Even though I cut way back on challenges in 2013, I can't resist the Vintage Mystery Challenge that Bev hosts on My Reader's Block. The idea is to read mysteries first published prior to 1960.
This year, Bev has a "Scattegories" theme requiring participants to read eight books, each from a different category. Click on the button or link above for all the details or to sign up.
I only got through five of my eight and only reviewed two of those. Only one was on my original list of possibilities.
- The Tuesday Club Murders by Agatha Christie (A Calendar of Crime), reviewed here;
- Beast in View by Margaret Millar (Amateur Night), reviewed here;
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier (Jolly Old England), not reviewed;
- Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh (Leave it to the Professionals), not reviewed;
- Strong Poison by Dorothy L. Sayers (The Old Bailey), not reviewed.
These are on my TBR shelves now, so tempt me the most. Notes on which category they apply to are in parenthesis.
- The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (World Traveler)
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier (Jolly Old England)
- Old Mrs. Camelot by Emery Bonett (Staging the Crime)
- Too Much of Water by Bruce Hamilton (Murder on the High Seas)
- Ashenden: or The British Agent by Somerset Maugham (Leave it to the Professionals)
- Anatomy of a Murder by Robert Traver (The Old Bailey or Book to Movie)
- An Oxford Tragedy by J. C. Masterman (Murder is Academic)
- The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins (Country House Criminals)