Saturday, November 15, 2014

Vintage Mystery Bingo: Absolutely Complete

Vintage Mystery Bingo  

Earlier this year I had completed My declared challenge of finishing two Bingos on each card (a total of 24 books).  But we all knew I would trying to cover both cards and with my latest read (Robert Barnard's Death by Sheer Torture) I have now done so. 72 lovely mysteries--all listed below with the categories fulfilled. And it 2015 yet? I'm ready for another round of Bingo!

Golden Bingo List (Pre-1960 Mysteries):
1. The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson (1948) [Set in England] (1/8/14)
2. Seven Footprints to Satan by A. Merritt (1928) ["Spooky" Title] (1/22/14)
3. The Winter Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine (1939) [Time,Day, etc] (1/23/14)
4. Death on the Aisle by Frances & Richard Lockridge (1942) [Entertainment World] (1/24/14)
5. The Adventure of the Eleven Cuff-Buttons by James Francis Thierry (1918) [Number] (1/26/14)
6. Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (1958) [Water] (1/27/14)
7. Darkness at Pemberley by T. H. White (1932) [Professional Detective] (1/30/14)
8. Where There's Love, There's Hate by Adolfo Bioy Casares & Silvina Ocampo (1946) [Translation] (2/5/14)
9. Death Walks on Cat Feet by D. B. Olsen (1956) [Amateur Detective] (2/13/14)
10. Made Up to Kill by Kelley Roos (1940) [Set in the US] (2/18/14)
11. The Purple Parrot by Clyde Clason (1937) [Color in Title] (2/25/14)  BINGO!!
12. The Darker the Night by Herbert Brean (1949) [Author Read Before] (3/3/14)
13. The League of Frightened Men by Rex Stout (1935) [Detective "Team"] (3/23/14) 
14. Tut, Tut! Mr. Tutt by Arthur Train (1920--date in 1st edition which I own) [Lawyer] (3/25/14) 
15. The Clue of the Leather Noose by Donald Bayne Hobart (1929) [Murder Method in Title] (3/31/14) 
16. The Coral Princess Murders by Frances Crane (1954) [Set Anywhere but US/England] (4/5/14) 
17. Gale Warning by Hammond Innes (1948) [More Than One Title: aka Maddon's Rock] (4/15/14) 
18. Dorothy Dixon & the Double Cousin by Dorothy Wayne (1933) [Crime Other Than Murder] (4/26/14) 
19. For Old Crime's Sake (aka Lucky Jane) by Delano Ames (1959) [Mode of Transportation] (4/29/14)
20. The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain (1934) [Book to Movie] (4/29/14) 
21. Death at the Medical Board by Josephine Bell (1944) [Features Doctor/Nurse] (5/16/14) 
22. By the Watchman's Clock by Leslie Ford (1932) [Academic Mystery] (5/23/14) 
23. Red Herring by Edward Acheson (1932) [Animal in Title] (5/25/14) BINGO!!
24. Too Many Cooks by Rex Stout (1938) [Food/Cooks] (7/12/14)
25. Murder at the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason (1910) [Place] (7/14/14) BINGO!!
26. The Tattooed Man by Howard Pease (1926) [Man in Title] (7/17/14)
27. Button, Button by Marion Bramhall (1944) [Author Not Read Before] (8/13/14)
28. The Bigger They Come by A. A. Fair (1938) [Size in Title] (8/28/14) 
29. The Unfinished Crime by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding (1935) [Borrow] (9/8/14) 
30. Ten Little Indians by Agatha Christie (1939) [Locked Room] (9/11/14) BINGO!
31. The Footprints on the Ceiling by Clayton Rawson [Read by Fellow Challenger (9/25/14) BINGO! (2 ways)
32. Blood on the Stars by Brett Halliday [Out of My Comfort Zone] (10/4/14) BINGO!
33. Lament for a Maker by Michael Innes [Pseudonymous Author] (10/8/14) BINGO!
34. The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie [Short Stories] (10/11/14) BINGO! (2 ways)
35. The Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart [Woman in Title] (10/19/14) BINGO! (2 ways)
36. The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart [Country House] (11/4/14) BINGO! And a covered card!

