'I am simply a 'book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them.' L.M. Montgomery

'There are no faster or firmer friendships than those formed between people who love the same books.' Irving Stone

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Vintage Scavenger Hunt Wrap-up

I had a lot of fun getting back into my favorite genre, vintage mysteries, this year, thanks to Bev @ My Reader's Block. I signed up for both the silver and the gold eras. If your not familiar with this challenge, we had to hunt for objects on the covers of our books.  Here's how I faired...

Silver: published between 1960-1989
  1. Dark Nantucket Moon by Jane Langton  1975  (building other than a house)
  2. The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton 1964  (revolver)
  3. The Loch by Janet Caird    1968  (Red-Head)
  4. Fear the Light by Elizabeth Ferrars   1960  (a statue)
  5. No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine 1963  (Brunette)
  6. Airs Above the Ground by Mary Stewart  1965  (Shadowy Figure)
  7. Death at the Cut by Douglas Kiker  1988  (Body of Water)
  8. The Methods of Sergeant Cluff by Gil North 1965  (town scene)

Gold: published pre-1960
  1. The Bells of Old Bailey by Dorothy Bowers  1947  (Skull)
  2. Murder of a Lady by Anthony Wynne  1931  (mansion)
  3. The Silent Women by Margaret Page Hood  1953  (dead body)
  4. The Scarlet Thread by Margaret Page Hood  1956  (tombstone)
  5. The Murders on Fox Island by Margaret Page Hood  1957  (Red-Head)
  6. The Bell on Lonely by Margaret Page Hood   1959   (shadowy figure)
  7. The Crimson Patch by Phoebe Atwood Taylor  1936  (bird)
  8. Death of My Aunt by C.H.B. Kitchin  1929  (bottle/drinking glass)
  9. Drown the Wind by Margaret Page Hood  1961  (just one person)
  10. Unholy Dying by R.T. Campbell 1945  (town scene)
  11. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey  1952 (statue)
  12. Suddenly at his Residence by Christian Brand 1946  (ghostly figure)
  13. Black-Headed Pins by Constance & Gwenyth Little 1938  (holiday decoration)
  14. Murder in Stained Glass: A Miss Trumble Mystery Margaret Armstrong 1939  (building other than house)
  15. Death and the Pleasant Voices by Mary Fitt   1946  (statue)
I hope I got all of these linked up on the review posts over the year! I am so scatter-brained! Looking forward to next year! 

Peggy Ann

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Peggy Ann! Glad you had fun and am looking forward to seeing what you read next year.


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