Thursday, January 5, 2017

Challenge Complete: The Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt 2016




Successfully finished the Vintage Cover Scavenger Hunt 2016 hosted @ My Reader's Block. Read 14 Golden Age Mysteries for the challenge.

1. A Town Scene: Murders in Praed Street by John Rhode



2. Hand Holding WeaponMystery at Greycombe Farm by John Rhode

Avoiding the original cover as that contains a spoiler


3. Clock/ Timepiece: Haunted Lady by Mary Roberts Rinehart



4. Skull: Death of My Aunt by C.H.B. Kitchin



5. Knife: The Great Tontine (Victorian Villainies) by Hawley Smart

The woman, with her ghostly pallor, seems more frightening.


6. Streetlamp (Chandelier/ Candle/ Etc.): Satyanveshi Vyomkesh by Sharadindu Bandopadhya

Thanks to Bev for allowing Streetlamp in this category


7. Just One Person; Death in the Wrong Room by Anthony Gilbert



8. Staircase: Before the Fact by Francis Illes



9.  Two People: Trent's Last Case by E.C. Bentley



10. More than Two People: Epitaph for a Spy by Eric Ambler


11. Library or a Book: The Rome Express by Arthur Griffiths



12. A Brunette: Case for Three Detectives by Leo Bruce



13. Car/Truck: The Shakespeare Murders by A.G. Macdonell



14 Any Other AnimalPonies and Mysteries by Mary Gervaise



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Needless to add that I enjoyed the challenge immensely. Will soon be signing up for the 2017 edition.

6 comments:

  1. What I like about your choices, Neeru, is the variety in style of the covers you have here. Well done

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    1. Thanks Margot but they were not deliberate choices. I just read them and then tried to find if there was an object on the cover that fitted the bill. Thank God, Bev gave us plenty to choose from.

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  2. I have been meaning to read Case for Three Detectives and Trent's Last Case for a long time. Maybe in 2017. All of these look interesting.

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    1. Case for Three Detectives is good both in its mystery and humour. I didn't like Trent's Last Case but others do like it a lot. Looking forward to your views on them.

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  3. Thanks so much for playing along with me! Great covers.

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    1. Thanks Bev for hosting the challenge, year after year.

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