Sunday, March 4, 2012

Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2012

This challenge is the one that motivated me to get involved with reading challenges.  I love mysteries from the 30's, 40's and 50's. My favorite author, period, is Rex Stout. I have read all the mysteries by  Sayers, Allingham, and Tey and still have a lot of authors I want to read or re-read.

Vintage Mystery Reading challenge 2012
Organized by: My Reader's Block
From January 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012
Goal: Read 8 books in one or more themes. Books must have been written before 1960 and be from the mystery category (crime fiction, detective fiction, espionage, etc.).

 Check this link for rules:

I am going to go for two themes, Golden Age Girls (8 books by a female author) and Cherchez l'Homme (8 books by a male author). I have a few authors in mind but in most cases don't have specific books chosen.

Golden Age Girls
  1. Christianna Brand: Heads You Lose
  2. Christianna Brand: Green for Danger
  3. Ngaio Marsh: Night at the Vulcan
  4. Phoebe Atwood Taylor: The Cape Cod Mystery
  5. Helen Reilly: Lament for the Bride
  6. Helen Reilly: The Dead Can Tell
  7. Agatha Christie: Murder on the Orient Express
  8. Agatha Christie: The Secret Adversary
 Cherchez l'Homme
  1. Eric Ambler: A Coffin for Dimitrios
  2. Akimitsu Takagi: The Tattoo Murder Case
  3. S.  S. Van Dine: The Greene Murder Case
  4. Earl Derr Biggers: The House Without a Key
  5. Cyril Hare: With a Bare Bodkin
  6. Cyril Hare: An English Murder
  7. Rex Stout: Fer-de-Lance
  8. Ed McBain: Cop Hater

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