Silver Bingo List (1960-1989, inclusive):

1. Shake Hands Forever by Ruth Rendell (1975) [Set in England] (1/13/14)
2. Exit Actors, Dying by Margot Arnold (1979) [Set Anywhere But US/England] (2/4/14)
3. Shelf Life by Douglas Clark (1982) [Professional Detective] (2/6/14)
4. Gambit by Rex Stout (1962) [Read by Fellow Challenger] (2/8/14)
5. Ellery Queen's 20th Anniversary Annual by Ellery Queen, ed (1965) [Short Story Collection] (2/22/14)
6. Vicious Circle by Douglas Clark (1983) [Detective Team] (3/11/14)
7. Endless Night by Agatha Christie (1967) [Author Read Before] (3/13/14)
8. A Hangman's Dozen by Alfred Hitchcock, ed (1962) [Number in Title] (4/7/14)
9. Invisible Green by John Sladek (1977) [Locked Room] (6/2/14)
10. Thus Was Adonis Murdered by Sarah Caudwell (1981) [Lawyer/Courtroom] (6/5/14)
11. The Laughing Policeman by Maj Sjowall & Per Wahloo (1968) [Made into Movie] (6/8/14)
12. Plain Sailing by Douglas Clark (1987) [Involves Water] (6/11/14)
13. A Hearse on May-Day by Gladys Mitchell (1972) [Time/Day/Month/Etc] (6/15/14)  
14. The Godwulf Manuscript by Robert B. Parker (1973) [Out of Comfort Zone] (6/19/14)
15. No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine (1963) [Place in Title] (6/21/14)
16. The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie (1961) [Animal in Title] (6/23/14)
17. DeKok & Murder in Ecstasy by A. C. Baantjer (1982) [Translated Work] (6/27/14)
18. The Day They Kidnapped Queen Victoria by H. K. Fleming (1969) [Crime Other Than Murder] (7/2/14) 
19. The Chief Inspector's Daughter by Sheila Radley (1980) [Woman in Title] (7/5/14) 
20. Who Guards a Prince by Reginald Hill (1982) [Man in the Title] (7/23/14)
21. Introducing C. B. Greenfield by Lucille Kallen (1979) [Set in U.S.] (8/6/14) 
22. Wednesday the Rabbi Got Wet by Harry Kemelman (1976) [Borrow] (9/8/14) BINGO!
23. Red Cent by Robert Campbell (1989) [Mode of Transportation] (9/10/14)
24. Death Takes a Sabbatical  by Robert Bernard (1967) [Academic Mystery] (9/16/14)
25. A Death for a Dancer by E. X. Giroux (1985) [Country House] (9/28/14)
26. Death on Allhallowe'en by Leo Bruce (1970) [Spooky Title] (10/11/14)
27. Only a Matter of Time by V. C. Clinton-Baddeley (1969) [Amateur] (10/13/14) BINGO!
28. Murder on Mike by H. Paul Jeffers (1984) [Entertainment] (10/15/14) BINGO!
29. Appleby's Answer by Michael Innes (1973) [Pseudonymous Author] (10/17/14)
30. Too Many Doctors by Holly Roth (1962) [Medical Mystery] (10/22/14)
31. Madman's Bend by Arthur W. Upfield (1963) [More Than One Title] (10/24/14)
32. Roast Eggs by Douglas Clark (1981) [Cook/Food] (10/25/14)
33. Nor Live so Long by Sara Woods (1986) [Size/Measurement] (10/26/14) BINGO! (2 ways)
34. The Mind-Murders by Janwillem van de Wetering (1981) [New Author] (10/30/14) BINGO!
35. The Lady in Black by Anna Clarke (1977) [Color in Title] (11/1/14) BINGO! (3 ways)
36. Death by Sheer Torture by Robert Barnard (1981) [Method] (11/15/14) BINGO! (2 ways & a covered card!)


LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

Well, Bev, I am just about pea green with ENVY! I may be picking your brain (or pinching from your list) for next year! ;)

CONGRATULATIONS! What an accomplishment! U ROCK!!! :O)

Bev Hankins said...

Thanks, Lu Ann! Pinch whatever you need from my list for 2015. :-)

J F Norris said...

Super fantastic! Are you the first to cover both cards? I know there are at least two others who have covered the Golden Bingo card. Any more than that?

My Golden card will be covered in two week's time. But I'm fairly certain I'll not be able to do the same for the Silver card. I read too many new books this year, most of them all well over 300 pages. One was a whopping 600+ pages and took me almost ten days to get through. Could've read five Golden Age or Silver Age books in that time! Ah well...

Bev Hankins said...

John: I haven't heard from anyone that they've covered both yet. I know of one who has covered a single card...I'm wondering who the two are you know.

Gilion at Rose City Reader said...

Incredibly impressive! I just finished my one Gold bingo and was very excited. Until now.

I am going to bookmark this list for future inspiration!

Rose City Reader

Bev Hankins said...

Gillion: Congrats on your Gold Bingo! Hope to see you in the bingo hall in 2015.