Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge Wrap-up

This is a list of the books which I have read for the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. I am very much looking forward to the challenge in 2014.

1.   The White Cottage Mystery  by Margery Allingham, 1928. Category 1, Colorful Crime.

2.   Four False Weapons  by John Dickson Carr, 1937. Category 2, Murder by the Numbers.

3.  The Long Divorce  by Edmund Crispen, 1951. Category 4, Jolly Old England.

4. The 12:30 from Croydon  by Freeman Wills Crofts, 1934. Category 5, Leave it to the Professionals. Inspector French investigates.

5.  Octagon House  by Phoebe Atwood Taylor,  1937. Category 6, Yankee Doodle Dandy.

6. Appointment with Death  by Agatha Christie, 1937. Category 7, World Traveler. This book is set in Palestine and Jordan.

7. Ride the Pink Horse by Dorothy B. Hughes, 1946. Category 8,  Dangerous Beasts.

8.  Spinsters in Jeopardy  by Ngaio Marsh, 1953. Category 10, Wicked Women.

9. Behold, Here's Poison  by Georgette Heyer, 1936. Category 12, Murderous Method.

10.  The Night at the Vulcan  by Ngaio Marsh, 1951. Category 13, Staging the Crime. The action takes place at the Vulcan Theatre.

11. Envious Casca  by Georgette Heyer, 1941. Category 16, Locked Room.

12.  The White Priory Murders  by Carter Dickson, 1934. Category 17, Country House Criminals.

13.  The Mystery of the Hansom Cab  by Fergus Hume, 1886. Category 19, Planes, Trains and Automobiles. This book involves a mode of transportation in a very important way.

14.  Holy Disorders by Edmund Crispin, 1945. The mystery is solved by Oxford professor Gervaise Fen. Category 20. Murder is Academic.

15.  Murder within Murder  by Francis and Richard Lockridge, 1946. Category 25, Dynamic Duos.

16. Seeing is Believing by Carter Dickson, 1941. Category 27, Psychic Phenomena. There is hypnotism involved in the crime.

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations! Great list of books. Having completed 16 books--you are automatically eligible for a prize. If you send me an email at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com, I'll send you the prize vault list.