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
- 4.0, THE GOLDEN CLAW, Sax Rohmer - with a colour in the title, published 1915
- 4.2, THE MAN WHO WATCHED THE TRAINS GO BY, Georges Simenon - one book that has been made into a movie, published in 1938
- 4.2, THE CORNISH COAST MURDER, John Bude - a book that involves the clergy, published 1935
- 4.6, BEAST IN VIEW, Margaret Millar - a book set in the U.S. - published 1955
- 3.8, THAT AFFAIR NEXT DOOR, Anna Katherine Green - a book with a detective "team" - published 1897
- 3.8, THEY FOUND HIM DEAD, Georgette Heyer - a book with a professional detective - published 1935
- 4.3, THE CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE, Georges Simenon - a book not set in US or England - published 1931
- 4.2, DEATH IN ECSTASY, Ngaio Marsh- Eat, drink & be merry - published 1936
- 3.8, THE JOURNEYING BOY, Michael Innes - a book with an author with a pseudonym - published in 1949
- 4.2, THREE BLIND MICE and other stories, Agatha Christie - one short story collection - published 1950
- 4.4, GIVE A CORPSE A BAD NAME, Elizabeth Ferrars - a book with an amateur detective - publ. 1940
- 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright - book with a place in the title, published 1948
- 4.7, PUT ON BY CUNNING, Ruth Rendell - a book with a detective team - published 1981
- 4.1, THE STEEL SPRING, Per Wahloo - a book you have to borrow - published 1968
- 4.3, MURDER ON THE THIRTY FIRST FLOOR, Per Wahloo - a book set outside US or England - publ. 1964
- 4.3, A SLEEPING LIFE, Ruth Rendell- one book set in England or US - published 1978
- 4.5, THE TERRORISTS, Maj Sjowall and PerWahloo - book made into a film (1994 Stockholm Marathon) - published 1975
- 3.8, ROSEMARY'S BABY, Ira Levin - a book that features a crime other than murder - publ. 1967
- 4.4, HIS BURIAL TOO, Catherine Aird -a locked room mystery - publ. 1973
- 4.5, A IS FOR ALIBI, Sue Grafton - a professional detective - publ. 1982
- 4.0, DOUBLE SIN and other stories, Agatha Christie - a number or quantity in the title - short story collection, published 1961
- 4.0, POIROT'S EARLY CASES, Agatha Christie - a short story collection - published in 1974, although most of the stories were written much earlier.
- 1.5, THE NAME OF THE ROSE, Umberto Eco - an academic mystery - published 1980
- 4.6, THE SINS OF THE FATHERS, Lawrence Block - an author never read before - publ. 1976
- 4.0, THE SHIVERING SANDS, Victoria Holt - something spooky in the title - published 1969