect. The game ends on June 3, 2017 when the correct combination of “Who,” “Where,” and “How” will be revealed. At that time entries will be evaluated to determine which are correct and which correct entry was earliest. Decisions of the judges are final. To be correct, an entry must have the correct combination of “Who,” “Where,” and “How” indicated with a check or other mark. The correct combination will be determined on the last day of the game and will consist of one, and only one, of each “Who,” “Where,” and “How.”
  3. Prizes: One (1) Grand Prize of Free Books for a Year. Grand Prize Winner will receive used books of their choice each week for 52 weeks from available stock at Encore Books with a total cover price totaling not more than $20.00. Weekly allotment may be saved for no more than four (4) weeks such that no more than $80 shall accrue at one time. This prize has no cash value. One (1) First Prize of Encore Books Gift Certificates in the amount of $25. Two (2) Second Prizes of Encore Books Trade Credit in the amount of $30. Three (3) Third prizes of Encore Books Trade Credit in the amount of $20. The Grand Prize will be awarded for the correct solution with the earliest submission date and time. If there is no fully correct solution, the Grand Prize may not be awarded at the discretion of Encore Books. First Prize will be awarded to the second earliest received correct entry, or the entry that is closest to correct and earliest as determined by the judges. Remaining prizes will be awarded according to whichever is closest to correct and/or earliest as determined by the judges. If the judges determine that there are not enough partially correct entries to give away all the prizes, remaining prizes will be awarded to entries selected randomly from remaining entries. Need not be present at time of drawing to win. Winners will be contacted by phone at the number on the winning entry. Prizes must be claimed within 90 days of the end of the game. Prizes of Encore Books trade credit must be used according to Encore Books trading policy (normal trading fee applies). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received.