Thursday, October 27, 2011

Vintage Mystery Challenge 2012: Signup

Once again I'm sponsoring the Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge. And my Vintage Reading peeps are already knocking down the door in their eagerness to sign up (and forgetting to post their Challenge Commitments--ahem, you know who you are....). This year it's all about the themes--for full details go to the info post (link above). I...being the crazy book lady that I am will be signing up for at least three themes and who knows, maybe I'll wind up with more.

Here are my chosen Vintage Themes:

Colorful Crime: 8 books with colors in the title

1. The Greenwell Mystery by E. C. R. Lorac (1934) [3/3/12]
2. Strange Murders at Greystones by Elsie N. Wright (1931) [3/16/12]
3. The Red Lamp by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1925) [2/7/12]
4. The So Blue Marble by Dorothy B. Hughes (1940) [3/24/12]
5. The Yellow Room by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1945) [2/27/12]
6. The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leroux (1907/French; 1908/English) [3/19/12]
7. The Black Seven by Carol Kendall (1946) [1/29/12]
8. The Problem of the Green Capsule by John Dickson Carr (1939)

Murder by the Numbers: 8 books with a number in the title
1. The Nine Wrong Answers by John Dickson Carr (1952) [7/7/12]
2. Champagne for One by Rex Stout (1958) [3/5/12]
3. The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1909) [5/15/12]
4. And Four to Go by Rex Stout (1956/7) [7/1/12]

5. File No. 113 by Emile Gaboriau (1867) [7/11/12]
6. The 39 Steps by John Buchan (1915) [7/3/12]
7. The House of a Thousand Candles by Meredith Nicholson (1906) [6/17/12]

8. Five Passengers from Lisbon by Mignon G. Eberhart (1946) [3/11/12]

9. The Fifth Man by Manning Coles (1946) [7/22/12]


Dangerous Beasts: 8 books with an animal in the title (The Bat; The Canary Murder Case; etc.)
1. Swan Song by Edmund Crispin (1947) reread [4/3/12]
2. The Case of the Grinning Gorilla by Erle Stanley Gardner (1952) [3/30/12]
3. Hare Sitting Up by Michael Innes (1959) [3/9/12]
4. The Murder in the Stork Club by Vera Caspary (1945/6) [3/10/12]
5. The Golden Scorpion by Sax Rohmer (1920) [4/2/12]
6. Dead as a Dinosaur by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1952) reread [3/8/12]
7. Pearls Before Swine by Margery Allingham (1945) [6/8/12]
8. The Bat by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1920/1932) [4/14/12]
9. The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1902) [2/5/12]
10. The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett (1929) [4/4/12]

Commitment Complete: 7/11/12  
Will keep adding books that meet the vintage themes.


Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Hello Bev,

In trying to follow your super organised lead, I've posted my (projected, I stress!) the three themes titles to go with them - you can read them here:

All the best,

Carol said...

Working on my list now. I'll post it as soon as I've settled on the categories. Looking forward to this, as I enjoyed it enormously last year.