Monday, March 18, 2019

Challenge Commitment Complete: Medical Examiner Mystery Reading Challenge


Rick Mills plunged into the reading challenge fray for the first time this year--with a vengeance! Putting together two nifty little mystery-oriented challenges that I just couldn't resist. I immediately signed up for both and have now completed my personal quota for the Medical Examiner Mystery Reading Challenge. Rick didn't set any participation levels--but I decided that I would fill out 20 Medical Examiner Reports (read at least 20 books) in order to count it for my reading challenge tally sheet. 

I've now completed 20--but never fear, Medical Examiner Bev is still on the job and will be filling out reports for the remainder of the year.

List of Books Read and Deaths Recorded:
1. The Winter Women Murders by David A. Kaufelt (3 murders: 1 shoved down staircase; 2 strangled) [1/5/19]
2. Died in the Wool by Ngaio Marsh (1 murder = strangled/asphyxiated) [1/10/19]
3. Clouds of Witness by Dorothy L. Sayers (1 death = shot) [1/12/19]
4. The Dead Shall be Raised by George Bellairs (4 deaths = 2 shot and 2 poisoned)
5. The Murder of a Quack by George Bellairs (2 deaths = one strangle and one drowned in the well) [1/13/19]
6. A Whiff of Cyanide by Guy Fraser-Sampson (2 deaths = one poisoned; one hit on the head) [1/15/19]
7. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie (one poisoned) [1/18/19]
8. The Secret Files of Sherlock Holmes by June Tomson (4 deaths = 2 fell from great heights; 2 drowned) [1/25/19]
9. The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie (2 deaths, both poisoned) [1/25/19]
10. Blind Corner by Dornford Yates (2 deaths = one stabbed; one shot) [1/27/19]
11. A Death in the Night by Guy Fraser-Samspon (one death = smothered) [1/30/19]
12. Final Curtain by Ngaio Marsh (2 deaths = poisoned) [2/14/19]
13. Blood of the North by James B. Hendryx (4 deaths = one drowned; three shot) [2/15/19]
14. Where the Snow Was Red by Hugh Pentecost (3 deaths = one hit on the head; 2 poisoned) [2/16/19]
15. Night of the Fox by Jack Higgins (4 deaths = 2 shot; 1 stabbed; 1 drowned) [2/19/19]
16. No Patent on Murder (one death = strangled) [2/21/19]
17. Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau (five= two shot; one hit on head; one poisoned; one stabbed)
18. The Lucky Stiff by Craig Rice (eight = six shot; two blown up) [3/1/19]
19. Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (two = one stabbed; epileptic fit) [3/9/19]
20. A Wreath for Rivera by Ngaio Marsh (one = stabbed) [3/11/19]
Commitment Complete! Still Reading.



3 comments:

Lisbeth @ The Content Reader said...

Wow, you are really on the go with the reading. I have only read 'The Mysterious...', but seems to be a lot of interesting books here.

shelleyrae @ book'd out said...

Congrats!
I really like the sound of this challenge topic,.

Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out

Bev Hankins said...

This has been a fun one. I'm actually a little jealous that Rick thought of this challenge set-up first. ;-)