Thursday, November 1, 2018

Just the Facts, Ma'am 2019: My Sign-Up

Well, naturally I am signing up for my very own 2019 edition of the Vintage Mystery Challenge--another round of Just the Facts, Ma'am. I mean vintage mysteries are kind of my thing. The object of the game is to answer all the important questions of Who, What, When, Where, How, and Why to complete cases in either the Golden of Silver Mystery Eras (or for the compulsive challengers, like me, both). See the Detective Notebooks below. For a complete run-down of the rules, please click on the link above.

I will be participating in both reading Eras. My plan will be to complete as many categories as possible, but my commitment will have been met when I reach the Inspired Amateur level (24 books) in the Golden Age and the Detective Sergeant Level (12 books) in the Silver Age. 


1.Who: The Murder of a Quack by George Bellairs (1943) [Medical Field] (1/13/19)
2. What: Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L Sayers (1926) [literary allusion] (1/12/19)
3. When: Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh (1945) [Set during WWII] (1/7/19)
4. Where: The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (1920) [Country House] (1/18/19)
5. How: The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (1922) [Poison] (1/25/19)
6. Why: Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh (1947) [Made into TV Episode[ (2/14/19)
Detective Sergeant
7. Who: The Lucky Stiff by Craig Rice (1945) [Lawyer] (3/1/19)
8. What: Blood of the North by James B. Hendryx (1938) [Inverted Mystery] (2/15/19)
9. When: An African Millionaire by Grant Allen (1897) [Victorian Era] (1/10/19)
10. Where: Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (1923) [Country other than US or UK--France] (3/9/19)
11. How: Blind Corner by Dornford Yates (1927) [Stabbed] (1/27/19)
12. Why: Whose Body?  by Dorothy L. Sayers (1923) [Author not from my country] (3/24/19)
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14. What: Where the Snow Was Red by Hugh Pentecost (1949) [Color] (2/16/19)
15. When: The Dead Shall Be Raised by George Bellairs (1942) [Recognized Holiday: Christmas] (1/13/19)
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17. How: Murdered: One by One by Francis Beeding (1937) [2 or more deaths; different means] (3/16/19)
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Inspired Amateur
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20. What: Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau (1869) [Person's Name] (2/27/19)
21. When: A Wreath fro Rivera by Ngaio Marsh (1949) [During Performance] (3/11/19)
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1960-1989 (Inclusive)

1. WHO: No Patent on Murder by Akimitsu Takagi (1965) [lawyer/prosecutor as detective] (2/21/19)
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3. WHEN: Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins (1986) [Set during WWII] (1/19/19)
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Detective Sergeant
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