Thursday, 20 December 2012

Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2012 Complete

I was hoping to read 16 vintage mysteries this year. I went on to read 28 mysteries ranging from the earliest published in 1862 to 1953 in three categories London Mystery Tour, Golden Age Girls and Cherchez l'homme.

London Mystery Tour
I decided to read books with London place names in the title not necessarily based in London. So here is my Mystery tour of London streets.

The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Felix1862
The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill1895
The Piccadilly Puzzle by Fergus Hume1889
The Sorceress of the Strand by L T Meade and Robert Eustace1902
The Silent house in Pimlico by Fergus Hume1907
The Middle Temple Murder by J S Fletcher 1919
The Charing Cross Mystery by J S Fletcher1923
The Tragedy of Z- A Drury Lane Mystery by Ellery Queen 1934

Golden Age Girls
The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey 1929
Behold Here's Poison by Georgette Heyer 1936
I am the Cat by Rosemary Kutak1948
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey1948
The Book of the Crime by Elizabeth Daly 1951
The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey1951
I could Murder Her by E C R Lorac 1951
Shroud of Darkness by E C R Lorac1954
Escape the Night by Mignon G. Eberhart1944
Tom Brown's Body by Gladys Mitchell 1949
All new authors to me!

Cherchez l'homme

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins1868
The Great Impersonation by E Philiphs Oppenhiem 1920
Yellow Snake by Edgar Wallace1926
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett 1930
The Postman always rings twice by James M. Cain1934
The Burning court by John Dickson Carr1937
The Problem of the Wire Cage by John Dickson Carr1939
Double Indemnity by James M. Cain1943
Journey into Fear by Eric Ambler1948
The Scarlet Letters by Ellery Queen1953
Except for Wilkie Collins all new authors to me!

Looking forward to Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2013.

1 comment:

Bev Hankins said...

Woo hoo! Great list of books! If you'd like to claim a prize for your 16+ books read, then shoot me an email (phryne1969 AT gmail DOT com) and I'll send you the most recent prize list.