Thursday, January 12, 2017

Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Since I'm in for a penny...I figure I can also take a stab at My Reader's Block Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt. I'll aim for at least six for both Gold and Silver eras, though I expect given my usual reading habits, I'll do better with the Gold era.

Golden Age

Knife. Rex Stout's Over My Dead Body
Skeletal Hand or Skull. Gladys Mitchell's The Mystery of a Butcher's Shop
Hat. Edmund Crispin's The Moving Toyshop
Bloodstains.  Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case Of The Deadly Toy
Bird. Rex Stout's Where There's A Will
Policeman. E. R. Punshon's The Diabolic Candelabra
Shadowy Figure. Bioy Casares and Ocampo's Where There's Love, There's Hate
Flowers. Rex Stout's Black Orchids
Suitcase/Briefcase. John Dickson Carr's The Case Of The Constant Suicides
Glove. Patricia Wentworth's Touch And Go
Jewelry. Winifred Peck's The Warrielaw Jewel
Hand Holding Weapon. Ross MacDonald's The Doomsters
Damsel in Distress. Raymond Chandler's The Big Sleep
Cat. S. S. Van Dine's The Gracie Allen Murder Case
Building. Graham Greene's A Gun For Sale
Revolver. John Dickson Carr's The Man Who Could Not Shudder
Moon. Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Car/Truck. Leslie Charteris' Enter The Saint
Train. Agatha Christie's Murder On The Orient Express
Any Other Weapon (Bomb). Leslie Charteris' The Last Hero
Tombstone. John Dickson Carr's To Wake The Dead
Blonde. Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case Of The Lonely Heiress
Hangman's Noose. Ellery Queen's Ten Days' Wonder
Brunette. Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case Of The Rolling Bones

Car/Truck. Chester Himes' All Shot Up
Written Document. Simon Brett's Situation Tragedy 
Map or Chart. Carolyn Keene's The Quest Of The Missing Map
Bird. Simon Brett's Murder Unprompted
Any Other Weapon (Pistol). Simon Brett's Murder In The Title
Bottle Of Poison. Simon Brett's Dead Giveaway
Body Of Water. Janwillem van de Wetering's The Mind Murders
Snow/Snowy Scene. Ngaio Marsh's Tied Up In Tinsel


  1. Thanks! I've been lurking at your blog for a couple of years now.