Requirements: Golden Card (mysteries published before 1960) Silver Card (mysteries published before 1989) I will be signing up for the GOLDEN CARD level.
Required Books: At least six (one bingo); two bingos encouraged (12 books)
First Bingo (Diagonal)
- Read One Book With a Color in the Title: Red Mystery by A.A. Milne. 1922. [August]
- Read One Book With A Number in the Title: Second Confession by Rex Stout. 1949.
- Read One Book With An Amateur Detective: The Law and the Lady. Wilkie Collins. 1875
- Read One Book With A Professional Detective: In the Best Families by Rex Stout. 1950
- Read One Book Set in England: Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey. 1948
- Read One Book Set in the U.S. And Be A Villain by Rex Stout. 1948.
Second Bingo (Bottom Row)
- Read One book Set in the Entertainment World: Dancers in Mourning. Margery Allingham. 1937 [October]
- Read One book With A Woman in the Title: Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey. 1946.
- Read One Book That Involves a Mode of Transportation: The Singing Sands. Josephine Tey. 1953. [September]
- Read One Book Outside Your Comfort Zone: Brat Farrar. Josephine Tey. 1949
Read One Book That You Have To BorrowFree Space: READ A BOOK BY AN AUTHOR YOU'VE READ BEFORE : The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951 [August]
OneAnother Book Set in the U.S.: Where There's A Will by Rex Stout (November)
In the Best Families by Rex Stout
Second Confession by Rex Stout
And Be A Villain by Rex Stout
The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey
Miss Pym Disposes by Josephine Tey
Brat Farrar. Josephine Tey. 1949
The Daughter of Time. Josephine Tey. 1951/1995. Simon & Schuster. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]
The Singing Sands. Josephine Tey. 1953.
Dancers in Mourning. Margery Allingham. 1937.
Red Mystery by A.A. Milne. 1922.
The Law and the Lady. Wilkie Collins. 1875
Where There's A Will by Rex Stout. 1940.
NEED TO READ (as of July 18) 1 more books:
Read One book Set in the U.S.
Here are the rules:
* All books must be from the mystery category (crime fiction, detective fiction, espionage, etc.). The mystery/crime must be the primary feature of the book--ghost stories, paranormal, romance, humor, etc are all welcome as ingredients, but must not be the primary category under which these books would be labeled at the library or bookstore.
*Challengers may play either the Silver Age or Golden Age Card—or both. For the purposes of this challenge, the Golden Age Vintage Mysteries must have been first published before 1960. Golden Age short story collections (whether published pre-1960 or not) are permissible provided all of the stories included in the collection were originally written pre-1960. Please remember that some of our Golden Age Vintage authors wrote well after 1959--so keep an eye on the original publication date and apply them to the appropriate card. Silver Age Vintage Mysteries may be first published any time from 1960 to 1989 (inclusive). Again, Silver Age short story collections published later than 1989 are permissible as long as they feature stories first published during the declared Silver Age years and include no stories first published later than 1989. Yes, I admit my dates are arbitrary and may not exactly meet standard definitions of Golden or Silver Age.
*Challenge runs from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Sign up any time between now and November 30, 2014. Any books read from January 1 on may count regardless of your sign-up date. If you have a blog, please post about the challenge and a little bit about your commitment—if you’re going Silver or Gold…or maybe some of each. Then sign up via one of the linkys found below. And please make the url link to your Challenge post and not your home page. (Links that do not follow this rule will be removed.) If you decide to go for broke and try to score on both cards, you only need sign up once--pick a card, any card for your link.
*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.
*No double-counting. A book may not count for both the original category (say, "Woman in the Title") and as the Free Space to replace "mode of transportation." A second "Woman in the Title" would need to be read to complete the Free Space and replace "mode of transportation."
*BINGOS may be claimed by completing all spaces in a row--horizontally, vertically, or diagonally. You may also claim a “Four Corner” BINGO by reading a book for each of the four corners plus two more spaces—any two. A valid BINGO must have six complete spaces.
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