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.
1.) E. R. Punshon's Music Tells All. Crime-solving duo.
2.) Rex Stout's Not Quite Dead Enough. In the armed services.
1.) Michael Innes' The Secret Vanguard. Pseudonymous Author.
2.) Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case Of The Haunted Husband. Alliterative Title.
1.) Michael Innes' Lament For A Maker. During A Recognized Holiday.
2.) Nicholas Blake's The Corpse In The Snowman. During a Weather Event. (Snowstorm)
1.) Patricia Wentworth's Eternity Ring. In A Small Village.
2.) Michael Innes' Operation Pax. In a hospital/nursing home.
1.) Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case of the Velvet Claws. Death by Shooting
2.) Georgette Heyer's Footsteps In The Dark. Death by Strangulation
1.) E. C. Bentley's Trent's Last Case. 'Best of' List.
2.) Charles Dickens' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Favorite Author.
1.) Michael Innes' The New Sonia Wayward. Armed Services.
1.) Julian Symons' The Blackheath Poisonings. Means of Murder In The Title.
1.) Ellis Peters' Black Is The Colour Of My True Love's Heart. Special Event.
1.) Peter Robinson's The Hanging Valley. Set In A Small Village.
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.
1.) Erle Stanley Gardner's The Case Of The Spurious Spinster. TBR List.
Welcome Back, Reese! Hope you have fun with this version.ReplyDelete
It's been fun this year. Thanks for hosting!Delete