Every year I set myself the goal to read a hundred books on Goodreads but I’d like to add one more specific mystery challenge. As the vast majority of my reviews here are of vintage mysteries, I have decided to do the Vintage Mysteries challenge from My Reader’s Block.
I am undertaking to complete Golden Age reads at the Chief Constable level meaning I aim to find one book for each category. Below is a table with each of the categories I am aiming to complete. The original scorecard can be found on the link above. As I meet each one I will put a hyperlink to the corresponding review underneath.
Challenge Status: Complete as of 12/31/2018!
Golden Age Reads
|An Academic||Pseudonymous Author||During a recognized holiday|
|Crime-solving duo||Number in the Title||A historical crime|
|An amateur detective||Color in the Title||Time/date/etc in the Title|
|In the medical field||An animal in the Title||Time of the crime is crucial*|
|A journalist/writer||Means of murder in the title||During a weather event|
|An artist/photographer||Reference to a man or woman in the title||During a trip/vacation/cruise, etc|
|Retired from or in the armed forces||Book published under more than one title||During a performance of any sort|
|Matriarch/patriarch of the family||Title contains two words beginning with same letter||During a special event: birthday, village fete, etc.|
|At a Country House||Death by drowning||It won an award of any sort|
|On a mode of transportation||Crime involved fire/arson||It made a “best of” list|
|On an Island||Death by poison||Has been read/reviewed by a fellow challenger at any time|
|Set in a Small Village||Death by knife/dagger/etc||Out of Your Comfort Zone|
|At a school||Death by strangulation||Has been on your TBR list|
|Set in a hospital/nursing home||Death by shooting||An author you’ve never tried|
|Features a courtroom scene||At least two deaths with different means||It’s by an author you’ve read & loved before|
|In a locked room||Death by blunt instrument||Book made into film/tv/play|