Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Reading Baseball: The Abra Cadavers


 Rick Mills, that crafty creator of reading challenges and sometimes literary team captain, is once again calling for team members for one of the finest ball clubs around...the Abra Cadavers. If you'd like to join the team, just prove your skills by fulfilling the following plate appearances (reading requirements). You too could be an All Star! For full details, check out Rick's page: HERE

I've got my cleats on and have already started swinging.

My Plate Appearances
Single: The Angry Heart by Lesley Edgley
Double: 2 books by Arthur W. Upfield
Wings Above the Diamantina
Bony & the Kelly Gang
Triple: 3 books by John Dickson Carr/Carter Dickson
The White Priory Murders
It Walks by Night
Nine--And Death Makes Ten

Homerun: 4 titles by Agatha Christie
The Body in the Library
The Moving Finger
Towards Zero
A Murder Is Announced
Cycle: completed previous four (done)

Foul:  Bunk by Kevin Young (I just wasn't feeling the deep-dive, scholarly approach to hoaxes, humbug, & whatnot.)

Bunt: "Lord Peter's Last Case" by Stephen Murray (in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine January 1996 issue)
Stolen Base: The Fear Sign (aka Sweet Danger) by Margery Allingham [read by Robin Retzler for the Century Club 2022)
Strike Out: Dead, Mr. Mozart by Bernard Bastable (originally owned, but read it and decided to donate it. Maybe someone will like it better than I did.)


Rick Mills said...

Welcome back to Mystillery Field! We even washed the jerseys, gloves, and baseballs in the off season.

Rick Mills said...

Oh, now that YOU have used FEAR SIGN (Margery Allingham) for a stolen base, I just finished it and am going to steal it from you! Thanks!

Bev Hankins said...

Yep--steal that base!