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I'm signing up @My Reader's Block, for Bev's annual Vintage Mystery Challenge. This year she is doing a Bingo theme challenge with a Silver and a Golden score card. Silver is mysteries written between 1960-1989 and Golden is pre-1960. Each score card is broken down into 36 categories. It takes 6 categories to make a bingo and you are allowed one free space* if you can't fill one category to make a bingo. I am going for one bingo in both Golden and Silver, for a total of 12 books.
Sample of a score card. Both Silver and Golden have the same categories, but of course have different publishing date restrictions.
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Did I mention there are prizes involved?
Books I'm planning to read:
Behold Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer 1936
The Crimson Patch by Phoebe Atwood Taylor 1936
Death in Five Boxes by Carter Dickson 1938
Susan Hopley or The Adventures of a Maid Servant by Catherine Crowe 1842
Sleep While I Sing by L.R. Wright 1986
The Case of the One Penny Orange by E.V. Cunningham 1977
Three Days for Emeralds by Mignon Eberhart 1988
Don't Point That Thing at Me by Kyril Bonfiglioli 1972
*One Free Space per card—you may use your Free Space to cover any spot on the board. The Free Space book must fulfill one of the categories from the card, but it may fulfill ANY space you like—even a category you have already fulfilled. For example…if you are having trouble finding a book to meet the “mode of transportation” category, but you really need that space to complete a BINGO then you may read a book that meets any other category on the board and use your Free Space to claim the “mode of transportation” space.