2016 Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt

Hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to find as many objects on the scavenger hunt list as possible on the covers of the mystery books you read.

All books must be from the mystery category (crime fiction, detective fiction, espionage, etc.). The mystery/crime must be the primary feature of the book--ghost stories, paranormal, romance, humor, etc are all welcome as ingredients, but must not be the primary category under which these books would be labeled at the library or bookstore. 

Golden Age Vintage Mysteries must have been first published before 1960. Golden Age short story collections (whether published pre-1960 or not) are permissible provided all of the stories included in the collection were originally written pre-1960.  

Silver Age Vintage Mysteries may be first published any time from 1960 to 1989 (inclusive).  Again, Silver Age short story collections published later than 1989 are permissible as long as they include no stories first published later than 1989.  

Golden Age - publ. before 1960

  1. 4.3, THE DROWNING POOL, Ross Macdonald- publ 1950, Body of water
  2. 3.5, DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright - written in 1950s, Dog
  3. 4.4, THE CASE OF THE VELVET CLAWS, Erle Stanley Gardner , published 1933, Damsel in distress
  4. 4.3, LOCK NO 1. Maigret #18, Georges Simenon , published 1933, Shadowy figure
  5. 3.7, THE SANTA KLAUS MURDER, Mavis Doriel Hay , published 1936, Christmas tree
  6. 4.0. Agatha Christie, the Lost Plays - audio book, published 1948-60,  Object of Any Other Colour
  7. 4.1, SMALLBONE DECEASED, Michael Gilbert, audio book, published 1949, Dead Body
  8. 4.0, MAIGRET IN NEW YORK, Georges Simenon published 1947, Building
  9.  3.7, MYSTERY IN WHITE, J. Jefferson Farjeon published 1937, A Country Scene ( a train in a snowdrift actually)
  10. 4.4, THE TRAVELLER'S RETURN, Patricia Wentworth publ 1945, A blonde woman 
  11. 4.4, THE BARRAKEE MYSTERY, Arthur Upfield   publ. 1929, Ghostly figure
  12. 4.2, THE BUNGALOW MURDER, Annie Haynes publ 1923 Just One Person
  13. 4.0, A MAN OF TWO TRIBES, Arthur Upfield publ 1956, More than Two People
  14. 4.4, THE BATTLING PROPHET, Arthur Upfield publ 1956, Bottle
  15. 4.2, WEEKEND WITH DEATH, Patricia Wentworth publ 1941, A Hat
  16. 4.3, MR JELLY'S BUSINESS, Arthur Upfield , publ 1937, A Car
  17. 3.5, THE MURDERED BANKER, Augusto de Angelis, publ 1935, 
  18. 4.3, SERPENTS IN EDEN, Martin Edwards (edit) publ. pre 1960, A Country Scene  
 Silver Age - publ. 1960-1989

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