Wednesday, December 28, 2011

2012 Challenge: Vintage Mystery Challenge


Bev at My Reader's Block is hosting the Vintage Mystery Challenge again in 2012.  This was one of my favorite challenges in 2011.

The idea is to read mysteries by more than one author, all published before 1960. 

This year, Bev has several "vintage themes" to choose from or invites participants to make up their own theme.

Click the button or the link above to go to the main challenge post for more details.

I am using two of Bev's suggested themes, signing up for the Golden Age Girls  and Cherchez le Homme categories to read eight books by female authors or featuring female detectives and eight by male authors or featuring male detectives.

I have in mind reading more Agatha Christie, because I read a couple in 2011 and loved them. My plan is to start with this:

Murder on Board, an omnibus edition of three novels by AC: The Mystery on the Blue Train, Death in the Air, and What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw.

Another possibility include a couple of pre-1960 Helen McInnes books, perhaps  Assignment in Brittany (1942). Friends and Lovers (1947), Rest and be Thankful (1949), or North from Rome (1958), all on my TBR shelf now.



Last updated December 27, 2012.  I read 5 of my 8 female books, and only 3 of my 8 male books. Uh oh. Better luck in 2013!


  1. Have fun with the challenge!

  2. Welcome back! Glad you'll be joining us again.

  3. I know you'll love Agatha Christie.

    I'm sure I've read her entire work over my lifetime - and have also re-read lots ( and will continue to). She never fails to entertain.

    Have fun!


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