Friday, November 14, 2014

Vintage Mystery Bingo: Wrap Up

Greetings, Vintage Mystery Challengers! Well, we're headed towards the homestretch for 2014 challenges. I finally decided to pony up and extend my linky service so I can post things for a longer time period and get the Wrap-Up links posted.  Here are the rules for Wrap-Up Posts (or comments):

There are two linkys--one for those who completed one Bingo only, for a prize-drawing, and one for two Bingos or more to get a list for automatic prize offerings.

Since there are two levels of automatic prizes: At Least Two Bingos (prize vault pick) and Cover the Card (which includes the prize vault pick as well as a bonus for doing all categories on a card), I plan on waiting until the end of the year to send out prizes.  That way if you cover a card, I can send you both prizes in one mailing. 

Please post how many Bingos you completed and whether you also covered at least one card with a list of the books and the squares they fulfill. If you don't have a blog, then you'll need to post a comment below that meets the wrap-up requirements and please email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com to let me know that you're interested in a prize. Wrap-Up posts will be accepted until January 7th, 2015.

Here is a link to my Challenge Commitment Fulfilled post to give you an example for logging your Bingos for the wrap-up.  You will see that the books that count for more than one bingo are listed for each one. If you cover a card, you will only need to list each book once to show that every square was filled.



jdf21 said...

I don't have a blog, but I do have two bingos on the Golden card.

Column G
The Problem of the Green Capsule - John Dickson Carr (1939)[color in title]
The Danger Within - Michael Gilbert (1952) [set anywhere except U.S. or England]
Suddenly at His Residence - Christianna Brand (1946) [free spot - Set in U.S. or England]
Death from a Top Hat - Clayton Rawson (1938) [locked room]
Love Lies Bleeding - Edmund Crispin (1948) [academic]
Swan Song - Edmund Crispin(1947)[entertainment world]

Top Row
The Problem of the Green Capsule - John Dickson Carr (1939)[color in title]
The Boomerang Clue - Agatha Christie (1935) [more than one title]
The Reader is Warned - Carter Dickson (1939) [spooky title]
Calamity Town - Ellery Queen (1942) [author read before]
The League of Frightened Men - Rex Stout (1935) [detective team]
Cat of Many Tails - Ellery Queen (1949) [animal in title]

Completion date - 8/26/14

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations, jdf21! If you're interested in a prize, please email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com. I won't be setting up for prizes until the end of the year--but that will let me know to put you in the running.

Kate said...

I have completed all the categories for the Gold Bingo Card:

Colour in the title: Black land, white land by H. C. Bailey (1937)

Not set in the US/UK: The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Van Gulik (1957)

Crime other than Murder:
Malice in Wonderland by Nicholas Blake (1940)

Locked Room Mystery: The King is Dead by Ellery Queen (1952)

Academic Mystery: The Widening Stain by Morris Bishop (1942)

Set in Entertainment: Opening Night by Ngaio Marsh (1951)

Book published under more than one title: The Case of the Abominable Snowman by Nicholas Blake (1941)

Number in the Title: Lock 14 by George Simenon (1931)

Involves Food/Cooking: The Poisoned Chocolates Case by Anthony Berekley (1929)

Book from an author not read before: Who Killed the Curate? By Joan Coggins (1944)

Method of Murder in the Title: The Silk Stocking Murders by Anthony Berekley (1928)

Book with a woman in the title: There was an Old Woman by Ellery Queen (1943)

Spooky Title: The Dreadful Hollow by Nicholas Blake (1953)

Made into a Film: The Wheel Spins by Ethel Lina White (1936)

Amateur Detective: Minute for Murder by Nicholas Blake (1946)

Book with a man in the title: The Man on the Boulevard (1953)

Country House Murder: The Santa Klaus Murder by Mavis Doriel Hay (1936)

Mode of Transport in the title: The Widow's Cruise by Nicholas Blake (1959)

Author you've read before: My Friend Maigret by George Simenon (1949)

Contains a Lawyer/Judge/Courtroom: Untimely Death by Cyril Hare (1958)

Read by a fellow challenger: Both me and Hannah@booking in heels read And then there were none by Agatha Christie (1939)

Professional Detective: Murder at Shots Hall by Maureen Sarisfield (1945)

Involves water: Riddle of the Sands by Robert Erskine Childers (1903)

Outside of Comfort Zone: The Conjure Man Dies by Rudolph Fisher (1932)

Detective Team: Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (1938)

Includes a time/day/month etc. in the title: 10 Day's Wonder by Ellery Queen (1948)

Translated: Inspector Barlech Mysteries by Friedrich Durrenmatt (1951-52)

Short Story Collection: Agatha Christie Hour

Set in England: The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson (1908)

Borrowed Book: Death in the Clouds by Agatha Christie (1935)

Animal included in the title: Maigret and the Yellow Dog (1931)

A place in the title: Murder in Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie (1936)

Size included in the title: Five Little Pigs by Agatha Christie (1942)

Medical Mystery: Postscript to Poison by Dorothy Bowers (1938)

Written under a Pseudonym: Head of a Traveler by Nicholas Blake (1949)

Set in the US: The Chinese Chop by Juanita Sheridan (1942)

Bev Hankins said...

Congratulations, Kate! As with jdf21, if you are interested in the prizes please email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com so I will be sure to contact you for the prize list.

Kate said...

Yeah I did that yesterday. Hopefully you received it =)

Anonymous said...

I completed both the Silver and Golden Card - so with 72 reviews i decided to provide some highlights in my wrap-up post and link to an index to all 72 - hope that's OK Bev

neer said...

Bingo! Completed the Golden Card!

Anonymous said...

Without prompting, I set-up my blog from the beginning to very clearly record bingo and completion dates. I'm glad I did, since first order plays a role. My bingos occurred: February 26, March 24, and my whole silver card was completed October 5, 2014!

I wish everyone a happy new year and blessings throughout the future. Yours truly, Carolyn, RIEDEL Fascination.