Saturday, June 21, 2014

BINGO! Vintage Mystery Challenge Commitment Complete

Vintage Mystery Bingo  

After meandering all over the Golden Bingo card before collecting my declared two Golden Bingos, I managed to pick up my two Silver Bingos fairly quickly--thus fulfilling my declared challenge with my most recent read. See below for the books read for each Bingo.  But those of you who know me well also know that my ultimate goal will be to cover both cards....But--for now--my Vintage commitment has been fulfilled.

Golden Bingo List (Pre-1960 Mysteries):
Bingo Across the Top
The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (1937) [Color in Title] (2/25/14) 
Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (1948) [More Than One Title: aka Maddon's Rock] (4/15/14) 
Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1928) ["Spooky" Title] (1/22/14)
The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (1949) [Author Read Before] (3/3/14) 
The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (1935) [Detective "Team"] (3/23/14)  
Red Herring by Edward Acheson (1932) [Animal in Title] (5/25/14)
Bingo Diagonal Top Left to Bottom Right
The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (1937) [Color in Title] (2/25/14)   
The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1918) [Number] (1/26/14) 
Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (1956) [Amateur Detective] (2/13/14) 
Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1932) [Professional Detective] (1/30/14) 
The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1948) [Set in England] (1/8/14) 
Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (1940) [Set in the US] (2/18/14) 

Silver Bingo List (1960-1989, inclusive):
Bingo 2nd Horizontal Row

Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (1979) [Set Anywhere But US/England] (2/4/14)
A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (1962) [Number in Title] (4/7/14)
The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (1968) [Made into Movie] (6/8/14) 
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (1981) [Lawyer/Courtroom] (6/5/14) 
A Hearse on May-Day by Gladys Mitchell (1972) [Time/Day/Month/Etc] (6/15/14)
No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine (1963) [Place in Title] (6/21/14)

Bingo "V" Vertical Row 
Endless Night by Agatha Christie (1967) [Author Read Before] (3/13/14)
Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (1981) [Lawyer/Courtroom] (6/5/14)  
Gambit by Rex Stout (1962) [Read by Fellow Challenger] (2/8/14) 
Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (1982) [Professional Detective] (2/6/14) 
Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (1987) [Involves Water] (6/11/14)  
The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (1973) [Out of Comfort Zone] (6/19/14) 


J F Norris said...

Woo-hoo! Well done, you Queen of Reading Challenges. I am way behind in my review writing, but I thought I'd let you know that I'm on Book #29 in the Golden Age Bingo challenge and I have racked up three additional Bingo rows for a total of four. Only seven more books and the card is full! Hope I can get my backlog of reviews written by next week.

Ryan said...

Congrats. I'm so sorry I didn't get involved this year, but with everything involved with me losing custody, and ignoring my blog, I really didn't plan my reading this year. I will join in again next year.

Bev Hankins said...

Ryan, we have missed you--but with all you've had going on, it's totally understandable that you've had other things besides challenges on your mind. We'll look forward to seeing you back when you are able to join in.

Bev Hankins said...

Seven more, John! Woo-hoo for you too!