Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2011

Over at My Reader’s Block Bev has started (and in fact already completed!) a year-long challenge for 2011 – to read a pre-determined number of classic detective stories of a pre-1960 vintage. There are several challenge levels to commit to and one can of course change as it progresses  – these levels are:

In a Murderous Mood: 4-6 Books
Get a Clue: 7-9 Books
Hot on the Trail: 10-12 Books
Capture the Criminal: 13-15 Books
Take ‘Em to Trial: 16+ Books


The Golden Age Girls: Read 5-7 books from female authors from the vintage years
Cherchez Le Homme: Read 5-7 books from male authors from the vintage years

Having begun late, I have set myself the task to read 16+ eligible books before the year is out … could be a near thing frankly. Having started late, I shall present a revision of one I wrote at the end of January …The Beast Must Die (1938)

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2 Responses to Vintage Mystery Reading Challenge 2011

  1. Bev says:

    Welcome to the Challenge! Good luck–I think it’s great that you’re going for the top level even though you’re starting late. There’s plenty of time left!

  2. Thanks for the encouragement Bev – I think I’m going to need it!

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