Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Vintage Mystery Bingo Challenge 2015

Once again I am signing up for the Vintage Mystery Bingo Challenge. I have found it a great way to read new books and new authors.  Essentially the object is to complete a row or rows on the bingo card for either the Golden Age or the Silver Age of Mystery novels. The Golden Age includes mystery novels written up to the year 1959
The Silver Age includes those mystery novels which were written between 1959 and 1989.

Bev Hankins is the great lady who runs this Challenge and the complete rules for this challenge may be found on her My Reader's Block site. If you are new to this Challenge, I would definitely encourage you to study these rules before you begin. And there are prizes!

It is my intention to read some of the the Golden Age mysteries, and maybe give the Silver Age a try.

I can hardly wait for January to begin!!


The books which I have read for the Golden Age challenge are: 

G1  Mystery in White by J. Jefferson Farjeon. A book with a color in the title.

G2 Greenmask   by J. Jefferson Farjeon. A book which is not set in England or the US.

G3  The Secret Adversary  by Agatha Christie. A book which features a crime other than murder.

G4 To Wake the Dead  by John Dickson Carr. A locked room mystery.

G5  The Nursing Home Murders by Ngaio Marsh and Dr. H. Jellett. A book with a medical mystery.

G6 The Long Farewell by Michael Innes. A book with a professional detective.

O1 Evidence of Things Seen by Elizabeth Daly. TBR first lines.

O2 The Case of the Seven Sneezes by Anthony Boucher. A book with a number in the title.

O3 The Case of the Gilded Fly by Edmund Crispin. A book with an animal in the title.

O4 The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson. A book by an author whom I have never read before.

O5 Double for Death by Rex Stout. A book with something "spooky" on the cover.

O6 Mrs. Murdock Takes a Case by George Harmon Coxe. A book with a woman in the title.

L1 When the Wind Blows by Cyril Hare. A book set in the entertainment world.

L2  The Glass Key  by Dashiell Hammett. A book which has been made into a movie.

L3  Drury Lane's Last Case  by Ellery Queen. A book with an amateur detective.

L4 Patrick Butler for the Defense  by John Dickson Carr. A book with a man in the title.

L5  Gaudy Night  by Dorothy Sayers. An academic mystery.
L6  Nine - and Death Makes Ten by Carter Dickson. A book which involves a mode of transportation.

D1 A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh. A country house mystery.

D2 The Rat Began to Gnaw the Rope by C. W. Grafton. A book with a lawyer.

D5 Nine Times Nine by Anthony Boucher. A book that involves clergy or religion.

D5 Heads You Lose by Christianna Brand. A book set in England or the US.

D6  Case with 4 Clowns   by Leo Bruce. An author whose first and last initials are the same as mine.

E1  Murder Comes First  by Richard and Frances Lockridge. A book with a detective team.

E3  Unexpected Night  by Elizabeth Daly. A book published in my birth year.

E2   The Clock Strikes Twelve by Patricia Wentworth. A book with a time in the title.

E4  In the Teeth of the Evidence    by Dorothy Sayers.  A short story collection.

E6  Lord Edgware Dies  by Agatha Christie. A book which I had to borrow.

N1 The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green. A book with a method of murder in the title.

N2 What Happened at Hazelwood by Michael Innes. A book with a place in the title.

N5 The Black Stage by Anthony Gilbert. A book written by an author with a pseudonym.

N6 Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh. A book featuring a party.

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome back for another round of Bingo!