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Monday, December 5, 2011

Bev's Vintage Mystery Challenge

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Here are my themes and list of books I have chosen for this fun challenge with books published before 1960!

Female Authors:
Mary Roberts Rhinehart  'Episode of the Wandering Knife'  1950
Maureen Sarsfield  'Murder at Beechlands'  1948
Maureen Sarsfield  'Murder at Shots Hall'  1945
Carolyn Wells  'Raspberry Jam'  1920
Gwenyth and Constance Little 'The Black House'  1862
Agatha Christie  'The Tuesday Club Murders'  1932
Alice Tilton  'Dead Ernest'  1944
Mildred Davis  'They Buried a Man'  1953

Male Authors:
John Dickson Carr  'The Case of the Constant Suicides'  1941
Cornell Woolrich  'The Black Curtain'  1941
Edgar Wallace  'Clue of the Twisted Candle'  1918
Frank Froest  'The Grell Mystery'  1913
John Dickson Carr  'The Three Coffins'   1935
Herbert George Jenkins  'Malcolm Sage, Detective'  1921
Richard Harding Davis  'In the Fog'  1901
Edmund Crispin  'The Moving Toyshop'  1946

Authors born in Ireland/Scotland:
Sheila Pim  'Creeping Venom'  1945  Dublin Ireland
Eilis Dillon 'Death at Crane's Court'  1953  Galway Ireland
Michael Innes  'Death at the President's Lodging'  1958 Edinburgh Scotland
Freeman Wills Crofts  'The Pit-Prop Syndicate'  1922  Dublin
Eilis Dillon  'Death in the Quadrangle'  1956  Galway Ireland
Le Fanu  'The House by the Churchyard'  1863  Dublin Ireland
Nicholas Blake  'There's Trouble Brewing'  1947 Ballintubber Ireland
Josephine Tey  'A Shilling for Candles'  1936  Inverness Scotland


  1. You've got some good ones lined up! I can't wait for 2012 to begin.

  2. I really enjoyed Lady Audley's Secret and The Daughter of Time. There are so many authors I haven't read though so it's going to be really interesting to read what you think of them.

    BTW - which mountains are in your great header photo?


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