Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Vintage Mystery Challenge 2013, Completed!

The lovely Bev, at My Reader's Block, has been hosting The Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge for a few years now, and I never fail to sign up.  This challenge has broadened my reading habits, and it's a joy to participate in every year.  So now that I'm done, it's time to recap everything I read for the challenge itself.  I ended up reading 16 books, and here they are in order.

1.  Murder in the Mews by Agatha Christie - Get Out of Jail Free
2.  The Sleeping Bride by Dorothy Eden - Wicked Women
3.  The Confession & Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart - Psychic Phenomena 
4.  The Deadly Travellers by Dorothy Eden - World Traveller 
5.  Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie - Repeat Offenders
6.  Lost Ecstasy by Mary Roberts Rinehart - Yankee Doodle Dandy  
7.  That Which is Crooked by Doris Miles Disney - Amateur Night
8.  Puzzle for Players by Patrick Quentin - Staging the Crime
9.  A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - Colorful Crime
10.  The Unsuspected by Charlotte Armstrong - Book to Movie
11.  Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie - Murder on the High Seas
12.  Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier - Scene of the Crime
13.  Appointment with Death by Agatha Christie - International Detectives
14.  The Great Prince Shan by E. Phillips Oppenheim - Maliscious Men
15.  Miss Silver Comes to Stay by Patricia Wentworth - Jolly Old England
16.  The Window at the White Cat by Mary Roberts Rinehart - Dangerous Beasts


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Good variety, Ryan. I have never read books by Mary Roberts Rinehart and E. Phillips Oppenheim although they're on my list of books to read. I'm also going to look up "The Unsuspected" by Charlotte Armstrong.

bermudaonion said...

Woo hoo! Way to go!

carol said...

You've got a couple of my favorite authors in there and a few I haven't read yet.

Lauren Hairston said...

Sounds like fun! I might have to give it a go in 2014. Still need to read some Mary Roberts Rinehart.

Tam Francis said...

What a cool idea. I came to this post because I write vintage novels or stories with vintage settings as well as blog about stuff. I hadn't thought of a mystery reading spree! Love it. Very inspired! Thanks!

neer said...

Congrats Ryan. I have three more books to go.

Bev Hankins said...

Yay, Ryan! Congrats on finishing. You realize that you get to claim a prize now, right? Email me at phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com if you'd like a peek in the current prize vault.

Hope you'll join me again in 2014--the rules are already up.