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)
Smothering: The Valentine's Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/16/20)
Animal Attack/Bite: Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/10/20)

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)
Car: The Passover Murder by Lee Harris (4/12/20)
Kitchen: The New Year's Eve Murder by Lee Harris (4/25/20)
Park: The Bar Mitzvah Murder by Lee Harris (4/30/20)
Sidewalk: The Bar Mitzvah Murder by Lee Harris (4/30/20)
Basement: Death After Evensong by Douglas Clark (5/4/20)
Cliff: Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/10/20)

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 ClothingHave 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)
Cigarette lighter: Chinese Nightmare by Hugh Pentecost (4/18/20)
Cigar Ash/Butt: Nobody's Perfect by Douglas Clark (4/20/20)
Empty Poison/Med Bottle: Nobody's Perfect by Douglas Clark (4/20/20)
Foreign Saying: "The Capture of Cerebus" by Agatha Christie in Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (5/25/20)


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)
Ex-Wife/Husband: The Passover Murder by Lee Harris (4/12/20)
Baking/Cooking: Golden Rain by Douglas Clark (5/21/20)


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)
Eleventh Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (4/18/20)
Twelfth Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (4/20/20)
Thirteenth Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card # 1] (4/20/20)
Fourteenth Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card # 1] (4/20/20)
Fifteenth Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card # 1] (4/20/20)
Sixteenth Bingo: Crime Scenes [Card #1] (4/30/20)
Seventeenth Bingo: Crime Scenes [Card #1] (4/30/20)
Eighteenth Bingo: Crime Scenes [Card #1] (5/4/20)
Nineteenth Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (5/21/20)
Twentieth Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (5/21/20)
Twenty-first Bingo: Red Herrings [Card #1] (5/21/20)
Twenty-second Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (5/25/20)
Twenty-third Bingo: Clues & Cliches [Card #1] (5/25/20)
Twenty-fourth Bingo: Weapons [Card #1] (6/10/20)
Twenty-fifth Bingo: Crime Scenes [Card #1] (6/10/20)

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)
Heavy/blunt object: "The Thimble River Mystery" by Josephine Bell (2/24/20)
Rope: "The Turn of the Tide" by C. S. Forester (2/24/20)
Medicine/Drugs: "Bride in Danger" by Ellery Queen (2/26/20)
Wire/Electricity: The Big Four by Agatha Christie (2/27/20)
Motor vehicle (struck by/wreck): Stand Up & Die by Frances & Richard Lockridge (3/31/20)
Bare Hands: The Passover Murder by Lee Harris (4/12/20)
Push/Fall: The Ebony Bed Murder by Rufus Gillmore (4/18/20)
Fire: Chinese Nightmare by Hugh Pentecost (4/18/20)
Falling Object: The Dreadful Lemon Sky by John D. MacDonald (5/9/20)
Fright/Heart Attack: The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris (5/17/20)
Stocking/Pantyhose/Belt/Scarf/Tie: The Clocks by Agatha Christie (6/12/20)


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/Gazebo: 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)
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)
Bar/Store/Restaurant: Chinese Nightmare by Hugh Pentecost (4/18/20)
Lawn: The April Fool's Day Murder by Lee Harris (4/27/20)
Kitchen: The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris (5/17/20)
Stairs: "The Incident of the Dog's Ball" by Agatha Christie in Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (5/25/20)
Island: The Longest Pleasure by Douglas Clark (5/22/20)

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)
Lipstick: "Murder on St. Valentine's Day" by Mignon G. Eberhart (2/11/20)
Monogram: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (3/1/20)
Perfume: Chinese Nightmare by Hugh Pentecost (4/18/20)
Reading the Will: The Bar Mitzvah Murder by Lee Harris (4/30/20)
Stopped Clock/Watch: Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/10/20)
Something Burned in Fireplace: Thirteen Guests by J. Jefferson Farjeon (6/10/20)
Clock Heard Striking: The Clocks by Agatha Christie (6/12/20)
Magnifying Glass Used: "The Crackler" in Partners in Crime by Agatha Christie (6/23/20)
Cigar Ash/Cig. butt: Blotto, Twinks & the Ex-King's Daughter by Simon Brett (7/1/20)

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)
Lighted Window: Deep Lay the Dead by Frederick C. Davis (2/14/20)
Forgery: The Crying Sistersby Mabel Seeley (2/23/20)
"Bride in Danger" by Ellery Queen (2/26/20) 
Looking/Listening at keyhole: The Mystery of the Blue Train by Agatha Christie (3/1/20)
2nd Weapon: The Ebony Bed Murder by Rufus Gillmore (4/18/20)
Twins: The Good Friday Murder by Lee Harris (5/17/20)
Map: Deadly Pattern by Douglas Clark (5/18/20)
Dog That Didn't Bark: "The Incident of the Dog's Ball" by Agatha Christie in Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks by John Curran (5/25/20)
Ex-Wife/Husband: 4 Feet in the Grave by Amelia Reynolds Long (5/30/20)

First Bingo: Red Herrings Card #2 (2/8/20)
Second Bingo: Clues & Cliches Card #2 (2/8/20)
Third Bingo: Weapons Card #2(4/12/20)
Fourth Bingo: Weapons Card #2 (4/18/20)
Fifth Bingo:  Weapons Card #2 (5/13/20)
Sixth Bingo: Crime Scenes Card #2 (5/13/20)
Seventh Bingo: Red Herrings Card #2 (5/17/20)
Eighth Bingo: Red Herrings Card #2 (5/18/20)
Ninth Bingo: Crime Scenes Card #2 (5/25/20)
Tenth Bingo: Red Herrings Card #2 (5/25/20)
Eleventh Bingo: Clues & Cliches Card #2 (6/10/20)
Twelfth Bingo: Clues & Cliches Card #2 (6/23/20)
Thirteenth Bingo: Clues & Cliches Card #2 (7/1/20)


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