Vintage Mystery BINGO 2015

This page began as Vintage Mystery Bingo 2014 and a summary page for 2014 can be found here.
The page has been repurposed for 2015.

The challenge is hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block.


* 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.
*Challengers may play either the Silver Age or Golden Age Card—or both.
*BINGOS may be claimed by completing all spaces in a row--horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.  You may also claim a “Four Corner” BINGO by reading a book for each of the four corners plus two more spaces—any two.  A valid BINGO must have six complete spaces.
This post will be my record for the challenge and I aim to update it as I read and review the books.

Golden Vintage - books written before 1960

  1. 4.0, THE GOLDEN CLAW, Sax Rohmer - with a colour in the title, published 1915
  2. 4.2, THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE TRAINS GO BY, Georges Simenon - one book that has been made into a movie, published in 1938 
  3. 4.2, THE CORNISH COAST MURDER, John Bude - a book that involves the clergy, published 1935
  4. 4.6, BEAST IN VIEW, Margaret Millar - a book set in the U.S. - published 1955  
  5. 3.8, THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR, Anna Katherine Green - a book with a detective "team" - published 1897 
  6. 3.8, THEY FOUND HIM DEAD, Georgette Heyer - a book with a professional detective - published 1935 
  7. 4.3, THE CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE, Georges Simenon  - a book not set in US or England - published 1931
  8. 4.2, DEATH IN ECSTASY, Ngaio MarshEat, drink & be merry - published 1936 
  9. 3.8, THE JOURNEYING BOY, Michael Innes - a book with an author with a pseudonym - published in 1949
  10. 4.2, THREE BLIND MICE and other stories, Agatha Christie - one short story collection - published 1950 
  11. 4.4, GIVE A CORPSE A BAD NAME, Elizabeth Ferrars - a book with an amateur detective - publ. 1940 
  12. 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright - book with a place in the title, published 1948
  13. 4.1, VINTAGE MURDER, Ngaio Marsh - set in the entertainment world - published 1937
  14. 4.2, THE PENGUIN POOL MURDER, Stuart Palmer - a book with an animal in the title - publ 1931 
  15. 4.2, TEN STAR CLUES, E.R. Punshon, with a number in the title, publ. 1941 
Silver Vintage: books written 1960 - 1989

  1. 4.7, PUT ON BY CUNNING, Ruth Rendell - a book with a detective team - published 1981
  2. 4.1, THE STEEL SPRING, Per Wahloo - a book you have to borrow - published 1968 
  3. 4.3, MURDER ON THE THIRTY FIRST FLOOR, Per Wahloo - a book set outside US or England - publ. 1964 
  4. 4.3, A SLEEPING LIFE, Ruth Rendellone book set in England or US - published 1978
  5. 4.5, THE TERRORISTS, Maj Sjowall and PerWahloo - book made into a film  (1994 Stockholm Marathon) - published 1975
  6. 3.8, ROSEMARY'S BABY, Ira Levin - a book that features a crime other than murder - publ. 1967 
  7. 4.4, HIS BURIAL TOO, Catherine Aird -a locked room mystery  - publ. 1973 
  8. 4.5, A IS FOR ALIBI, Sue Grafton - a professional detective - publ. 1982 
  9. 4.0, DOUBLE SIN and other stories, Agatha Christie - a number or quantity in the title - short story collection, published 1961
  10. 4.0, POIROT'S EARLY CASES, Agatha Christie - a short story collection - published in 1974, although most of the stories were written much earlier.
  11. 1.5, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, Umberto Eco - an academic mystery - published 1980
  12. 4.6, THE SINS OF THE FATHERS, Lawrence Block - an author never read before -  publ. 1976
  13. 4.0, THE SHIVERING SANDS, Victoria Holt - something spooky in the title - published  1969


Faith Hope and Cherrytea said...

definitely challenging!
still deciding whether or not to add this one for 2015...

Bev Hankins said...

Welcome back, Kerrie! Glad you'll be joining us in the bingo hall for another round.


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