Although I read eight books for this challenge, I failed to get BINGO. I read indiscriminately and can't seem to get a rw of six no matter how I try to make it work. Oh well! There's always 2016!
I'm signing up late for the Vintage Mystery Challenge in the Silver category.
Every year I sign up for the Vintage Mystery Challenge hosted by Bev at My Reader's Block. Last year was the first time I successfully finished, but I've always had fun and the challenge introduces me to authors I haven't read before (Ngaio Marsh and Micheal Innes, for example) and inspires me to read the old mysteries I love but never seem to get around to (Agatha Christie and Rex Stout, for example).
The original idea of the challenge was to read mysteries from the Golden Age of mystery writing, meaning those published prior to 1960. Bev added a "Silver" level last year for mysteries published between 1960 and 1989.
I signed up again this year for the Gold category, but here it is September and I haven't read a single qualifying book. So I decided to re-energize my mystery reading with this late entry into the Silver category. I've binged on five qualifying audiobooks in the last three weeks.
Like last year, there is a BINGO theme this year, which mixes it up a bit. You complete the challenge by filling in six in a row or the four corners and any other two. You can use one Free Space as a wild card to complete the bingo.
I haven't figured out yet what bingo spaces to cover.
- The Butcher's Boy by Thomas Perry (Edgar winner)
- The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side by Agatha Christie
- Cat Chaser by Elmore Leonard
- The Sins of the Fathers by Lawrence Block
- A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie
- The Charm School by Nelson DeMille
- Promised Land by Robert B. Parker
- In the Frame by Dick Francis
Updated December 24, 2015