Bev of My Readers Block is hosting Vintage Mystery Challenge 2012 and just as I did in 2011, I have fallen hook, line and sinker for the challenge.
All books must have been written before 1960 and be from the mystery category (crime fiction, detective fiction, espionage, etc.). Challenge runs from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012. Every participant has to complete at least one theme (minimum 8 books). No matter what theme one chooses, one has to read from at least two different vintage authors.
I have chosen to read from two Vintage Themes (16 books). The themes are,
Deadly Decades: 8 books, one from each time period plus one of your choice (Pre-1900s; 1900-09; 1910-19; 1920-1929; 1930-1939; 1940-1949; 1950-59).
Golden Age Girls: 8 books by female authors OR 8 books with female detectives.
Thanks to Bev for hosting this great challenge once again. I am sure I’ll have as much (or more!) fun as I did last year!
Pre-1900s: The Big Bow Mystery. Israel Zangwill. (1892)
1900-09: The Hound of the Baskervilles. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (1902)
1910-19: At the Villa Rose. A.E.W. Mason. (1910)
1920-1929: Behind That Curtain. Earl Derr Biggers. (1928)
1930-1939: The Thirteen Problems. Agatha Christie. (1932)
1940-1949: The Body in the Library. Agatha Christie. (1942)
1950-59: 4.50 from Paddington. Agatha Christie. (1957)
Decade of my own choice: 1900-09: In the Fog. Richard Harding Davis. (1901)
Golden Age Girls: 8 books by female authors.
1. The After House. Mary Roberts Rinehart.
2. The Lodger. Marie Adelaide Belloc.
3. A Pocket Full of Rye. Agatha Christie.
4. The Old Man in the Corner. Baroness Orczy.
5. The Moving Finger. Agatha Christie.
6. Evil Under the Sun. Agatha Christie.
7. Death And The Dancing Footman. Ngaio Marsh.
8. The Beckoning Lady. Margery Allingham.
Welcome back! Can’t wait to see what you read. Happy New Year!
Thanks! I can’t wait to start on the challenge. Happy New Year to you too!