Sunday, November 5, 2017

Vintage Mystery Challenge 2018 Signup

Bev at MyReadersBlock has changed her vintage mystery challenge to a new format this year, titled Just the Facts, Ma'am and it looks like a fun one.

I've been having a good time reading along for this year's Vintage Mystery challenge, and I'm definitely up for another year.

Since I typically read more Golden Age mysteries than Silver Age (or contemporary for that matter) I'm going to go for the Detective Sergeant level, 12 or 2 in each category in  the Golden Age and the Constable level of 6 or 1 in each category for the Silver Age.

Here are the category cards. I'm already enjoying thinking about what mysteries I might slot in against each type.



Gold:

Who

1.) E. R. Punshon's Music Tells All. Crime-solving duo.
2.) Rex Stout's Not Quite Dead Enough. In the armed services.

What

1.) Michael Innes' The Secret Vanguard. Pseudonymous Author.

When

1.) Michael Innes' Lament For A Maker. During A Recognized Holiday.
2.)

Where

1.) Patricia Wentworth's Eternity Ring. In A Small Village.
2.) Michael Innes' Operation Pax. In a hospital/nursing home.

How

2.) Georgette Heyer's Footsteps In The Dark. Death by Strangulation

Why

1.) E. C. Bentley's Trent's Last Case. 'Best of' List.

Silver:

Who


What

1.) Julian Symons' The Blackheath Poisonings. Means of Murder In The Title.

When


Where

1.) Peter Robinson's The Hanging Valley. Set In A Small Village.

How

1.) Ross Macdonald's The Blue Hammer. At Least Two Deaths By Different Means.
2.) L. R. Wright's The Suspect. Death by Blunt Instrument.

Why


2 comments:

  1. Welcome Back, Reese! Hope you have fun with this version.

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    1. It's been fun this year. Thanks for hosting!

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