Vintage Mystery Cover Scavenger Hunt 2016:
There are two choices. Participants can play along in either the Golden or Silver Mystery Eras or both. There is a Silver Age and a Golden Age Checklist (both have the same items).
For the purposes of this challenge, the Golden Age Vintage Mysteries must have been first published before 1960. Short story collections (whether published pre-1960 or not) are permissible provided all of the stories included in the collection were originally written pre-1960.
Silver Age Vintage Mysteries may be first published any time from 1960 to 1989 (inclusive). Again, Silver Age short story collections published later than 1989 are permissible as long as they include no stories first published later than 1989.
There lots of rules and explanations, so if you are interested in the challenge, click on the link above.
This is the perfect challenge for me since I love old paperback editions and collect as many as I can afford. I am not going overboard in my goals; I plan to aim for six Golden Age Mysteries and six Silver Age Mysteries that fit the rules of this challenge. More than that will just be a bonus.
The checklist for the Silver Age edition:
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