Sunday, December 30, 2018

Just the Facts, Ma'am 2018 Final Wrap-Up

Greetings, Vintage Mystery Challengers! Well, we're in the final days (hours) of 2018 and challenges are coming to a close. It's time to set the stage for wrap-up posts, prize drawings, and winners. Below (in bold), you will find the qualifications for prizes from the original challenge post:

1. Challengers who complete the minimum six books from a single era will be eligible for a drawing at the end of the year for a book from the prize list.
2. Challengers who complete 12 or more books (either from the same era or at least six from each era) will also be entered in a separate drawing--for another chance to win, again for their choice of a book from the prize list.  

Please keep track of your progress and be prepared to submit a final wrap-up post or comment at the end of the year.

The wrap-up post (or comment) should include the title, author, and 1st pub date of each book as well as the item found.  When you post your wrap-up on the the Linky below, use your name and card fulfillment in the "name" slot to help me identify which prize drawing/s you are eligible for. Use the example which indicates the level attained. 

Bev (Gold 6-11)
Bev (12+)

If you do not blog, please use the same format to indicate your level and to list your books/items in a comment--be sure to include your name. The wrap-up post will be open until January 8, 2019 and the drawing will take place as soon as possible thereafter.

1 comment:

neer said...

Dear Bev

With real life leaving me little time, I have put my blog on hiatus and am sending you my scorecard in this comments. I had signed up for the constable level but read more than the requisite six books. To have two bites of the cherry, here are 12 vintage mysteries that I read this year:

1. Retired from or in the Armed Services: Col. March in John Dickson Carr’s The Dept. of Queer Complaints. (1940)

2. Matriarch/ Patriarch of Family: An Old Lady Dies by Anthony Gilbert (1934)

1. Color in the Title: The Mystery of the Yellow Room by Gaston Leoroux (1907)
2. Reference to Man/ Woman in the Title: Bury Him Darkly by Henry Wade (1936)

1. Time/ Date etc in Title: The Clock Struck Twelve by Patricia Wentworth (1944)

2. During a trip/ vacation/ cruise etc: Greek Tragedy by G.D.H and Margaret Cole (1939)

1. At a Country House: Toper’s End by G.D.H and Margaret Cole (1942)
2. In a Locked Room: The Phantom Murderer by B. G.Quin (1932)

1. Death by Poison: Post-Script to Poison by Dorothy Bowers (1938)
2. Death by Strangulation: Lonely Magdalen by Henry Wade (1940)

1. Has been on your TBR: The Emperor’s Snuff Box by John Dickson Carr (1942)
2. Is be an author you have read and loved before: While She Sleeps by Ethel Lina White (1940)


Have a Happy 2019 and good luck with all your challenges.