Tuesday, September 1, 2015

R.eaders I.mbibing P.eril X Event


Image used with permission, property of Abigail Larson.

Ten years ago Carl V. Anderson over at Stainless Steel Droppings introduced his R.eader's I.mbibing P.eril challenge which has since morphed into an event--with more fun than competition as its goal. For its tenth anniversary he has asked his friends, Andi and Heather, of the Estella Society, to host.

The goals remain the same:

From September 1st through October 31st, we will be reading and/or watching all things Gothic, spooky and mysterious. Categories that may be included are Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Dark Fantasy, Gothic, Horror, Supernatural or other closely-related fields. As always, there are various levels of participation. For the full details or to join in, please hop on the link to the R. I. P. X Event and check it out.

Reviews, while not required, may be posted HERE.

I will be starting with my standard:


Peril the First: Read at least four books, any length, that you feel fit (the very broad definitions) of R.I.P. literature. It could be King or Conan Doyle, Penny or Poe, Chandler or Collins, Lovecraft or Leroux…or anyone in between.

1. Jewelled Eye by Douglas Clark (9/1/15)
2. Murder by Death by Henry Keating (9/2/15)
3. The Fourteen Dilemma by Hugh Pentecost (9/3/15)
4. The Stowmarket Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/5/15)
5. The Brandenburg Hotel by Pauline Glen Winslow (9/7/15)
6. The Bat Flies Low by Sax Rohmer (9/10/15)
7. The Albert Gate Mystery by Louis Tracy (9/14/15)
8. Briar Rose by Jane Yolen (9/14/15)
9. The Gay Phoenix by Michael Innes (9/15/15)
10. Some Buried Caesar by Rex Stout (9/17/15)
11. Black Alibi by Cornell Woolrich (9/23/15)
12. Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (9/23/15)
13. The Poe Shadow by Matthew Pearl (9/25/15)
14. Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (9/28/15)
15. Death Dines Out by Theodora Du Bois (9/30/15)
16. The Red Box by Rex Stout (10/3/15)
17. At Bertram's Hotel by Agatha Christie (10/6/15)
18. Happiness Is a Warm Corpse as edited by Alfred Hitchcock (10/7/15)
19. The Ghost Writer by John Harwood (10/16/15)
20. Ax by Ed McBain (10/21/15)
21. Murder on Cue by Jane Dentinger (10/27/15)
22. There Hangs a Knife by Marcia Muller (10/29/15)
23. The Vanishing Corpse by Ellery Queen (10/31/15)


Cath said...

Loads of people doing this so it should be a lot of fun this year. Enjoy!

TracyK said...

I am looking forward to seeing what you read for this. I haven't read a Douglas Clark book in decades, but I keep wanting to.

Roof Beam Reader said...

Yay! I'm in for the first time this year... hope to read Horace Walpole's Castle of Otranto and Stephen King's Drawing of the Three, at least. If there's time, I'll add a third. You're off to a great start already. :)

Bev Hankins said...

Adam: I hope you enjoy it. I'm not big into horror or spooky, but since mysteries are allowed I can totally rock that. :-)

Anne@HeadFullofBooks said...

How are things going with the challenge. I have completed two books for the challenge and will likely be it for me. What book did you select?