I am keeping my full records here.
I have no doubt I will be able to add a few more spots to the bingo card by the end of 2014.
My observations so far:
- I have read a number of authors for the first time
- I don't feel that I have enjoyed these books as much as I do modern crime fiction. I certainly haven't given them as high a rating.
- While they are generally not as long as a recently published novel, many of the plots have been quite complex and make liberal uses of devices like red herrings.
- THE LATE MONSIEUR GALLET, Georges Simenon, published 1931 - one translated work
- THE NURSING HOME MURDER, Ngaio Marsh, published 1937 - One Medical Mystery
- MURDER IN THE MEWS, Agatha Christie, published 1937 - a short story collection
- DEATH OF A SWAGMAN, Arthur Upfield, published 1945 - a man in the title
- THE INSPECTOR BARLACH MYSTERIES, Friedrich Durrenmatt, published 1950/1 - with a professional detective
- 4.5, GIDEON'S MONTH, J.J. Marric published 1958 - with a Time, Day, Month etc in the title
- 4.1, GREY MASK, Patricia Wentworth - published 1928 - with a Color in the title
- 4.0, DEATH-WATCH, John Dickson-Carr - published 1935 - by an Author You've never read before
- 3.9, THE CIRCULAR STAIRCASE, Mary Roberts Rinehart - published 1907 - a book set in the U.S.
- 3.7, THE FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING, Clayton Rawson - published 1939 - a locked room mystery