Monday, November 25, 2019

2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Reading Challenge


Here is the latest from mastermind Rick at the Rick Mills Project: the 2020 Murder Mystery Bingo Reading Challenge. And it looks really awesome. Use the four bingo cards provided to collect weapons, crime scenes, clues & cliches, and red herrings from your mystery reading. Fill a card and win a prize! The challenge runs through all of 2020, but Rick is opening the Bingo Hall now. Click on the link to see the full details.

As with all his challenges, Rick doesn't require a commitment to participate. My personal goal will be at least one Bingo per card. Once I have that, I can count the challenge as complete for my challenge tally. But--I love mysteries, so you know I'll be doing more.

Card #1


BINGOS  

Weapons
Card #1
Knife/Dagger: Said with Flowers by Anne Nash (11/26/19)
Gun: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
Bare Hands: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
Fireplace Poker: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
Axe/Hatchet: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/5/19)
Blunt Object: Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh (12/18/19)
Rope: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Poison/Meds: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Drowning: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Fistfight: Unholy Dying by R. T. Campbell (12/29/19)
Medicine/Drugs: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20) 
Wire: Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/8/20)
Bomb/Explosion: "The Adventure of the Gloria Scott" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (2/23/20)
Boat (struck by): "Seasprite" by Andrew Garve (in Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves by Martin Edwards, ed (2/24/20)
Motor vehicle (struck by): The Big Four by Agatha Christie (2/26/20)
Push/Fall: Curtain for a Jester by Frances & Richard Lockridge (4/3/20)
Fright/Heart Attack: The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar (4/6/20)
Fire: The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar (4/6/20)

Crime Scenes
Card #1
Library: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
Alley: Said with Flowers by Anne Nash (11/26/19)
Store/Restaurant: Said with Flowers by Anne Nash (11/26/19)
Stairs: Death Knell by Baynard Kendrick (12/5/19)
Pathway/Trail: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Beach: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Bedroom: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Body of Water: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Garden/Gazebo: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20) 
Boat: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Drawing/Living Room: Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/8/20)
Lawn: Red Threads by Rex Stout (2/14/20)
Swimming Pool: "The Swimming Pool" by H.C. Bailey in Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards (2/24/20)
Train: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (3/1/20)
Office: The Grey Flannel Shroud by Henry Slesar (4/6/20)

Clues & Clichés 
Card #1
Item in Newspaper: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
Provision in Will: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Footprints: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Anonymous Message: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Monogram: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Stopped Clock/Watch: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Knife Found: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Gloves: Killer Dolphin by Ngaio Marsh (12/15/19)
Magnifier Used: Unholy Dying by R. T. Campbell (12/29/19)
Fingerprints: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20)
Muddy/Wet Clothing: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Ashes in Fireplace: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Hat Missing/Found: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Clock Heard Striking: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Lipstick: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Bullet: The Plague Court Murders by Carter Dickson (1/26/20)
Bloodstain: The Death of a Joyce Scholar by Barholomew Gill (1/31/20)
Candle or Wax: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Life Insurance: "Man Overboard" by Edmund Crispin in Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards (2/24/20)
Perfume smelled: Good Luck to the Corpse by Max Murray (3/30/20)


Red Herrings
Card #1
Maid/Housekeeper: The Case of the Second Chance by Christopher Bush (12/4/19)
2nd Gun/Knife: Death Knell (Baynard Kendrick (12/5/19)
Non-Barking Dog: Said with Flowers by Anne Nash (11/26/19)
Barking Dog: Death Knell by Baynard Kendrick (12/5/19)
Mysterious Stranger: Said with Flowers by Anne Nash (11/26/19)
Someone Tied Up:  Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Knitting/Sewing: Murder Breaks Trail by Eunice Mays Boyd (12/15/19)
Locked Room: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Broken Window: Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers (12/22/19)
Hair: Mystery of the Red Trailer by Julie Campbell (12/30/19)
Animal Other Than Dog: Mystery of the Red Trailer by Julie Campbell [crow] (12/30/19)
Missing Money: Secret of the Mansion by Julie Campbell (12/30/19)
Keys: The Mysterious Visitor by Julie Campbell (12/31/19)
Butler: The Mysterious Visitor by Julie Campbell (12/31/19)
Listening at Keyhole: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20) 
Secret Marriage: The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie (1/9/20)  
Lights Go Out!: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Former Lover: Murder on the Waterfront by Michael Jahn (1/20/20)
Twins: Spin Your Web, Lady! by Frances & Richard Lockridge (2/8/20)
Car Backfires: "Murder on St. Valentine's Day" by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/11/20)


First Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (1/9/20)
Second Bingo: Crime Scenes [Card #1] (1/20/20)
Third Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (1/31/20)
Fourth Bingo: Weapons [Card #1] (2/8/20)
Fifth Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (2/8/20)
Sixth Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (2/11/20)
Seventh Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (2/24/20)
Eighth Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card # 1] (2/24/20)
Ninth Bingo: Weapons [Card #1] (4/6/20)
Tenth Bingo: Weapons [Card #1] (4/6/20)

Card #2

Weapons
Card #2
Poison: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Gun: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Knife/Dagger: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton(1/15/20)
Drowning: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Axe/Hatchet: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
Bomb/Explosion: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
Medicine/Drugs: "Bride in Danger" by Ellery Queen (2/26/20)
Motor vehicle (struck by/wreck): Stand Up & Die by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/31/20)

Crime Scenes
Card #2
Beach/Shoreline: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Lake/Ocean: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Alley: Death of a Joyce Scholar by Bartholomew Gill (1/31/20)
Library: "Murder on St. Valentine's Day" by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/11/20)
Garden: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
Boat: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
Pathway/Trail in Woods: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
Basement: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
Rope: "The Turn of the Tide" by C. S. Forester in Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards (2/24/20)
Heavey blunt object: "The Thimble River Mystery" by Josephine Bell in Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves edited by Martin Edwards (2/24/20)
Street or Sidewalk: The Big Four by Agatha Christie (2/26/20)
Bedroom: The Big Four by Agatha Christie (2/26/20)
Hotel room: Good Luck to the Corpse by Max Murray (3/30/20)
Office: Curtain for a Jester by Frances & Richard Lockridge (4/3/20)

Clues & Clichés
Card #2
Someone in Disguise: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Item in Newspaper: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Something said en Francais: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20) 
Muddy/Wet Clothing: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Dying Message: "Jericho & the Dying Clue" by Hugh Pentecost (1/26/20)
Seen by Moonlight: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers (1/28/20)
Anonymous Message: Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
Snow/Rain Storm: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Fingerprints: Red Threads by Rex Stout (2/14/20)
Footprints: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
Blood on Object: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
Empty poison/med bottle: Death in Kenya by M. M. Kaye (2/20/20)
Monogram: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (3/1/20)

Red Herrings
Card #2
Gloves: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Inquest held: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20)
Missing Money or Blackmail: Have His Carcase by Dorothy L. Sayers (1/13/20) 
Maid/Butler/Chauffeur: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton (1/15/20)
Someone Tied Up: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers (1/28/20)
Someone Faints: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers (1/28/20)
Mysterious Stranger: The Nine Tailors by Dorothy L Sayers (1/28/20)
Inheritance: Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
Secret Marriage: Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
Key Copied: Information Received by E. R. Punshon (2/6/20)
Lights Go Out: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Locked Room: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Forgery: The Crying Sisters by Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
"Bride in Danger" by Ellery Queen (2/26/20) 

First Bingo: Red Herrings Card #2 (2/8/20)
Second Bingo: Clues & Cliches Card #2 (2/8/20)


1 comment:

Rick Mills said...

Thank you for joining this challenge! You are progressing right along. On the WEAPONS card I have since replaced the center square (BOAT, STUCK BY) as being too rare; with FALLING OBJECT which is a bit more common. Also I am considering adding a "wild card" option to each card which would be an item that can replace any needed square on a card. Still thinking about how to implement that. - Rick